Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Edwin Mogere's badges.

Student suspended for using social media

08 October 2012, 10:43 Edwin Mogere

A student from Meru University college was suspended for one year and forcefully evicted from the institution for using social media to point out the shortcomings of the institution. According to journalist and blogger Dennis Itumbi who broke out the story on twitter, Cyprian Nyakundi was summoned by the University disciplinary committee on 18th of September to answer charges of tarnishing the image of the university through social media.

Nyakundi told Itumbi that during the committee hearings he maintained that he had posted the alleged social media updates. He also pointed out to Itumbi that he had updated about the condition of life at the university. In his facebook and twitter updates he had complained about the  the condition of the road to Nchiru town and unavailability and inadequate stocking of books at the library among others.

On Friday 5th Nyakundi received three letters from the administration. Among them was a warning letter and the others announcing his one year suspension from the institution. All the three letters were authored by the deputy principal a Professor Gitonga N. Mburugu. The last letter even advised him to appeal the decision within fourteen days.

By the time of going to press the matter was trending on twitter with the hashtag  #LetNyakundiTweet. Many of the Kenyans on twitter expressed displeasure on how Nyakundi had been treated. Kinyanjui Njonjo wrote "Stopping the education of a student for saying the truth is unfair". Itumbi who was the first to tweet about the issue even wrote a blog post on his website and even shared the letters sent to Nyakundi.
Ironically the university is a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology which is renowned in information technology. Also in another twist the University has an account on twitter. We shall only wait and see if the campaign on the social media will force the University to rescind their decision to suspend the student.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Cyril Mike Odhiz
Kenyans furious on young lady aft...

A young Kenyan woman is the talk of town after she posted a photo with her elderly lover after a round of steamy sex, or so the photo suggested.  Read more...

Submitted by
Kiplangat langat
Uhuru could be a one term Presid...

Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta could be a one term President if he fails to increase allocations to the counties. Read more...

Submitted by
Mody Sammy
35 year old farmer a new milliona...

A 35 year old farmer from Mpeketoni Lamu county has become the latest millionaire in town as she became winner in the ongoing ‘Shinda Mamili na Story Ibambe’. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Leave your past relationship bagg...

Leave your past relationship baggage at the door when you start a new relationship. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Advice from a young married Kenya...

I was just going to get water in the office kitchen and thought a simple hi was fine until I ended up in an hour long conversation with someone. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Helping you find the type of man ...

To put it simply, you can’t go looking for fish in a meat market; you have to go to a fish market. Read more...