University students demand money for condoms
06 October 2014, 10:29
Nyeri - Students of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DKUT), Nyeri campus, have decried lack of money to buy condoms due to the delayed release of funds by Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
The students, who disrupted learning activities in the institution while protesting over the delay funds, said they were experiencing hardships in campus.
They have been protesting since Thursday complaining that they do not have money for accommodation fees, food among other necessities.
They blocked and paralyzed transport along Nyeri-Mweiga-Nyahururu road where they also attempted to rob and stone some motorists.
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They displayed empty wallets and worn out shoes and shirts during the protests as they waved twigs along the streets.
The University administration has decided to close down the institution indefinitely to avert the growing crisis which was almost getting out of hand.
In a memo, the students were given one hour to clear from the school in presence of tight security provided by armed anti-riot police officers.
The police were forced to use teargas to disperse the students who had barricaded roads with stones.
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