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University of Nairobi closed indefinitely

University of Nairobi students leaving the institution after its closure on October 3, 2017. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG
University of Nairobi students leave the institution after its closure on October 3, 2017. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG 

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has been closed indefinitely and students ordered to vacate halls of residence by Tuesday 9am.

The university Senate resolved to close the institution due to security concerns, the Director of Corporate Affairs John Orindi said.

"We will announce when the institution will re-open," said Mr Orindi.

The development comes in the wake of last week's protest by students which left 27 of them injured.

Last Thursday, the students engaged the General Service Unit riot team in running battles as they protested the arrest of Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili, alias Babu Owino.

The MP, who is a former UoN student leader, was arrested and faced various charges including subversion and uttering abusive words.

Police raided the Nairobi campus to quell the protests and were accused of not only beating up students brutally but also demanding money before releasing them.

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