At least, several universities have moved in to assist cabinet secretary for Education Prof Jacob Kaimenyi get out students out of the streets. Using memos and circulars, numerous public universities informed students that the government is not increasing fees any time soon and so the ongoing strike is misplaced and immature.
At Kenyatta University, Prof Â John Okumu, the DVC in charge of Academics, Â released a memo stating the ministry of higher education, science and technology has not informed the university of plansÂ to increase fee.
“To the best knowledge of the administration, no public university has received such communication. . .treat any information [regarding fee increment] as mere speculation,” reads the memo.
At Moi University main campus, students were split in the middle, with some joining their counterparts while others continuing with the studies.
The University of Nairobi, Maseno University, Egerton University and technical University of Kenya [formerly Kenya Polytechnic] however hit the streets, giving the police a heck of time as incidents of hooliganism and petty thefts were reported.