11 Masinde Muliro students suspended for 2 years over riots

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Eleven students of Masinde Muliro university have been suspended for two academic years for allegedly inciting riots in September.

Among them is Vincent Lumala, chairman of the Masinde Muliro University Students Organisation (Mmuso).

They were suspended for taking part in the unrest and causing destruction of property.

Prof Thomas Sakwa, the acting Academic Registrar, said the university’s senate made the decision on Tuesday.

The decision came after the students faced the welfare and disciplinary committee last Wednesday.


Two did not turn up while three cleared of accusations of indiscipline.

Prof Sakwa said the senate was arranging for the two students to respond to their cases of indiscipline.

The professor said the school resolved to suspend the 11 students for the sake of peace.

“The decision was for the interest of maintaining peace at the university,” said Prof Sakwa.

“It was informed by the interest and welfare of all students who want to enjoy their right to learn in a peaceful environment.”

Prof Sakwa said academic programmes resumed after students who were sent home during the riots reported back between October 8 and 14.

The learners paid a fine of Sh950 for damages to property and were asked to clear fee balances readmission.

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