21 November 2012

Liberia: Senator Calms Nerves in Anti-Kilby Street Protest

It took the intervention of Senator Mobutu Nyepan of Sinoe County to calm the nerves of anxiety of dozens of students demanding the reinstatement or resignation of Auditor General Robert Kilby who returned to the streets Monday to make further push of the "Kilby Must Go' campaign which began last week.

The students who have resulted to street protest as the only option to push AG Kikby to do either of the two demands came out in their numbers before the building housing the General Auditing Commission (GAC) but were interrupted by Senator Nyepan.

Midway into the protest which was more vociferous than the previous one of last week, the Senator made a timely intervention by calling the heads of each of the groupings into a close-door meeting.

Though what was discussed and agreed upon were not disclosed, the protest was dispersed right away and went away the students in a peaceful and orderly manner.

The groupings represented the All Political Youth of Liberia, Liberia National Student Union LINSU, Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) and the Student Unification party of the University of Liberia.

Recently the Auditor General Robert Kilby of the General Auditing Commission {GAC} dismissed over forty employees from the GAC for what he referred to as budgetary constrain of the GAC.

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