13 March 2014

Kenya: More Join Varsity Boycott

Kisii University lecturers yesterday joined their colleagues across the country to protest against failure by the government to release Sh7.8 billion for their salaries and house allowance increment. Uasu Kisii branch secretary Mactosh Onwong'a, said they will in the strike until the money is released.

"We also are striking because our own university has misappropriated Sh31 million released for second phase," he said. "We have mobilised our members and we are ready to go ahead with the strike," Onwong'a said.

The boycott comes a day after students from the institution went on engaged in riots before they were sent home on Tuesday night. He blamed the university administration for riots that rocked the institution. Onwong'a said it is wrong for 'goons' to beat up students who were holding a peaceful demonstration.

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