Kenya: Daystar Students Demand VC Timothy Wachira's Resignation


Daystar University students at Athi-River and Valley Road campuses have boycotted classes to demand Vice-Chancellor Timothy Wachira's resignation.

The students, who accused Dr Wachira of mismanagement of funds and poor leadership, demanded an audience with the university's council.

The students alleged that the university was not run in accordance with the charter. They also claimed that there was massive corruption and lack of transparency at the institution.

The students alleged that the VC's poor leadership had undermined academic programmes.

"Many programmes lack adequate facilities yet the university has sunk Sh40 million into the establishment of a law school, which to date, has not admitted a single student," said one student.

The students also complained that in some instances, undergraduate and diploma students, sat in the same classes.

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They lamented that the university had been offering poor services at the hostels and gyms.

Staff members also complained of delayed salaries and lack of morale.

Last year, the students went on strike, forcing the university council to shut down the two campuses.

During the protests, the students condemned the administration's move to invite police officers to harass and forcefully eject them from the university.


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