Meru University Closed Indefinitely

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The Meru University of Science and Technology in Meru, North Eastern Kenya, was closed indefinitely on Monday following the students' strike.

The institution's senate announced made the announcement after convening a meeting to deliberate on the issue.

"Arising from this unrest, the Senate resolved that the University be closed indefinitely, and all students must vacate all the university campuses with immediate effect," said the senate in a memo.

The senate further suspended the tenth graduation, scheduled for March 11, until further notice.

The students took to the street to demand the reinstatement of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, who had been sent on terminal leave over "poor performance".

The riots paralyzed transportation along Meru-Maua Road for the better part of the day as they engaged police in running battles.

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