Kenyatta University management has apologized to members of the public who were caught up in the Monday demonstration by students.

In the statement issued on Monday evening hours after the demos, the school management attributed the unrest to the deadline for fee payment which is meant to be on October 9, 2019, but the student wanted an extension of the same.

According to Nairobi News, the students were also demonstrating against the suspension of students and student leaders on petty basis, charge on supplementary exams at the university and the sacking of more than 700 casual workers without notice.

The students also complained about the increment of graduation fee from Sh 3,500 to Sh 6,000 without the student body being informed and the students’ school IDs not being replaced even after the students pay the required fees.

During the Monday fracas, the protesting students engaged the police in running battles within the institution and along the busy Thika Superhighway, where traffic flow was disrupted.

The school however said that the demos were caused by just a few students and that a majority of the students remained calm as they went about their activities at the University.

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