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KU student leaders warn UASU from interfering with studies, say they're ready for reopening tomorrow.

Kenyatta University Student leaders have asked students to report to school tomorrow (Monday) following a directive by the administration.

This comes at a time when the University staff academic staff Union (Uasu) have maintained that the strike is still on.

The university through a paid advertisement in local dailies directed students to report back on Monday in order to resume learning.

The student leaders warned the UASU of interfering with studies stating that they are ready to defend their lectures.

'We dare the UASU members to come and disrupt studies they will find us ready waiting for them,' one of the student leaders said.

He added that they were dragging behind as other universities continuing with studies.

They also called upon other university student leaders to mobilize students and resume studies as UASU can go own striking.

'We are not telling UASU to stop striking let them not interfere with our studies,' he said.

Kenyatta University becomes the second institution to end the lecturers' strike after students were instructed to resume classes on Monday, May 7.

The Vice-Chancellor Paul Wainaina said individual lecturers had agreed to resume teaching and therefore students need to be in class.

'The university management has made necessary arrangements to ensure a continuation of lecturers for the second semester 2017/2018,' Wainaina said.

He said members of the academic staff had individually signed a commitment to undertake their teaching duties and students who have been away should report back.

Wainaina said Labour Court ruling declaring the strike illegal was clear and therefore should be respected.

The university lectures strike commenced since March1.

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Publication:The Star (Nairobi, Kenya)
Date:May 6, 2018
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