Daystar University students in rare boycott, protest on Twitter

Anti riot police at Daystar University Athi River campus on November 16, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESYAnti riot police at Daystar University Athi River campus on November 16, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESY

By HILARY KIMUYU

Students of Daystar University boycotted classes on Thursday to protest fee hikes and dilapidated facilities.

The boycott affected its Valley Road and Athi River campuses and is being led by officials of the Daystar University Students’ Association (Dusa).

The students claim that despite paying high school fees, the institution has substandard facilities.

They flooded Twitter to share details of the bad services they have been getting.

The students union officials say they want Vice Chancellor Timothy Wachira to step down due to “mismanagement of funds and misplaced priorities.”

The officials said the boycott will continue until they meet the University’s council because “the vice chancellor can’t handle” their grievances.

 

 

Here is how the students expressed themselves on social media.

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