In a press briefing, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi has today, April, 22, 2016 announced that 33 students have been expelled, 25 suspended, 143 have been given warnings and 17 acquitted.
Prof. Mbithi also announced the University’s re-opening dates.
“The College of Health Sciences –Level 5 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery will report on Monday April 25, 2016, while the rest of the students who were in session before the closure on April 5, 2016 will re-open on May 3, 2016,” he said.
Further, the Independent Election Petitions Panel received 17 petitions arising from the 2016 SONU elections. The panel has heard and finalized 4 petitions and is currently writing rulings on 12 petitions. 1 petition has not started in earnest.
The Vice-Chancellor revealed that the Senate Committee that was appointed to audit the activities of SONU and review its electoral process with a view to making it more accountable and responsible to the needs of students and the University has produced a preliminary report of their findings. A complete report will be tabled in the next Senate meeting.
The University has also made improvements in the condition of halls of residence by making repairs and maintenance, lighting the surrounding environment and cleaning the hostels and halls of residence. Students applying for hall accommodation will be required to abide by certain rules and regulations so as to maintain order, safety and cleanliness.