Police Deploys Heavily At Kyambogo Over Lecturers’ Strike

Kyambogo University Tuesday noon remains on alert with police deployment in sight after a section of lecturers and other supporting staff met and resolved to “immediately withdraw services without even having to reconvene on Prof Isaiah Ndiege’ return to his position as vice chancellor.

Nakawa High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene recently ruled that the intention of the University Council to keep Prof Ndiege on indefinite forced leave till his contract expires in 2014, could not be allowed by court, and ordered that he reports back to office.

By press time, Anti-riot police was heavily deployed at Kyambogo University’s administration block. As students’ leaders led by the University guild president holding a meeting.  The Lecturers were seen closing offices as Ndiegi approached them while students jubilated.

Following a month’s staff strike and closure of the university last year, Prof Ndiege was in September, in “public interest”, suspended by the university council but a Parliamentary sectoral committee on education and sports partly exonerated him on allegations of mismanagement, and directed he be reinstated as further investigations are conducted.

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