- University staff in one of the institutions in Kenya were held hostage for hours by irate students on Tuesday, February 28
- The students were irked when the staff refused to give them their certificates two months after graduation
Angry students in one of the public universities in Kenya on Tuesday, February 28, detained university staff in their officers for an hour after they failed to give them their certificates.
The Maseno university students who had graduated two months ago prevented the staff members from leaving their offices when it clocked 5 pm, demanding that they be issued with their certificates immediately.
Some of the students had travelled from as far as Mombasa and Wajir, Nairobi News reports.
"This is not the first graduation they are handling. It is all about a don't-care attitude among the staff who think students deserve no respect," one of them said as quoted by the news portal.
The university staff threatened to call the police to rescue them from the irate students.
Maseno University is one of the leading public universities in Kenya.
However, the institution has been characterised by persistent student unrest that has seen property worth billions destroyed and the university closed indefinitely.