University of Nairobi students have called on the institution’s administration to call for Students Organisation of Nairobi University (Sonu) elections to avert the on-going demonstrations.
The students who kicked off protests on Thursday reiterated that they will continue with the exercise until their demands are adhered to.
Speaking at the institution yesterday, the students accused UoN vice-chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi of illegally meddling in students affairs.
“It is unfortunate for the administration to continue delaying the exercise in an attempt to unfairly pick on their preferred candidates,” said Jamal Birkan.
They also demanded that the administration should conduct an audit of Sonu funds for the last three years.
“We are aware that millions of shillings could have been squandered by the administration and a section of student leaders,” he said.
Student Ronny Mamba also alleged that there is a secret scheme by the administration to amend a section of the Sonu constitution without involving the students.
“We are not going to accept this. It is malicious that this is being done only days to the election,” said Mamba.
The students cautioned members of the public to avoid State House Road, University Way and Uhuru Highway until the matter is fully resolved.
“We shall exercise our right to picket on a daily basis until we realise Sonu is put in the hands of comrades,” said former chairman aspirant Mike Jacobs.
Jacobs who was expelled by the university Senate last year for being causing chaos was reinstated by the court after he filed an appeal.