Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) which was closed indefinitely following student unrest on Monday is set to be reopened soon.

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This is according to the varsity's Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Victoria Ngumi.

Prof Ngumi's sentiments comes after she held talks with Central Regional Security team led by the Regional Commissioner (RC), Wilfred Nyagwanga, the University student leader, Clinton Osoro and Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria on Wednesday.

“The Senate is the one that decided to close the school after weighing the situation. From the ongoing deliberations and assurances, we hope to re-open soon. The school looks dull and we want our students back,” she said on Wednesday.

Nyagwanga vowed to ensure that the students living outside university premises will be accorded enough security adding that more police will be deployed in Juja.

''The institution is well guarded but the problem is securing students who live outside the university in Juja town. Operations to flush out criminals has started and anyone found will only have themselves to blame,” he said.

Kuria on his part noted that they will ensure that the institution is well guarded by installing street lights.

“We will not allow the university to collapse. We shall lead an extensive operation in the town to rid it of criminals. Also, streets lights will be fixed this week,” said Kuria.

Ngumi added that they have plans to house all students within the university premises.