Adventist University Re-opens After Post-election Violence Forced Evacuation
All students not expected to return, however
|Vice-chancellor Dr. Nathaniel Walemba [Photo: UEA, Baraton]
ome faculty, students and staff are returning to the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton after post-election violence in Kenya forced a January 6 evacuation of some 280 people from the campus. The school reopened Monday, January 14, with classes starting two days later.
The school's vice-chancellor, Nathaniel Walemba, said he is expecting some 1,600 students out of the full 2,300-student body to return this quarter. Some of the lecturers have not yet returned from the church's regional headquarters in Nairobi after being evacuated. (Read more on the Kenya crisis)
Walemba said January 16 that only 500 of the 1,200 students who registered online have returned to campus.
Walemba reports the campus is now peaceful: "The government has sent some security reinforcement, including police; they are not always visible but they are there," he said.
-- by Taashi Rowe, Adventist News Network, with AR Staff