The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor is slowly wiping egg off his face after shooting out an internal memo about insecurity in the campus and female students getting rapped.
The internal memo dated February 24, 2020, seemed to blame the female students saying they “entertained herself in various joints in the city and decided to walk all alone (drunk) from the city centre to the hostels at SWA. Unfortunately, she met her assailants next to KEMU building at around 0500hrs where her bag was snatched and raped in turns by three men.”
Here is the horrid memo.
This caused an uproar, the Vice-Chancellor Stephen Kiama had to apologise. Kiama said the memo was insensitive and does not represent the values of the institution.
“This is therefore to assure all students of our commitment to protect and take care of them at all times,” VC Kiama said.
The VC urged students to always contact the Security and Safety Services office whenever they are facing security challenges.
Here is the new memo asking to be pardoned for sending out the earlier memo.