Classes at Machakos Teachers College were disrupted for over an hour on Friday after students staged a peaceful protest against the construction of commercial stalls against its perimeter wall by a private developer.
Led by their teachers and the chairman of the institute’s board, Tito Kitulu, the angry students said the stalls posed a major threat to their safety.
Local assistant chief Musembi Kisalu requested the students not to bring down the structures and promised to handle the issue.
“We are now giving them two weeks to remove the structures from here, for which we will be forced to take other measures,” said Mr Kitulu.
The assistant chief promised to approach his superiors and the college management to find a permanent solution.
Kitulu said that his board has already informed the education ministry about the matter for necessary action.