University of Nairobi Lecturer Dr. Richard Bosire accompanied by his students have protested against Chinese take over of the University lecturer halls. (Watch Video of Dr. Bosire Protesting).
The Institution has, however termed his sentiments as misleading and ill-intentioned.
“His sentiments are personal and do not reflect the correct position,” said the director of corporate affairs. The University has further stated that the students had been assigned a different lecture hall contrary to what had been stated in the video that they had been locked out of their classes.
The video of students and lecturers protesting against being kicked out a lecture room at the Confucius Institute in the institutions UoN Towers took to twitter and other social platforms by storm on Wednesday, February 26. The video shows Dr. Bosire stating that they had been barred from accessing a room at the University of Nairobi Towers by Chinese students and they are not going to allow that.
UON director of corporate affairs John Korir has however responded to the matter saying that the university is looking into the matter.
Chinese writings and graffiti were seen in the entrance of the room where the protests were recorded from.
“Where do they want us to go? Do they want us to learn under trees? Is it Chinese colonialism? They have gone too far. The Indians built Gandhi wing, donated it to the university in the early 70s, Unesco built Education building gave it to the university, many institutions donate to this university but the Chinese have come to grab this University. It is not right!” Dr. Bosire lamented.
The incident comes a few weeks after another disturbing video of a Chinese man caning a Kenyan waiter at the Chez Wou Restaurant in Kilimani went viral.
A Nairobi court has since ordered the deportation of the four suspects arrested at the restaurant.