Kehancha KMTC students protest over ‘poor management’

Kehancha Kenya Medical Training College

Kehancha Kenya Medical Training College students protest on the Kehancha- Migori highway on January 11, 2022.

Photo credit: Ian Byron | Nation Media Group

Learning at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in Kehancha town, Migori County, was paralysed on Tuesday after students took to the streets over what they termed as a poor learning environment and alleged interdiction of two tutors.

The rowdy students marched along the busy Kehancha- Migori highway, causing a traffic snarl up before police stepped in to quell the tension.

They accused the institution’s management of high handedness and failure to address critical infrastructural inadequacies. Among the issues the students raised included poor sanitation and high handedness by the college administration.  

“The college leadership does not care about the learners’ welfare, we lack basic sanitary amenities,” student leader Wycliffe Omollo told journalists.

He claimed that poor sanitation at the institution had exposed female students to ailments. The students demanded the reinstatement of two tutors who had been interdicted

“The current under-staffing in the college is hindering the students’ preparation for national examinations,” the student leader noted.

 The college Principal Mr Livingstone Muyonga could not be reached for comment as his phone was switched off. 

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