Law firm KN Associates will no longer hire UON graduates after riots

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A Nairobi based law firm KN Associates LLP has issued threats to deny employment and pupillage to students from the University of Nairobi following the recent unrest displayed by students from the varsity. The firm that did so through Twitter has received mixed reactions from different quarters. Below is the tweet they sent out to give a stand against what they called ‘hooliganism’ by the students.

Below are reactions by Kenyans on Twitter with some highlighting that the Managing Partner at the firm Mugambi Nandi is a Nairobi University alumni and should therefore be more understanding to the situation.

On Saturday a section of students from the same university went on a rampage and destroyed property valued at millions of shillings as they protested a ban to cook in their hostels. The equipment had been set up in preparation for an event by the US embassy and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. The event nishowpower was to push for voter registration and anti-violence campaigns among the youth. This comes weeks after the students destroyed property over results of SONU elections.

This calls for action from the government against students who are putting their future and those of other students at risk. It also cannot become common for Nairobi residents to live fearing for their lives because they never know when protests will erupt. Such scenes and many other seen in the country are a sign of the state of the country as a whole. It also does not set the best foundation for next year’s general elections.

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