Hundreds of armed police officers in uniform and in plainclothes will be deployed today as more than 15,000 students graduate at Mount Kenya and Kenyatta universities. Over 9,000 graduates at MKU will be awarded certificates, diplomas and various degrees in various fields.
MKU Chancellor, Prof Victoria Wulsin (pictured) will preside over the ceremony at her institution’s Graduation Pavilion in Happy Valley along the Thika-Garissa Road where the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Sicily Kariuki, is expected to be the chief guest.
Thika West OCPD Erastus Muthamia on Thursday said police officers will be deployed in and outside the pavilion, its environs, along the highway and in Thika Town.
“We will not take any chance on matters of security,” Muthamia said, adding that they will control traffic along Thika-Garissa highway and other roads leading to Thika town.
Another 6,000 students will graduate at Kenyatta University (KU) and public relations officer Patrick Ndung’u said yesterday Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i is expected as the chief guest.
“We usually partner with the police and the National Youth Service to direct vehicles, graduands and guests and all arrangements have been made for our 40th graduation ceremony,” he added. Members of the public should expect massive traffic jams on the Thika Superhighway around KU and in Thika town.