Following the delay of Helb money, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has indicated that he will lead a major demonstration on Thursday. Following the Treasury and Helb’s delays in disbursing monies to students, Owino alleged on Friday that there are university students who cannot afford to buy food.
“Release HELB to COMRADES or WE Release on you. Comrades to prepare for mega Demonstrations across the country next week on THURSDAY should TREASURY and HELB refuse to Disburse MONEY to the University students. Students are dying of Hunger,” Owino said.
He said through a video posted on his Twitter that without Helb, students cannot manage to attend classes or secure accommodation.
“We are giving them at most seven days or less…we shall hold a mother of all demonstration in this country and it is better imagined than experienced. All roads will be closed, the business will be unusual in this nation,” Owino said.
The first-term MP has requested all universities in the country to be prepared for the demonstration. He went on to say that the demonstration will send a strong message to the government for ignoring the university students’ outcry.“Therefore, I urge all students in the nation to mobilise themselves in large numbers and ensure that this demonstration becomes a success. The demonstration will be peaceful. I urge the police to be peaceful, let them not start rioting as usual. Let them not start lobbying teargas at students which will cause unnecessary unrest.”