On the 12th March 2015 Uhuru Kenyatta was scheduled to visit USIU-A. However, Ruto graced the university with his presence instead as Uhuru could not make it for the event. Students eagerly looked forward to and prepared for the Thursday event. However, on arriving at the school gates they knew so well and have used during their entire time at the college, they were swiftly "shooed" away.
Students were sent to use an old entrance that leads into the back of the university and the school hockey fields. No prior warning or notice was given causing expected confusion and irritation. Students travelled dutifully to class only to be forced to use a motorbike to get to their class. The boda bodas are not a safe mode of transport and reports of accidents have been reported in the past years. Nonetheless, school guards pointed wary students to these bikes in order to use a route to school they had probably never used before. This transport would cost between 40 to 50 shillings one way and the school did not offer any form of compensation for the students trouble.
Students relied on information through rumours and texts to one another to keep updated.
Thousands of students apply to USIU and put their trust in an institution that in one swift moment turned these students away from their gates. If there were no students, would there be a school? Nonetheless, such injustices will be forgotten and swept under the rug in order to avoid "ruffling any feathers". A sad day for USIU students to realise their value in this prestigious in college as they clutch a boda boda while it glides over bumps and potholes to a gate they have never used. "