"These are universities that came up in an area that was predominantly rural.
It is the first time the locals are experiencing such a different form of communication, dress and lifestyle that is characteristic with the student population, "he says.
They also come from diverse backgrounds and subscribe to different cultures.
The last strike they broke into my shop and carried stuff away, and I unable to do anything," he says.
Kisii County deputy governor Joash Maangi has called for understanding between the two factions of society.
To begin with, students have been a well-deserved shot in the arm to Kisii town due to their high spending power.
this has caused a considerably raised the standards of living for residents.
With more than ten universities and many more set to open their doors to students, Kisii town can very well be referred to as a university town.
Kisii University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science & Technology, University of Nairobi, Narok University, Moi University, Mount Kenya University, Africa Nazarene University and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga are some of the institutions that have chosen this serene hilly rainy town tucked away south of the Lake Victoria water basin as home.
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Professor John Akama the Kisii University Vice chancellor says the locals should accept the changes and move with them.
"One of the mandates of a university is community development, these students contribute to community development and it's motivating to see young men carrying out projects in their communities," he says.
Kisii University, a public university with its main campus in Kisii has a population of more than 17,000 students. Combined the student population in town is more than 30,000.