Moi University Vice Chancellor Prof Richard Mibei has dismissed the demonstration that had been called by Moi university community led by County Assembly Ward Representative Hillary Muttai over the planned outsourcing of services by the institution
According to acting Deputy VC Prof Chepkuto, the tendering of Security and Cleaning services will continue as it was in line with recent government requirements in a bid to minimise operational costs in running public institutions.
He added that the allegations that some employees would be laid off were baseless as there was no such intention.
Hon Mutai wants the tendering process stopped and security and cleaning services given to the university community a move the institution has described as unprocedural.
A source within the administration alleges Hon Mutai was bitter with the university administration after his demand for employment positions he wanted awarded was declined.
Demonstrators have barricaded the main entrance leading to the main campus causing matatu snarl up a move that has greatly inconvenienced commuters to and from Moi University.
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