MCAs vow to oust University of Eldoret VC

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Majority Leader Josphat Lowoi

Uasin Gishu County MCAs have vowed to prevent the university Vice Chancellor(VC) Professor Teresa Akenga from continuing to serve in the institution.

The county assembly leaders also raised alarm over the kidnap of a student leader at the University of Eldoret, who was later found dumped near Burnt Forest, without proper action being taken by the institution’s leadership.

Led by Assembly Leader of Majority Josphat Lowoi, the MCAs said the students have been divided along tribal and political lines.

‘We cannot allow this to continue and we are asking the ministry of education to replace the VC,’ said Lowoi.

Students at the University of Eldoret went on a rampage on February 12 after allegations that  the university was employing people from outside the community.

Uasin Gishu Senator Isaac Melly, the Members of the County Assembly and Uasin Gishu Independent Youth Organization(UGIYO)had led a demonstration to express their dissatisfaction over the employment process, which they termed as unfair, leading to several demonstrations.

The university has since been shut indefinitely till the matter is resolved.

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