Following the threats by local politicians to disrupt the graduation ceremony at Moi University, security has been beefed up. The road leading to the university is now manned by anti riot police on foot and patrol cars. Venue of the event has also been secured by the police.
Yesterday, the outgoing VC Prof. Richard Mibey handed over office to the embattled acting VC Prof. Laban Ayiro appointed by CS. Fred Matiang’i.
4569 students are expecteded to graduate in the two day ceremony. Thousands of visitors are attending the event at the University’s graduation square.
Senator from Elgeyo Marakwet County Kipruto Murkomen has added his voice to the stand off in a statement he issued on his social media timeline.
Murkomen said the programmes by the institution including the graduation ceremony should not be disrupted and urged Kenyans to support efforts to ensure the graduation is conducted successfully.
“Moi University is a universal institution of higher learning and its programmes must proceed as per the set university calendar. I, therefore, urge all Kenyans to fully support efforts to ensure that the upcoming Moi University graduation ceremony is successful,” Murkomen said.