Elgeyo Marakwet County Residents Vow to Stand With Tolgos Over Moi Varsity VC

Elgeyo Marakwet County residents demonstrate in Iten Town over Moi Varsity VC appointment.   Photo/Courtesy

Elgeyo Marakwet County residents demonstrate in Iten Town over Moi Varsity VC appointment. Photo/Courtesy

Elgeyo Marakwet residents have taken to the streets of Iten town in a show of support for of their Governor Alex Tolgos over the Moi University Vice Chancellor stand off.

The residents who carried placards and chanted slogans in support of Governor Tolgos said they are against the harassment of their leaders by the government.

Governor Tolgos had joined his Uasin Gishu counterpart Jackson Mandago and MPs who led a protest to Moi University demanding for the appointment of a substantive Vice Chancellor.

The Governors were against the appointment of acting VC Prof Laban Ayiro terming it a ploy to block Prof Isaac Kosgey, who had topped in the interviews from taking over.

The two Governors and four MPs from North Rift region are currently at the CID headquarters in Nairobi where they are recording statements on the protest they led at Moi University main campus a week ago.

They leaders were summoned and are being interrogated following their protests and alleged ethnic incitement on the appointment of Professor Laban Ayiro as acting vice chancellor.

Through his social media page Marakwet East MP Kangogo Bowen supported the North Rift Leaders and warned Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery against intimidating elected leaders.

“Nkaissery should stop the intimidation of elected leaders because they have a constitutional right to defend their people,”said Bowen.

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