Residents of Uasin Gishu have asked the government through the Ministry of Health to expand the Intensive Care Facilities at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. This follows death of Robert Maru, an accident victim who could not access the limited ICU facilities at MTRH and was admitted at a private hospital. Maru passed on leaving…
According to the latest report by the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, more than 263 million children and youth around the world are out of school, while more than 250 million children who are in classrooms cannot read and write, unequipped with necessary skills to succeed in school and in life. This situation…
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.
Such is the battle that Matiang’i finds himself in. He is a – Johny come late – fire fighter who is likely to be a casualty. The rot began a long time ago. Prof. Some is quoted to have declared that, “Moi University is a public asset and not a tribe’s private property.” The now Commission for Higher Education boss had had enough of chants of ‘our university’. I hope he is now watching everything on the sidelines, sipping hot coffee in a seventh floor office, smiling at the telly as the breaking news pour in from Kesses.
Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties politicians led by Governor Jackson Mandago today stormed Moi University to demand immediate appointment of the new vice chancellor following retirement of Prof. Richard Mibey.
“They want to give Ayiro to act for two weeks in order to re-advertise the position which is totally Unacceptable. We are demanding that Kosgey who led in the interviews be given the job,”said Gov. Tolgos.
The leadership wrangles at Moi University seem to be taking to another level following the appointment of Prof. Laban Ayiro as the acting vice chancellor. This comes few days after the interviews for the position were carried out. Prof. Ayiro has been acting as the deputy vice chancellor in charge of planning. He is also the university’s Quality assurance Officer.