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Northrift leaders vow to disrupt Moi University graduation

21 September 2016, 11:43 Elvis Wasike

Eldoret - Northrift leaders have vowed to disrupt the Moi University graduation ceremony scheduled for Friday if a Kalenjin, Isaac Kosgey is not appointed the Vice chancellor.

Led by Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago and his counterpart Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos, MPs Oscar Sudi, Silas Tiren and James Bett said they will mobilise the community to barricade roads leading to the university until their voice is heard.

"We have enough trees; we will cut them down and close all roads. It will not be business as usual unless Kosgey is appointed the New VC," they said.

Speaking at the University premises on Tuesday, the leaders said they want nothing less than Kosgey's appointment.

"As Kalenjin leaders, we are disappointed with Matiangi's decision to appoint Laban Ayiero instead of Isaac Kosgey who topped in the recently completed interview. We demand the interview results be made public," they pointed out.

They called upon the education CS to tell them the criteria he used to appoint Ayiero.

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The leaders condemned Matiangi for purporting that Kalenjin are not learned and cannot lead such an institution.

They questioned the Ministry of Education for reducing annual capitation to KES 2 billion thus paralyzing the University activities.

"How will the institution run its affairs such as confirming casuals and development if they don't have enough funds?" they wondered.

They called on the institution management to stop opening satellite colleges but instead use the 3,000 acres to expand the institution.

However, the chairman of National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Francis Ole Kaparo through a press statement to newsrooms condemned the leaders' move as unfortunate.

"It is stunning, abhorrent and disgusting to see such leaders who should be on the forefront in upholding the Constitution, stoop that low.

“Our public Universities are not ethnic and it doesn’t matter where they are located. Any Kenyan has a right to study and work in any university,” Mr Kaparo said.

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