Moi University Learning Paralyzed As Lecturers and Workers Go On Strike.
Learning has been paralysed in Moi University-Main Campus after lecturers and non-teaching staff took it to the street for peaceful demonstrations over unpaid salaries.
Lecturers and workers today morning held a meeting at the Moi University Administration block and thereafter announced the commencement of their strike immediately.
The meeting that was held today 25th October 2021 included KUTHEA, UASU and KUSU unions.
According to the report, the lecturers and workers said that they have not been paid their salaries for 15 months now and the University Management seems to have ignored them as if all is well. They attribute to lack of pay for all these months to corruption in the Finance Department of Moi University-Main Campus.
The union leaders have said that the dignity of the institution has been highly dented and they can not sit and watch.
According to the Union leaders, the instruction has experienced numerous challenges since Professor Kosgey stepped in.
The unions now take their grievances to the Ministry of Education CS professor George Magoha to take immediate action and evict Professor Kosgey from office.
The KUTHEA chairman said that the institution has not been listening to their woes and urged the VC to address the issues immediately.
KUTHEA secretary said they are in CRB since their children are suffering and they borrowed loans from lending organisations which they are unable to settle. He added that the administration has not been giving leaves to workers.
Currently, there is no learning in the institution and the lecturers plus other workers in the institution have promised to down their tools until their grievances are addressed.
The leaders of the demonstration have given the administration a 10- day ultimatum for their needs to be heard or else they will react.
During the demonstration, the workers flooded up at the academic block of the institution as they aired their demands.
Professor Isaac Sanga Kosgei, the Vice-Chancellor of the University is yet to respond to the matter.