Moi University located in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County has been closed indefinitely.
The decision was reached at after a high-stakes meeting by the university’s Senate held on Wednesday.
“At its special meeting, held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, Senate resolved to suspend teaching and learning activities at the main campus indefinitely due to the industrial action by the university staff which has affected university operations.
“Subsequently, students at the Main Campus are directed to vacate the hostels and leave university premises by 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 28, 2021,” read the statement in part.
All learning programmes were also suspended as a result.
The notice, however, noted that the closure would only affect the main campus and that activities at the institution’s satellite campuses would remain uninterrupted.
Protests had erupted in Moi University on Monday, October 25, after lecturers took to the streets to make their grievances public.
The staff had not been paid for the last three months while the school’s farm workers were yet to receive their 13-month salaries.
The lecturers called on the government to listen to their plight, failure to which they would not go back to class.
The tutors demanded University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Isaac Kosgey’s audience, saying that he ought to explain why they had not been paid.
In addition, they demanded the an overhaul of the University’s leadership.
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