Another Strike Looming at Moi University - Uasin Gishu News
Another Strike Looming at Moi University

Another Strike Looming at Moi University

Learning and other key services at Moi University might soon be disrupted.

This is after teaching and non-teaching staff at the Kesses-based University issued a strike notice.

Addressing a media briefing in Eldoret town, officials of the university staff unions said they might be forced to stay away from their work stations due to delay in their February salaries.

We’ve made several attempts to get the salaries but the university not honoured commitment to pay,” said UASU Moi University Secretary General.

He noted that they had resolved to go on strike is the management will not have cleared their salary arrears by April 5, 2023.

According to the university staff union officials, their members have been reduced to beggars due to regular delay in release of their pay.

Some of the Moi University staff union officials addressing the press on March 17, 2023.

We have workers going through very difficult time, they have to borrow money to make ends meet,” Busolo said.


He also dismissed claims that salaries have delayed due to failure by the government to release capitation to public universities.

According to the UASU official, most of other universities who depend on the same capitation have cleared their staff salaries.

Let us be paid like other civil servants. We have children opening schools and it’s shameful that we always beg to be given more time to clear fees,” noted, Mary Chepkwemoi, the Moi University Branch Secretary for the Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU).

Should the staff make good their strike threat, it might affect end of semester examinations set to begin in April.

It will also be the second time in under two years that lecturers and other staff at the university have downed their tools.

Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret town.

In late 2021, learning at the Moi University School of Medicine was disrupted for other two months months after doctor-lecturuers went on strike demanding implementation of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

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