Moi University Senate has suspended teaching and learning activities at the institution’s main campus in Kesses, Uasin Gishu County.
The decision to suspend learning at the university was made on Wednesday following a special senate meeting.
In a public notice, Moi University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. I. N. Kimengich said the closure of the university’s main campus is a result of the ongoing industrial action by the university staff which has affected operations.
“Subsequently, students at the Main Campus are directed to vacate the hostels and leave University premises by 12.00 noon on Thursday 28th October 2021,” read part of the notice addressed to all students at the Main Campus.
“The University Senate and Management Board recognize and appreciate your patience and mature conduct in the past three days. We wish to assure you of our commitment to restoring in University operations as soon as possible to enable you to complete your studies in a timely fashion,” added the notice.
Moi University’s teaching and non-teaching staff have been demonstrating for the last three days as they demand the implementation of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that covers a rise in their salaries and their allowances.
They also accuse the management of failing to remit statutory deductions as delays in salary payments that have led to a pile-up of loan interests.
Union officials at the university on Wednesday called for the overhaul of the management, which they accused of putting their interests ahead of students and their staff.
They asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene and name a new Vice-Chancellor at Moi University, to replace Prof Isaac Kosgey who had been holding the position for the last three years.