Locals Worried of Attempts to Run Down University of Eastern Africa, Baraton

A section of the residents in Nandi County has come out to condemn spirited attempts by external forces to impede the running and management of the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB).

The irate residents expressed fear that the university which is run by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA) might go the Moi University way if drastic intervention measures are not taken to tame the said forces out to bring it down for selfish and personal interest.

Led by Julius Keter, the residents said it was disheartening to see some of the former workers in collusion with the disgruntled political class to undermine and frustrate efforts by the top management to transform the institution.

We are in total support of the austerity measures the university top management is taking in order to help the institution which has been ravaging in debts and imminent closure so as to remain afloat,” said Keter.

He has alleged a wide scheme through propaganda by outside forces to the effect that the university management has sent packing the majority of workers from the host community with the intention to cause fear and disharmony among the university community.

Sammy Lagat, another resident, said there was an urgent need from the education stakeholders including the political class and former employees to give the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton management the support and goodwill to implement its flagship projects for the benefit of learners and the community at large.

A recently completed E-Learning Centre, one of the flagship projects at the University of East Africa, Baraton.

He stated that the local community stands to benefit immensely from the mega projects being implemented by the institution key among them the modern construction of a primary school, a state-of-the-art hospital, a bakery, and an E-Learning Centre.

Lagat said the multi-million shillings projects would create hundreds of jobs for qualified local youth and castigated critics of the programs run by the said institution of higher learning that accommodates hundreds of students from across the globe.

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