Speak up against Moi University protests, Ababu tells Kenyatta, Ruto

Ababu Namwamba
Ababu Namwamba

Budalangi Member of Parliament Ababu Namwamba has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto to publicly condemn cases of ethnic discrimination witnessed at the Moi University in Eldoret last week.

Speaking at Sitikho Ward in Webuye West Constituency on Saturday, Ababu said that Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago is not fit to hold public office due to his protests against the appointment of acting Vice Chancellor Professor Laban Ayiro.

On Monday, Governor Mandago stormed the institution to protest the appointment of Professor Ayiro saying he does not come from the community.

Ababu told Mandago to desist from sidelining people from other communities, saying doing so contravenes the Constitution.

Article 10 of the Constitution highlights national values and principles of governance including human dignity, equity, social justice, inclusiveness, equality, human rights and non-discrimination.

Mandago’s protest was followed by demonstrations by university students who expressed support for Professor Ayiro’s appointment.

The professor has since been confirmed as the university’s acting vice chancellor for a period of three months, following the exit of Richard Mibey.

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