Moi University on spot over notice to outsource workers

The chairman of the Kenya Farmers Association Uasin Gishu County branch Kipkorir arap Menjo has faulted the decision by Moi University, to outsource catering and casual services.

He said financial challenges facing the institution are yet to be settled but the university has brewed yet another problem.

Workers at the Eldoret based university have threatened to hold peaceful demonstrations on Wednesday henceforth, after the institution resulted to issuing tenders to private companies, to provide them with catering and cleaning services.

The Chairman of
Moi University Workers Union- Wilson Kemboi said they will paralyze all operations at the main campus and push for indefinite closure of the school if the management will not withdraw the tenders.

The workers also said the institution intends to outsource security services, a decision that they say will see a total of 3,000 workers who are employed by the University lose their jobs.

“How do you cut off the hosting community from benefitting from the college by reducing them to spectators?” wondered the former Uasin Gishu ODM chairman, on social media.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof Richard Mibey released a notice signed by him, confirming that the Institution has resulted to outsource workers, in a bid to tame the huge number of workers the university has, for quality service delivery.

”There are many ways of improving service delivery but outsourcing even unskilled labour is not the best option,” said Menjo, on Wednesda.

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