Budalangi lawmaker Ababu Namwamba has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to speak out against the incident where politicians stormed Moi University demanding the appointment of Vice Chancellor from the area.
On Monday last week politicians led by Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago stormed the institution protesting the appointment of Prof. Laban Ayiro as the acting Vice Chancellor.
According to Ababu, Mandago’s move was an indicator that he was sidelining people from other communities, something that makes him unfit to hold public office.
Ababu called on the Head of State to immediately intervene in the matter as it was the portraying the country in the wrong limelight.
Students of the institution further held demonstrations in support of Ayiro who was confirmed for the position in an acting capacity for a period of three months.
Governor Madago has so far come out to defend his actions saying that he will never apologize for defending his community as it was being side lined in appointments in the education sector. Mandago dared the interior CS Major Joseph Nkaissery to arrest them saying that they will not be cowed by empty threats from other political quarters.
The governor and the area MP were also involved in the supremacy battles that pitted the University of Eldoret Vice chancellor against the local community. Prof Akenga was almost ousted by the local leadership on the basis of tribal allegiance.
He takes over from Richard Mibey.