Concerns have emerged that several students at Moi University have been going for days without meals, prompting the institution’s administration to intervene. Moi University administration block.
In an internal memo from the dean of students dated Monday, March 8, it was noted that most of the students were on the brink of starvation.
“It has come to our notice that there are several students who are starving and have been going without meals for some days,” the memo read.
The institution’s dean of student John Ayieko encouraged all students who were unable to afford meals to present their pleas to his office through respective student leaders for immediate assistance.
“This is to request all students to send details of anyone who is starving to the dean of students’ office through class representatives and student leaders,” stated Ayieko.
As this happened, students blamed their leaders for failing to address their grievances.
“The student leaders are a letdown. They know why this is happening but haven’t done anything to help reverse the situation,” said a student at the university’s main campus in Kesses who sought anonymity.
“This memo is just a formality. Our student leaders are obsessed with putting on new, fashionable and expensive clothes but not addressing our concerns,” added the aggrieved learner.
Another student intimated that most comrades were not attending class due to lack of food occasioned by a biting financial crisis. Kind parents build classrooms for kids, leave netizens inspired
“There have also been cases of comrades fainting in hostels due to going for days without meals,” added another student.
The students called on the administration to consider reintroducing cooking in the hostels saying the canteen meals were not affordable to everyone.
“The administration needs to consider allowing us to cook in the hostels and reduce food prices in the cafeteria to avert similar incidents in the future,” said the student.