Government School Suspends Student for Supporting Jubilee Party
Masinde Muliro University Students’ Governing Council Secretary General David Kemboi Kipkosgei has sensationally claimed that his suspension from the school was as a result of his support for the Jubilee government.
Kemboi made the allegations after the Kakamega-based institution suspended him alongside 9 other students on accusations of inciting students to demonstrate, between October 3rd and 5th this year.
The students had paralysed learning after the administration made a controversial decision to increase school fees.
The student leader defended the strike indicating that it was driven by genuine concerns.
“The recent boycotting of classes by comrades was in good faith. The unreasonable fee increment has dealt many students a blow, especially those from very humble backgrounds. Yet when we sought justice through a peaceful demonstration, the administrators summoned the police,” he complained.
Kemboi has admitted that he has plans to vie for a political seat in Uasin Gishu on a Jubilee ticket.
“The decision by the Masinde Muliro University’s Senate to suspend me was malicious and unfounded. I believe it comes down to the fact that I am perceived to be a Jubilee supporter, and this is traditionally a CORD stronghold,” he complained.
The school has however denied the claims, insisting that the decision was not final and would be reviewed by an independent body devoid of bias.