Uasin Gishu County leaders have asked the management of Moi University to stop setting up satellite campuses.
Speaking on Friday, Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi said the university management should instead focus on strengthening the main campus.
The leaders noted that the setting up of campuses was misplaced since the institution’s main campus is sitting on a 3,000 acre piece of land that is currently underutilised.
“How is it possible that we have land that is underutilised here at the main campus then we go set up satellite campuses that end up stretching resources allocated to the university? We have to close all of them,”Sudi said.
Governor Mandago said he pursued a Sh300 million Agri-business funding for Moi University from Italy but was later surprised to learn that the project was transferred to Kitale Campus.
“As leaders we are wondering why the institution doesn’t concentrate and utilise their resources in developing the main campus,” said Mandago.
The two leaders spoke during the burial of a Moi University security guard who was murdered by unknown assailants on Christmas night while at work.