The ugly head of tribalism bedeviling University of Eldoret has reached unprecedented lows. Armed youths believed to be Kalenjins viciously attacked the VC and left her with serious injurious. She was rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret where she is receiving treatment.
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Akenga has been accused by the area leaders, led by Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago and senator Isaac Melly of giving jobs to outsiders, claims that the VC rubbished. The two have been working overtime to see that the VC is ejected from the university. Isaac Melly led a group of youths and locals to the university to flush out the VC and non-Kalenjin students. The university was shut down indefinitely. The leadership feel that Akenga is an outsider.
The violence has been condemned on social media and leaders from western Kenya.