MP Kathambi’s petition to Parliament that saved Egerton University

When the history of Egerton University’s financial stalemate shall be written, Njoro MP Charity Kathambi’s name will feature for having saved the institution from perennial strikes.

Staff at Egerton University were always on strike due to unpaid or delayed salaries.

An issue that had negative impact on learners as learning kept on being interrupted.

Several cases were launched in court but this seemed not to address the matter.

However, intervention by Njoro MP Charity Kathambi saved the situation.

Kathambi in 2022 petitioned the National Assembly to intervene so that Egerton University that by then had shut could be reopened.

Through the petition, the MP asked Education CS Ezekiel Machogu to provide measures that the government was taking to address the financial crisis.

In a statement tabled before the House, Kathambi called on the CS to also explain why Egerton University had continued to delay payments to their staff.

The legislator through the petition urged the CS to state what arrangements were being put in place to ensure the staff are paid salaries without further delay.

This saw action taken where the National Assembly launched a probe into the financial status of universities and other institutions of higher learning.

And two years down the line, the Lawmaker is a happy person.

Kathambi says, the issue of staff salaries has been addressed.

In a statement to newsrooms, the Lawmaker says her fight to save the Institution was not in vain especially on salary issue.

“I fought for Egerton University and 100% salaries was implemented from January 2024,” she stated.

 

 

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