Nandi County governor HE Dr Cleophas Lagat has cautioned rumour peddlers over the ongoing propaganda of transfer of Koitalel Samoei University from its proposed site in Nandi Hills to Mosoriot.
Speaking today during Madaraka Day celebrations in Kapsabet Dr Lagat termed the attempt by the propagandist as unfounding and baseless and that it will not deter his efforts in seeing that the University is fully established in Nandi Hills, “With regards to Koitalel Samoei University College, I want to state with FINALITY that this is a proposed public institution of Higher Learning, the first of its kind in Nandi County and will be situated at the present day Samoei Secondary School in Nandi Hills. I am saddened by irresponsible peddling of lies to the effect that this university has been relocated elsewhere”, added Lagat.
His sentiments were echoed by Deputy governor Dominic Biwott who maintained that Koitalel Samoei University named after Nandi’s colonial hero Koitalel arap Samoei who was killed in Nandi Hills, will remain in Nandi Hills, adding that plans were on top gear for the president to come and officially lay foundation stone.
The County government has already purchased 100acres of land for the establishment and expansion of the proposed University. Moreover, the recent signing of MoU with University of Nairobi has been seen as milestone towards the realization of the first public institution of Higher learning in the County.