By Wanja Waweru
Financially- strained University of Egerton has revealed steps to fire hundreds of employees.
The institution did not provide a start date for sending staff members home, though.
Academic and non-academic workers at the institution in Njoro are in a panic as a result of the news.
Vice-Chancellor Isaac Ongubo Kibwage said the notice to retrench hundreds of workers issued last year was still valid.
“The notice of intention to declare redundancies is still active,” said Prof Kibwage in a statement posted on the university website yesterday.
Asked to shed light on the number of non-teaching and academic staff who will be sent home, the VC said: “That I cannot tell you. But it will be across all cadres. Once we identify the staff then I can be sure of the number. It will be a consultative exercise.”