Moi University Students Organization (MUSO), the student’s guild at Â the institution’s main campus will today host the last and final presidential-style debate to elect the Chairman; the debate is termed in Moi’s political lexicon as “crossfire”. Yesterday did the university host the same debate, but for the Secretary General’s post among others.
The Eldoret based university with a student population of over 10,000 at its main campus heads to the polls on Friday amidst heightened national debate over the ICC cases ongoing at the Hague, with clear cracks emerging along the national, as well as tribal ethnic lines.
Already, frontrunners of the Chairmanship position includes one Kipsaro Arap Boit, a favourite in the “Jubilee alliance” and who is facing a political war-chest from a George Bush whose main vote block are the CORD leaning students.
“It is bad politics here; very tribal,” revealed a student who claims she will not vote, saying the university timed the elections at the wrong time to ‘their’ candidates a political mileage.
The crossfire will be held at the institution’s famed Lecture Hall 3 where Robert Ouko is said to have made his last address before he was found dead a week later in Got Alila, Kano.
MUSO, the students organization is increasingly producing figures in the national politics, key among whom includes the both Majority leaders in parliament and Senate, the Hon Aden Duale and Kithure Kindiki as well as Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar.
More details to follow