By North Rift Politics
Uasin Gishu county Â Governor Jackson Mandago has maintained his stance that students who survived the Garissa terror attack must be thoroughly vetted before being allowed to join Moi University main campus in Kesses.
Mandago said that was the only way to ensure there are no terror elements or their sympathizers who will use the admission to pose security threats at the university.
â€œIt is important that when admitting the students who survived the Garrissa attack extra caution should be taken so that our students are protected from terrorist or their sympathizersâ€, said Mandago.
The Governorâ€™s sentiments comes after the Moi Universityâ€™s Senate announced last month that students who survived the attack at Garissa University College, which is its constituent college, will be allowed to complete their studies at the main campus in Uasin Gishu.
Mandago, who addressed the press in Eldoret on Tuesday after meeting with village elders, stressed the need for the residents of Uasin Gishu to be wary of visitors in their midst and urged them to be vigilant to ensure the county is safe from terror elements.
At the same time the Governor urged the national government to set aside funds for village elders to motivate them in dealing with security matters.
He said it was imperative that the national government gives first priority to security concerns considering that the country has been facing serious security challenges posed by terrorist and cattle rustlers.
â€œThe government can strengthen security by setting aside funds to pay village elders who play a crucial role in handling security issues at their localities,â€said Mandago.