public universities are facing financial crisis, a factor that is now hindering their day to day operations.
This is according to Kenya Universities Staff Union secretary general Charles Mukhwaya who says lecturers and the supporting staffs are not receiving their monthly salaries in time.
‘‘we want to confirm that our universities are facing a cash crunch and as we speak the government reduced the universities budget by half and things are not well,they can not remit even statutory deductions like NHIF,NSSF and pensions,’’ He said.
He further faulted some universities for misappropriating funds saying that is also a major factor contributing financial crisis.
‘‘I cant rule out corruption in our institution and its true that we face it and we want the relevant agencies to also come in and unravel the same.’’ Mukhwaya stated.
Mukhwaya has also applauded the appointment of professor George Magoha as the new cabinet secretary for education saying that its timely and that Magoha should focus on ending perennial strikes in the education sector.
‘‘Magoha should have a meeting with Salaries an numeration commission immediately with other stakeholders so that we can address this issue of dons and teachers salaries.’’ He added.