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February 22, 2018

Rude welcome for new Tom Mboya college students after they miss rooms

Parents at Tom Mboya University College on Monday /ROBERT OMOLLO
Parents at Tom Mboya University College on Monday /ROBERT OMOLLO

Hundreds of new students at Tom Mboya University College in Homa Bay town were on Monday evening stranded after they failed to secure accommodation.

The students had travelled from Mombasa, Kilifi, Kakamega and Busia.

Their parents said they paid Sh5,000 for accommodation as requested in the calling letters, but were told to look for lodges for their children in Homa Bay town.

“ It is unfortunate. We had a look around and it seems they are just starting to build hostels,” James Mutisia, a parent from Mombasa, said.

Alex Simiyu from Kakamega said he was shocked to discover the college has few hostels. 

“The hostels can only accomodate 74 students, yet 800 students have been admitted,” Simiyu said.

Parent Patrick Karisa from Kilifi said the college broke its promise to provide a safe environment to all students. 

“The only option now is to look for a rental house for my daughter. I’m not aware of how safe this town is,” he said.  

Principal Charles Ocholla said the college will address parents’ grievances.

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