The President of University of Eldoret (UoE), Edgar Kisinya Agonya, attempted suicide early Tuesday in campus after being suspended by the college administration for fighting for the welfare of students.
The student leader is currently fighting for his life at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret after the ordeal.
Edgar left a suicide note which read;
We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fought harder to defend.And we honour those ideals by upholding them not when its easy,but when its tough….I was born not to condone injustices but to condemn injustices.I didn’t vie for chairmanship to seek popularity or wealth or favour or scholarship but I vied with a clear purpose of changing the attitude students have towards UoE,I wanted fellow comrades to be proud of our institution. An attitude that the management itself has engineered in the minds of the students.I hate to see liberal minded young energetic citizens being reduced to primary kids.I wanted a University that would expose the mind of a student and not just confining him or to the Chep environment. I would be a proud chair seeing articles in news papers by UoE students.
I wanted a university where decisions are not made by management on behalf of students.
I hate seeing policies being imposed on students.
I hate seeing students suffer under my leadership.
I hate masters of tribalism. I hate everything intended for the students without the students.
I couldn’t stand the SGC losing meaning under my tenure for I saw it being reduced to nothing….
I have fought against the managements injustices but unfortunately bribe has become the order of the day….Someone tell the Dp Ruto that the son of a peasant farmer has no voice in Kenya.
Word quickly spread around the campus that the student leader was dead with tension rising among the students. But his colleagues in the Student leadership council clarified that he was still alive. The Secretary General wrote a note to student which read;
This is to confirm to all comrades that our chair has been missing since morning on uncorfirmed truth of his demise. Finally I can confirm to you that Edgar is alive and undergoing treatment at MTRH. I’ll keep you posted about his condition shortly. Kindly maintain peace and order as we work round the clock to reveal the whole truth before the end of the day.
UESO Sec Gen