PRESS RELEASE

Monday, 5th September, 2022

The Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) family is saddened by the distressing news of Ms. Diana Chepkemoi’s ordeal in Saudi Arabia.

Ms. Chepkemoi is a student at MUST. She was admitted to MUST during the 2017 – 2018 academic year on 31st August 2017 to study Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Management under the School of Agriculture and Food Science. Ms. Chepkemoi studied the programme for the first semester of the academic year. She submitted a letter of deferral due to financial constraints on 29th August 2018. The request was granted. Ms. Chepkemoi applied for a course transfer on 15th May 2019 to study a Bachelor of Education Arts. The course transfer request was granted; however, she did not report back.

The University is in close contact with Ms. Chepkemoi’s family and we are thrilled to know she will soon be back to the country. We commend everyone who played a part in sharing her story and ensuring we have her in safe hands. This goes to show the power of unity and love within our great country.

We welcome back Ms. Diana Chepkemoi, a member of the MUST family, to the University to complete her studies. We have informed her family of the support we shall offer her in order to successfully complete her studies.

The University will place Ms. Chepkemoi under the student work-study programme, a platform designed to empower needy students. She will enjoy a flexible schedule to study and serve within the University library. Ms. Chepkemoi will be granted accommodation within the University.

MUST is committed to providing Quality University Education, Training and Research in Science, Technology and Innovation.

Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, Ph.D.
VICE-CHANCELLOR