Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor John Barorot escaped through a fence after angry parents who were protesting a botched airlift program to Finland and Canada stormed his office in Kapseret on Monday, July 10 demanding a refund.
The parents were demanding for a refund of the money they paid for school fees after the study programme was aborted.
They angry parents carried placards written ‘Refund Our Money’ and chanted ‘no refund, no devolution conference’ and as a result interfering with business around the Uasin Gishu sub-county offices.
The protests involved parents of 202 students who went to study in Finland between 2021 and 2022 as part of a deal struck between Uasin Gishu County Government and the Finish Universities.
As such, they want a refund of Ksh. 300 million for the botched education programme.
They demonstrated outside the governor’s office seeking the audience of DG Barorot who stayed inside the offices with other officials.
As the protestors locked the main gate to the offices in their large numbers, Barorot was seen sneaking through the backdoor to escape the angry crowd.
His security team cut through the chain link fence allowing him to exit the office premises. Furthermore, he was driven away in a different vehicle, leaving his own behind.