Students at Moi University's main campus, Eldoret, have been forced to vacate the learning institution after the staff went on strike, which started on Monday.

The University's senate resolved to suspend teaching and learning activities at the main campus indefinitely because of industrial action by the university staff, which has affected university operations.

The staffers accused the institution of failing to pay their salaries on time and being unable to full fill the 2017 to 2021 collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

They also claim that the institution lacks basic equipment such as pens and printing papers, making it hard for lecturers to teach.

In a memo issued by the Deputy Vice-chancellor in charge of Academics, Research, and Extension, Prof Isaac Kimengi, the University indicated it would suspend activities in the institution until further notice.

According to the Memo signed by Prof Isaac Kimengi, students had earlier been ordered to vacate the institution at 12.00 noon today.