Dr Atwoli has been in charge of the medical school for a couple of years and has won many recognitions throughout his tenure at the helm.

In a letter handed over to the administration, Dr Atwoli cited frustrations as the main reason behind his shocking decision to quit the Kesses-based institution.

“I have found myself in impossible position which I no longer command the trust or respect of you, my colleagues, and that of the university management and presumably the council as well. The result is that I have to watch as our students waste away in despondency while I have nothing to tell them about their fate.

“My conscience has bled profusely over the past 18 months, and I do not have the fortitude to go on like this. I have suffered ridicule and disrespect from my colleagues of all stripes, and had scary moments with agents of the State,” the letter read.


According to him, he will no longer also serve as a lecturer in the institution, adding that he had decided to take early retirement and concentrate on his private business.

“I have today (Thursday, August 8, 2019) handed in letters giving notice of my early retirement effective immediately,” he said.

There was change of administration in the institution in March when the government appointment Prof Isaac Kosgey to take over as Vice Chancellor. Prof Richard Mibey had retired leaving the position vacant, with Prof Ayiro acting briefly.

Dr Atwoli’s decision to quit may cause anxiety among learners in the institution which has repute in offering of medical courses in Western Kenya. The institution is yet to issue statement.