Fresh mandate for Six public universities as they get vice chancellors

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,8TH FEB 2018-It is  fresh mandate for six  vice-chancellors  who have now been appointed to head six public universities in the country.This follows a period of waiting for those institutions who have been without VCs fore  more than one and a half years.

Five of the six universities received their charters in 2016 and have had acting bosses while Kenyatta University vice-chancellor Olive Mugenda retired in 2016.

Prof Paul Wainaina who has been acting as vice-chancellor at Kenyatta University has been confirmed, so was Prof Daniel Njiru of University of Embu.

University of Nairobi deputy vice-chancellor in charge of research Prof Lucy Irungu is the new vice-chancellor of Machakos University while Rongo University’s new vice-chancellor is Prof Samuel Gudu.

Prof Mary Ndung’u was confirmed as Kirinyaga vice-chancellor while Murang’a University’s new boss is Prof Dickson Nyariki.

Moi University, however, will have to wait longer as acting vice-chancellor Prof Laban Ayiro was not confirmed.


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