President Uhuru Kenyatta is, literary, a pain in the ass, when it comes to appointments BUT on higher education, the always ‘misadvised’ president seemed to be doing Â a commendable job.
He appointed Prof Mirriam Were the Chancellor of Moi University and Prof Rattansi (so it was rumoured) in the same capacity at the University of Nairobi. In his latest appointments, he has sent venture capitalist and corporate kingpin former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph – the man who revolutionised mobile telephony and electronic money transfer in Kenya – to head Maseno University.
Joseph’s appointment started January 6 and is contained in a gazette notice No.399 dated January 2. He replaces Prof Florida Amakobe Karani, who has served for six year since her appointment in 2008. The Vice-Chancellor at Maseno remains Prof Makawiti.
Well, all eyes will watch what MJ takes to Maseno University, the only higher education institution where every course, including PE is taken with some pudding called Information Technology (IT).