Education Cabinet Secretary,Prof.George Magoha has dissolved the University of Nairobi Council. He also revoked the appointment of Prof.Stephen Gitahi Kiama as the university Vice-Chancellor.
Magoha made the changes through a special gazette CCXII-No. 10 on Friday, January 17.In addition the Ministry of Education also released a press release which stated that Magoha appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance, Planning and Development) Professor Isaac Meroka Mbeche as Acting Vice-Chancellor.
“In addition to revoking the entire council with immediate effect, Magoha revoked the appointment of Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama as the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nairobi until the ongoing consultative process of appointing a substantive Vice-Chancellor is completed. Prof. Kiama will continue dispensing his duties as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Human Resource and Administration at the University.
Prof Maghoha served was the last most successful Vice Chancellor of Kenya’s top university and many consider it to be his BEDROOM and thus his advice should be followed by the president. Magoha is a no nonsense, non tribal and hardworking just like his other colleague CS Matiangi who once was a staff at UoN during Magoha’s reign.
Speculation is live that the two scholars, Magoha and Matiangi have vowed to ensured the University of Nairobi gets a competent vice chancellor and are determined to block any incompetent nominee who is only backed by tribal lords.