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By Anita Ober

Education CS Prof. George Magoha has revoked the appointment of Professor Stephen Gitahi Kiama as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi (UoN). Further to that, he has also dessolved the University’s Council that was chaired by Prof. Julia Ojiambo through a special gazette notice dated 17th January 2020.

According to Magoha, the appointment of a substantive VC for the University of Nairobi will be done after the completion of the ongoing consultative meetings.

“Prof. Kiama will continue dispensing his duties as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Human Resource and Administration at the university,” said the CS in a statement.

The Education CS has also appointed Professor Isaac Meroka Mbeche (currently DVC Finance, Planning and Development) to the position of acting Vice Chancellor of the university.

The university Alumni had already made preparation for the installation of Kiama as the university’s 8th VC. “Welcome to the installation of Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama as the 8th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nairobi on Tuesday 21st January 2020, from 8.30am @uonbi Taifa Hall.” Read a tweet from the Alumni’s Handle.

The CS’ action is seen as a remedy to clear the mess that has been affecting the university in the recent past.

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