Nairobi, Kenya: The Government has appointed Prof Peter M Mbithi as the new vice chancellor for the University of Nairobi.
The appointment is contained in a letter dated December 1, 2014, and signed by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof Jacob Kaimenyi.
"In exercise of the power conferred to me by section 39(1) of the Universities Act, 2012, I hereby appoint you as the vice chancellor, University of Nairobi, for a period of five years with effect from January 6, 2015," the letter reads.
Kaimenyi stated in his capacity as VC, Prof Mbithi shall report to the council and be accountable and responsible on matters relating to the council's mandate.
Prof Mbithi will replace Prof George Magoha who has served as the institution of higher learning as VC for 10 years.