UoN Council insists on Prof Kiama's ouster

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama. [Samson Wire, Standard]

The University of Nairobi Council has insisted on the ouster of embattled Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama.

This comes weeks after the court issued stay orders on filling vacant posts.

Chair Amukowa Anangwe has reiterated that Professor Njoroge Gitau will hold the VC office in the interim. He says defiance will be treated as insubordination.

“Professor Ayub Njoroge Gitau shall continue to serve as the Acting Vice Chancellor, with the full authority of the Council to carry out the responsibilities entrusted to the position,” a statement issued on Wednesday, May 22 reads in part.

“All staff transfers and movements effected in response to the aforementioned court case and contrary to the Council resolutions/directives are hereby reversed and the affected staff are directed to immediately resume previous stations and positions without any obstructions,”

A month ago, embattled VC Prof Kiama was sent on compulsory leave, pending his exit.

The council then appointed Prof Gitau as the new Vice-Chancellor.

Throughout his tenure, Prof Kiama has been in a push and pull with the University Governing Council.

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