Meru University VC sacked after student killing


Meru University VC sacked after student killing
Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed at a past address. PHOTO/FILE

In Summary

  • Meru University of Science and Technology Vice Chancellor Prof. Japheth Magambo has been sent on terminal leave pending expiry of his contract in June 2018.
  • Deputy VC in charge of Finance and Administration Prof. Charity Gichuki is set to take over the post in acting capacity.
  • Education CS Amina Mohamed said that the decision was reached after the university council met and expressed hope that the students would to return to the institution within the next week as the situation was being stabilised.

Meru University of Science and Technology Vice Chancellor Prof. Japheth Magambo has been sent on terminal leave pending expiry of his contract in June 2018.

The move comes barely a week after the school’s student leader, Evans Njoroge was shot dead following running battles with the police during a demonstration.
Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration Prof. Charity Gichuki is set to take over the post in an acting capacity.
Addressing the media at the university, Education CS Amina Mohamed said that the decision was reached after the university council met and expressed hope that students would return to the institution within the next week as the situation was being stabilised.
“The council is working with the acting VC to ensure that studies are resumed and the students return as soon as possible in order to stabilise the situation,” said CS Amina.
The university Council chairman Bolicha Galgalo called on the university leaders to engage the management in dialogue.
“I want to appeal to our students to seek redress in dialogue, to find comfort in the changes that have come up and work together with the management and the acting VC so that we resolve all issues internally. Let the student leadership, in particular, come and engage with the acting Vice Chancellor, and as a council we will be there to support and serve them,” said Mr. Galgalo.

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