Prof. Stephen Kiama appointed new UoN Vice Chancellor


Prof. Stephen Kiama appointed new UoN Vice Chancellor
UoN DVC Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • Prof. Kiama, who also previously served as the UoN Deputy Vice Chancellor, begins his term Monday January 6, 2020.
  • UoN Council Chairperson Prof. Julia Ojiambo thanked outgoing VC Prof. Peter Mbithi and his acting counterpart Prof. Isaac Mbeche for discharging their duties effectively.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) Council has announced Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama as the institution’s new Vice Chancellor for a five-year term.

Prof. Kiama, who previously served as the UoN Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Human Resource and Administration, begins his term Monday January 6, 2020.

UoN Council Chairperson Prof. Julia Ojiambo, in a letter to the university stakeholders dated January 5, thanked outgoing VC Prof. Peter Mbithi and his acting counterpart Prof. Isaac Mbeche for discharging their duties effectively.

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“On behalf of Council, I take this opportunity to thank the Public Service Commission, Council colleagues, the Ministry of Education, the entire University fraternity and particularly the Chancellor for according the recruitment process and respective facilitative instruments and agencies a chance,” wrote Prof. Ojiambo.

“Our warm congratulations to the new Vice Chancellor on this appointment. We also wish to appreciate all who responded to the call for applications for exemplifying enthusiasm, courage, competitive spirit, devotion of time and effort and their readiness and willingness to offer themselves in service to the University of Nairobi as Vice Chancellor.”

The race for UoN VC had attracted 14 applicants, out of whom only 8 were shortlisted by the Public Service Commission.

These were; Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama, Prof. Isaac Meroka Mbeche, Prof. Madara Ogot, Prof. Patricia G. Kameri Mbote, Prof. Eng. Bernard N.Kimani Njoroge, Prof. Solomon Igosangwa Shibairo, Prof. Kareithi Ruth Wanjiru Nduati and Prof. Elijah I. Omwenga.

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