CS Machogu appoints 13 new Vice Chancellors

New Vice Chancellors (VCs)for public universities have been appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, as the tenures of the serving VCs have expired.

The newly appointed vice chancellors are as follows:

  • Professor Barasa Lwagula for Alupe University
  • Professor Peter Nganga Muchiri for Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DKUAT)
  • Professor Joyce Jepkirui Agali for Machakos University
  • Professor Benedict Mwavu Mutua for Technical University of Kenya ( TUK)
  • Professor Peter K Muriuungi for Tharaka University
  • Professor James H P Kahindi for Pwani University
  •  Professor Linus Muthuri Gitonga for Karatina University
  • Professor Nathan Oyori Ogechi for Kisii University
  • Professor Doglas Shitanda for South Eastern Kenya University
  • Professor Thomas Kimeli Cheruiyot for University of Eldoret (UoE)
  • Professor Emily Achieng Akumo for Jaramogi University of Science and Technology (JKUAT)
  • Professor Charles Omondi for Tom Mboya University

Professor Eric Kipyegon Koech for University of Kabianga

These 13 new VCs will also be responsible for the general development projects of the respective institutions.

The announcement by Machogu’s ministry comes months after the Public Service Commission (PSC) advertised vacancies in various institutions, as the terms of previous university leaders came to an end.

On July 31, the University Academic Staff Union (UASU) urged the government to expedite the appointment of new vice chancellors for public universities, where the tenures of serving VCs have expired.

UASU officials argued that the affected universities were facing managerial challenges because they were operating with acting VCs, who could not make substantive decisions.

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