Magoha Reshuffles Varsity Leadership To Avert Tribalism
Education cabinet CS, George Magoha has reshuffled 12 university councils, in his quest for reforms at higher learning institutions. The CS appointed 12 chairpersons to steer some university councils, as per a Kenya gazette notice issued on 5th November 2020. In his claims, the reshuffle will enhance reforms which will stabilize and end continuous infighting in the varsities.
“Some universities have faced uncertain times due to lack of fully constituted councils, coupled with infighting over the control of the institutions,” said Magoha.
Moi university senate council will be headed by Mr. Christopher khaemba, the former alliance high school principal. Other members of the senate council of Moi University for three years will include: Humphrey Njuguna, Clara Samji, David Rono, and Hilda Muchunku.
Murang’a university senate council will be chaired by Joachim Osur, the AMREF technical director.
Harriete Chigai, a former aspirant of the law society of Kenya (LSK) presidency, will head the senate council of south east African university.
Prof. Magoha appointed Mr. Samuel Ochola to be the new chair of the council of Pwani University. In the same university, Mr. Samuel Nyachae was reappointed to serve in the council.
Margaret wanjugu was appointed by the genius doctor as the chair of Laikipia University while her counterpart Ishmael Buro was appointed as the chair of the council of the University of Eldoret. Joining Buro in the council will be; john kahunyu, Beryl Namalwa, Joseph Nkamasai and Sixtus Ondieki, who will be the council members of the university of Eldoret.
Kisii university was given the following new council members; John Karanja, Stephen kirwa, Irene chizupo, and Nelson Koinet.
Omingo Magara, former South Mugirango MP, will be a council member of Karatina University. Machakos university council will be chaired by Jamleck Mutugi, who will be joined by three more new council members.
Professor Magoha wanted to end tumultuous times that most universities have faced due to infighting that has belittled the councils.