Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha dissolved the University of Nairobi Council chaired by Prof Julia Ojiambo.
It is said, Magoha was ordered by president Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the council after it emerged,the council bribed Public Service Commission Chair to doctor results and have the new VC appointed .At one time,Ojiambo is said to have told Magoha off claiming,the university was an independent institution and does not get orders from the ministry.
Prof Magoha also revoked the appointment of Prof Stephen Gitahi Kiama as the Vice-Chancellor of the institution until the ongoing consultative process of appointing a substantive VC in completed.
In a statement, the CS said Prof Kiama will continue dispensing his duties as Deputy VC, Human Resource and Administration at the university. Kiama was favoured by deputy president William Ruto camp.
He appointed Deputy VC (Finance, Planning and Development) Prof Isaac Meroka Mbeche as acting vice-chancellor. Prof. Mbeche was the acting VC since July 1st 2019, when the senate fired Prof Peter M.F. Mbithi.