University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama Sent Home


The University of Nairobi (UoN) Vice Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama has been sent on compulsory leave.

This follows the Council of the University of Nairobi meeting held on Friday, April 19th, 2024.

The Council’s  Chairperson, former Finance Minister Dr  Amukowa Anangwe said the council has appointed  Prof Ayub Njoroge Gitau as the acting Vice Chancellor.

 “The Council resolves that the Vice Chancellor prof. Stephen Kiama Gitahi proceeds on leave effective April 19, 2024. That Prof. Ayub Njoroge Gitau, Dean of Faculty of Engineering is appointed to act as the Vice Chancellor with effective from Friday, April 19, 2024,” read the memo in part.

“The University fraternity is called upon to support Professor Ayub Njoroge Gitau as he discharges how new responsibility as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi,” the memo added.

The council did not communicate the reason for the decision.

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