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KU council to ignore court order reinstating Prof Wainaina

The statement was signed by council chair Chrispus Kiamba on August 5.

In Summary

•A statement from the council clarified that the acting VC Waceke Wanjohi will continue serving in that capacity.

•"This is to urge all students and staff to accord her the necessary support," the statement reads.

Kenyatta University Vice-Chancellor Paul Wainaina
Kenyatta University Vice-Chancellor Paul Wainaina
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Kenyatta University council has dismissed a decision by the courts to reinstate Vice Chancellor Paul Wainaina.

A statement from the council clarified that the acting VC Waceke Wanjohi will continue serving in that capacity.

"This is to urge all students and staff to accord her the necessary support," the statement reads.

The statement was signed by council chair Chrispus Kiamba on August 5.

The Employment and Labour Court has suspended a decision to sack the former Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Paul Wainaina.

Wainaina had been sacked for failure to respond to a request by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.

Kinyua had written a letter on July 4 instructing the council to hand over the institution title deeds, a request that was declined, leading to Wainaina's tribulations.

But the court has now issued an order suspending his sacking pending the hearing of the case.

"This Honourable Court be pleased to issue a temporary order suspending the implementation of the decision contained in the letter dated 12th July 2022 by Professor Crispus Kiamba in toto suspending, terminating and/or dismissing the Petitioner from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, rendering his position vacant and/or revoking his salary," judge Jacob Gakeri.

The court went ahead and stopped the institution from advertising the VC's position pending the determination of the case.

"This Honourable Court be pleased to issue a temporary order barring the advertising and/or appointment of any persons as the Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University," the report reads.

Wainaina was replaced with Waceke Wanjohi who even presided over the graduation on Friday.

The university also has a new council, chaired by Crispus Kiamba, with Jane Wamoko, Carilus Odumbe, Maj. Gen (Rtd) Bashir Yussuf, Andrew Nyanchoga and Alice Muita as members.

The changes were made to make it possible for the transfer of the land in question to be effected.

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