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Friday, July 5, 2019. Prof. Peter Mbithi officially handed over office to the acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Mbeche. Prof. Mbithi handed over the instruments of power including the mace, emblem, constitution, the act, the charter, the seals and walked Prof. Mbeche through the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. “I am leaving with my head high because, in my […]

Days after the University of Nairobi (UoN) council rejected Prof Peter Mbithi’s bid for automatic reappointment as VC for a second term, the University of Nairobi (UoN) council has appointed Prof Isaac Mbeche as acting vice-chancellor.  Council chair Julia Ojiambo in a communication to staff and students reassured the University of Nairobi community and all […]

The rejection of a second term request by the University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Peter Mbithi has opened a leadership crisis and sparked off power struggles at the premier institution. It is emerging that with the likelihood of the university council’s action to send Prof Mbithi on leave being challenged in court, the crisis may […]

Parents of students who leave school with fee arrears should be listed with the Credit Reference Bureau, Education CS George Magoha has proposed. The proposal follows concerns over huge debts former students owe secondary schools. To compel parents to pay the arrears, principals have traditionally withheld the students’ KCSE and leaving certificates. This has however […]

On Friday June 21, 2019, JKUAT Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Mathu Ndungu conferred degrees and awarded diplomas to 3545 graduands during the institution’s 33rd graduation ceremony 118 were awarded doctorate degrees In the backdrop of such enviable achievements, the University’s attention has been drawn to news items, commentaries and opinions in social media questioning the integrity […]

“The university has registered commendable gains under my leadership. This bears testament to the resilience and innovation of the university and by default, its management,” Mbithi said in the seven-page letter to the UoN Council. “If reappointed, I will continue to work closely with the Council to catapult the university onto a higher trajectory to […]

Brian Bera Kibet, a 5th year Mechanical Engineering student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) intruded the State House premises armed with a knife. This happens almost 4years after a man was arrested in 2015 within State House compound and when challenged to explain his mission  he said he wanted to […]

Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo is contemplating suing telcos over expiry date for data bundles. He said that he had contracted lawyers to draft a plan on the intended litigation with a view of freeing consumers from what he views as economic servitude. “You cannot sell me sugar and then attach a condition that if […]

Russia’s inDriver, a venture-backed ride-hailing service with $10m in funding has launched in Nairobi, Kenya, making it the second city after it launched in April this year in South Africa and in October last year in Arusha, Tanzania. inDriver, a five-year-old company which is live in 9 other countries across South and Central America as well […]

The Nairobi Innovation Week through its ‘Nairobi Innovation Challenge’ programme has unveiled the 6 Kenya’s Most Promising Startups of 2019. The startups participated in the Nairobi Innovation Challenge as part of the top 30 startups who pitched to a panel of judges. Due diligence was conducted to determine and ascertain the ingenuity of the top […]

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