New University of Nairobi Council is inaugurated
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The newly formed University of Nairobi Council has just been inaugurated. The Council is headed by a prominent lawyer cum businessman, Mr. John Simba - who was reappointed by the government for a three-year period. Mr. Simba has headed UoN Council for the last six years. Others reappointed to the Council alongside Simba include Dr. Betty Gikonyo as the Vice-Chairperson and Mr. Philip Kinisu as Honorary Treasurer. Apart from the three officials who served in the previous council, the governing organ now has many new faces from different sectors which include Susan Mboya, Dr. Kitili Mbathi, Sheila Mmbijewe, Eunice Mathu, Dr, Ekuro Aukot, Mr, Sammy Langat, and Dr. Philip Toroitich among others. Addressing the new Council during its inauguration yesterday, at the Council Chamber, the Chancellor Dr, Joe Wanjui, emphasized that their appointment was grounded on professional diversity to inject new ideas in management of the University and scale up the sterling performance of the previous Council. He congratulated the previous team for their outstanding service in the last six years especially in successfully steering the public sector reforms, initiation of new projects and completion of stalled projects of the late 80s and early 90s. He challenged the new team to surpass their predecessor by confronting some perennial challenges that face the University.
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