Newly appointed Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has been asked to name a substantive Vice Chancellor at the Eldoret-based Moi University.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) official in Uasin Gishu county Kipkorir Menjo says it's sad the University, which is one of the oldest in the country has been operating with an acting VC for the past one and a half years.
"Why did the governmeent appoint six substantive vice chancellors after one year of acting but Moi university still has an acting one. Is there something we are not being told?" asked Menjo.
"We need normal operations to resume at the university and this can happen only with a VC in place," he added.
Before being transfered to the Interior docket, the then Education CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i named Prof. Paul Wainaina as the Kenyatta University VC after he served on an acting capacity and Prof Daniel Njiru to be in charge of University of Embu.
University of Nairobi deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of research was also confirmed. Rongo University's new vice-chancellor is Prof Samuel Gudu while Prof Mary Ndung’u was confirmed as Kirinyaga vice-chancellor and
Murang’a University's new boss is Prof Dickson Nyariki.
Prof. Laban Ayiro however remains the Moi University acting VC.