Comply with Home-based Isolation & Care Guidelines for patients with COVID-19: Prof. Kiama

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Kiama has directed all staff and students who test positive for Covid-19 to ensure full compliance with Home based isolation and care guidelines by the Ministry of Health. Prof. Kiama in his communiqué to the University community announced that there has been 14 confirmed positive cases and several deaths due to corona virus disease. The Ministry of Health launched the Home based isolation and care guidelines for patients with COVID-19 on 10th June 2020. The protocols have been developed in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The guidelines have been developed taking into consideration the local socio-economic situation and they have been translated to Kiswahili.

Prof. Kiama chairs the ESA Regional Committee for the Association of Commonwealth Universities

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Kiama on 11th June 2020 chaired the East and Southern African (ESA) Regional Committee. The newly formed ESA Committee is a regional committee for the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) whose headquarters are in London, United Kingdom. The ACU has over 500 member universities in 50 countries across the Commonwealth with network coverage of over 10 million students and more than 1 million academic and professional staff. The main objective of ACU is to strengthen regional and international collaboration across the Commonwealth universities.

Prof. Enos Njeru & Prof. Margaret Hutchinson elevated to positions of Deputy Vice Chancellors

The University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama has appointed Prof. Enos Nthia Njeru and Prof. Margaret Jesang Hutchinson to the positions of Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Human Resources & Administration) and Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance, Planning & Development) respectively. Prior to these new appointments, Prof. Njeru was the Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) and Prof. Hutchinson was the Chair, Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection in the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS).

Prof. Kiama installed as the 8th VC at University of Nairobi

Professor Stephen Gitahi Kiama (56) has officially been installed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, taking over from Professor Peter Mulwa Mbithi. During his installation in Taifa Hall on June 05, 2020, past VCs, staff, students and industrial relations leaders paid glowing tribute to the new VC. Professor Kiama is a Kenyan veterinary surgeon and academic who, effective 3rd January 2020, became the 8th Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi. The occasion was marked with colour and pomp and was graced by Dr.Vijoo Rattansi the Chancellor and Prof. Julia Ojiambo, the Chair of University Council.