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Lobby Group Heads To Eldoret Court To Stop Appointment Of Egerton University Vice Chancellor

Looking for a Vice Chancellor for the Egerton University has not been of easy go. His appointment as varsity vice chancellor- Isaac Onguko Kibwage, has been engulfed by a cloud of legal barriers after the lobby group strolled its way to court in urge to block the appointment. Sources reveal that, the Trusted Society of Human Right has filed at the Employment and Labor Relations Court of Nakuru.

The group faced the court seeking orders so as to terminate professor Kibwage appointment as a vice chancellor from being gazetted. The proposed professor has been running the institution since January 12,2021 following the retirement of the former vice chancellor Prof. Rose Mwonya. Prof. Isaac Onguko Kibwage has been serving as the acting Vice Chancellor of Egerton University from January until he was confirmed on 5 October 2021. Since the date of his confirmation Trusted Society of Human Rights and other personnel have been on the run to aspiring to declare the appointment null and void by the court.

The lobby group now wants the court to stop gazetement of the appointment. The petitioners staged the claim stating that the appointed professor does not meet ethical standards, does not meet constitutional requirements of chapter 6 and also lacks integrity. “The recruitment and appointment of Prof Kibwage was marred with irregularities, secrecy illegalities, lack of integrity and accountability and unfair competition and hence illegal, unlawful and impeachable,” part of the petition reads. Furthermore, the group claims, the appointment was contacted without following any protocols since even the Cabinet Secretary was not involved neither was it contacted within the varsity premises. Petition is now pending hearing and determination.

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