Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University Paul Wainaina has been stripped of his duties.
Wainaina informed the students that the University Council had been dissolved and that he had been forced to retire as a result of his refusal to cede land for the World Health Organization project.
In a morning meeting on Tuesday, July 12, Prof. Wainana reportedly announced his resignation as vice chancellor to the university staff.
This comes after backlash from President Uhuru Kenyatta, who criticized the university administration for objecting to plans to give the World Health Organization access to some of the institution’s land in order to establish the Ksh600 million emergency hub that would support its regional operations.
Kenyatta University had complained that the WHO emergency hub was to be constructed without the university’s permission and the 200 acres where the hub was to be constructed was already set aside for other development projects.
President Kenyatta slammed those opposed to the hub project during the commissioning of the WHO emergency hub, claiming that the land belongs to Kenyans and not to certain individuals.
“We don’t operate in silos so that someone holds on to something as if it’s their personal property. He or she doesn’t know that his or her day are counted just like mine.” He said