University Management holds Farewell luncheon for Prof. Isaac Kibwage
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Wed, 2017-05-31 16:42

Prof. Kibwage Luncheon

University of Nairobi Management Board organized a farewell luncheon for outgoing Principal, CHS, Prof. Isaac Kibwage on Wednesday, May, 31, 2017.

During the luncheon, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, described Prof. Kibwage as a ‘good stock that the University of Nairobi will be taking to Egerton University. He is experienced and has commitment to serve.’ The Vice-Chancellor as well urged the Acting Principal, Prof. Fredrick Were to maintain the good record that has been set by the outgoing Principal.

Speaker after speaker described Prof. Kibwage as “capable manager, efficient and effective leader who has served the University community well over the last 10 years as College Principal.” Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance, noted that Prof. Kibwage will be remembered fondly for his exemplary service.

Prof. Enos Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, joined other members of the University Management Board in describing Prof. Kibwage as very forthright and very capable leader.

Prof. Kibwage joins Egerton University as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Planning and Development following the end of his 10 year tenure as Principal, College of Health Sciences.   

The Director of Graduate School, Prof. Lydia Njenga described Prof Kibwage as a mentor who guided her and several other people into leadership positions. According to her, Prof. Kibwage was always willing to take on more roles.

Among the several accomplishments that Prof. Kibwage will be remembered for include: successfully negotiating with Universities Academic Staff Union, (UASU) and working on post-retirement staff medical scheme, which allows retired members of staff to continue enjoying benefits of the medical scheme. As staff exit employment, medical challenges becomes a big burden on finances and hence the need arose to help staff deal with the medical issues upon retirement.   The recommendations has since been adopted by the University Council.  

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Fri, 2018-05-25 16:42
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