Schemes and counterschemes at Masinde Muliro varsity



CS Rashid Echesa





Prof. Colleta Suda

Trouble is brewing at Masinde Muliro University of Science Technology with the council deeply divided
on the recruitment of the new vice-chancellor. Joseph Bosire is the acting VC. Bosire was initially at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology.  He took over from Fredrick Otieno whose term expired but he is reportedly holed up in Nairobi lobbying to have it extended. Otieno was using Sports and Youth cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa to talk to William Ruto to have the contract renewed but it did not succeed.With Ruto’s fortunes dwindling in the corridors of power, Otieno’s spirited fight appears to have been overtaken by events.Sources say that the council is deeply divided with former chairman Jeremy Bundi finding it difficult to control the ongoings as Otieno was accused of witch hunting.Other members of the council are RemmyRiaroh, David Watene,Joyce Nderitu, KosiomOke Kibele kenya,Dorothy Kimeu, Samson Muchelule, Mrs Vayondo and Sirma Koross.Already, Kosiom has resigned accusing University Education PS Colleta Suda of manipulating the council to have Otieno reinstated.It is claimed that plans have been sealed to have Otieno return but if it that happens, students and staff will go on strike.Questions have been raised as to why CS Amina Mohammed at the influence of Sudahad Bundi swap position of the council chair with that of Pwani University chairperson Jane Mutua.The changes were made in Gazette notice dated December 28 2018.Ahmed Diriye replaced Kosiom. Kosiom is based at National LandsCommission.It is said that the actingVC Bosire is lobbying to be appointed. His key linkin the corridors of power s cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i.However, a section
wants a VC from within but not from outside.Egara Kabaji name features prominently.He is the deputy vice chancellor,planning,research and innovation.The other deputy VC sholds their positions in acting capacity. They are Bernadette Sabuni acting academic and student affairs with Patrick Ojera administration and finance.The principal of Kaimosi University College Prof Nanda is also mentioned as a possible replacement of Otieno