Mugenda presides over last graduation at KU
By OLIVER MUSEMBI
Long serving Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Olive Mugenda on Friday presided over her last graduation ceremony at the institution.
Prof Mugenda has been at the helm of the university for 10 years. The university has advertised her job.
Nation Media Group chairman Wilfred Kiboro and Kenya Red Cross Society secretary-general Abbas Gullet were among those awarded honorary doctorate degrees for their distinguished service to humanity during the 39th graduation on Friday.
Mr Kiboro was recognized for his outstanding achievements in leadership, governance and business. Mr Kiboro was Nation Media Group’s chief executive in the 1990s and is also the chairman of Family Bank, Africa Digital Network and Wilfay Investments Ltd, among others.
He won accolades for his role in protecting Aberdare Forest by helping mobilize funds, through the Rhino Ark, to construct a 400 kilometre fence around it.
Dr Gullet was recognized for offering humanitarian support through the Red Cross. Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i who was the chief guest during the ceremony, called for a smooth transition as Prof Mugenda leaves office.