Sambili appointed first chancellor of Garissa University


President Kenyatta has appointed Prof. Hellen Sambili as the first chancellor of Garissa University after granting it a charter to be the 31 chartered public university in the country.

Speaking during the award of charter ceremony held at State House, Nairobi, attended by Deputy President William Ruto, President Kenyatta said the granting of charter was a triumph to the institution targeted by terrorists two years ago.

“Kenya will always triumph over those who preach hate, evil and destruction,” President Kenyatta said.

Being the first fully-fledged public university in the marginalized North-Eastern region, President Kenyatta pledged Government’s support to ensure that the institution has the necessary resources for its success.

Kenyatta further warned over actions that would politicize and balkanize the institution.

“Do your job and do not allow our institutions of higher learning to be politicized and tribalised,” President Kenyatta said as he directed institutions of higher learning to renew their commitment to national development, research and innovations that will lift Kenya and its people.


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