Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Prof. Olive Mugenda has announced that she will finally retire from her post on Friday, March 18th.
Kenyatta University VC Olive Mugenda Retires on Friday
Speaking during a ground breaking ceremony for the International Language and Culture Center at the Kenyatta University main campus, Prof. Mugenda said she will be exiting from her post after serving for a decade.
Prof. Mugenda was the first woman to lead a public university in 2006 when she was appointed the Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University by former President Mwai Kibaki.
Prof. Mugenda had been reinstated by the Labour Relations Court early this year after an activist moved to the High Court seeking for her retirement.
Early March, the Employment and Labour Relations Court had ordered Mugenda to produce her contract letter and present it in court.
Omtata had initially filed a case complaining that the Vice Chancellor had overstayed in office at Kenyatta University.
In January, the Employment and Labour Relations court reversed orders sending Mugenda on terminal leave pending hearing of a case challenging her ouster filed by Omtata.
In his ruling, Justice Nduma Nderi suspended the orders initially granted by Justice Helen Wasilwa and further directed Mugenda to resume office.
Justice Wasilwa had also stopped the ongoing recruitment of Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor pending hearing of the petition.
What is however unclear is whether she will be assigned another role in the university as there have been speculations that she might be assigned as the head of the School of Medicine referral hospital that is set to open within the year.