Uhuru grants Garissa college varsity status, appoints Sambili chancellor


President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday granted Garissa University College charter, making it a fully fledged university. Uhuru appointed Hellen Sambili as the first chancellor of the former Moi University constituent college, that becomes the 31st chartered public university.

Speaking during the award of Charter ceremony held at State House, Nairobi, attended by Deputy President William Ruto, Uhuru said the granting of the 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,” he said.

“I am confident that Garissa University now has the capacity to provide quality university education,” the President added. Ruto said the granting of a charter to Garissa University confirms that good will always triumph over evil and Kenya will match forward irrespective of any challenge it faces.

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