Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Paul Wainaina has resigned.
According to reports, he revealed his decision to resign as the university’s VC in a morning meeting with staff on Tuesday, July 12.
Reports also indicated that the University council has since been dissolved and a new team set to take over the institution.
“This is probably the last time you’ll see me addressing you as VC,” Wainaina reportedly said during the staff meeting.
Wainaina’s exit has been linked to his refusal to surrender the university’s tittle deed of a 1,000-acre piece of land to facilitate a World Health Organization project.
WHO was set to build a KSh 600 million emergency center on the university’s land for it’s regional operations.
Also, the resignation comes days after President Uhuru Kenyatta issues a warning over the same, noting that some people do not reason with the nation in mind.
The Head of State threatened to send home such individuals before his time in office comes to an end.
“We have individuals who are very ignorant and behave as if they have never entered a classroom… they don’t understand that Kenya has never operated in isolation. We shall deal with those individuals swiftly and very effectively,” he said.
Pray for the Kenyatta University vc Paul Wainaina,he is defending KU land,from unlawful acquisition.
It’s going to be a long three weeks for him.#freedomeiscoming
— Hon Caleb Kositany MP Soy (@ckositany) July 11, 2022
Wainaina’s resignation has sparked reactions from netizens across social media as seen below.
Exit of Kenyatta University VC Prof. Paul Wainaina is good news. Universities are holding idle swathes of public land, which they use to borrow huge loans only to squander. Building a WHO logistics hub is better use of the KU land than leaving it to lie idle. #TaitaTaveta
— D I K E M B E (@Disembe) July 12, 2022
Paul Wainaina, VC of KU, has lost all his powers after the dissolution of the university council. According to some, it's because he declined to provide land for the WHO project. Others believe opportunistic land grabbers with selfish desires are responsible. Lets wait and see.
— The Azimio Bandwagon – (East African Brigade ) (@davimasinde) July 12, 2022
State capture is now being practiced openly as Kenyatta University VC Prof. Paul Wainaina resigns days after being threatened
— Jack Maina (@mainabrand) July 12, 2022
VC Paul Wainaina was supposed to seat back and watch KU losing 200 acres without saying a word?
Prince Uhuru treats Kenya as if it's his property. I can't wait for him to leave
— Pingache Moses (@pingache) July 12, 2022
Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Wainaina Resigns. Sad 😢. Now Uhuru Go have the Whole of KU. You got 3 Weeks to do what you did to the PORTS . Kenya 🇰🇪 will Definitely Triumph. Kenya/Kenyans are not Kenyattas Property.
— KeeruH (@Keerulanah) July 12, 2022
Uhuru with his bitterness promised to go home with Kenyatta University VC Prof. Paul Wainaina.
Sasa next function ni nani atapelekwa nyumbani?
— Kipkoros 🍁 (@Dequinto9) July 12, 2022
Ku VC Prof. Paul Wainaina resigns just days after Uhuru's speech. Is there something we don't know?
— MSWAKI (@itsPinocchiooo) July 12, 2022
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