University council, CS withdraw Mugenda CEO job
A letter appointing former KU vice chancellor Olive Mugenda as the CEO of the institution’s hospital has been withdrawn, the High Court has been told.
Mugenda was offered the position in March 2016, allegedly at a salary similar to what she earned as VC.
Activist Okiya Omtatah filed a suit at the Employment and Labour Relations Court challenging her appointment.
The court heard yesterday that the parties entered into a consent agreeing to cancel her appointment. They include Education CS Fred Matiang’i, the University Council, State Corporation Advisory Committee, the Attorney General and the Universities Academic Staff Union.
The parties also agreed to immediately stop the unilateral incorporation and registration of Kenyatta University Teaching Research and Referral Hospital.
“The hospital and all its intended affiliate facilities, including the planned children’s and women’s referral hospital, are public assets owned by the institution and shall be managed according to the Constitution, the Universities Act, 2012, the KU charter and the institution’s statutes,” the consent states.