Seven to face panel for Egerton VC Job.

The Public Service Commission has shortlisted seven candidates for the post of Egerton University Vice- Chancellor.

The University has remained without a substantive Vice- chancellor since November 20, when Professor Rose Mwonya was sent on a terminal leave barely two months to expiry of her term on January 12,2020.

Those shortlisted for the post to head the institution that has more than 20,000 students and 2,000 academic and non-academic staff are former deputy Vice- Chancellor in charge of Academics Affair Prof Alexander Kigunzi Kahi, Prof peninah Aloo Obudho who is in charge of Academic Research and Students Affairs at Karatina University, Prof Prisca Tuitoek, Deputy Vice- Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs at the Muranga University.

Other members include Prof Beckline Omede, acting Vice- Chancellor Prof isaac Ongubo Kibwage and Prof Douglas Shitanda who is the Deputy Vice- Chancellor Administration at Machakos University.

The seven will be interviewed by the PSC on Tuesday with the results forwarded to the University Council led by Dr. Luke Hukk Wario to facilitate the appointment of the VC after consultation with the Cabinet Secretary for education Proff George Magoha.

The tenure of former Vice-Chancellor term in office was turbulent with the University facing allegations of corruption that saw her suspended on September 11, 2018, by the council.

But in October, the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nakuru reinstated Proff Mwonya in office.

Justice Monica Mbaru lifted the 60-day compulsory leave issued to Proff Mwonya, and directed that he resume her position as the VC.

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