Daystar sacks VC Timothy Wachira following student protests

Daystar sacks VC Timothy Wachira following student protests

- in Education, News

The Daystar University council has sacked Vice Chancellor Timothy Wachira following weeks of unrest that saw the institution closed twice.

James Kombo confirmed this on Monday, saying he had taken over in acting capacity.

Via Twitter, the Daystar Oracle said: “This is to inform the university community that the council has terminated the services of … Wachira. Wachira is in the process of handing over and clearing from the university.”

Wachira’s reign at the university has been dogged by controversies since last year, with mismanagement raising many accusations against him.

On December 18 last year, he was sent on a sabbatical leave and Kombo asked to take over after the university’s closure.

At that time, the institution’s senate called for investigations on issues raised by the student council and directed that the reported be handed in on February 15. Students have accused Daystar of being secretive about the contents of the report.

They also complained about poor meals, facilities and financial mismanagement, adding that tuition had increased without proper notification.

On April 12, the university’s Athi River and Nairobi campuses were yet again closed indefinitely after days of student unrest.

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