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KU offers Mugenda job as chief of healthcare

Prof Mugenda’s terms of employment as Kenyatta University Healthcare Systems boss will be similar to those she enjoyed as vice-chancellor for 10 years. PHOTO | FILE
Prof Mugenda’s terms of employment as Kenyatta University Healthcare Systems boss will be similar to those she enjoyed as vice-chancellor for 10 years. PHOTO | FILE 

Former Kenyatta University vice-chancellor Olive Mugenda has been offered the position of chief executive in the institution’s healthcare arm at a pay similar to what she earned as VC.

The university’s council made the decision to offer Prof Mugenda the job on March 2, two weeks before she retired, citing the need for continuity in the nascent healthcare arm dubbed Kenyatta University Healthcare Systems Ltd (KUHCS).

Prof Mugenda, who retired on March 18, led KU for a decade when she instituted many healthcare projects, including a referral hospital, a mortuary and a children’s hospital.

“The appointment is for a term of three years with effect from May 11, 2016, which is not renewable,” Ratemo Michieka, the university’s chairman of Council wrote in the May 4 offer letter.

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