President Uhuru Kenyatta on October 23rd 2017, granted a Charter to Garissa University, making the institution that was previously a constituent college of Moi University a fullyfledged university.Mr. Kenyatta also appointed Prof Hellen Sambili as the first chancellor of what will now be the 31st chartered public university in Kenya.
President Uhuru Kenyatta presents the Garissa University mace at State house, Nairobi. Photo/PSCU
The Charter award ceremony was held in State house, Nairobi. President Kenyatta said granting of the Charter was a triumph for the institution that suffered a terror attack two years ago.
“Kenya will always triumph over those who preach hate, evil and destruction,” he said. “I am confident that Garissa University now has the capacity to provide quality university education,” the President noted.