Kyambogo Lecturers On Strike As VC Ndiege Returns Top story

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Lecturers at Kyambogo University have honoured an earlier threat to down tools as Vice Chancellor Professor Isaiah Omolo Ndiege returned to office today.

Lecturers at Kyambogo University have honoured an earlier threat to down tools should the Vice Chancellor Professor Isaiah Omolo Ndiege step into office.
Ndiege who returned to his Kyambogo office this morning was greeted with hugs from students as staff locked up their offices to start their earlier planned strike.
On Monday, the lecturers wrote to the University management warning of a strike should Professor Ndiege resume office as the vice chancellor. The lecturers accused Ndiege of flouting procurement procedures, demonising staff members, arrogance and creating disharmony in the university among others.
Ndiege who has been away after the university sent him on a 90-day forced leave, returned to his office after a high court ruling held that the university council acted unfairly in sending him on forced leave. The university council in a communiqué yesterday indicated that they had received and noted the high court ruling.
Lawrence Madete, the university spokesperson also begged the university lecturers to teach the students as the university council handles the matter of Ndiege’s return.
An investigation into the allegations against Ndiege was started by the Inspector General of Government and the report is in advanced stages according to officials from the IGG’s office.
John Mugabi, the University guild president told URN that the university guild was in a meeting to plan a way forward following the lecturers’ strike. He had earlier on warned that the student fraternity would not take sides in the on-going wrangles at the university.
On Friday, Ndiege’s lawyers served the university secretary with a notice informing him that their client was due to arrive in his office and that they expected the university to abide by the decision of court. The university council has also previously communicated that they are waiting for the IGG’s report before any decision can be taken as regards the future of Ndiege at the university.

Education Minister Jessica Alupoalso told the media yesterday that the situation in Kyambogo had gone beyond her control and that she had written to the Solicitor General for advice on how to proceed.