VC Olive Mugenda turns down K-Sh100m retirement package

Previous Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Olive Mugenda has declined to take a Sh100 million sendoff bundle. The college chamber had proposed the weighty bundle for Prof Mugenda as an indication of thankfulness in acknowledgment of her amazing improvement record.


Mugenda left office Sunday following 10 years in charge. The proposed heavy bundle had been welcomed with shock with a larger part of Kenyans taking to online networking to express disappointment of the move by the college committee. Kenyatta University Director of Communication Machua Koinange affirmed that Mugenda declined the offer.

“She had said she didn’t see the need of such a bundle since she was doing her employment as an open worker who expected no extraordinary treatment upon her retirement,” Mr Koinange said. He said Mugenda’s letter expressing that she had declined the offer would be given to the gathering today.

Mugenda’s turn to decrease the retirement bundle comes a day after Council Chairman Ratemo Michieka on Saturday shielded the bundle terming it as sensible since it must be endorsed by the Service of Education.
Prof Michieka released reports, professedly exuding from the College Academic Staff Union (Uasu), such that it wanted to pay Mugenda Sh100 million.
He in any case, declined to uncover what the sum was. Among the proposition said to have been affirmed by the committee taking after a report from the Terms and Conditions of Service council, incorporate 10 days occasion in a nation of her decision joined by a life partner or a companion at the expense of Sh2.5 million, what’s more, an individual vehicle for Sh10 million.


Mugenda was likewise to be purchased a retirement home as a level in a suitable local location of her decision worth Sh20 million. The bundle was just to apply to her because of her interesting and phenomenal commitment to Kenyatta University.
Amid her last authority work (the opening of the Education Complex,) at the college on Thursday, Mugenda released claims by Uasu (KU Chapter) authorities saying the college had purchased a auto for her as a send-off blessing.

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