Prof Stephen Gitahi Kiama has been appointed the new University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor.
Prof Gitahi has taken over from Prof Isaac Mbeche, who has been the acting VC.
He will begin his five-year term on Monday, January 6, 2020.
The Vice-Chancellor race had attracted 14 applicants.
They included Prof Kiama, Prof Isaac Meroka Mbeche, Prof Madara Ogot, Prof Patricia G. Kameri-Mbote, Prof Bernard N. Kimani Njoroge, Prof Solomon Igosangwa Shibairo, Prof Kareithi Ruth Wanjiru Nduati and Prof Elijah I. Omwenga.
Prof Kiama has been the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Human Resource and Administration since February last year.
He has accumulated 15 years of uninterrupted hands-on administrative experience at senior level in the basic and higher education management in Kenya.
He has been a member of University of Nairobi Senate and University Executive Board since 2003 and 2016, respectively.
In 2003, he was appointed the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.