The Office Mandate

Mandate: As per the Charter and Statutes of Chuka University, the Vice-Chancellor (Statute VI), is the Chief Executive Officer of the University. The current officeholder is Prof. Henry Mutembei M’Ikiugu.

Vice Chancellor:


Professor of Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics (Theriogenology) at University of Nairobi and Vice-Chancellor at Chuka University. Chuka University is a young and rapidly developing institution. The aspiration is to have an institution that maintains and steers shaping of positive newer frontiers of transformations. As the VC, I commit to chaperon transformations that shall be guided by my pledged five (5) point agenda namely:

  (i) Financial saving
  (ii) Human resource optimization
  (iii) Program/ Development prioritization
  (iv) Justified Appointment Contract performance, and
  (v) Transparent data-based institutional decisions.

Agenda 1 on financial saving shall entail DOING MORE WITH LESS”. I will implement Cost-Saving, Quality-Enhancing Reforms. More often, managers and staff in public universities in Kenya fail to be aware of current times of fiscal constraint leading to unwarranted budget spending. All of us at Chuka University must commit to maximize effective and efficient use of our resources. Let us all work to achieve the proper balance of revenue and expenditure for sustainability.

Agenda 2 on human resource optimization shall entail the “STAFF COMMITTING TO DO MORE FOR OPTIMAL PRODUCTIVITY”. In many Kenyan universities staff duty assignments lack precise descriptions of workloads, targets, expected outputs and metrics of objective output evaluation. I commit to standards of streamlined human resource utilization with clearly spelt out metrics, too, to measure productivity and impact.

Agenda 3 on Program/ Development Prioritization shall entail “CHUKA UNIVERSITY NOT TO BEING EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE”. Failure to tame this attribute often set unreasonable academic/ development priorities leading to institutional debts. I shall deal with this by implementing a three (3) goal plan of (i) maintaining and reshaping existing programs/ and development, (ii) undertaking cost-benefit analysis of emerging programs/ development needs; and (ii) implementing an upper advantage of unique institutionally distinctive program/ development agenda.

Agenda 4 on Contract Tenure Performance Justification shall entail “IMPLEMENT APPOINTMENT BASED ON JUSTIFIED PERFORMANCE”.  I shall utilize five (5) metrics to inform justification namely (i) ability to attract/retain funds, (ii) capability to improving student attraction, (iii) demonstrable skills of prudent financial management, (iv) evidence of academic excellence, and (v) ability to understand and oversee emerging higher education trends.

Agenda 5 on transparent data-based institutional decisions shall entail “BOLD LEADERSHIP AND REAL REFORM BEST PRACTICES” based on publicly available and sharable data coming from all pillars of the mission areas of Chuka University.

Prof. Henry Mutembei M’Ikiugu (PhD), the Vice-Chancellor Chuka University

Office Contact Info

Office of the Vice Chancellor

Division Contact Info
Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Contact Persons:
Doreen Nyaga:
Beatrice Chebet:

University Council Affairs
Mwangi Murima : Secretariat:
Stella Kaburia : Legal Officer:

Public Relations and Marketing
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Physical Address: Ndagani Main Campus
Postal Address:
P.O. BOX 109 CHUKA, 60400, CHUKA

Tel: +254 (061) 2304004

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Office Mandate