Mrs. Elizabeth Gesare Ongwae, Immediate former Registrar, Administration receives a gift from the VC Prof. George Magoha.
In a ceremony officiated by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. George Magoha, the University of Nairobi (UoN) gave a befitting farewell to senior retiring managers: Mrs. Salome Ndinda Munavu and Mrs. Elizabeth Gesare Ongwae, who served as the University Librarian and as the Administration Registrar, respectively. Mrs. Munavu has served the University for 37 years while Mrs. Ongwae for 27 years.
The two officers have successfully over-seen a number of University reforms which today form the basis of the University’s operations. Mrs. Munavu oversaw the digitalization of the library, open access and repository systems. Before that she had served in various capacities within the library system since 1976.
On her part, Mrs. Ongwae successfully oversaw the rightsizing and staff rationalization in the University in 2001. As a Registrar, she was an able leader for the public sector reforms among them ISO, Performance contracting, strategic planning among others. Earlier, she had served in different capacities in the University since 1986.
In his remarks, Prof. Magoha said that the University was bidding farewell to two selfless, committed and hardworking officers who have been a good example to many of the University’s staff. He called on UoN employees to emulate the example set by the two retiring officers.
During the ceremony, the two were surrounded by friends, colleagues and family as well.
Mrs. Salome Ndinda Munavu, Immediate former University Librarian receives a gift from the VC Prof. George Magoha.
The University wishes Mrs. Munavu and Mrs. Ongwae a happy life in retirement.