Kenya's education secretary appoints 81-year-old politician to top university job

Ojiambo, 81, was among 25 candidates shortlisted for the chair position

Ojiambo, 81, was among 25 candidates shortlisted for the chair position from a total of 44 applications.

Dr Ojiambo, a presidential running-mate in the 2007 general elections, was first elected MP for Funyula in 1974.

She was the first woman to be appointed Assistant Minister (Housing and Social Services).

It is the first time that the council chairperson and members were recruited competitively after Ms Amina Mohamed took over the Ministry.

PhD degree

Interested candidates for the position of chairperson were required to hold a minimum of an earned PhD degree from a recognised university.

Those seeking to be members of councils were required to hold a minimum of an earned master’s degree (executive master’s are not accepted) from a recognized university.

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