Professor Isaiah Omolo Ndiege, the outgoing vice chancellor Kyambogo University has finally handed over two official vehicles and laptop following the expiry of his term of office.
It follows a letter that was written to Professor Ndiege by Patrick Madaya, the acting Kyambogo University secretary directing him to hand over all university property and assets by the close of business on Wednesday without fail.
In his letter, Madaya warned that should Ndiege fail to abide by the directive by the said date, management would be left with no alternative but to use all legal means or seek help of other Government agencies such as police to recover the property. Jackson Betihamah, the chairperson Kyambogo University Senior Administrative Staff Association says Ndiege complied with the directive and returned two official vehicles attached to the office of the vice chancellor and laptop he has been using.
The decision by Ndiege to hand over the university property is expected to bring to an end claims that he had refused to hand over offices to Prof Fabian Nabugoomu, the Kyambogo University acting vice chancellor. Recently, Kyambogo University council appointed Prof Fabian Nabugoomu to care take the office of vice chancellor. However, on January 13, Ndiege wrote contesting the university council decision saying it contravened section article 253 of the constitution and precedence in Justice Benjamin Odoki’s case.
In his letter, Ndiege asked the University Council to seek legal advice from the Solicitor General as stipulated in Uganda Public Service Standing Orders 2010. He gave the university 7 days to reply to his letter from the date of reception. URN was unable to establish whether the university council has responded to Ndiege’s letter or not since none of the council members could be reached by our reporter.
However, Jackson Betihamah, the chairperson Kyambogo University Senior Administrative Staff Association warns of trouble should professor Ndiege attempt to cling on to office without going the proper channel for a re-appointment.