Mount Kenya University (MKU) is inviting former students who previously graduated from the institution but couldn’t collect their certificates due to unpaid fees to do so, effective today.
Speaking during the 23rd Graduation held on Friday, August 4, the University’s founder Simon Gicharu announced that they had paid all the fines and that students could collect their certificates for free.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to announce a waiver of all the fines. We have written off the Sh80 million, and all past students can now come and collect their certificates without paying a cent,” Gicharu said.
Gicharu said the board came up with the decision to allow students to endeavor in their careers.
“True to the university motto ‘Unlocking Infinite Possibilities,’ we don’t want to be the hindrance towards unlocking the infinite possibilities for you,” he said.
A total of 6,108 students successfully graduated from the institution. Among them, 3,138 were male graduates, and 2,970 were female.
Gicharu challenged the graduates to shape their destinies and carry forward the invaluable lessons and experiences acquired from their time at MKU.
MKU’s Vice Chancellor, Deo Jaganyi, extended gratitude to parents, guardians, sponsors, staff, and others who supported the graduates throughout their educational journey.
Jaganyi highlighted the University’s perseverance and commitment to offering diverse academic programs, as evidenced by the enrollment of 54,138 students during the January-April 2023 semester and 54,522 students during the May-August 2023 semester.
During the same event, the University bestowed an honorary doctorate upon Karim Khan, who serves as President William Ruto’s legal counsel. He represented Ruto in the Hague during the post-election violence case.
The recognition is attributed to his extensive expertise in international criminal law and human rights, his dedication to community engagement for advancing education and social progress, his contributions in combating terrorism, his substantial research and publications, and his various appointments and accolades.
Khan, who assumed the International Criminal Court Prosecutor role in June 2021, succeeded Fatou Bensouda.