Paul Wainaina

Prof Paul Wainaina is the current Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University, a position he has held since August 2016.

Apart from serving as the VC of KU, he is also a full Professor of Philosophy of Education at the institution.

He is a PhD holder in Philosophy of Education from the University of Alberta, Canada. He is also a graduate of the University of Nairobi with a Master's Degree in Philosophy Education.

Wainaina made headlines in the better part of 2022 for being vocal over the protection of land belonging to KU which saw him ousted from office and also reinstated in weeks.

In particular, he was praised for protecting the title deeds of the institution despite facing immense pressure from the government at the time.

He has published over seven research works and contributed to writing three books among them, Social Education and Ethics for Secondary School.

Apart from his work in Kenya, he has also served as an external examiner at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe, the University of Botswana and the University of Switzerland among others.

He is a holder of the African visiting Scholar Award, by the Association of African Universities.