Former Daystar DVC Appointed as St. Paul’s VC

By: Sumaya Hussein (

Thumbnail photo: New St Paul’s VC James Kombo. Photo courtesy of St Paul’s University

Daystar’s former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. James Kombo, was today installed as the third Vice-Chancellor of St. Paul’s University (SPU).

In a ceremony held today at St. Paul’s University in Limuru, the process of installation was performed by the University Chancellor, Prof Margaret Kobia, who is also the CS for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs.

“I, James Kombo, do accept the position of Vice-Chancellor in this University, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, amen”, declared Prof. Kombo, after which he began to be robed in the St. Paul’s gown.

VC Prof. James Kombo signing his acceptance statement. Photo courtesy of St Paul’s University.

The event was attended by the Senate Majority Leader, Hon. Samuel Poghisio, former St. Paul’s VC Prof. Joseph Galgallo, Daystar VC Prof. Laban Ayiro, Daystar DVC Finance, Administration and Planning, Dr Muturi Wachira and Vice-Chancellors from other various universities.

Students receiving the new VC through their leaders. Photo courtesy of St Paul’s University.

The former St. Paul’s VC handed over the University seal, charter, mace, logo and flag to Chancellor Kobia, who then gave them to Prof. Kombo. The installation was finalized when Prof. Kombo signed his acceptance statement, witnessed by the Chancellor.

Former St Paul’s VC Joseph Galgallo. Photo courtesy of St Paul’s University.

The Chief Guest Hon. Samuel Poghisio during his speech acknowledged Prof. Kombo saying that his installation “marks yet another milestone in the long journey of SPU to transform itself into a centre of excellence within the context of Kenya and Africa’s realities and needs”.

Hon. Samuel Poghisio, EGH, MP – Leader of the Majority in the Senate. Photo courtesy of St Paul’s University.

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