Long-serving African Inland Church (AIC) Bishop Silas Yego is now Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Ombudsman.
The Bishop, who retired in December 2019, was AIC Kenya presiding Bishop for 18 years and served in the church for close to half a century (48 years).
Taking over from the former Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Rev. Dr. Benjamin Nzimbi, Bishop Yego’s obligations at the institution will include providing advisory services to the University community on best conflict resolution mechanisms.
He will also ensure complaints and grievances against the institution or its staff are addressed substantively.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, the retired Bishop said he was up to the task and emphasized on the vital role of inclusivity and openness in conflict resolution and institutional cohesion.
For effective conflict resolution Bishop Yego said he will employ an open door policy and will encourage the University community to proactively engage his office to achieve the vision of the University.
Welcoming Bishop Yego to JKUAT, Prof. Ngumi stated that since inception, the Ombudsman office has played a critical role in the stability and progress of the institution and it would benefit immensely from the extensive knowledge and experience of the Bishop.
“As management, we have always encouraged dialogue among our staff and students, and with human interactions, conflict is certain. Your office plays a major role in resolving these conflicts and appeasing the JKUAT community,” said Prof. Ngumi.
The Bishop holds an honorary PhD degree in Leadership and has in the past served in the University Councils of the University of Nairobi, Moi University and Kabarak University.