President William Ruto has appointed businessman Vimal Shah as the Chancellor of the Maasai Mara University for a five-year term, effective September 7, 2023.
Shah is the chairman of Bidco Africa, one of the largest manufacturers of edible oils in East and Central Africa.
In a gazette notice dated September 8, 2023, President Ruto said he had exercised his powers under section 38 (1) (a) of the Universities Act, 2012, to make the appointment.
“I appoint Vimal Shah to be the Chancellor of the Maasai Mara University, for a period of five years, with effect from September 7, 2023,” the notice read.
President Ruto also appointed Dr Abdillahi Alawy as the chairperson of the Board of Agricultural Development Corporation for three years, replacing Dr Joseph Rotumoi.