Former Sports, Heritage and Culture CS Amina Mohamed has been installed as the new chancellor of the International University of East Africa (IUEA) in neighbouring Uganda.

During the ceremony conducted on February 15, 2023, the institution lauded Ambassador Amina saying they trust she will steer the university to greater heights and achievements.

“We are positive that the Chancellor’s leadership will be instrumental in guiding the institution towards more outstanding achievements,” IUEA said after Amina’s installation.

In her acceptance speech, Amb Amina undertook to lead the students to realise their full potential in the academic institution.


“To the students, today and tomorrow belong to you. I will do my best to make sure you are equipped with the tools that will magnify and amplify your chances of success in life,” said Amina.

The lawyer and a diplomat previously served as the International Organization for Migration (IMO) chairperson and the World Trade Organization’s General Council.

Amina Mohamed during the installation as chancellor. PHOTO/UEA

She also served as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) before joining President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.

She replaces Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, a former Bank of Uganda governor, who passed on in December 2022.

Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile. PHOTO/COURTESY

Prof Mutebile was the first chancellor of IUEA, a non-profit private university offering academic programs in engineering, business, law, science, and technology in Uganda.

Amb Amina was appointed Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs on April 23, 2013 and was one of 18 Cabinet Secretary nominees to the new Uhuru Kenyatta administration.