Kenyatta University Council has officially dismissed Embattled Vice-Chancellor Paul Wainaina.

This is according to a circular the institution’s acting Vice-Chancellor Waceke Wanjohi wrote to the staff on Monday informing them that KU has written a letter to Wainaina notifying him of his summary dismissal.

“Further to the earlier communication from the Kenyatta University Council, I write to inform you that the Council vide a letter to Prof. Paul K. Wainaina, resolved to summarily dismiss him from service with effect from 5th August 2022,” the circular read.

Wanjohi also warned the institution against communications from Wainaina and advised people to remain focused for the smooth running of the university.

“Therefore any communication and/or instructions from him are null and void. I therefore request you to remain focused and ensure that the University continues to run smoothly without any disruption,” Wanjohi said.

A row between Kenyatta University and the Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) over the ownership of a 1,000 acre parcel of land saw Wainaina leave the institution under unclear circumstances on July 12, 2022 and the institution’s council replaced with a team that was set to assume the running of the university.

Wainaina claimed he was sacked for refusing to surrender the title deed of the parcel of land to the government after the cabinet decided to subdivide the parcel of land.

However, Justice Jacob Gateri of the Employment and Labour Relations Court ordered his reinstatement on July 27, 202, pending the hearing and determination of his petition.

“Pending the hearing and determination of this application inter-parties, this honourable court is pleased to issue a temporary order suspending the implementation of the decision contained in the letter dated July 12 by Professor Crispus Kiamba in to suspending, terminating and/or dismissing the petitioner from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, rendering his position vacant and/or revoking his salary,” Gateri ruled.