Safaricom’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Ndegwa has assumed a new role as the Chancellor of Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST).

The telcos boss has replaced Equity Bank Group’s boss Dr. James Macharia whose tenure elapsed in July, 2023.

This follows a gazette notice by President Ruto, appointing Ndegwa as the Chancellor of Meru University for a period of five years, effective from November 1, 2023.

“In exercise of the Section 38(1) of the Universities Act, 2012, I William Samoei Ruto, the President Of the Republic of Kenya and Commander -In-Chief of the Defence Forces, appoint Peter Ndegwa Waititu to be the Chancellor of Meru University of Science and Technology for a period of five (5) years, with effect from November 1, 2023,” read part of the notice.

On his social media account on X, formerly Twitter, the CEO showed his zeal and readiness to propel Meru University in exploiting its resources for better achievements.

“It’s truly a privilege to take on this role and, am humbled by the responsibility entrusted to me by the university”, he said.

Ndegwa proceeded by indicating his commitment to advance the school’s mission.

“As I embark on this news role, I am filled with a sense of purpose and dedicated to advancing the mission of Meru University of Science and Technology,” he said.

Dr. James Mwangi, Equity Group CEO and MD hands over the mantle of Chancellor at the Meru University of Science and Technology to Peter Ndegwa.
Photo/ Peter Ndegwa, X

The new Chancellor insisted on excellence by embracing innovation to empower the next generation of leaders who would be change-makers.

Ndegwa will be serving as the second Chancellor of Meru University for a period of five years.