Maasai Mara University has installed Dr. Vimal Shah as the second chancellor, following his appointment with President Ruto on September 8th, 2023, for five years.

Speaking during the installation, Narok North Constituency Member of Parliament Agnes Pareyio said she is optimistic that Shah will bring a wealth of knowledge to the institution, given his extensive background in manufacturing and industrialization.

“He is an accomplished business man, a mentor and has vast knowledge on management skills. I feel he is the best person for this institution,” she said.

The Maa Council of Elders Chairman Kelena Ole Nchoe thanked the president for appointing Dr. Vimar saying his experience and accomplishment are unmatched.

Further, he lauded President William Ruto for appointing the chancellor and expressed confidence that he would spur the institution to greater heights.

Ole Nchoe called on society to embrace education by registering at institutions to learn during their free time.

“This institution is here to benefit us. I encourage everybody whether young or old to register for certificate, diploma, degree, masters or PhD courses at the university. You can learn during your free time. That is why this institution is here,” he said.

He reiterated that he would continue supporting education, especially girl-child education, underscoring that education is the gateway to success.

Nevertheless, he urged the new chancellor to protect the Maasai Mau Forest and Maasai Mara National Reserve, as the institution is named after the two natural resources.

East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) Member Of Parliament David Sankok said the new chancellor was the best choice for the university as he has a wealth of experience in the business and manufacturing industry.

He called on the chancellor to focus on three issues: culture of conservation, tourism, and agri-business, as these are the main factors affecting the community.

On his part, the Maasai Mara University Council Chairman, Dr. Kennedy Ole Karei, expressed confidence that under the chancellor’s stewardship, the university will continue to flourish and make meaningful contributions to society.