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(Left) Prof. Peter Mbithi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance hands over a certificate of excellence to Mrs. Grace Wangu Hinga during her farewell party. Looking on is Mrs. E. Ongwae, Acting Registrar, Administration.

The University of Nairobi recently said goodbye to one of its illustrious and longest serving employees Mrs. Grace Wangu Hinga.  Mrs. Hinga has worked in the University since 1971.

Her first work station was in the Faculty of Education but she also had a stint in the Institute of Adult Studies and the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences before being identified to work in the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s office in 1984.  She has since her posting, performed tirelessly in that office, during which period she has served six Deputy Vice-Chancellors.  In the process she moved up the ranks from the position of Assistant Secretary to the position of Executive Secretary.

In a farewell party held in her honour, various speakers including the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance, Prof. Peter Mbithi, acknowledged Mrs. Hinga’s dedication and work ethics and encouraged other UoN members of staff to work diligently.

In his remarks, Prof. Mbithi said that Mrs. Hinga’s experience and knowledge of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance office was an invaluable asset that greatly assisted him in settling down quickly and adjusting to the life in the office seamlessly.

During the party, Mrs. Hinga was not only surrounded by friends and colleagues but her family as well. As she proceeds on her retirement, she leaves behind a professional legacy that should be emulated by her peers.

The University wishes her a happy life in retirement.


Nancy Njeru (not verified) wrote:

Mon, 2013-07-22 08:58

Congratulations Mrs. Hinga. May God who saw your good deeds bless your humble soul and those very dear to you.

peter wekesa (not verified) wrote:

Wed, 2013-06-19 12:49

congratulations and may God bless you mightly

Anonymous (not verified) wrote:

Mon, 2013-06-17 16:19

An illustrious service Grace, and you're still able to continue . All the best and God be with you.


Shemigew (not verified) wrote:

Mon, 2013-06-17 06:42

Hey, hows it going? Just thought I should introduce you to myself. Cheers. Jarowth N.