President William Ruto yesterday appointed environmentalist Professor Patrick V. Verkooijen as the Chancellor of the University of Nairobi. He will serve for a period of a five-year term.
A university chancellor is the head of the University governing body or authority and is mostly a non resident member of the University. They are mostly ceremonial heads in many commonwealth countries.
In Kenya, the president is the default chancellor of all public universities but can choose to appoint someone to take the position in any of the university he wishes after following all the guidelines and procedures for appointment.
After the appointment of professor Patrick V. Verkooijen, Kenyans quickly started making funny mockery and meme likening the new Chancellor to one of the famous American adult movies actor Johnny Sins.
Going by their similar type of bald and head shape, Professor Patrick V. Verkooijen and actor Johnny Sins are almost perfect resemblance of the other and this is what Kenyans capitalized on to trend his appointment.