How Much Do you Know About Food Digestion?

How Much Do you Know About Food Digestion?

A nutritional biochemist from the United Kingdom has said the digestion of food nutrients, simple as they may sound, is a complex science best appreciated through different disciplines such as Food Science, Nutritional Sciences, Gastroenterology and Immunology, among others. Dr Myriam Grundy, from the Institute of Food Nutrition and Health, University of Reading, made the observation when she delivered a presentation on The Structural organization on plant based food, to postgraduate students and staff of the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences on May 23, 2019, at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)…. Continue reading →

Experts crack the coconut value chain woes to boost productivity

Experts crack the coconut value chain woes to boost productivity

Farmers and small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in the coconut value chains at the Kenyan Coast have attributed lack of business skills, markets, value addition technologies; poor quality products and stiff competition from established processors and exploitation by Tanzanian brokers as major obstacles to the full exploitation of the coconut crop through value addition. The farmers and coconut product processors from Kwale, Kilifi and Mombasa counties made the revelations during a three-day capacity building training organized by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology researchers – currently implementing the 5-year Manufacturing Research Chair programme… Continue reading →

Chief Justice Maraga Urges Students to Shun Drugs Abuse

Chief Justice Maraga Urges  Students to Shun Drugs Abuse

The Chief Justice of Kenya, David Maraga has advised university students against drug and substance abuse, which he warned, could easily compromise their academic and social development. Maraga decried that despite the existence of legislations aimed at curbing drug trafficking in the country, the menace was growing in intensity; consuming young people and destroying families, especially youth of between 25 and 35 years who are in their prime and could be relied upon to secure the country’s socio-economic prosperity. The Chief Justice who was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Yucabeth Nyaboke Maraga, was speaking at… Continue reading →

Microsoft on a Mission to Start Regional Center in Africa

Microsoft on a Mission to Start Regional Center in Africa

Microsoft is seeking partners in the establishment of their first regional development center in Africa and the 7th of its kind globally. According to Microsoft Vice President in-charge of Office 365, Engineer Perry Clarke, who led a delegation of Microsoft officials to JKUAT, May 13, the software giant plans to spend more than $100 million over five years for the project in collaboration with local partners and government. While interacting with students, Eng. Clarke reported that initial cites for the development center will be in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria. They plan to hire 100… Continue reading →

Researchers Dig in to Help Solve Narok’s Flash Floods Menace

Researchers Dig in to Help Solve Narok’s Flash Floods Menace

The frequent flash floods menace threatening lives and destroying millions of property in Enkare Narok Basin, may be a thing of the past if the efforts by a team of researchers drawn from five different institutions determine its causes and best management practices. The joint project which was officially launched May 9, 2019 at Ewaso Ng’iro South River Basin Development Authority (ENSDA) in Narok, and which brings together researchers drawn from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), Water Resources Authority, ENSDA and… Continue reading →

PAUSTI registers another milestone with admission of 6th Cohort

PAUSTI registers another milestone with admission of 6th Cohort

The Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) has admitted the sixth cohort comprising 115 students, drawn from 35 African countries. The students will pursue masters and doctorate programmes in areas such as mathematics, molecular biology and biotechnology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Addressing the students after a week-long orientation on Friday May 10, 2019, Mr. Evans Atambo who represented Kenya’s Ministry of Education said, the students had earned themselves a chance to play active role in actualization of the continent’s development blueprint – Africa Agenda 2063. He added… Continue reading →

Unions, Students and Management Welcome New Chancellor

Unions, Students and Management Welcome New Chancellor

The appointment of Prof.  Joseph Mathu Ndung’u as JKUAT Chancellor has been well received by JKUAT stakeholders. During his first visit to the University, staff union leaders, students, University management and Council all expressed readiness to support Prof. Ndung’u as he settles in to execute his new role. JKUSA President, Clinton Osoro, said the students’ fraternity welcomed the new chancellor with open arms, noting, JKUAT students are very creative innovative and sharp skills that with the chancellor’s guidance, can be directed for the benefit of humanity.” He further said, the students looked forward to benefit… Continue reading →

Prof. Mathu First Visit to JKUAT as Chancellor

Prof. Mathu First Visit to JKUAT as Chancellor

The Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Prof. Joseph Mathu Ndung’u, has pledged to work with the institution’s stakeholders in his effort to take the university forward to an even higher training, research and innovation pedestal. Prof. Ndung’u who currently serves as the Head of the Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Geneva based, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) in Switzerland, paid tribute to former and current leadership, noting they had “collectively steered JKUAT so well, leading to the achievement of the present standards.” The Chancellor was speaking during his inaugural… Continue reading →

Transformative Innovation needed to drive growth, job creation

Transformative Innovation needed to drive growth, job creation

Over 50 participants drawn from eight countries in academia, industry and government, converged at JKUAT on Wednesday May 8, 2019 for the University’s annual Sustainable Research and Innovation Conference. The event, now in its tenth year, has provided JKUAT a platform to showcase its innovations, while opening new frontiers of collaborations and exchange. Themed, Sustainable development through technology, innovation and industry linkages, the conference featured over 40 academic paper presentations and two keynote speeches covering key areas such as manufacturing, industrial automation, environmental management, infrastructure development and telecommunication. Addressing the opening session, Mr. Sultan Amri… Continue reading →

Architecture Programmes attain Commonwealth Accreditation

Architecture Programmes attain Commonwealth Accreditation

The Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) has validated programmes offered in the School of Architecture and Building Sciences (SABS) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The certification was affirmed when SABS met the required threshold set by the CAA after a three-day assessment of the architecture programmes conducted between May 6-8, 2019, by the regional and local officials from CAA whose affiliate members include the Architectural Association of Kenya(AAK), Board of Registration for Architects and Quality Surveyors (BORAQS). In a presentation of the final report to the Vice Chancellor, CAA representative, Mr. Jayantha… Continue reading →