Medicine Graduate’s Presentation Shines in Australia

Medicine Graduate’s Presentation Shines in Australia

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) graduate and JKUAT alumni, Stephen Odiwuor’s poster presentation on Early Childhood Development stole the limelight in Darwin, Australia in December, last year. Odiwuor, who graduated in November 2019, in the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, made a poster presentation of his Community Health Project during a session that was moderated by Professor William Burdick, the Vice President for Education Research (FAIMER). The JKUAT alumni was awarded in recognition for being one of the (12) twelve winners of the 2019 International Student Project for Health Competition… Continue reading →

Marine Graduates Land Jobs with Saudi Shipping Company

Seven JKUAT Marine Engineering graduates have been recruited by Saudi Arabia’s Bahri National Shipping Company, the world’s largest owner and operator of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs). The seven; Cyril Omondi Ochieng, James Mwendo Mawili, Michael Juma Achieno, James Mwamuye Laika, Ahmed Yahya Saad, Kimathi Evans and Ahmed Haitham Farid are among the 13 seafarers recruited for placement aboard Bahri Company vessels. Lauding the shipping company for the opportunity they have accorded the young seafarers, Principal Secretary, State Department of Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Dr. Nancy Kirigithu said, sea time is a mandatory experiential training… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students to Represent Kenya in Regional ICT Competition

JKUAT Students to Represent Kenya in Regional ICT Competition

Three Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students have emerged winners in the recently concluded Huawei’s Sub-Saharan Africa ICT competition, beating over 6300 competitors drawn from 40 local Universities. The award ceremony held in Nairobi, Monday, December 16, 2019, saw the top 20 competitors declared winners in one of the two categories (Network Track or Cloud Track) based on their career interests. Allan Mwirigi, Davies Sang and Stacy Ojwang all fourth year students at JKUAT pursuing Bachelor Degrees of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering and Business Information Technology respectively, are… Continue reading →

Student Wins Best Oral Presentation Award at AMSUN Conference

Student Wins Best Oral   Presentation Award at AMSUN Conference

A student of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, has scooped the Best Overall Oral Presentation Award at the Association of Medical Students of University of Nairobi (AMSUN) Annual Conference, held recently. Jane Wainaina, a 6th year student pursuing Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) emerged the best overall oral presenter, during the AMSUN annual conference held at the Light Academy International School, Nairobi. The theme of the conference was: Medical Student and Research. Ms. Wainaina made a presentation on Adherence to basic… Continue reading →

Enhancing the Legume Value Chain in Kenya

Enhancing the Legume Value Chain in Kenya

For the past three years, the Legume Centre of Excellence for Food and Nutrition Security (LCEFoNS) has endeavoured to enhance the legume value chain of the country. This comes in the backdrop of claims that legume farming is the answer to perennial food insecurity and economic distress facing local farmers. The project focuses on different stages along the value chain of legumes; from agricultural production, post-harvest storage and food processing to human consumption and its impact on nutrition and health. While paying a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, January 9,… Continue reading →

The Year that Was: A recap of events that shaped JKUAT in 2019

The Year that Was: A recap of events that shaped JKUAT in 2019

As we begin the year 2020, we wish to recognize the fact that, in 2019, the University made outstanding strides and has great fond memories. The year 2019 saw JKUAT become the most preferred University in the country for the second year running; emerged the Best University at the Nairobi International Trade Fair; assembled and supplied digital tablets for the 2019 national census. It was also the year the university was selected by World Intellectual Property Organization and Africa Regional Intellectual Property Organization, to be the driver for Intellectual Property Policy in Africa. Research JKUAT… Continue reading →

Prof. Ngumi commend Varsity staff for their dedication

Prof. Ngumi commend Varsity staff for their dedication

JKUAT Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi has commended Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) staff for their dedication and commitment to work, efforts which she said had brought notable achievements to the institution. Speaking during the end of year prayer service held at the University’s Assembly Hall, Thursday December 19, 2019, said it was through staff and students dedication that the University had for the second successive year attracted the highest number of students admitted to its various courses. “This has been possible because of your collective effort and cooperation,” she told… Continue reading →

JKUAT to Participate in University Games 2019

JKUAT to Participate in University Games 2019

Twenty five teams from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) were on Friday December 6, 2019 flagged off by the Vice Chancellor Prof Victoria Wambui Ngumi to participate in this year’s Kenya University Sports Association games to be held in Eldoret. The indoor and outdoor games scheduled to start December 17, 2019 and end on January 21, 2020, will involve students under the age of 25. The games will include chess, karate, football, athletics, roll ball, volleyball among others. Prof. Ngumi in her address commended the participants, most of who are current national… Continue reading →

JKUAT, Kiambu Stakeholders Celebrate Annual Thanksgiving Ceremony

JKUAT, Kiambu Stakeholders Celebrate Annual Thanksgiving Ceremony

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in collaboration with the Kiambu County Coordinated Stakeholders Association (KCCSA) members on Sunday December 15, 2019, converged at Destiny Ministries International-Thika, to celebrate the annual thanksgiving ceremony. The annual ceremony is aimed at bringing together stakeholders from Kiambu County such as students, parents and County leaders, to celebrate the fruitful partnership between JKUAT and KCCSA which has enabled needy but bright students pursue university education at the University as part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities. Through the partnership, JKUAT agreed to sponsor 4 bright but needy students… Continue reading →

Would you Consider a Plate of Grasshoppers for Lunch? If Not, Think Again!

Would you Consider a Plate of Grasshoppers for Lunch? If Not, Think Again!

What is it that comes to your mind when you first interact with an insect in your house or office? While many people will react by picking up a weapon and smashing the “creepy crawly” to death, the remaining few are reaping millions of shillings, bubbling with good health from embracing and exploiting the many opportunities around the insect that go beyond the unfortunate crop-eating, disease-carrying reputations associated with the beautiful insects. Researchers at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT), have made headlines in the past for their breakthrough discoveries on the commercial and… Continue reading →