JKUAT Students Empower Vulnerable Children on COVID-19

JKUAT Students Empower Vulnerable Children on COVID-19

Children are among the most vulnerable during any kind of upheaval, and the Coronavirus pandemic is no exception. Although children do not represent a high-risk group for direct COVID-19 fatality, the pandemic posts far-reaching secondary impacts that heighten risks to children’s rights and wellbeing. To lessen the negative impact of the pandemic, a group of JKUAT students led by Moses Waweru made it their responsibility to empower and build the capacity of the vulnerable children in Juja on the adverse effects of Coronavirus and how to protect themselves from it. “We have been trying our… Continue reading →

Prof. Viviene Matiru takes over as ALISO Director

Prof. Viviene Matiru takes over as ALISO Director

Prof. Viviene Njeri Matiru is the new Director of the Alumni and International Students Office (ALISO). The Associate Professor of Microbiology has taken over from the outgoing Director, Dr. Churchill Saoke, who has served in that capacity since April 2017. During the handing over ceremony held at the ALISO offices on Monday,  July 6, 2020, Prof. Matiru commended the outgoing Director for the initiatives and progress made under his tenure and asserted that she will be building upon them to take the office to the next level. “I look forward to working with the team… Continue reading →

JKUAT Wins Bid for Phase II of Digital Literacy Programme

JKUAT Wins Bid for Phase II of Digital Literacy Programme

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has entered into a framework contract with the government to supply laptops to public primary schools under the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) for a period of three years. This follows the University’s successful bid after an open tender for “Supply, Deliver, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Goods and Services for the Digital Literacy Programme in Public Primary Schools in Kenya” that was floated on November 26, 2019. Unlike Phase I of the tender, the DLP Phase II entered between JKUAT and the ICT Authority on behalf of the… Continue reading →

Varsity Donates Relief Food Worth Kshs. 1 Million to Kiambu County

Varsity Donates Relief Food Worth Kshs. 1 Million to Kiambu County

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology donated relief supplies to Kiambu County worth over Kshs. 1,000,000, Friday, June 26, 2020. The donation was a response to the call by the County Government for well-wishers to come forward and complement the County’s efforts in fighting the Corona virus scourge. The University’s relief supplies were towards the vulnerable families in the County whose livelihoods had been affected by the pandemic. They included 20 bags of 90 kgs maize flour, 30 bags of 90 kgs instant porridge flour, 4 bags of 90 kgs beans, 6 bags of… Continue reading →

Study Calls for More Intervention to Curb Cervical Cancer

Study Calls for More Intervention to Curb Cervical Cancer

Scientists need to develop a more potent vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the virus that causes Cervical Cancer since the current vaccine may not be effective against some types of the viruses found in Africa and Asia. As a result, a group of researchers led by Ms. Agnes Omire, a Tutorial Fellow from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has recommended that health facilities encourage women to test for HPV during their routine pap smear tests, something that has not been happening The researchers set out to investigate the most common types of… Continue reading →

Iran in a Bid to Push Nanotechnology in the Continent

Iran in a Bid to Push Nanotechnology in the Continent

The Islamic Republic of Iran in collaboration with the African Union, is in the process of establishing a Masters of Science programme in Nanotechnology domiciled at the Pan African University (PAU). Speaking at JKUAT, the host University of the Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, the Iranian Ambassador to Kenya, Dr. Jafar Barmaki said his country was determined to explore areas of collaboration with regards to nanotechnology. To catalyse the capacity of nanotechnology in Kenya, Dr…. Continue reading →

JKUAT Council Trained on Integrated Management System

JKUAT Council Trained on Integrated Management System

The Council of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) were on Wednesday June 24, 2020 taken through a training on the implementation scope of the Integrated Management System (IMS). The training which took place through a webinar was based on the two International standards certifications that the University currently holds, namely ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems). The interactive training conducted by Eng. B.K Kariuki, the Director at JKUAT’s Intellectual Property and Industry Liaison Office (DIPUIL) had among other key thematic areas; the institutional compliance obligations, policies,… Continue reading →

JKUAT Alumnus Secures a Sports Scholarship in Germany

JKUAT Alumnus Secures a Sports Scholarship in Germany

Over the years, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has produced some of the most formidable names that have blazed the rugby field. From the likes of Oscar Ouma, Nick Barasa and Edwin Achayo, a number of JKUAT alumni have had the coveted chance of donning the Shujaa/Simba jersey as they patriotically represented Kenya in various rugby tournaments. Ian Stuart Minjire, a JKUAT Civil Engineering Alumnus joined this coveted club in late March 2018, when he was drafted to the Kenya 7s squad for a month-long tour that included Hong Kong, Singapore 7s series… Continue reading →

Mexico Committed to Share Nixtamalization Technology with Kenya

Mexico Committed to Share Nixtamalization Technology with Kenya

In a bid to reduce the poisonous aflatoxin found in maize, as well as improve on food security in the country, the Federal Government of Mexico has expressed its commitment to encourage Kenyans to adopt nixtamalization technology. The Mexican Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Erasmo Martinez while making his remarks when he visited JKUAT, June 8, 2020, said the technology had the potential of reducing the problem of aflatoxin that has plagued maize farmers across the country, thereby significantly transforming the nutritional profile of maize-based food products. The Ambassador who also visited the University’s enterprise (JKUATES)… Continue reading →

Revamped Automatic Handwashing Machine Unveiled

Revamped Automatic Handwashing Machine Unveiled

An advanced version of the automatic solar-powered handwashing machine which is able to detect and alert relevant authorities of suspected cases of people with Covid-19 symptoms has been invented at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The machine, a higher version of an earlier one fitted with censors that was able to dispense soap and water automatically without any physical contact, is able to send signals to alert relevant authorities for mitigation and urgent action within seconds. The innovation is also able to track the flow of people through the recorded temperatures… Continue reading →