JKUAT Karen Campus, Stakeholders Plant Trees in Karen and Rongai

JKUAT Karen Campus, Stakeholders Plant Trees in Karen and Rongai

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s Karen Campus students and staff joined other stakeholders in planting trees around the Campus and the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ongata Rongai to protect and restore the water ecosystem in the area. The joint tree planting initiative conducted December 4, 2019 run under the theme: Think Global, Act Local, was initiated to complement sustainable development goal number 6, which sets out to scale up reforestation in Kenya from the current forest cover of 7.4% to the global target of 10%. The Principal, JKUAT, Karen Campus, Prof. Jackson Kwanza, who officiated… Continue reading →

Medical Doctors and Business Computing Pioneer Cohorts Graduate During JKUAT- PAUSTI Joint Graduation

Medical Doctors and Business Computing Pioneer Cohorts Graduate During JKUAT- PAUSTI Joint Graduation

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has graduated the first cohort of thirty (30) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students after successfully completing the 6-year rigorous medical doctors degree training programme offered in the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences. Speaking during the 34th JKUAT and 5th Pan African University Institute of Basic Science, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) joint graduation ceremony, Friday, November 29, 2019 where 4,739 candidates were conferred degrees and awarded diplomas, the University Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Mathu Ndung’u, said, “JKUAT continues to mount programmes that are relevant… Continue reading →

Prof. Mati Joins the UN Committee on World Food Security

Prof. Mati Joins the UN Committee on World Food Security

Prof. Bancy Mati has been appointed by the Bureau of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to serve as a member of the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) for a period of 2 years. In an appointment letter signed by His Excellency Amb. Mario Arvelo, Chairperson of the CFS, Prof. Mati joins a team of 15 experts from all over the world. She is one of the two Africans to serve on the steering committee. Domiciled at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the… Continue reading →

JKUAT Student-Innovators Crowned at Inaugural HatchHack

JKUAT Student-Innovators Crowned at Inaugural HatchHack

Three undergraduate students Bronson Eran’ogwa, Thomas Masibo and Duncan Odhiambo, all fourth year students pursuing Actuarial Science, Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science, respectively, together with Nicholas Musau, a third year student pursuing Information Technology, have been crowned winners of the inaugural HatchHack Hackathon competition, held at JKUAT Main Campus. The competition, held, November 21, 2019 pitching 17 groups against each other for the top prize saw the innovation titled; Productivity Innovation through Early Identification, Surveillance, Disease and Pest Reporting, emerge tops in a contest that run under the theme: “Inventing the future today.” Ecotopia and… Continue reading →

AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Second Phase Gets the Nod

AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Second Phase Gets the Nod

The African Union-african innovation-JKUAT And PAUSTI Network (AFRICA-ai-JAPAN) project second phase has been given the green light for another five years beginning, June 2020. This was revealed during the 5th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting held at JKUAT Main Campus, November 20, 2019. JICA Kenya Chief Representative, Mr. Komori Katsutoshi, while lauding the partnership, collaboration and commitment witnessed by the project partners said, the second phase of the project aims at enhancing the development of human resource in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). “The second phase of the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN project aims to establish educational and… Continue reading →

EU Ambassador to Kenya Visit JKUAT Supported Miller

EU Ambassador to Kenya Visit JKUAT Supported Miller

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Kenya, Ambassador Simon Mordue, paid a visit to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), supported Miller, Beada Maize Millers Limited in Nakuru County, November 18, 2019. JKUAT in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) is implementing a European Union Funded Food Fortification project that seeks to strengthen the current government initiative to fortify maize flour. The programme, ‘Strengthening the Kenya National Food Fortification Programme,’ has been in operation since February 2017, to improve the health and nutritional status of poor and vulnerable groups. During the visit,… Continue reading →

Stakeholders Converge at JKUAT to Address Security Concerns

Stakeholders Converge at JKUAT to Address Security Concerns

Stakeholders converged today, Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja Main Campus, to deliberate on pertinent security concerns that have affected the Juja community including students and members of public. The consultative meeting brought together the Juja business community, University community, Hostel owners, Security agencies and local leaders with the aim of exploring ways to arrest the increasing state of insecurity where students have been the main victims. The meeting was convened by the University Management following a recommendation of the University Senate last week. During the… Continue reading →

ICT Principal Secretary Hails JKUAT’s Research, Innovation Outputs

ICT Principal Secretary Hails JKUAT’s Research, Innovation Outputs

The Principal Secretary (PS), Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, Mr. Jerome Ochieng has lauded Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)’s commitment to create and disseminate knowledge and innovation outputs. Citing the role played by the University in providing the digital equipment used during the recently concluded national census, national Digital Learning Programme and the Taifa Laptop Project, which he noted, are some of the initiatives that have defined “JKUAT’s collaboration with the Government and especially the ministry of ICT on various platforms.” Mr. Ochieng further explained, the two innovations have become popular… Continue reading →

High Costs in Foundry Curtailing its Potential in Kenya, Experts Say

High Costs in Foundry Curtailing its Potential in Kenya, Experts Say

Local foundry experts have attributed the sectors’ stagnated growth in Kenya to “extremely high costs of running the business” majorly due to over-reliance on imports, external expertise and non-existent government incentives despite its immense potential in generating millions of shillings and creating multiple jobs. “I recently bought a small foundry pyrometer which merely weighs a few grams at a cost of Ksh. 500, 000 but even then its calibration has to be done in Germany,” lamented Mr. Lawrence Nduto of East African Foundry Works. The metal and steel industries are considered the backbone of economic… Continue reading →

JKUAT kicks-off Tree Planting Exercise to Compliment Government’s Campaign

JKUAT kicks-off Tree Planting Exercise to Compliment Government’s Campaign

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has kicked off a tree planting exercise as part of its strategic campaign to increase its forest cover from the present 3 % to 10% around the University’s environs. The tree planting exercise to be carried out around the University and its environs, which started Friday, November 8, 2019 is in line with a directive from Ministry of Education (State Department of University Education) aimed at supporting afforestation in the country. While launching the exercise, JKUAT Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, lauded the government’s plan saying… Continue reading →