Varsity Pledges to Fast-Track Development of Keiyian Campus

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) satellite campus, Keiyian, situated in Transmara West Sub-County is set for transformative development that would pave way for transformational learning and sustainable development. During a consultative meeting between University Council, Senior Management, Government representatives and Transmara West Sub-County community members held at Keiyian Campus on Friday, March 6, 2021, JKUAT reaffirmed her commitment to fully honour the terms of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) which had been previously signed with Keiyian Group Ranch Cooperative Society. Under the MoU, Keiyian Group Ranch provided a 100-acre piece of land… Continue reading →

The Quest for Financial Sustainability in Public Universities

The Quest for Financial Sustainability in Public Universities

In the wake of reduced financial capitation to public universities and other constraints occasioned in part by the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to diversify funding sources cannot be overemphasized. It is now incumbent upon institutions of higher learning to innovate and complement government funding to ensure financial sustainability. These sentiments took centre stage during a meeting between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi and her Embu University counterpart, Prof. Daniel Mugendi Njiru, who led a delegation of his institution’s Management on a benchmarking mission at JKUAT, Thursday,… Continue reading →

Uasin Gishu Benchmarks with JKUAT on Building Youth Capacity

Uasin Gishu Benchmarks with JKUAT on Building Youth Capacity

A delegation from Uasin Gishu County led by the Governor, Mr. Jackson Mandago, visited Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) on a benchmarking mission, March 4, 2021. The mission focused on among other aspects, the operations of the University’s engineering workshops and how the county can leverage on the capacity and skills for the youth in Uasin Gishu County. With over 20 institutions in the Uasin Gishu County, the governor said, he was keen to build their capacity, especially in technical areas to produce skilled individuals in an effort to foster the industrialization… Continue reading →

Prof. Ngumi Joins National Leaders in Eulogizing Juja MP

Prof. Ngumi Joins National Leaders in Eulogizing Juja MP

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi joined National leaders led by His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta in eulogizing the Late Juja Member of Parliament, Mr. Francis Munyua Waititu who passed on Monday, February 22, 2021. In his message of comfort, President Kenyatta eulogized the late MP, famously known as, Wakapee, as a progressive, trusted and devoted leader. “We’ve sadly lost a very progressive, trusted, peaceful and committed leader whose public actions always reflected the interests of his constituents,” eulogized the President during the funeral service held at JKUAT Graduation Square, Juja. The Head of… Continue reading →

Towards Stronger Maritime Partnerships

Towards Stronger Maritime Partnerships

The Kenya State Department of Maritime and Shipping Affairs and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) are set to strengthen and solidify their existing partnerships to accelerate the achievement of the vast potential in the blue economy, both in the country, regionally, and across the globe. According to the Principal Secretary (PS) for Maritime and Shipping Affairs, Mrs. Nancy Karigithu, the University has been a reliable partner in providing key research outputs, capacity building, technology transfer, and quality graduates. “Some of your students we’ve interacted with, particularly graduates of Marine Engineering, have surpassed… Continue reading →

Kevin Ombati: Defying COVID-19 to Gain Agricultural Skills

Kevin Ombati: Defying COVID-19 to Gain Agricultural Skills

In August 2019, Kevin Ombati, an Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering graduate of JKUAT joined 98 other Kenyan students for an eleven-month agricultural internship at Arava International Center for Agricultural Training, Israel. No sooner had they finished 6 months than the novel Coronavirus hit the globe forcing most countries to close their borders. The COVID-19 scourge being declared an international health emergency by the World Health Organization indeed brought panic, doom and uncertainty to most, and the group of students was no exception. As luck would have it, the group of students drawn from Kenya, Thailand,… Continue reading →

JKUAT: A Product of Bilateral Technical Collaboration

JKUAT: A Product of Bilateral Technical Collaboration

As a University, JKUAT has enjoyed long and lasting relations with the Japanese government now spanning over 40 years. With over 400 academic programmes being offered in five colleges, JKUAT boasts of being the only public university in Kenya that was born out of a bilateral technical co-operation, a move that has bolstered its position as an academic giant in the region. In an interview with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) documentary team, Monday, February 22, Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi said the development of JKUAT over the years has taken place in… Continue reading →

JKUAT Panthers Win their Maiden FKF Division Two Game

JKUAT Panthers Win their Maiden FKF Division Two Game

JKUAT men football team commonly known as JKUAT Panthers won their first FKF Division Two game against Nyahururu All Stars in a scintillating match played at the JKUAT sports grounds. JKUAT, who were recently promoted to the Division, won the match through a solitary goal scored by Eugene Ateya at the dying minutes of the game. The game saw the first half end in a barren draw with JKUAT not capitalizing on their chances. The JKUAT Panthers’ goal came at the 82nd minute after an infringement at the 18 yard goal area. Ateya converted his… Continue reading →

Students Urged to Undertake Professional Studies

Students Urged to Undertake Professional Studies

Students pursuing business related courses have been urged by business professional bodies in the Country to undertake professional studies alongside academic courses to match up with industrial needs. The Centre of Professional Studies, domiciled in the University’s School of Business organized a career talk for their students, Friday, February 19, 2021. The career talk featured Kenya’s renowned business professional bodies such as Kenya Institute of Supplies Examination Board (KISEB), Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), Human Resource Management Professionals Examinations Board (HRMPEB) and Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB). Mr. Alex Ondieki, a… Continue reading →

JKUAT Constructs Waterless Sanitation System for Gachororo School

JKUAT Constructs Waterless Sanitation System for Gachororo School

As part of institutional efforts geared towards  enhancing the academia-community relations through development and outreach programs, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has constructed a urine-diverting dry toilet (UDDT) at Gachororo School that operates without water and does not have oduor or vector problems. According to Dr. James Messo, a Senior Lecturer at JKUAT Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering and the Principle Investigator of the UDDT, the sanitation system which is the first of its kind in Juja, is designed with separate compartments for urine and faeces to harvest dry excreta…. Continue reading →