Students Bag Kshs. 1 Million at Kenya Space Agency Symposium

Students Bag Kshs. 1 Million at Kenya Space Agency Symposium

Six Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology students have won Kshs. 1 Million from the recently concluded Kenya Space Agency Research Chair on Nanosatellite Development symposium held, September 28, 2020. The symposium was organised to leverage on academia’s technical capability and privileged knowledge on satellite development. Calling for submission of mission idea proposals from Universities in Kenya, the concept note in part read, “Satellite technology development require a high level of technical and scientific knowledge. Universities and Academia are hosts to this specialized and privileged knowledge that is needed to conceptualize, design and develop… Continue reading →

KEMRI and JKUAT Researchers Challenged to Develop Covid-19 Vaccine

KEMRI and JKUAT Researchers Challenged to Develop Covid-19 Vaccine

Researchers and innovators have been challenged to work collaboratively in order to come up with innovative solutions that will address urgent challenges affecting Kenyans. Speaking at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), October 1, 2020, during the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and JKUAT, the Director General, KEMRI, Prof. Yeri Kombe, said, JKUAT and KEMRI  have built the necessary capacity over the years and the two institutions can leverage on this synergy to develop a vaccine that can be administered to address  Covid-19. “KEMRI and… Continue reading →

Dr Njoroge and Prof Kamau Elected New Deans

Dr Njoroge and Prof Kamau Elected New Deans

Dr. Peter Njoroge Mwangi is the new Dean School of Biological Sciences after garnering twenty three (23) votes against his opponent Prof. Mary Wanyoike who got eight (8) votes. Dr Mwangi, a Senior Lecturer, Botany Department was also voted in Wednesday, September 30, 2020. He takes over from Dr Shadrack Muya who served for the last four years. Speaking to the faculty after his win, Dr. Mwangi appreciated their support and assured them of his commitment in working with both Zoology and Botany departments within the School. “As I start my tenure, I wish to… Continue reading →

JKUAT Duo Appointed to Management and Leadership Council of New Network

JKUAT Duo Appointed to Management and Leadership Council of New Network

Two JKUAT members of staff have been appointed to the Management and Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solution Network-Kenya (SDSN-Kenya). Prof. Daniel Ndaka Sila was appointed SDSN-Kenya Leadership Council Member, while Ms. Stella Mbiti was appointed to the Management Team as Assistant Network Manager. The disclosure was made virtually during the unveiling of the Sustainable Development Solution Network Kenya chapter, September 24, 2020 by the Networks Strategy Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The Kenya Network fosters global SDSN activities within Kenya by developing and promoting solutions, policies and public education. Its… Continue reading →

Sharon Wins as JKUAT Dominance in #MyLittleBigThing Challenge Continues

Sharon Wins as JKUAT Dominance in #MyLittleBigThing Challenge Continues

Sharon Onyango has emerged winner in the just concluded #MyLittleBigThing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2020 Challenge in a competition JKUAT cemented its dominance. The JKUAT Landscape Planning and Conservation student, with her Ecotopia Pavers project, follows in the footsteps of Brian Were and Stephen Muchiri who carried the day in previous #MyLittleBigThing challenges 2018 and 2019 respectively. The challenge, which was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is organized by MK Afrika in partnership with Cambridge University and Safaricom among other partners. With a decade left to achieve Vision 2030, the organisers invite university… Continue reading →

JKUAT Student Gaining Recognition for her Role in Saving the Girl-Child

JKUAT Student Gaining Recognition for her Role in Saving the Girl-Child

Peris Wangari, a first-year Clinical Medicine student at JKUAT is making global headlines through her initiative Save the Teenage Girl. Her mission is aimed at eradicating the rising numbers of teenage pregnancies, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic through mentoring young girls. For Peris, the need to start this programme in April 2020, arose from the disturbing cases highlighted by the media courtesy of the research carried out by Non-Governmental Organizations in the country. It is for this reason that she, together with her classmates decided to conduct an informal research in various counties to find… Continue reading →

Dons Appointed to the National COVID-19 Modelling Technical Committee

Twenty four Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology dons, domiciled at the College of Health Sciences (COHES) have been appointed to the National COVID-19 Modelling Technical Committee by the Ministry of Health. According to the Ministry of Health in a letter signed by the Director General for Health, Dr. Patrick Amoth, the dons “expertise in infectious disease modelling and data-driven approaches to addressing health is recognized and hereby appreciated as a crucial resource in informing the country’s response to COVID-19 pandemic.” The team led by Principal COHES, Prof. Haroun Mengech, Dean, School of Medicine,… Continue reading →

Ministry Appoints Dr Gitu as Member, Sound Chemicals Management Committee

Ministry Appoints Dr Gitu as Member, Sound Chemicals Management Committee

Dr. Leonard Mwangi Gitu, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has been appointed by the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, as a  member of the recently established Multisectoral Committee on Sound Chemicals Management (MCSCM). According to the Principal Secretary, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, in a letter dated, August 30, 2020, “The Ministry is currently implementing a Chemicals Special Program to support institution strengthening at the national level by enhancing the implementation of Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Minamata Conventions and Strategic Approach International Chemicals Management (SAICM) that… Continue reading →

JKUAT Dominates at the 2020 Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme

JKUAT Dominates at the 2020 Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students have formed a third of the 60 students who have been competitively accepted into the prestigious Huawei Seeds of the Future Programme, in its unique 2020 Edition. The Seeds for the Future programme, Huawei’s flagship global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme was launched in Kenya in 2014 to develop local ICT talent, enhance knowledge sharing, and improve understanding of interest in the ICT industry. While speaking at the virtual launch of the one-week programme, JKUAT Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi attributed the high representation of… Continue reading →

JKUAT and Kiambu County Partner to Enhance Agricultural Value Chains

JKUAT and Kiambu County Partner to Enhance Agricultural Value Chains

Kiambu County Government has identified ten (10) key areas in the agricultural sector where the County seeks to leverage on Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Technology (JKUAT) expertise to provide knowledge and skills geared towards enhancing the value chains in the identified areas for development of sustainable agricultural enterprises under the partnership. Under the partnership, training of community members will focus on the value addition of coffee, potatoes, bananas, pineapples, vegetables, avocadoes, milk, chicken and pig products. The training will also focus on bio waste management and recycling. Mr. Zeph Mbugua , an industrialist and… Continue reading →