Joel Ltilitan Bargul’s journey from a nomadic life to a scientist

Joel Ltilitan Bargul’s journey from a nomadic life to a scientist

Born in a Kenyan nomadic pastoralist family, Joel Ltilitan Bargul beat odds to attend school. In the interview below, Bargul, who is currently a PhD student based at icipe, narrates his academic journey, his ongoing research on the tsetse-transmitted African trypanosomes and his dream of setting up an animal diseases diagnosis facility within his community. I was born in Laisamis, a drought stricken region some 400 kilometers northeast of Nairobi City. I belong to the Rendille community who are traditionally nomadic pastoralists. Although in recent years this society has begun to settle down, when I was growing… Continue reading →

Biochemistry Group Congratulates Prof. Mabel Imbuga

Prof. Mabel Imbuga has been re-appointed to serve as the Vice-Chancellor of  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for another term of five years, with effect from 1st August 2013. Her reappointment by the Education, Science and Technology Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, follows her recognition as a woman with outstanding and longstanding leadership and administration skills. Imbuga, a Professor of Biochemistry, has manned a huge transformation of the institution since her initial appointment as the Vice Chancellor on August 1, 2008. Major among her achievements is the facilitation of creation of new… Continue reading →