• IEET Trains Experts in Evaluating and Mitigating Environmental Effects

    Nine trainees from various professional sectors concluded a three-week Environmental Social Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit (ESIA/EA) training by JKUAT’s Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IEET), Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The training was significant in equipping the participants with skills and knowledge in evaluating and mitigating the impact on the environment of a proposed project or programme prior to its commencement. The short course training which was crucial in equipping the trainees with critical environmental assessment skills will also act as an avenue for the trainees in acquiring environmental auditing certificates from the National… Continue reading →

  • JKUAT Researchers Secure 18 Million NRF Award for Energy Project

    National Research Fund (NRF) has awarded three physics researchers from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) over Ksh. 18 million worth of grant to implement their project dubbed “development of a small wind-solar hybrid system for electrification of rural households in Kenya”. The researchers, who include the Principal Investigator, Prof. Joseph Ngugi Kamau, Dr. Churchill Saoke and Ms. Doreen Irungu are working alongside two other researchers, Dr. Joseph Gathua and Dr. David Wekesa from Kenyatta University (KU) Multi Media University (MMU) respectively. The equipment already acquired by the project include; Automatic weather station… Continue reading →

  • Nixtamalization Vital in Maize Aflatoxin Reduction

    Acknowledging that maize is a major food source for one-third of the world population, the Mexican Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Erasmo Roberto Martinez believes that nixtamalization increases nutritional value, decreases aflatoxin levels, and prepares the maize for various food products. The Ambassador made these remarks when he visited JKUAT, May 12, 2022, to check on the nixtamalization project that commenced in 2018, domiciled at the JKUAT Enterprises (JKUATES). The Federal Government of Mexico through the Ministry of Agriculture had donated a nixtamalization machine to JKUAT which gave birth to the beneficial collaboration between the Mexican… Continue reading →

  • Tripartite Agreement Reached to Foster Research Cooperation

    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has entered a tripartite agreement with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (United Kingdom) and Ghent University (Belgium) for collaborative research and academic exchange. The three-year agreement will see the three institutions conduct joint research; share documentation, pedagogical and research material; exchange academic staff and research assistants; and also exchange PhD students and post-doctoral researchers for non-credit study and research. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi said she was confident that the collaboration will lead to stronger research ties between the institutions and the knowledge gained will be beneficial to… Continue reading →

  • JKUAT Business Students Trained on Case Study Writing

    Over fifty students from the College of Human Resource Development (COHRED) have commenced a three-week training on business Case Study writing by facilitators from the IVEY Business School, University of Western Ontario, Canada on Monday, May 9, 2022. The annual training, which takes place in May, is an important platform for building the capacity of the students on case study writing and methodology. This is imperative in facilitating problem-solving skills among the students, enabling them develop realistic solutions to complex problems through astute case study writing. Principal, COHRED, Prof. Elegwa Mukulu said case studies have… Continue reading →

  • Universities Urged to Incorporate Mental Health in the Journalism Curriculum

    JKUAT, Corporate Communications Office, joined other stakeholders in the media industry during the 2022 Media Summit held on Thursday, May 6 at Safari Park hotel in Nairobi to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. Panel discussions held during the Summit between journalists, nongovernmental organizations, and representatives from higher education revealed the critical need to incorporate core units on mental health in order to prepare students for the newsroom environment, where challenging conditions can trigger or exacerbate mental health conditions. While echoing other journalists, Ms. Juney Karisa, a panelist from Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and a JKUAT alumna,… Continue reading →

  • Students Revolutionary Innovations Hit New Milestones

    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) engineering students have hit new milestones in their bid to launch a rocket into space and electrify tricycle wheelchairs and tractors. Under the projects dubbed Jibebe and Nakuja, a group of 31 students on Friday, May 6, 2021 unveiled their successful prototypes during an event organized by Africa-ai-Japan Project. The two projects are multidisciplinary research collaborations comprised of students drawn from various universities. Jibebe project which is made up of JKUAT and Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) set out to electrify… Continue reading →

  • Researchers Urged to Utilize Data Protective Systems

    With the growing need for access of research data tied to mapping and consolidating information of genetic resources at a central data centre the importance of protecting data cannot be downplayed. Managing and protecting research data through Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) systems is therefore an imperative step towards ensuring users and providers come to an agreement for equitable sharing of benefits from the data use. According to Mr. Jonathan Sangoro, the Lead Operations at Amband Limited, the ABS systems, established under the Nagoya protocol, is important in ensuring research and patent activity are well… Continue reading →

  • JKUAT Dons Recognized in the Latest AD Scientific Index Ranking

    122 JKUAT researchers made it to the latest Alper-Doger (AD) Scientific Index 2022 rankings with two dons, Prof. Kenneth Ngure and Prof. Mutinda Kyama, bagging the coveted top 50 rankings nationally. The researchers drawn from the five colleges of the University were part of the 538,497 scientists globally ranked by the AD Scientific Index. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi congratulated the researchers for the recognition saying, it is a testimony of their commitment and hard work She encouraged the University researchers to pull together and generate renewed momentum in their areas of specialization… Continue reading →

  • Core Values Critical to the University’s Success

    “With respect, grace, kindness and more professionalism JKUAT staff can easily achieve their goals and assist the University achieve its key objectives”, Bishop Dr. Silas Yego, the university Ombudsman asserted as he presided over the annual University staff prayer service. Dr. Yego, urged the JKUAT staff to seek God’s guidance and intervention as they worked to achieve their duties and roles in the university. Speaking during the service, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Ngumi asked the university staff to continue to foster unity and harmony among themselves, which is one of the admirable characteristics of… Continue reading →

  • Israeli Embassy Pursue Further Collaboration with JKUAT

    Israeli Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Michael Lotem visited Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Tuesday, April 26, 2020, in a bid to enhance the existing collaboration the Israeli Government has with the University. Amb. Lotem and his delegation were keen to extend their Agri-training collaboration with JKUAT and delve into the areas of agriculture, ICT, health and natural resources. “As a country, our focus has always been on knowledge transfer and development. I would like to engage with JKUAT and link the University with Israeli research and academic institutions and companies. It is my… Continue reading →

  • PAUSTI: A Crucible for Change in the Continent

    With over 2000 students enrolled in the Pan African University (PAU), the African Union Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Mohammed Belhocine believes the University needs more strengthening, support and sustainability for the growth of the continent. “The elite of our youth drawn from various countries in the continent are converging in the PAU institutes and if they are well equipped with Pan-Africanism values they will be vital in driving the African development agenda as envisioned in Agenda 2063,” said Prof. Belhocine when he paid an official visit to JKUAT, the host of… Continue reading →

  • Student Fraternity Implored to Seek God’s Divine Intervention

    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) held its annual student’s prayer service for the year 2022 on Wednesday, March 23 March to give thanks to God whilst seeking His continued protection and blessing on the entire student community. The JKUAT Chaplaincy organized event christened ‘Thanksgiving’ is an important interactive forum for students and the University Management. In his opening remarks, the university chaplain, Rev. Dr. John Karihe while welcoming the students to the prayer service urged on the importance of unity when seeking interventions for problems facing the University and for everyone offering… Continue reading →

  • The Annual Training of Analytical Chemists Underway

    A total of 15 researchers in the field of chemistry drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Rwanda have converged at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for the annual Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) training workshop. The training is aimed at equipping participants with critical skills in chromatography and interpretation of mass spectra using GS-MS instruments while also building capacity for analytical chemists in Sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking during the opening of the workshop April 25, 2022, Principal, College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Prof. George Thiong’o said the training will be key in mastering critical… Continue reading →

  • Community-Based Health Initiative Key in Attaining UHC

    A study on the utilization of digital tools to enhance COVID-19 and TB Testing and linkages to care among Boda Boda riders in the Nairobi Metropolis was launched, April 21, 2022. The study, covering Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos and Kajiado counties, used digital solutions in conjunction with antigen detecting rapid diagnostic tests (Ag-RDTs) to support decentralized COVID-19 and TB testing and linkage to care of Boda Boda riders in the Nairobi Metropolis. Running for a period of four months starting October 2021, the study was conducted by JKUAT through the Digital Health Applied Research Centre (DHARC),… Continue reading →

  • Kenya Deaf National Team Snap up JKUAT Coach

    The Kenya Deaf Basketball Association has appointed Mary Chepkoi, a staff member at the University’s Sports and Games Department as their new women’s coach. Following the timely appointment, Mary Chepkoi will be in the dugout for the upcoming 24th Deaflympics set to be staged at Caxias Do Sul, Brazil between May 1-15, 2022. The highly rated coach has given the national team renewed hope after leading the JKUAT’s women’s basketball team (Lynx) through various accomplishments most notably, the recent promotion from Division 1 to the Premier League of the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) league. Kenya… Continue reading →

  • JKUAT Researchers Secure KShs 31 Million Grant to Boost Agriculture

    The European Union (EU), through the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), has awarded a team of five researchers from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) research project funding totaling Kenya Shillings 31 million. The project, entitled “Upgrading of Silver Cyprinid (Rastrineobola argentea) value chain through multi-stakeholder partnerships and novel climate-smart postharvest processing technologies and practices for improved rural livelihoods,” is among the 11 projects competitively selected from 150 submitted proposals by researchers in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. It will be implemented by a multidisciplinary team comprising Prof. Nelson Ojijo (Department of… Continue reading →

  • JKUAT Fronts the Academic Lens to Improve Nutrition and Food systems

    JKUAT’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (COANRE), held the final plenary session on the curriculum review for its academic programs during a virtual workshop on April 14, 2022. This was a culmination of a rigorous, two-year process to ensure that all the degree programs offered at the School of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences (SOAES), School of Food & Nutritional Sciences (SOFNUS), and School of Natural Resources & Animal Sciences (SONRAS) are nutrition-sensitive, market-responsive, and incorporate food systems in their curricula. The review is also part of a project supported by the Food and Agriculture… Continue reading →

  • Public Health Students Tipped on Career Opportunities

    Students in the School of Public Health (SPH) have been urged to undertake professional networking and join volunteer ventures as a way of honing their professional skills and growing their careers. This was asserted by various speakers who graced the school’s career talk, held on Friday, April 1, 2022. The Chief Guest, Mr. Fredrick Odhiambo, Director of Public Health and Sanitation at the Ministry of Health Kisumu County, lauded JKUAT’s quality programs for producing competent health managers, noting that his skills have enticed his peers to enroll at SPH. He also emphasized networking as an… Continue reading →

  • Jinko Solar Partners with JKUAT Towards Green Energy Adoption

    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is set to become the first public university in Sub-Saharan Africa to have a green building, a move that will not only be instrumental in the push to shift to green energy but also help to conserve the environment. This comes after Jinko Solar, a renowned innovative solar technology company, donated Solar PV equipment worth Ksh. 2.7 million to the Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IEET) in JKUAT, Thursday 14 April, 2022. The company is seeking collaboration with academic institutions, starting with JKUAT, as part of… Continue reading →

  • PAUSTI Admits the 9th Cohort of 120 Students

    Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation admitted her 9th cohort of 120 students from 41 African Countries, April 4, 2022. This year’s admission saw an increase in the number of students with 85 of them pursuing Masters studies while 35 are enrolled in PhD studies. The students will pursue post-graduate studies in various fields of science, technology and innovation including mathematics, molecular biology and biotechnology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Welcoming the students to the country, Deputy Director In-charge of University Education, Mr. James Kiburi said the growth of… Continue reading →

  • PWDs to Benefit from the Newly Launched Employability Programme

    Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in collaboration with the Light of the world (a non-governmental organization) has launched an Employability programme targeting young Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in an effort to empower them with requisite skills set. Through this programme, SCB is working with five universities among them Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenyatta University (KU), United States International University-Africa (USIU), Multimedia University (MMU) and ZETECH University targeting over 4800 students. The programme dubbed ‘Futuremakers Inclusive Employability Programme’ is funded to a tune of Kshs. 96,000,000 and focuses on empowering young people with… Continue reading →

  • JKUAT Launches Master’s Program in Sanitation

    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), through the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering (SWEED), launched a two-year Master’s of Science in Sanitation program on Friday April 8, 2022. The program, which focuses on non-sewered sanitation, is part of JKUAT’s efforts to contribute to the global interventions that will enable Kenya to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030 as part of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number six. The Vice Chancellor of JKUAT, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, who was represented by Prof. Robert Kinyua, Deputy Vice… Continue reading →

  • Prof. Belz makes a Case for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

    Still relatively at a nascent stage, the field of sustainable entrepreneurship has been a subject of a number of research and scholarly work in the recent years. Just what exactly is it, what are the processes involved, and what are some of the models of sustainable entrepreneurship? This was the theme of a research seminar on Wednesday, 6 April, 2022 at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) by visiting Professor, Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz. According to Prof. Belz, sustainable entrepreneurship pursues a triple bottom line approach of economic, social and ecological goals…. Continue reading →

  • Building Capacity on Wheelchair Service Provision

    The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences is in collaboration with Latter-day Saints Charities (LDSC) and Motivation Charitable Trust to integrate the World Health Organisation Wheelchair Services Training Package into the BSc. Physiotherapy and BSc. Occupational therapy programmes. According to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Joseph Matheri the purpose of the training package is to develop the minimum skills and knowledge required by personnel involved in wheelchair service delivery. “Within the collaboration, we seek to build the capacity of relevant JKUAT Rehabilitation faculty, clinical and technical staff as Trainers of Trainees (ToTs) on wheelchair service provision…. Continue reading →

  • Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission Visits JKUAT

    Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa while paying a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, April 5, 2022, said the Pan African University should respond to the arising needs of the continent and ensure that we have African solutions to African problems. The Deputy Chairperson was on an official visit to the Kenyan projects supported by the African Union among them the Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) domiciled at JKUAT. Dr. Nsanzabaganwa appreciated JKUAT for hosting the Pan African University (PAU) saying… Continue reading →

  • Prof. Kinyua Voted in as Dean

    Prof. Johnson Kang’ethe Kinyua has been elected as the new Dean, School of Biomedical Sciences, following a highly contested election on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Prof. Kinyua won by garnering 20 votes over his two opponents, Dr. Ger Nyanjom, a Biochemistry colleague, and Dr. Caroline Ngugi, from the Medical Microbiology Department. In his acceptance speech, Prof Kinyua thanked his colleagues for their support in his victory and urged the faculty to work together as a team, reiterating his commitment to ensuring an open-door policy in running the School. He also acknowledged his competitors’ manifestos as… Continue reading →

  • A Case for eHealth in Strengthening Kenyan Healthcare System

    JKUAT College of Health Sciences (COHES) through the Digital Health Applied Research Centre (DHARC) organized a College Hall Meeting bringing together industry players, Ministry of Health officials, faculty and students from the Colleges of; Pure and Applied Sciences; Engineering and Technology; and Human Resource and Development, March 31, 2022. The multi-disciplinary meeting deliberated on the emerging challenges and probable solutions in the use of eHealth to enhance decision-making for public health good in Kenya. This comes at the backdrop of a partnership between Kenya Health Management Information Systems (KenyaHMIS) project and COHES that seeks to… Continue reading →

  • JKUAT Student Shines during Health Researchers’ Symposium

    Allan Tulienge, a fresh graduate from the School of Pharmacy, recently bagged the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 5th Annual Early Career Health Researchers Symposium hosted by Aga Khan University, taking home a Kshs. 100, 000 grant for research. The main objective of the symposium is to nurture upcoming researchers by providing a platform for them to showcase their research work and build their networks. Tulienge emerged top with his undergraduate research project paper titled ‘Evaluation of prescribing practices at Thika level 5 Hospital outpatient department using the World Health Organization prescribing indicators’. “I… Continue reading →

  • Krishna Uppal Education Fund Donates Books to JKUAT

    The Krishna Uppal Education Fund and Travel and Style Agency has donated more books to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture worth over four hundred thousand shillings. The fund made a similar book donation worth Ksh. 300, 000 in 2018 which benefited students pursuing mathematics, chemistry, physics and statistics in the College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS). The books cover a range of thematic areas such as Mathematics, Business Management, Accounting and Marketing. Speaking during the presentation of the books to the University, Friday, March 22, 2022, Prof. Surindar. M. Uppal thanked the University Management… Continue reading →

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