JKUAT Dons Launch Book on Pediatric Case Studies

JKUAT Dons Launch Book on Pediatric Case Studies

Dr. Patrick Mburugu and Dr. Justus Simba, who are Senior Lecturers from the Department of Child Health and Paediatrics, made history by publishing and launching Victoria Pediatrics Case Book, the first academic course book in the College of Health Sciences (CoHES) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The momentous occasion, was celebrated in pomp and color by the JKUAT community and other distinguished guests drawn from various universities and the health sector on Thursday June, 29 2021 at the main campus. Speaking during the event, the Chief Officer of Health Kiambu County,… Continue reading →

Kiambu County Commits on Continued Collaboration with JKUAT

Kiambu County Commits on Continued Collaboration with JKUAT

Kiambu County Government is fully committed to continuing collaborating with JKUAT, especially in the fields of agriculture and Technology, the Governor, Dr. James Nyoro, has affirmed. Acknowledging that research is key in the attainment of sustainable development in Kiambu County, the governor said his County was positive about the benefits accrued so far from the partnership. “JKUAT is a powerhouse in matters agriculture and technology. As a County we want to leverage on JKUAT expertise to give us solutions to the problems facing the county,” said Dr. Nyoro. The Governor was speaking when he paid… Continue reading →

Ministry Demystifies Land Title Conversion to University Community

Ministry Demystifies Land Title Conversion to University Community

Land is not only the most important factor of production but also a very emotive issue in Kenya, and Africa as a whole. It doesn’t help that for decades since Kenya’s independence, there have been multiple set of laws regulating land registration and ownership. From the Indian Transfer of Property Act, 1882, the Government Lands Act (Cap. 280), the Registration of Titles Act (Cap. 281), the Land Titles Act (Cap. 282) to the Registered Land Act (Cap. 300), each of these laws created their own registers which made land registration both complex and susceptible to… Continue reading →

Physio, Occupational Therapy Students Trained on Clubfoot Treatment

Physio, Occupational Therapy Students Trained on Clubfoot Treatment

JKUAT’s Department of Physiotherapy in conjunction with the Clubfoot Care for Kenya (CCK) convened a workshop Wednesday, July 6, 2021 in a bid to equip over 40 physiotherapy and occupational therapy students with the requisite skills in clubfoot correction. The participants were taken through the importance of early club-foot detection, how to identify the type of club-foot and how to effectively treat it using the ponseti method which is recognized as the best treatment. Children with disabilities are one of the most marginalized and excluded groups in society with around one in 806 children born… Continue reading →

HIV Prevalence in Women is Higher than that of Men – Don’s Report

According to a survey dubbed Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) done by National Aids and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), Kenya has the fifth-largest number of persons living with HIV (Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus) in the world. HIV continues to be a leading cause of adult morbidity and mortality. From the research, Kenya has 36,000 new HIV infections annually among adults who are between the ages of 15 – 64 years which is 0.14% of the population and 139,000 children are currently living with HIV  which is 0.7% of children aged 0-14 years. Currently, HIV prevalence… Continue reading →

Varsity Welcomes Scholar Aiming to Revolutionize Africa’s Manufacturing

Varsity Welcomes Scholar Aiming to Revolutionize Africa’s Manufacturing

Hailing from Palapye, somewhere halfway between Francistown and Gaborone, Botswana, Mr. Joseph Morake is a man on a mission; to revolutionize Africa’s manufacturing space through laser technology. Kicking off his Master of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), the Motswana is the first recipient of the Education for Laser-Based Manufacturing project scholarship posted to the University. The European Union-funded Education for Laser-Based Manufacturing (ELbM) project is a consortium of academic and industrial institutions formed in response to the shortage of qualified teaching and research faculty in manufacturing… Continue reading →

EU Funded Food Fortification Programme Undertakes Industry Surveillance

EU Funded Food Fortification Programme Undertakes Industry Surveillance

To strengthen the regulatory monitoring of compliance to food fortification standards and regulation, the European Union Funded Food Fortification Programme domiciled at JKUAT carried out a country-wide industry surveillance exercise. The two-week exercise that commenced on July 12, 2021 targeting over 150 maize and wheat millers sought to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the fortification process while determining the key problems or challenges encountered in implementing the mandatory fortification of maize and wheat flour. This was a follow up of a market surveillance study conducted in March 2020 where the results showed low compliance… Continue reading →

Consortium Seeks to Boost Digital Learning in Kenyan Universities

Consortium Seeks to Boost Digital Learning in Kenyan Universities

The disruptive nature of Covid-19 pandemic is a threat to affordable, accessible and quality higher education, three factors that are vital for Kenya to achieve sustainable development.  It is against this backdrop that a survey was conducted in June 2021 on digital learning to identify issues that could impede this trajectory. The survey conducted in eleven local universities revealed that most institutions have very low capacities to hold virtual laboratory sessions and examinations, inadequate internet bandwidth in remote areas, and lack of gadgets by staff and students thus necessitating urgent solutions. This is so because… Continue reading →

Council to Support the Development of Sporting Activities

Council to Support the Development of Sporting Activities

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Council led by the Chairman, Amb. Mahboub Maalim, has pledged to keep track of sports development in the University in bid to promote a holistic teaching and learning experience among the students. To foster this, Amb. Maalim said, the University will closely monitor and support sporting activities at JKUAT to ensure students get the full academic experience while also having a platform to discover and hone their talents. The Chairman of Council acknowledged the JKUAT football team for their elevation and participation in the Kenya Division Two… Continue reading →

Varsity Handball Teams Cruise to Victory in National Tournament

Varsity Handball Teams Cruise to Victory in National Tournament

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology handball teams made light work of their opponents in the Kenya National Federation Tournament to clinch a thrilling double victory in the men and female categories in Malindi. The teams, commonly known as Tigers and Tigress respectively, maintained their hot streak which saw them lift another cup double a week prior to the Malindi tournament in a competition hosted by Machakos University. During the University’s Kenya National Federation Tournament opening fixture held on Saturday, July 17, 2021, both the Tigers and the Tigress delivered their statement of intent… Continue reading →