JKUAT Maps Diagnostic Testing Services in Kisumu, Nyeri for UHC

JKUAT Maps Diagnostic Testing Services in Kisumu, Nyeri for UHC

In a bid to inform policy and decision-making on diagnostic services in Kenya, Digital Health Applied Research Centre (DHARC) domiciled at JKUAT, conducted a study in Kisumu and Nyeri Counties geared towards improving essential diagnostic services for women and children in Kenya. Funded by the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and supported by the Ministry of Health, the Centre mapped out 30 testing services across all six levels of Kisumu and Nyeri Counties to identify gaps and opportunities to strengthen services and improve access to quality health care. The Principal Investigator of the study,… Continue reading →

Subsurface Water Retention Technology: Hope for Makueni Small Scale Farmers

Subsurface Water Retention Technology: Hope for Makueni Small Scale Farmers

The recent climatic conditions have adversely affected food production in many regions of the country. Makueni is one of the counties witnessing low productivity due to these conditions. The presence of sandy soils in lowland parts of Makueni also negatively affects the quantity of food produced and types of crops that can be grown. Sandy soils have poor water holding capacity, very low organic matter and do not retain nutrients in the root-zone when fertilized. To curb this, researchers from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), JKUAT Enterprises Ltd (JKUATES), Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, Swedish… Continue reading →

JKUAT and KEREA sign MoA Towards Renewable Energy

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s (JKUAT) Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IEET) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA) in bid to improve training and research capacity in Kenya’s renewable energy sector. The primary objective of the agreement signed on Friday, April 24, 2022, is to advance training, research and capacity building of staff and student graduates within the broader renewable energy sector for the Kenyan and regional Sub-Saharan African (SSA) energy market, as well as provide employment opportunities for them. During the signing ceremony,… Continue reading →

A Record 5854 Graduate at JKUAT During 38th Graduation Ceremony

A Record 5854 Graduate at JKUAT During 38th Graduation Ceremony

A record 5854 graduates were conferred degrees and awarded diplomas by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Mathu Ndung’u, during the 38th graduation ceremony. During the ceremony held on June 28, 2022, 47 PhDs, 468 masters’, 94 post graduate diplomas, 4634 bachelors’, 379 diplomas and 233 certificates were conferred and awarded. The 38th graduation ceremony saw JKUAT present the first ever valedictorian of their graduation. In his speech, the Chancellor was full of optimism towards the caliber of graduates the University had produced. “I stand before you today, looking back… Continue reading →

JKUAT Partners with Red Hat Academy

The School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) signed a certificate of partnership with Red Hat Academy on Tuesday June 21, 2022, adding to the diversification in IT certifications for JKUAT students. The main purpose of this partnership is to bridge the gap between the Industry market and the Academia. Redhat Academy provides a curriculum to help education institutions keep pace with the demands of the industry. Through this partnership, SCIT will offer JKUAT students majoring in information technology and computing with Red Hat professional courses… Continue reading →

Dr. Mosinya Nyaberi Earns Kofi Annan Fellowship

Dr. Mosinya Nyaberi Earns Kofi Annan Fellowship

A Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Health and Disease Control, School of Public Health at JKUAT, Dr. Jackline Mosinya Nyaberi, has earned the Koffi Annan Fellowship honour.  The public health expert joined the pioneer cohort that graduated on May 20, 2022 to become a Fellow of the inaugural Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme (KAGHLP), having won fellowship in April 2021 at the Africa CDC in Addis, Ethiopia. While presenting her project at Africa CDC based on evidence based facts, she stated Dr. Nyaberi said, “In the 21st Century, over 500 million girls do… Continue reading →

Evaluation of Africa-ai-Japan Project Funded Research Proposals Underway

Evaluation of Africa-ai-Japan Project Funded Research Proposals Underway

The Africa-ai-Japan project has kick-started a three-day evaluation of research proposals which will be funded by the Japanese Government during the Japanese Government Fiscal year 2022/23. The Innovation research grant is intended for JKUAT/PAUSTI staff and students drawn from the project’s sub-taskforces namely: Innovation and Prototyping Integrated Centre, Innovation Centre for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Innovation Centre for Bio-resources and Innovation Centre for Computer Application and Technological Solutions. While presenting their research proposals, researchers were required to expound on the feasibility of their research based on their potential to contribute to Kenya’s national targets, Vision… Continue reading →

JKUAT’s College of Engineering Explores Partnership with Merican

JKUAT’s College of Engineering Explores Partnership with Merican

In a bid to advance local manufacturing in the country and further cement academia-industry linkage, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is forging a partnership with Merican Limited, a local commercial kitchen equipment manufacturer. The proposed collaborative research agreement will see the College of Engineering and Technology (COETEC) partner with Merican on manufacturing research matters, covering equipment fabrication, quality standards, innovation, value addition, intellectual property, among others. Speaking during their second meeting with the Merican team on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the College of Engineering and Technology Ag. Principal, Dr. Eng. Hiram Ndiritu,… Continue reading →

Varsity Stages Sports Day for Staff Members

Varsity Stages Sports Day for Staff Members

In efforts geared towards improving productivity among staff at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), the institution organized a sports day for staff members to leverage on the positive effects brought about by physical activities such as raised morale and motivation, team building, positive mood and atmosphere in the working environment. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, said the sports day will go a long way in helping staff to bond, build better inter personal communication and forge harmony. The Vice Chancellor reported that plans were underway to make sports day… Continue reading →

JKUAT Student Listed in Forbes Africa’s Top 30 under 30

JKUAT Student Listed in Forbes Africa’s Top 30 under 30

Forbes Africa has listed Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology student, Dr. Joan Ruguru Kimani, as one of the Top 30 under 30 class of 2022 achievers in the June edition of Forbes ranking. Dr. Ruguru who is set to graduate with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree of JKUAT during the 38th Graduation Ceremony, slated for June 28, 2022, was outstanding in her work on Child health and Parenting. Ruguru Kimani, as she prefers to be called, is also the 2020 winner of the Top 35 under 35 Youth of… Continue reading →