Varsity Receives EU Sponsored Masters Students

Varsity Receives EU Sponsored Masters Students

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has received fifteen (15) students drawn from Sub-Saharan African countries who are sponsored by European Union to pursue Masters degree programmes in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The scholarship beneficiaries comprised of seven (7) students from Kenya, three (3) from Malawi and one (1) each from Rwanda, Namibia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The postgraduate training initiative is aimed at building capacity for qualified epidemiologists across sub-Saharan Africa who will be tasked with leveraging on reliable epidemiological data to efficiently monitor, analyze and interpret data to inform policy and decision… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students Win Mitsubishi Scholarships

JKUAT Students Win Mitsubishi Scholarships

Ten students pursuing Bachelor of Commerce degree programme in the College of Human Resource Development at JKUAT have been awarded scholarships worth Kshs. 64,954 each by the Japan based Mitsubishi Corporation. The scholarships were awarded to needy students who have demonstrated consistent record of academic excellence in their studies. Speaking during the handing over ceremony held at the University, Thursday, January 20, 2022, the General Manager, Mitsubishi Corporation, Nairobi Liaison Office, Mr. Katsutoshi Nishi, said, the scholarship is a strategic initiative to spur global development through education. “We are happy to offer the scholarship and we hope that you… Continue reading →

Prof Anne Muigai Publishes In Nature

Prof Anne Muigai Publishes In Nature

Anne Muigai, a Professor of Genetics in the Department of Botany, JKUAT, has published an article in Nature Journal. The article titled; Expanding Global Access to Genetic Therapies, highlights the hindrance of global access to genetic therapies due to intellectual property and pricing practices in the field. In the article, Prof. Muigai notes that the treatment of rare genetic diseases is costly (currently ranging from USD 373,000 and USD 2.1 million) and calls for the scientific community to look for innovative ways to ensure human genome therapies are developed in ways that will allow them… Continue reading →

LCEFoNS Actors Take Stock of Phase I in Readiness for Phase II

LCEFoNS Actors Take Stock of Phase I in Readiness for Phase II

The Legume Centre of Excellence for Food and Nutrition Security (LCEFoNS) led by Prof. Marc Hendrickx (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Prof. Daniel Sila (JKUAT, Kenya) took stock of the successes gained by the project in its first phase of implementation, January 12, 2021. Since inception in 2017, the project, funded to the tune of Euros 3,735,000.00 (Ksh. 410 million), under VLIR-UOS initiative has facilitated a total of 24 students with their postgraduate training (8 PhD and 17 Masters) and enhanced the laboratory infrastructure at JKUAT through procurement of discipline related research equipment. Dr. Elizabeth Wafula,… Continue reading →

Agro-based SMEs Trained on Nutrition-Sensitive Production

Agro-based SMEs Trained on Nutrition-Sensitive Production

According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), food loss and waste drains billions of shillings from the global economy every year, estimated to represent a third of the global food production. About 40% of the food that reaches consumers is thrown away, and nearly 30% of harvested crops in sub-Saharan Africa go to waste with implications on environment, food security, small-scale farmers’ incomes and nutrition. To address this, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) partnered with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to train Kenyan Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on all aspects of… Continue reading →

JKUAT Hosts First School on Sustainable Additive Manufacturing Technology

JKUAT Hosts First School on Sustainable Additive Manufacturing Technology

The thought of new concepts such as printing of body parts (instead of looking for a donor) or a customized dream car may seem absurd, yet rapidly emerging technologies such as Additive Manufacturing (AM) also known as 3D Printing are set to revolutionize the future in more ways.  This therefore calls for capacity development as a strategy to meet the demands. It is against this backdrop that the Department of Mechatronic Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in collaboration with the Professorship of Additive Manufacturing, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology… Continue reading →

Head of State Awards Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi the Prestigious EBS Award

Head of State Awards Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi the Prestigious EBS Award

During the December 12, 2021 national celebrations to mark the country’s 58 years since attaining the status of a republic, His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta awarded several Kenyans in recognition of their contributions to the country in their various capacities. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) was one of the institutions whose three members of staff were awarded the national honours by the President for their distinguished services. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi was awarded the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS). Prof. Wambui Ngumi, a Professor of Botany, who is a… Continue reading →

The Year that Was: Events that Shaped JKUAT in 2021

The Year that Was: Events that Shaped JKUAT in 2021

The economic and social disruption caused by the COVID 19 pandemic is devastating to say the least. The pandemic that ravaged the globe has caused loss of human life and presented an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems and the world of work. To JKUAT and the education sector at large, the pandemic disrupted the day-to-day activities of institutions due to the lockdown that was witnessed across the globe in 2020 and the beginning of 2021. As much as the pandemic affected a range of activities in the sector, it was not all gloom… Continue reading →

Thirty Teams to Represent Varsity at KUSA Games

Thirty Teams to Represent Varsity at KUSA Games

Thirty teams from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology will represent the University in various sporting activities during this years’ 8th Kenya University Sports Federation games to be held at Kibabii University between December 18-21, 2021. The teams are slated to compete with other universities in Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Soccer, Karate, Scrabble, Hockey, Chess, Softball and Taekwondo, among others. Following an exemplary performance in a similar tournament staged at the University this year, optimism around the JKUAT community remains high that a repeat of the success is possible. With added pressure mounting on the… Continue reading →

JKUAT Embarks on Planting Green Gold

JKUAT Embarks on Planting Green Gold

The University has plans to enter the crop export market following the commencement of Hass avocado tree planting. The exercise brought together members of staff from the Research, Production and Extension (RPE) Division, and the University’s marketing company, JKUATES to plant 144 seedlings of avocado crop on Friday December 17, 2021 at the University’s Juja campus. While launching the exercise, Deputy Vice Chancellor RPE, Prof. Mary Abukutsa, lauded the initiative citing the immense benefits which include tackling climate change, as well as boosting food security and nutrition due to its superfood status. This, she further… Continue reading →