JKUAT Student Bags Top 35 under 35 Award

JKUAT Student Bags Top 35 under 35 Award

A Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student has won the Top 35 under 35 award organized by the Youth Agenda in collaboration with the State department of Youth, anchored in the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs. This is after she emerged the best in the recently concluded Tech category competition, Tuesday, August 12, 2021. Charity Kithaka, a 3rd year Maths and Computer Science student in the College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS) was honoured at the Youth Agenda offices in Nairobi, after she dazzled interviewers with her efforts of… Continue reading →

JKUAT, KNH Launch Emergency Medicine and Dermatology Programmes

JKUAT, KNH Launch Emergency Medicine and Dermatology Programmes

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) School of Medicine in partnership with Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) have launched the first ever Masters programmes in Emergency Medicine and Dermatology in Kenya. This was announced during a colorful ceremony held at KNH on September 22, 2021. Speaking during the event, Health Principal Secretary, Ms. Susan Mochache lauded the initiative, noting the country has only three emergency medical doctors and 34 dermatologists who are insufficient for the country’s 47 counties. This, she said, has had dire repercussions, leading to increased morbidity and mortality given that acute… Continue reading →

Varsity Breaks the Ground for Construction of State of the Art Baseball and Softball Fields

Varsity Breaks the Ground for Construction of State of the Art Baseball and Softball Fields

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in collaboration with Buffaloes Baseball Club (Kenya) have set the ball rolling for the construction of three (3) state of the art Baseball and Softball fields at the JKUAT Sports Field. The project initiated through the Department of Sports was started in 2019, but was derailed by the Covid-19 pandemic, will see the construction of one-of-a-kind sports resource complex, complete with the first international standard baseball diamond ground in the Nairobi region, with a 300 sitting capacity and a storm-water reservoir for drainage and irrigation. Speaking at… Continue reading →

Training Manual Launched to Address Production and Marketing of AIVs

Training Manual Launched to Address Production and Marketing of AIVs

Stakeholders championing the African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs) as viable vegetable alternatives have singled out the dearth of information as a major bottleneck in their quest to popularize and increase the uptake of indigenous vegetables. In a move aimed at addressing this concern, the Community Sustainable Agriculture and Healthy Environmental Program (CSHEP) in collaboration with Humboldt University Berlin, Centre for Rural Development (SLE), Egerton University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) have launched a training manual for extension officers and practitioners. The training manual tilted: “Production and Marketing of African Leafy Vegetables,” A… Continue reading →

School of Business Holds 2nd International Business Research Conference

School of Business Holds 2nd International Business Research Conference

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) School of Business has conducted the 2nd Annual International Business Research Conference. The conference conducted virtually, brought together over 100 post graduate students, academics, researchers and professionals in Africa drawn from Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda. Running under the theme: Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship-Driven Research for a Dynamic Business Environment, this year’s conference addressed research gaps in several business thematic areas, such as corporate entrepreneurship and management, advances in finance and economics, contemporary accounting and taxation and dynamic business information systems and innovations. While welcoming participants to the… Continue reading →

Dr. Kamaku Named Kenya’s Referee of the Year

Dr. Kamaku Named Kenya’s Referee of the Year

The Director of Sports at JKUAT, Dr. Peter Waweru Kamaku, has won Best Referee of the Year Award at the 2020/2021 Football Kenya Federation Premier League Awards. In a colorful ceremony held Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Dr. Kamaku who is also an accredited FIFA referee, was presented with the award after a calendar year in which he officiated many high profile matches, most recently the 1-1 Mashemeji derby draw between Gor Mahia and AFC leopards. The award comes against the backdrop of a spectacular year for the JKUAT Pure and Applied… Continue reading →

New Students Urged to Innovate Sustainable Solutions to Global Problems

New Students Urged to Innovate Sustainable Solutions to Global Problems

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi has challenged students to engage in research projects that will provide solutions to address global issues such as climate change and environmental degradation, thus promoting sustainability. In her welcoming address delivered to the first year students on Friday, September 10, 2021, Prof. Ngumi congratulated the new students admitted under the Kenya Universities Central Placement Services (KUCPS) and the Alternative degree programme. “I congratulate each one of you for excelling in your Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination to earn your place in… Continue reading →

Scholars Call for Investment into Health Sector to Enhance Pandemic Preparedness

Scholars Call for Investment into Health Sector to Enhance Pandemic Preparedness

Scholars drawn from Kenya, Thailand and Japan have decried the absence of stability in global health care systems during and after disasters and pandemics, further calling for sectoral investments to enhance future preparedness. In a webinar hosted by Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) on Friday, September 13, 2021, the scholars from both institutions together with their counterparts from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, came together to discuss; Business Continuity Management towards Public Health Care Systems during Disaster. In her presentation titled; Impact of Covid-19 Health Care System in… Continue reading →

School of Nursing Welcomes First Year Students

School of Nursing Welcomes First Year Students

The School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences, welcomed over 40 first year students on Friday, September 10, 2021. The orientation exercise was intended to help the new students have a clear understanding of operations and administrative processes in the School including the available teaching and learning facilities as well as interacting with the School administrators and faculty. Speaking during the event, JKUAT Counselor, Mr. Joseph Mwangi urged the students to be proactive, keep themselves busy and give social vices such as alcoholism and drug abuse, a wide berth, noting, “An idle mind… Continue reading →

Don’s Research Gives Hope to Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Don’s Research Gives Hope to Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

A researcher at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has made significant progress in her research efforts in the utilization of the Ruellia plant to manage the effects felt by Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients. According to Dr. Christine Wangia, a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Pre-clinical and Clinical Courses in the School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, the plant which grows in the wild, could be domesticated and has anti-inflammatory properties. “Through my research, I aim to give a safe alternative for RA patients in alleviating and controlling the side effects of… Continue reading →