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KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY HOSTS GUESTS FROM AFRICAN NEGOTIATIONS INSTITUTE, CHARTERED ACADEMY OF NEGOTIATIONS USA AND KENYA NATIONAL & KIRINYAGA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Deputy Vice Chancellor ASA, Prof. Charles Omwandho receives for a brief consultation, a 12 member delegation comprising guests from Kenya National Chamber of Commerce, Kirinyaga County Chamber of Commerce, the African Negotiation Institute and the Chartered Academy of Negotiations USA.

The team of guests led by Mary Muthoni, National Director, KNCCI-Nairobi also included  Prof Ricky White, Vice president ANICAN and Professors Leslie Russel and Alexander Moses from ANICAN; Josephine Wanjiru, CEO KNCCI, Pauline Wangechi Mugo, Women’s Representative, KNCCI, Henry Muchiri Munene KNCCI Kirinyaga, Job Kariuki, Chairman, KNCCI Kirinyaga County , Edward Njeru Muriuki CEO – ECOSPA Ltd.

Discussions centered around collaborations involving value addition to agricultural produce and agro-economics among other projects targeting youth empowerment.

 

 

UNIVERSITY AMENDMENT ACT 2016

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University Amendment Act 2016.

KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY TEAMS EXCEL IN A FRIENDLY TOURNAMENT AT KERUGOYA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL ON JANUARY 28-29, 2017

KyU teams participated and registered commendable performance in a friendly tournament held at Kerugoya boys on January 28-29, 2017.  Kirinyaga University was represented men’s Rugby, handball and hockey.

In an event that was attended by different high schools, clubs, colleges and universities IN Mount Kenya region, Kirinyaga University emerged position one (1) in both Rugby and Hockey Men and position three in Handball men and were awarded two trophies for the said events.

The office of the Vice Chancellor KyU and that of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, ASA congratulate on behalf of the entire KyU fraternity, our teams for the sterling performance and wish them the well as they prepare to represent the university in other scheduled tournaments.

“Well done KyU teams, well done KyU”

LANGAT KIPNGENO OF KyU DISPLAY STERLING PERFORMACE AT THE KUSA CENTRAL ATHLETICS MEET HELD AT KASARANI STADIUM ON JANUARY 28-29, 2017

Kirinyaga University is proud to announce that our own Langat Kipngeno recorded brilliant performance in long and high jump beating other competitors during the KUSA Central tournaments held at Kasarani International Sports Centre, Nairobi on January 28-29, 2017.

Langat emerged position one in both long jump (6.20m) and High Jump (2.15m), beating nine (9) other competitors.

The office of the Vice Chancellor KyU and that of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, ASA congratulate on behalf of the entire KyU fraternity Langat Kingeno for the sterling performance.

KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY TEAMS EXCEL IN KUSA CENTRAL TOURNAMENT HELD AT KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY (KyU) ON JANUARY 21-22, 2017

KyU teams participated and registered commendable performance in the KUSA-Central tournament held at Kirinyaga University on January 21-22, 2017.  Kirinyaga University was represented by men and women Hockey, swimming, karate and Darts men.

In an event that was attended by 7 universities namely; South Eastern University, Karatina University, Meru University, University of Embu, Chuka University, Kenyatta University (Kitui Campus) and  Kirinyaga University,  KyU emerged position one (1) in both Karate men and women and position three (3) in men’s Swimming and Darts.
Consequently, KyU Karate men and Women teams qualified for KUSA – National play-off to be held in Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in April 18-23, 2017.

The office of the Vice Chancellor KyU and that of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, ASA congratulate on behalf of the entire KyU fraternity, our teams for the sterling performance and wish them the well as they prepare to represent the university in the fourth coming National KUSA play-offs.

“Well done KyU teams, well done KyU”

IN THE WEEK THAT WAS: MR. FRED OJIAMBO, CHANCELLOR KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY VISITED THE UNIVERSITY MBETI TEA FARM ON NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Kirinyaga University Chancellor Mr. Fred Ojiambo on his first visit to Kirinyaga University on November 29, 2016 visited the university’s Mbeti Tea farm accompanyied by the Chairman of Council Prof. Gideon Hanjari and the Ag. Vice Chancellor Prof. Mary Ndungu.  The chancellor and his team were warmly welcomed and given a tour of the farm by workers at the farm.

Chancellor, Mr. Fred Ojiambo touring Mbeti farm with vice chancellor- Prof. Mary Ndung’u, council Chairman-Prof Hanjari and Mbeti farm officers on November 29, 2016. walking towards the Tea-weighing offices

Chancellor, Mr. Fred Ojiambo touring Mbeti farm with vice chancellor- Prof. Mary Ndung’u, council Chairman-Prof Hanjari and Mbeti farm officers on November 29, 2016. In the background Old Offices

Chancellor, Mr. Fred Ojiambo touring Mbeti farm with vice chancellor- Prof. Mary Ndung’u (Pointing at the old farm office), council Chairman-Prof Hanjari and Mbeti farm officers on November 29, 2016

Sections of Tea plantation at Mbeti farm. Picture taken on November 29, 2016 during the visit

 

 

KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY TEAMS EXCEL IN KUSA CENTRAL TOURNAMENT HELD AT CHUKA UNIVERSITY ON NOVEMBER 12 AND 13, 2016

KyU teams participated and registered commendable performance in the KUSA-Central tournament held at Chuka University on November 12 – 13, 2016.  Kirinyaga University was represented in soccer and handball (ladies), badminton and table tennis (ladies and men) and rugby (men).

In an event that was attended by 10 universities, Kirinyaga University’s ladies’ soccer and men’s badminton were position one and were awarded trophies, ladies’ table tennis and Badminton   were position two and three respectively and were awarded certificates.

The KyU teams consequently qualified to participate in the KUSA National play-offs at Maseno University in April 2017.

The office of the Vice Chancellor KyU and that of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, ASA congratulate on behalf of the entire KyU fraternity, our teams for the sterling performance and wish them well as they prepare to represent the university in the National KUSA play-offs.  

 

“Well done KyU teams, well done KyU”

 

ACTIVITIES OF THE WEEKS GONE BY – KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY TEAMS EXCEL IN KUSA NATIONAL ATHLETICS AT KIPCHOGE KEINO STADIUM ON NOVEMBER 5 AND 6, 2016

KyU teams participated and registered commendable performance in the KUSA-National Athletics Conference combined event at Kipchoge Keino Stadium on November 5-6, 2016.

In an event that was attended by six Kenya’s Conference, Kirinyaga University was represented by 11 students in both field and tracK events.

Three students made it to the finals and managed the following positions: Position one - High Jump (represented by Langat Vincent), position three - Javelin (represented by Langat Vincent) and position four- Long jump, high jump and 100 metre race represented by Langat Vincent, Kibet Ron and Chepkemoi Ida respectively.

The KyU Langat Vincent consequently qualified to participate in the World University Athletics in South Korea in August 2017 in High Jump.

The office of the Vice Chancellor KyU and that of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, ASA congratulate on behalf of the entire KyU fraternity, Langat Vincent for great opportunity achieved to participate in international games and our teams for the sterling performance and wish Langat Vincent well as he prepares to represent the university and the Country in the World University Athletics.

“Well done Langat Vincent, Well done KyU teams, well done KyU”

 

KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY TEAMS EXCEL IN KUSA CENTRAL TOURNAMENT 1 HELD AT MERU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MUST) ON OCTOBER 8 AND 9, 2016

KyU teams participated and registered commendable performance in the just concluded KUSA-Central tournament 1 at MUST on October 8 – 9, 2016.  Kirinyaga University was represented by Badminton and table tennis for both ladies and men, soccer for ladies and rugby for men at the event that was attended by 10 universities from KUSA Central Conference.

The KyU teams emerged position 1 (one) in Soccer for ladies and Badminton for Men respectively,  position 4 of 8 in Table tennis for ladies, 5 of 10 in Table Tennis  for men and Rugby 7’s for men.                                                      

Kirinyaga University consequently qualified to participate in the KUSA National Play-offs in soccer for ladies, badminton and table tennis for men.

The office of the Vice Chancellor KyU and that of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, ASA congratulate on behalf of the entire KyU fraternity, our teams for the sterling performance and wish them the well as they prepare to represent the university in the National play-offs.  

“Well done KyU teams, well done KyU”

KyU WOMEN’S CHESS, TABLE TENNIS AND SCRABBLE DISPLAY STERLING PERFORMACE AT THE  KUSA CENTRAL WOMEN SPORTS HELD AT EMBU UNIVERSITY ON SEPTEMBER 24 AND 25, 2016

KyU teams attended on September 24 – 25, 2016 the KUSA Central women sports day competition at Embu University College and participated in Chess, Table Tennis, Scrabble, Soccer, Netball, Volley ball and Hand ball. 

The KyU team emerged position 1 (one) in Chess and was awarded a trophy. KyU was awarded certificates for Scrabble and Table tennis where they were position 2 (two) and 3(three respectively, at the event that included participants from Karatina University,  Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology, Embu University College, Meru University of Science and Technology, South eastern University College, Kenyatta University (Kitui Campu), Kenyatta University (Embu Campus), Kenyatta University (Nyeri Campus), Chuka University, Embu University College and Kirinyaga University.

The office of the Principal KyU and that of the Deputy Principal, ARSA congratulate on behalf of the entire KyU fraternity our teams for the sterling performance.

KyU INTERNS FROM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS DISPLAY STERLING PERFORMANCE DURING THEIR GRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROJECT AT TECHNO SERVE IN THE MONTHS OF JUNE-JULY, 2016

Kirinyaga University 2016 graduates displayed sterling performance and assisted young entrepreneurs within Kirinyaga and Embu Counties to prepare and present to Techno Serve/Barclays Bank of Kenya viable business proposals for funding by Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd.

The first three awards of Kenya shillings. 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 were worn by Ceaser Njanja (1st position - assisted by Simon Nzyoka), Loise Marangu (2nd position - assisted by Purity Maina) and Stephen Karanja Mohammed (3rd position- assisted by Martin Kamau).

The office of the Principal KyU, that of the Deputy Principal, ARSA and Techno Serve thank the ten interns namely; Alex Muigai, Gordan Wafula, Fredrick Kiriga, Patrick Mwangi, Grace Igecha, Douglas Mwirigi, Simon Nzyoka, Purity Maina, Vitalis Wandera and Martin Kamau for their sterling guidance to Kirinyaga and Embu County entrepreneurs on how to prepare viable business proposals and Mr. Jackson Maina for his involvement in the process from inception to conclusion.

“Well done School of Business and Economics”

KyU Participates in Chapati Forum Githogoro Edition at Open School Education Centre in Kiambu County on Saturday 30th July 2016

As part of it's social responsibility to the community, KyU participated in Chapati forum Githogoro edition at Open School Education Centre in Kiambu County on Saturday 30th July 2016. KyU was represented by Dean of students Rev. Allan Maina, Librarian Mr. Stephen Maina, Boniface Kamau library staff, Procurement Officer Esther Ndirangu and 20 Students.
KyU team participated in Chapati cooking and feeding children from Githogoro slum and donated a total of 390 textbooks to Open School Education Centre.

 

KyU Dean of Students, Rev. Allan Maina; Librarian, Mr. Stephen Maina, Procurement Offiicer, Esther Ndirangu(From 2nd right); Hon. Fiu ni Fiu (MCA Karura ward- in green Tshirt) and Members of Open school community in Kiambu County on 30th July, 2016.

KyU Librarian Mr Maina participating in Chapati Forum Edition

KyU students entertain guests during Chapati forum Githogoro edition at Open School Education Center in Kiambu County on 30th July, 2016.

KYU HOLDS SUCCESSFUL CAREER OPEN DAY ON JULY 8, 2016

Kirinyaga University held on Friday July 8, 2016 a successful career open day.

The University showcased her academic programs and innovations at an event that was attended by more than 23 secondary schools and representatives from Federation of Kenya Employers FKE, Kenya Accounts and Secretaries National Examination Board KASNEB, and a representative of Kirinyaga County Education Minister. Also present was Mr. John Muraguri CEO Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS).

The office of Principal KyU and that of the Deputy Principal ARSA wish to thank the marketing committee for the work well done.

One of the BlazeKe Mentors talk to Students during a Youth Empowerement Program an Event held at KyU on June 30, 2016

KyU Students Showcase their Dancing Talents during the BlazeKe Event held at KyU on June 30, 2016

CHRISTINE WAITHERA NJOROGE CROWNED THE NEW ENVIRONMENT AMBASSADOR FOR KIRINYAGA COUNTY

Christine Waithera Njoroge, a third year B. Com Marketing student at KyU was crowned on  May 6, 2016 the new Environment Ambassador for Kirinyaga County following her sterling performance that saw her emerge among the top three finalists for Miss Tourism Kenya, Kirinyaga County.

The office of Principal KyU and that of the Deputy Principal ARSA join the entire KyU family in congratulating Miss Njoroge and encouraging her to work even harder in the upcoming events.

 

KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS EXCEL DURING THE MISS TOURISM KENYA, KIRINYAGA COUNTY ON MAY 6, 2016

Kirinyaga University produced two of the more than fifty models that took part in the miss tourism Kenya, Kirinyaga county modelling competition held at Nice Digital City Mwea on May 6, 2016.

The two models Christine Waithera and Millicent Wairimu are students taking Bachelor of Commerce and CPA studies at the school of Business and Economics, KyU.
Cephas Wandera, a 3rd year BSc. Mathematics  and Computer Science student, Wilson Mbai a 4th year IT student and Samuel Njihia a 4th year Marketing student played roles as MC, DJ and Events Organizer respectively.

It was notable that the make-up artist for the event was Caroline Njiru, a graduate of fashion and design from the school of Hospitality and Textile Technology.
The office of Principal KyU and that of the Deputy Principal ARSA join the entire KyU family in congratulating our students and encouraging them to work even harder in the upcoming events.

We are also proud to be associated with Ms Caroline Njiru, our alumnus from the School of Hospitality and Textiles Technology.

The Late Pauline Wangu's family Thanks KyU Community

The survivors of the late Pauline Wangu convey HEARTFELT THANKS to Kirinyaga University community.

PROF. MARY NDUNG’U - KyU PRINCIPAL IS RECOGNIZED A THIRD TIME IN SIX MONTHS BY “RESEARCHGATE”

Prof. Mary Ndung’u, the Principal, KyU has been recognized for the third time in six months by ‘Researchgate’, a global network of scientists that share research concepts and outcomes on a peer review platform, through discussions, citations and collaborations.  The group highlights achievements of and commends researchers whose findings generate sizeable interest and citations by peers working in related disciplines.  Professor Ndung’u’s recent publication titled “Relationship between virulence and repellency of entomopathogenic isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana to the termite Macrotermes michaelseni” in the journal of Insect Physiology is currently on the ”peer review spotlight” and has attracted at least 100 citations as at April 27, 2016.  The Deputy Principal and the entire KyU family congratulate Professor Ndung’u for this Progressive achievement.

KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY (KyU) AWARDED KRA CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR BEING THE BEST TAX PAYER IN KIRINYAGA COUNTY

KyU was on April 28, 2016 awarded a KRA certificate of recognition for being the best Tax Payer in Kirinyaga County. The event that was attended by KRA officials from Nyeri office namely; Omao G. J., - KRA Station Manager, Bett David – Programme Manager department of KRA, Ogendo Ayod – KRA Central Kenya Marketing Representative, Peter Mwangi – Regional Accountant KRA  and  KyU officials namely; Peter Kagika - Finance Officer, John Kuria – Internal Auditor, Jacob Mugendi – Accounts Accountant and Caroline Gathungu Payroll Accountant.

Kirinyaga University Receives an Award from KRA Officials in Recognition for being one of the best Tax Payers in Kirinyaga County on April 28, 2016

 

 

KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY DRAMA CLUB TEAM SHINES AT THE NATIONAL DRAMA FESTIVALS 

 

 

The KyU drama club displayed exceptional performance at the just concluded National Drama Festivals held at KAAGA BOYS in MERU COUNTY on APRIL; 5 to 8, 2016.

Our team emerged best overall and was awarded a trophy for Choral Verse. We also had best items depicting Vision 2030 and National Values for a Cohesive Kenya.  We were second best in Tragedy Play.

 

The office of the Principal KyU and that of the Deputy Principal, ARSA join the entire KyU family in congratulating our teams. Well done KyU teams; well done KyU.

 

KyU SHINES AT THE ABERDARE REGION DRAMA FESTIVALS

 

KyUC Drama Festivals

 

KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY MENS’ VOLLEY BALL AND LADIES’ HOCKEY TEAMS PUT UP COMMENDABLE PERFORMANCE DURING THE KUSA NATIONAL PLAYOFFS AT UNIVERSITY OF ELDORET; MARCH 18-20, 2016.

KyU men Volley ball and ladies’ hockey teams put spirited fights against national giants during the KUSA National playoffs held at Eldoret University, on March 18-20, 2016.

Our men volleyball team lost 1:3 to Kisii University (2nd best team nationally) and 0:3 to Strathmore University (National Champions). Our ladies’ hockey team lost 0:7 to Strathmore University (National Champions) and 0:1 to Egerton University (the best team in the KUSA Rift Conference). Our teams put up commendable performance despite the loss at preliminaries during their first National playoffs.

The office of Principal KyU and that of the Deputy Principal ARSA join the entire KyU family in congratulating our teams and encouraging them to work even harder in the upcoming events.

KYU DRAMA CLUB EXCELS DURING THE ABERDARE REGION UNIVERSITIES AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES DRAMA FESTIVALS HELD AT MOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY, THIKA; MARCH; 18-19, 2016

The KyU Drama club excelled in the just concluded Aberdare Region Drama Festivals held at Mount Kenya University, Thika on March 18-19, 2016.

Our team emerged number one (1) overall in Modern Dance, three (3) in Play (Cursed Flower), Choral & Solo verse respectively and four (4) in narrative at the event that was also attended by participants from; Murang’a University College, Karatina University, Mount Kenya University, Laikipia University, Kenyatta University, St. Pauls University and Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology and Zetech University among others.

KyU also produced most promising Actress and Actor namely Tabitha Nyambura Gichigi (the number three (3) best actress overall) and Steve Mugo Irungu respectively.
KyU was awarded a trophy for best overall university.

The KyU teams will therefore be proceeding in April 2016, to National Drama Festivals in Meru County to compete in all the five entries namely; Modern dance, Play, Choral and Solo Verses respectively as well as Narrative.

The office of the Principal KyU and that of the Deputy Principal, ARSA congratulate on behalf of the entire KyU fraternity, our Drama Club members for the sterling performance. “Well done KyU Drama Club”, - “Well done KyU”.

KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY WOMENS’ TEAMS EXCEL AT KUSA NATIONAL WOMEN SPORTS EVENTS AT PWANI UNIVERSITY MARCH; 5-6, 2016

KyU womens’ sports teams displayed sterling performance during the KUSA national womens’ sports competitions at Pwani University on March 5-6, 2016; an event that attracted participation of twenty one (21) Kenyan Universities.

Our womens’ soccer team beat Technical University of Mombasa 1-0 and drew 1-1 and 0-0 against Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Technology and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology teams respectively.

Our netball team beat Pwani University 19-3 but lost at preliminaries because of goal differences.

The office of Principal and that of the Deputy Principal ARSA join the entire KyU family in congratulating our teams: Well done KyU womens’ teams: Well done KyU.

 

 

TECHNOSERVE KENYA LAUNCHES PHASE II OF THE AFRICAN YOUNG AGRIPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM AT KYU

Technoserve Kenya launched on March 17, 2016, at Kirinyaga University, School of Business and Economics, the Phase II of African Young Agripreneurship Program.

The workshop steered by officials from Technoserve Kenya in collaboration with the faculty from School of Business and Economics involved training of ten (10) fourth (4th) year Bachelor of Commerce students each of whom will be attached to selected entrepreneurs in Kirinyaga County for one month internship in Dairy farming, Horticulture, Crop/Animal husbandry, Veterinary Services, Poultry Farming, Agrovet services, Animal Feeds production and value addition to agricultural and veterinary produce.

Students will be expected to develop within one month, viable business plans for funding.

The program which is aimed at developing technical and business skills focusing on youth aged 18 – 35 years and targeting poverty reduction in Kenya, Ghana and South Africa is currently working in partnership with four Universities in Kenya namely, Kirinyaga University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Technology, Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology and Maasai Mara University.

KyU is proud to be associated with this program.

KyU Deputy Principal Prof. Charles Owandho's address as Technoserve Kenya Launches Phase II of the African Young Agripreneurship Program at KyU on 17th March, 2016

Jackson Maina's, COD School of Business and Economics, address as Technoserve Kenya Launches Phase II of the African Young Agripreneurship Program at KyU on 17th March, 2016

An Official from Technoserve Kenya takes Participant through the Workshop as they Launch Phase II of the African Young Agripreneurship Program at KyU on 17th March, 2016

KyU Members of Staff demonstrating to High School Students and Other Visitors our Exhibits and Giving Career Guidance at the Ongoing 14th Kenyan University Exhibition at Flamingo Resort and Spa in Mombasa taking place from 16th to 19th March 2016

Cecilia Wangari from the School of Hospitality & Textile Technology Demonstrating our Exhibits and Giving Career Guidance to High School Students and other Visitors at the Ongoing 14th Kenyan University Exhibition at Flamingo Resort and Spa in Mombasa taking place from 16th to 19th March 2016

Denis Butto, a KyU Member of Staff, Giving Career Guidance to Visitors on Courses Offered in the School of Health Sciences at the Ongoing 14th Kenyan University Exhibition at Flamingo Resort and Spa in Mombasa taking place from 16th to 19th March 2016

 

Professor Mary Ndung’u, The Principal, KyU Ups her citations to 600 mark and gets a second recognition on ‘researchgate’.

Prof. Mary Ndungu, the Principal, KyU has been recognized for the second time on ‘researchgate’ a global network of scientists that share research concepts and outcomes on a peer review platform through discussions, citations and collaboration. The group highlights achievements of and commends researchers whose findings generate sizeable interest and citations by peers working in related disciplines. Professor Ndung’u whose research output is currently on the ‘peer spotlight’ and had  attracted atleast 300 citations by November 12, 2015 has now reached the 600 citations mark by March 11, 2016 and received a second recogntion for her recent contributions in the discipline of Organic Chemistry and applications to humankind. The Deputy Principal ARSA and the entire KyU family congratulate Professor Ndug’u on this achievement.

OUR SPORTS TEAMS SUCCESSES IN THE WEEKS THAT WERE

KyU teams attended on February 27 – 28, 2016 the KUSA Central series indoor games competition at Murang’a University College.

Our team of 60 students participated in Karate, Chess, Badminton and Scrabble for men and women and Darts for men.

The KyU team emerged position 1 (one)overall in darts at the event that included participants from Murang’a University College, Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology, Meru University of Science and Technology, Embu University College and Karatina University.

The office of the Principal KyU and that of the Deputy Principal, ARSA congratulate on behalf of the entire KyU fraternity our teams for the sterling performance. 

CYNTHIA OGALI AND LOISE ATIENO GAIN ADMISSION TO PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE

The office of Deputy Principal ARSA wishes to announce that Cynthia Ogali and Loise Atieno from department of Architecture and Building Sciences, Kirinyaga University have gained admission to prestigious Universities in Europe.

Cynthia has received admission to a Master of Science program in Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology at Keele University in United Kingdom while Loise has received admission to a Master of Science degree program in Urban Management and Development at the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies at Erasmus university of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The office of the Principal KyU and that of the Deputy Principal, ARSA congratulate Cynthia and Loise for these achievements.

DAVID WAWERU WINS A PHD SCHOLARSHIP TO GERMANY

The office of DP, ARSA wishes to announce that Mr. David Nderu Waweru of School of Health Sciences, Kirinyaga University has won a three year joint Kenya – German Government Scholarship to pursue PhD studies in Germany.

The study titled "Plasmodium falciparum histidine rich protein 2 gene diversity and its impact on Malaria diagnosis using rapid diagnostic tests in Kenya" and tenable at Tuebingen University in Germany will be preceded by a two month language course at the Goethe Institute, Nairobi and a further four month language course in Germany (June 1 – September 27, 2016) prior to starting the PhD program.

The office of the Principal KyU and that of Deputy Principal, ARSA congratulate and wish Mr. Waweru well as he proceeds to Germany to undertake the PhD.

KyU HEALTH CLUB MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN 2016 FIRST LADY’S HALF MARATHON (BEYOND ZERO CAMPAIGN) HELD IN NAIROBI ON MARCH 6, 2016

Nineteen (19) Members of KyU Health club participated in 2016 First Lady’s Half marathon (Beyond Zero Campaign) held in Nairobi on March 6, 2016.  The event that was graced by His Excellency Deputy President, Hon. William Ruto and attended by tens of thousands of Kenyans also attracted participation of, Statehouse spokesperson, Manoah Esipisu and Cabinet Secretary for Health Cleopa Mailu among other dignitaries.

ACCESS & USE OF E-RESOURCES TRAINING FOR KyU STUDENTS HELD ON 2nd  FEBRUARY 2016 AT THE MAIN HALL

KyU Library department in collaboration with ICT department conducted training on access and use of e-resources targeting all KyU students on Tuesday 2nd February 2016. Participants were drawn from the following academic departments: Business & Economics, Pure & Applied Science, Computing & Information Technology, Hospitality & Textile Technology, Architecture & Building Sciences, Mechanical Engineering & Technology, Electrical& Electronics Engineering & Technology.A total of 1,043 participants from the above academic departments attended the training:

The deputy Principal Principal ARSA, Prof. Charles Omwandho giving opening remarks during the event  

Librarian addressing students

KyU Librarian Mr. Stephen Maina training students on copyright and plagiarism issues during the event

Students ListeningA section of students listening keenly to the presentation during the event

The objectives of the training were to create awareness of the electronic books and journals available for their research and equip the students with requisite information search skills. A wide range of activities were covered including Online Public Access Catalogue, subscribed e-resources, KOHA system, Dspace (Institutional Repository), plagiarism and copyright, use of email, e-learning platform and access to students portal.

Christmas and New Year Message to KyU Students

KyU management wish to thank Almighty God for granting us a smooth and uneventful 2015. Your cooperation and focus on academic pursuits through the year is highly appreciated. Management also commends students for the exemplary performance displayed in your studies and extracurricular activities, for embracing diversity of the KyU fraternity and each other. These attributes go a long way towards achieving the quality holistic graduate we all envision.

The management wishes you safe travel to, and stay at your respective destinations during the holidays. Please use the time to bond and appreciate your families, friends, neighbours and relatives and strive to impact positively on each of them.

“Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2016”

“Happy Holidays”

KyU ATHLETICS TEAM SHINES AT THE KUSA CENTRAL ATHLETICS COMPETITION HELD AT EMBU UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

A team of 44 KyU athletes participated at the KUSA-Central Athletics Competition held at Embu University College on November 14, through 15, 2015.
The KyU team emerged position two overall at the events that also attracted South Eastern Kenya University, Embu University College, Dedan Kimathi University, Karatina University and Murang’a University College.
The Principal, the Deputy Principal ARSA and the entire KyU family congratulate our team for this commendable performance.

Ms. Irene Muchira of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department wins Ph.D Scholarship

The Principal KyU and the Deputy Principal ARSA wish to congratulate Ms. Irene Muchira, a tutorial fellow at the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering for winning the Africa Development Bank Scholarship to pursue “Doctor of Philosophy in Electronics & Instrumentation”. The three year fellowship tenable at Kenyatta University, Kenya is a significant achievement towards realization of optimal human resource capacity development for KyU.

KYU SPORTS TEAM PARTICIPATES IN OPEN SPORTS DAY AT JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY (JKUAT); NOVEMBER 7, THROUGH NOVEMBER 8, 2015

KyU participated in the Open Sports Day at JKUAT where sixty (60) students participated in various contests on November 7, through November 8, 2015.

Although our teams did not proceed to semi-finals, they posted remarkable performances. KyU beat KU (Ruiru), Strathmore and MKU in men's and women's table tennis, KU and Nazarene University in men's volleyball and handball respectively. Our team also beat JKUAT, Daystar, Gretsa and Multimedia universities in women's netball, Masinde Muliro University and JKUAT in men's badminton at the event which also attracted participants from Technical University, Prisons and Githaiga High School.

"We congratulate our teams for the good performance and encourage them to work even harder in the upcoming games"

EXAMINATIONS

Examinations will be starting on December 7, 2015. You are therefore informed that examination card issuance will be on Monday, November 30, 2015 and will be based on fee payment, registration and class attendance. Ensure that you have paid full school fees by this date.

KyU Cultural Week

KyU HEALTH CLUB PARTICIPATES IN 2015 NAIROBI STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON

Thirteen members of KyU health club represented University in the Nairobi standard chartered 2015 marathon held on October 25, 2015.  The event was graced by Nairobi County Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero and central bank of Kenya governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge.

KYU STAFF AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATES IN KIRINYAGA CANCER MARATHON

KyU staff and students participated in Kirinyaga cancer marathon held on November 7, 2015 at Kirinyaga University grounds.  The event that attracted hundreds of participants from Kirinyaga county and beyond was graced by Kirinyaga county governor, Joseph Ndathi

KyU PRINCIPAL RECOGNIZED BY “RESEARCHGATE”

Professor Mary Ndung’u, the Principal, KyU has been recognized by ‘researchgate’, a global network of scientists that share research concepts and outcomes on a peer review platform, through discussions, citations and collaboration. The group highlights achievements of and commends researchers whose findings generate sizeable interest and citations by peers working in related disciplines. Professor Ndung’u whose research output is currently on the “peer spotlight” and has attracted at least 300 citations as at November 12, 2015 has been recognized for her recent contributions in the discipline of Organic Chemistry and applications to humankind. The Deputy Principal and the entire KyU family congratulate Professor Ndung’u on this achievement.

 

KyU PARTICIPATES IN MASHUJAA DAY CELEBRATIONS; OCTOBER 20, 2015

KyU participated in this year’s Mashujaa day celebrations; held at Kerugoya stadium on October 20, 2015.  Twenty four (24) students presented a kikuyu folk song titled ‘TIIRI WITU’ (Our soil).   The occasion was graced by His Excellency Joseph Ndathi, Governor Kirinyaga County.

The Principal KyU and the Deputy Principal ARSA, congratulate those who represented the University in this noble event.

KyU SPORTS TEAM EXCEL IN KUSA CENTRAL SERIES ONE & MOUNT KENYA REGION KARATE FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP

A total of sixty (60) KyU students participated in KUSA Central Series One and Mt. Kenya region KARATE Federation Championship at Meru University of Science and Technology and Del Monte Hall Thika on October 10, through 11, 2015.

Our team emerged position 2 of 10 and 1 of 10 in men,s volleyball and badminton respectively, 1 of 5 in karate (KATAS) and 3 of 5 in karate (KUMITE). Our teams brought home a total of 4 trophies from the events that also attracted participants from Murang'a University College, Chuka University, South Eastern Kenya University, Kimathi University, Karatina University, Mt. Kenya University, Del Monte, YMCA among others.

 

KyU GETS FULL KASNEB ACCREDITATION

KyU has moved from interim to full accreditation by KASNEB meaning we can now offer all KASNEB programmes besides being an accredited examination center. The School of Business and Economics is currently offering CPA and ATC.

We welcome all prospective candidates to enroll for these courses at KyU to facilitate their professional growth.

KyU SHINES AT THE KUSA CENTRAL WOMEN'S SPORTS COMPETITION

KyU participated during the KUSA Central Women's sports competition held at South Eastern Kenya University on September 26, through 27, 2015. A total of 60 KyU students participated.  Our teams emerged number 2 of 7 in Womens soccer and table tennis, 2 of 8 in scrabble and 2 of 6 in chess bringing home a total of four trophies; a commendable performance.

Other participants included Kenyatta University (Kitui Campus), Embu University College, Chuka University, Karatina University and Murang’a University College.  

Kudos KyU teams!!! Kudos KyU!!!

Mr. Waweru Nderu (School of Health Sciences) Wins USD 7,000 ISID Grant to Conduct Research into Malaria Diagnosis

The Principal KyU and Deputy Principal, ARSA  congratulate Mr. Waweru  Nderu of School of Health Sciences for winning the International Society for Infectious Disease (ISID) grant to undertake research titled” Analysis of Plasmodium falciparum Histidine Rich protein-2(pphr2) gene diversity in Kenya and its impact on malaria Rapid diagnostic tests(RTDs)”  . This research responds to the fact that conventional diagnostic methods rely on microscopy requiring electricity that is not always available in rural areas. The research if successful would generate vital data that would potentially guide interpretation of negative malaria RDT results which are often overestimated. The research will be undertaken in collaboration with researchers at Malaria unit of the Center for Biotechnology Research and Development at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi.

APPRECIATING SUPPORT FROM STAFF, STUDENTS AND FRIENDS OF KyU DURING PREPARATIONS FOR AND CELEBRATIONS FOR ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATION ON JULY 24, 2015

I wish to thank on behalf of KyU management all staff, students, and friends of KyU that supported us materially and otherwise during preparations for and through participation in the celebrations for ISO 9001:2008 certification held at our main campus on Friday July 24, 2015 I wish to single out Kabare Girls High School – Kerugoya and Bonanza Academy – Embu.

Wishing you all well.

Prof. Mary Ndung’u
PRINCIPAL

KyU STUDENTS AND FACULTY ATTEND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S SPEECH AT KASARANI SPORTS GROUND, NAIROBI ON JULY 26, 2015

Twenty eight KyU students, and two faculty were among the hundreds of guests that were invited by US Embassy to attend President Barack Obama’s speech at Kasarani Sports ground, Nairobi on Sunday July 26, 2015.
This was a historic occasion for KyU and especially for the students and faculty that listened to the inspiring speech of President Barack Obama.  KyU management is sincerely grateful to US Embassy for inviting us to the gracious event.

 

 

KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATION.

Kirinyaga University celebrated ISO 9001:2008 Certification Attainment on Friday, 24th July, 2015.

This to KyU family is a celebration of team effort as guided by unity of purpose.

 

‘HONGERA KyU’

 

 

KyU FACULTY WINS A COMPETITIVE BID FOR TRAINING IN ULTRA-LOW HEAD MICRO-HYDRO POWER (ULIF-MIP) TECHNOLOGY IN JAPAN

The United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO) and the overseas Human resource and Industry Development Association (HIDA) have picked Ms. Faith Kiwiri, the C.o.D department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at KyU for Ultra-low Carbon emission technology training in Tokyo Japan. KyU is proud that Ms. Kiwiri was competitively selected from among representatives from other universities to represent Kenya in the programme.
The two week training, sponsored by the overseas human resource and industry development targets training of Kenyan and Ethiopian national experts on ultra-low Head Micro Hydro Power technology (ULNE) on a technology transfer program aimed at promoting use of Ultra-low Head Micro-hydro power (ULIF-MIP) technology for productive uses in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Ms. Kiwiri will on return from Japan train trainers for operationalization of the Mwea irrigation pilot site in Kirinyaga County and elsewhere in the republic of Kenya as appropriate.

 

 

KYU STUDENTS HOLD PRAYERS FOR THEIR FALLEN COMRADES OF GARISSA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE - April 8, 2015

 

KyU students held on Tuesday April 7, 2015 prayers for their fallen comrades of Garissa University College. The students held candles and remained calm through the prayers.

The prayers held in the University Main Hall starting 4.30 pm had representation from University Management.

KyU STUDENTS GOVERNING COUNCIL INDUCTED


KyU Students Governing Council was on March 26 – 29, 2015 inducted on among others team spirit, stress management, effective leadership and the role of Students Governing Council in the vision and mission of the University.

The event, attended by KyU Principal Prof. Mary Ndung’u was organized by the Dean of students at a venue in Naivasha.

 

 

GERMAN RESEARCH EXPERT PAYS COURTESY CALL TO PRINCIPAL KyU - March 30, 2015