The Chancellor

Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, Chancellor



The Chancellor of the University is appointed by the President and holds office in accordance to the provisions of the Charter and the schedule. 

The current Chancellor is Dr. Vijoo Rattansi.
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The Council

There is a Council of the University, as provided for in the Statutes.

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The Chair of Council of the University is appointed according to the provisions of the Universities Act.

The Council tenure started in August 2022 as listed below:-

Prof.Amukowa Anangwe

Chairperson of Council

Ms. Caren Kerubo Omwenga


Dr. Parmain Ole Narikae


Dr. Sally Ngeringwony Toroitich


Mr. Ahmed Sheikh  Adullahi


Mr. Samuel Kamuhia Kiiru     

Rep. PS. The National Treasury

Dr.  Beatrice Inyangala

Rep. PS. Ministry of Education

Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama

VC/ Secretary to the Board

Prof. Anangwe holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He also obtained a Masters degree in Public Policy Analysis from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University-Rotterdam, and Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Nairobi. He has also undergone specialized training in management of technical assistance and public sector management.


Prof. Anangwe is a scholar of international repute and has also proven experience in high-level and strategic leadership and management of public institutions, having served as a Cabinet Minister of the Republic of Kenya in three different portfolios, namely, Minister of Cooperatives Development, Minister of State, Office of President and Minister of Medical Services. He has worked for most part of his career in the academia rising from Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Nairobi, and later Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, The University of Dodoma, Tanzania. He is currently an international consultant in multidisciplinary policy research, and has undertaken several assignments for the World Bank/IDA, UNDP, UNFPA, EEC,  African Union, IGAD, East African Community, Governments and bilateral agencies.  


Prof. Anangwe is a holder of the Elder of the Order of Golden Heart (EGH) which is  a Presidential commendation of the second highest honour of the Government of Kenya awarded for exemplary qualities, leadership, achievements of heroism and patriotism. He is also a member of professional societies, namely, Fellow, Economic Development Institute, The World Bank (Washington), member, Society for International Development (Rome), and member, International Political Science Association.

  Ms. Carren K. Omwenga holds a Master of Education Degree from Kenyatta University , She has 12 Years of Teaching and Training experience and over 15 years’ experience in development work spanning the public, NGOs, Private sector and the United Nations both as a Program Office and a Consultant . She is currently specialized in Capacity Building, Project Planning and Management , Gender Training and Programming, Food and Water Security  Assessment, and Human Resources Development and Management.






Dr. Parmain ole Narikae is the Managing Director, Kenya Industrial Estates. He holds Doctorate in Business Administration. He also holds MBA and Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (First Class Honors) from United States International University. He is a graduate of the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), as well as the Strathmore Business School and IESE Spain, Advanced Management Programme. He has wide experience as a career banker having served in Senior Leadershipposition as Chief Manager, General Manager and Executive Director in Co-operative Bank and Chase Bank. He has Served as Chair and Director in variousBoard of State Corporations. These include: Vice Chair & Council memberMaasai Mara University; Chair, Water Service Trust Fund; Director, Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.Dr. Narikae has also served as adjunct faculty at the United States International University Africa. Dr. Narikae was awarded the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) by H.E the President of Republic of Kenya for his contribution to the Nation.



Dr. Sally Toroitich holds Doctor of philosophy in strategic management degree and has done all the finance course work, Masters in Business Administration Finance option, from Moi University and an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting option from Kenya Methodist University, Dr Toroitich also holds a diploma in business management from Kenya Institute of management. Dr. Toroitich has been teaching on part time basis in various universities; University of Eldeoret, Moi university, Nazarene university, Mt. Kenya University, Elgon view college in the areas of strategic Management, Finance and Accounting, Human resource, Entrepreneurship, purchasing and procurement, she has also worked on a part time basis as a   board member  for a period of six years in the county Assembly of Elgeyo Marakwet. Dr, Toroitich has been a member of Board of management in several Institutions including Paul Boit secondary school, Kessup mixed day secondary school, Muno secondary, Tugen Estate secondary school, Mindililwo special school. In addition, Dr Toroitich is a certified mediator after receiving some training from Serein Mediation Centre. Furthermore Dr Toroitich is an accredited mediator in the High Court of Eldoret. Dr, Toroitich has gone through a strategic leadership course and a training on conduct of meeting and Minute writing course from Kenya school of Government. Dr, Toroitich does farming in Elgeyo marakwet,and business services in Uasin Gishu County.




Mr. Ahamed S. Abdullahi holds Msc Health Informatics as Swansea University, UK, Diploma in Health Records and informatics technology at the KMTC, Nairobi. He has trained in population and health informatics with over 15 years senior management experience with Kenya Government and Humanitarian and development Organization in the horn of Africa. As a senior manager he provided leadership management and strategic direction for arid programs including USAID, DfiD and UN funded programs in kenya and Somalia. This included overseeing financial management and administrative activities as well as ensuring overall compliance with donor rules and relations, financial management, international and local personnel recruitment an management subcontractor management and project start up and close out.



Mr. Samuel Kiiru is a member of Council

Born in 1969, Mr. Samuel Kiiru is a member of Council representing the Principal Secretary, The National Treasury.  He is the Director Planning and Head of Budget Policy at the National Treasury.  He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi.


Dr Beatrice Muganda Inyangala is the Principal Secretary, State Department for Higher Education and Research, Ministry of Education, Kenya Government. Her areas of expertise are public policy, gender inclusivity, quality assurance, teaching methodology, governance and fundraising. Prior to her current appointment, she served as the Deputy Executive Director and the Director of Higher Education at the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR).
Dr Muganda led the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) project, working closely with multiple partners in distinct contexts to drive sustainable change in the delivery of university programmes to strengthen graduate competencies. She oversaw the training of more than 1000 teaching staff in 60 universities on the African continent in innovative pedagogies.
Dr Muganda is an accomplished educationist with programme planning, design and implementation expertise. She has facilitated formal partnerships among African universities, with Northern partner universities and international knowledge networks around innovative projects that promote excellence, relevance and access in higher education at both masters and doctoral levels.
Dr Muganda has extensive knowledge of issues, challenges and opportunities in African higher education and has proactively engaged various policy actors in higher education transformation. She has also been involved in education policy debates globally: EU-Africa policy dialogues, Wilton Park dialogues, The Africa-America Institute, London School of Economics Africa Summit, Africa Sciedev, University World News, Guardian Global Development Professionals Network, and the Association of African Universities. She has contributed to Kenya’s national policy documents such as the Medium Term Framework on Education and Training for Vision 2030, and the National Manpower Survey.
She holds a B.Ed and M. Phil in Planning and Economics of Education from Moi University, a PhD from the University of Athens, and has received further training at the International Institute of Educational Planning in Paris.

The Vice-Chancellor

Prof. Stephen Kiama, Vice-chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor of the University is appointed in accordance with the provisions of the Act. The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive of the University and as further provided for in the Charter and is the academic and administrative head of the University; have overall responsibility for the direction, organization, administration and programmes of the University; and has responsibilities and duties as may be provided for in Charter.

The current Vice-Chancellor is Prof. Stephen Kiama.

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The Senate

There is a Senate of the University, as provided for in the Statutes.

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The University Executive Board

The University Executive Board functions as the Management Board as provided for in the Charter and the Statutes.

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