MEET OUR UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

Council is the University’s highest governing body, responsible for setting the general strategic direction of the University, for ensuring proper accountability and for the management of its finances, property and investments and the general business of the University. The Council approves the University’s key policies and plans pertinent to its three core functions: teaching, research and public service. In that connection, the Council makes sure that the University always maintains high standards in the three core areas just mentioned. To ensure that MUST really does this, the Council reviews its performance from time to time. It also appoints persons to various leadership positions in the University. The University Council is composed of the Chairperson and eight members. All the members other than the Vice Chancellor are drawn from outside the University.

DR. ANDREW MOKAYA MAUBI

CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL

Dr. Maubi holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Master of Science in Finance both from Kenyatta University. His Undergraduate studies were also in Accounting and Finance. Dr. Maubi is both a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Kenya Institute of Management. With over 15 years of experience, he has had an array of specializations ranging from Finance, Taxation, Accounting, Auditing, Management and Academic research having supervised a number of post-graduate students among others. Dr. Maubi has published widely in International peer reviewed journals in the Accounting and Finance areas. He has worked in the private sector and rose to the ranks of Finance Manager in the Public sector and in Academia. He runs various mentorship programs to help the upcoming Finance and Accounting professionals face the ever evolving needs of the job market. Dr. Maubi has worked as a senior consultant at Nyanchoga & Associates CPA(K) and served at the board of Kenya Meat Commission as a Director. Dr. Maubi is Married and blessed with three Children.

MURIIRA M’MBWIRIA

COUNCIL MEMBER

Engineer  M’Mbwiria holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering (Power option) from Giessen – Friedberg University of Technology, Germany. He is also registered by the Engineers’ Registration Board.  Eng. Mbwiria taught at a National Polytechnic before joining the private sector from where he gained over 30 years’ experience in engineering and management, before going into private consultancy in the field of metrology equipment and systems.

STEPHEN KIMANI GATAMA

COUNCIL MEMBER

Mr. Stephen Gatama is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He holds a Master of Laws (International Commercial Law) degree from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. Mr. Gatama has over ten years’ experience practicing law in a wide array of organizations including a Law Firm, in a Corporate set up and in a development finance institution. He has advised clients both in the public and private sector on matters including but not limited to commercial law, cross-border transactions, energy, PPPs, infrastructure, mining and extractives, competition law, property and real estate. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, East African Law Society, Institute of Directors of Kenya and International Bar Association amongst other professional bodies. He is presently a Partner in a leading law firm in Nairobi where he heads the Corporate / Commercial Practice Group in addition to providing consultancy services to various organizations.

DICK WASWA WEKESA

COUNCIL MEMBER

Mr. Waswa is currently a Management Consultant with expertise in Marketing, Communication and Corporate Finance acquired through 20 years’ experience in Commercial sector (Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals, ICT and International Standards) and the International NGO development space. He has held top leadership roles at World Bicycle Relief (US NFP) as Country Director and GS1 Kenya Limited. Prior to these, he held senior Marketing roles at Sameer Africa limited and Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC. Ke Registry).  He holds a Masters of Business Administration from United States International University – USIU (Marketing and Finance) in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree (Biochemistry) from University of Nairobi. He is a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) and holds a Project Management certificate.  He has contributed to the development of Kenya Tea Branding and Packaging strategy and adoption of technology in driving uptake of teas amongst Millenials and Global competitiveness under the Agricultural Food Authority (AFA).  He has been involved as a key marketing resource person and speaker during regional conferences by EATTA in Nairobi (2018) and Kampala (2019) themed on enhancing tea uptake amongst Millenials and 21st Century customer Marketing strategy.  He was also instrumental in the empowerment of students through programs implemented by World Bicycle Relief, Ministry of Education and International Development Partners where thousands of school going students benefitted to overcome challenge of distance.  Waswa is married to Sandra Musoga and blessed with 5 children.

PAULINE JERUTO KURGAT

COUNCIL MEMBER

Ms. Kurgat holds a Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts with a linguistic concentration from Moi University. She has over 16 years of proven track record of front line experience in Policy Execution at the Operations and Marketing Division of National Hospital Insurance Fund where she was a champion of Performance Contracting, ISO and OHASAS. She also has over three years’ experience in Customer Relations whilst dealing with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and direct sales for advertising television airtime and consumer goods at Nation Media Group.  Pauline is an associate member of the Marketing Society of Kenya and a Certified Computerized Secretary. She is currently a board member of the Elgeyo Marakwet County Public Service Board and previously served in the same county as member of the public in the County Assembly. She has served in the boards of Tambach Teachers College and St. Alphonsius Mutei Girls High School.

DR. NAOMI KIPURI

COUNCIL MEMBER

Dr. Kipuri holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology. She attended University of Nairobi (B. Ed. Education, Literature and Linguistics) and Temple University, Philadelphia, USA where she pursued an M.A & Ph.D. (Anthropology). Dr. Kipuri has worked as a teacher at Narok Secondary School and served with various organizations including, Kenya National Archives (Head, Oral Traditions Division), University of Nairobi (Research Fellow/Lecturer), Institute of African Studies (Coordinator), Arid Lands Resource Management (ALARM), Eastern Africa and Executive Director (Arid Lands Institute). She has consultancy experience in development issues in Kenya and East Africa.  She has also played an advisory role and is a member of various Working Groups including African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR).  Dr. Kipuri is presently involved in County and community issues relating to documentation of historical and cultural concerns including establishment of a museum & cultural centre for the County Government of Kajiado. 

Ms.MARGARET IYASI LESUUDA

REPRESENTATIVE, PS. STATE DEPARTMENT FOR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

Ms Margaret Iyasi Lesuuda holds a Master of Arts – Peace-building from Coventry University.  She also holds a Master of Education Administration from the University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath, UK.  Ms. Lesuuda is the Regional Coordinator of Education in the Central Kenya region. She represents the Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education and Research in the Council.

CPA FA  SOLOMON T. NGAHU, MCISI

REPRESENTATIVE, PS. NATIONAL TREASURY

CPA FA Solomon Ngahu has consistently offered himself for training in accounting, finance and public financial management and analysis in the public sector environment.

 He is a member of good standing for various professional bodies including Institute of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Kenya, Institute of Certified Financial Analyst (CIFA) Kenya, Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Member, Chartered Institute for Security & Investments (MCSI)-UK. He is currently a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) candidate academic year 2020. Academically he holds B.Com (Hon), M.Sc. Public Financial Management (University of London), MBA Finance (JKUAT) and is currently a PhD (Finance) candidate.

 CPA FA Solomon Ngahu, has been in Public Service for over ten years as an accountant, financial analyst and is currently head of Financial Reporting Unit National Government at the Directorate of Accounting Services, National Treasury Kenya. He also serves as Alternate Director for Cabinet Secretary (CS) & Principal Secretary (PS) National Treasury in School Equipment Production Unit, Turkana University College. He also serves at Legislative committee of ICPAK, Membership Committee of ICIFA and Professional Development Committee for APSEA.

 CPA FA Solomon Ngahu has been champion of public finance and taxation at the National Treasury, Kenya. He played a key role in development of curriculum for Public Finance and Taxation Papers for Certified Public Accountants (CPA). He is also an external examiner of the same paper. In December 2019, he was recognized and awarded Commendation by the Institute of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Kenya for his immense contributions in the accounting profession in Kenya.

 In the area of academics, CPA FA Solomon has been training in the area of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) at the Kenya School of Government for the accounting & auditing personnel in the public sector and as a part-time lecturer in various Universities in the areas of accounting, finance and public financial management and tax. He has published over ten academic papers in the areas of accounting, finance and project finance. He is appointed examiner for various KASNEB courses. CPA FA Ngahu was recently appointed as a member of reviewing curriculum for CPA in line with the competency-based curriculum with effect from February 2020.

CPA FA Solomon Ngahu is a family man married to one wife and blessed with two boys.

 

PROF. ROMANUS ODHIAMBO,Ph.D

VICE-CHANCELLOR

Prof. Romanus Odhiambo has over 26-years progressive experience in academics, research and leadership with over 18 years in senior leadership positions. He has served in a number of substantive administrative leadership positions at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) over the years.  He has also served as Regional Project Director of the African-ai-Japan Project. In his service he initiated a number of collaborations and networked the University with a number of initiatives such as Pan African University Institute for basic Science and Innovation (PAUSTI).  Prof. Odhiambo substantively served as Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs at JKUAT since 2009. Over this period, he championed academic leadership and transformation in the university through development and implementation of the University’s strategy and policies, academic programs development and reviews.

Prof. Odhiambo has also participated in Curriculum review for the Commission for University Education since 2001.  At the same time, Prof. Odhiambo has worked as an external examiner of Statistics and Mathematics in several Universities in Kenya and Rwanda.  Prof. Odhiambo has been involved and continues to be involved in the supervision of Ph.D and Masters’ theses examinations. To date, he has supervised over 27 Ph.D students and 32 Masters’ students to completion.  Prof. Odhiambo has published 46 articles and participated in over 22 national and international conferences and workshops.  He has also co-authored 5 undergraduate textbooks.