PROF. JAPHET K. MAGAMBO, Ph.D

Vice-Chancellor

Prof. Japhet K. Magambo is a Professor of Immunoparasitology. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Immunotherapy of hydatidosis and a Master of Science in Animal Parasitology. On health approach, his main research interest is epidemiology of cystic echinococcosis in both humans and animals.  Prof. Magambo is a leader of a large team of professionals in the Eastern Africa area conducting research, control, treatment and training of both graduate students and local communities, mainly nomadic pastoralists where this neglected zoonotic disease is endemic. He has published several manuals which are used for health education in school and rural communities.  Prof. Magambo collaborates with other medical, veterinary, and social scientists, both local and international, on zoonotic diseases, especially in design, implementation of education programmes in nomadic pastoralist where zoonotic diseases are more prevalent.  Prof. Magambo was appointed the first Principal of Meru University College of Science and Technology in the year 2009. He became the first Vice-Chancellor after the University became full-fledged in 2013.

   PROF. CHARITY W. GICHUKI, Ph.DDeputy Vice-Chancellor

(Administration, Finance and Planning)

Prof. Charity W. Gichuki is a Professor of Immunopathology, currently working as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration, Finance and Planning at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST).  Prof. Gichuki holds a PhD (1994) from the University of Glasgow and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM, 1987) from the University of Nairobi. After graduating with a BVM, Prof Gichuki practiced as a veterinary surgeon with the Government of Kenya (Laikipia District) between July 1987 and September 1988, after which she joined the Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (KETRI) where she worked for eleven years (September 1988 to August 1999).  At KETRI, she rose through the ranks from an Assistant Research Officer to Senior Research Officer.  She then joined Kenyatta University as a lecturer in 1999 until 2011, where she grew through the ranks to an Associate Professor in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences.  Between 2003 and 2005, she was a consultant for a Non-Governmental Organisation, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International, where she served as the Technical Director on community development projects to various end user communities, mainly small scale farmers.  In May, 2011, she joined the Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA), as a Professor in charge of Research and Development.  While working there, she grew to become the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, in charge of Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance.  These assignments have honed Prof Gichuki’s skills in developing, soliciting funding for and implementing research and development projects and have given her valuable experience in institutional development and management.

  PROF. GITONGA N. MBURUGU, Ph.D

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

(Academic, Research and Student Affairs)

Prof. Gitonga Nkanata Mburugu holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology from University of Dundee, Scotland, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Botany from University of Nairobi, Kenya, Bachelor of Education (Hons.) (B. Ed. Hons. Science) from University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Diploma in Integrated Agricultural Research for Development from International Centre for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) Wageningen. Prof. Gitonga rose through the academic ranks in Kenyatta University from the position of a graduate assistant to Associate Professor. He is currently a Professor of Biology and Biotechnology in the Department of Agriculture at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST). While in Kenyatta University he was the founding Chairman of the Department of Plant and Microbial Science and Founding Dean of the School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development at Kenyatta University. He joined the then Meru University College of Science Technology as the Deputy Principal in Charge of Academic Affairs in 2010. He played an integral role in the process leading to the chartering of the University in 2013. Under his leadership as the Management Representative, MUST attained ISO 9001:2008 certification in May 2013 and thereafter ISO 9001:2015 certification in June 2016 making it the first University in Kenya to receive certification on the new standard. He is now the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic, Research and Student Affairs. He also serves as a peer reviewer with Commission for University Education.

  PROF. PETER MASINDE, Ph.D

Registrar (Academic, Research and Student Affairs)

Prof. Peter Wafula Masinde holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a Master of Science degree in Horticulture from University of Nairobi (UoN) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Horticulture from University of Hannover, Germany. He worked as teaching staff at JKUAT rising from teaching assistant to senior lecturer. He joined Meru University of Science and Technology as an Associate Professor and became the Dean, School of Agriculture and Food Science. After serving one term as the Dean, he was appointed the Registrar Academic, Research and Student Affairs, a position he currently holds.

   Dr. ELIJAH WALUBUKA, Ph.DRegistrar (Administration and Planning)

Dr. Elijah Walubuka holds a Bachelors degree from Daystar University, a Masters degree from Egerton University and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Management and Administration from Kabarak University. Dr. Walubuka is a career administrator with over 15 years of senior Management experience. He previously worked for Childcare International – Kenya as the County Director in charge of Child Sponsorship. He has served as a Senior Assistant Registrar and Deputy Registrar at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST). Dr. Walubuka is a full member at the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM), Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and the National Quality Institute (NQI). Dr. Walubuka is currently the the Registrar in charge of Administration and Planning and Deputy Management Representative at Meru University of Science and Technology.

   Mr. NEPHAT NJERUFinance Officer

Mr. Nephat Njeru holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Kenyatta University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Meru University of Science and Technology in June 2009, Mr. Njeru was an accountant at JKUAT.

  Ms. EVELYNE K. GITONGA

Deputy Registrar – Human Resource

Ms. Evelyne K. Gitonga is a Human Resource practitioner with over 11 years of experience.  Ms. Gitonga holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Human Resource) from Kenyatta University.  Ms. Gitonga is currently a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in Human Resource.  She has served as a Senior Assistant Registrar at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) and is currently the Deputy Registrar in charge of Human Resource. She is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).