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University Council

Dr. Kennedy Okong’o, the Chairperson of the University of Embu Council holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems from University of Cape Town, a Master of Science in ICT Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Geomatic Engineering & Geo Information Systems, both from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. In addition, he holds an MBA in Information Systems from University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy & Foreign Policy from Moi University. He has previously served as a member of Council for Embu University College and South Eastern Kenya University. Dr. Okong’o is currently serving as a Senior Policy Advisor in the ‘Partnership for Digital Inclusion, Innovation & Scale’ of the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and the GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation Incorporation.

Dr. Kennedy Okong'o, Ph.D

Chairperson

Representing the Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education & Research, Mr. Ndung’u holds a Masters degree in Education Planning, Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Education degree from Moi University. He has a wealth of experience in Education Management. Mr. Ndung’u is currently serving as the Deputy Director in the Ministry of Education

Mr. James Muchiri Ndung`u

Representing the Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education & Research

Representing the Cabinet Secretary, The National Treasury, Mr. Kiiru holds a Master of Arts in Economics, Carleton University, Canada and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Nairobi. He is currently serving as the Director of Planning and Head of Budget Policy, The National Treasury.

Mr. Samuel Kiiru

Representing the Cabinet Secretary, The National Treasury & Planning

She holds a Joint Master of Environmental Science, Policy and Management degree from Lund University (Sweden), University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (Hungary) and University of the Aegean (Greece) www.mespom.eu and a Bachelor of Environment Science degree from Kenyatta University. Currently at Safaricom, Karen leads the Sustainability agenda for the company. Karen is passionate about the interplay between People, Purpose and Profit. She has a wealth of experience in Environmental Management Systems and Policies. Ms. Basiye served in the 1st University of Embu Council.

Ms. Karen Basiye Itela

Member

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Accounting, both from the United States International University (USIU). In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya. He is currently serving as the Group Chief Risk Officer, Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited. Mr. Kaburu served in the 1st University of Embu Council.

Mr. James Njeru Kaburu

Member

She holds a Master of Science Degree in Development Finance from Reading University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Development Studies. She is a financial sector expert with over 20 years’ experience. Agnes has been awarded the head of state commendation (HSC) by the President of the Republic of Kenya in recognition of her outstanding contribution in financing of SMEs through her work in the Finance industry and public sector board roles. She is currently serving as a General Manager, Corporate and Public sector banking, Equity Group. She is a member of the Endowment Fund Board of Trustees, University of Embu. Ms. Ndwiga previously served in the Embu University College Council.

Ms. Agnes Wanjuki Ndwiga, HSC, CDFA

Member

He holds a Masters degree in Tax and Customs Administration from Moi University, Master of Business Administration in Corporate Management and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance both from KCA University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in accounting at Moi University, Eldoret. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant and a certified secretary. Felix is a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and full member of Kenya Institute of Management (MKIM), He has a wealth of experience in accountancy and financial management since 2001. He is currently a consultant at IMA Associates, Certified public accountants and also serves as an Academic Supervisor at the Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA).

Mr. Felix Nthenge Kilonzi

Member

She holds a Master of Science in International Management from Oxford Brookes University, England and a Bachelor of Sciences (Hons) in Business Information Systems from North London University, England. Lilian is an international management professional with proven linkages skills and understanding of the research and innovation financing landscape. She has a wealth of experience in governance since 2005. Lilian is currently serving as an Executive Director at Ayenit Alolom Africa

Ms. Lilian Njeri Munene

Member

He holds a Doctorate degree in Agroforestry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, Master of Science degree in Crop Science/Horticulture, University of Nairobi, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Moi University. He is the Vice-Chancellor, University of Embu and the Secretary to the University Council.

Prof. Daniel M. Njiru, Ph.D

Vice-Chancellor UoEm, Secretary to the Council

Duties

  • Governs University according to its Statutes
  • Employs Staff
  • Develops, and approves Statutes and publishes them
  • Approves University Policies
  • Approves Budget
  • Manage, supervise and administer University assets to promote its mandate.
  • Receive grants on behalf of University