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University Council

Dr. Kennedy Okong’o, the Chairperson of the University of Embu Council holds a PhD in Information Systems, University of Cape Town, MSc in ICT Policy and a BSc in Geomatic Engineering and Geo Information Systems, JKUAT. He also holds an MBA in Information Systems, University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy, Moi University. Previously, he served as a member of Council for Embu University College and South Eastern Kenya University. Dr. Okong’o is Policy Lead, Digital Impact at the United Nations Foundation.

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, Ms. Basiye leads the Sustainability agenda for the company. She 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 bachelor’s degree in business administration, Accounting, both from the United States International University (USIU) and a Global Diploma in Engagement and productivity Coaching from CDI-Africa Coaching Group limited. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and a full member of The Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK). He has a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years in financial services sector, having worked with a number of Local and International banking institutions. 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. Ms. Ndwiga was 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 business management (Accounting option) at Moi University, Eldoret. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and a member of ICPAK, a full member of Kenya Institute of Management (MKIM) and a Certified Secretary (CS). Mr. Kilonzi has 22 years’ experience in accounting and financial management. He is currently serving as a member of public sector accountants committee of ICPAK Council and a subject matter expert at KRAs’ Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA). He is a reviewer with Africa Tax and Customs Review (ATCR) journal.

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. Ms. Munene 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. Ms. Munene is currently working with Higher Ed Partners as the Vice President University Partnerships – East 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. Prof. Mugendi has a wealth of experience in University Management. He is also a prolific researcher and has been recognized by being ranked position 12 best researcher in Kenya and Position 628 in Africa in the 2022 World Scientist and University Rankings, AD Scientific Index ranking which ranks individual researchers in Universities across the world. 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