Dear USIU-Africa Community,

As you may be aware more than 2.7 million Kenyans are facing starvation and are in dire need of urgent and immediate relief. The situation is critical, leading the government to declare drought a national disaster.

More than 357, 285 children are acutely malnourished with at least three counties of Turkana, Marsabit and Mandera reporting a Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) Rate of above 30%. GAM rate is one of the basic indicators for assessing the severity of a humanitarian crisis. The situation has escalated from disaster to alarm which the Kenya Red Cross Society describes as, “an extreme drought situation where all water sources have dried out and 90% of the total population not only rely on relief food but also need water supply for survival”.

Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, March 8, 2017.

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Vice Chancellor and Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

United States International University-Africa

Good afternoon! Mrs. Jordan, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I wish to begin by thanking the organizers of this luncheon for the singular honor of asking me to address you this afternoon on this year's International Women's Day whose theme is “Be Bold for Change and Peace.” On this we celebrate women's achievements and remind ourselves of the continuous struggles for gender equality and women's empowerment.

Dear USIU-Africa Community,

Our attention has been drawn to a story aired on Saturday Feb. 17, 2017 on Citizen TV in both their 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm news on Saturday Feb 17, 2017 where United States International University – Africa (USIU-Africa) featured. The story, purportedly based on the recently concluded Commission for University Education (CUE) Quality Audit report, clustered USIU-Africa among universities that had improper graduation lists.

We wish to confirm that the University went through a quality audit inspection in January, 2017. During the process, our teams provided information and feedback as required. All the issues raised were responded to satisfactorily and the report was eventually signed by both USIU and the auditors.