Twenty-three year old Keith Asumba (IBA Junior) will be USIU-Africa’s representative at the Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) youth entrepreneurship reality show. BYOB has been sponsored by Blaze Kenya – a youth platform owned by East Africa’s largest telecommunications company Safaricom.

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Assorted staff supervisors and middle-level managers pose for a group photo following a three-day Leadership Skills Development Training Seminar held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) from January 9-11, 2017. Photo Credit: John Sande

Assorted staff supervisors and middle-level managers attended a three-day Leadership Skills Development Training Seminar held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) in Nairobi from December 14 – 16, 2016, and January 9 – 11, 2017.

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Dr. David Mwambari

Assistant Professor of International Relations, Dr. David Mwambari presented a paper “Individual and Collective Memory in post conflict African countries" at the 59th Africa studies Association Conference.

Dr. Edith Amuhaya is the new Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Bachelor of Pharmacy program. Dr. Amuhaya joins the School from Technical University of Kenya, and holds a Ph.D. degree in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from Louisiana State University in the United States.

She also previously taught at Maseno University (Kenya), and did her post-doctoral fellowship at Rhodes University (South Africa). 

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Prof. Ruthie Rono (left) introduces the taskforce that will prepare the institutional report, during the launch of the reaffirmation of accreditation process by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza, at a university baraza convened on Wednesday, January 18.

On Wednesday, January 18, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza convened a baraza to formally launch the re-affirmation of accreditation process that the university will be undertaking, over the course of the next eighteen months.

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Ms. Sarah Mweu receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza recognizing her thirty-four years of service to the University. Ms. Mweu was among forty-three other receipients of the long-service awards handed out during the Staff Christmas Party held on campus on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Photo: Diana Meso
USIU-Africa are the 2016 men’s swimming champions after winning 7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medal in the five-day East Africa University games (EAU)  that took place from 16-22 December 2016 at the Moi Sports Center Kasarani. The win propelled USIU-Africa to the sixth position overall, out of forty three Eastern African universities that participated in the event.

The department of Human Resources has announced vacancies in the University Advancement, and the Academic and Student Affairs divisions. Full details are available from the jobs portal at

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Above: Members of the Institutional Review Board following a training session held on campus. Photo Credit: Mr. Paul Ruto

All researchers will now be required to seek approval from USIU-Africa’s Institutional Research Board (IRB) to proceed with their research. The Board, which was formed following the university’s accreditation by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), is mandated to review, approve and oversee research proposals involving primary data. This will safeguard research integrity by ensuring ethical procedures are followed.

On Saturday, December 17 2016, three faculty members represented USIU-Africa in an international debate themed “Africa, Continent of Opportunities” held at the offices of a Spanish online newspaper - Bez - in the capital, Madrid.