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Council Members

Prof. Ratemo W. MichiekaProf Ratemo

Is the current Chairman of Kenyatta University Council and Professor of Weed Science and Environment at the Universityof Nairobi, Kenya. Prof. Michieka has held a Number of positions prior to his appointment as Chairman of Council.He was the founding Vice – Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Honorary Secretary of the Kenyan National Academy of Sciences. Previously, he served as the Director General of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Chairman of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) and the Kenya Education Network (KENET). Prof. Michieka is a Graduate and a distinguished Alumni from Rutgers University in the USA. He has also held a number of academic positions in Kenya and East Africa, e.g. he served as the Chair of the Inter University Council of East Africa (UCEA). He has published widely and written books in his area of expertise.



Prof. Collette A. Sudadr belio

Prof. Collette A. Suda is the Principal Secretary, State Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Science and Technology. She is a former Secretary for Gender and Social Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development. Previously, she was Director, Institute of African Development Studies and Director, Board of Common Undergraduate Studies, University of Nairobi. Prof. Suda is a full Professor of Sociology at the Institute of African Studies, at the University of Nairobi



Dr. Kamau ThuggeDr Kamau Thugge

Is the Principal Secretary of the National Treasury. He has been serving in the Ministry of Finance as the Economic Secretary and the Director incharge of Fiscal and Monetary affairs.



Prof. David N. Ngugi

Is an Agronomist/Agroforester. He has had nineteen years of lecturing in higher institutions of learning, and twelve years of international experience in planning, implementing and monitoring agroforestry research in SADC region (Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe). He has served as a consultant to diverse international organizations among them USAID, DFiD, Rockefeller Foundation and ASARECA. He has a PhD in Agronomy from the University of Reading, UK and a B.Sc. in Agriculture (Hons.) from Makerere University, Uganda. He has widely published and serves in various Boards around the country.



Dr. Violet Chesang

She holds a PhD in Linguistics from Egerton University and a Master of Philosophy in Linguistics (M.Phil) from Moi University. She currently works as a Communication Consultant for Silvan Africa Group. She is also a part – time Lecturer at Egerton University and is a Consultant Editor at Kenya Year Book Editorial Board.



Rev. Beatrice W. Musila

Is an ordained Minister. She holds a Master Degree in Counseling Studies from International Leadership University, formally (NIST) and served as a Council Member at (NIST). She is a Lay Minister at The Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM), Valley Road and a Director at Mailbros Ltd. She is also the Founder of Bethel-House of Prayer in Migwani-Mwingi, Kitui County.




Mrs. Flora N. Godo

She holds a Master of Science Degree in Tourism Development from the University of Surrey, UK. She is the Director for Boni House, a Homestay/Guest House for expatriates. She has been a Lecturer at Kenya Utalii College, Nairobi for about eight years.


Mr. Aggrey Ole Murunga (OGW)

He holds a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He is a former General Manager/CEO of the Coffee Board of Kenya and also former banker with the Development Finance Bank of Kenya Ltd. Prior to this he taught Economics at the University of Nairobi for a few years in the Mid 1970s upon completion of his Master degree course. He is currently a Businessman/Farmer.


There shall be a Council of the University which shall consist of:-

  • A chairman, a vice-Chairman and an honorary treasurer – all of whom shall be appointed by the Chancellor;
  • The Vice-Chancellor;
  • The Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The principal of each constituent college;
  • The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry for the time being responsible for University education;
  • The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry for the time being responsible for finance;
  • Not more than eight members appointed by the President to represent the Government;
  • Four persons appointed by the Senate from among its members;
  • After a date appointed by the Council, two persons appointed by the Convocation from among its members;
  • Two members elected by non-Senate members of the academic staff from among themselves;
  • Two members elected by the students’ organization;
  • One person elected by the non-academic staff from among themselves;
  • Not more than two members co-opted to the Council from time to time.

Subject to sub-section (3), a member of the Council, other than an ex-officio member, shall hold office for a period of three years, but shall be eligible for re-appointment.The office of a member of the Council shall become vacant:-

  • If, not being an ex-officio member, he resigns his office by writing under his hand addressed to the
  • University Secretary;
  • If the Council is satisfied that the member, is, by reason of physical or mental infirmity, unable to exercise the functions of his office;
  • Upon his death.
  • Where the office of a member of the Council becomes vacant under subsection (3), the University Secretary shall forthwith notify the vacancy to the approppriate appointing body or person.
  • The procedure and the conduct and regulation of the affairs of the Council shall be vested in the Council.

Functions of the Council:
  • Subject to this Act, the Council shall be the governing body of the University through which the
    corporation of the University shall act and;-
  • Shall administer the property and funds of the University in a manner and for purposes which shall promote the best interests of the University, but the Council shall not charge or dispose off immovable property of the University without prior approval of the Chancellor;
  • Shall receive, on behalf of the University or a constituent college, donations, endowments, gifts, grants or other moneys and make disbursements there from to the constituent college or other bodies or ‘persons’;
  • Shall provide for the welfare of the students of the University;
  • May enter into association with other universities, or other institutions of learning, whether within Kenya or otherwise, as the Council may deem necessary and appropriate.
  • May, after consultation with the Senate, make regulations governing the conduct and discipline of the students of the University.
  • All documents, other than those required by law to be under seal, made on behalf of the Council and all decisions of the Council, may be signed under the hand of the Chairman, the Vice-Chancellor, the University Secretary, the Registrar or any other member of the Council generally or specially authorized by the Council in that behalf.


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