We have all gathered here to mourn someone who means many different good things to each person in the gathering. He has answered the call to join those who have gone ahead of us.
The Ibo saying captures this inevitable fact appropriately in a proverb which says: Every piece of iron is destined for the smithy. In Arabic this is stated as: Inna lilahi wainna ilayni rajiun. In English it simply means: From God we have come and to him we shall return.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends. We are all hurting over the loss. But the family feels more pain. This is because it is not easy to withstand the loss of a person of this stature. The cost of training an individual to this level is huge. In return their contribution is immeasurable. Dr. Oloo has passed on at a young and formative stage in his life and career yet he had already made great contribution. The value of his full potential had he lived on cannot be estimated.
I wish to share some of his virtues.
Dr. Jared Peter Odhiambo Oloo was an outstanding man.
He was first and foremost a teacher and lecture of great skill and understanding. A number of his students are serving this great nation in different capacities.
Until he departed, he was Chairman, Department of Science, Technology and Engineering. He did a superb job during his stint as academic and administrative head where he provided excellent mentorship for young faculty and students. His unique style of inclusiveness and impartiality in running the department was exemplary.
He was a scholar of repute. His Intellectual and professional rigour can be seen in his publications and was manifested in his coherent reasoning. He had cut a niche in the field of Theoretical Physics where he concentrated in the area of Superconductivity. His research ventured in areas that had direct practical value to society. A case in point is his research topic for Masters degree which explored “Effects of varied Magnetic intensifies and exposure time on germination of Rosecoco beans.” He disseminated his ideas through publications and professional bodies. Up to his final day, he was Member of Kenya Physical Society and Kenya Society of Electric and Electronic Engineering
At a personal level, this was a versatile large hearted gentleman who communicated fluently in four languages. This was a brilliant man with strong opinions but also straight forward.
Dr. Oloo was a person with caring temperament; Very lively, lovable, likeable and supportive.
His fellow Auditors at the University remember him for his fun and funny witty remarks. In his CV he boasts of being a very good time keeper, a man of his word and actions.
This was a valuable member of KIBU. So our hearts are saddened by the loss.
Though he may be dead, his kindness, humility and ideas will never be forgotten.
Fellow mourners, here lies great man. Let us emulate him so that when we die, history, humanity, and by extension God will be kind to us.
Fare thee well comrade Dr. Jared Peter Oloo Odhiambo, PhD.
Prof. Isaac Ipara Odeo,
Faculty of Science was audited in the 1st QMS Internal Quality Audit based on ISO 9001:2015 Standard on 26th February, 2019 in the FS Dean’s office. The main objective of the audit was to verify if the School’s processes conforms to the ISO 9001:2015 standard and the laid down standard operating procedures
Kibabii University held its 3rd Graduation Ceremony on 23rd November, 2018 at the Graduation Square. The colorful ceremony was presided over by Ambassador (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education on behalf of the Chancellor, H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta.
1704 graduands were awarded with doctorates, degrees, diplomas and certificates in various fields; Doctorates 6, Masters 26, Bachelors 1314, Diplomas 302 and Certificates 56.
Faculty of Science had: 2 Doctorates, 6 Masters and 122 Bachelors.
The Department of Mathematics has released it’s first newsletter under a series of projected letters dubbed “Math Focus Newsletters”. These will be quarterly newsletters available to the general public. The Chairman of the Department, Dr. Boniface Kwach believes that significant improvement in the quality and content of the newsletters will be realized in the future
For more information read Math Focus Newsletter Vol.1.Issue.1:October 2018
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo receiving donation of an EKOSCAN Machine for Research and Training on Somatic Cell Count from Prof. Siamba on Wednesday 26th September, 2018.
The Somatic Cell Count (SCC) is a main indicator of milk quality. Cell counts tend to reflect a response to infections of the udder commonly referred to as mastitis. In a normal lactating animal-human being included, small number of cells of epithelial cells andwhite blood cellsare shed from inside of the udder. Essentially, a lower SCC indicates better animal health, as somatic cells originate only from inside the animal’s udder. SCC monitoring is important because as the number of somatic cells increases, milk yield is likely to fall, primarily due to the damage to milk-producing tissue in the udder caused by mastitis pathogens and the toxins they produce, particularly when epithelial cells are lost.
Direct or reference (arbitration) method of somatic cells count in milk is a microscopic method which involves the counting of the stained somatic cells using a microscope. It is a very time- and labour-consuming method which also requires highly qualified personnel. It is because of the complexity and laboriousness of the microscopic method,that indirect methods of somatic cells count have been developed. These include:
- -Viscosimetric method;
- -Conductance-measuring method;
- -Optofluoroelectronic method/ fluorescence flow cytometry method
The EKOSCAN is an indirect action devise based on viscosimetric method (viscosimetric somatic cells analyzers) and it measures the viscosity of milk. Tested milk sample is mixed up with a special chemical preparation (Mastoprim) which destroys somatic cells’ membranes (leukocytes), resulting in DNA molecules which come in a solution, increasing its viscosity.
The higher somatic cells number in a tested milk sample the more viscous (thick and stringy) is the mixture. Viscosimetric somatic cell analyzer measures/ determines the time of outflow of the tested sample through a special capillary with a known diameter and displays the results in accordance with the calibration chart that reflects the compliance of the outflow time with the somatic cells number.
The macine can also be calibrated into aBactoscanto indicate the level of bacterial contamination from external sources, such as insufficient cleaning of the milking equipment or poor udder and teat preparation prior to milking, and can indicate a high level of environmental pathogens.
Kibabii University led by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. participate in the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018 at the Masinde Muliro showground in Kanduyi. The A.S.K Satellite show took place on 19th September, 2018 – 22nd September, 2018. At the event Faculty of Science showcasing suspended hives on posts that stand atleast 5ft high using strong wires. A way of utilizing small piece of land to improve livelihood of farmers through agri-business
Kibabii University led by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. participate in the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018 at the Masinde Muliro showground in Kanduyi. The A.S.K Satellite show took place on 19th September, 2018 – 22nd September, 2018. At the event Faculty of Science showcasing silage and hay blocking as a new technology of improving livestock feeds. Ensiling of grocery waste as livestock feed and also replacing molasses with grocery waste as a sole source of sugar. Hay blocking technology is a way of compacting livestock feed in order to reduce storage space
Kibabii University led by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. participate in the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018 at the Masinde Muliro showground in Kanduyi. The A.S.K Satellite show took place on 19th September, 2018 – 22nd September, 2018. At the event Faculty of Science showcasing Biogas plant constructed using readily available material. The plant generate biogas from simple household food waste and used in cooking
The Kibabii University Christian Union team led by Dr. Robert Wafula organized an Inter-denominational service for 2018/2019 first year students on 14thSeptember, 2018. Invited guest pastor was Timothy Kituyi; the groove award winner and African award winner in local dialects. DVC (Academics and Students Affairs) Prof S. Shibairo among other staff were in attendance.
Sailing Or Drifting Through School
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics and Students Affairs; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Finance and Development; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovations; Deans of Faculties and Schools; Directors of Various Units; Chairmen of departments; Heads of departments and Coordinators of Units; Staff Students and you, our very special guests the Freshmen 2018.
We have assembled here to celebrate an extraordinary event. That of inducting you into the world of academia. This is because you embody the future. You are the people that Kenya and indeed the rest of the world has hope. It is therefore a special day. Moreover, like Hemingway wrote in his favorite book: “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today”. That is why speaking to a special group like you on a day like this is always a precious and singular honor for me.
First, I wish to congratulate you on passing your KCSE 2017 examinations and for being among only 63.000 who qualified to join the Public Universities from 615,773 candidates. You excelled in your examinations and earned a coveted place at Kibabii University.
Secondly, I wish to welcome you to Kibabii University. A young but promising institution of higher learning. The only University where the Chancellor is the President of the Republic of Kenya. The University is founded on 6 values. It aspires to produce scholars who embody Excellence, Accountability and Transparency, Social responsibility, Innovation, and are of Integrity while utilizing their Academic freedom in performing their duties.
The Vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara Odeo gave an address to the 2018/2019 new students at the Graduation Square on 13th September, 2018. Prof. Odeo welcomed students to Kibabii University which is the only University where the Chancellor is the President of the Republic of Kenya
In his keynote orientation address themed “Sailing or Drifting through School” Prof. Odeo called on the new first year students to sail through Kibabii University not to drift.
In attendance during the keynote orientation address were DVC (Academics and Students Affairs) Prof S. Shibairo, DVC (Administration, Finance and Development) Prof. Shem Omukunda Away, DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. and members of staff
Cascading of Performance Contract for 2018/2019 Financial Year between Deans and CoDS/Directors/HoDS
The event took place on 7th-11th October, 2018
Cascading of Performance Contract for 2018/2019 Financial Year between Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors, Head of Departments and Chairpersons of committees on 5th September, 2018 in Senate Boardroom
The September 2018 intake is the first group to be registered under the Biometric system. The process entails capturing of students’ fingerprint and digital passport photograph. The move is geared towards the directive from the government that all Institutions of higher learning to develop an effective biometric register for all students.
Kibabii University welcomes all 2018/2019 first year students. The new students are undergoing the registration exercise where they are required to verify their academic documents and validate their health records before they are admitted in their respective Schools and Faculties. Afterwards they are expected to clear with Finance, Libray, Clubs and Hostel departments.
Kibabii University improves to position 10 from 71 in the webometrics ranking of Kenyan Universities. Globally Kibabii University was ranked at position 6461 from 21916 in the previous ranking that was done in February 2018. Kibabii University scored highly in the criteria used in the survey, namely institutional presence, impact, openness and excellence. The survey is conducted twice annually by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
In another webometrics ranking by uniRank, Kibabii University improves to position 25 from 35 in Kenyan Universities.
Professor Rodriguez from the University of Kwazulu – Natal, South Africa (Department of Mathematics) delivered a keynote presentation on “A model for detecting corrupt agents in organizations” on Wednesday 4th July, 2018 at the Kibabii University Senate Boardroom. He later held consultative forum for staff and post graduates students on research project and thesis formulations in Room ABC 115 on Friday July 6th, 2018.
Students Insurance Covers for Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy & Bio-Fuel Technology Class
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Department of Mathematics students Insurance Covers for SMA/14 class.
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Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation in Netherlands donates materials (papers, Compact disc, USB sticks, booklets and pens) to Kibabii University. The memory sticks were given to the best female and male students of Agriculture and the booklets and papers were handed over to the University Library. The materials will strengthen Kibabii University’s capacity on Agricultural training through increased access to up-to date information in agriculture. In-attendance were Prof. Odeo Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation), Dr. Kefa Osolo Nyende Chairman Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences and Mr. Joshua Ilavonga In-Charge Library.
Kibabii University Training on Mobilization and Awareness Creation on the Upcoming EU’s Funding Schemes on Horizon 2020
The Ministry of Education State Department for University Education scheduled for one day training at Kibabii University on mobilization and awareness creation on the upcoming EU’s funding schemes on Horizon 2020 and ERA-NET co-funded calls for proposals. Horizon 20202 has three pillars: Excellence Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges. Horizon calls will cover six societal challenges namely:
- Food security and Agriculture
- Inclusive and reflective societies and secure societies
Seminar on Proposal Writing for Postgraduate and Multidisciplinary Research for 2nd National Research Fund Call
DVC (PPRI) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. launched and addressed a seminar on proposal writing for postgraduate and multidisciplinary research for 2nd National Research Fund call. This is to equip postgraduate students and academic staff with knowledge and skills which will enable them write proposals that will attract National Research Funding. In attendance were DVC (AFD) Prof. Shem Omukunda Aywa and DVC (ASA) Prof S. Shibairo.
Millicons Limited officially hands over the newly constructed Phase II Education Block to Kibabii University Management. The project Manager walked them through different sections in the facility including offices, laboratories and demonstrating how some equipments in the facility are used.
Millicons Limited also handed over a 14 seater Van to Kibabii University as a token of appreciation. The event was crowned by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara planting a tree in front of the newly constructed block.
The Presentation of 91st Kenya Music Festival Award Winning Trophies and Certificate by Kibabii University Choir to the University Senate
Kibabii University choir team presenting trophies to the University senate. The team scoped four trophies during the 91st Kenya Music Festival held at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) on 10th – 22nd July 2017 whose theme was “Enhancing National Unity, Cohesion and Integration through Kenya Music Festival”. The best winning items that also scored highest marks during the festival were: Folksong from Rest of Africa, Kenyan folk dance, Kenyan folk song and Taarabu song. Moreover the team also received certificate awards for position 1,2 and 3 which included: Position1: Folksong from Rest of Africa, Kenyan folk dance, Kenyan folk song and Taarabu song, Position 2: Terrorism Choral verse and Turkana folk song, Position3: Giriama dance. Congratulations for sterling performance.
DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. lead the inspection team for constructed Phase II of Educational Block together with the Technical Project Management Team.The Technical Project Team Manager briefed the Inspection Committee on various sections allocated to different Departments and Schools/Faculties. This meeting comes just before official handing over of the facility to the University.
Kibabii University, in pursuit of its Vision to be a Global and Dynamic University of excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation, wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant Part Time Positions in the indicated departments:
- Tutorial Fellow
- Senior Lecturer
- Associate Professor
- Senior Technician
Department of Mathematics Students Insurance Covers for SMA/13 class. Please download
Kibabii University becomes the first University in Kenya To make advances in Pure Mathematics by hosting Magma Computational Algebra System in collaboration with the University of Sydney,Australia. MAGMA is a well-supported software package designed for computations in algebra, number theory, algebraic geometry and algebraic combinatorics. It provides a mathematically rigorous environment for defining and working with structures such as groups, rings, fields, modules, algebras, schemes, curves, graphs, designs, codes and many others.
The Faculty of science was honoured to have three of it’s members graduate with PHDs. In the most recent graduation Ceremonies,Dr.Kefa Osolo Nyende and Dr.Jared Odhiambo Oloo qualified for the award of this prestigeous Degrees at Masinde Muliro University of Science and technology while Dr.John Makokha Wanjala was awarded at the University of Nairobi. Dr.Kefa Nyende is a lecturer and Chair, Department of Agriculture and Veterinery Sciences while Dr.Jared Oloo is Heads Department of Science,Technology and Engineering.Dr.John Wanjala doubles up as Lecturer and examination Officer.The Faculty wishes them well in their endeavours.
Kibabii University (KIBU) is preparing to offer Degrees in Nursing. The University joins University of Nairobi; Moi University; Kenyatta University; Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology; Mt. Kenya University, University of Central and Eastern Africa- Baraton as core capacity builders in Nursing Education at Degree level. A Stakeholders’ forum for the discussion of this programme was held on Thursday October 29, 2015, at the spacious multipurpose hall of KIBU and brought together senior officials in Government, Academic and Private Sector. Speaking during the event, The VC Prof. Ipara Idero, reiterated the need for enhanced capacity building in the nursing profession.