Prof. George Magoha inspects our wote campus

We were privileged to host the Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. George Magoha when he visited our Wote campus on an inspection mission.
As he went round the state-of-the-art facilities at the campus, the Cabinet Secretary was impressed and even commended that the building has been done to the highest international standards.

He was also impressed by the teaching staff, non-teaching staff ratio at our institution which stands at 60:40 and lauded the leadership and background training of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Muluvi whom he has known for long even when SEKU was a constituent college of the Nairobi University.
“As you move to reorganize your universities, be careful not to dismantle the entire structure, some of the structures may require action from the Act,” Prof. Magoha advised citing the ongoing university reforms.
He also encouraged the planting of more trees to create a microclimate for the students that will come in future.

Commission for University Education(CUE) technical inspection

The Commission for University Education (CUE) visited our Wote Campus on a technical inspection mission of the campus. The three-member team was made up of the CEO, Prof. Mwenda Ntarangwi, Mr. Joseph Musyoki, the Senior Assistant Commission Secretary and Ms. Monica Gachunga from the Institutional Accreditation Department.

The commission is committed to ensuring increased access to sustainable quality university education and training through planning, coordination, resource mobilization, quality assurance enhancement and information service.
The main purpose of the visit was to meet and discuss the administrative governance of the specific campus and do a physical inspection of the facilities. Going round the institution, the team was happy about the strides SEKU as an institution of learning is making.

SEKU Gets Greenlight to Start TVET Courses

South Eastern Kenya University is now set to start technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes. This follows the successful evaluation of SEKU’s facilities and human resources by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) in the month of May this year during which the University was found to have fulfilled the requirements for registration and licensing.

Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board inspection

A two-member team from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) visited our institution to access our readiness to offer a new program in the School of Nursing and Public Health, Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences (Bsc MLS) upon accreditation.

KMLTTB is the body with the mandate to exercise general supervision and control over training business, practice and employment of lab technicians and technologists. On this visit, the team offered great insight into how best we can prepare ourselves in terms of resources and facilities as we await the go ahead to roll out the program.

Seku Starts TVET Courses

South Eastern Kenya University, as a community is sparing no effort to fight the spread of the corona virus. The University’s department of physical sciences has produced hand sanitizers which will be used by staff, students upon resumption and the community at large to help in fighting against the spread of COVID-19.

Eighteen outstanding departments at universities in 10 countries across the globe have been chosen to receive scientific equipment through the 2020 Instrumental Access program.
Through Instrumental Access, Seeding Labs makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies available to university departments and research institutes in developing countries.
Our goal is to help create sustainable scientific infrastructure that increases research capacity and empowers every scientist to change the world.
The 18 awardees chosen for our 2020 Instrumental Access program were hand-picked from a pool of 58 applications received from 20 countries—underscoring the global need for scientific infrastructure.
During a rigorous vetting process, each applicant outlined the ways that an infusion of lab equipment would remove barriers to STEM education and research at their institution.
“Our 2020 Instrumental Access awardees were selected for their potential to solve problems and change lives through science,” says Christina Viola Srivastava, Director of Programs at Seeding Labs. “We welcome them to our Instrumental Access network and look forward to working with each awardee to strengthen their infrastructure.”

The 2020 Instrumental Access awardees are:

From South Asia

  • Jagannath University: Department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology; Dhaka, Bangladesh

From East Africa

  • Addis Ababa University: Center for Innovative Drug Development & Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa); Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Mkwawa University College of Education: Department of Chemistry; Iringa, Tanzania
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture: Department of Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry & Pharmacology; Morogoro, Tanzania
  • South Eastern Kenya University: Department of Life Sciences; Kitui, Kenya
  • Taita Taveta University: Department of Horticulture; Voi, Kenya

From West Africa

  • Ashesi University: Department of Engineering; Accra, Ghana
  • Ondo State University of Science & Technology: Department of Biological Sciences; Akure, Nigeria
  • Umaru Musa Yar'adua University: Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences; Katsina, Nigeria
  • Université d'Abomey-Calavi: Department of Human Biology; Cotonou, Benin
  • Université de Ngaoundéré: Department of Biological Sciences; Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • University of Benin: Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation; Benin City, Nigeria
  • University of Energy & Natural Resources: Department of Chemical Sciences; Sunyani, Ghana
  • University of Mines & Technology: Department of Minerals Engineering; Tarkwa, Ghana
  • University of Port Harcourt: Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology; Port Harcourt, Nigeria

From Southern Africa

  • Bindura University of Science Education: Department of Science & Mathematics Education; Bindura, Zimbabwe
  • Midlands State University: Department of Chemical Technology; Gweru, Zimbabwe
  • University of Namibia: Department of Biological Sciences; Windhoek, Namibia

South Eastern Kenya University has started the mass production of N95 facemasks and Hand sanitizers to help in fighting the spread of COVID-19.seku news 1The Clothing and Textile Department has been working tirelessly to produce the masks with some of them already in use by members of staff.The disposable masks create a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and contaminants in the immediate environment.
The N95 masks have the highest COVID-19 protection level with 95 percent virus protection, and 100 percent bacteria, dust and pollen efficacy. seku news 2The masks, which are made from non-woven fabric, light poly-poplin and medium poly-poplin fabric, with non-woven strip, will be used by the staff of the University with a surplus for supply to the surrounding community.
The Department of Physical Sciences also recently embarked on production of Hand sanitizers after an approval was given by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics . The sanitizers are a supplement or alternative to hand washing with soap and water.


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South Eastern Kenya University has started the production of personal protective equipment to combat the spread of the novel COVID-19.
On Wednesday, the University’s School of Engineering and Technology rolled out the production of face masks, which have been billed as one of the main preventive of the global pandemic.
According to the dean, the School’s Clothing and Textile Department has a production capacity for 300 N9% masks per day at the Main Campus in Kitui.
The N95 masks have the highest COVID-19 protection level with 95 percent virus protection, and 100 percent efficacy on bacteria, dust and pollen. According to Eng. Kioko, the masks, which are made from non-woven fabric, light poly-poplin a n d medium poly-poplin fabric, with non-woven strip, will be used by the staff of the University with a surplus for supply to the surrounding community. While announcing the break through on Wednesday this week, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Geoffrey Muluvi, said that “universities exist to solve problems facing the people. We are now making our rightful contribution.” He urged other schools and departments of the University to come up with innovative ways to respond to “this global problem.”
Eng. Kioko said the School is also looking into the possibilities of designing and producing electric incinerators for disposal.


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Members of University of Embu led by their Chairperson, Ms. Caroline Chepkemoi visited SEKU to learn and interact with different units on the running and management of students’ academic affairs, support and welfare services. Our students’ Governing Council also had an opportunity to learn from the interaction.

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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Geoffrey Muluvi poses for a photo with the team from University of Embu and staff and students from SEKU.

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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Geoffrey Muluvi, with some members of the University of Embu students Governing Council

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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Muluvi and the Dean of Students, Prof. Njoka and other members of staff from University of Embu.

That vile message you post on a social media platform in the heat of the moment could lead to someone’s death, and land you in jail.
We live in a world where the technology has greatly advanced over the years and we currently even have machine to machine (M2M) communication, a technology through which one machine communicates with another and almost everyone has access to the devices.
There are several forms of cybercrimes, including hacking, identity theft, scamming, spamming, stalking, software piracy and cyber bullying, according to Dr. Makau Mutua, a senior information and communication technology lecturer at Meru University of Science and Technology.


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Dr. Makau Mutua

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Introduction

  • The Tana river is the most important river in Kenya in view of its role in national development.
  • Five HEP dams in the Upper Tana Basin - Kindaruma, Kiambere, Kamburu, Gitaru and Masinga.
  • The Masinga Dam is the most significant in terms of regulating the hydrology of the Tana river due to its size.
  • Studies on the effects of soil erosion and impacts in the Upper Tana Basin (e.g. Dunne and Ongwenyi, 1976; Ongwenyi, 1978; Edwards, 1979; Ongwenyi, 1985; Brown et
    al., 1996; Schneider and Brown, 1998; Pacini et al., 1998; Maingi and Marsh, 2001; Maingi and Marsh, 2002).
  • Studies on the effects of landuse change and water abstraction on streamflow in the Upper Tana basin (Njogu et al., 2018) and Mwendwa et al 2019).
  • Studies on the environmental impacts of the hydrologic alterations of the flow of the Tana river on the riverine forests (Pacini et al., 1998; Maingi and Marsh, 2001; Maingi
    and Marsh, 2002).
  • Few studies on the hydrology of the Tana river in the Lower Tana Basin (Kitheka et al., 2003 and 2005)

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