NRF Research Grant Award

Dr. Alfred Abiba of the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences has received Ksh. 18,919,600 (July 2020) from National Research Fund (NRF), to undertake a research project entitled: Propagation ofOcimum kilimandscharicum, determination of efficacy against Anopheles gambiae ssand formulation of O. kilimandscharicum essential oils into jelly and bathing soap mosquito repellant.

Dr. Abiba is the   Principal Investigator (PI), working with other research collaborators, namely, Dr. Catherine W. Muui  (Kenyatta University, Dr. Namikoye E. Samita  (Kenyatta University) and Mr. Shellemiah Ouma Otieno (Comet healthcare Ltd).

The expected outcomes of this research project will be:

  1. Isolation of chemicals with repellant properties from Ocimum kilimandscharicum.
  2. Formulation of Ocimum kilimandscharicum essential oils into jelly and bathing soap as mosquito repellant.
  3. Patenting of Ocimum essential oils into jelly and bathing soap as mosquito repellant.
  4. Large scale production of affordable repellant used to replace current expensive ones in the market.
  5. Training of at least 3PhD and MSc students

The University congratulates Dr. Abiba for this sterling achievement and encourage more staff members to take advantage of this period and write research proposals.

Public Lecture by Dr. Richard Munang | 17th January 2020

Public Lecture by Dr. Richard Munang,

Africa Regional Climate Change Coordinator, UNEP

on Friday, 17th January 2020 at Karatina University Main Main Campus.

Topic: From Extreme Vulnerability to Competitiveness.

7th Graduation Ceremony | 1st Nov, 2019

Karatina University is pleased to announce the 7th Graduation Ceremony to be held on Friday, 1st November, 2019 at 9.00 a.m. The Ceremony will be held at Karatina University Main Campus at Kagochi. All graduands are advised to take note of the following pertinent information:

Confirmation of Results and Names: The list of graduands is available at the respective Dean of School Office and on the University website as from Tuesday 22nd October, 2019. Confirmation of examination results, accuracy and order of names SHOULD be made with the respective Deans of Schools latest by Thursday 24th October, 2019 to allow for production of certificates.

Clearance: Only graduands who will have cleared with the respective departments of the University by Friday 25th October, 2019 will be allowed to graduate.

Graduation Fees: Graduands are required to pay Alumni fees of Ksh1,000 in addition to hire of gowns and convocation fee as follows:
i) Diploma –KES 4,500.00
ii) Undergraduate- KES 5,500.00
iii) Masters–KES 6,500.00
iv) PhD-KES 8,500.00.

Payments should be made to any of the following Karatina University Bank Accounts: 

Equity Bank: Account Number: 0040298291603 (Karatina Branch) or Cooperative Bank: Account Number: 01129059776700 (Karatina Branch).

Academic Attire: All graduands will be required to be in full academic attire during the rehearsal and graduation ceremony. The attire shall be issued from respective schools from Monday, 28th October, 2019 (during working hours) upon full clearance and payment of graduation fees.

Rehearsal: The rehearsal is an integral part of the graduation ceremony and as such all graduands intending to participate in the ceremony must attend the rehearsal on Thursday, 31st October , 2019 from 11.00 am.

Return of Gowns: All graduands are expected to return the academic attire by Friday, 8th November, 2019. A penalty of KES.500.00 per day shall be levied for any attire returned after the deadline.

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IFITT Talk @Nairobi 2019 | 6th - 8th Nov 2019


Kongamano la 21 la Kimataifa la CHAKITA | 8 - 9 Agosti 2019