Introducing DeKUT Spotlight

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) exists to give more meaning to education, impact lives and contribute to growth and development. We recognize taking initiative, research, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology transfer as very important in development. Our staff, students and alumni are partners in making this existence serve its purpose. DeKUT Spotlight is a feature that will enable us tell the stories of these partners one at a time.


MEET MR. EDWIN AYIEKO - DeKUT M.SC FORENSICS AND SECURITY MANAGEMENT STUDENT VENTURES INTO WRITING

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At DeKUT, a student is not just a number. The personnel know us (the students) individually and strong academic bonds develop. The personal attention from the lecturers and supervisors has helped me realize my potential. DeKUT is a university of technology where what we learn is so practical and should help improve the society.” Edwin Ayieko

Edwin Ayieko is our student pursuing Master of Science in Forensics and Security Management and our graduate Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Security Management. Read More>>


MEET MR. JOSEPH MOMANYI – DEVELOPER I - MONITOR

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Computer Science was my dream career but DeKUT has made it a reality. A programme such as Computer Science is of immense value in that it equips one with problem solving skills essential in every sector of the economy. Pursuing this course at DeKUT gave me an exposure to information and knowledge on technology and programming skills which empowered me and enabled me to develop I - Monitor,” Joseph Momanyi

You can now monitor the activities on someone else’s phone especially for security purposes thanks to a young developer, Joseph Momanyi.Read More>>

 


MEET MR. ANTHONY GITEI - STREETFOOTBALLWORLD YOUTH COUNCIL LEADER- REPRESENTING AFRICA

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Football has created a new world of opportunities for me. DeKUT further broadened my scope of thought, opened my mind to endless possibilities and enhanced my zeal for changing the society by offering solutions to real world problems through the application and cascading of technical and soft skills.” Antony Gitei

Meet Antony Gitei, our final year Engineering student who uses sports - mostly football - for transformation. Read More>>

 


MEET MS. MERCY WANGARI MAHINDA - A MECHANICAL ENGINEER AT SAFARICOM

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”I enrolled in Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) because it was close to my home and having studied in Nairobi for my high school, I wanted to be closer home. It turned out to be the best decision I made in terms of choosing a Higher Institution of Learning. DeKUT provided a serene learning environment and the resources needed in preparation for the corporate world. The University also opened up my mind and gave me the power to acquire even more knowledge.”

Mercy Wangari Mahinda is our alumna, graduating class of 2015. Read More>>

 


MEET MR. SAMUEL WANJOHI KIBUI – CO-FOUNDER GEOSYMP

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“When I enrolled to study at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT), I had no clue about the course I chose to pursue but with time, DeKUT transformed my uninformed thoughts about it into a reality; an expert in the field of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS). This is courtesy of the University’s focus on Quality Education. The events at the university really built my career; I discovered my love for programming and started building my skills and developed them further as I mentored other young developers during forums such as GDev and others organized by DeHUB- an innovation and incubation hub established by the University to support students who have great passion in tech., innovation and entrepreneurship realize their dreams. Studying at DeKUT therefore placed me where I am today– a GIS Consultant.”- Wanjohi Kibui 

Samuel Wanjohi Kibui is our alumnus, graduating class of 2016.Read More>>


MEET DR. REGINA MWANGI - ONE OF THE ONLY TWO WOMEN WITH DOCTORATE DEGREE IN COFFEE IN KENYA

Receiving Award“I am grateful to God for the far he has brought me, indeed it is just by His grace I am what I am. Currently, I hold a PhD in the field of coffee. It has been a humbling experience for me having had to start the long academic journey in the field of coffee from certificate then Diploma level, despite being a First Class Honors holder in BEd. (Home Economics). I initially felt discouraged and disheartened about this since I had set my mind to further my studies in food science and nutrition at JKUAT where I had already been admitted. But now as I look back I am happy to have ventured into coffee. I am indebted and grateful to the Vice Chancellor Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Prof. Eng. Paul Ndirangu Kioni, and the entire University management for the support accorded to me."- Dr. Regina Mwangi“- Dr. Regina Mwangi.

Dr. Regina Mwangi is a member of staff.Read More>>

 


 MEET MR. KENNETH KINYANJUI – TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT LEADER

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“While at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT), I co-founded a Pan African Fintech company from my dorm room and also started and contributed to one of the largest developer communities in the Globe with Google. The company moved on to being present in 16 African Markets under the leadership of my co founders and I and we ended up raising more than 1M Euros in seed funding and serving thousands of merchants across the globe. DeKUT offered an environment that fostered innovation and success. The University has now built a reputation in the Kenyan Technology Community for producing some of the best talent in Software Engineering, Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering, Data Science and Entrepreneurship.” – Kenneth Kinyanjui

Kenneth Kinyanjui is our alumnus, graduating class of 2016.Read More>>

  


MEET MR. ERIC WAITHAKA NJAU – A SHOE DESIGNER

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“I was looking for a technical course that was unique and that’s how I ended up studying at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology. I pursued a degree course in Leather Technology, a new course at the University at that time and a relatively new field of study in Kenya. I knew it was not going to be easy to secure employment but I felt great because the training equipped me to handle life after campus. I received skill – based training and exposure that prepared me and equipped me to be what I am today – a shoe designer. Before embarking on this journey, I had no idea what the future had in store for me. Now it’s clear that it’s full of opportunities and is promising.”- Eric Waithaka Njau

Eric Waithaka is our alumnus, BSc. Leather Technology, graduating class of 2017. Read More>>

 


 MEET MR. ROBERT KAMARU - FOUNDER, ONLINE PESA KENYA

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“Except the obvious financial reasons, the desire to solve peoples’ problems is what keeps me going. For instance, I realized that we have a serious scamming problem in Kenya and sought to provide a solution. That's how the escrowkenya.com concept was born.” – Robert Kamaru

Robert Kamaru is our alumnus, who pursued a degree in Actuarial Science graduating class of 2014. Read More>>

 

 


 MEET ENG. MELVIS WANJIRU WACHIRA – PRODUCT MANAGER AT SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC (KENYA)

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“I was always interested in sciences since childhood. I learnt about Mechatronics Engineering course from a relative and I was fascinated by it. I was uncertain then about Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) but five years through the course, I do not regret the decision to join or any single moment I spent there. I had a great time and experience studying at DeKUT” – Melvis Wanjiru

Melvis Wanjiru is our alumna, graduating class of 2017. She pursued BSc. Mechatronics Engineering. Read More>>

 

 


MEET MR. KEVIN OKEMWA CO-FOUNDER OF BRISK DYNAMICS LIMITED

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“To be honest, I almost changed my mind when I first set my foot at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology(DeKUT) because the campus was relatively small by infrastructure. However, I must say that I had the best university life. I made great friends from students, to the lectures and the management. We had one of the best actuarial science curriculums in the country. DeKUT formed me!” – Kevin Okemwa

Kevin Okemwa is our alumna, graduating class of 2015. He pursued BSc. Actuarial Science.Read More>>

 


 MEET MS. PERIS NJERI WAINAINA – AN ENTREPRENEUR IN THE LEATHER INDUSTRY

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“I chose to study at DeKUT because of the less study duration as compared to other universities but I got more; studying at DeKUT exposed me to skills that have enabled me to venture into an industry I knew nothing about.After graduating in 2017, I stayed at home for about two months very broke and of course, there was no way I could ask for money from my parents so since I had the skills and knowledge of producing leather, I thought of how I could produce leather that can really sell and which is different from what we get in the market and that’s when I thought, “why can’t I produce batik leather which was still my undergraduate project?” – Peris Njeri

Peris Njeri graduated in April, 2017 after successfully completing her degree course in Leather Technology.Read More>>

 


MEET MR. BRIAN MUNENE WAIRIMU– COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF LAIKIPIA

Brian Munene“Simply put, studying at DeKUT was an ecstatic experience. There is nothing I did that I don't miss. I would study at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) had we been asked to choose 100 more times. It's more like my all-time institutional home. Thanks to the exceptional training and exposure DeKUT provided, my transition to the job market was flawless. The University keeps growing and has a unique mark that keeps us notable out here. I have always been prepared to face the world but what DeKUT did to me is enhance my courage and knowledge. Nothing really moves people like knowledgeable and courageous people. They listen to you in pin drop silence. I must say the knowledge I gained at DeKUT is special. I take pride in it.”- Brian Munene Wairimu

Brian is our alumnus, graduating class of 2016. He pursued B. Sc Food Science and Technology. Read More>> 

 


MEET FREDRICK NYAGA – A TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

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“Telecommunications and Electrical world fascinate me because it's one field that is running the world systems and it keeps on evolving so there is room to keep on learning new ideas and skills. DeKUT provided me with the environment to learn and be involved in co-curricular activities. To manage to do what I do today required me to acquire high level knowledge and training which DeKUT so graciously facilitated.”- Fredrick Nyaga

 

Fredrick is a 2014 graduate and an esteemed alumnus of this institution. He pursued B. Sc. Telecommunications & Information Engineering and B. Sc. Electrical & Electronics Engineering hence graduating with two degrees within a period of six years. Read More>>

 


MEET ELIZABETH NDUNGE BENSON - AN ASSISTANT LECTURER, SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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“I am passionate about mentoring and supporting our students to bring their dreams into realization. Each week I hold talks and sessions with students whose aim is to support and build their capacity. Other than teaching, I create sessions with my students, help them understand opportunities available for them and how they can translate the skills they have into productivity. I train them on software development, I take them to conferences, I source for donors to sponsor our students to attend conferences. I hold seminars with our students, just to sharpen their presentation skills.” – Elizabeth Ndunge Benson.

Every teacher’s joy is to see their students succeed. After a few spotlight features of our alumni, Elizabeth expressed her excitement in these words: “It’s amazing how our students have continued to excel in the market globally.” It’s clear that she is a very proud lecturer. Read More>> 

 


MEET OTTE ZEBEDEE ISAAC EKWENYE – A POLICE OFFICER, ANTI – CRIME OFFICE, MUMIAS POLICE STATION.

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 “In the competitive world we are in today, DeKUT has a name in line with Quality Education and exploration of Technology and Science to offer solutions. I needed an institution with expertise knowledge and workout formulae, DeKUT is the best in today’s era and in my field.”- Otte Zebedee Isaac Ekwenye

Among the programmes offered at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) is Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Security Management and Master’s degree in Security and Forensics Management. These programmes are offered in our Nairobi Campus; the 2nd, 9th and 13th floors of Pension Towers, Loita Street. Otte Zebedee. Read More>> 

 

 


A TEAM FROM DEDAN KIMATHI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (DeKUT) DESIGNS A ONE OF A KIND SPEED GOVERNOR

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 DeKUT has developed a speed governor that does not only help achieve the control of speed but advances safety and security on the road to another level by ensuring that the speed of a vehicle, on the road can be monitored in real time and that the vehicle can only move at the designated speed. The Speed Governor has additional features of providing information on the location of the car. This is made possible by GPS and GPRS modules embedded in the governor. Interesting to note is that if the speed governor is disconnected, the vehicle goes to a limp mode where it will not be possible to drive it in excess of 40km/hour. Read More>>

 


MEET CLARIS KINYA MUNG’ATIA – AN ELECTRICAL FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER AT TATU CITY

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“I joined Dedan Kimathi University of Technology back when it was a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology going by the name Kimathi University College of Technology ((KUCT). I had an option of alternative institutions of higher learning but my gut feeling very strongly directed me to KUCT and I must say I’m glad I followed that gut feeling; the quality of education I got from this institution leaves me with no doubt that I made the right decision. In addition, the serenity of the environment is unmatched.” – Claris Kinya Mung’atia

Claris Kinya is our alumnus, who pursued a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) graduating class of 2016. Read More>>


MEET MONIKA NJAMBI & BETTY NJERI – THE NSE INVESTMENT CHALLENGE WINNERS, 2019

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“We have a common interest on investment matters thus when we got an opportunity to register in the NSE Investment Challenge, we decided to seize it. We came up with a group name,’’ROYAL EMPIRE’’ and we stuck together working hand in hand throughout the challenge to a victorious end. Being ranked first, having gathered the highest portfolio and more so as a ladies team meant a lot to us as it was also a demonstration of women without limit. We thank the University for building our capacity through the lecturers who take their time to inform and empower us on such matters beyond the normal curriculum.”- Njambi & Njeri

Njambi and Njeri Claris Kinya are friends and classmates in their 3rd year of study pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree, finance option. Read More>>


MEET JOSHUA NDEMENGE – AN OUTSTANDING MICROSOFT GOLD STUDENT PARTNER IN EUROPE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA (EMEA) REGION

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“I joined the university in 2016 and I will be honest, joining any university wasn’t anything I dreamed about. I always wanted to complete high school and join an aviation school and become an international pilot. Unfortunately (or fortunately), that never happened. I ended up joining Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) for a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and within the first two weeks after joining the University, I found a new lifestyle – technology. DeKUT has really shaped my journey in tech and I now understand what it means when we say “Better Life through Technology” – the University’s slogan. The way the institution has embraced innovation and supported tech communities gave me an opportunity to thrive.”- Joshua Ndemenge

Joshua Ndemenge is in his 3rd year of study pursuing a Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Read More>>

 


MEET ALICE WANJIKU NJOROGE – A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

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 “I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I met a Computer Science graduate from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) who advised me to choose Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT). He explained to me how he had met quality graduates from DeKUT, the strong Christian Union and the student-lecturer interactions in the University. He said "Most universities half-bake graduates, in DeKUT you will be fully baked." I have always been fascinated by technology and wanted to make my dream come true and after that interaction, I didn’t think of a better place to make it come true.True to it, my friend was right.” – Alice Njoroge

Alice Njoroge has pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, but yet to graduate. Read More>>


MEET REUBEN KIHIU – A TECHNOLOGY ENTHUSIAST, SOFTWARE DEVELOPER & DESIGNER MAKING AN INDELIBLE MARK THROUGH TECH COMMUNITIES

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“When I saw my first computer, at around the age of 10, I instantly fell in love. Since then, my passion for computers, especially software programming, has been growing more and more every day. It is this passion that led me to pursue Computer Science at my University of choice, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT). I chose this University because even in high school, word about its prowess and success stories in technology had gotten to me. I therefore simply made a decision to choose nothing but the best.”- Reuben Kihiu

Reuben Kihiu is our 3rd Year 2nd Semester student pursuing B. Sc in Computer Science. Read More>>

 


MEET RONA – AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE POWERED BOT THAT PROVIDES CREDIBLE, ACCURATE AND VERIFIED INFORMATION ON COVID-19

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“Since its inception on March 30th, Rona has served 2000+ users distributed across different countries, but most of them coming from Kenya. 8000+ messages have been relayed on the platform, which has continuously made Rona very efficient, since as it is with Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, they get better with usage. To give more value, I have been improving Rona and currently, the bot has a new feature that allows users to perform a 5 Minute self test and know their likelihood of having the virus, based on the symptoms they have” – Brian Ndegwa, Rona Developer.

Brian Ndegwa, is a 2nd Year student pursuing B. Sc in Information Technology. Read More>> 


MEET FRANCES NJAMBI – AN ANDROID DEVELOPER AT MKULIMA YOUNG AND A PARLIAMENTARIAN IN THE MAKING

 

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“Being a Student at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) has been a fulfilling experience. There was so much going on especially in the field of technology and leadership; there was always something epic to look forward to. I loved the challenges I got from my fellow students and mentors and this always pushed me out of my comfort zone into reinventing and building myself. Balancing all the activities I involved myself in as a student was not easy but the effort was worth it.” – Frances Njambi

Frances Njambi graduated virtually here at the University on 8th May, 2020 with a degree in Information Technology. Read More>>


MEET DONALD NJERU – FOUNDER, ELECTRUXX ANIMATIONS

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“I started learning animations online while at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) and founded Electruxx Animations. I joined the University’s hub - DeHUB which facilitated me and my partners Michael Makau and Sheltone Ochieng to further enhance our skills. To date, we have worked on animations for various companies in different fields like film, gaming, manufacturing, medicine, architecture and music among others. Our clients are mainly from America and Europe. ” – Donald Njeru

Donald graduated in April 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Read More>>


MEET STELLA MUTAI – A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM AND EARTH OBSERVATION ANALYTICS CONSULTANT, UNITED NATIONS

Robert Kamaru“Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) enabled me to develop holistically. I received mentorship from my lecturers; their counsel, teaching, passion and dedication molded me to who I am. The extracurricular activities such as serving in various leadership positions and interacting with the students and staff made me appreciate multicultural diversity and why it’s important to be all rounded. The foundation, exposure, education and the culture inculcated in me at DeKUT made my transition to the market so easy. The uninterrupted learning and timely completion of my studies was so good for me as I was able to accomplish a part of my dreams early enough”- Stella Mutai

Stella graduated in April 2016 with a degree in Geospatial Information Science (GIS). Read More>>


MEET CHRIS BARSOLAI – A TECHNICAL TRAINER FOR DATA SCIENCE AT MORINGA SCHOOL

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“Choosing theUniversityone wants to go to is an important decision. It ultimately sets the pace for the launch of one's career and the success that follows. For the longest time, I’d always been fascinated by the communication technologies that power our connected life, and the vast array of tools and possibilities that were in the telecommunication space, thus I knew I definitely wanted to study engineering. As I was scoping possible universities to join and pursue that line of interest after high school, I stumbled upon Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT). In all honesty, I had very limited knowledge of the university before then but I had a positive conviction about it and again, it offered my dream course as part of her programmes. Itherefore decided to take a dive and see how it would turn out and sure enough, it paid off. Once I joined DeKUT, I could immediately tell that studying there would be a positive life changing experience. A bonus was, it had a breathtaking view of Mt. Kenya” – Chris Barsolai.

Chris graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Telecommunication and Information Communication. Read More>>


MEET MURIITHI KAIMOE – THE IMMEDIATE PAST DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP MANAGEMENT

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“There are places that are simply your place of work and there are those that become home. Home is what Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) has been to me. I have served the University diligently; with commitment and love and now it’s time to exit. Out of the many activities; in teaching and administration that I have been involved in at DeKUT, my best was the interaction with students both in class and as their Dean in the Directorate of Students Welfare. I remember how refreshing it always was to interact with them freely and this is what I spent most of my lunch hours doing especially when I was their dean; I will dearly miss this. I have kept contact with many of the former students and it gives me much joy to see them progressing well and being of impact to the society. When I look back to where the institution has come from and where it is today, I have no doubt that there are better days ahead; that the institution will keep growing from strength to strength ”- Muriithi Kaimoe

Some simply call him Mr. Kaimoe but to others, he is a doctor, professor and there is a category that cannot let go of the name “Dean”. Read More>>


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