DeKUT Spotlight

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.

DeKUT M.SC FORENSICS AND SECURITY MANAGEMENT STUDENT VENTURES INTO WRITING

Mr. EDWIN AYIEKO

Mr Edwin Ayieko

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

 


Mr. JOSEPH MOMANYI – DEVELOPER I - MONITOR

Mr Joseph MomanyiComputer 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

 


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

Gitei FIFA AdFootball 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 MERCY WANGARI MAHINDA- A MECHANICAL ENGINEER AT SAFARICOM

Mahinda pp”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 SAMUEL WANJOHI KIBUI – CO-FOUNDER GEOSYMP

final“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 KENNETH KINYANJUI – TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT LEADER

IMG 20180920 235010 119“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 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 county. 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 

 


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