While at the Dedan Kimathi University 6th Graduation Ceremony on 28th April, 2017, the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education, Dr. Fred Matiang'i expressed his pride in the institution. "This University is the best among the young University's. The choice of the government to develop a Science and Technology Park in this Institution was informed by the realization of the potential and strength of this University. I am glad to state this as a fact that this University is one of the few Universities where a balance of programmes offered has been achieved. I also congratulate the management of this University for the move to admit the government sponsored students in May, we as the ministry are in no business of wasting time and we will work to strengthen the manner in which admissions are done.", he said in his speech.
The Cabinet Secretary Congratulated the graduands, parents and guardians for the achievement. He also, on behalf of the President, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, and the Government of Kenya welcomed to Kenya H.E Thabo Mbeki who was being conferred a Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, during the occasion.Accompanying him was the Cabinet Secretary ministry of Information Communication Technology, Hon. Joe Mucheru