Prof. Esther Nkirote Magiri is currently serving as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance). She attended Tel Aviv University, Israel for her postdoctoral studies, having graduated with a Ph.D degree in applied Molecular Biology in Plant Pathology from ZheJiang University, PR , China. Before this, she had graduated with MSC in Biochemistry and BSc. (Biochemistry major and Zoology minor) from University of Nairobi. She is an associate member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
Prof Magiri has previously served as Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance, Planning and Administration) and Deputy Principal (Finance, Planning and Administration) at the Co-operative University of Kenya and the Co-operative University College of Kenya respectively. Prior to this, she was the Principal of JKUAT- Westlands Campus having served as Director Director- Academic programs and Deputy Director respectively at the same Campus.
Prof Magiri is also a renowned scientist who is actively involved in research and innovation activities and has published widely in refereed journals.