I am currently the substantive Vice-Chancellor of Egerton University. I have variously initiated and/or guided development and implementation of the strategic plan for 2018-2023 and policies of the University.
I am on unpaid leave of absence from the University of Nairobi where I serve as a Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy. I have published widely in my discipline.
During May 2007- May 2017, I successfully served as the Principal of College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi where I was the Academic Research, Financial and Administrative head of the college. The College comprises the Schools of; Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental Siences, Nursing Sciences and Public Health, the University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Dieases, KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, the East Africa Kidney Institute and the Centre for HIV/Aids Research and Prevention. I was responsible for all research activities at the College ensuring compliance to project objectives and prudent utilization of resources per approved budgets. I competently handled College responsibilities and guided its expansion and excellent performance culminating in it being awarded a Shield as ''Center of Excellence in the Health Sciences'' by the East African Community in 2014. Further, research funding grew about four times and the College had a continuous level of ‘Excellent performance’ in performance contracting amongst the six colleges of the University.
I have held various positions in the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya including the Chairmanship for a period of 6 years. I have broad experience in the pharmaceutical regulatory systems locally and internationally, and specifically in the quality control and quality assurance of medicines. Due to my commitment and exemplary pharmaceutical services, I was awarded the “Head of State Commendation“ and the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya conferred on me the title of “Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya''.
I have a demonstrated strong performance on Governance in institutions where I have chaired the Board or been a member.
In conclusion, I have a record of a successful, resourceful, competent and productive leader well prepared and capable of shouldering any responsibility entrusted to me.
1990: Post – Doctoral Research Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
1989: Quality control program or Pharmaceuticals - Ciba Geigy, Basle, Switzerland
1985: Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
1982: Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutical Analysis) - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
1979: Bachelor of Pharmacy - University of Nairobi
1974: East African Advanced Certificate of Education - Kisii School
1972: East African Certificate of Education - Nduru Secondary School
1968: Certificate of Primary Education - Tindereti Primary School
2011: Certificate on Leadership, Management and Development (Oct 2010-Apr Sustainability Program. 2011) - Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program. Management Sciences for /Health
2007: Certificate on Good Governance - Government Centre for Corporate Governance
1997: Certificate on Drug Policy Issues for developing countries - Boston University in collaboration with WHO and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Boston, USA Sciences, Boston. USA
SELECTED PARTICIPATION AND WORKSHOPS /SEMINARS
A. University Level
University of Nairobi
B. College Level
College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi
(The College performed excellently under my leadership. Helped in establishing; School of Public Health, Institute of Clinical Research and East Africa Kidney Institute. Helped introduce many post graduate degree programs. Instituted inter-departmental collaborations in research that about Quadrupled research funding to about 1.5 Billion annually). Member of a team that negotiated for the establishment of the East African Kidney Institute at KNH and chaired discussions and approvals of its architectural designs.
C. Faculty/School level
D. Department Level
INCOME GENERATION AND INTELECTUAL PROPERTY
RESEARCH FUNDING AND ADMINISTRATION OF GRANTS
INSTITUTIONAL BENEFITS FROM PROJECTS AND PERSONAL CONTACTS
Through various projects the university and ministry of health benefitted as follows:
Manuals And Book Chapters
Peer Reviewed Publications
[95 Refereed Articles in the Thematic areas; Health Systems Education, Radio-pharmacy, Chromatography, Natural products, medicinal plants, traditional/complementary medicine, pharmaceutical analysis, quality control/assurance of medicines]
COMMUNICATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA
[Thematic areas: Health Systems Education, Radiopharmacy, Chromatography, Natural products, medicinal plants, traditional/complementary medicine, Pharmaceutical analysis and quality control/assurance of medicines]
CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOPS AND MEETINGS
AWARDS, HONOURS AND ATTESTATIONS
2016: Attestation on Key Leadership role in Partnership for Innovative Medical Education during 2010- 2016.
2014: Shield of Excellence in Health Sciences, by the East African Community. Shield Awarded to College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi.
2009 - 2013: Certificate of Excellence in Performance contracting. Ranking amongst six Colleges of the University of Nairobi; [Position; Two (9009/10), One (2010/11), Two (2011/12), One (2012/13) One (2014/15) and Two in 2015/16].
2007: Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (FPSK).
2006: Head of State Commendation (HSC) for Contributions towards provision of Health Services. The Kenya gazette Vol.CVIII-No.86. Nairobi, 12th December 2006.
2002-3 : Member (No. 482) at National Constitutional Conference, Kenya.
1997: Faculty of Pharmacy Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of excellent and consistent service rendered to the Faculty. University of Nairobi Silver Jubilee Celebrations.
1990: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, ABOS, Government of the Kingdom of Belgium.
1982: ABOS Scholarship, Government of the Kingdom of Belgium. (Doctorate studies).
1980: ABOS Scholarship, Government of the Kingdom of Belgium. (Masters studies).
TEACHING AND MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCES
Gave Lectures on Pharmaceutical Chemistry at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. On the average I supervised about 4 undergraduate student projects every year. I have successfully supervised 6 PhD theses and 12 students for Masters Degrees.
Theses and External Examination
In addition, I have been an external examiner for Bachelor of Pharmacy examinations in Tanzania and Uganda.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS
PROFESSIONAL AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES