Council Members

Council Member Brief description
Joyce Mutinda 002
Dr. Joyce Mwikali Mutinda


Academic Qualification

  • PhD. Educational Management
  • M.A. Gender Analysis in Development
  • BED Arts
  • Member of the National Quality Institute (NQI)

Work Experience

Has over 37 years working experience in  public service with various directorship roles in the Education sector:

  • Senior Assistant Commission Secretary and Head of the Department of, Programme Accreditation, CUE
  • Assistant Commission Secretary, Quality Audit and Head of Programme Quality Audit Department, CUE
  • Assistant Commission Secretary, Programme Accreditation, CUE
  • Assistant Chief Inspector of Schools (Teacher Education) MoEST
  • Assistant Coordinator, Commission of inquiry into Education System of Kenya (CIESK) Office of the President
  • Assistant Director of Education, MoEST
  • Senior Inspector of Schools, Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development
  • Head Land Reclamation Department, Ministry of Reclamation & Development of Arid , Semi-Arid Areas & Wastelands
  • Assistant Director, Education & Information Management, Ministry of Reclamation & Development of Arid , Semi-Arid Areas & Wastelands
  • Senior Lecturer, Kenya Polytechnic
  • Lecturer, Nyeri Technical Training Institute
  • Lecturer Kagumo College
  • Graduate Teacher various Secondary Schools

Areas of Consulting

  • Quality in University Education
  • ISO 9001;
  • Educational Management;
  • Gender; and Management of rural development projects
George Onyango Ochiri 002
Dr. George Onyango Ochiri
Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management
  • MSc. Logistics and Procurement
  • B.A. Arts
  • Member of ICPAK and KISM

Work Experience

Has 18 years working experience serving in various organizations/capacities

  • CEO, Safaricom Sacco LTD
  • Warehouse & Distribution Team Leader & Accountant, Longhorn Kenya Ltd,
  • Sacco Manager, Maisha Bora Sacco,
William Bill Omoding 001
Mr. William Bill Omoding


Academic Qualification

  • M.A. Development studies
  • B.A. Development Studies

Work  Experience

Has 35 years working experience in the Banking Industry

  • Trustee, CBK Pension Fund
  • Branch Manager , Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sales Service Manager & Service Operations Roles, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Director, Ag. Chairman and member of various Committees, Lake Basin Development Authority.
Shem Nyakutu
Mr. Shem Nyakutu

Representative of the Principal Secretary – The National Treasury

Academic Qualification:

  • MSc. Finance
  • B.A. Geography & Sociology
  • LLB

Work  Experience

Has worked in the Public Service for over 25 years at the Ministry of Lands and The National Treasury

  • Currently Director of Pensions at the National Treasury
  • Deputy Director of Pensions at The National Treasury
  • Secretary Defence Forces Pensions Assessment Board
  • Deputizes the CEO at the National Treasury
  • Representative of the CS, National Treasury at Rongo University, Pwani University Council
David Lusoka Mshila 001

Mr. David Lusoka Mshila


Academic Qualification

  • M.A. Urban, Social & Environmental Programs
  • B.A. Mathematics & Social Sciences

Work Experience

Has over 40 years working experience in urban, regional & rural development in Kenya for the Government of Kenya, German International Cooperation (GIZ) & the community in both rural & urban areas.

  • Senior Economist Ministry of Planning & National Development
  • Senior Advisor GIZ PSDA Programme
  • Project Manager/Advisor Jugend Sozial Werk Nordhausen /GTZ/GOK
  • Regional Planner Lake Basin Development Authority
  • Project Coordinator/urban planning advisor MLG/GTZ, Small Towns Development Project
  • Programme Coordinator, GTZ Health Sector Programme
  • County Director German Foundation for World Population(DSW)
  • Freelance Consultant Human Settlement Services
  • Physical Planning Officer Ministry of Lands & Settlement
Ms. Cathrine NkiroteMs. Catherine Nkirote Mputhia


Academic qualification

  • MBA Strategic Management
  • LLB
  • Diploma in Law ( KSL)
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Patent Agent ( K.I.P.I)
  • Certified Professional Mediator (CPM-MTI).

Work Experience

Has 13 years working experience as an Advocate consulting in intellectual property and commercial law

  • Managing Partner C. Mputhia Advocates
  • Independent Director, African Investment Bank Capital Ltd
  • Business Law columnist Nation Media Limited ( Business Daily)
kenneth kiprono kisang 001

Mr. Kenneth Kisang Kiprono


Academic Qualification

  • MBA Management Information System(MIS)
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Business Administration

Work  Experience

Has 11 years working experience at Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd

  • ICT Security Manager
  • ICT Audit & Risk Manager
  • Country Manager, Internal Audit & Risk
  • Associate IT/Operations Consultant, Jacca Consulting TE Ltd
  • Council Member, Embu University College


Ezra-MagatiMr. Ezra O. Magati

Representing the PS, Ministry of Education

Academic qualification

  • Masters of Commerce Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Has over 15 years work experience as:

  • Senior Finance Officer former Local Government Ministry & EAC, Commerce and Tourism, Trade Ministries

Currently in the Ministry of Education in the State Department for University Education. Rep. PS. Rongo University Council.

samuelProf. Samuel Gudu


Work Experience:
Prof. Samuel Gudu is a world renowned scientist who has worked in the University for over 30 years rising steadily within the ranks from a Graduate Assistant to Professor. He has held the following positions over his University Career:

    • Ag. VC, Rongo University
    • Ag. VC, Moi University on Several occasions
    • DVC, Planning & Development, Moi University for 10 years
    • Ag. Principal Chepkoilel Campus for 1 year
    • Director of Research Moi
    • Ag. Dean Faculty of Sciences at Moi University
    • HoD, Botany, Moi University.


  • Ph.D, Genetics & Biotechnology – Guelph, Canada
  • MSc. Genetics & Plant Breeding – University of Nairobi
  • BSc. Agriculture (Hons) – Moi University
  • A-Levels
  • O-Levels

Council Roles

The basic responsibility of the Council members is to exercise their best judgment and to act in a manner that they reasonably believe to be in the best interest of the University and its stakeholders. In discharging that obligation, the members should be entitled to rely on the honesty and integrity of the University Management, staff and its external professional advisors and auditors.

In furtherance of its responsibilities, the Council will:

  1. Determine the University mission, vision, purpose and core values;
  2. Review, evaluate and approve, on a regular basis, long-term plans for the University;
  3. Review, evaluate and approve the University budget and financial forecasts;
  4. Review, evaluate and approve major resource allocations and capital investments;
  5. Ensure that the procurement process is cost- effective and delivers value for money;
  6. Review and approve the operating and financial results of the University;
  7. Ensure effective, accurate, timely and transparent disclosure of pertinent information on the University operations and performance;
  8. Ensure that effective processes and systems of risk management and internal controls are in place;
  9. Review, evaluate and approve the overall organizational structure, the assignment of senior management responsibilities and plans for senior management development and succession;
  10. Review, evaluate and approve the remuneration structure of the University.
  11. Adopt, implement and monitor compliance with the organization’s code of conduct and ethics;
  12. Review on a quarterly basis the attainment of targets and objectives set out in the agreed performance measurement framework with the Government of Kenya;
  13. Review periodically the University strategic objectives and policies relating to sustainability and social responsibility/investment;
  14. Protect the rights of stakeholders and optimize shareholder value;
  15. Enhance the University public image and ensure engagement with stakeholders through effective communication;
  16. Monitor compliance with the Constitution , all applicable laws, regulations and standard;
  17. Review, monitor and ensure that the organization is effectively and consistently delivering on its mandate.

Council Committees

Strategy Committee (SC)

Committee Members:

  • Kenneth K. Kiprono – Chair
  • William B. Omoding
  • Shem Nyakutu
  • Samuel Gudu—Secretary/Ag. Vice Chancellor

Role of Strategy Committee

  1. To handle urgent business on behalf of Council
  1. To pay due regard to necessity to refer matters of major importance to the Council for final approval. For instance, the Committee shall not have powers to approve the Annual Estimates and Expenditure.


Human Resource, Finance & Resource Mobilization Committee (HFRC)

Committee Members:

  • George O. Ochiri – Chair
  • Ezra Magati
  • Catherine M. Nkirote
  • Kenneth K. Kiprono
  • Samuel Gudu—Secretary/Ag. Vice Chancellor

Roles of Human Resource, Finance & Resource Mobilization Committee

  1. To consider qualified candidates for filling vacant positions in the University in accordance with the job descriptions for the various positions.
  2. To examine and make recommendations to Council on salaries, Terms and Conditions of Service, job grading and classification for all unionisable University Employees as and when necessary or when directed to do so by Council from time to time.
  3. To consider and advise Council on actions to be taken in regard to disciplinary matters for academic and non-academic staff
  4. To explore ways of raising funds for the University, both internally and externally, including all issues and policies concerning resource mobilization and income generating activities.
  5. To consider and make recommendations to Council on Budgeting and Planning issues, including University Master Plan, Strategic Plan, Annual Budgets as well as Supplementary Budgets.
  6. To consider and make recommendations to Council on planning and erection of new buildings, and effect any appropriate modification in physical facilities as may be necessary from time to time.
  7. To recommend to Council on acquisition of new fixed assets including land and to advise Council on utilization of such assets and land.


Academic Affairs & Appeals Committee (AAAC)

Members of the Committee:

  • David L. Mshila – Chair
  • Catherine M. Nkirote
  • George O. Ochiri
  • Ezra Magati
  • Samuel Gudu—Secretary/Ag. Vice Chancellor

Roles of Academic Affairs & Appeals Committee

  1. To advise the University on Academic, Research and Training Policies
  2. To develop and review statutes for the University
  3. To approve requests for use of the University Seal
  4. To approve recommendations for the award of Honorary Degrees of the University
  5. To receive and consider any appeals of staff who decide to appeal disciplinary decisions made by the HFRC against them
  6. To receive and consider appeals from students who decide to appeal decisions made by Senate; except decisions concerning examination matters
  7. To make recommendations to Council on the Appeal cases


Risk and Audit Committee (RAC)

Members of the Committee:

  • William B. Omoding Chair
  • David L. Mshila
  • Shem Nyakutu

Roles of Risk and Audit Committee

  1. Assisting the Accounting Officer/Chief Executive Officer in enhancing internal controls in order to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability
  2. Reviewing audit issues raised by both internal and external auditors
  3. Resolving unsettled and unimplemented Public Accounts and Public Investment Committees (PAC/PIC) recommendations
  4. Enhancing communication between management, internal and external audit and fostering an effective internal audit function.
  5. Establishing a risk management function and enhancing the implementation of a risk management plan in the University.