University Council Members

University Council Members

Dr. Margaret Mumbi Gikuhi


Dr. Margaret Mumbi Gikuhi holds a PhD in Educational Administration & Planning from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Master of Education degree from the same University. She also has a Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree from the UoN.

Dr. Gikuhi has over 30 years experience as a teacher and over 10 years experience in the Higher education sector. She has served as a Senior Quality Assuarance and Standards officer and other senior positions at the Teachers Service Comission for over six years.

Dr. Gikuhi has been the Chair of Council for the University of Embu for two terms.

She is the current Chair of Council for Garissa University

Mr Boniface Ngigi


Mr Boniface Ngigi is the Representative of PS- National Treasury.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Project Planning Management from The University of Nairobi and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics (Statistics) from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Mr  Ngigi  has vast experience in the negotiation of Agreements, Investments, Regional Integration, National Budget preparation, Economic Policy formulation and analysis in areas related to Environment and Natural Resource Governance; Low Carbon, Sustainable Development, Climate Financing, as well as Disaster Risk Financing. Over 12 years in Planning and Budgeting

Mr. Hassan Duale

The Rep of the PS State Department of University Education and Research

Mr. Hassan Duale is the representative of the Principal Secretary State Department of University Education and Research. He is a member of the Kenya Association of Educational Administration and Management. 

He holds a Master’s degree in Education Management and Administration and Master’s Degree in Business Administration

Mr. Duale has 20 years of experience in education administration and management cutting across the field administration.

Prof Ahmed Osman Warfa

Secretary to the Council

Prof Ahmed Osman Warfa is Vice Chancellor, of Garissa University and Secretary to the Council

Prof Warfa holds a Ph.D. (Curriculum and Instruction; Supervision of Instruction, Ohio University; M.Ed. (Secondary Education, Ohio University; MA (International Studies, Ohio University; BA (English & History, Ohio); Dip Ed (English Language & Literature, Siriba Teachers College)

He Has over 30 years of work experience.


Dr. Billow Khalid 


Dr. Billow Khalid holds a PhD in Business Administration from University of Nairobi and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) Specialization; Strategy, Entrepreneurship, HRM and Public Policy Issues from UoN.

Dr Billow Khalid is a Certified Public Secretary and and a member of the Kenya Institute of Management.

He has worked in the Defense sector  both in Kenya and abroad in different capacities for over 30 years and served as an Officer Commanding (Major) the training and Career Development Department at the Armed Forces College of Accountancy and Secretarial Studies at Kabete, Westlands-Nairobi.

Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, OGW


Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, OGW holds a master of Arts in Economics and Social Studies- Development Administration and Management Option from the University of Manchester, UK. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management for Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and a Diploma in Range Management from Egerton University.

Mr. Hassan has over 30 years’ experience in Public Administration and Management, Peace Building and Conflict Management as well as Public Financial Management

He has also served as a commission secretary of National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and in multiple middle and senior leadership positions in Government and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

He is an independent member of Council


Mrs. Jacinta M. Anyango Kapiyo


Mrs. Jacinta M. Anyango Kapiyo holds a Master of Education (Education planning, Administration and Curriculum Development) from Kenyatta University as well as Bachelor of Education for University of Nairobi. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Education planning and Administration at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)


Mrs. Kapiyo has over 35 years’ experience in teaching and in Education administration. She has served as he Deputy Director , Secondary and tertiary education as well as tha Director for University Education.

She has also served as a representative of the PS University Education in the Technical University of Kenya and Rongo Universities

Mrs. Kapiyo is currently the vice chairperson of Kisumu County Public Service Board.

She is an independent member of Council


Mr. Brian Gikunda Kiautha


Mr. Brian Gikunda Kiautha holds a Masters in Mercantile Law, an LLB and a and Bachelor of commerce in law from University of Pretoria as well as a Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management University of South Africa. He, is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Mercantile Law at the University of Pretoria.

Mr. Brian has over 8 years’ experience in Law and Financial Management. He has also served as a sports Journalist with the Perdeby, University of Pretoria newspaper.

He is an independent member of Council

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