University Council

Dr. Margaret Mumbi Gikuhi


Dr. Margaret Mumbi Gikuhi is the current Chairperson of the University of Embu Council and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Master of Education, Educational and Administration Planning both from Catholic University of Eastern Africa and Bachelor of Education Arts (University of Nairobi). Dr. Gikuhi has a wide experience in academics and administration and has held various leadership positions, with the Teachers Service Commission in which she has displayed exemplary performance. She is currently serving as a director in a consultancy firm.

Mr. Samuel Kiiru

Representing the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury & Planning

Representing the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Mr. Kiiru holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Economics, Carleton University, Canada and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Nairobi.

Mr. Johnstone M. Nyanumba

Representing the Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education & Research

 He holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Nairobi, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Panjab University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance Management from Kenya College of Accountancy. He has undertaken various leadership and management courses during his career. Mr. Nyanumba has vast experience in Administration spanning over 30 years. He is currently serving as Under Secretary in the State Department for University Education and Research.

Dr. Jane Wanjiru Mugai


She holds a Doctorate Degree in Special Needs Education from Mt. Kenya University, Masters in Guidance and Psychological Counselling from Kenyatta University, Bachelors’ degree in Special Education from Makerere University and a Diploma in Special Needs Education.


Mr. Abdulhamid Saleh Said


He holds a Masters of Public Health, Health Care Management from Emory University, USA, Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics, Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics, both from University of Aberdeen in UK and a Diploma in Agriculture Food Marketing from Egerton University.


Ms. Beatrice Amolo Oluoch


She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Daystar University, Bachelor of Laws from University of Nairobi, Diploma in Legal Education from Kenya School of Law, and a Diploma in Counselling from Amani Counselling Centre and Training. In addition, she is a Certifed Public Secretary of Kenya.


Ms. Karen Basiye Itela


She holds a Joint Master of Environmental Science, Policy and Management degree from Lund University (Sweden), University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (Hungary) and University of the Aegean (Greece) and a Bachelor of Environment Science degree from Kenyatta University.
Currently at Safaricom, Karen leads the Sustainability agenda for the company. She is passionate about the interplay between People, Purpose and Profits.

Mr. James Njeru Kaburu



He holds a Masters in Business Administration, Strategic Management and a Bachelor in Business Administration, Accounting both from the United States International University (USIU). In addition he is a Certifed Public Accountant of Kenya.



  • Governs University according to its Statutes
  • Employs Staff
  • Develops, and approves Statutes and publishes them
  • Approves University Policies
  • Approves Budget
  • Manage, supervise and administer University assets to promote its mandate.
  • Receive grants on behalf of University