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The library will remain closed from 6th to 10th August 2022 and reopen on thursday 11th August 2022.

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Kenyatta University Tops in Scientific Productivity

Kenyatta University has been ranked as one of the best performing university out of 75 Universities and Research Institutions in Kenya, according to latest Alper-Doger Scientific Index, also known as “AD Scientific Index ranking”.  One hundred and fifty five (155) researchers from Kenyatta University made it to the AD scientific ranking with five (5) of them clinching the coveted top 50 rankings nationally. The five scientists in order of ranking are Prof Vincent Onywera who is also the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Innovation and Outreach, Prof John Orodho, Prof Sumesh Chhabra, Prof Eliud Njagi and Prof Christopher Shisanya. 

Prof Vincent Onywera was ranked no 7 in Kenya and 319 in Africa having attained a total H-Index of 48.   He has published widely in high reputable journals. Prof John Orodho who ranked no 32 nationally was recognized for his contribution in education, research and statistics having attained a H-Index of 32.

The “AD Scientific Index” is based on the scientific performance and productivity of individual scientists. Other outstanding researchers in the top 10 position in Kenyatta University are Prof Jayne Mugwe, Prof Monicah Mucheru-Muna, Prof Ambrose Jagongo, Prof Michael Muita Gicheru and Prof Paul Okemo. 

Kenyatta University continues to ensure sustained research activities through several multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral collaborative grants between the university and other research institutions. The university has also invested heavily in research infrastructure and building capacity of its researchers in grant proposal writing and publishing. The table gives top 10 researchers at Kenyatta University according to AD Scientific ranking.  

University Rank Name Department  Country Rank Regional Rank Total H-index
1 Prof. Vincent Onywera Physical Education, Exercise and sport Science 7 319 48
2 Prof. John Orodho Educational Management Policy and curriculum studies 36 1236 32
3 Prof. Sumesh C. Chhabra Chemistry 39 1298 31
4 Prof. Eliud Njagi Biochemistry, microbiology and Biotechnology 41 1340 31
5 Prof. Christopher Shisanya Geography 45 1447 30
6 Prof. Jayne Mugwe Agricultural Science and technology 73 2207 26
7 Prof. Monicah Mucheru-Muna Environmental studies and community development 88 2739 24
8 Prof. Ambrose Jagongo Accounting & Finance  116 3464 22
9 Prof. Michael Muita Gicheru Zoological Sciences 126 3669 22
10 Prof. Paul Okemo Biochemistry, microbiology and Biotechnology 133 3906 21

Top 10 Researchers in Kenyatta University according to AD scientific Ranking 2022


How postmodern is Kenyatta university library?

This is a common question we encounter on almost a daily basis. Your guess is not far from the answer. Besides the “state of the art” library facility and great leadership that we are proud of, the library has digitized almost all its functions.

Kindly watch the videos below, of some of our library professionals Mr. Samuel Muthami- head librarian Research and Special Collections, Mr. David Mutiso – E resources librarian and Mr. Edward Safari – Systems Librarian as they showcase the various digital platforms and processes at Kenyatta University Postmodern Library.

Watch the videos below


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