Social Media and Political Campaigns in Kenya Book Launch

Social-Media-and-Politics-book-launchThe climax of one of the milestones in Dr. John Ndavula’s scholarly works was realized during a colorful launch of the book “Social Media and Politics” on Tuesday 17th July, 2018. The colorful event dubbed  “Feast of Words” was graced by St. Paul’s University’s top management among them the Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, the Chancellor and Prof. Joseph Galgalo, the Vice Chancellor; and eminent scholars among them Prof. Jesse Mugambi, a  professor of philosophy and religious studies at the University of Nairobi, Dr. Lydia Mwaniki, a renowned author on gender issues, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Wandera, the Bishop ACK Diocese of Mumias and Dr. Robert S. Wafula of the Borderless press. Continue reading


St Paul’s takes KUSA volleyball throne

St. Paul’s University’s volleyball teams are proving to be true champions in the game. The women’s team emerged top in the just concluded KUSA national league at Dedan Kimathi University as the men’s team settled for the 2nd position.

The women faced Kenyatta University in the finals whom they thrashed 26- 23 in the final set while the men conceded defeat to Kenyatta University finishing 25-26 in the fourth set.

The women faced Kenyatta University in the finals whom they thrashed 26- 23 in the final set while the men conceded defeat to Kenyatta University finishing 25-26 in the fourth set.

Is Technology enhancing or killing journalism?

By Daniel Mule

During the past decade, digital technology has dramatically changed the way we consume and create news and information.

According to a recent research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content globally.

The institute’s fifth Digital News Report, using data from over 50,000 online news users in 26 countries, also revealed that among audiences aged 18-24 social media is now their preferred news source; beating TV (28% vs 24%) for the first time. Globally, the study found, 12% said social media is their main news source. Continue reading

Elizabeth Gikebe: Turning Cassava into Gold

By Gloria Chemutai

Armed with a degree from St. Paul’s University in 2012, Elizabeth Gikebe went on to work as a software developer, a position she held for two years.

In her third year of employment she landed a job as a software project manager, a major career leap that was a dream for many.

She was happy but wanted more and her passion for entrepreneurship led her to chart a totally different path from her career in software development.

Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to found a food manufacturing startup, called Mhogo Foods. Continue reading


Age is nothing but a number: One woman’s story of her pursuit for higher education in her 70s

By Ndinda Malonza and Reuben Omulo

Going back to school years after retirement is embarrassing, a waste of time and money.  That is what Janet’s family told her when at age 71, she enrolled for an undergraduate course. However, Janet focused on her dream and now 79, she is graduating with a Masters’ degree in Development Studies.

In this story, Janet narrates the challenges and triumphs in her quest for education.

Being the only educated girl in the family

Janet was born in 1938 in Muthumo village, Machakos in a family of 18 children; 12 girls and six boys – at a time when girls were supposed to get married, while boys went to school. But Janet was different, while her 11 sisters got married, she chose education. Continue reading

New anatomy Lab to prepare Clinicians

St. Paul’s University has long been recognised as a centre of excellence. Recently the
programme for clinical medicine was approved by the Clinical officers’ council and work on
expansion of facilities has begun in earnest. The anatomy laboratory, currently under
construction is one of them and will provide lecturers and students with state-of- the-art
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Main Campus’ new cafeteria is here!

As you may have probably noticed, the main campus’ new students’ cafeteria has been under
construction since last semester.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Galgalo recently received the keys to the establishment
symbolizing a completion, with a few touch-ups to be done including landscaping of the area.


The two-story modern building will see students enjoy great ambience that includes great views
of the surrounding environment. So whether you're looking for a quiet spot for tea or coffee, or a
place to catch up with friends for a bite, the place has got plenty of options for you.

The caterers also changed hands and beginning September 2017 semester a new menu will be in

The students will be required to use their smart cards in the cafeteria in line with the new
Enterprise resource planning system which is meant to improve service delivery in the

The establishment is definitely a step up from the previous when it comes to options and
atmosphere. You should definitely check it out for yourself when you have some free time, and
see how you like it!

Remembering All Saints Cathedral in the struggle for democracy

Dr. Joseph Wandera  

When the history of Kenya’s democratisation process is written, the Anglican All Saints Cathedral – now celebrating its 100 years of existence – in the heart of Nairobi, will be part and parcel of that story.

In 1963, Kenya celebrated independence from the British colonial rule. A “second independence” in the early 1990s was realised, with the return of multiparty politics, an achievement that owed much to intense clerical critique of authoritarian, corrupt, and extravagant one –party rule.

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Your Gift will make Room for You

B y Joshua K. Gitau

I was heart struck by an article in the local dailies dated August 11, 2016. Its title; Jobless Graduate Stands on Road with a Sign Asking for Employment”.

A year and a half ago, a young man from Nyeri, armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and accounting CPA Section 4, set off to Nairobi – the big city in the sun- for a date with destiny. His bet was that he had all it takes to land an accounting job and soon become the envy of his peers back home.

After making over 200 job applications, his efforts and enthusiasm were rewarded with nothing but the brutal reality of joblessness. Not to be faint hearted, he took to the streets with a big placard, if only to capture the attention of a potential employer. If successful, the lad would be home and dry. In fact, the assumption in Nairobi is that, if you attract enough attention you will also attract opportunities. The question remains, what if his efforts were futile? What if no one took notice? Would that be the end of all hope for him, his wife and daughter?

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