Third Phase of Kibabii University Intervention Measures in Fighting the Spread of COVID-19

It was a productive day seeing the officials of the Bungoma County Boda Boda Association, Representative of the National and County Government, Churches and Mosques Representatives and KIBU Community participate in the third phase of KIBU’s intervention measures in fighting the spread of COVID-19. The second phase included donating the same materials to the county government. Prof. Isaac Ipara, the Vice Chancellor explained how every year the university carries out a community service program. Last year KIBU visited Cheptais and Chepkube sub-counties to address the issues of eradication of jiggers as part of its community service program.
Third phase of Kibabii University Intervention Measures in Fighting the Spread of COVID-19

Video: Donation of Soap and Sanitizers to Bungoma County Government

Governor Wangamati salutes Kibabii University on their research and contribution towards fighting Covid-19. The University donated own-made soap and sanitizers to the County in a bid to ensure as many people as possible wash their hands as part of the efforts to check the spread of Covid-19.

Donation of Soap and Sanitizers to Bungoma County Government

Donation of Soap and Sanitizers to Bungoma County GovernmentKibabii as an institution is at an advantage not only because of its capacity in both  knowledge and facilities, but applicable knowledge in all the disciplines in the institution, KIBU has structures in place that can harness knowledge and apply it during this trying times.

To prevent the spread of Covid-19 the World Health Organizations has urged us to follow the  following guidelines : maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing; don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth; cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze; Stay home if you feel unwell; If you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention; Follow the directions of your local health authority and most importantly clean your hands often using soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.

One of the vital products that have been advocated is the use of soap. Soap is a universal product that is used by everyone. Production of liquid soap is done using a simple method in the University’s labs and can be availed to the rural areas in the county, on the other hand sanitizers can be used in offices, business premises and also by individuals. With that in mind KIBU initiated the production of soap for the university’s use and the community around it can also benefit. Prof. Siamba, (Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor –Administration, Finance and Development) expounded on how other disciplines not necessarily science are working on  tasks that they can do to help in the containment of this disease. “Our staff are working from home literary but as they are working from home, we have requested them to pass the correct information about Covid-19. As there is a lot of fake news circulation in the social media and a lot of uncertainties on this pandemic.  They can demystify the issues surrounding this pandemic either in group basis or as individual’s by giving the right information to the communities that surrounds them.”

KIBU fraternity has come together in the spirit of corporate social responsibility to support the community as seen by UASU Kibabii University Chapter. UASU reached out to the communities around the University on 24th April, 2020 and donated sanitizers, 100 litre jericans and masks locally made and donated by staff. Beneficiaries of the donations included essential service providers: tuktuk and bodaboda drivers, market vendors in Mayanja, Bungoma taxi stage and the University security department.

KIBU has harnessed the expertise from the chemistry department. Dr. Makokha John Wanjala (Chairman, Department Of Science, and Technology & Engineering) expressed gratitude towards the University management for supporting the department in accomplishing this task. The department has followed guidelines given by World Health Organization concerning production of sanitizers and the liquid soap. The produced sanitizers include 70% alcohol content and the department has done a micro-biological test on its ability to manage the bacteria infestation in the labs and they realised that it cleared all bacteria available in the lab. Therefore proving that it’s effective in its intended purpose.
Donation of Soap and Sanitizers to Bungoma County Government
Prof. Isaac Ipara (Vice Chancellor) expressed a deep concern on the effects of this pandemic, he stated that this pandemic affects every aspect of our lives and it’s important to explore a model where the county government and the university can try to reach out to communities near and far. Initially KIBU wanted to make sanitizers and soap that will be enough for the institution and the community around the university. But in the long run KIBU is looking forward to continue with production of these and other products as an income generating activity, that will help the institution reduce the cost of procurement from the market which is expensive and also generate additional income for the University. We don’t know for how long this pandemic will with us. Washing hands has become a standard procedure therefore we need cheaper products to enable us during this process.

Issues of social stigma associated with COVID-19 are also with us, based on three main factors: first is the fact that it’s a disease that’s new and for which there are still many unknowns; secondly, it is understandable that there is confusion, anxiety, and fear among the public. Unfortunately Stigma can undermine social cohesion and prompt possible social isolation of groups, which might contribute to a situation where the virus is more likely to spread. This can result in more severe health problems and difficulties controlling a disease outbreak. Stigma can drive people to hide the illness to avoid discrimination and prevent people from seeking health care immediately. KIBU  has a team of counsellors who can take up the task when needed. KIBU has trained medical personnel who can also participate in the mass testing in the event that the county will need our support.

UASU Kibabii University Chapter Corporate Social Responsibility in Fighting COVID-19

UASU Kibabii University Chapter Corporate Social Responsibility in Fighting COVID-19
As Kenya struggles with the profound implications of coronavirus (COVID-19), corporations have a responsibility to step up and help support the government in taking action. In the spirit of corporate social responsibility UASU Kibabii University Chapter reached out to the communities around the University on 24th April, 2020 and donated sanitizers, 100 litre jericans and masks locally made and donated by staff. Beneficiaries of the donations included essential service providers: tuktuk and bodaboda drivers, market vendors in Mayanja, Bungoma taxi stage and the University security department. Dr. Ernest Mwangi Njoroge, KIBU Chairman of Council congratulated the team for the good job done for the community.

Together we can keep COVID-19 at bay.

UASU Kibabii University Chapter Corporate Social Responsibility in Fighting COVID-19

Kibabii University Celebrate 2019 International Day of the Girl Child

Kibabii University led by Ms. Sophy Waliaula joined the world on 11th October, 2019 in celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. Kibabii University staff donated sanitary towels to KCPE candidates in Bungoma County. A total of 18 schools in the 9 sub-counties benefited in the Community Social Responsibility initiative.

Ms. Waliaula shared the purpose of the International Day of the Girl Child through empowerment and mentoring of the gilrs. Schools that benefited from the initiative were: Laboot primary, Butonge primary, Bungoma DEB, Christ the King, Mbaraki primary among others.

Kibabii University Celebrate 2019 International Day of the Girl Child

Kibabii University Celebrate 2019 International Day of the Girl Child

Workshop on Conflict resolution, National values and cohesion for peaceful co-existence & Procurement Opportunities

Kibabii University held a successful one day workshop with the landlords, youths, women, people living with disability (PWD) and the business community from Bungoma County on 22nd June, 2019 in Auditorium C. The Workshop themed “Conflict resolution, National values and cohesion for peaceful co-existence & Procurement Opportunities” is one among many such forums organized by the Community Outreach Committee under the Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation division led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat.

The occasion was graced by Prof. Barack Otieno Abonyo, Registrar Planning, Partnership, Research and Innovation. Over 100 community members attended the workshop

Workshop on Conflict resolution, National values and cohesion for peaceful co-existence & Procurement Opportunities

Workshop on Conflict resolution, National values and cohesion for peaceful co-existence & Procurement Opportunities

KIBU UNESCO Club-FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Gustaf Children’s Home

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FESS) Chapter team carried out community social responsibility outreach at Gustaf Children’s Home based in Kimilili on 23rd February, 2019. The KIBU UNESCO Club -FESS Chapter team led by Mr. Wanyonyi visited children of 6-16 years.  The team donated food stuffs and clothes. They also engaged in counselling, cleaning and cooking

KIBU UNESCO Club -FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Gustaf Children’s Home

KIBU UNESCO Club -FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Gustaf Children’s Home

KIBU UNESCO Club -FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Gustaf Children’s Home

KIBU UNESCO Club -FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Gustaf Children’s Home

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

Kibabii University in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Bungoma County provided Community Outreach Services, free medical camp at Chepkube and Cheptais in Mt. Elgon Sub-County on 14th– 15th February, 2019. Main activities included:

  • General medical examinations and referrals where necessary
  • Health talks on hygiene
  • Ant-jiggers campaign

The event was flagged off by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo, DVC (PPRI) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat., Director Performance Contracting and Quality Assurance, Prof. Maiyo and the MoH Cheptais Sub-County hospital.

Prof. Odeo and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua participated in the removal of jiggers from the affected community members. The university staff shared a cake with the community in the spirit on cohesion, love and Valentines

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

Kibabii University Offer Free Medical Camp in Mt. Elgon Sub-County

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

Kibabii University staff visited Bungoma Teaching and Referral Pediatrics Wing for Community Social Responsibility Outreach on 11th December, 2018. The team led by Dr. Wasike and accompanied by Mr. Mulati in charge of Community Social Responsibility activities at the University shared the afternoon with the patients in the Christmas spirit. Patients were gifted with goodies and words of encouragement to help them pull through the festive season.

The University donated several items to the Administration to help in the smooth running of the hospital.

Patients who were overwhelmed with joy thanked the University for the kind gesture.

In attendance were the Hospital Administration and a representative from the Ministry of Health Bungoma County.

Visit to Bungoma Teaching and Referral Pediatrics Wing Gallery

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

KIBU Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Bungoma Referral Pediatrics Wing

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FESS) Chapter team carried out community social responsibility outreach at Kibabii, Tuuti village, on 20th July 2018. The KIBU UNESCO Club -FESS Chapter team led by the Kibabii University UNESCO Club patron, Mr. Wanyonyi and Mrs. Nancy Njeri Mbugua from Kenya National Commission for UNESCO visited the elderly people who are above 70 years. The team donated food stuffs and clothes. They also engaged in cleaning, cooking and clearing of bushes.

On 21st July, 2018 the KIBU UNESCO Club -FESS Chapter team carried out another community social responsibility outreach at Chwele, Lukhome village. Bungoma County Executive Committee Member (CECM), for Education and Vocational Training, Dr. Betty Mayeku led the team. Mrs. Nancy Njeri Mbugua and members of Chwele UNESCO club carried out jigger treatment and awareness campaign.

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Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Kibabii University UNESCO Club- FESS Chapter Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Successful Free Medical Service by Kibabii University and Red Cross

Kibabii University in Partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Bungoma Chapter provided a successful FREE medical service: Malaria management, Deworming, Anti-jiggers campaign, Blood donation, STI screening, HTC services, Family planning and Public health awareness at Mayanja Dispensary and Kibabii University on 30th June 2018.

Successful Free Medical Service by Kibabii University and Red Cross

Successful Free Medical Service by Kibabii University and Red Cross

Successful Free Medical Service by Kibabii University and Red Cross

Successful Free Medical Service by Kibabii University and Red Cross

Successful Free Medical Service by Kibabii University and Red Cross

Workshop on Cohesion and Peaceful Co-existence

Kibabii University held a one day workshop with the landlords and the business community from Bungoma County on Thursday 28th June, 2018 in Auditorium C. Theme of the workshop was: “Tenancy, Cohesion and Peaceful Co-existence”. In-attendance were Prof. Odeo Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation), Prof. S. Shibairo DVC (Academics and Students Affairs), Prof. S.N. Mutsotso Dean School of Graduate Studies, Ms. Anne Bwisa Landloard Rep and Mr. Vincent Sikuku Landloard Rep.

Workshop on Cohesion and Peaceful Co-existence

Workshop on Cohesion and Peaceful Co-existence

ICT Champions Community Social Responsibility Outreach

The ICT champions carried out Community Social Responsibility Outreach at Laboot Primary School in Mt. Elgon Sub-County on Friday 9th Feb 2018. The ICT Champions team led by the ICT Director, Dr. Samuel Mbuguah and accompanied by Mr. Mulati who deals with Community Social Responsibility activities at the University donated story books, sanitary towels, blankets and clothes.

Thereafter the ICT champions got involved in team building activities by scaling Mount Elgon.

ICT Champions Community Social Responsibility Outreach

ICT Champions Community Social Responsibility Outreach

ICT Champions Community Social Responsibility Outreach

ICT Champions Community Social Responsibility Outreach

ICT Champions Community Social Responsibility Outreach

ICT Champions Community Social Responsibility Outreach

ICT Champions Community Social Responsibility Outreach

Workshop on National Cohesion,Conflict Resolution and Procurement Opportunities

Workshop on National Cohesion, Conflict Resolution and Procurement Opportunities is one among many such forums organised by the Community Outreach Committee under the Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation division. This particular event covered various thematic areas including:National values and cohesion for peaceful co-existence, Awareness of National values and Principles of Governance, Gender mainstreaming,Awareness on alcohol and drug abuse, Procurement opportunities, Issues on persons with disability and Sensitization on complains handling mechanisms. These topics were viewed to be key in addressing knowledge gaps among the Kibabii University community and stakeholders

The occasion was graced by DVC ASA Prof. Shibairo, DVC PPRI Prof. Mutua, DVC AFD Prof. Aywa and members of staff. Over 100 community members attended the workshop.

Workshop on National Cohesion and Conflict Resolution, Procurement Opportunities

Workshop on National Cohesion and Conflict Resolution, Procurement Opportunities

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

Kibabii University Hockey Club (Blak Rhinos) members organized a community service by visiting Siritanyi Childrens Home, managed by Bishop Fredrick W. Ogara on 17th Saturday, June 2017. It was a psychological support to the children supplying them with food staff and clothing, accompanying the team was Miss. KIBU (Veronica Akinyi).It was a voluntary service that was part of community outreach by the club.

The home has around 30 children, 5 of them are in pre-unit, 10 are in primary school, 14 are in secondary and one is yet to join Kibabii University for a diploma course.

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

KIBU Hockey Club Visited Siritanyi Childrens Home

Kibabii University Donates Food Stuffs and Bedding’s to the Family of John Wafula

On 19th May, 2017 The Vice Chancellor, University management board and the University Health Staff donated food stuffs and bedding’s to the family of John Wafula, a six year old boy at Sitoma Village Kakichuma sublocation, who was identified during the Kibabii University community medical outreach held on 24th -25th March, 2017.The boy who lives with the grandmother was identified with multiple skin infection and marasmic kwach and has been on follow up since then.

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Donates Food Stuffs and Bedding's to the Family of John Wafula

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Donates Food Stuffs and Bedding's to the Family of John Wafula

Donates Food Stuffs and Bedding's to the Family of John Wafula

Kibabii University in Partnership with Kenya Red Cross Bungoma Branch Celebrated World Red Cross Day

Kibabii University in partnership with Kenya Red Cross Bungoma Branch celebrated World Red Cross Day on 8th May, 2017. World Red Cross Day play a big role in the life saving events as well as assisting the vulnerable social people all around the world. It is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Henri Dunant who had founded the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). World Red Cross Day is celebrated with an intention of alleviating of peoples suffering, enhancing people dignity and protecting their lives from emergencies including epidemic diseases. It aimed to provide relief to the human beings in distress and desolation due to war, food shortage, epidemic diseases or natural calamities. Its celebration is highlighted through a special theme of the year to fulfill the aim of celebration as well as make people aware of its importance.

On this occasion Kibabii University donated :

  • Povidine Iodine
  • Pottasium Permanganate
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Lysol

World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day

Successful Free Medical Service

Kibabii University in Partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Bungoma Chapter provided a successful FREE medical service: Deworming, Anti-jiggers campaign, Blood donation, HTC & Family planning at the following sites:

  1. Namikelo Primary School,
  2. Stoma Primary School,
  3. Matongi Primary School,
  4. Kibabii University

Free-Medical-Service

Free-Medical-Service

Free-Medical-Service

Free-Medical-Service

Free-Medical-Service

Tree Planting at Sinoko Primary School

Kibabii University led by Prof. B. M. Mutua, Prof. S. Aywa and Dr. P. Obino participate in tree planting exercise as part of community outreach at Sinoko Primary School in Kanduyi, Bungoma South

Tree Planting at Sinoko Primary School

Tree Planting at Sinoko Primary School

Tree Planting at Sinoko Primary School

Tree Planting at Sinoko Primary School

Tree Planting at Sinoko Primary School

Community Outreach Workshop

Community outreach workshop with the community’s women, youth and physically challenged persons of Bungoma County

Community outreach workshop

Community outreach workshop

Community outreach workshop

Kibabii University at the Bungoma Fair Show

Kibabii University at the Bungoma Fair Show
Kibabii University at the Bungoma Fair Show

Outreach Activities

The University has been organizing for regular outreach activities for the local community.
Outreach Activities

Community Sensitization Workshop

Kibabii University hosts a group of 200 local community members on 23/10/2015 to educate them on key patient issues including Health, Environment, National Cohesion and Integration, Business, Agriculture and Constitutional and Legal issues. The 200 local community members were youth, women and people with disabilities drawn from all the wards in Kanduyi Constituency, Bungoma County


Community Sensitization Workshop

Weather Station Installation

Mr. Eridi Bugoma county. Director of the meteorological Services Being Assisted By Dr. Obino, Lecturer, Geography Department to Install rain gauge at Kibabii University collage on 18/05/2015


Weather Station Installation

Kibabii University Tree Planting Day

Chief Guest(Bungoma TSC County Director) being assisted by Dr. Obino, Chair, Environment Management main streaming Committee to plant a tree during Kibabii University Collage tree Planting day on 24/04/2015. The tree was done in the Commemoration of the 147 Student who died in Terrorist attack at Garissa University Collage.

The University College, in collaboration with the local community, and other stakeholders and collaborators including Bungoma County Government, Equity Bank, Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank, National Bank, National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), among others organized for its First Tree Planting Day on 20th June, 2014. During this exercise, a total of 3,220 assorted tree seedlings were planted, 1,020 of which on the University College grounds, and the rest (2,200) in the neighbouring institutions. In fact, the 2,200 seedlings planted in the neighbouring institutions had been donated by the local community as part of University College – Local Community collaboration.


Kibabii University Tree Planting Day

Tree Planting Exercise at Kibabii Primary School

Chair, Environment Management Mainstreaming Committee, Dr. Obino leads Kibabii University Students, staff, and other stakeholders including members of the local community in tree planting exercise at Kibabii Primary School.
Tree Planting Exercise at Kibabii Primary School

Tree Planting Day

On this inaugural University Tree Planting Day, Equity Bank donated a Cheque of KShs. 10,000 to the University to boost Environmental Conservation efforts.

Equity Bank representative presenting a cheque of Ksh. 10,000 to the Kibabii University DVC, Prof S. Shibairo in support of environmental conservation efforts during the tree planting exercise.


Tree Planting Day

Environmental Clean-up Exercise

Due to increased human activity brought about by the establishment and unprecedented growth of the University, the University organized for an environmental clean-up exercise in and around its main campus on 20th October 2014. This was another University – Local Community initiative to keep our environment clean. It covered the University College’s immediate environs and along Mayanja – Kanduyi stretch of Bungoma – Chwele road. It brought together many stakeholders and collaborators including Bungoma County Government, Standard Chartered Bank, Bungoma Chemist, Total Kenya, Bank of Africa, National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Bungoma West Chemist, Red Cross, Generations Hotel, Kims Kisika Ltd. Standard Media Group, local schools and community members among others.

Bank of Africa Bungoma branch donates dust pins to Kibabii University College in support of keeping the environment clean


Environmental Clean-up Exercise

Bungoma Farmers Training Workshop on the Modern Farming Technology

Kibabii University hosts Bungoma farmers training workshop on the modern farming technology on June, 29th 2015

Bungoma Farmers Training Workshop on the Modern Farming Technology
Bungoma Farmers Training Workshop on the Modern Farming Technology

Kibabii University at the Bungoma Fair Show

Kibabii University at the Bungoma Fair Show

Kibabii University at the Bungoma Fair Show