Prof. Shem Omukunda Aywa

Name: Prof. Shem Omukunda Aywa

DVC (Administration, Finance and Development)

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Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]
Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Potchefstroom University, South Africa, 1996 – 1999
PhD (Functional Analysis)
Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1988 – 1990
M.Sc (Pure Mathematics)
Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1984 – 1987
B.Ed (Double Mathematics)

Field of Specialization


Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of MACKNET, Kenya
  • Member of South African Mathematical Society

Work Experience

Date from to
Institution, Location (City, Country)
Person Responsible To
2016 – Present
Kibabii University
Deputy Vice Chancellor
(Administration, Finance and Development)
  • Developed policies e.g. staff retention policy, staff training policy
  • Improved grade for performance contracting
  • Employment of qualified staff
  • Introduced the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to manage finances
  • Improved fee collection
  • Prompt statutory fee payments e.g. KRA, Pension, SACCO deductions,Loans
  • Development of QMS procedures
2015 -2016
Kibabii University
Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor
(Administration, Finance and Development)
  • Developed Kibabii University Strategic Plan (2015-2019)
  • Developed Master Plan (2014-2019)
  • Sponsored staff for workshops and seminars
  • Introduced staff appraisal mechanism
  • Uploaded students’ fees statements on the Kibabii University Website
2013 – 2015
Kibabii University
Deputy Principal
(Planning, Administration & Finance)
  • Developed ICT infrastructure
  • Developed policies
  • Promotion of staff
  • Staff welfare activities like pension scheme, SACCO
  • Environmental maintenance
  • Infrastructure construction
2011 – 2013
MMUST Mathematics Department
  • Developed BSc. Maths
  • MSc (Maths, PhD Maths Programmes
2009 – 2013
Steering Committee for MMUST Kaimosi Center
  • Set up Kaimosi Campus of MMUST
2006 – 2008
Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Developed Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science
2003 – 2006
Chairman,Mathematics Department
  • Developed bridging course in Mathematics and B.Ed science in Maths programmes
1990 – 2003
Maseno University
Co-ordinator Mathematics Laboratory

Professional Research Interest

  • Joint Research: Shem Aywa MMUST and Jan Fourie, North West University S.A. Title: “On Ideals in Banach Spaces” 2010 – Present

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. Otanga L.O., Owino M.O., and Aywa S. O. Partition of Measurable sets. 2015 Journal of Advances in Mathematics ISSN 2347 -1921 Vol 10 No. 8.
  2. Otanga Levi O. Aywa Shem O., Owino M. O. “Generation for Measurable Covers for Measurable Sets Using Multiple Integral of Functions”. 2015 pp 32 – 41 science sign post Publishing.
  3. Adenya R. K., Okoya M. O., Aywa S. O. and Oganga D. O (2015). Mixed Galerkin Finite Element Solution of the Homogenous Burgers Equation. IJESR Vol 3 issue 2 ISSN: 2347-6532
  4. Manyey S.K.T., Maiyo J.K., Odebero S.O. &Aywa S. “State of teaching facilities in Public middle level colleges in North-Rift Region, Kenya: Implications for wastage rates” International Journal of Business And Public Management in press

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