Meet The University Council

MACHAKOS UNIVERSITY COUNCIL The Council is the body of appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of the organization. The Council is expected to provide strategic direction, exercise control and remain accountable through effective leadership, enterprise, integrity and good judgment. It should be diverse in its composition, independent but flexible, pragmatic, objective and focused on balanced and sustainable performance of the organization. Size of the Council The Council is composed of 9 members Council Responsibilities The basic responsibility of the Council members is to exercise their best judgment and to act in a manner that they reasonably believe to be in the best interest of the University and its stakeholders. In discharging that obligation, the members should be entitled to rely on the honesty and integrity of the organizations management, staff and its external professional advisors and auditors. In furtherance of its responsibilities, the Council will: Determine the organizations mission, vision, purpose and core values Review, evaluate and approve, on a regular basis, long-term plans for the organization Review, evaluate and approve the organizations budget and financial forecasts Review, evaluate and approve major resource allocations and capital investments Ensure that the procurement process is cost-effective and delivers value for money Review and approve the operating and financial results of the organization Ensure effective, accurate, timely and transparent disclosure of pertinent information on the organizations operations and performance Ensure that effective processes and systems of risk management and internal controls are in place. Review, evaluate and approve the overall organizational structure, the assignment of senior management responsibilities and plans for senior management development and succession Review, evaluate and approve the remuneration structure of the organization Adopt, implement and monitor compliance with the organizations Code of Conduct and Ethics Review on a quarterly basis the attainment of targets and objectives set out in the agreed performance measurement framework with the Government of Kenya Review periodically the organizations strategic objectives and policies relating to sustainability and social responsibility investment Protect the rights of shareholders and optimize shareholder value Enhance the organizations public image and ensure engagement with stakeholders through effective communication Monitor compliance with the Constitution, all applicable laws, regulations and standards and Review, monitor and ensure that the University is effectively and consistently delivering on its mandate.

University Council Members


Prof. Gideon Hanjari

Prof. Gideon Hanjari holds a Ph.D. Degree from the University of London and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Nairobi. He is currently a Consultant with Baseline Architect limited.


Prof. Lucy Irungu

Prof. Irungu is a vibrant researcher in vector biology and host-vector-parasite relationships with specific interest in malaria vectors and parasites of neglected diseases. She has published extensively in refereed journals and has mentored and supervised several postgraduate research students.



Mr. Mwangi is the representative of the Principal Secretary, State Department of University Education to the Machakos University Council. He has over 20 years in Policy Formulation.



MR. PATRICK RANGA ABELLE is An experienced and successful commercial manager and leader with extensive experience gained in sales and marketing of Pharmaceutical products and Vaccines in E. Africa. He is Currently a Pharmaceutical Consultant with Exeter Pharmaceuticals, UK and he formally worked as Commercial Director at GlaxoSmithKline, (GSK) E. Africa Pharm.


Richard Mativu Musau

Richard Mativu Musau has over ten years’ experience in the social development sector as an advocate, facilitator, and research consultant, with a special focus on human rights, disability and inclusive development. Richard has extensive experience working in the social development sector and currently, he is a Senior Advisor for the East African Regional Program to a UK Based Charity.



HARRIETTE CHIGGAI – Vice President Law Society of Kenya, Head of Legal Services ICPAK Deputy Secretary General East Africa Law Society and Chairs the EALS Young Lawyers Committee MBA- Finance and Governance, CPM (Certified Mediator), certified governance trainer and Business development and company strategist Founder Face of Bar (now hosting straight talk series in partnership with Universities and Law Schools)-A mentorship platform for young professionals



Ms. Mbatia holds a Master Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the same University. She has worked with several organizations serving in different capacities among them being. the founding Partner at CFL Advocates and the head of corporate Commercial law. She was an Associate Partner at MMC Africa Law in-charge of the Intellectual Property Department.



Brings a wealth of experience having served at different levels at both Kenyatta University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology where she was in charge of all the administration functions of a Campus. Ms. Gichohi served as a Council Member for the CUK and its precursor till the end of the term in June 2017. She is currently a director at the Centre for Advocacy Against Drugs and Alcohol Abuse (CAADA).