Dean's Message


Africa Nazarene University Business School (ANUBS) offers responsive, holistic, and dynamic education. Founded on Christian tenets, the school produces astute business leaders and decision makers with good character, market-relevance, competence, and dedication to community service.  We develop individuals who are able to take a leadership role in problem solving and to resonate with thought leadership in the wake of complexity. We transform learners into highly skilled and globally competitive individuals. We create innovative entrepreneurs rather than job hunters.

Through our affordable programs ranging from certificate to PhD, we aspire to be fully proactive in the ever-changing local and global environment and to meet the dynamic needs of all our stakeholders including, but not limited to, our students, faculty and industrial linkage partners. We create an enabling environment where our students are not only free to chart the way with us, but also where the school is consistently responsive to the student.     

Besides the face-to-face mode of delivery, ANUBS offers its programs through a well-coordinated online/distance learning mode. Despite the rigor of study, this mode allows students to continue with their demanding, possibly full-time engagement or employment, which may entail substantial local and even international travel. In view of such a landscape, flexibility is indispensable. Furthermore, it is the mainstay for instituting personalized or customized service delivery. Our school offers quality knowledge transfer in an open environment that allows students to easily relate with faculty and staff and to continually discuss their changing needs for general advising and possible adjustments.

We tread an innovative road regarding academic research writing which has been cited as one of the greatest challenges to degree completion globally. Our faculty, using a mentorship philosophy, walk with students step-by-step through a well-designed research writing support criteria. As a result, students not only enjoy going through research writing process, but also generate industry-relevant, problem-solving research output.

To sustain quality, we structure our operations to conform with local and global regulatory standards. We routinely benchmark globally for best practice. Our commitment results in a learning process that is efficient, effective, and enjoyable. We also endeavor to ensure that enrolled students are able to complete their preferred programs without undue hiccups or delays and and therefore graduate on time.

In case you wish to contact me personally, please send me an email at sobwatho@anu.ac.ke


Why Us

A prestigious business school that is locally and internationally accredited
A diverse community with students, faculty and staff from all corners of the globe;
universities (USA and South Korea among
others) and other institutions of higher learning;
A vibrant and internationally recognized alumnus holding positions in public and private
organizations worldwide.
Accept credit transfers from accredited institutions
An innovative business school, responsive to market demands.
Well-designed programs that are flexible
Character formation and mentorship.
Personalized attention to students and close follow up of learning progress
Serene environment for learning and interaction.
Programs focused on practical experience
Quality education with state of the art learning and recreation facilities.
Experiential based learning
Provide opportunity for community service.
Opportunity for a diverse and intercultural experience

Dr. Rose Karimi

1. Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Management – Rutgers,State University of New Jersey

2. Master of Business Administration- University of Nairobi

3. Bachelor of Commerce – University of Nairobi

Areas of Teaching and Specializations

Supply Chain

Contacts rkarimi@anu.ac.ke

Areas of Teaching and Specializations

Project Management
Research Methodology


Academic Research Writing the Logical Sequence

Contacts sobwatho@anu.ac.ke

Stephen Kagwathi Githii

PhD Candidate (Strategic Management), Kenya Methodist University
Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management), University of Nairobi
Bachelor of commerce (Accounting Option) from Africa Nazarene University

Areas of Teaching and Specializations

General management
Strategic Management
International Business Management


1. Stephen Kagwathi Githii (2014) “Knowledge management practices and innovation performance: a literature review” Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM) February 25, 2014
2. Stephen Kagwathi, John Njau, Mary Njau, and Elias Kiarie (2013) “ Factors Influencing Mobile Number Portability in Kenya; Case of Africa Nazarene University”. Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference.
3. Stephen Kagwathi Githii, Kagira, Elias Kiarie; Kimani, Sarah Wambui (2012) “Sustainable Methods of Addressing Challenges Facing Small Holder Tea Sector in Kenya: A Supply Chain Management” Approach Journal of Management and Sustainability 2012
4. Stephen Kagwathi Githii, Christopher Scalzo, and Elias Kagira (2011) “Employee Morale in Kenya” a paper presented in Business Research Consortium Conference-New York. 2011.
5. Stephen Kagwathi Githii (2007) “Strategic responses of Rwathia group of businesses to environmental changes” Unpublished MBA thesis from University of Nairobi abstract available in University of Nairobi Digital Repository

Contacts kgithii@anu.ac.ke

Dr. Isaiah Gitonga Imaita

Ph.D. Business Administration (Mt. Kenya University).
MSc. Agric Eco – Major in Marketing (University of London).
Post Graduate Diploma Agriculture Economics (Reading University).
BSc. Agriculture (Belgrade University).

Areas of Teaching and Specializations



1. Financial Resources as a factor of influencing adoption of innovations along value chains in Meru County,Kenya.
2. Training as a factor influencing adoption of innovations along mango value chains in Meru County, Kenya.
3. Entrepreneurship skill as a factor of influencing adoption of Innovations along Mango value chains in Meru County, Kenya.
4. Marketing as a factor of influencing adoption of innovations along mango value chain in Meru County, Kenya.

Contacts imaiita@anu.ac.ke

Dr. Kirima Lucy Karimi

PhD- (Human Resource Management) – Kenyatta University

Masters in Business Administration (HRM) – Kenyatta University

B.E.D– second class honours (Upper Division) –University of Nairobi.

DIPLOMA EDUCATION – Kagumo Teachers College

Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Management Courses
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing and Research


Kirima,L.Karimi. (2014, March). Transformational Leadership: Issues facing 21st century organization. Official Journal of the Institute of Human Resource Management,10 (44),21.

Kirima,L.Karimi. (2014, July).Coaching demystified: Moral courage leadership. Official Journal of the Institute of Human Resource Management, 10 (46),16.

Kirima,L.Karimi.(2013, January 2014).The constant challenge: Factors that drive employee satisfaction and commitment are largely within the control of the manager, supervisor or team leader. Official Journal of the Institute of Human Resource Management, 9 (43), 14-15.


Kirima,L.K. (2015). Contextual factors affecting gender mainstreaming in the public sector: Ministry of education, Eastern Province. 2rd International Research conference, Chuka University

Kirima,L.K. (2014).Status of education, quality and standards of education. North Imenti Education Conference, Meru National Polytechnic.

Kirima,L.K.(2013). Unleashing the potential of Meru County: Whats ailing education education in Meru- Building Centres of excellence. Meru Conference. Kenya Methodist University

Contacts lkirima@anu.ac.ke

Dr. Kimani Gichuhi

PhD, Kenya Methodist University.
Master of Business Administration (Kenyata University).
Bachelor of Education (Kenyatta University.

Areas of Teaching and Specializations

Quantitative Techniques in business and Human Resource Management


Kimani, G & Ndungu, D (2013). Quantitative Methods for Business Management: Nairobi; Finesse International Edition

Contacts kgichuhi@anu.ac.ke

Joseph Ndonga

A professional accountant, Professional Educator and fellow of Higher Education Academy

Areas of Teaching and Specializations

Managerial Accounting
Cost Accounting
International Accounting
Human Resource Management


Venture Capital Management
Exploring reasons why students ask for make-up tests

Contacts jndonga@anu.ac.ke

Gitau Cuthu Mbugua

Bachelor of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
MSBA (Finance)

Areas of Teaching and Specializations


Contacts gmbugua@anu.ac.ke

Elias Kiarie Kagira

MBA (Marketing)-University of Nairobi.
Bachelor of commerce – University of Nairobi
Diploma in Sales and Marketing from Institute of Commercial Management (ICM-UK)
Diploma in National Business Management

Areas of Teaching and Specializations

• Agricultural Marketing
• Strategic Marketing
• International Marketing
• Principles of Marketing
• Retail management
• Marketing of Services
• Marketing of Financial Services
• Sustainability in Higher Education and agricultural supply chains.
• Service quality in retail stores and higher education institutions
• Agricultural marketing in Africa.
• Social responsibility marketing.
• Competitiveness of Tea supply chain in Kenya.
• Factors influencing export performance of Small and Medium firms in Africa.


Kagira Elias Kiarie and Kimani S.W. (2014). Agricultural Marketing: An African Perspective Textbook. Awaiting Publication.
Kagira Elias Kiarie and Kimani S.W. (2013). Integrated Marketing Communications Manual. Awaiting Publication.
Githii Kagwathi, John Njau, Mary Njau, and Elias Kiarie (2013). Factors Influencing Mobile Number Portability in Kenya; Case of Africa Nazarene University. European Scientific Institute Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference AIIC2013. ISBN 978-608-4642-053.
Kagira Elias Kiarie, Kimani, Sarah Wambui and Githii, Kagwathi Stephen (2012). Sustainable Methods of Addressing Challenges Facing Small Holder Tea Sector in Kenya: A Supply Chain Management Approach- Journal of Management and Sustainability Vol 2, No 2 (2012) ISSN 1925-4725 (Print) ISSN 1925-4733 (Online).
Kimani S.W., Kagira Elias Kiarie, Lydia Kendi and Wawire Cleophas Muhavini (2012). Shoppers’ Perception of the Retail Service Quality: Supermarkets versus Small Convenience Stores (Kiosks/Dukas). Journal of Management and Strategy. Vol. 3 No 1: February 2012. pp 55-66. www.sciedu.ca/jms.
Christopher Scalzo (Morrisville State College New York), Kagwathi Githii, and Elias Kagira, (2011) “Employee Morale in Kenya”, Presented in 2012 in Business Research Consortium Conference-New York.
Kimani S.W., Kagira Elias Kiarie and Lydia Kendi (2011). Comparative Analysis of Business Students’ Perceptions of Service Quality Offered in Kenyan Universities. International Journal of Business Administration, Vol. 2, No. 1 February 2011 pp 98-108. ISSN 1923-4007 (Print) ISSN 1923-4015 (Online). www.sciedu.ca/ijba.

Kagira Elias Kiarie and Kimani S.W. (2010). Marketing Principles and Practices An African Perspective. 2nd Edition. Mashel Publishers. ISBN 9966-7409-2-9.

Kagira Elias Kiarie and Kimani S.W. (2009). Marketing Principles and Practices An African Perspective. 1st Edition. Mashel Publishers. ISBN 9966-7409-02.

Comparative Assessment of Shoppers’ Perception of the Service Quality offered by the Small Convenience Stores (Kiosks/Dukas) versus Supermarkets in Ongata-Rongai and Ngong areas (paper co-developed and presented in an international conference at USIU- CEED on 14-16th July 2008).
Social Responsibility: Attitude and Awareness of Executives of Medium Scale Manufacturing Firms in Nairobi (Unpublished MBA Project, University of Nairobi, 1997).

Contacts ekiarie@anu.ac.ke

John Njau Kamau

1. PhD Marketing (candidate) University of Nairobi
2. Masters of Business Administration: Moi University
3. Bachelor of Commerce : University of Nairobi

Areas of Teaching and Specializations

1. John Kamau, Jacinta Wanyagi & Mary M. Njau, (2014) Factors Influencing Work Attitude amongst ‘Y’ Generation University Evening Students in Kenya (A Case of Africa Nazarene University IOSR Journal of Business and Management.
2. John Njau Kamau, Githii Stephen Kagwathi, Mary Muthoni Njau &Stephen Maina Kamau (2014) Risks faced and mitigation strategies employed by small and medium enterprises in Nairobi, Kenya, IOSR Journal of Business and Management.
3. Githii Stephen Kagwathi, John Njau Kamau, Mary Muthoni Njau, Elias Kiarie Kagiira (2013) Factor influencing mobile number portability (MNP) inKenya: the case of Africa Nazarene University,1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, AIIC 2013, 24-26 April, Azores, Portugal – Proceedings.


1. Research Methods, Design of A research ISBN NO. 9966-7449-0-8, 1stedition published by Multiface Solution Nairobi 2014.
2. The Architecture of a business research project, ISBN No.978 9966-69-319-8 published by Salmon Regened ltd ,2011.

Contacts jkamau@anu.ac.ke

Yuvenalis Nyakea
Contacts ynyakea@anu.ac.ke

  • Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the focal point for entrepreneurship

  • Action Learning: International Procurement

    This past weekend, the seminar on international procurement was hosted by ANU Business School at the Jernigan Chapel on 5th November 2016. The workshop was an action learning session where the students had an opportunity to gather experience from an industry practitioner. The guest lecturer Mr Tobias Oltesh, is the Supply Chain Manager at African Development Bank and has worked for various multinationals across the globe. Mr Oltsesh is a also a toast master and a John Maxwell certified coach and trainer.

    In his presentation, Mr. Oltesh cited the complexity that arises in the international perspective due to the diversity of countries and also the differences in the laws that govern them. He reiterated that in order to access the international playing field and sustain existence in that environment, it is important to be well rounded in abilities. Besides the possession of skills, he emphasized the importance of sharpening personal skills including having versatility of language, ability to work in marginalized areas, leadership qualities and above all confidence in one self.

    The patron of the Supply Chain club, Mr. Samson Ndonye encouraged the students to  integrate what they had learnt in this session with that of the classroom.

    The chair school of Business Mr. Stephen Githii, thanked the Speaker for finding time to mentor our future generation by sharing a lot of insights.

    In conclusion the Chair highlighted the commitment of the Business School  to ensuring students interact with more industry practitioners as a way of exposing them to current approaches and techniques.

    “What begins here, transforms the world”

  • HULT PRIZE COMPETITION 2017 - "Reawakening Human Potential"

    Hult Prize is an annual social entrepreneurship competition challenging students from all over the world to come up with solutions to certain social problems.

    The competition is here again and this year’s challenge is “reawakening human potential“.  Students are required to come up with business ideas that will solve the crisis of refugees. Your idea should be feasible and scalable. Being a business idea, it must generate revenue and be beneficial to the refugees, either in monetary value or by awakening their potential talents and skills when implemented.

    All current students regardless of the level are welcome to compete. Alumni can also compete if they team up with students, one alumnus per team. Registrations is on going  http://www.hultprizeat.com/anu.

    Competition is on 12th November 2016.

    Winning team from ANU will proceed to the Regional Finals in one of the 5 cities that will be hosting the competition Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Shanghai and London.

    “What begins here, transforms the world”


    It’s been an exciting couple of days here at ANU hosting the 2016 Impact Week Forum themed “Creating Impact through Innovation and Entrepreneurship” whose grand finale is on July 7, 2016 where 15 – 20 teams will pitch their business models to a panel of judges for the opportunity to have their business ideas nurtured at the ANU Innovation Centre.

    The participants will pitch their developed business models in 7 tracks – Finance, Healthcare, Mobility, Education, Agriculture & Food, Cosmetics and Security.
    The judging criteria will be based on The prospective business impact of the idea; The Business Model; Customer Validation (Availability of market for the business idea and its potential to solve societal problems).

    We invite you all join and support our students in this great undertaking. We look forward hosting you all!!!
    Welcome! Willkommen! Karibu!

    Taka Smart, a student-driven project that aims to reward individuals for recycling, is officially launching its pilot project at Africa Nazarene University on June 21, 2016.

    Winners of the ANU Hult Prize Competition hosted in November 2015 and the  Kenyan student representatives at the Hult Prize Dubai Championships, the team comprised of students Saruni Maina, Jessica Celeste Ninteretse, Kevin Nderitu and Clement Habinshuti, are finally driving their innovation into a business venture starting with their host University.

    The ANU community is encouraged to participate in the pilot phase of Taka Smart.

    Kindly register on the Taka Smart platform by sending an the following SMS,
    TS REGISTER <Your Firstname> <Your Lastname>” to 20414 e.g. “TS REGISTER John Doe”.

    After registration, collect PLASTIC BOTTLES. The Plastic Bottles will be collected at the SIFE Canteen, where participants will be rewarded with “TAKA POINTS” equivalent to the amount of bottles collected.

    The Plastic Bottles will be measured according to their capacity and rewarded accordingly:

    500ml = 0.5 points
    1 ltr = 0.75 points
    2 ltr = 1 point
    3 ltr = 1.5 points
    5 ltr = 2 points
    10 ltr = 5 points
    20 ltr = 10 points

    The “TAKA POINTS” will be loaded to your account, after which you can redeem the earned points for airtime.

    To redeem your points for Airtime, simply follow the instructions below:
    TS AIRTIME <amount>” to 20414 e.g. “TS AIRTIME 20”
    To check your points balance, simply follow the instructions below:
    TS BALANCE” to 20414
    For more details, visit www.takasmart.co or email info@takasmart.co

    Africa Nazarene University (ANU) was selected by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) to host an African Diaspora scholar from the United States to work with on a collaborative project that will develop a training package for supervisors of graduate students and conduct research seminars for postgraduate students. Dr. Rose Karimi, Dean of the Business School will lead the project, together with Prof. Wakiuru Wamwara, a fellow from Wright State University, Ohio, USA.

    ANU and KCA are jointly co-hosting the Africa Diaspora Fellow. The project’s main goal is to build research supervision capacity of the host universities’ faculty as well as strengthen research and scholarship capacity of their junior faculty and postgraduate students.

    Dr. Karimi believes that well-trained researchers will conduct meaningful and needed research with policy implications in Africa. There is also potential for future collaboration on research projects and exchange of ideas with the Fellow and other research institutions in the USA and Africa.

    The ANU project is one of 57 projects that will pair African Diaspora scholars with one of 41 higher education institutions and collaborators in Africa to work together on curriculum co-development, research, graduate teaching, training and mentoring activities in the coming months. The collaborating academic, Prof. Wamwara is one of a total of 169 African Diaspora scholars who have been awarded Fellowships to travel to Africa over the first three years of the program.  The project spans through all disciplines ranging from agroforestry to e-learning modules for nursing and from ethnomusicology to military mental health.

    The innovative fellowship program will facilitate engagement between scholars born in Africa who are now based in the United States or Canada and scholars in Africa on mutually beneficial academic activities. The program is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in Nairobi, through Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, who chairs the Advisory Council, and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

    The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) Advisory Council, comprised of academic leaders from Africa and prominent African Diaspora academics, has remarked on the quick growth, quality, impact and uniqueness of the program, which allows African universities to take the lead in proposing projects that meet their needs and hosting African Diaspora scholars at their institutions


    According to Dr. Zeleza, Vice Chancellor of USIU-Africa, who chairs the program’s Advisory Council, “Diaspora knowledge networks that bring together academics across disciplines and help to facilitate scholarly collaboration, faculty and student exchanges, and networking opportunities are an important component of brain circulation. Diaspora academics constitute a critical facet of higher education internationalization. The connections fostered through them ultimately support capacity building and innovation in home and host countries. Unique in its organization, CADFP offers opportunities for truly collaborative, innovative and transformative engagements between African Diaspora academics in Canada and the United States and African higher education institutions in six countries.”

    Public and private higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda were eligible to submit project requests to host a scholar for 14 to 90 days; prospective hosts were invited but not required to name a proposed scholar in their project requests. The proposed scholar and project requests were each evaluated by a review committee and were approved by the Advisory Council. Scholars born in Africa who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries were eligible to apply to be on a roster of available candidates. IIE maintains a scholar roster to facilitate matches, according to the discipline specializations, expertise, activities and objectives described in a project request. The fellowship for the project visit includes a daily stipend, transportation, visa funds and health insurance coverage.

    Eligible universities   can submit a project request via the online portal to host a Fellow for projects starting December 1.  The application deadline is June 5, 2016, 11:59 PM EST.


    John Ngila, ANU Hult Prize Campus Director has been selected as one of the top ten finalists during the recently held Hult Prize Regional Competitions.

    John was acknowledged for mentoring his team “Taka Smart” over months since the preliminary intra-campus quarter final competitions in response to former US President Bill Clinton’s ‘Crowded Urban Spaces’ Challenge’.  Mr. Ngila received various accolades and awards for guiding his team in preparing and presenting one of the top ten business start up ideas – Taka Smart a waste management revolutionary solution at the Hult Prize Regional Competitions in Dubai.

    Mr. Ngila was honored to receive the Certificate of Awards below:

    Hult Prize@ 2015 Top 10 Events Rewards

    ANU would like to congratulate the Mr. John Ngila and appreciate his continued commitment to transform the world, a demonstration of their commitment to exemplify ANU’s transformative agenda. You are a true ambassador of ANU and we are proud to be associated with you. We believe you will continue to guide Team Taka Smart to revolutionize waste management in Kenya and the world.

    God Bless you!

    Truly, “What begins here, transforms the world.”


    March 12, 2016: The Hult Prize Regional Competitions in Dubai were set to commence and we were  preparing to present our business start up idea “Taka Smart”  in response to former US President Bill Clinton’s ‘Crowded Urban Spaces’ Challenge. As one of the 55 teams selected as finalists from various parts of the world and universities, we braved ourselves through the presentation fully understanding the problem we were tackling and its solution and ready to
    impact the world.

    As the final team to present, listening to 54 other presentations and despite the shadows of doubt it cast on our idea, we objectively realized that the youth have the solutions to problems that cripple the world’s economy and “Taka Smart” was just but one of these world changing ideas.

    As in every competition, it was time for the winners to be crowned and even as we celebrated with them, we celebrated ourselves. Team Taka Smart was a winner in its own right having been selected as one of the 55 Teams out of hundreds, if not thousands.

    As we headed back home we made a resolve to transform the world with our business idea, starting with our pilot in Ongata Rongai. With the continued university support and the  involvement of the County Government of Kajiado, Taka Smart is going to revolutionize waste management in Kenya and Africa at large.

    ANU would like to congratulate the “Taka Smart” team for sharing their Hult Prize journey in Dubai. We also appreciate their continued commitment to transform the world, a demonstration of their commitment to exemplify ANU’s transformative agenda. The ANU Community is proud of you!!!

    “Truly, what begins here, transforms the world”


    Crowned winners of the ANU Hult Prize intra – campus quarter finals competition hosted on November 28, 2015 at the Main Campus, team “Taka Smart” are headed for Dubai on March 10, 2016 to participate in the Hult Prize regional finals.

    Comprised of members Saruni Maina, Kelvin Nderitu, Clement Habinshuti and Jessica Ninteretse, the team will present their business start up idea “Taka Smart” in response to former US President Bill Clinton’s ‘Crowded Urban Spaces’ Challenge. “Taka Smart” stand a chance to win US$1 Million in seed capital.

    “Taka Smart” will also attend the Hult International Business School summer business accelerator program, where participants receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business.

    The ANU Community would like congratulate team “Taka Smart” for their exemplary performance at the intra – campus quarter finals competition demonstrating ANU’s commitment to its transformative agenda of innovation and entrepreneurship. You are true ANU ambassadors and we wish you the best of luck as you represent ANU in Dubai. God Bless you!

    “What begins here, transforms the world.”

  • 2016 Social Entrepreneurship Forum.

    ANU Business School played host to the Nairobi 2016 Mini-Accelerator Social Entrepreneurship (SE) Forum on 11th – 29th January 2016

    In partnership with Global Business Labs (GBL), Sweden, experts Annabel Markel and Fiona Goldrick of SE Forum and GBL, facilitated the three week forum themed “Vision to Viability”, attracting over 20 social entrepreneurs from across Eastern Africa. Aimed at promoting social entrepreneurs around the globe, the forum sought to provide by innovative solutions to improve societal challenges faced in the world.

    During the three weeks participants received training on social entrepreneurship. The first week focused on the Training of Trainers (ToT) program attended by participants along with faculty from both the ANU Business School and KCA University.

    In the following weeks the forum offered a mini accelerator program where participants got an opportunity to develop feasible canvas model business plans that solve specific societal challenges.

    The highlight of the event was the pitching session, where participants shared their business entrepreneurship ideas to a four member of industry experts. The 20 participants were awarded certificates for their impeccable business models.

    ANU would like to appreciate Annabel Merkel and Fiona Goldrick along with the entire Global Business Labs and SE Forum team for sharing their invaluable knowledge and expertise. Through their input, the success of the forum was realized. We also appreciate the Business School for organizing the SE forum and acknowledge the forum’s participants for their time and effort towards developing practical solutions that transform the world.

    Truly, “What begins here, transforms the world”.


    Team Bits were crowned winners of the ANU Hult Prize intra – campus quarter finals competition hosted on Saturday 28th November 2016 at the Main Campus and stand the chance to win US$1 Million in seed capital for their idea.

    Competing against seventeen teams, Team Bits comprised of members Saruni Maina, Kelvin Nderitu and Clement Habinshuti secured a win for their business start up idea “Taka Smart” in response to this year’s former US President Bill Clinton’s ‘Crowded Urban Spaces’ Challenge.

    Team Bits will automatically advance to participate in the Hult Prize regional finals in March 2016 at the Hult International Business School in Dubai to attend the summer business accelerator program, where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business.

    “Hult prize Competition is opening opportunities for our students and at the same time challenging them to provide solutions to our very own social challenges.” Ahmad Ashkar, CEO and Founder of the Hult Prize attributes the success of the competition to the global youth revolution and said, “We continue to be moved by the large number of students from around the world who are capitalizing on the opportunity to develop business models that target the bottom of the pyramid. We wish every team the best of luck and thank Africa Nazarene University for supporting this initiative.”

    ANU would like to congratulate Team Bits and wish them all the best as they prepare for their regional finals in March 2016.

    “What begins here, transforms the world”

  • Business School Study Tour - Stockholm & Copenhagen

    Package Includes
    Return Airfare
    Accommodation on sharing
    Daily continental breakfast
    Schengen Visa
    English speaking tour manager
    Ground travel
    Airport and city taxes
    Travel Insurance

    Sites And Places
    Stockholm School of Economics
    Copenhagen University
    Stockholm Royal Palace / Gamla Stan
    The Volvo Group
    Drottingholm Palace – UNESCO World Heritage
    Astra Zeneca
    Impact Hub

    Benefits Of Tour

    Action Learning
    Entrepreneurial Exposure
    Cultural Exchange
    Global Perspective
    Co- teaching classroom experience


    1. Optional tours and site charges.
    2. Meals (Lunch and Dinner).
    3. Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls.
    4. Tour identification Scarf


    All payments should be made in USD to the secretariat as follows
    Africa Nazarene University
    Equity Bank, Ongata Rongai Branch.
    A/C No. 0610261371012

    Tel: 0733 898 573 Email: studytours@anu.ac.ke

    Payment for the trip are accepted in full payment or installments as follows:

    Academic Tour Registration Form Stockholm

  • Africa Nazarene University selected to host the Hult Prize Competition

    Africa Nazarene University (ANU) has been selected to Host Local Edition of Hult Prize Competition as Students Answer President Bill Clinton’s [Crowded Urban Spaces] Challenge and Go Head-to-Head for US$1 Million.

    Hult Prize recently announced that ANU has been selected to host a local edition of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition. The annual Hult Prize awards one million dollars in start-up funding to a team of students that develops the most radical and breakthrough idea to solve one of our world’s toughest social challenges.

    In partnership with former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, the Hult Prize is hosting college and university events around the world in search of the next game changing start-up. John Ngila will be leading the Hult Prize at Africa Nazarene University initiative, and is confident in his fellow students’ chance to go all the way and win this year’s Hult Prize. “We have all it takes to transform the world by solving the world’s most critical social challenges and Hult Prize has given us that opportunity and I believe that a team of students from ANU will be equal to the task and will bring home $1Million in seed capital for their winning idea.”

    The winner of the intra-campus event will automatically advance to compete in one of five regional finals happening across the world in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. One winning team from each host city will then move onto a summer business accelerator program, where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business.

    A final round of competition will be hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative at the Annual Meeting in September, where CGI delegates will select a winning team to be awarded the $1,000,000 prize by President Clinton himself. In the words of Clinton, “the Hult Prize is a wonderful example of the creative cooperation needed to build a world with shared opportunity, shared responsibility, and shared prosperity, and each year I look forward to seeing the many outstanding ideas the competition produces.”

    Hult Prize at ANU is now recruiting volunteers and teams interested in registering for the competition. To register, visit www.hultprizeat.com/africanazarene.


    About the Hult Prize Foundation

     The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship that brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The annual initiative is the world’s largest student competition and crowdsourcing platform for social good, and has been funded by the Hult family since its inception in 2009.


    To learn more, visit www.hultprize.org.


    About The Clinton Global Initiative

     Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, CGI members have made more than 2,500 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $87.9 billion.


    For more information please contact:

    John Ngila

    Hult Prize Campus Director

    Africa Nazarene University

    Tel. 0717 532966

    Email jngila@anu.ac.ke.




  • MBA Public Lecture Series

    ANU’s first MBA Public Lecture Series hosted by the Business School

    was graced by Mr. Polycarp Igathe – Managing Director, Vivo Energy whose lecture was centered on managing personal development and ways build, motivate and lead successful teams.

    Mr. Igathe delved into his career journey and emphasized the importance of defining core values as the basis of an individual’s journey and decision making process.

    Recounting his professional journey as the former CEO of Haco Tiger Brands at the age of 31, he attributed his success to his consistent curiosity efforts and quest to solve the “WHY” question in every situation, his development of a sense of urgency and practicing humility.

    Asserting his leadership skills, Mr. Igathe advised those seeking leadership positions to strive to create environments of productivity and curiosity. He concluded on the importance of managing stress in one’s professional and personal life, encouraging all present to develop a spirit of giving and being of service to humanity.

    “What begins here, transforms the world”

  • Business School Sustainability Project.

    The Business School, in collaboration with EcoPost held training on 22nd October, 2014 at the Ngong dump site on how to manage plastics as waste products. EcoPost is a social enterprise established to address the challenges of plastic pollution, urban waste management, unemployment, deforestation and climate change.

    The aim of this collaboration to create a sustainable solution to the growing plastic waste menace. Waste plastic is used as a resource to manufacture eco-friendly plastic lumber.

    The Business School acted as a link between the buyer (EcoPost) and the supplier (“chokoras” or dumpsite workers) in enhancing proper waste management and generation of income to the supplier.

    The facilitator, Mr. Laban Ng’eno highlighted ways that EcoPost can recycle the plastics adequately with the assistance of dumpsite members including: having waste collection days, dumpsite members visiting the factory, having regular follow-ups to enhance coordination. He displayed finished products obtained from waste plastics such as tiles used for aesthetic value in construction.

    The Dean – Dr Karemi expressed the department’s intention to start a composting project aimed at selling manure as both an income generating activity and ensuring environmental sustainability.

    ‘What begins here, transforms the world’.

  • The Eric Kinoti Entrepreneurship Boot Camp University Tour

    The ANU Community through the Business School was honored to host the Eric Kinoti Entrepreneurship Boot Camp University Tour on March 20, 2015 at the Main Campus.

    Kenyan Entrepreneur, Founder and Director of Shade Systems (EA) Ltd. Mr. Eric Kinoti led a 6 member team of fellow illustrious entrepreneurs and mentors – Mr. Bill Mike, Mr. David “Holy Dave” Muthengi, Ms. Caroline Ngina, Mr. Barclay Paul and Ms. Nina Werner in the university tour aimed at offering ANU students expert entrepreneurial advice and mentoring.

    “Entrepreneurship is risk taking. I hope that you will all be inspired to ignite a fire that will develop and make a difference in Africa.” Vice Chancellor Prof. Marangu advised the attending students. “I urge you to be inquisitive and capture business opportunities around you that will transform the world.”

    “Invest in a sustainable business that not only allows you to think about tomorrow but also allows you to think of your future generation.” was the counsel of successful business mogul Mr. Eric Kinoti.

    11 students were given the opportunity to pitch their entrepreneurship ideas during the “Mini Eagles Nest University Edition” session which saw 3 students secure business partnerships with the visiting entrepreneurs.

    Benjamin Njuguna (Bachelor of Commerce) of Dynamic Professional Services, Janet Muigai (Bachelor of International Business Management) of Intandem Entertainment Company and James Keiyo (Diploma in Business Administration) of Anspra Enterprises were honored to secure partnerships with Mr. Eric Kinoti, Mr. David “Holy Dave” Muthengi and Ms. Caroline Ngina respectively.
    We thank the Eric Kinoti team for their time and sharing their invaluable knowledge and expertise with ANU. We congratulate our future CEOs and wish them all the best in their new business ventures. God Bless you all.

    “What begins here,transforms the world”

  • ENACTUS Africa Nazarene University represents Kenya at the Enactus World Championship

    The Africa Nazarene University Enactus Club were crowned 2015 Champions at the EnactusNational Champion Competition. Clinching top position after beating 15 National universities, ANU Enactus have the honor of representing Kenya at the International Enactus World Cup 2015 Championships to be held in at the Sandton Convention Center (SCC), Johannesburg South Africa in October 2015.

    According to Enactus Kenya, the National Competitions are a “showcase of how our students are transforming lives and enabling progress through entrepreneurial action”.

    The ANU Community would like congratulates the Enactus team for their exemplary performance at the National Competitions, demonstrating ANU’s commitment to its tranformative agenda of innovation and entrepreneurship. You are celebrated as ANU’s ambassadors.

Name of Partner
Francis K Muthaura Foundation
Title of Partnership Ambassador Francis K Muthaura Foundation Scholarship
Description Of Partnership

The Ambassador Francis K Muthaura Foundation Scholarships that are

awarded to Masters and PhD students at any Kenyan University and it aims to

provide a transformative opportunity for the scholars. The Scholarship is

awarded for programs within these six thematic areas

o International Relations

o International Law

o Diplomacy

o Regional Integration

o National Cohesion

o Leadership

Eligibility Criteria

1. Focused and talented

2. Value based and integrity founded

3. Excellent Academic performance – 1 st class or upper 2 nd class or its equivalent

4. Good track record and social contributions

5. Must be Kenyans

6. Must be 35 years & below

7. Exceptional talent, publishers, showing active leadership

Application Requirements

1. 3 Referees: 1 Academic, 1 Senior Public Officer/ Senior Professional

and 1 Religious Leader

2. An application letter demonstrating you have the intent and the need

for the award

3. Certificate of Good Conduct (application receipt)

4. A one thousand six hundred word essay

Frequency Of Offering Partnership Annually
Dates Of Application May
Application Deadlines August
Instruction For Submission Of Applications

Go to www.afkm-foundation.org/scholarship- application-form or Email

application to info@afkm-foundation.org