Chair of Department's Message

Welcome to the Department of Mass Communication at Africa Nazarene University! The Department seeks to prepare men and women for effective participation in the media world by equipping them with market-relevant and Christian-based skills and competencies in broadcast journalism, print journalism, public relations, and graphic design communication.

The Department runs state-of-the-art training facilities—radio and television production studios as well as print media lab—that enable high rates of interactions between students, instructors and equipment. The training facilities enhance students’ engagement in the technological shift from analogue to digital media operations. Through acquisition of cutting-edge education and technological skills, students are transformed into media professionals who are not only knowledgeable but also competent performers of media-related assignments.

By joining this Department, you will be committing yourself to a positive life-changing experience that will provide you with transformative insights of media operations and the world around you. Make this strategic choice that goes well with the motto of this University: “What begins here, transforms the world.”

Why Us


1. Exposure to trendy digital communication technologies in radio and television broadcasting, print journalism, graphic design communication and public relations practice.

2. Interact with highly qualified and competent lecturers in practical, theoretical and research-based units who will walk with you at every step of your academic journey.

3. Acquire value-added mass communication education which integrates faith and learning, practical skills and academic agility, and national and global media contexts.

Accreditations Networks and Affiliations of the school / department

The Department is accredited by the Commission of University Education and recognized as a journalism training centre by the Media Council of Kenya. Lecturers are bona fide members of the East African Communication Association

Dr. Kariuki Ngare

Doctor of Philosophy (Carleton University, Canada)

Master of Arts (Daystar University)

Dr. Martha Mbugguss

PhD degree in communication (Moi University).

Dr. Kyalo wa Ngula

PhD student of Mass Communication (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP)—York St John University (United Kingdom)

MA degree in Communication Development (Daystar University).

Raphael Ogutu

PhD candidate – School of Visual Arts and Theatre (Kenyatta University)

Certificate in student-centered learning in Higher Education (York St John University, United Kingdom).

Stephen Sanya

PhD candidate (Moi University).

MA in Intercultural Communication (Biola University (USA)

BA in Electronic Media with special emphasis in radio, television and film production (Biola University (USA).

  • The Maiden Show - Real Factor!

    Real Factor Show,took off at Jernigan Chapel this week. Real Factor is a talk show that tackles relationship issues among the youth between the age of 18-25 years organised by the students of Counseling Psychology and is supported by the Counseling Department.

    The main objectives of this show is to enlighten the youth on self-awareness and self-actualization with the end goal of building or boosting the individual’s self-esteem.

    16th, November 2016, also marked the beginning of  an exciting journey for Afrinaz Communication Association who were shooting the the first ever pilot episode of the Real Factor Show themed ‘Ideal Relationships’. The topic facilitated the interaction of the live audience and the panelists of the day: Ms. Susan Kibe, Dr.Cindy North the university’s Chaplain and Mr.Mbugua, of the Counselling Psychology department.

    Some of the topics covered were; who is an ideal individual in both genders, the appropriate age to be involved in a relationship and the state of today’s relationships.

    Sammy Wamae and Leticia Shitagwa  a fourth year Mass Communication student and  fourth year Law Student respectively, played host to the vibrant show.

    Expect to catch this show once every trimester. Be on the lookout for the next episode.

    “What begins here, transforms the world”


    Ken Owino, 2014 Bachelor of Mass Communication graduate won the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – a prestigious European Union scholarship in journalism that draws competitors from all over the world.

    Ken emerged winner of the global competition which subjects its contestants through a rigorous evaluation process of their academic credentials and an exhausting interviewing process.

    Ken will be heading to Europe in September 2015 to study a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism, Media & Globalization during the 2015 – 2017 academic period. The first year of Ken’s study will be at the Aarhus University in Denmark and thereafter he will be admitted at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands where he will examine the relationship between media and politics.

    The Department through its Chair Dr. Ngare expressed its delight in Ken’s achievements. Joining in the celebration of the Mass Communication Department, the University Community would like to congratulate Ken for this great achievement and wish him God’s Blessings as he embarks on the next phase of his academic journey.

    Truly, what begins here, transforms the world. 


    ANU Mass Communication student, Kennedy Munene Kirimi, received the First Place award in the Video Category after participating in the Local Heroes Journalism Competition organized by Deutsche Welle (a German Television Network) and The Standard Group (of Kenya). In recognizing the attainment of this feat, the organizers awarded him a certificate and a state-of-the-art camcorder.

    The Mass Communication Department, through its Chair Dr. Kariuki Ngare congratulated Ken for his  great achievement, encouraging other students to get involved in national, regional and global competitions. Through Ken’s involvement in the Local Heroes Journalism Competition, the department and ANU has become more visible to the journalism fraternity, media organizations and the general public.

    It’s worth mentioning that Ken used the newly-acquired Mass Communication state-of-the-art equipment to produce the award winning video on Mr Henry Wanyoike, the Olympia whose determination has made him a renown marathoner despite his blindness.

    On behalf of the entire ANU Community, we congratulate Kennedy for this great achievement.

    Truly, what begins here, transforms the world.

  • Mass Communication Study Tour - London, Edinbourg, Glasgow

    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
    BBC Studios
    Warner Bros – making of Harry Porter Workshop
    London Film Academy Tour
    BFI Max
    British Board of Film Classification
    Sports Journalism Firm
    Football stadium Visit

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

    Comm Tour poster A3
    Tel: 0733 898 573 Email: