“Thanks to Africa Nazarene, Taka Smart is no longer just a dream. it is a revolution. a solution to waste management and a key step to attaining our global goals. We may not have won the Hult Prize Regionals but we did leave a mark – an African print on the hearts of everyone who was present.”  – Saruni Maina

Saruni Maina is the Cheif Executive Officer, Taka Smart, a brainchild business start up idea by…



“Hult Prize Regionals gave us more than we sought to get. A rare opportunity to be counted among world changers. They will soon hear about Taka Smart because we are motivated more than ever.” – Jessica Celeste Ninteretse

Jessica Ninteretse is the Head of Marketing, Taka Smart, a brainchild business start up idea by four team Taka Smart members who came together during the intra-campus Hult Prize Competitions hosted at the University’s Main Campus on November 28, 2015. Read more…



“It was amazing seeing teams from different regions in the world come up with good ideas to solve a common problem. The passion in them was an inspiration to me. I am looking forward to the actual implementation of Taka Smart through our pilot project.” – Kevin Nderitu

Kevin Nderitu is the Head of Research, Taka Smart, a brainchild business start up idea by four team Taka Smart members who came together during the intra-campus Hult Prize Competitions hosted at…



“I don’t think the Hult Prize is just a competition but an effective driver to get young people thinking about world problems. Without the Hult Prize, there would still be considerable waste management issues affecting our countries, there would not be a Taka Smart. And all it took was a trigger, a spark under the guise of a race for a million dollars.” – Clement Habinshuti.


Evelyn Friday Udofia – Master of Business Administration


My interaction with ANU dates as far back as 1998 when my father Friday Udofia joined ANU to pursue his Bachelor of Theology degree. To date, I have fond memories of the passionate stories and pictures my father shared about ANU during his study breaks when he had an opportunity to come home for his vacation. My father’s personal testimonies of a University that instills academic excellence built on moral integrity and character inspired me to want to be…

Michael Chifodya, Bachelor of Computer Science


With a bag full of dreams and a skeptical mind full of questions, I wondered how the transition was going to be. From my deep Southern African roots I was about to dig deep into East Africa, Kenya to be precise. Of course I came with books in mind, but I wondered how the reception or lack thereof would really be. All these questions almost made me forget I was joining one of the most prestigious universities in the…

Kimutai Kemboi, Bachelor of Commerce – Finance Option


Two things stand out in my mind as reasons I decided to invest in my future at ANU. First, it was an overwhelming conviction that it is an institution dedicated to the success of its students. Secondly, the students themselves were extremely friendly and helpful through a dedicated mentorship programme. People often talk about the sense of family at ANU. I know it’s because it fosters a culture of character and competence development from top to bottom where everyone…

Kingsley Cosmas Ibomo, Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT)


I am a international student from Lagos State, Nigeria pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Business Information Technology (BBIT). I also serve in the capacity Academic Chairperson of the 2015 Student Council and as the President of the Enactus Club – Nazarene.

I learned about ANU from Evelyn Udofia, a fellow Nigerian National currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration. My academic experience has been nothing short of memorable. The University offers an expansive and serene campus in Ongata Rongai with…

Joseph Muthiani, Master of Business Administration


My ANU experience is unique. I am an alumni of Africa Nazarene University,  Bachelor of Commerce – Banking and Finance major (class of 2010) and currently a student pursuing a Master of Business Administration.

Besides my academic affiliation with ANU, I am a member of staff in the Student Services Department and also serve in the capacity of the University’s Choir Director. Truly ANU is my home and will always play a significant role in my life. Further to my…