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Prof. Kaimenyi awarded Honorary Fellowship

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Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi (centre) is congratulated by Dr. Pankaj Patel, Chairman, PFA Kenya and Prof. George Magoha, VC, UoN

Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), Academic Affairs, has been awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Pierre Fauchard Award (PFA) in a colourful ceremony held in the Vice Chancellor’s Committee Room.

The award which was formally presented to him by Dr. Pankaj Patel, Chairman, PFA Kenya, is given to individuals who have made a valuable contribution to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry. Prof. Everlyne Wagaiyu, Dean, School of Dental Sciences and a PFA Fellow, read the pledge and administered the oath to Prof. Kaimenyi.

Speaking during the function, Prof. George Magoha, the Vice-Chancellor, congratulated Prof. Kaimenyi for the achievement and described his deputy as an outstanding and committed dentist. Prof. Kaimenyi has served in different leadership roles in various professional bodies including the Kenya Dental Association, the East and Southern Africa Section of the International Association for Dental Research and the Common Wealth Dental Association.

Prof. Kaimenyi thanked PFA for the honour and his family and friends for supporting him. He said that he was committed to be in the category of people who have prepared to live to the letter and spirit of the Award and the Academy. He called on professional colleagues to work towards the greater good of the community.

Among those who witnessed the auspicious moment was Prof. Kaimenyi’s wife, Stella and their daughter, Ann, Prof. Isaac Mbeche, DVC, Student Affairs, Prof. Lucy Irungu, DVC, Research Production and Extension, Prof. Isaac Kibwage, Principal, College of Health Sciences and Prof. Enos Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Representatives from the Kenya Dental Association, Ministry of Medical Services and the Association of Professional Societies in East Africa were also present.

PFA has also awarded scholarships to three UoN dental students to assist that young Kenyans to access university education in dental sciences.

The University of Nairobi congratulates Prof. Kaimenyi and wishes him success as he strives to maintain and sustain his contributions to dentistry.

MUTAMBU (not verified) wrote:

Tue, 2012-11-27 08:51

God bless the good work your doing Professor kaimenyi. We love you and adore you so much for your good contribution and relation with the University of Nairobi.

Mweta mutambu from the school of business.

Dr. George Abong' (not verified) wrote:

Sat, 2012-11-24 13:30

Congratulations Prof. Kaimenyi. This achievement does not only belong to you but also to the beloved University which we serve with dedication. May it motivate us and you to scale more heights in each field.

Lucy Kariuki (not verified) wrote:

Thu, 2012-11-22 16:29

Congratulations Prof. Kaimenyi I am sure you are a good mentor to many and this is an encouragement to them especially the young generation. Whenever you touch one heart positively, just remember there is a huge multiplication effect. May our good Lord help you achieve more as you continue giving back to the society.

Lucy (Biochemistry Department)

Anonymous (not verified) wrote:

Thu, 2012-11-22 12:59

Congratulations. All the best!!!!