Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi Biography and Profile
Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi whose full name is Jacob Thuranira Kaimenyi was born on 10th July 1952.He is the cabinet secretary for Land. He is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Professor of Periodontology.
He first joined the University of Nairobi (UoN) in l974 in the pioneer class of the then newly introduced Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree Programme.
He was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta for the post of Cabinet Secretary for Education on 25th April where he served until 2014
Professor Jacob Kaimenyi Education Background
1974- 1978: Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi,Bachelors Degree of Dental Surgery
1979- 1982: Graduate student at the University of Mangalore, Masters of Dental Surgery Degree specializing in periodontology or gum disease.
1993 – 1998: Graduate student at the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Dental Sciences PHD
Jacob Kaimenyi Job History
2014- To Date: Cabinet Secretary for Land
2013 – 2014 : Cabinet Secretary for Education Science and Technology
June 2004 – Present: Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs at the University of Nairobi
- In charge of Admissions, Examinations, Preparation of Syllabi and training of academic members of staff
1998: Professor of Periodontology
1991: Associate Professor in the Academic Department of Dental Surgery, UoN
1987: Promoted to senior lecturer and four years later, he was promoted to
March 1985: Appointed as a lecturer of Periodontology and Periodontics in the Academic Department of Dental Surgery, UoN
1982: On his return, he rejoined Kenyatta National Hospital as a Consultant Periodontologist and headed the Clinical Department of Periodontology and Periodontics for three years.
1978- 1979: Dental Intern at Kenyatta National Hospital
Jacob Kaimenyi Publications
April 16, 2004: Oral Health in Kenya, International Dental Journal 54: 378-382
January 19, 2001: Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis. In Textbook of Periodontology Pg 94. 2nd Edition. T.R. Gururaja Rao All India Publishers and DistributorsCHENNAI (MADRAS) 2001
April 1, 2000: Prevalence and clinical features of acute necrotizing gingivitis in Nairobi, Kenya
African Journal of Oral Health Sciences. 1:19-23
Jacob Kaimenyi Awards
2008: WHO is WHO in the World 2008, MARQUIS WHO is WHO Publications Board
2006: Ambassador of Peace, Inter-religious International Peace Council
February 2010: Fellow (Hononary) of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists,
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
January 2012: Fellow of the International College of Dentists, International College of Dentists
September 2011: Fellow of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences, Kenya National Academy of Sciences
December 2010: Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear by His Excellency, the former President of Kenya, Hon. Mwai Kibaki
Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi Family, Wife and Children
Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi is married with five children.