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Institute launches bi-weekly seminars

Prof F. Wachira making his presentation where it emerged that tea growing areas in western highlands

Institute launches bi-weekly seminars

Dr. Victor Ongoma presenting his paper on, “Changing Mean and Extreme Climate over East Africa”. His work projected rainfall increase over East Africa region throughout the 21st century. He termed this to be a paradox given that current trends show a decrease in rainfall over the region.

staff meeting photo

Institute board meeting held on 14th September, 2017 under the chairmanship of the director, Prof. Eliud Mathu to plan for 2017/2018 FY


Professor Mathu is the Director of the Institute of Mining and Mineral Processing (IMM&P) and an Associate Professor in Geology specialized in Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural Geology, Field Geology and Engineering Geology. He was formerly the Dean, School of Earth Sciences in South Eastern Kenya University SEKU. Read more

Institute of Mineral Processing and Mining

The Institute of Mining and Mineral Processing, formerly the School of Earth Science, comprises the departments of Geology, and Meteorology. The Institute’s key mandate is training and conducting research in mining and related areas. It seeks to provide top quality and transformative geological, mining, mineral processing and atmospheric science education through teaching, research and extension services to provide answers to geological, mining and environmental issues in ASALs.
IM&MP seeks to develop interactive, real-time outreach systems which facilitate the transfer of information, technology and knowledge for poverty alleviation and improved livelihoods. The Department of Meteorology monitored the performance during the October-December 2015 El Nino rains, comparing them with those of 1997/98 short rains. The indications were that the 1997 rains were higher than those of 2015 having recorded 595.2 mm against 530.7 mm as indicated in the graph below. Read more.



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