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SOM alumnus lands job at Nairobi Metropolitan Services

Dr. Fredrick Ouma Oluga has been appointed as the Chief Officer of Health in the newly created Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).
The appointment was announced in a circular dated 23rd March, 2020 from the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.
Dr. Oluga has been serving as the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) as Secretary General.
He is an alumnus of the University of Nairobi School of Medicine where he graduated with Masters in Medicine (Internal Medicine) during the University's 62 graduation ceremony held on 20th December, 2019.

AMSUN gets new leaders after competitive election

Amir Mumin is the new Chairman of the Association of Medical Students of the University of Nairobi (AMSUN) after he vied for the post unopposed in the elections that were held on 8th October, 2019.

Mutua Victor and  Nyakio Mburu are AMSUN’s 1st Vice Chair and 2nd Vice Chair respectively also having for the respective posts unopposed.

SOM students experience in Germany

Charitè-Universitätsmediizin Berlin (CUB) and University of Nairobi (UoN) exchange program is a 1-month fully sponsored research-based elective. It was pioneered by a student in 2016 with 3 cycles since.

The 2018 recipients were: Becky Wanjiku Njuguna, Brian Bundi Nyamweya, Evans Mutia Mutwiri, Mandela Kibiriti Mwangi, Ruth Kwamboka Nyang'aya and Sandra Obaje Maseno.

The following account is an attempt to summarize our collective experience:

Charitè University and hospital:

SOM students University of Washington electives experience

The first day that marked the beginning of a life defining experience at the University of Washington (UW) began with the rich, strong aroma of coffee wafting through the hospital lobby, a sharp contrast to the ice cold air outside.  After all, we were at the home of Starbucks. We had such an amazing time shadowing residents and attendings in the Radiology department during this 4-week medical elective. We got undivided attention from brilliant attendings, fellows and residents who were giftedly funny, nice, and took their time to offer words of wisdom amidst amusing anecdotes.

Prof. Jaoko honoured for role in fight against HIV/AIDS

Prof. Walter Jaoko, Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research was one of the ten individuals who were honoured at the Ten out of Ten (1O/10) Awards held at the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster, London on 9th September, 2019.

The Ten out of Ten Awards aims at facilitating an important conversation about the intersection that must converge in order to meet the UN targets of globally ending all new HIV diagnosis by 2030.


The School of Dental Sciences held its Hippocratic Oath ceremony for the graduates of class 2017 on Friday 17th November 2017 at the School of Dental Sciences.

The oath was administered by Dr. Regina J. Mutave – Dean School of Dental Sciences, to the (20) Bachelor of Dental Surgery students who qualified for the award of Degree in Bachelor of Dental Surgery by the University of Nairobi.