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An individual with passion for promotion  of  learning and teaching, recognized track record of scholarship at local and international levels.  Possesses excellent skills in administration, communication and team approach to management.  Capacity to motivate and influence others  to achieve set goals.  A committed Catholic used to working under pressure and to meeting strict deadlines.
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Prof. Jacob Thuranira Kaimenyi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Professor of Periodontology. He was born on 10th July 1952. 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 completed his studies in l978 and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree. Thereafter, he joined Kenyatta National Hospital as a dental intern for one year before leaving for University of Mangalore, India, in 1979 to pursue a Master of Dental Surgery Degree. In l982, he graduated with Master of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Mangalore specializing in periodontology or gum disease. On his return, he rejoined Kenyatta National Hospital as a Consultant Periodontologist and headed the Clinical Department of Periodontology and Periodontics for three years. In March l985, he was appointed as a lecturer of Periodontology and Periodontics in the Academic Department of Dental Surgery, UoN. Within the same year, he got a nine-month research fellowship at Guy’s Hospital of the University of London. In l987, he was promoted to senior lecturer and four years later, he was promoted to Associate Professor in the same department. Between l993 and l998 Prof. Kaimenyi successfully completed his doctoral studies in the Faculty of Dental Sciences leading to the award of PhD of the University of Nairobi. He was promoted to the position of full Professor of Periodontology in 1998. Prof. Kaimenyi has published widely in his area of specialization in the field of Periodontology. He has to his credit over 24 well researched peer review publications in both local and international scientific journals to his credit. He has also attended and presented numerous scientific papers at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally. He is married with five children.

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