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educator , Government official , scientist

Karanja Kibicho is a Kenyan research scientist, educator and a government official. He is the Principal Secretary of State Department of Interior in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of the National Government.

Background

Kibicho was born on July 29, 1967 in Nairobi, Kenya; the son of Njogu Wakibicho and Muthoni Kibicho.

Education

Karanja received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi in 1991. Five years later he was given a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the same university. In 2006, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

Career

Kibicho began his career as an assistant factory manager at Kenya Tea Development Authority in 1992. A year later he took a position of a lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. In 2007, he worked as a chairman of mechanical engineering department at the same university and held the position until 2010.

In 2007, Karanja became a director at Affinity Ventures Ltd. and held it for two years. Then in 2009 he was appointed a director of GreenUniverse Ventures Ltd.

He held the position of an external examiner at the University of Dar es Salaam, visiting lecturer at the Central University of Technology in South Africa and a part-time lecturer at the University of Cape Town.

Kibicho served as the principal secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and also permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industrialization. Nowadays he works as the principal secretary of State Department of Interior in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of the National Government.

Achievements

  • Kibicho is known for his research in the use of coffee husks, rice husks and a number of biodegrable biomass to prepare briquettes for alternative fuel and carrying out laboratory model experiments on reduction of carbon dioxide in industrial exhaust fumes by use of wet scrubber.

Membership

Kibicho is a member of Kenya Institution of Engineers.

Connections

Karanja Kibicho is married Wangari Githae. They have 3 children.

father:
Njogu Wakibicho

mother:
Muthoni Kibicho

spouse:
Wangari Githae

child:
Muthoni Karanja Kibicho

child:
Kibicho Karanja Kibicho

child:
Nyawira Karanja Kibicho