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educator , engineering executive

Stephen Githii Kionga-Kamau, Kenyan engineering executive, educator. Achievements include development of energy efficient charcoal appliances; development of small wood carbonisation retorts; co-inventor manual irrigation machinery; patents pending in field. Fellow: Rotary Foundation of Rotary International; member: American Institute Chemical Engineers (senior ), Rotary (board directors, community service committee 2003-2004).


Kionga-Kamau, Stephen Githii was born on August 5, 1949 in Rural Muranga, Kenya. Son of Peter Kamau Kionga and Flora Wanjeri Kamau.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England, 1974. Diploma in industrial studies, Loughborough University, 1974. Master of Science in Advanced Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, 1975.

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, London University, 1979. Diploma, Imperial College of Science & Technology, London, 1979.


Junior chemical engineer Esso Chemicals Ltd, Fawley, England, 1972—1973. Part time lecturer Polytechnic of the South Bank, London, 1977—1978. Lecturer University Nairobi, Kenya, 1979—1983, senior lecturer department mechanical engineering, 1983—2006, chairman department mechanical engineering, 1999—2003.

Industry & environment regional officer for africa United Nations Environment Programme, 1994—1996. Managing director Plant & Process Consultant Ltd, 1987—1994. Executive chairman Plant & Process Consultant, Ltd., since 2003.

Chairman Richmonde Securities Advisors, since 2006. National coordinator African energy programme project Commonwealth Science Council, Nairobi, 1982—1985. Academic qualifications evaluation panel Engineers Registration Board, Nairobi, 1985—2003.

Energy policy specialist panel National Council for Science & Technology, Nairobi, 1989—1992. Vice-chairman Kenya Institute Chemical Engineers, Nairobi, 1989—1992, chairman, 1992—1994. Transport coordinator University Nairobi, Nairobi, 2001—2002.

Board directors Kenya Railways Corporation, Nairobi, chairman, board committee on business, operations and safety, 2003—2006. Vice chairman Association Investors (Electronic Arts), Nairobi, since 2007. Board directors Rwathia Distributors Ltd., Nairobi, since 2006, Timboroa Hotel Ltd., Nairobi, since 2006.


  • Achievements include development of energy efficient charcoal appliances. Development of small wood carbonisation retorts. Co-inventor manual irrigation machinery.

    Patents pending in field.


Fellow: Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Member: American Institute Chemical Engineers (senior ), Rotary (board directors, community service committee 2003-2004).


  • Other Interests

    Walking, chess, music.


Married Sara Anne Miller, September 21, 1978. Children: Peter Mugane, Edward Kageni.

Peter Kamau Kionga

Flora Wanjeri Kamau

Sara Anne Miller

Peter Mugane Kionga-Kamau

Edward Kageni Kionga-Kamau