Dr . M. K. Rugutt
Deputy Council Secretary
Dr. Moses Kipngeno Rugutt (BVM, MSC, PhD,HSC) is currently the Deputy Council Secretary having joined NCST in 2010. He previously worked with Kenya Agricultural Research Institute in its Animal Health programme He holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) University of Nairobi, a Master's degree in Tropical Veterinary Science and a Ph.D in Veterinary Parasiotology from Glasgow University Veterinary School.
Dr Rugutt has been a member of the Committee on Drug Registration of the pharmacy and Poisons Board since 1999. He is also a board member of the National Quality Control Laboratory, amongst others. Other than these, Dr. Rugutt has distinguished service to the country through a number of professional and community contributions.
Head, Physical & Nuclear Sciences
Boniface Wanyama is currently the Head of Physical and Nuclear Sciences Schedule at the National Council for Science and Technology. His academic and professional work experiences spans over a period of over 22 years. He is a holder of a Master of Science Degree (Ecosystems Analyst) and is currently pursuing Ph.D in Environmental Policy with a research focus on International Environmental Governance (Treaties & Conventions) at University of Nairobi. Prior to his joining the council, he worked as the Head of Natural Sciences Sector at the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO for eight years (2002-2010), a Senior Quality Assurance and Standards Officer at the Ministry of Education Headquarters and as a high school teacher.
Mr. Wanyama has extensively participated and represented Kenya at very high level international, regional and national meetings. He has amassed a good knowledge and understanding of United Nations, government, private sector and non-governmental organizations working systems and procedures. He is currently serving as Kenya’s representative to the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of UNESCO, National Liaison Assistant for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the National Coordinator of Kenya DAAD Postgraduate Training Scholarships.
Head, Health Sciences
Mr. Said S. Hussein
Head, Research Coordination
Mr. Said S. Hussein joined the National Council for Science & Technology on 1st December 2008 as Chief Science Secretary. He worked as geologist with the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources from 7th November 1983 to 30th November 2008. Mr. Hussein was born on 23rd November 1959 in Wajir District and holds a Master of Science degree from ITC-Netherlands (1995) and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from University of Nairobi (1983). He is presently an elected member of the Legal and Technical Commission which is an advisory organ of the International Seabed Authority in Jamaica as from 1st January 2007 to 31st December 2011. Mr. Hussein has served as Secretary to the Geological Society of Kenya from March 2001 to March 2009. He was involved in the panel of Association of Professional Society in East Africa (APSEA) that nominated 15 Professionals to the “Bomas Conference’ on constitution for the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC) before it was dissolved.
Mr. Vitalis Omolo Awuor
Head, Information Sciences
Mr. Awuor joined the civil service in 1983 as a Hydrologist in the then Ministry of Water Development, soon after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of Nairobi. He subsequently obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Engineering Hydrology at the Institute of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE) Delft, the Netherlands; and a Master of Science degree in Water Resources Engineering at University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
While in the Ministry of Water Development, he was involved in a number of water resources related studies, among which were – the Tana River Morpology Studies and the Water Resources Assessment Project that were undertaken between 1984 and 1988.
Mr. Awuor crossed over as a Research Officer I, in the Department of Research Development of the newly created Ministry of Research, Technical Training and Technology in 1988. While there, he was seconded to the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS) as the Administrator.
In 1995, Mr. Awuor joined the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) where he has since risen through the ranks to be a Chief Science Secretary responsible for the development and implementation of strategies for the development of Information and Communication Sciences.Over the years, Mr Awuor has undertaken projects from which he has prepared, submitted reports and presented papers in the areas of water resources, climate change and information sciences.
Head, Industrial & Allied Sciences
Mr. Harrison Macharia is the head of Industrial & allied sciences. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Chemistry from the University of Nairobi. He joined the Civil Service on 22nd October 1981 as a geologist by then the Ministry of Water Development. While in the Ministry of Water Development he pursued his Master of Science degree in hydrogeology from the University College London (UCL) in 1987. He was later promoted as a Water Research Officer in 1991 before joining the Ministry of Research and Technical Training in 1996 as a Senior Research Officer.
He Joined the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) in 2000 as a Principal Science Secretary. In the year 2005 he was promoted to the post of a Chief Science Secretary to date. At NCST he coordinated the development of the National Biosafety Framework (NBF). The impact of the (NBF) is the birth of the National Biosafety Authority. He established the National Biosafety Authority as the acting Chief Executive officer from April 2009 up to December 2010.
His academic and work experiences spans over a period of 31 years. He has represented the NCST Chief Executive Officer in several boards amongst them, Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kenya Forest Research Institute and Numerical Machine Complex. He is also a registered geologist and a lead professional expert in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) /Environmental Audit (EA).
Dr. S. K. Kibiru
Head, Agricultural Science
Dr. Stephen Karimi Kibiru joined the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) in July 2010. He is the current Head of Agriculture and Allied Sciences Schedule at the NCST. He is also a Champion and Auditor of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS). He is the Management Representative (MR) for the implementation of ISO 9001:2008 based QMS. Previously he had worked in Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) as a Principal Research Scientist. Dr. Karimi holds a BVM (UON), MVM (Glasgow University, Scotland) and a PhD (ILRI/UON) in Veterinary Epidemiology. He has published in refereed journals, national and internal conferences.
Head, Social Sciences
Dr. Njubi was appointed to the National Council for Science and Technology as Principal Science Secretary on 23rd November 2007. Prime responsibilities are generation of advice on matters of S&T, formulation and coordination of the national ST&I policies in Head, Social Sciences.
Before joining the Council, he worked for over 13 years in various institutions, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
He has been involved in various aspects of Animal Agriculture and development among the smallholders and has authored or co-authored several research papers relevant to national researchers.
Head, Environmental & Earth Sciences
Head, Biological Sciences