Dr. Gordon Ambayo, Chair, Department of Psychiatry
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Dr. Gordon Ambayo

COD, Department of Psychiatry

If you’re an educational professional who are looking to progress into management and consultancy, or an educational planning or development role, this is the best degree for you.


Dr. Gordon Ambayo is a Consultant Psychiatrist and the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Kenya Methodist University. Before joining Kenya Methodist University in April 2019, he held various managerial positions in the field of medicine. He was the Company doctor at Sony Sugar Company in Awendo from August 1988 to November 2006.

He joined the University of Nairobi in December 2006 and was promoted to be the Medical officer in charge in 2013 until October 2018. He joined Kenya Methodist University in April 2019 as a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry. In October 2020 he was promoted to become the chair of same department.

Dr. Gordon Ambayo is a born again Christian and is married with 5 children.


  • M.Sc., Medicine - Psychiatry, the University of Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya
  • Postgraduate Diploma, STI Management, the University of Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya
  • MBChB, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, the University of Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya
  • Higher Diploma in Counselling, KAPC


  • Muriira L.M, Zhao Z., and Min G., Exploiting Linear Support Vector Machine for Correlation- Based High Dimensional Data Classification in Wireless Sensor Networks , Sensors, Vol. 18, No. 9, 2018
  • Muriira L.M, and Kibua N., Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology: The Future Mobile Payment Service for Kenya, International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, vol. 6, no. 1, 2012, pp. 73-83

Research Interests

  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Financial Technology
  • Health Information Systems
  • Information Technology & Communication for Development (ICT4D)


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