Prof. Kenneth Majau Mugambi, Ph.D
Main Administration Block, Main Campus

“The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration is responsible for the managerial and financial aspects of the university. These include the administration, finance, development and planning functions of the university all aspects of the day to day running of KeMU, and to provide exceptional service and stewardship of the University’s financial, human and physical resources. Other functions within the division consist of managing such diverse areas as payroll, capital projects, student accounts, employee benefits, information services, food services, campus maintenance and landscaping, budgeting, campus and environmental safety, just to name a few. Finance and Administration strives to become a trusted advisor to the rest of the campus, being engaged as an expert participant in strategic decisions early in the process in order to add value to deliberations. The division is targeted to providing exemplary service to support the academic, research and community engagement mission of the University, done through the combined efforts of the different offices. In doing this, the university is able to achieve great things by coordinating and put into practice, sustainable initiatives. The core values of integrity, teamwork through mutual respect and fairness, and excellence in service and innovation provide the foundation for all that we do” – Prof. Ken Mugambi


Prof. Mugambi is an associate professor at the Department of Business Administration, with interest in economics and a bias in Behavioral and information economics. His passion is on Business and community empowerment.

He is currently the chairman of fundraising and mobilization committee in Kemu since 2021. He has previously served as a Dean in the School of Business and Economics at Kenya Methodist University from 2016 – 2022. In 2008 – 2013, he served as the chairman of the department of Business Administration at Kemu.

He was the director of Kemu Nyeri Campus between 2013 to 2015. He has also served in the capacity as the Campus Coordinator of Meru Town Campus in 2007 and the Program Coordinator of KeMu, Nairobi Campus between 2005 – 2006.


  • Doctor of Technology in Public Management (Economics) – Durban University of Technology – 2015
  • MA (Economics) - University of Nairobi – 1997
  • BA (Economics) -University of Nairobi - 1992
  • CPA part 2 section 3

Previous Work Experience

  • 2019 to date: Chairman - County Executive Audit Committee, Meru County Government
  • 2013 – 2019: Member - County Public Service Board, Meru County Government
  • 1993 – 1998: Economist1/Senior Statistician – Ministry of Planning and National Development
  • 1992: Assistant Accountant - NCCK

Other Responsibilities

  • Vice Chairman, Imenti North Development Forum
  • Chairman at Bishop Lawi Imathiu Secondary School
  • Vice chairman. Kithoka Residents Association
  • Director of Resource Mobilisation – MCK Mwanika Methodist Church
  • Auditor – MCK Mwanika Methodist Church
  • Programs Director – MCK Mwanika Methodist Church


  • Munene, H.N. and Mugambi, K. (2021). Analysis of the related Party Transactions in terms of managerial and financial issues for the Kenyan savings and credit Cooperatives.  International Journal of finance and banking studies. (2147-4486), 10(1), 48-61
  • Munene, H.N.,Ndegwa, J., Senaji, T. and Mugambi, K. (2020). Influence of board characteristics on Financial distress of Deposit Taking SACCOsin Nairobi County, Kenya. International journal of Finance and banking studies. 9(4).97-110
  • Mugambi, K.M. (2020). Can digital loan financing of micro and small enterprises replace group lending mode in Kenya?  Journal of Business and Economics (Accepted and waiting publication – paper acceptance notice:  JBE20190107-1)
  • Mugambi, K.M. (2019). Innovation and access to microfinance – a case study of K-REP programme in Kenya. International Journal of Economics, commerce and Management, Vol. 7(3). pp. 186-200
  • Mugambi, K.M. and Alex De Marwe. (2017).  Historical incidences of credit rationing in Kenya, International Journal of Economics and financial Issues, July 2017
  • Mutunga, F. and Mugambi, K. (2017). Relationship between nature of service offered and the adoption of diversification strategies by SACCOs in Imenti North Constituency, Meru County- Kenya. Journal of Business and Management. Volume 19 (9). (Online)
  • Mugambi, K.M. (2010). Demand for credit by MSEs in Kenya, International Journal for Professional Practice, Vol 1
  • Roba, S. G., Muema, W., and Mugambi, K.  Corporate governance, ethics, size, retained Earning and debts, their relationship with shareholder value of firms in Nairobi Stock exchange. European Journal of Business and Management, Vol X(X). (Online)
  • Nduyo, M., Moguche, A. and Mugambi, K.  Relationship between Working Environment and Employee Performance among Non-Governmental Organizations in Tharaka-Nithi County. International Journal of advanced Research in Engineering and Management. Vol. 04 (8). ISSN: 2456-2033
  • Wambugu, P.K, Mugambi, K.M. and Moguche, A. (2019). Determinants of Integrated Financial Management information system implementation in the National Government departments. A survey of Meru county. International academic Journal of Economics and Finance. Vol 3(3), pp. 296-321

Research Interests

  • Behavioral economics
  • Information economics
  • Credit access and MSE
  • Group lending dynamics
  • Credit rationing


Business Planning98%
Proposal Development for Social Venture97%
Curriculum Development98%
Strategic Plan Development96%