Gitahi Kiama Stephen

Gitahi Kiama Stephen

Professor of Veterinary Anatomy

Professor Stephen Kiama Gitahi is the 8th Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi.

He holds an earned doctorate degree in Structural Biology from University of Bern in Switzerland. He is an accomplished scholar with proven track record in formulating and managing academic programs and on research and publication. He has over 16 years’ experience in management and leadership positions at the University of Nairobi.

Further, he holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (1990) and Master of Veterinary Anatomy (1995) degrees from University of Nairobi, Kenya.

He was employed at the University of Nairobi upon graduation in 1990 as an assistant Lecturer and later promoted to Lecturer (1995), Senior Lecturer (2002), Associate Professor (2012) and Professor (2016).

He has a cumulative 29 years of research and teaching experience at various institutions of higher learning including University of Nairobi; St. Andrews University in Scotland; Free University of Berlin, Germany; University of Bern, Switzerland; University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; and University of Ghana, Ghana. At the University of Ghana, he helped to set up the Anatomy laboratory and to give the first lectures to the inaugural class of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students.