Department of Electrical & Communications Engineering


Department of Electrical & Communications Engineering


The Department of Electrical & Communications Engineering was established in October 1986 as one of the pioneer Departments in the Faculty of Technology. The Department offers a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Electrical & Communications Engineering. This degree program prepares students for a successful career in such sectors as manufacturing, operating, service, and research with emphasis on design and development. Our students pursue a general program with some specialisation. Strong emphasis is placed on development of an in-depth understanding of fundamental concepts. Importance is also placed on the use of and understanding of hardware and software tools. Strong laboratory program complements the class experience. The Bachelor of Technology certification assures that graduates are academically qualified for registration as professional engineers.


Focus of the program

The focus of the Electrical & Communications Engineering degree curriculum is on a general program that unites analogue, digital communication, microprocessor, power systems and microelectronic technologies while offering specialisation in the following areas:

  • Digital Communication, network and digital signal processing
  • Electric Energy Systems Engineering
  • Real-time computing and digital control
  • Solid-state devices, microelectronics and instrumentation

Program objectives

The objectives of our Electrical & Communications Engineering program are to develop:

  1. A fundamental basics. In addition to the core Electrical Engineering fundamentals, develop firm foundation in mathematics and the physics sciences.
  2. Skills in analysing, partitioning and solving complex problems. The students need to develop skills for solving both closed-ended (single solution) and open-ended (multi-solution) problems.
  3. An understanding of the design process. This begins with a “customer” needs analysis and continues through to testable solution.
  4. Fundamental knowledge in a wide range of electrical engineering areas together with a more detailed knowledge within a selected specialisation.
  5. Working knowledge of the important hardware and software tools used in the analysis, synthesis and implementation of electrical engineering solutions and designs.
  6. A general understanding of important current and likely future technology in electrical engineering.
  7. Professional attributes of written and verbal communication, social and ethical responsibilities, adherence to standards and quality, and teamwork and engineering management.
  8. An appreciation of topics that may or may not affect engineering directly.

Departmental capacity & competencies

On the ground to foster the realisation of the above objectives are 10 academic members of staff of which six are PhD degree holders, and four with MSc. Degrees. The department also has four members of staff who are currently on Ph.D. degree study leave. Our expertise is in various aspects of communication systems engineering, computer & control systems engineering, and power systems engineering.

The department has competencies in a number of areas. It can effectively undertake research in various areas of electrical engineering, organise courses and seminars for continuing Engineering Education and dissemination of technical knowledge to industry and the concerned ministries.

Areas of Research

The current areas of research at the department are:

  1. Development of high-power switching devices, converters and inverters
  2. Quality of electric power supply
  3. Electrical energy systems security evaluation & management
  4. Demand-side management and application in energy system planning
  5. Electric energy tariff design and implementation
  6. Microwave electronics and applications
  7. Engineering systems modelling and simulation
  8. Microwave sensors for industrial applications: design & technology development


Head of Department Mr. Severinus B. Kifalu
Professors: Prof. Kaane Harry L.W. Ph.D.(Dr-Ing.) Electrical Eng. -High Voltage Engineering (University of Dortmund-Germany) M.Sc. Electrical Eng. (University of Nairobi) B.Sc. Electrical Eng. (University of Nairobi) (On Leave of Absence)
Prof. Alfred V. Otieno Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (California, Berkeley), M.Sc. Electrical Engineering (California, Berkeley),B.A., B.Sc. Electrical Engineering (Oxon)
Prof. (Eng.) S. Simiyu Sitati M.Sc., Ph.D. Electrical Eng., National Research University -Moscow Power Engineering Institute- Russia   Currently serving as Dean, School of Engineering
Prof. -Ing. Edwin O. Ataro Ph.D.(Dr-Ing.) Electrical Communications Eng. (Kassel-Germany); M.Sc. Electrical Communications Eng. (Kassel-Germany);B.Tech. Electrical & Communications Eng. (Moi University-Kenya) former Director, ICT Directorate
Senior Lecturers:  
Dr. Lawrence K. Letting  Ph.D Electrical Engineering ( Tshwane ) M.Sc. Electrical Eng. (JKUAT) B.Sc. Electrical & Electronic Eng. (JKUAT) (former Head of Department)
Lecturers Mr. Maurice W. W. Kalenda M.Sc. Radio Communication, TV & Broadcasting, Odessa Institute of Communication-Russia
Mr. Severinus B. Kifalu M.Sc. Electrical Eng. (Kiev Institute for Civil Aviation Engineers currently called National Aviation University of Ukraine) (Head of Department)
Mr. Emmanuel W. Mukubwa  Ph.D  (on going M.Tech. Telecommunication Eng., Tshwane University of Technology-South Africa; M.Sc. Telecommunication Eng, (FSATIE France) B.Tech. Electrical & Communications Eng., Moi University
Assistant Lectures: Mr. Dominic O. Samoita M.Tech. Telecommunication Eng. (Tshwane University, South Africa);B.Tech. Electrical & Communications Eng. (Moi University)         
Dr. Isaiah Muchilwa PhD in Agricultural Engineering, Masters in Production Engineering, Bachelors in Production Engineering 
Mr. Muigai A. Mwaura Master of Information Technology, (University of Newcastle-Australia), B.Sc. Information Systems Technology, (USIU)       
Ms. Nancy Mulo M.Sc. Electronics & Computer Engineering, Örebro University-Sweden, B.Sc. Electronics & Comp. Science, Örebro University-Sweden
Mr.  Samuel K. Tarus Currently pursuing Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, M.Sc. Computer Science (India) B.Sc. Computer Science (India) On study leave
Ms. Pamela A. Owuor M.Tech. Telecommunication Eng. (Tshwane University-SA); B.Tech. Electrical & Communications Eng. (Moi University-Kenya)


MrChemweno K. Emmanuel MSc. Telecommunications Eng. (JKUAT)(on going);B.Sc. Electrical & Electronic Eng. (JKUAT)      
Dr. Stevine O. Onyango  PhD. Electrical Engineering, M.Sc. Electrical Engineering (F’SATI, France), M.Tech Electrical Eng. ((Tshwane, South Africa), Bachelor of Industrial Technology (Egerton), Diploma Medical Eng. (Mombasa Poly.)
Mr. Davis K. Siele  M.Sc. Power Systems, (JKUAT) (on going);B.Tech. Electrical & Communications Eng. (Moi University)
Mr. Dennis M. OchiengM.Phil. Information Technology, Moi University, B.Sc. Information Sciences (IT), Moi University
Mr. Andrew R. Macharia MSc. Telecommunications Eng. (JKUAT) ( on going) ;B. Eng. Electrical & Telecommunications Eng. (Moi University-Kenya)
Mr. Kenneth A. Owori  Msc. Software Engineering (JKUAT) (on going ) H.Dip., Computer Science, University of Witwatersrand-South Africa B.Sc. (Mathematics), Baraton-Kenya Diploma, Science Education-Kenya
Mr. Simon K. Chege PhD student (UKZN), Master of Technology (JNTUA, India),  B.Tech. Electrical & Communications Eng.(Moi University-Kenya)
Mr. Stephen O. Kotiang Msc. In Electronic Engineering ( CBNU) Korea ( On going) B.Tech. Electrical & Communications Eng. (Moi University-Kenya) on Study Leave
Mr. John Aruma Ekale BSc Electrical  Eng. (Utah  State, USA),  Dip. Electronic  Eng. (JKUAT)
Ms Verah Kengere MSc. Telecommunications Eng. (JKUAT)( On going); B.Tech. Computer Eng. (Moi University)
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