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The KIPPRA Board hosted a luncheon for Dr Christopher Hugh Onyango, Dr Hellen Hoka Osiolo and Dr Bernadete Mukhwana Wanjala who recently earned their PhD degrees from local and international universities. The luncheon was held at the Panafric Hotel, Nairobi on May 26 2016.
Dr Onyango and Dr Hoka graduated in December 2015 with PhD in Economics from the University of Nairobi. Dr Wanjala, on the other hand, earned her PhD from the Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Each of the graduates gave a brief description of their coursework, the contribution their studies added to KIPPRA and the society in general as well as the challenges they faced in the course of their studies.
Led by the board vice chairperson Ms Emma Mwongeli, the board members applauded the new graduates for their great academic achievements, noting that their skills and knowledge would go a long way in improving the quality of research at KIPPRA.
KIPPRA’s Acting Executive Director Dr Dickson Khainga, who was also present, said the graduates had done the institute proud and looked forward to the institute benefiting from their knowledge.
Given that two of the graduates were female, the board members noted that they had set a shining example for women not only in KIPPRA and other institutions, but also in Kenya.