Our Chief Guests


*With His Highness t​he Aga Khan in attendance.​

December 6, 2004​

George Saitoti, Minister for Education, Science and Technology

December 19, 2005

Crispus Kiamba, Commission Secretary, Commission for Higher Education, Kenya

September 15, 2006

Noah Wekesa, Acting Minister, Education and Minister, Science and Technology

October 17, 2007

James W. Nyikal, Director of Medical Services, Health

January 21, 2009

Joseph G. M. Massaqoi, Director, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

January 20, 2010

Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Vice-President, Kenya.Read speech...​

February 1, 2011

Hellen Sambili, Minster for East African Community and Acting Minister, Higher Education, Science and Technology

February 15, 2012

Everett Standa, CEO, Commission for Higher Education.Read speech...

February 13, 2013 (Nairobi)

Mugo Kibati, CEO, Kenya Vision 2030

February 16, 2013 (Mombasa)

Miriam Were, ​ Chair, National AIDS Control Council, AMREF

February 12, 2014

James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary, Health

March 2, 2015*

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor, AKU

February 10, 2016

Fred Okengo Matiangi, Cabinet Secretary, Education, Science and Technology

February 15, 2017

Collette Suda, Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education

February 14, 2018

Mwenda Ntarangwi, Secretary and​ CEO, Commission for University Education.Read speech...

February 13, 2019

Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Education​. Read Speech...​

February 12, 2020

​Dr Rashid Aman, Chief Administrative Secretary at Kenya’s Ministry of Health. Read Speech...​

May 22, 2021

​Melinda French Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read Speech​...​​​