Message from the Vice-Chancellor
Central to inventing the future of Mount Kenya University is the goal to have a formidable premier research institution of higher learning. As a University we are aware that knowledge generation through research is a crucial element of any university’s mission all over the world. We have intensified our investment in recruitment of highly qualified teaching staff as well as investing heavily in research infrastructure in order to position the University as a centre of excellence for teaching and research.The success of our first International Research & Innovation conference strongly suggests that these investments have started to bear fruit. This journal on conference proceedings is an important reference document that highlights several projects whose work was discussed at the conference. The University through its role of dissemination will strive to ensure that the papers discussed herein are available to students, people in academia as well as other stakeholders. In total, 28 manuscripts are published here though over 100 papers were presented at the conference. I take this opportunity to congratulate the 28 delegates whose work have been published after peer review.
Prof. Stanley W. Waudo, Vice-Chancellor
FIRST INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CONFERENCE-2013