About MU ICT


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre is a directorate that was established in 1998 within the office of the Vice Chancellor of Moi University. It is headed by a director who oversees the ICT activities in all University Campuses i.e. Main campus and satellite campuses.

ICT is a field that combines both computing and telecommunication. Computer technology includes hardware and software, while telecommunication technology includes; Fiber optics communications, microwave, antenna communication system and GSM. These are used in the acquisition, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information in various formats such as audio, video and text.

The first director was Prof. Alex M. Muumbo who was in office until 2014. In 2014, Prof. Edwin Ataro succeeded Prof. Alex Muumbo as the Director until 2017. The directorate is currently headed by Dr. John K. Tarus who is the interim Director.

Functional Units

The directorate's functional units are as follows:
  • Database Administration
  • End-User Support
  • ICT End-User Training
  • ICT Operations and Maintenance
  • ICT Planning and Development
  • Information System Support
  • Systems Administration
  • Website Design and Maintenance


The ICT Directorate endevours to:
  • To provide quality ICT services to the University
  • To manage, control and maintain ICT infrastructure in the University
  • To advise the University authorities on all ICT matters
  • To formulate ICT policies for the University
  • To Interpret ICT policies and related matters for the University administration
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To effectively conceive, develop, implement, utilize, and manage appropriate information systems in order to provide integrated and coordinated quality ICT services to Moi University in line with its Vision, Mission and Objectives.


To be a center of excellence in ICT innovation and provision of quality services in Moi University


Dr. John K. Tarus
Dr. John K. TarusAg. Director, ICT
Dr. Philip K. Chumo
Dr. Philip K. ChumoICT Planning
Mr. David K. Biwott
Mr. David K. BiwottSystems Administrator
Ms. Susan Sang
Ms. Susan SangICT Trainer

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P.O. Box 3900-30100

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