Simon Gicharu

First Name
Simon
Last Name
Gicharu
Gender
Twitter ID
SimonNGicharu
Industry
Other Position
Founder, Mount Kenya University

Simon Gicharu is the founder of Mt Kenya University. At the age of 46 years, Gicharu became the youngest Kenyan to have established a chartered university in the country

The institution provides a yearly scholarship for underprivileged Kenyan students including the April 2019 edition where scholarships worth Ksh5 million were awarded.

In the past, the institution has partnered with Partners for Care (PFC), a local NGO to sustain an aggressive anti-jigger campaign in Marsabit County.

As a result, 13,000 jigger-infested schoolchildren and adults in Marsabit County were treated. 

So diligent was his hard work that his university now employs over 3,000 people and has a student population of about 50,000 and has spread its branches in Rwanda, Somaliland, Tanzania, Burundi and Uganda.

The University is a member of the Inter-university Council of East Africa and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.