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Top doctorate degree award for CEO of State incubator

Commission for University Education CEO Mwenda Ntaragwi (right) presents KIE chief Parmain ole Narikae (left) with a  top doctorate student award during a graduation ceremony at USIU. Looking on is  Vice-Chancellor, Prof Paul Tiyambe Zeleza.  PHOTO | COURTESY
Commission for University Education CEO Mwenda Ntaragwi (right) presents KIE chief Parmain ole Narikae (left) with a top doctorate student award during a graduation ceremony at USIU. Looking on is Vice-Chancellor, Prof Paul Tiyambe Zeleza. PHOTO | COURTESY  

The head of  State-backed incubator Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE) is the latest chief executive to join the club of business leaders holding a doctorate degree.

Parmain ole Narikae, National Construction Authority executive director Daniel Manduku and Kenya Bankers Association boss Habil Olaka have now earned the title ‘Dr.’

The three are among those who graduated last week from USIU-Africa with a doctorate of Business Administration.

The list of chief executives wielding PhDs include Edward Odundo, the chair of the board of trustees of the civil servants pension fund.

Others pursuing doctorates are Joe Oketch (ERC director of electricity), and Trends and Insight for Africa (TIFA) founder Maggie Ireri.