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DR. DAVID KASALI AWARDED 2014 SCHOLAR LEADER OF THE YEAR

Germantown, WI –Congo Initiative Founder and President of the Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC / Christian Bilingual University of Congo) Dr. David M. Kasali has been awarded Scholar Leader of the Year for 2014 by Scholar Leaders International. This distinguished award was given “in recognition and celebration of [Dr. Kasali’s] outstanding achievements and contributions, and to provide him a new platform to share from his experience.”

Presented at the annual Great Lakes Initiative (GLI) gathering in Uganda, which is hosted by the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School, this award signals broad recognition of Dr. Kasali’s accomplishments. Over 100 African leaders of universities, church denominations, and non-governmental organizations gather every year as part of the GLI to participate in a week of reflection, prayer, and mutual encouragement. In his remarks, Scholar Leaders Vice President Evan Hunter noted that, “David is a man of great vision. Where others saw limitation, challenge, and hopelessness, David and [his wife] Kaswera returned to Congo, called by God with a vision of hope.”

Two-time Academy Award winner and Congo advocate Ben Affleck, introduced Dr. Kasali at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative annual gathering. Read more »

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Apply Now: Open, Distance and E-learning programs

Do you desire to study while you save on transport costs, accommodation, time spent in traffic? Would you prefer to study your courses at the comfort of your office or home through a flexible, convenient and cost effective mode of learning?

If so, enroll for the following programs at AIU:-

  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Master of Arts Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master or Arts in Translation Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Information, Communication Technology Read more »

Campus Events

International students outing

On Saturday 12th April, 35 AIU international students and family members hiked the Oloolua Nature Trail in Karen on Saturday.  Brand-new students enjoyed the day along with students finishing this term.  Highlights included a waterfall, cave, tower, a picnic and the fellowship

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AIU members participate in writing a book

Three of AIU community members participated in the writing of the book, ‘Contested Space: Ethnicity and Religion in Kenya’. The book responds to the tragic situation of 2007 post election violence by engaging people across the ethnic divide in a sober and critical reflection. The thirteen chapters presented the book embody that reflection analysing ethnicity in Kenya from the biblical and sociological perspectives.

The bloody aftermath of the disputed 2007 Presidential Elections in Kenya plunged the nation into the darkest hour of her history,ushering in an ethnic holocaust that claimed over a thousand innocent lives and left about half a million families homeless. The fact that Kenyans are the followers of almost all the great religions of the world did little to pacify the blood-lust and ethnic savagery of the people. Subsequent analyses of this unfortunate phenomenon indicated that what had initially started as political gimmick soon degenerated into a fierce space-contest along ethnic lines.

Chapter 1: Socialization, Stereotyping and Inter-Group Relations:A Biblical Perspective by Richard Mutura (Alumni and current PhD student at AIU), Chapter 8: Ethnic Conflicts in Africa: The case of land clashes by The Late Stephen Mutuku Sesi, and Chapter 11: What are “We” going to do about “Them”? by Steven D.H. Rasmussen (Faculty at AIU)

Spotlight on Alumni

Rev. Phidel Adah Baraza

Rev. Phidel Adah Baraza is the last born of 7 Siblings. She holds a Masters of Divinity in Christian Education degree from Africa International University (AIU)- Formerly known as Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST). She joined CITAM as a children’s pastor in 2006 and was posted to CITAM Parklands and got ordained in 2009. She was transferred to CITAM Buruburu in 2011 and served until January 2014 as the Christian Education and Children Pastor before being transferred to CITAM Woodley where she is currently serving as the Children’s Pastor and Prayer Ministry Pastor. She is blessed with a beautiful daughter- Raziela Miracle.

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AIU Open Day Held

We had the pleasure of inviting Christian Unions from various high schools to our open day which was held on 15th March 2014. The main aim for the open day was to enhance the skills of the students as they lead Christian Union clubs in the dynamic 21st Century. The main speaker at the event was Dr. Rosemary Mbogo who spoke on the importance of Christian Unions and how they shape the students in readiness for the future after school.

The following schools came to AIU; Ruthimitu Central, Emerald School, Karen South School, Kajiado Girls, Mbagathi Mixed School, and By Grace High School. In total over three hundred students were represented by the six schools.

The students benefited from career talks by our faculty as well as entertainment by some of our students. They were also taken on a tour of the University by AIU students in the marketing team.

We thank the schools who attended this event and look forward to more such events.

 

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Center for World Christianity: Justus Mutuku

What is your background? Where did you grow up?

I am a Kenyan born in the Eastern province, Makueni County of Kenya. I grew up and lived in rural Kenya until after high school when I joined a Bible college in Kijabe,Kenya, and later came to serve in Nairobi with Africa Inland Church– Milimani.

Tell us a little bit about your family life now.

I was born in a family of ten. Both my parents who are Christians are alive and serving in various capacities in the church. I have four brothers, two of who have passed on to be with the Lord. My five sisters are all alive and married. My parents are farmers and my father is serving the church as a lay clergy. I am married to Lilian and blessed with two children, Caleb Muuo (9) Joy Mueni (7). I have been married to Lilian for the last eleven years and we are keeping well in the Lord. Our children are both going to school. Lilian and I both serve at A.I.C. Milimani Church.

How would you define world Christianity and how did you develop an interest in this subject?

Christianity has undergone a paradigm shift. New trends are emerging in world Christianity that ministers of the gospel need to be familiar with. World Christianity explores the issues and realities that are facing the Christian faith worldwide. It seeks to place Christianity in the global perspective and see how the observed trends impact local and global Christianity. Read more »

Faculty Focus

Women Worth Fighting For

Dr. Elizabeth Ngewa received her MA from AIU and then went to California and earned her PhD in counselling from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena. Her topic was conflict resolution. Elizabeth is a Nigerian, married to Samuel, a Kenyan and they met in college in Canada. They have three grown daughters. Two are in medicine and one in pre-law. Elizabeth is the model of a modern African woman. A self-proclaimed “rebel”, she often found herself going against the grain in order to speak about women’s issues.

Elizabeth has done extensive research on the legal and cultural aspects affecting the role of women in marriage in Kenya. Her research took her to the rural areas, small towns and larger urban centres. Her findings showed that consistently the laws and the culture do not favour women. Both in government and in the church women are often regarded as possessions of equal value with the children.

Since the payment of dowry is still practiced, a woman is seen as a man’s purchase. She can be beaten by her husband and disinherited from the family if her husband dies, with no recourse. Even her children belong to her husband’s family. Read more »

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AIU pays a courtesy call to the Obasi-ikes

On 15th March 2014, a team from Africa International University (AIU) paid a courtesy call to our alumni Pastor Dr. Esther Obasi-ike and Pastor Prince Okechukwo Obasi-ike of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Pastor Dr. Obasi-ike graduated on 15th June 2013 with a doctorate in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena California (USA). She holds a Master of Arts in Missions from AIU, where she graduated in 2004. Pastor Prince Obasi-ike graduated with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies in 2007.

The Obasi-ikes arrived in Kenya in 1995 and set up RCCG Solution Center on Mbagathi Way. Since their arrival in Kenya, they have planted about 54 churches in Kenya,Uganda,Rwanda,Sudan,Burundi and Seychelles. Initially, Prince Obasi-ike was the coordinator of RGCG East Africa Region; currently he is the pastor in charge of Kenya,Uganda,Rwanda,Burundi, and DRC.

Dr. Esther is the president of Queen Esther Generation which gathers over 2000 women in a monthly outreach fondly tagged ‘the gathering of stars’. She is also the founder and Chief Executive of the Power in the World (Media Organization), Founder and Elected Chairperson to the Board of Directors of Maendeleo Savings and Esthers’ welfare group (this group assists to educate the less privileged in the Society). Read more »

Spotlight on Alumni

Pastor Jotham Munene

 

Pastor Munene joined Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) as a pastor in 2010. He has served in 3 assemblies – Valley Road, Thika Road and Woodley. His main calling is in training Christians in order to help them make an impact in the areas God has put them.

Currently he serves as the Deputy Senior Pastor of CITAM Valley Road. He also oversees the Family Ministry and Men’s Ministry .He holds a Master of arts in Biblical Studies from Africa International University, Nairobi.

He is married to Lydia Wanjiru and they are blessed with 2 daughters Keren and Tugi.

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We have launched the following new programmes:-

  1. Diploma in Management,
  2. Diploma in Human Resource Management
  3. Diploma in purchasing and Supplies
  4. Diploma in Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  5. Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
  6. Diploma in Community Health and Development
  7. Diploma inChristianMinistries
  8. Diploma in Psychology & Counseling
  9. Diploma in Education

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New Books at the AIU Library:

If God loves me, why does life hurt so much?

“A new way to live is available to us,” writes widely respected author and counsellor Larry Crabb, “a way that leads to a joy-filled encounter with Christ, to a life-arousing community with others, and to a powerful transformation of our interior worlds that makes us more like Jesus.”

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New.:

We have launched the following new programmes:-

  1. Diploma in Management,
  2. Diploma in Human Resource Management
  3. Diploma in purchasing and Supplies
  4. Diploma in Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
  5. Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
  6. Diploma in Community Health and Development
  7. Diploma inChristianMinistries
  8. Diploma in Psychology & Counseling
  9. Diploma in Education

To apply for any of these new programmes email pr@africainternational.edu or admissions@africainternational.edu or call us on +254 715 247540

 

Upcoming Events:

Still searching for the right university? Look no further!

Enroll for any of our wonderful programmes, MAY 2014 INTAKE is ongoing and with competitive housing available for new students. For more information about our exciting programmes do email pr@africainternational.edu or call us on +254 715 247 540 or +254 725 841 885