|This article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2008)|
|Motto in English||Education in Biblical Perspective|
|Religious affiliation||Christian based|
|Chancellor||Daniel arap Moi, Retired second president of the republic of Kenya|
|Provost||Prof. Jacob Kibor (2012)|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Jones Kaleli, PHD|
|Dean||Dr. Moses Alela, Dean of students|
|Location||Nakuru, Rift valley, Kenya
|Campus||Main Campus (Kabarak), Nakuri Town Campus (Giddo Plaza), Nairobi Campus (Transnational Plaza), Eldoret campus (in affiliation with Alphax college, Eldoret)|
|Sports||Soccer (men & Ladies), Swimming (man & ladies), volleyball (men & ladies), track events, athletics, rudby, darts, pool, table tennis, lawn tennis, badminton, scrabble, chess, Hockey (men & ladies)|
Kabarak University is a purpose-built Christian based university on a 600-acre (240 ha) farm located 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Nakuru, Kenya (the fourth largest city in Kenya), on the Nakuru–Eldama Ravine road in Kenya's Rift Valley. The campus features an outdoor swimming pool, sports areas, tree-shaded lawns and residential facilities for over 1,000 students. The university also operates a Town Campus in Nakuru, conveniently situated close to the commercial center of the town.
The university was founded by the former President of the Republic of Kenya and the Chancellor of the University, his Excellency Daniel T. arap Moi, who wanted to set up a reputable Christian, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology university. The current Vice-Chancellor of the University is Professor Dankit Nassiuma. The University opened its doors to the new students in September 2002.
The University operated under a Letter of Interim Authority granted by the Kenya Government. The Letter of Interim Authority was presented to the University by the Commission for Higher Education of Kenya, on 16 October 2001, therefore allowing the institution to award degrees. On 16 May, 2008 the university was awarded charter by H.E Mwai Kibaki.
The following courses have been offered in three Academic Schools.
- Bridging Courses (English, Biology and Mathematics)
- Certificate in Web Design and Administration
- Certificate in Networking and System Administration
- Certificate in Computer Programming
- Certificate in Disaster Management
- Certificate in Chaplaincy
- Diploma in Community Development, Project Planning & Management
- Diploma in Eco-Tourism & Hospital Management
- Diploma in Clinical Medicine
- Diploma in Computer Applications
- Diploma in Computer Science
- Diploma in Hotel & Catering Management
- Diploma in Business Administration
- Diploma in Information Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication and Information Technology
- Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management
- Bachelor of Commerce in Finance
- Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
- Bachelor of Science (Information Technology)
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Science (Botany and Zoology)
- Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
- Bachelor of Science (Physics)
- Bachelor of Business Management & Information Technology
- Bachelor of Science (Economic and Mathematics)
- Bachelor of Science (Economics)
- Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Technology
- Bachelor of Purchasing & Supply Management
- Bachelor of Science (Water & Environmental Engineering)
- Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Education (Science)
- Bachelor of Education (Arts)
- Bachelor of Theology (Theology)
- Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
- Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)
- Bachelor of Economics
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
- Doctorate in Theology
The University has approximately 3000 students drawn from all over Kenya and the east African region§. Students actively participate in co-curriculum activities and the institution hosts a number of social clubs. Examples are:
- Aiesec Kabarak
- Kabarak Crisis Intervention and counsellors Association (KACICA)
- Rotaract Club – Kabarak University
- Christian Union
- Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
- I Choose Life – ICL
- Foster National Cohesion (FONACON)
- Drama Club
- Kenya Model United Nations – KABARAK CHAPTER (KMUN)
- Kabarak University Journalism Association of Clarisson
- Kenya Red Cross Society KABARAK CHAPTER
- Vision 2030 Kabarak chapter
In sports and games, Kabarak Students actively participate in rugby, football, tennis, hockey, badminton, basketball and swimming.
The student government, which is known as Kabarak University Student Organization (KUSO), is the key organ representing student interests.
Fraternities and Sororities
The university is not known to have any fraternity nor sorority groups.
World Conference of Friends 2012
The largest worldwide conference of Friends since 1967 came together from 17–25 April 2012 in Kenya. The theme was "Being Salt and Light – Friends living the Kingdom of God in a broken world". One thousand Friends gathered on the campus of Kabarak University, near Nakuru, Kenya. They came from many parts of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and North America. The conference was organised by the FWCC (Friends World Committee for Consultation).
Retired President Moi lost a part of his Kabarak University in a landmark court ruling. Mr Moi was ordered to surrender 100 acres (40 ha) to a neighbouring rancher, Mr Malcolm Bell. He was ordered by the Court of Appeal to surrender the farm within six months. This was a reversal of a High Court decision giving the land to Moi High School Kabarak, which is sponsored by the former president. The living quarters for Kabarak University lecturers and Kabarak High School teachers are located on part of the disputed farm.Part of the farm is also used for growing hay. The university and Moi High School Kabarak, which was developed during Mr Moi's 24 years in power, were some of his pet projects. If he did not comply with the orders, he could face eviction. Judgment was delivered in Nakuru by Lady Justice Martha Koome and Lady Justice Hannah Okwengu. Mr Justice Muga Apondi had allowed the school to continue occupying the land, saying that it had acquired a title deed by adverse possession. According to that system, if people occupy a piece of land for more than 12 years without the owner's permission, then they become the owner. Mr Bell sued the retired president in 2003, arguing he could not have done it earlier because he enjoyed immunity. Later, the Board of Governors of Kabarak asked to be enjoined in the case, arguing that the institution had adverse possession of the land. Mr Justice Apondi agreed and threw out Mr Bell's case in 2006. On Thursday, the judges said there was nothing like Board of Governors at Moi High School Kabarak since it was a private institution. Only public schools are managed by boards. “We cannot have a Board of Governors in a private school and Mr Moi denied ownership of the school yet evidence in court shows that he is part and parcel of it,” said Judge Koome who read the judgement. She said the school principal, Dr Henry Kiplagat, who swore an affidavit on behalf of the school, refused to disclose its owner.
- Macharia, Wanjriu (9 August 2012). "Moi loses chunk of Kabarak University" (in English). Nation Media group. Retrieved 2012-08-17.