Olive Mugenda

Who is Olive Mugenda?

Olive Mugenda is a Nairobi-based Kenyan academic, researcher, and academic administrator.  Olive Mugenda served as Kenyatta University’s Vice Chancellor until March 20, 2016. Furthermore, the 63-year-old researcher began his tenure in 2006.

Olive Mwihaki Mugenda’s full birth name is Olive Mwihaki Mugenda.

Olive Mugenda- Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

Abel Gitau Mugenda’s wife was born in Kenya in 1956.

We don’t know anything about her parents or siblings.

She attended the University of Nairobi after graduating from high school.

The researcher holds a Bachelor of Education degree.

Olive later became a lecturer at the college. In fact, the professor received first-class honors.

She also received a scholarship to Iowa State University to pursue her master’s and doctorate degrees.

Mugenda also earned a Master of Science degree in family studies in 1983.

Olive also earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Iowa State University in 1988.

The professor later earned a Master of Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute.

Net Worth of Olive Mugenda? Salary, Earning

Olive Mugenda’s Net Worth is Unknown.

Facts of Olive Mugenda

Real Full Birth Name Olive Mwihaki Mugenda.
Nick name Olive.
Profession Academic, Researcher and Academic Administrator.
Famous for Being the first woman who became the Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University.
Age (As of 2018) 63 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday 1956.
Birthplace/Hometown Kenya.
Nationality Kenyan.
Gender Female.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign) Not available.
Ethnicity Kenyan.
Religion Christianity.
Current Residence Nairobi, Kenya.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall) Feet & Inches: 5′ 8″.
Centimeters: 174 cm.
Meters: 1.74 m.
Weight Kilograms: 78 Kg.
Pounds: 171 lbs.
Bra Size 36B.
Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips) 35-34-38.
Shoe Size (US) 8.
Tattoo details? Will Update.
Eye Color Dark Brown.
Hair Color Black.
Parents Father: Name not available.
Siblings Not found.
Famous Relatives Grandparents:
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status Married.
Dating History? Not available.
Boyfriend None.
Husband/Spouse Name Abel Gitau Mugenda.
Son 1. Angela Wambu.
2. Lynda Wambui.
Daughter 1. Albert Gitau.
2. Christopher Nyoike.
Highest Qualification Doctor of Philosophy.
School High School.
College/ University 1. Iowa State University.
2. The University of Nairobi.
3. Eastern and Southern African Management Institute.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite Celebrities Actor: Will Smith.
Actress: Sandra Bullock.
Dream Holiday Destination Switzerland.
Favorite Color Red.
Love to do Reading.
Favorite Food Continental Food.
Net worth (approx.) Under Revision (As of 2018).
Annual Income & Earnings Under Review.
Contact Details
Office Address Not Known
Home Details Will Update.
Mobile or Phone Number N.A.
Email Address Not found.
Official Website None.

Olive Mugenda- Relationship, Married life, Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Mugenda was Abel Mugenda‘s wife. He was also a university professor.

Abel died on the 5th of January 2019 after a brief illness.

President Uhuru Kenyatta praised Professor Abel Gitau Mugenda for his efforts.

The President of Kenya also praised him for his achievements as a scholar.

Abel also made numerous significant contributions to education.

Olive and her late husband had four children together as well.

Angela Wambu and Lynda Wambui are their daughters’ names.

Olive and Abel have two sons, Albert Gitau and Christopher Nyoike.

Body Measurement- Height, Weight, Hair Color

Oliva stands 5′ 8″ tall in feet and inches. (174 cm,1.74 m)

She weighs 78 kg(171 lbs). The Body measurements are 35-34-38 (breast-waist-hips).

She has Dark brown eye color and Black hair color.

Olive Mugenda- Professional Career

She was the first woman to lead a public university in Africa’s Great Lakes region.

Olive began her teaching career at Kenyatta University in 1981.

She was also promoted from Lecturer to Head of Department.

Mugenda was also appointed as the university’s Dean of Faculty.

Olive specialized in education for women, home economics, statistics, and research methodology.

She and her family also reside in Nairobi, Kenya.

In October 2013, the professor was elected Chairperson of the Association of Commonwealth Universities’ Council.

Kenya’s president also appointed her to the judicial service commission, along with two others.

Olive Mugenda
Olive Mugenda in a program. Source: HapaKenya

Social Media

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Quick Facts of Olive Mugenda

  • Olive is a Kenyan Academic, Researcher, and Academic Administrator from Nairobi, Kenya.
  • She remained the Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University until 20 March 2016.
  • The 63-year-old researcher joined the post in 2006.
  • She became the first lady to lead a public university in the African Great Lakes area.
  • She started her career as a teacher at Kenyatta University in 1981.
  • Olive was the wife of Abel Mugenda.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta applauded Professor Abel Gitau Mugenda for his work.
  • Abel Gitau Mugenda’s spouse was born in 1956 in Kenya.
  • Mugenda’s age is 63 years old.
  • Famous for Being the first woman who became the Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University.