Ernest Oyieko Nyandwaro 
Anti-ADA control Unit 
Tel: +254 723 092 727 
International Certified Addiction Professional (Colombo)-ICAP11


Excessive abuse of alcohol and drugs depletes family finances, lead to lose of opportunities, time and increase the cost of health care, leads to violence and criminal activities and ultimately may lead to death .To curb the problem associated with drug and substance abuse, Kisii University has developed a “Work Place Policy on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 2015” that is a guideline to educate students and staff on the dangers on the abuse of alcohol and drugs.

In line with its mission and vision Kisii University is committed to an “Alcohol and Substance Abuse free work environment” as the guiding principle. The University endeavours to co-ordinate the prevention, early detection, mitigation and management of alcohol and substance abuse through education, advocacy, empowerment, enforcement and partnership for a productive workforce. With this Policy as a guide, the management, staff, students and stakeholders have the collective responsibility of addressing Alcohol and Substance Abuse issues within the University and beyond.

The university seeks to provide an enabling environment for the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge and intellectual growth of student. The University is further devoted to ensuring the safety, health and wellbeing of all employees and students in the workplaceby putting measures for student and staff to desist from abusing alcohol and drugs.

Individuals with alcohol or substance abuse problems shall continue receiving professional help through the Anti-Alcohol and Drug Abuse Unit (Anti-ADA Unit). However, the individual should voluntarily initiate such action himself/herself, though in extreme cases mandatory treatment and rehabilitation may be taken as need be. The Anti-ADA Unit provides counselling services by professionals who have wider experience in complexities of substance abuse.

The university work place policy on alcohol and substance abuse supports the Kenyan government/state law prohibiting illegal drug and substance abuse at work place and academic institutions. It will enable the university to safeguard the health ,welfare of her community through the programme that promote healthy lifestyle .It will help also the university in providing support systems that mitigate against the effect of alcohol and substance abuse . The policy will go a long way in fulfilling the government‘s mission of having a healthy and productive population that would participate fully in the county development agenda.

Lastly, the policy provides a frame work through which intervention may be availed to address various aspect of alcohol and substance abuse .It is my firm belief that this document will provide the information required to initiate and sustain ADA prevention and support programs in the university. 


Work place ADA policy-final.pdf

Upcoming Events


Kisii University Kericho Campus, through the office of Research and Extension is pleased to host Prof. Tumi Khumalo, Associate Professor of Psychology from North-West University in South Africa.

Prof. Khumalo will present a public lecture on the Principles of and Relevance of Positive Psychology in Africa which will be held on 25th March, 2017 at the Main Campus, Old Moot Court.

His research, in the broad field of Positive Psychology, focuses on measurement and psychometric properties, understanding and promoting youth well-being, as well as cross-cultural studies in Positive Psychology. He is also a co-editor of a research-informed South African teaching textbook on Positive Psychology entitled “Towards flourishing: Contextualizing positive psychology”.

In 2013, He joined Optentia Research Focus Area (NWU, VTC) as a researcher and Associate Professor. Currently he leads the Psycho-social well-being and communal thriving sub-programme in Optentia. Researchers in this subprogram are interested in value-adding research that focuses on understanding, measuring, and promoting psychosocial well-being among youth and adults in the various life domains. His students’ work focuses on cross-cultural adaptation of psychological conceptual and operational models, and quantitative correlational studies. The specific areas of interest include VIA strengths and virtues, meaning in life, eudaimonic well-being, basic psychological needs, as well as self-efficacy and hope.



No upcoming workshop





DATES -  20th-22nd  JUNE 2017


This year’s conference theme seeks to use a multidisciplinary approach in adressing reseach, innovations and Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). Research in university is geared towards adressing underlying problems and seeks solutions for these problems. Research  and innovation therefore is key to adressing the 17 actions for Sustainable development Goals(SDGs). This conference aims at bringing to the academia and general public the various research activities and innovations that have been undertaken/developed by various researchers, in achieving the SDGs and therefore improving the quality of lives of communities. 

A call is now made for abstracts for paper/poster presentation for following Sub-themes.The abstract should not be more than 300 words and in Times Roman font 12

  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Heritage and arts
  • Science and Technology
  • Trends and Changes in Agriculture
  • ICT and Innovations
  • Law,Politics and Human Rights
  • Climate Change
  • Gender issues
  • Socio-Economics, entrepreneurship
  • Health
  • Governance , democracy, citizen participation and civil rights
  • Foreign policy and international relations
  • Research, Innovations and Partnership
  • Sustainable Tourism


  • 3rd  April  2017.  Deadline for abstract submission
  • 10th   April  2017.   Communication of Accepted Abstracts
  • 3st May 2017. Deadline for submission of full papers
  •  20th – 22nd  June  2017.  Conference 
  •  27th September 2017.  Release of Book of Abstracts.
  • 11th  November 2017 Release of Conference Proceedings.
  • East Africa students:                Kshs  5000
  • East Africa Participants            Kshs  8,000                 
  • International:  students             USD   100
  • International Participants:         USD   200

To be  paid to:

  • Bank:                                 Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Branch:                              Kisii Town
  • Account Title:                     Kisii University – Attention Conference 2017
  • Account No:                       1151310557
  • Bank Swift Code:                KCBLKENX

The abstracts to be e-mailed to both: /

Not later than 3rd   April 2017

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