Mr. Patrick Menya
Head of Department
Welcome to the Department of Computing and Informatics page! This website
provides an overview of the academic programs and details of activities in our department. We
hope that whether you are a prospective undergraduate, graduate student, a worker in industry, or a
visitor, you will find this website informative.
We hold the principal responsibility for all ICT-related projects of the Polytechnic. We are mainly
in charge of systems, data, and network administration as well as computer laboratory
We guide the Polytechnic in matters technology decision-making through effective ICT
governance (ICT Policy) to ensure consistency with latest technologies.
In addition to the administrative functions, we also provide level 1 end- user technical support to
staff and students in the Polytechnic.
Establishing industrial linkages and collaborations has significantly become an important agenda
in our department. We have existing linkages with the following organisations.
o Cisco Systems: We are a Cisco Networking Academy offering Cisco Networking Curriculum
o Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd: We are a Huawei Authorized Information and Network
o Oracle Corporation: We are an Oracle Academy authorised to offer Oracle Academy
o International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) Foundation: We have an existing
collaboration with ICDL Foundation, the world's leading computer skills certification body
Our training methodology is now geared towards Competence Based Education and Training
(CBET). In the delivery of training our trainers are now focusing more on what the trainee should
be able to do at the end of every learning experience
o Diploma in Information Communication Technology examined by KNEC
o Diploma in Information Communication Technology examined by KASNEB
o Certificate in Information Communication Technology examined by KNEC
o Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
o Certificate in Computer Maintenance & Networking
o Certificate in Computer Applications
International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)
o Certificate In Programming
Proposed New Programs
o Huawei Certified Network Associate (HCNA)
o Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
o We have installed a Fibre optic Internet connection delivering a bandwidth of 100mbps to
enhance research for both staff and students: coming from a renowned Internet Service
Provider (LIQUID TELECOM)
o We have commissioned a Management Information System (MIS) with modules for
automating functions in departments such as registry, examinations, procurement, accounts,
library, restaurant, etc.
o We have enhanced our communication channels by establishing an E-Mail System, Website
System, Students’ Portal, SMS Portal and a Polytechnic Mobile App.
o Currently we have eight (8) ICT training laboratories equipped with over 200 Intel Core i3
o We have introduced SMART Board Technology that is helping trainers in inspiring classroom
I feel greatly honoured to be Head of a Department with highly motivated and dedicated
personnel prepared to go the extra mile. We remain true to the vision on which the department
was founded and in the process add value to our stakeholders and society in general in line
with our quality policy