Business Studies

The Business Studies Department is one of the 10 academic departments in The Kisumu National Polytechnic. The average student population in the department is 800 every semester. Given the physical infrastructure it has, the unit can accommodate over 1500 students every session.

The Departmental Quality Objectives are:

  • To ensure 100% syllabus coverage within the scheduled time
  • To hold at least a termly meeting between students and staff to discuss issues affecting the department
  • To improve performance of students in external examinations by increasing the pass rate from 65% to 75% by 30 June 2017

To achieve these objectives the department has embarked on an elaborate programme to professionalize itself by offering students specialized modules and accounting packages alongside their primary courses.


The department of Business Studies offers a wide variety of courses both at academic and professional levels. They include:

Certificate Level

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Secretarial Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Secretarial Single and Group

Diploma Level

  • Accountancy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Secretarial Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Road Transport Management

Higher Diploma Courses

  • Secretarial Management
  • Human Resource Management

Professional Courses (KASNEB)

  • ATD 1,2,3
  • CPA Sec 1,2,3,4,
  • Diploma in Credit Management
  • APS – K
  • CPSP – K

Internal Certification

  • QuickBooks
  • French as a foreign language

Business Studies has also managed to offer accounting packages to students alongside their normal courses in addition to a Mentorship Programme ongoing within the department.

The department offers evening and weekend classes for all the listed courses.


The institution constituted the department in 1988 with two courses, CPA and ACNC with five lecturers. Today Business Studies has 31 highly qualified lecturers, 27 of whom are TSC staff while four are Polytechnic Council staff. We have 21 Masters Degree holders in various areas of specialization while six staff members are undertaking their PhD in local universities.


  Name Qualifications Specialization Responsibilities
1 Wilfred Owalla ·         Bachelors – B.Com (Accounting) KCA University

·         Masters – MBA (Finance) Kenyatta University

·         Doctorate – Maseno University (ongoing)


Senior Lecturer, Financial Accountant ·         Head of Department

·         Senior Lecturer in Accounting

2 Moses Otieno Bachelors – Busoga University


Lecturer in Supply Chain Management ·         Deputy Head of Department

·         Lecturer

3 Charles Samson Mboi ·         Bachelors – B.Com (Dr B.A. Marathwada University, India).

·         Masters – MBA (Finance), UoN

·         Doctorate – JKUAT (Finance)


Deputy HoD and Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
4 Samuel Asiago ·         Bachelors – Maseno University

·         Masters – Kisii University


Lecturer in Economics
5 Leo Onyango Miswa ·         Diploma – Maseno University

·         Bachelors – Maseno University

·         Masters – Maseno University


Lecturer in Finance
6 Nyawade Pius ·         Bachelors – B.Com (Accounting), KCA University

·         Masters  – MBA (Finance), UoN


Attachment officer in Business Department and lecturer in Accounting and Finance
7 Patrick Nyakeyo ·         Bachelors – Marathwada University

·         Masters – Marathwada University


Lecturer in Law
8 Oro Barack ·         Bachelors – Egerton University.

·         Masters – Maseno University

·         Doctorate – Kisii University


9 Peter Ochieng Otieno ·         Bachelors – Kenyatta University

·         Masters – Kenyatta University


Lecturer in Marketing
10 Steve Ouko ·         Bachelors – CUEA

·         Masters – JOOST


11 Omondi Daniel ·         Bachelors – Moi University

·         Masters – UoN


Lecturer in Accounting
12 Achieng Tom Lecturer in Management Lecturer and QMS coordinator
13 Anthony Maangi Lecturer in Economics Lecturer

Performance contract coordinator

14 Bondo John Lecturer in Banking/Finance Lecturer
15 Clements Oyambu Lecturer in Finance/Management Lecturer
16 Gladys Ojwang Lecturer in Secretarial Studies Lecturer
17 James .O. Majiwa Lecturer in Economics Lecturer
18 Jared O.Hasea Lecturer in Accounting Lecturer
19 Kipyegon Daniel Lecturer in Marketing Lecturer
20 Meshack Aseno Lecturer in Human Resource Management Lecturer
21 B. Sagero Lecturer in Secretarial Studies Lecturer
22 Miriam Nyabwanda Lecturer in Secretarial Studies Lecturer
23 Norman Nyabwanda Lecturer in Finance Lecturer
24 Onyango A  Ouma Lecturer in Economics/Quantitative Methods In- Charge – Timetable


25 Oscar Jonyo Lecturer in Law Lecturer
26 S. Okoth Lecturer in Accounting/Management Lecturer
27 Philemon Maina Lecturer in Marketing Lecturer
28 Ruth Owuor Lecturer in Secretarial Studies In-Charge –  Guidance And Counselling


29 Sospeter Odhiambo Lecturer in Human Resource Management Lecturer
30 Thomas O Nyang’or Lecturer in Accounting Lecturer
31 Wycliffe Omondi Lecturer in Supply Chain Management In –charge ISO

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