Dr Kennedy Mochabo undertook his undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and graduated in 1998. In 2000, he was awarded a University of Nairobi scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics and successfully completed this 2004. Courtesy of a Government of Japan scholarship, he attended Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan; based at the National Research Centre for Protozoan Diseases, he obtained a PhD degree in Molecular Epidemiology in 2014.
Kennedy has been a lecturer of Veterinary Public Health, Epidemiology and Economics at Egerton University, Kenya (where he is currently pursuing a MBA on a part-time basis); a Research Scientist and Acting Head of Epidemiology, Environment and Socio-economics Division at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization; and has worked briefly for an international NGO as a Programmes Support Officer for European Union-funded projects where he was primarily involved in monitoring, evaluation and ensuring internal reporting to the donors.
He has attended a number of local and international conferences; attended various workshops on scholarly publishing and train-the-trainer on scientific writing; has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals; and he has examined six MSc theses as an External Examiner of the University of Nairobi. I addition, Kennedy is a reviewer for the National Research Funded Projects of Kenya and a collaborator in one funded project.
A strong team player with exceptional logistics and organisational skills, Kennedy is versatile, dynamic and able to work under pressure to deliver results; a self-starter who is able to prioritise tasks, Kennedy can produce high quality work with minimum or no supervision.