10 PhD students will be among over 5000 students who will be graduating during MKU 17th graduation ceremony on Friday at the MKU graduation pavilion in happy valley.
According to MKU Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Research Affair, Dr. Bibianne Waiganjo, a total of 5169 grandunds will be awarded certificates, diploma and conferred degrees during the event that will be presided over by MKU chancellor Prof. John Struthers.
The chief guest will be education minister Prof. George Magoha.
Dr Waiganjo said 119 graduands will be conferred with masters degrees while 3844 will be awarded bachelors degrees.
In total 2738 are male while 2431 are female.
The school of education has a total of 2438 grandaunds followed by school of business and economics with 1175.
Meanwhile security officers have set up a 24hr security operation in Thika and its environs to ensure the graduation ceremony goes on smoothly.
The chairman of the graduation security committee, Thika East Assistant County Commissioner Onesmus Muriuki said his team will ensure the ceremony goes on as planned.
He said in order to manage the huge crowd expected for the graduation, there will be 10 sectors which will be manned by a security commander to ensure everyone enjoys the ceremony.
Event operation commander Michael Mwaura who is also Thika East Sub-County police commander said they will deploy enough officers to ensure security for all.
He urged motorists to ensure their vehicles are properly locked.