Prof. P. Ndirangu Kioni is serving as the first Vice-Chancellor of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) following its upgrading to a fully fledged university by award of Charter on 14th December 2012. He was at Cambridge University, England, where he got a Doctor of Philosophy degree, in 1994. He took his undergraduate studies at the University of Nairobi (UoN), where he obtained First Class honours, Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1988, along the way winning the General Motors Prize for the top student, a position he had maintained every year throughout the programme. After leaving UoN, he worked as a Plant Engineer at Unilever Kenya Limited, formerly East Africa Industries Ltd, where he obtained his first experiential training in engineering before proceeding for further studies in 1990. He attended Alliance High School for his A-level education where he took Math, Further Math, Chemistry and Physics as principal subjects and got nationally outstanding results which earned him the famed Gandhi Nidhi Smarak Award which, in the year, was given to the five best students in the country.