HoD Kiswahili: Prof. Iribe Mwangi
Prof. Iribe Mwangi has been appointed the new Chairman of the Department of Kiswahili. The appointment took effect on August 4, 2016. He replaces the founding Chairman Prof. John Habwe who is a renown prolific writer and whose two-term period had expired. Before being appointed the Chairman of the new Department of Kiswahili, Prof. Habwe was the Chairman of the larger Department of Linguistics and Languages where Kiswahili was housed. During the handing over, Prof. Iribe hailed the outgoing Chairman for his work of starting the department from the scratch. He promised to continue with Prof. Habwe's good work and stated that the department would henceforth be more research oriented since most of the teething problems had been delt with. Prof. Iribe is an able researcher with over 50 publications to his name and numerous presentations locally and abroad.