About The Interactive Research Hub (IRUB)

IRUB seeks to demystify academic research by changing the hitherto narrative that, it is so complex that only few scholars can timely complete their research projects/dissertations/theses. It also seeks to instill research knowledge and expertise in postgraduate candidates such that they will no longer find the necessity to outsource pertinent services; rather, they will appreciate research not only for graduating purposes but for its practicability as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet our Team

Gichuke Raphael - Consultant & Managing Director

Raphael has vast experience in academic research that spans more than 10 years. He has assisted an estimated 500 postgraduate candidates to successfully work on their research projects, dissertations and/or theses in Kenya and internationally. The consultant has also facilitated the publication of hundreds of articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals as well as the preparation of papers for presentation in numerous conferences and seminars. The fact that he has mastered the art of research across an array of disciplines ranging from social sciences to technical disciplines to pure sciences, is a feat many research consultants find explicably difficult to match. The foregoing is reinforced by the researcher's acquisition of research qualifications at the postgraduate level. Besides the documented expertise, experience and competence in the overall research, Raphael has an MBA in Strategic Management and an MSc in Research Methods and is presently finalizing his PhD (BM - Strategic Management). He is also the founding Chair of the Spectrum Africa Organization, an NGO whose thematic scope encompasses vulnerable children, youth empowerment, SGBV and homeless families.

Prof Daniel George Ngugi - Lead Consultant

Professor Daniel Ngugi holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and a master in Statistics both from the University of Georgia in the USA. He teaches economics at Minot State University, in Minot, North Dakota, USA, where he is also the coordinator of the program. His scholarly interests are diverse; he conducts research, and has published widely in the areas of managerial and business economics; public finance; environmental economics; learning in higher education; and technology adoption. He has mentored many students both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Western Economics Association International among other professional organizations. Prof Ngugi has chaired many university research defence committees in the United States.

Dr. Robert Mugo Karungu - Consultant

Dr. Robert Mugo is a lecturer at the Department of Accounting, Finance and Management Science, Faculty of Commerce at Egerton University, Kenya. He holds a PhD in Business Administration specializing in Finance from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a bias on Securities Markets research. He holds Master of Business Administration (Finance Option) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degrees both from Egerton University. Dr. Mugo is a practising member of the Institute of Certified Investments and Financial Analysts (ICIFA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). At ICIFA, he has served for two terms on the education and research committee. He has guided several students in research both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has published over 26 articles in peer-reviewed journals with prospects of even publishing more. He is a mentor to many students particularly in the fields of Accounting and Finance. Dr. Mugo is a resource person for the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Kenya where he has participated in training university students on matters of capital markets. He is a resource consultant at the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries Examination Board (KASNEB). He has previously engaged in training Secondary School Heads on personal financial management.

Dr. Oloo Magadi - Consultant

Dr. Oloo Magadi is presently a lecturer at Kabarak University in the School of Business and Economics. Besides his lecturing duties, he is the postgraduate coordinator at the same university. He has vast lecturing experience in the fields of accounting and finance dating back to 2005. He has published widely in the aforementioned fields in peer-reviewed international journals and presented relevant papers at various conferences. Moreover, he has successfully supervised postgraduate students in their research. His acumen in research is further demonstrated by his chairing of panels during the presentation of research work by postgraduate candidates at Kabarak University. Dr. Oloo holds a PhD in Business Administration (Finance Option) from Kabarak University. He also has a Master of Business Administration (Finance Option) degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He is also a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) degree from Kabarak University. Professionally, Dr. Oloo is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) as well as a Certified Investment and Financial Analyst (CIFA-K).

Dr. Lucy Wangechi Mureithi - Consultant

Dr. Lucy is a lecturer at Laikipia University, Kenya where she not only teaches counseling and psychology, but also continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of scholars and researchers. She is a highly accomplished professional with a passion for consultancy in research writing. With a strong background in social sciences, she has dedicated her career to the pursuit of knowledge and making a positive impact in academia and society at large. As a seasoned lecturer in psychology, Lucy has honed her expertise in teaching and research spanning 12 years. She has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of social sciences. Lucy's research interests focus on critical issues such as drugs and substance use, HIV/AIDS, and counselling. Her commitment to generating knowledge and advancing the understanding of these thematic areas is reflected in the numerous academic papers and journal articles that she has hitherto published. Her dedication to nurturing young minds and fostering an environment of intellectual growth has left a lasting impact on her students and colleagues as well. Dr. Lucy's unwavering commitment to excellence, passion for research, and dedication to the field of social sciences make her a distinguished scholar, educator, and consultant. Through her work, she continues to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the betterment of society.