Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration-and-Finance Designate


Rv Dr Leo Simon Mwenda


Rev. Dr. Leo S.I Mwenda, OP


He was born in the Catholic Diocese of Meru where he did his basic education programs. Now, a Dominican priest belonging to the Dominican Vicariate of Eastern Africa (VEA). he holds a Diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University of Kenya, BA in Philosophy from Urbaniana Pontifical University, STB from Tangaza University College – CUEA, MA in Theology from Duquesne University – USA, STL and Research Master from KULeuven – Belgium, and Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Before joining the Order of Preachers, He began his work experience as a computer technician at Abonyahi Traders and Services Company, and a teacher of computer and mathematics at Kajiado Hill Girls Secondary school. He made his first vows as a Dominican Friar in the year 2006 and ordained a priest in the year 2014 after the first degree cycles in Philosophy and Theology. As a Dominican he began ministry as secretary to the Vicar provincial and Property Administrator. He was then posted to St. Catherine of Siena Parish – Kitisuru, where he worked as Assistant parish priest and assisting chaplain at the University of Nairobi – Lower Kabete Campus.


After his graduate studies, he has taught theology at the Jesuit School of Theology – Hekima (Nairobi) and the Dominican International University. His research concentration is in the areas of Ecclesiology and Development of Christian Doctrine, where he has published. He is also experienced in the areas of general and economic administration, having worked for many years as an economic administrator for the Dominican VEA, and Director of University Services at Tangaza University College.


  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Kenya Yr: Aug 2017 - 2021 Sacred Theology Doctorate (STD) – Dogmatic (Summa cum Laude)
  • KU Leuven - Belgium Yr: 2015 – June 2017 STL and Research Master in advanced Studies of Theology and RS (Systematics)
  • Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) Yr: 2013 Award: Master in Theology
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa – TUC Yr: 2009 – 2013 Award: Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (BA- equivalent)
  • Urbaniana Pontifical University - CIP Yr: 2006 – 2009. Award: BA – Philosophy.
  • The Kenya Polytechnic University College: Yr: Dec: 2000 - 2002. Award: Diploma – Computer Science