Director Town Campus


Director Town Campus

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Finance (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology)
  • Master of Business Administration – Finance (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology)
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Finance (KCA University)
  • Certified Financial Consultant (CFC)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Member – Institute of Financial Consultants, USA
  • Member – Development Finance Institute of Kenya


Dr. Ibrahim Tirimba Ondabu is a certified financial consultant and a holder of Ph.D. in Finance. He is currently serving as the Director for KCA University Town Campus and a senior lecturer of financial management. He is a reviewer for the Commission for University Education (CUE) and currently also serving as an external examiner for University of Embu, Adventist University of Africa and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. His research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, behavioral finance and development finance dynamics. He has remarkably done consultancies for the government of Somaliland and also Grohney and Company Associates. He has over 8 years of tertiary teaching and an editororial member of the Africa Development Finance Journal. He is a reviewer for the KCA Journal of Business & Management (Kenya), Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business Research (UK), Journal of Basic and Applied Research International (USA), British Journal of Economics, Management and Trade (UK), Issues in Business Management and Economics (UK) and the Asian journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics and Sociology (ENGLAND).

Research Interest

  • Financial management,
  • Financial Mathematics development finance,
  • Corporate theory and policy

Consultancies and Research

  • Government of Somaliland
  • Care International
  • Grohney & Co. Associates

Research Topics

  • Unlocking the power of government securities: how investing impacts pension funds in Kenya
  • Does personal traits impact financial inclusion?
  • Analysis of dispute resolution on fraud mitigation among public secondary schools in Kenya
  • Is fraud investigation as a fraud mitigator? Evidence from public secondary schools in Kenya
  • Impact of China’s foreign aid on developing countries
  • Influence of litigation support on fraud mitigation among Public secondary schools at Embu county in kenya
  • Integrated financial management information system and the quality of financial reports among government institutions in Kenya

Selected Publications: Books, Refereed publications & Non Refereed publications

1 – 15
16 – 30
31 -45

Conferences & Chapters

  • Effect of Macroeconomic Factors On Asset Pricing: Empirical Review of Financial Institutions in Africa_ Presented at the 1st International Research Conference at the University of North Texas in USA, 1-2nd April 2022
  • The Developmental Role of Foreign Aid and Loans on the Development of Developing Countries: Special Reference to the Role of China’s Aid & Loans to Kenya –Presented at the Istanbul Kent University in Turkey, 11-12th February 2020
  • Effect of Islamic Financial Literacy Training on the Financial Performance of Selected Islamic Banks in Kenya- Presented at the 1st Annual Development Finance Conference, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, October 24th-25th, 2019
  • Effect of Cost-Plus Financing on the Financial Performance of Selected Islamic Banks in Kenya- Presented at the 1st Annual International Conference On Education, Science and Social Sciences (AICESSS, 2019) at the Islamic University of Uganda, Kabojja, July 9-11, 2019
  • Challenges and Constraints Towards Rural Credit Access: Case of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya- Presented at the Sam Houston State University, Houston, Texas in United States, March 1-2, 2019
  • Effect of Online Tax System on Tax Compliance among Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises at Kangemi Harambee market in Kenya-Presented at the 1st Research and Innovation Conference at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi-Kenya, October 15-17, 2019.


  • Effect of Investment Incentives on Stock Market Performance: Survey of Firms Listed at Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya
Dr. Ibrahim Tirimba Ondabu
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