Dr. Paul Abuonji (PhD)


Head of ICT

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Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Information Technology Security and Audit (2019).
  • MSc in Information Technology Security and Audit (2014).
  • Master of Business Administration –Strategic Management (2011).
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – MMUST (2007)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Computer Society of Kenya


Paul Abuonji is currently the Head of ICT at KCA University where he is tasked with the responsibility of spearheading a deliberately conceived, carefully monitored digital transformation agenda aimed at improving service delivery, cost-cutting, and reengineering the University’s business processes to meet the current fast-paced industry and clients demands without jeopardizing the security of systems and data.

Previously I was the Associate Director of ICT and Lecturer at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. I hold a PhD in Information Technology Security and Audit form JOOUST; a Master of Science in Information Technology Security and Audit from JOOUST, a Master of Business Administration- specializing in Strategic Management, from Maseno University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. I was also the Head of ICT Security, where I designed, implemented, monitored and audited the ICT security systems of the university. Besides, I was the Lead Champion for ISO 27001:2013- ISMS certification standard in the University and the Project Manager for the implementation a fully integrated, web-based ERP system at the University.

Prior to my appointment and JOOUST, I was a Lecturer at the Great Lakes University of Kisumu where I was also the Head of the Department of Information Technology and ICT Manager. I successfully developed teaching curricula for BSc. Information Technology, Diploma in Information Technology and Certificate in Information Technology and effectively established the department of IT in Great Lakes University which I headed for about four years before resigning to take up a job at JOOUST.

Latest Achievement in Technology: Developed and implemented a novel ICT security model called “Stratified Cyber Security Vigilance (SCSV) Model”, effectively tested it and successfully implemented it to secure the University’s ICT infrastructure.

Selected Publications: Books, Refereed publications & Non Refereed publications

Poject Done

  • “Implementing a Secure Messaging Solution using Enhanced Zimbra Collaboration Suite.”
  • “Experiential Computing as a Strategic Approach to Enhancing Efficiency in Learning Institutions in Kenya”

Conferences & Chapters

  • In 2019, presented a paper in the 2nd JOOUST International Scientific Conference: Machoka, F., Otieno, F., Liyala, S., Rodrigues, A. & Abuonji, P. (2019), Crowdfunding Mobile Money System. Conference proceedings, 2nd JOOUST International Scientific Conference.

Research Grants

  • In August 2020 together with two (2) others, jointly brought to the University a Grant of 70 high-end Dell servers, one T1600 juniper router and other networking equipment worth over Ksh. 50 million.
  • In January 2021 together with three (3) others, we won a research grant from Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) for Early Career Researcher (ECR) training.
  • In January 2021, I was part of a team that successfully bided for an Institutional Development grant from VLIR-OUS Belgium worth over Ksh. 600 million.


  • Thesis: “A Stratified Cyber Security Vigilance Model for a Corporate Information Technology Infrastructure.”
Dr. Paul Abuonji (PhD)
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