Our Brief History

Gretsa University is duly registered and accredited by the Commission for University Education and admitted its pioneer students in September 2006.

The university celebrated its first graduation ceremony in November 2010 which was graced by His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H., President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya (then Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance) as the guest of honour. We celebrated our 7th graduation ceremony in December 2016.

In pursuit of its vision of being a professional quality-driven institution, the university has continued to expand its facilities and develop new and relevant academic academic and professional programmes that are designed to meet the needs of the society. In this regard, the University has created a new Center for Consultancy, Research, Innovation and Linkages.(CRIL).

As the name implies, this is a center of excellence focused on four thematic areas namely Consultancy, Research, Innovations and Linkages.


This thematic area focuses on providing professional consultancy to both private and public sector both in East Africa and Globally. Our professional are multi-disciplinary and can handle any assignment in Business, Health, Tourism and Hospitality, Education ICT, Agriculture and a broad spectrum of disciplines. Our professional has vast experience in both private sector, public sector and also in academics.


Our professional researchers undertake both primary and applied research. Our primary research aims at expanding frontiers of knowledge while applied research focuses on providing solutions to identified business and societal problems. Our findings are published in an in-house journal, conference proceedings and/or in books which is then disseminated to other scholars and interested parties. We accept assignments both from businesses and public sector globally.


Our center is a hub of innovations both from our students and staff. Ideas are exchanged, screened and natured until they mature. Those found with commercial potential are developed and funded into real businesses.


This thematic area provides the linkages between the academic work and the outside world. Businesses get suggested solution to challenges facing them in their day-to-day management. We provide experiential training to help businesses solve their problems and hence facilitate their growth. Public sector challenges are addressed based on solutions identified.


To be a unique center of excellence in providing consultancy, research, innovative solutions and linkages with the industry.


To promote and maintain high standards of consultancy, research, innovations and linkages with the industry.

What We Believe In

The Center for Consultancy, Research, Innovation and Linkages (CRIL) at Gretsa University is guided by the seven core values of the University namely honesty, integrity, excellence, transparency, accountability, fairness and concern for others and the society we serve.


Gretsa University is located within Thika Town along Garissa Road. It is well served by a network of roads including the Nairobi-Thika superhighway and the major highways to the regions of Central, Eastern, Northern and North-Eastern Kenya.



Vice Chancellor
Prof. J. Kuria Thuo B.Com, MBA, PhD (Nairobi), CPA(K), CPS(K), Chartered Marketer.
Proffesor Bibi Academic Dean
Proffessor George Reche Director of Research
Dr Karenge Gacuuru Senior Lecturer