Meet Mercy Kivali Nduku

In it's 9 floors it houses; Offices, lecture rooms, a hall, Pharmacy, University Clinic and a Dental unit.
Upon it's completion in 2013, the University organized a Naming Competition giving a chance to students to name it. It would later be known as Chancellor's Tower - CT , courtesy of Mercy Kivali Nduku- a freshman [then] pursuing a Bachelor in Pharmacy whon won the competition.

In a ceremony which was held later, MKU founder Prof. Simon Gicharu presented a dummy cheque of Ksh 100,000 to Mercy Kivali Nduku who won the Competition. 2nd runner's up and 3rd runner's up were also awarded in the same event.

An alumni of Alliance Girls- Mercy Nduku Kivali is a first born in her family which resides in Kyamatu, Kitui county . She joined Mount Kenya University (2013-2017) to pursue her Bachelor's in Pharmacy and is currently on attachment at Machakos Level 5 Hospital. She served Kamba Association as Chairlady [ 2014/2015 ].

She enjoys traveling , reading and watching gymkhana drift races. Most importantly , she believes in God over everything!

When you first meet her, she comes out as a warm, regal, confident lady who possesses inimitable wit and vision and an indomitable spirit.

Qualities which have been put to work during her study in the University and now at her work place. As the raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens, so is Pharmacy and Politics to Mercy Kivali. Practicals, outreach programs and heavy coursework, Pharmacy is no easy journey. So how did she manage? "Very simple , do what you love and love what you do" she responds.

How does she handle the hurdles in her career and life?
"Everyday is a learning day. The challenges I face keep me on my toes. Striving- each day, to be the most resourceful Pharmacist and leader I can ever be"

She admires the works of Dr. Sylvia Opanga whose contribution whom she looks up to. Hon.Nimrod Mbai [ Mp Kitui East] , Hon. Alex Nganga and Hon. Kivali Musyoka [ Kitui County MCA's ] inspire her political steps.

As a freshman she had the honor of naming a building in the University. How does she feel about it? " It's a humbling experience that I'll never forget" she posits. It's a high point in her University life that will remain seared into her memory.

" I appreciate MKU founder Prof. Simon Gicharu for giving us an opportunity to access quality and affordable education at Mount Kenya University. This has given many of us a chance to grow, from academia, to talent development, to leadership and career development. Thank you"

From Chancellor's Tower, the Pharmacist and coffee lover is aiming even higher.

The future is women empowerment. She is not waiting for it, she is making strides in leadership, in her career with a touch of style.

Mercy Kivali has found purpose in Maya Angelou's admonition "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

"Do what you love, and love what you do" she concludes.