Zetech University Innovation Entrepreneurship and Technology Hub (iZET)

Zetech University, Main Campus, Off Thika Road - Ruiru
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Zetech Innovation Entrepreneurship and Technology Hub (iZET)

zetech university izetMr. Samuel Kinuthia is a skilled and competent IT professional with a proven track record in cloud computing, big data, cyber security, configuring LAN & WAN networks, security systems, systems administration, people’s management, Problem solving, user support and training. I have strong technical skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills, enabling him to interact with people of different caliber. His greatest passion in life is using technical know-how to grow and nurture talents..

Academic Back Ground Professional Certifications:

  • BSC applied computer Science- Kisii university,2013
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering- Alphax College,2006.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)Certified, July 2011 Cisco Systems.Cert no: (CSCO13428151) renewed in 2020
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate – CYBEROPS certificate of completion, august 2019 central agency for public mobilization and statistics(CAPMAS) Cairo, Egypt
  • Certified Network Security Specialist-CNSSCertificate of completion, June 2020 (InternationalCyber security Institute-UK), Credential No:18964801
  • CCNA Security certificate of completion, July 2020 Cisco open university, United Kingdom
  • IT Essentials certificate of completion, July 2018 Cisco open university, United Kingdom
  • CISCO Devnet Completed, January 2022 Cisco open university, United Kingdom
  • Huawei Certified ICT Associate-Cloud Computing Certified, September 2020 Huawei technologies LTD cert no: (1010080280805077631012)
  • Huawei Certified ICT Associate- Big Data certified, May 2020 Huawei technologies LTD cert no: (01010180144180803465323759)
  • Huawei Certified ICT Associate-Storage Certified,September 2020, (HCIA storage) Huawei technologies LTD cert no: (010100901441808062451409)
  • Huawei Certified ICT Professional- Routing &Switching certified, June 2019 (HCIP -R&S)Huawei technologies LTD cert no: (010200101441807638891413)
  • Huawei Certified ICT associate-Routing &Switching certified, June 2018 (HCIA R&S)Huawei technologies LTD cert no:(010100101557807238931421)
  • Huawei Certified ICT Associate-IOT, Certified,July 2020 Huawei technologies LTD cert no: (0101011901441808043051409)
  • Huawei Certified ICT Associate-Security Certified, July 2020 Huawei technologies LTD cert no: (010100301441808042971409)
  • Huawei Certified ICT Associate-Wlan,Certified,July 2020 Huawei technologies LTD cert no: (010101001441808043291409)
  • International Computer Digital literacy certified, July 2013 and recertified 2021 ICDL AFRICA S/N, ASC006456
  • Data analytics & AWS Security Fundamentals Certificate of completion,March 2020

Membership and Affiliations:

  • Member Huawei ICT talent eco-system development steering committee for sub-Sahara Africa from January 2019 to date
  • Member Internet Society of Kenya from December 2019 to date
  • Individual Member ICANN -At Large- Africa region (AFRALO) December 2021 to date
  • ICANN At-Large social media Working Group December 2021 to date
  • -Member Uasin Gishu ICT Association 2014-2015


  • ICANN 72 fellow - Participated in virtual fellowship in October 2021 ( https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/icann72-fellowship-participants-2021-07-06-en)
  • ICANN 74 fellow - Participated in ICANN74 Fellowship and Policy forum at the Hague, Netherlands in June 2022 ((https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/icann74- fellowship-participants-2022-02-10-en)

Publications and blogging:

  • Contributed in white paper titled: ICT talent cultivation for Kenya digital economy- published oct 2021((https://www-file.huawei.com/-/media/corporate/local-site/ke/pdf/ict-talent-cultivation-for-kenyas-digital-economy-whitepaper.pdf)
  • -Participated in blog write up titled- How Learning Is Staying ON for Kenya’s Zetech University during the Pandemic published by Huawei in April 2020(https://blog.huawei.com/2020/04/16/how-learning-is-staying-on-for-kenyas-zetech-university-during-the-pandemic/)

Awards and Honors:

  • Top 3 in the Global Intro to Cybersecurity Learn-A-Thon competition: Awarded in July 2022
  • Cisco Cybersecurity Champion for 2019 -Awarded April 2020 by Cisco Networking Academy
  • Outstanding Performance award- awarded in May 2019 in Shenzhen China by Huawei Technologies for producing best performance in Network track of Huawei Competition global finals
  • Honor Credential award-awarded in March 2019 in Johannesburg South Africa; best performance in Huawei competition sub- Sahara Africa
  • Best trainer award by Huawei for producing the top student nationally in Huawei ICT competition in 2018
  • Extra Mile Award by Zetech University in December 2018
  • Improved member of academic staff award by Alphax college in December 2010

Projects and Achievements:

  • Coordinated Presidential Digital Talent Program(Digitalent program) at Zetech University – August 2018 (generated revenue KSh 1 million from the project)
  • Lobbied for donation of networking equipment worth 5 million from Huawei technologies
  • Coordinated training for Kenya Prison program March 2016 to December 2020-over 600 inmates+prison warden trained & certified in basic IT skills


  • Ag. Administrator- IZET hub (Innovation Hub)-Feb 2022 to June 2022
  • Head Centre for Professional Certifications, Zetech University, March 2016 to date
  • Graduate assistant faculty of ICT and engineering,Zetech University, Oct 2015 to date
  • HOD ICT and Engineering Department Alphax college April 2014 to Oct 2015
  • Deputy HOD ICT and Engineering Department Alphax college January 2012 to march 2013
  • Trainer ICT and Engineering Department Alphax College January 2010 to December 2013
  • ICT support technician Alphax College January 2009 to December 2010

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Member innovation and ideas committee, Zetech University, July 2020 to date
  • Member of deans and examinations committee,Zetech University March 2016 December 2021
  • Member Covid-19 Response Committee, Zetech University May 2020 to date
  • Chairman Staff Welfare town campus Zetech University April 2019 to date
  • Google apps for education administrator, Alphax College January2014-Sep 2015
  • Member academic and marketing committee,Alphax College, January 2014-Sep 2015
  • Member of examination committee, Alphax College January 2010 to December 2013

Trainings and workshops:

  • Quality Assurance workshop by Kenya Universities Quality Assurance Network, April 2021
  • Effective People Management by Zetech University August 2020
  • ISO 9001:2015- Documentation course by SGS,Kenya July 2019
  • Participated in ICDL coordinators workshop,Kigali Rwanda, Oct 2019
  • Cisco Instructor professional development workshops, after every 3-months from 2016 to date
  • Participated in Huawei ICT talent eco-system development workshop in Johannesburg south Africa and Shenzhen China, March and May 2019 respectively

iZET partners

iZET has developed a number of partners as part of the innovation, technology and entrepreneurship journey

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