Strathmore University, Nairobi Kenya



  • Administration
  • Planning
  • Leadership


  • Dean Emeritus
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences. 
  • Full Professor of Ethics and History of Philosophy.

Education: Victorian University Manchester, School of Education, through University College, Nairobi (Now UON). She is a MA & PhD holder in Philosophy & Education (Ethics & Philosophy of Education) of University of Navarra (Rome & Pamplona, Spain). Gichure has wide teaching experience, having taught in two outstanding secondary schools in Nairobi—The Kenya High School and Kianda High School; she has a wide university teaching experience from Kenyatta University (1995-2011) and Strathmore University since 2011 to date.

Gichure was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant to visit and research in Ethics in Leadership at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, of the University of Richmond, in Virginia, USA in 2003-2004; in 2010 she was visiting scholar at the Catholic University of America (CUA), courtesy of CRVP, Washington D.C, USA; was a guest of the State of Jalisco, Mexico, Department of Education, in 2008 invited to explain aspects of ethics in education contained in her book: Ética de la profesion docente (1995) at a workshop for heads of Teacher Education Colleges of that State.  

Gichure is member of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE) since 2000; of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) since 1999; a Fulbright Alumni of Kenya since 2004; member of Fellowship of Catholic Scholars since 2004; was member of the Association of African Women Researchers and Developers (AAWORD) in 2001; and member of the Alumni of University of Navarre in East Africa.

Gichure doubles up as occasional reviewer for Journal of Business Ethics (JOBE) since 2004; member of the Editorial Board for the African Journal of Business Ethics (AJoBE) since 2008; member of the editorial board of Docencia Universitarial, and education Journal of the Industrial University of Santander, Colombia since 2003. She is also in the editorial board of Caribbean Journal of Philosophy since 2008, one Editor of the Code of Ethics for Bankers for Kenya Institute for Bankers (1998).


Gichure, C. W. (2008). Ethics for Africa Today. An Introduction to Business Ethics. Nairobi, Paulines Publications.
Gichure, C. W. (1997). Basic Concepts in Ethics. Nairobi, Focus Publications.
Gichure, C. W. (1995). La ética de la profesión docente: Estudio introductoria de la deontología de la educación.  Pamplona, Ediciones Universidad de Navarra SA (EUNSA).
Gichure, C.W. (1999) La ética de la profesión docente: Estudio introductoria de la deontología de la educación. Pamplona, Ediciones Universidad de Navarra.
Gichure, C. W. (2010). Is the ‘Common Good’ the Missing Factor in Ethical Sourcing in Global Business? The case of the Cut Flower Industry in Kenya. In Fairness in International Business, edited by Geoff Moore, Netherlands, Springer.
Gichure, C. W. (2009) ‘Education and the Problem of Moral Values’. The Case of Kenya. In Law Africa Series. Luis Francheschi, E. Gachenga and D. Lutz (eds.) Nairobi, Strathmore Publications.    
Gichure, C. W. (2004). Altruism and Human Flourishing» in Shareholder Value and the Common Good, P. Mimbi and D. Lutz (eds), Strathmore University Press and Konrad Adenauer Foundation 2004, p.30-45. ISBN 9966-760-00-8
Gichure, C. W. (2011). The Beginnings of Kibondeni College. In Studia ET Documenta. Rivista Annuale Vol. 5-2011, 77- 127.
Gichure, C. W. (2008). Ética profesional fundamento de una educación de calidad; In Docencia Universitaria, Journal of “Universidad Industrial de Santander’, Colombia, 8 241-261.
Gichure, C. W. (2007). ‘Work Revisited. Why Virtues Matter’ in Chemchemi International Journal of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Kenyatta University. 4, 1, 93-102.
Gichure, C. W. (2007). Philosophy: What it is all about in Chemchemi, International Journal of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Kenyatta University, 4, (2), 121-136.
Gichure, C. W. (2006).Teaching Business Ethics in Africa: What Ethical orientation? Journal of Business Ethics (JOBE) Spring edition, 63:39-52.
Gichure, C. W. (2006)    Qualities that Add Value to Business and Leadership: Why Virtues matter» in Business Ethics Quarterly (BEQ) Vol. 16 No. 4, spring 2006.
Gichure, C. W. (2005).Towards Instilling Ethics in African Business and Public Service: The Case of Kenya» in International Business Ethics Review. Publication of the International Business Ethics Institute, Fall/Winter 2005, vol. 8. Issue 2, 3-11.
Gichure, C. W. (2003). El docente universitario ante los bienes de su práctica. In Docencia Universitaria, Journal of Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia, Vol. 2 No. 3. 83-95.
Gichure, C. W. (2000). Fraud and the African Renaissance; the Impact of fraud in Africa. In Business Ethics: a European Review (BEER), Vol. 9 Number 4, October 2000, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 236-247.
Gichure, C. W. (2014). “Business Ethics in Africa In Encyclopaedia of Management by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  Vol. 3rd Edition. University of St. Paul. USA. Weom Vol.  V. No. 0038.
Gichure, C. W. (2005). Business Ethics in Africa.  In Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Business Ethics, 2nd Ed., 2005, Blackwell Publishing Co., edited by Edward Freeman and Patricia Werhane, Vol. II, p. 14-18.
Gichure, C. W. (2000). Fraud and the African Renaissance. Proceedings of Nkozi Conference, by Roussouw G. J. and Carabine D. (editors) 1999 Johannesburg: Amabhuku, in Ben-Africa Newsletter, Vol. 2. Issue 4, December 2000, p.4.
Gichure, C. W. (1995). Cairo International Conference on Population and Development, in Gender Review, Vol. 2. Sept 1995.
Gichure, C. W. (1993). Splendour of Truth. Commentary of Veritatis Splendour by John Paul II, in Kenya Times (1993).
Gichure, C. W. (2012). “Human Nature/Identity: Constant or Changing: In Ubuntu Worldview and beyond Ubuntu”. By the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (CRVP) (forthcoming).
Gichure, C. W. (2014). “Efforts & Achievements of two decades of Business Ethics Research and Teaching in Africa with Special Reference to Kenya. In International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE) Series Vol. V. Rok Boleslaw & M. Cecilia Countiho (Eds.). Kozminki University, Warsaw.  Springer Science Publishers.
Gichure, C. W. (2014). Human Nature and Identity in Muntu Anthropology and Ubuntu Worldview. Proceedings of 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, August 2013.