Prof. Patrick Guge Oloo Weke


Patrick Weke is a full Professor of Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics at the School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi since 2014. He rose through the ranks from Tutorial Fellow (1988), Assistant Lecturer (1993), Lecturer (2001), Senior Lecturer (2003), and Associate Professor (2009) at the same institution. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science in 1986 from University of Nairobi, an M.Sc. (Mathematical Statistics) in 1988 from University of Nairobi, an M.Sc. (Actuarial Science) in 1992 from City University, London and a Ph.D. (Applied Actuarial Statistics) in 2001 from Harbin Institute of Technology, China.


He is a Honorary Fellow of The Actuarial Society of Kenya (since 2017) and he is also involved in the following academic/professional activities:

  • Director, School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi (2014 – to date)
  • Head, Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics Division (2006 – 2014)
  • Advisory Committee Member – Barclays Africa Chair in Actuarial Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2013 to date).
  • Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2013 to date).
  • Director, UAP Life Assurance Ltd
  • Trustee, University of Nairobi Pension Scheme (2010 – 2016)
  • Coordinator, East African Universities Mathematics Programme (EAUMP) which is sponsored by ISP, Sweden.
  • Member, Life Insurance Council Standing Committee on Kenyan Mortality Investigation.
  • Member, The Institute of Actuaries (UK).
  • Member, International Biometric Society.
  • Member, Actuarial Education Network (AEN)


Publications and Presentations

He has published over 40 articles in referred journals, 2 textbooks, 3 chapters in books and 15 conference proceedings. He has supervised 10 PhD candidates mainly in the areas of Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science, and over 80 Master of Science and Postgraduate Diploma candidates to completion.


Research Interests

His main research interests are in the following areas

  • Applied Actuarial Statistics (Ruin Theory, Credibility Theory and Risk Modelling)
  • Technical Claims Reserves (IBNR Claims Reserving and Negative Claims)
  • Life and other Contingencies (Life Table and Mortality Investigations)
  • Financial Mathematics/Engineering (Options Pricing and Derivatives)
  • Statistical Inference with emphasis on Order Statistics and Outliers.