I would rather rank a university based on quality of teaching, research capacity, influence of its research ( patents, citations…generally, how its research is influencing the world or how its directly affecting mankind…I would then look at how much income some of its faculties are able to raise…I would also pay attention at the alumni contributions…then finally I would look at industry income or incase of Kenya, employability of its alumni. Lastly, International outlook or reputation of a university is crucial. A simple question, would you be comfortable if a graduate doctor from KEMU was to perform an open heart surgery on you? How many scientists from Mt Kenya University are currently working with, say, ILRI, KEMRI or ICIPE?
There are some private universities in kenya where organizations literary set up camp huko to get employees, the employ-ability rate of some of those universities is very high, as a parent it might just be better if you save some cash and have your kid go to a private university in kenya especially when it comes to job opportunities.