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Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic and Students' Affairs at Kisii University in Kenya. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 7, Number 3

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 7, Number 2, Poverty, HIV and AIDs Table of Contents 1. From the Editor-in-Chief…………………………………………………………..………2 2. From the Editors………………………………………………………………….……….3 3. Decentralization and Primary Healthcare Service Delivery in Kaduna State. By Idris Ahmed Jamo……………………………………………………………………………4 4. The Impact of … Continue reading

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Kenya Studies Review, Volume 7, Number 2

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 7, Number 2, Media, Comm. Library and Information Science Table of Contents 1. From the Editor-in-Chief………………………………………………………………..………2 2. From the Editors……………………………………………………………………….……….3 3 Impact of mass media on the political participation among Kenyans: a case study of Nairobi … Continue reading

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Kenya Studies Review, Volume 7, Number 1

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 7, Number 1, Gender, Neocolonialism and Law Table of Contents 1. From the Editor-in-Chief………………………………………………………………..……..2 2. From the Editors……………………………………………………………………….……….3 3. Women Hiring Patterns, Salary and Promotion Discrimination in Workplace: Implication for Development and Counseling. By Hassan Eunice … Continue reading

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Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 4

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 4, Conflict, Peace and Security. Table of Contents 1. From the Editor-in- Chief …………………………………………………………….2 2.From the Editors………………………………………………………………………3 3. Alternative Peace Building Strategies in Kenya: Focus on Youth Networks. Beldinah Kochwa Oranga Otieno………………………………………………………………….4 4. Containing … Continue reading

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Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 3

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 3 – Education and ICT   Table of Contents 1. From the Editor-in-Chief………………………………………………………………….……2 2. From the Editors……………………………………………………………………….……….3 3. Eradication of Adult Illiteracy in Kenya by 2030: are teaching Methods a Challenge? By Tundo, K. … Continue reading

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Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 2

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 2, Culture, Language and Disability   Table of Contents 1. From the Editor-in-Chief…………………………………………………………………………..……2 2. From the Editors…………………………………………………….….…………………….……..….3 3. Celebrating Adornment in Kenya’s Diverse Cultures. By Ruth Nyambura, Peter Waweru & Tom Nyamache…………………………………………………………………………………..4 4. Cultural … Continue reading

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Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 1

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 1 – banking and small businesses   Table of Contents 1. From the Editor-in-Chief……………………………………………………………….……2 2. From the Editors…………………………………………………………………….……….3 3. Analysis of entrepreneurship determinants among ethnic minorities in Benue State, North-Central Nigeria. By S. Tersoo … Continue reading

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Extension of Deadline for conference at Kisii University, New Deadline is June 15, 2014

First Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University, July 30 to August 2, 2014, Kisii, Kenya http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article1901 General conference theme: “Africa and the New World Order” http://www.kisiiuniversity.ac.ke/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=257:international-interdisciplinary-conference&catid=1:latest&Itemid=438 Conference venue: Kisii University, Main Campus, Kisii Town, Kenya The … Continue reading

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Call for abstracts and papers for International Conference, Kenya July August 2014

KISII UNIVERSITY Telephone: 058 30826 P.O. Box 408-40200 Fascimile: 058 31140 KISII, Kenya Email: Amutabi@gmail.com First Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University, July 30 to August 2, 2014, Kisii, Kenya General conference theme: “Africa and the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for First Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University, July 30 to August 2, 2014, Kisii, Kenya

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