Pictures from the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Annual Conference, Kisii University, KenyaJune 23-27, 2015

Conference breakout session 1

Conference breakout session 1

Delegates

Delegates

Keynote Speaker, Prof. Kefa Otiso, KESSA President

Keynote Speaker, Prof. Kefa Otiso, KESSA President

Prof. Owino, Amutabi, VC Akama and Kamar

Prof. Owino, Amutabi, VC Akama and Kamar

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Amutabi introducing the Chuef Guest Prof. Akama, the VC

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Amutabi introducing the Chuef Guest Prof. Akama, the VC

Below are pictures from the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference, Kisii University, Kenya June 23-27 2015

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Call for Papers for the Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Nairobi Campus of Kisii University, Kenya on June 22 to 25, 2016

Call for papers for Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa 2

General conference theme: “Rethinking Development Paradigms by Africa and its Partners”
Conference Venue: Nairobi Campus, Kisii University, Kenya
Sponsors: Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA)

Africa has been at the centre of many and sometimes competing and experimental development paradigms, both from within and outside. Since 1960s, African governments have developed various development plans and blue prints, all aimed at producing the best for their people. In the 1960s, the focus was on massive development projects that were meant to produce multiple benefits. Examples included Akosombo in Ghana, Kariba in Zambia, Masinga in Kenya, among others, which were meant to generate electricity, provide water for irrigation, produce fish and serve as reservoirs for water supply. Paper presenters will be expected to look from within in order to interrogate the success and some of the challenges these development paradigms have faced in light of external influence. Scholars will be expected to pay attention to Africa’s development partners who come to the Continent with their own development proposals and agenda. Researchers should critically examine models and approaches presented for development in health, education, tourism, mining, agriculture, water, livestock development, roads, railway and air transport, development of arid and semi arid lands, science and technology, engineering, environment, urban and rural development, vulnerable groups, minorities, women and children. How sound are development plans developed by African governments? In what ways have they been successful? Whose development and in whose interest? How should development in Africa proceed? Who should be involved in Africa’s development and why? Are Africa’s development partners genuine? What projects should Africa pursue? These are the type of questions that papers are invited to explore.

Organized and hosted by the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor and other faculties at Kisii University, this Third Interdisciplinary International Conference will be held between June 22 to 25, 2016 at Nairobi Campus, of Kisii University, Kenya. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by March 30, 2016 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com

The deadline for submission of full papers is May 30, 2016. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to Kisii University. The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

Colloquium 1: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa
Sub Themes:
a. Social Protection in Africa
b. Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development
c. Health and Development
d. Heritage, Culture and Development
e. Urban and Rural Development
f. Gender Dynamics and Women in Africa
g. Politics and Governance in Africa
h. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc
i. The language question in Africa
j. Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability
k. Peace, Conflict and Security issues
l. IDPs and Refugee Crisis in Africa
m. Economic Development in Africa
n. Civil Society, NGOs and Social Movements in Africa
o. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 2: Management of Resources in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Exploitation of Strategic Resources in Africa
b. International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
c. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa
d. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
e. Global Finance and Development
f. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste
g. Planning and Mmanagement of Natural Resources
h. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
i. The Cooperative Movement and Savings Societies in Africa
j. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa
k. Trade and regional blocs
l. Global Business Management
m. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Education, Research, Science and Development
b. Open and Distance Learning and Education
c. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Africa
d. Higher Education, Partnerships and Publishing
e. Exchange Programmes and Linkages
f. Evaluation and Education Reforms
g. ICT and e-Learning
h. Open and Distance Education
i. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa
j. Industry, Technology and Education
k. Private Education, Early Learning and Special Education
l. Technical and Vocational Education
m. Primary Education, Education and Poverty Alleviation
o. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights
Sub-Themes:
a. Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in Africa
b. International Trade and New Maritime Laws
c. Local and Global Networks
d. Cohesion and Integration Issues
e. New Constitutional reforms
f. Judiciary and Corruption
g. ICT and Law
h. Alternative Legal Systems and Structures
i. Environmental Law and Conservation
j. Dealing with Global Outlaws
k. Global Legal Education
l. Civic and Citizen Education
m. Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
n. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa
o. Illegal and Forced Migration
p. Mineral Treaties and Agreements
q. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Science and Natural Resource Management
b. Collaborations in Science, Technology and Development
c. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
d. Engineering and Training in Science and Technology
e. Exchanges in Research in Science and Technology
f. Industry and University Collaboration
g. Research and Development (R&D)
h. developing Patents and Trademarks
i. innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
j. ICT, Science and Technology
k. Science, Gender and Women
m. Science, Children and Youth
n. Health, Medicine HIV and AIDS
o. Health Tourism
p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 6: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. East and West and the Church in Africa
b. Radical Religious Groups in Africa
c. Media and the Church in Africa
d. Ethics and East and West
e. East and West and Theology
f. East and West and Faith-Based NGOs
h. Religious Institutions and Development
i. The Church and the State
m. Global Mega Evangelists
n. Religion and Environmental Issues
o. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa
p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Africa Security Architecture
b. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
c. Conflict, War and Violence in Africa
d. Human Rights
e. Peace Education
f. Conflict management
g. Refugees in Africa
h. Ethical Issues in Development
i. Leadership and Governance
j. Corruption in Africa
k. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa
l. Cold Peace and Warm Peace in Africa
m. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
n. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology
Sub-Themes:
a) Information and Communication Technology in Africa
b) Architecture of ICT in Africa
c) Disseminations and publication
d) Library resources
e) E-Library/Virtual library
f) E- books/E-Journals
g) Internet Research
h). Communication and Journalism
i) Databases
j. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. China, Indigenous Knowledge and Development
b. Deconstructing Development
c. Gender, Women and Development
d. Corporate Social Responsibility
e. Aid and Sectoral Development
f. New Paradigms of Development
g. Minority Groups and Tensions
h. Interdisciplinary Research
i. Public Policy and Ecology
j. Entrepreneurship and Development
k. Gender and Development
l. Integrated Rural Urban Development
m. Environment and Development
n. Social and Economic Research
o. Research Regimes
p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings
Sub-Themes:
a. Open for any panels or roundtables
b. Any relevant topic

Registration Fees:
1. Staff and students from the Kisii University (KSU) KShs.5000
2. Staff and students from other universities in Kenya KShs.6, 000
3. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations KShs.6, 500
4. Rest of Africa US$ 150
5. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200

Registration fee payments to: Kenya Studies and Scholars Association (KESSA) or Kisii University (KSU) (Attn: 3rd Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference)

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:
Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs),
Kisii University,
P.O BOX 408-40200, Kisii, Kenya
Tel: + 254-058-30826
E-mail: mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or amutabi@yahoo.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com

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New book: Globalization, Identity and Multiculturalism in Africa

Globalization, Identity and Multiculturalism in Africa

Cover Layout Book 2 – Globalization, Identity and Multiculuralism June 13, 2015

Editor: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication ii
Copyright iii
Acknowledgement iv

Introduction
Maurice N. Amutabi 2

Chapter 1
Failed States, Weak States and Collapsed States in Africa: Expressing the Sub-Saharan Experience
Shivachi Mbapale, .Judah.M. Ndiku, Kennedy Onkware and Shitote Zachariah 3

Chapter 2
The Theory of Affinity and Proximity in Peace and Conflict Studies in Africa: More Prisms and Parameters for Analysis
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi 11

Chapter 3
Ethics and Globalization
Zechariah Manyok Biar 22

Chapter 4
Digital Rights Management (DRMs) Effects on Information Use: a Kenyan Perceptive
Jotham M. Wasike 34

Chapter 5
Politics of Law Making in Kenya and Representation of Women in National Assembly of Kenya: Focus on the Marriage Act and Matrimonial Property Act of 2013/2014
Aleso S. Wangamati and Robert Mbeche 42

Chapter 6
The Hidden Submerged Culture a Hindrance to Harmony: a Case of Abagusii Folklore
Opande Nilson Isaac 57

Chapter 7
Threats of Patriarchy to Development: A Case of Endangered Kenyan Women
Benson Omor, Emily Murungi and Lawrence Njoroge 66

Chapter 8
Social Market Economy as a Substitute Political Paradigm for Tanzania’s Development
Burhan, Ahmad Mtengwa 76

Chapter 9
Factors Influencing Employee Turnover amongst Trained Teachers in Public Secondary Schools in Kisii Central District, Kisii County, Kenya
Stella Moraa Omari and Josephine Morangi Onsongo 87

Chapter 10
A Framework on Effects of Internet Research on Increased Food Production
Nicodemus Aketch Ishmael, Dismas Ombuya and Susan Mwangi 115

Chapter 11
Assessment of Seventh-Day Adventist Church’s contribution and influence to the development of Post-Secondary Education in South Nyanza According to Bosch’s Mission Paradigm theory
Maangi Eric N, Evans O Nyamwaka, H. M Mochama and Lydiah K Momanyi 127

Chapter 12
Interrogating Electronic Tax Filing in small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya: A Case of Mombasa Island’s Central Business Area
Caroline Ayuma Okelo, Gregory S. Namusonge and Mike E. Iravo 137

Chapter 13
Representation on University Prospectuses: A Comparative Discourse and Genre Analysis of the Text of the Prospectuses of Kenyan Universities
Rono Lillian and Bartoo Phyllis 146

Chapter 14
Globalization and Enhancing Productivity in Agriculture and Food Security in Kenya
Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro 158

Chapter 15
Effective Open and Distance Education: Converging All Media Technologies in the Computer
Manyara Joseph Nyaburi and Mohammed Manu 167

Chapter 16
The effects of High Student-Teacher Ratio on Academic Performance in Universal Secondary Schools in Uganda: the Case study- Mbale municipality
Gidudu Hannah Lunyolo, Mary Manana, Lillian Gimuguni and Nandutu Janet 174

Chapter 17
Globalization, Health and Development: Emerging Health Issues and Development Trends in Africa
Nguka Cornell Magak Oooko 180

Chapter 18
Teaching for Critical Reflective thought in Universities in Africa: Case of Selected Universities in Uganda
Jesca Mary Kusuro, Nandutu Janet, Gidudu Hannah Lunyolo, Lillian Gimuguni and Mary Manana 192

Chapter 19
Oral Literature, Morality and the Emergence of Global Cultural Trends in Kenya
Vincent Odhiambo Oduor 207

Chapter 20
The role of Internal Audit in Financial Reporting: Case Study of Mbale Municipal Local Government council (MMLGC)
Sam Mankind Wasike 217

Chapter 21
Integration of Information Communication Technology in Management of Secondary Schools in Bungoma Central Sub County, Kenya
Anne N. Kukali 229

Chapter 22
Market-based Renewable Energy Development Initiatives and their impact on Rural Livelihoods in Laikipia District, Central Kenya
Oscar Wambuguh 237

Chapter 23
Challenges of Urban Youth Employment in Tanzania: Youths and Employers’ Perspectives
Elinami Veraeli Swai 262

Chapter 24
Television in Open and Distance Education in Africa: Focus on Kenya
Manyara Joseph Nyaburi and Mohammed Manu 288

Chapter 25
Colonial Legacy a Challenge to African Development in the 21st century
Zara E. Kwaghe 294

Chapter 26
Assessment of Phytoplankton Diversity, Abundance and Spatial and Temporal Distribution Patterns along the Nyanchwa-Riana River Flowing Through Kisii Town, Kenya
George M. Ogendi, A. M. Getabu, James M. Onchieku, J. M. Babu 307

Chapter 27
Development for Peace in Africa: Does Development Reduce Conflicts in Africa
Anderson Ziro Ndumbu, Amir Mohyuddin, Boniface Onyango, Lawrence Njoroge 331

Chapter 28
Evaluation of yield performance of pearl millet genotype (Pennisetum glaucum (L) R.Br)) in arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya
Nicholas K. Lagat K. Kimurto, Oliver Kiplagat and Kassim M. Tuwei 338

Chapter 29
Wheat Seed Dissemination and Production by Small Holder Farmer Groups-Training and follow- up
Nyakwara Zilpher, Karani Lucy, Njau Peter, Muchui Juda and Cheruiyot Duncan 346

Chapter 30
Curriculum Management and Students’ Academic Performance in Secondary Education in Uganda: A Case Study of Mbale District Rural Secondary Schools
Lillian Nabaasa Gimugumi, Nandutu Janet, Bekoreire Mary Baremirwe, Gidudu Hannah Lunyolo, Jesca Kusuro Yego and Mary Manana 356

Chapter 31
Positron-impact Excitation of the Lowest Auto ionizing State in Rubidium Atom Using Distorted Wave Method
Alex Marucha, Chandra D. Singh and John Okumu 369

Chapter 32
Factorial Analysis on the Effect of NPK Fertilizer, Micronutrients and N-Placement on the Growth and Yield of Sunflower
O. P. Popooola, O. A. Alawade, E.O Ogunjobi and A.W. Ayanrinde 382

Chapter 33
Indigenous language and Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria: The case of Tiv Language in Benue State.
Jija, Terseer 393

Chapter 34
Rural Neglect and Urban Attention in the Fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa: The Case of North Central Nigeria, 1986-2012
Ugbegili Igbasue Sylvester 405

Chapter 35
The Effect of Women Savings in Self Help Group (SHG) In Enhancing Self-Economic Empowerment
Sambu Charity Chepchirchir 419

Chapter 36
Management of Test Anxiety in Students with Learning Disabilities and Hearing Impairment
Oladele Adetoun Olubanke, Ogunwale Oluwatoyin Racheal and Azanor Friday Ovie 429

Chapter 37
Vocational Rehabilitation or Training of Persons with Special Needs for Economic Empowerment
Ogunwale Oluwatoyin Racheal 437

Chapter 38
HIV and AIDS Education in Secondary Schools in Kenya: Interrogating Interventions, Risks and Exposure
Noel Malanda, Wycliffe H. Odiwuor, Thoedore M. O Ayodo and Everlyne Saisi 444

Chapter 39
Ecological Impact of Channelization on River Basin Utilization in Eastern Uganda: The Case of Doho Rice Scheme, River Manafwa in Tororo District, Uganda
Oketch Chombo 458
Chapter 40
Potential of Grevillea Robusta Tree Species as an Alternative Engineering Material for the Construction and Furniture Industry in Kenya
James Onchieku, J. Githiomi and P. Oballa 472

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New Book: Africa and the Challenges of Globalization: Opportunities and Prospects

Africa and the Challenges of Globalization: Opportunities and Prospects

Editor: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi Cover Layout Book 1 – Africa and the Challenges of Globalization June 11, 2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi 2

Chapter 1
Globalization, North-South Dialogue and Its Implications for South-South Cooperation
Adagba Okpaga 6

Chapter 2
Globalization, Security and Development in Africa
Frank K. Matanga, Gavin J. Bradshaw and Solomon P.K. Muhindi 18

Chapter 3
The Nigeria State and the Failed State thesis: the Rise and Rage of Tile Cattlemen
Terver Akpar 27

Chapter 4
Ebunangwe Village, Movement, Globalization Dynamics and I: Making Sense of Global Influences to Natives
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi 37

Chapter 5
Market Women and Peace Building among the Pastoral Communities of Northern Kenya
Linnet Hamasi and Alex Jackan Nyamanga 53

Chapter 6
Fish Farming Contribution to Global Food Security and Livelihoods for the Poor Households
Shitote Zacharia, Wakhungu Jacob, China Samuel and Norman Munala 71

Chapter 7
Globalization and Co-Operative Movement: A Case of Deposit Taking Saccos in Kenya
Solomon A. Atsiaya and Christopher Ngacho 81

Chapter 8
Poverty Reduction Programmes in Nigeria: A Critical Assessment
Penda Isaac Tersoo 95

Chapter 9
Evaluation of impact of Climate change and food security in Kenya
Shitote Zacharia, J. Wakhungu, Hadson Shivachi Mpabapale and Wellington Misango 106
Chapter 10
Globalization and the durability of transnational worker solidarity: A Southern African experience
Langtone Maunganidze 115

Chapter 11
China-Kenya’s Economic Relations: Beyond Dependency?
Oscar M. Otele 130

Chapter 12
The Role of Global Finance in Fostering Growth and Development of Emerging Economies: A Case of Zimbabwe
Ephraim Matanda and Nyasha Madzokere 142

Chapter 13
Does Mass Media Communication Really Change Public Opinion? Reflections on Kenyan Social Issues’ Discourse in Electronic Media
Lydia Ayako Mareri 157

Chapter 14
The State of Maternal Health Service Provision in Uganda: Case Study of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital
Bekoreire Mary Baremirwe and Nangoli Miriam Alinda 173

Chapter 15
Trends in ICT adoption in education: a case of e-learning among universities in Kenya
Nabwire Joanne Lyanda, Ong’unya Raphael Odhiambo, and Songok Jepchirchir Ruth 185

Chapter 16
Predicting usage level of information technology tools among Nigerian business education pre-service teachers
Owolabi, Josiah; Owolabi, Janet Iyabode and Osanyiro, Jemima Bolanle 200

Chapter 17
The Role of the Church in Just Reconciliation Processes in the Aftermath of Ethno-political violence: An international comparative perspective
Kaberia Isaac Kubai 211

Chapter 18
Influence of Socio-Economic Forces on Sustainable Development: A case of Emerging Churches in Africa
Emily Murungi, Benson Omor and Lawrence Njoroge 222

Chapter 19
Democratic Education and the Problem of the Relation between the Universal and the Particular
Bernt Gustavsson 232

Chapter 20
Language in Development and Economic Participation
Crispin Wandera Ojwang’a 244

Chapter 21
Challenges of the implementation of HIV and AIDs policy in primary schools in Mbale district in Uganda
Gidudu Hannah Lunyolo 259

Chapter 22
Globalization and Primary Education: Policy Integration into the Kenyan Curriculum
Simon Ndung’u and Jane Kamau 267

Chapter 23
Lifelong learning: Possibilities and challenges In Sweden and Kenya
Joyce Kemuma 284

Chapter 24
Globalization, Poverty Eradication and Development in Africa
Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro and Vincent Morara Gesora 296

Chapter 25
Trends in Adult Literacy Provision and their Related Challenges to Poverty Eradication in Zambia
Messrs Musonda Luchembe, Anolt L. H. Moonga and Moses Changala 306

Chapter 26
Enhancing Kiswahili pedagogy through the integrated approach in Kenya
Ombito Elizabeth Khalili and Carolyne Omulando 319

Chapter 27
Electrical Energy Subsector Regulation in Kenya: A Legal Analysis of the Legal and Institutional Framework for Economic Sustainability
Rael Moraa Osiemo 330

Chapter 28
Gender based leadership and school administration: a case study of Mbale district local government
Gidudu Hannah Lunyolo, Lillian Gimuguni and Nandutu Janet 344

Chapter 29
The effect of group learning, accommodation and year of graduation from secondary school on pre-service teachers’ learning outcomes in college general mathematics courses
Owolabi, Josiah and Lawal, Ruth Folake 353

Chapter 30
Learning through Simulations: Effectiveness of Computer Simulations for Supporting Learning Process of Science Subjects in Secondary Schools in Kenya
Catherine Njoki Muraya and Lucy Wangechi Ngundo 360

Chapter 31
Code switching as a pedagogic approach to the teaching of English as a second language: Teachers’ reflections
Moses Gatambuki Gathigia and Albert Mugambi Rutere 365

Chapter 32
‘A Progressive or Failed state?': A Critique of Zimbabwe’s
Economic Status since independence
Nyasha Madzokere and Ephraim Matanda 379

Chapter 33
Ethnic Conflicts and Farming in Kenya: Special Reference to Trans-Nzoia County
J. Asige Chavulimu and Maurice N. Amutabi 392

Chapter 34
Peace Education and Sustainable Community Development in Kenya
Susan Wasike, S.N. Kimokoti and Frank K. Matanga 403

Chapter 35
Globalization and Environmental Law in Kenya: From Stockholm Declaration of 1972, Through Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992 to the Present
Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro 419

Chapter 36
International Terrorism and National Security Challenges in Africa: the Nigerian Experience
Emmanuel J.C Duru and Ufiem Maurice Ogbonnaya 431

Chapter 37
Globalization, Peace and Conflict in Africa: A Continental Discourse with an International Dimension
Nnabuenyi Uju Maureen 440

Chapter 38
Conflicts and Africa in Global Strategic Calculations in the 21st Century
Nanven Audu Gambo 455

Chapter 39
A Discourse Analysis of Leadership in Gender Mainstreaming in Government Agencies in Kenya: a Study of Mombasa County Government Agencies
Scholastica N. Ratanya 466
Chapter 40
Dynamics of HIV and AIDS in Secondary Schools in Kenya: Focus on Vihiga County of Western Kenya
Noel M. Malanda, John O. Agak, Eric Kabuka and Everlyne Saisi 482

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2015 Kisii University Conference Programme

Message from Convenor of 2nd International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, PhD

Welcome to Kisii University (KSU)
Greetings, greetings! Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to take this opportunity to welcome you to Eldoret Campus of Kisii University, Kenya, to our Second Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, taking place at the Eldoret Campus, of Kisii University (KSU) from June 24-27, 2015 on behalf of the management of this university, led by our Vice Chancellor Prof. John S. Akama. We feel greatly honoured and humbled to welcome over 500 of you, to this significant conference, which some of you are coming back for the second time. This is a major milestone to our University because this is the highest number that Kisii University will be hosting for the second time. We need to congratulate the University for this Great Achievement in the history of our young institution. I am excited that many of you have decided to attend this highly acclaimed 2nd Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference despite the travel advisories and terror threat in the country. It gives me enormous gratification and honour to welcome you all. We have put all necessary plans in place to avert any security threat. We know this year’s conference, like Juan Antonio Samarach often said of the Olympics, “will be the greatest ever!”

Thanking University Management
We would like to thank Kisii University Management for the support it has accorded this conference. We thank the Vice Chancellor Prof. John S. Akama, DVC Academic and Students Affairs Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, DVC APF Prof. Joseph Mailutha, Registrar Academic and Student Affairs Prof. Philip Owino, Registrar Administration Mr. Chris Nyenze, Registrar Research and Extension Prof. Alfred Anakalo Shitandi, and Finance Officer. Mr Johnson Mwaura. We thank all the Deans, Directors, CODs and Coordinators for their support and contribution towards the success of this 2nd conference.

The Annual Conference
We intend to make this conference to be an annual event. Some annual conferences die with the inaugural one. I am excited to be the convenor of this annual conference which I am glad to see becoming an annual intellectual activity for many of you from all over the world. My friend and mentor Prof. Godfrey Muriuki, who is also the Chancellor of Kisii University, my mentor at the University of Illinois Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, my friend and mentor Prof. Toyin Falola of the University of Texas at Austin in the US, and colleagues at Kisii University will all be very pleased to see the large turnout of this conference and the two quality books that came out of the first conference. Last. I would like to thank the commitment that KSU attaches to research and publishing through the cooperation that this conference has received from top management of Kisii University.

Kisii as one the “Big Ten” Universities in Kenya
People are taking notice because Kisii University has arrived and taken its place as one of the big ten universities in Kenya in terms of size, student population and programmes. The University has earned this great reputation through success in many of its programmes Kisii University is the fastest growing university in Kenya and much of the growth has come about as a result of great commitment from students and staff members. We are proud to have the highest number of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Kenya.
Collaborations
Kisii University holds much collaboration with leading universities and organizations and is determined to play its role in the community of universities across the world. Our scholars have been recognised by many universities. Many of them are serving in various capacities as editors of leading journals, external examiners, peer reviewers and other roles that have the university a great name.

Keynote speakers
This year, we have invited keynote speakers from a wide array of fields. We feel very privileged and honoured to have such high profile scholars in our midst. Shadrack Nasong’o, Prof. Ruth Otunga, Prof. Peter Tirop Simatei and Prof. Prof. Kefa Otiso will all be speaking at this conference. These are highly regarded scholars, friends and our mentors. We are delighted to hear from them. Many of the keynote speakers are famous names whom many of you have had the chance to imitate and emulate, and it is great that we are sharing this academic platform with them. We are impressed with the great mix of scholars from a wide range of disciplines, age, race, gender and geographical spread.

Security in Kenya
We would like assure those ravelling from overseas that Kenya is safe for travelling. The organizing committee has put everything in pace to ensure the safety of conference participants. Participants are advised to book hotels in the CBD and avoid areas such as Langas, Huruma and Maili Nne.

Weather in Eldoret
The weather in Eldoret is cold and wet around this time of the year. Conference participant and other visitors are encouraged to carry warm clothing. Many of the hotels are found close to the conference venue and it’s safe to walk in Eldoret town.

Currency exchange issues
Conference registration can be done on site. Carry a few dollars for local travel and expenditure on gifts and souvenirs. Many payments in Kenya can be done using MasterCard and visa cards. Hotels and other services accept these cards although some will accept only cash, which can be accessed at various ATM machines of various international banks such as Barclays Bank and Standard Bank. Many hotels serve intentional cuisines.

Thanking members of Organizing Committee
I would like to applaud the organizing committee, for their commitment in responding to many e-mails and receiving telephone calls from far and wide, sometimes at odd times and putting up with all manner of inquiries. I am glad to introduce the 2016 call for papers on “Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa” found at the end of the programme. We are expecting abstracts after this year’s conference.

Asante Sana (Thank you very much) and Welcome (Karibu) to the Kisii University

DAY 1 Wednesday, June 24th 2015

 Arrival and Registration

 Familiarization and visit to Conference venue

 Checking into hotel rooms

 Distribution of name tags and conference material

 Welcoming Guests on Campus

 Meeting with session chairs

 Corrections on the Program

 Make any announcements and changes

 PowerPoint presentations given to ICT staff for presentation

 Please Register on 24th June 2015
Keynote Speakers

 Prof. Shadrack Nasong’o, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
 Prof. Peter Tirop Simatei, PhD Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
 Prof. Ruth Otunga, PhD DVC Academic Affairs, The University of Eldoret, Kenya
 Prof. Kefa Otiso, PhD, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA

DAY 2 Thursday, June 25th, 2015
8:00am – 10:30am: Conference Opening and Keynote address
MC: Prof. Philip O. Owino, PhD
8:00am- 9:00am Registration
9:00am-9:05am
Opening Prayer:
Bishop Zablon Malema
9:05am – 9:15am
Welcoming Remarks From Deputy Vice Chancellor (ASA) and Chair, Conference Organizing Committee: Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD
9:15am – 9:35am Opening Remarks: Vice Chancellor Kisii University
Prof. John S. Akama, PhD
9:35am – 9:45am Remarks by Guest of Honour- The Governor of Uasin Gishu County, H. E, Hon Jackson Mandago
9:45am-9:55am Opening Speech: Chief Guest: Chancellor Kisii University
Prof. Godfrey Muriuki, PhD
9:55am- 10:05am Keynote Address: Prof. Kefa Otiso, PhD, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA
10:05 – 10:15am
Vote of thanks: R (ASA) Kisii University,
Prof. Philip Owino
10:15- 11: 00am Group Photo/Health Break
Parallel Sessions
Panel Session A: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Panel A1: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall One
Chair: Ogoh A. O

Ogoh A. O: Nigeria-India economic relations: partners in development

Adagba Okpaga (University Makurdi). Regional economic integration in Africa: lessons from South-East Asia

Gbadebo, Adedeji Daniel, Mohammed Nuhu (University of Benin). The prospects and challenges of the Gambia in ECOWAS: implications of ECOWAS’ adoption of a common currency

Okebiro Gilbert Nyakundi, (Mount Kenya University) Epistemology of East and West political thinkers on ideal state for Africa: In reference to Gandhi [Eastern] and Plato [Western]

Gloria Eme Worugji, (University of Calabar) Gender and women in West Africa: Elechi Amadi’s the great pond

Panel A2: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall Two
Chair: Elegbede Olufola Toyosi

Elegbede Olufola Toyosi: An Appraisal of Cooperative Societies as Alternative Source of Finance for Real Estate Development in Nigeria

Peninah Jepkogei Tanui, Sarah Chumba, Jared bogonko bitange, (CUEA) Is Internal Control System an effective tool in financial management? A practical experience from SMES in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya

Nicholas Okong’o, Kirioba Moseh, Charles Okioga, (Kisii University) Financial Management: Theory and Practice in Public Secondary Schools in Kisii County, Kenya

Owolabi Josiah, Akpovili Ajiri Rachel, (Federal College of Education) Olanipekun P.O (Federal University of Technology) Effects of gender, area of specialization, age and mode of access on mathematics undergraduates’ usage of social networking sites

Peninah Jepkogei Tanui, Judith S.K. Achoka, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Environmental accounting: A vital tool for peaceful coexistence between business and environment in Kenya

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University) An evaluation of the community’s resilience in coping with the global climatic change: case of Yatta sub-county, Machakos county

Panel A3: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Bekalu tadesse

Bekalu tadesse, Woldeab Daniel, Mulugeta Simachew, (Samara university) The effect of peer learning and tutoring in authenticating students’ learning through modular approach

Nahashon Akungah Nyangeri, (Chuo Kikuu cha Nairobi) Hadhi ya lugha ya kiswahili nchini Kenya: mchango wa nchi za magharibi na za mashariki katika kuikuza

Olanrewaju Ojo Emupenne, (West African Examinations Council) The assessment of the 21st century skills by the West African examinations council: challenges and opportunities

Saleh Garba, (Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic), School climate and the development of education in Nigeria: a comparative study of learning environment in public and private secondary schools in north-eastern Nigeria

Caroline Jepkosgei Cheruiyot, (Mount Kenya University) The production of word order and bound grammatical morphemes in Swahili grammatic speakers

Panel A4: East and West, Constitutionalism and Human Rights
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Mukusha Jowere

Mukusha Jowere, (Great Zimbabwe University) Eating a pig in pie?’ a philosophical paradox of women rights in human rights discourse in Zimbabwe’

Shivachi Mbapale H, Judah Ndiku, Ruth Naliaka, Frank Matanga, (MMUST) Africa, Palestine, Israel and international criminal court relations: An analysis of international politic

Langtone Maunganidze (University of Botswana) Soft’ Power and Industrial Democracy: Deconstructing the Chinese presence in Southern Africa

Wanjala S. Nasong’o (Rhodes College) The Responsibility to Protect: African Roots of an Emerging International Law Principle

Kofo Aderogba, (Tai Solarin University of Education) The 2015 General Elections, Political Imbroglios and Sustainable Democratic Electioneering Processes in Nigeria

Panel A5: East and West, Science and Technology in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 5
Chair: Abdulsalam lawal haruna

Abdulsalam lawal haruna: Organisation and retrieval of information and information resources
Stephen Kariuki Kigotho, (Karatina University) Creating a New East and West in Africa through Technology advancement
Kevin Chima, (Imo State University) Founder Rex Lumen Ltd./Creator EM/389 Global solution Engine
Daudi Msasi I, Njeru Eunice W, (Stella Maris) The Influence of Disease Incidence on Supply Chain Management of Medical Stores Department in Tanzania
Mwangi, S.W, (Karatina University) The contributions of science in addressing youth unemployment in Kenya: the case of youth enterprise development funded projects

Panel A6: East and West, Christianity & other Religions in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 6
Chair: Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro

Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro(Mount Kenya University). Is Nyamumboism religion among the Abagusii of south Nyanza, western Kenya from East or West?
Nyasha Madzokere, (Great Zimbabwe University) The miracles of Jesus Christ: a precursor to poverty alleviation and sustainable development
Mapuwei Nyasha, (Midlands State University) A semiotic engagement with representations of Christianity and the African Traditional Religion through music in Zimbabwe. Cases of Charles Charamba and Thomas Mapfumo

Beauty Muromo, (Midlands State University) Church goes continental: television and church in Africa
Fednand Manjewa M’bwangi, (University of Cape Town) Matthew’s antithesis (mat. 5.17) and the emergency of Christianity in the 1st century as a Jewish sect: a study in identity politics

Panel A7: East and West, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 7
Chair: Francis Mwangi Njoroge

Francis Mwangi Njoroge, Were (MMUST). The role of youth in Mount Elgon conflict 1993–2014

Jefferson Ndimande, (Solusi University) The State of Peace and Conflict Studies in Zimbabwe’s Universities
O p popoola, O. A. Alawode, M. O. Olayiwola, A.w Ayanrinde: Using discriminant analysis to forecast crime rate in Nigeria
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi (Kisii University) Asians and Urbanization in Western Kenya: Focus on Luanda Town in Vihiga County

Hilal Wani, (Mekelle University) Transforming ethnic divide: comparative analysis of India and Nigeria
Panel A8: East and West, Library, Information and Communication Technology
Location: Conference Hall 8
Chair: Abraham Kolo

Abraham Kolo: Political communication and the media in Nigeria democracy

Mugalavai Cynthia Chamwada, (Methodist University) The impact of ICTs on Knowledge and Content management at Kenya

Linnet Hamasi & Kennedy Onkware (Kisii University) Food security, women and Development in Kenya: Special Reference to Elgeyo Marakwet

Wadende, P. Ronoh, C. Koros, R (Kisii University) Finding a foot-hold: The cost of communication and public relations in County governments

Regina Nyaboke Mongare, (Kisii University) An assessment of the effects of personality on social media use among University students in Kisii town, Kenya
Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Parallel Sessions B 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Panel B1:
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Nwachi Loveday Agwu

Nwachi Loveday Agwu, (Nigeria Police Academy) Medical tourisms to India; implications on Nigeria medical and economic development
Koyi Solomon Lumasia, (MKU) Chebii Kiprono, (CUEA) Politics and distributive development of C.D.F in Kenya: a case of Trans-Nzoia and Marakwet Counties
Cleopas Mbugua, (Daystar University) Conflict, War and Violence in Africa
Beauty Muromo, Tariro Ndawana, and (Midlands State University) Role of religion: representation of environmental issues by the Zimbabwe media

Honest Prosper Ngowi, (Mzumbe University), Selected Issues in the Contemporary Sino-Africa Economic Relationships, (University of Calabar) The Chinese in the lower cross river

Panel B2: East and West, Culture and Development
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Osakue Stevenson Omoera

Osakue Stevenson Omoera, (Ambrose Alli University) Nollywood unbound: Benin language video-film as paradigm

Samson Barongo, Kirioba Mose (Kisii University) The relationship between gender and marital satisfaction among selected spouses in Kisii township Kisii County

Zaki, yakubu Micheal, Jimoh, Ibrahim Momoh (Federal Polytechnic Kauranamoda) Zaki, Blessed Mazadu (Enuhubamali polytechnic Zaria) Afro-Asia partnering: creating sustainable development through housing delivery in Nigeria.

Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, (Kisii University) Popular Music and Inventory of Social and Political Dialogue in Western Kenya: Focus on Sukuma bin Ongaro

Emmanuel Iniobong Archibong, (University of Uyo) Science and African cultural ontology

Leen Kavulavu, (Karatina University) Globalization and the market, economy impact on small holder household: the case of Kenya

Panel B3: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Viashima, Luper Veronica

Viashima, Luper Veronica, (Federal University Dustin-Ma) Child Labour, and educational Development of the girl-child in Makurdi Local Government of Benue State, Nigeria

Cecilia W. Kimani, (Mount Kenya University) Learners with Hearing Impairment and Access to Quality Education: Challenges facing Teachers and Learners in Kenya

Mwangi Chege, (University of Cincinnati) Higher Education and Development: An Analysis of Kenya’s University and its Capacity to Contribute to National Development

Njeru Eunice, (Stella Maris) The Characteristics of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Rural of Tanzania
Tina Mueni Vundi (St. Paul’s University) New pedagogies in Africa: implications of e-learning in Kenyan universities at undergraduate level
Panel B4: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Peninah jepkogei tanui

Peninah jepkogei tanui, Sarah Chumba, Jared Bogonko Bitange, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Environmental Accounting practices in business: A case of large petrol filling stations in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya

Nicodemus Aketch Ishmael, Oroko Dismas Ombuya (Kabarak University) Model for ubiquitous application enablement platforms (AEPs) for smart buildings in Nairobi to stem climate change
Aaron Ahali, (The University of Buckingham) Chinese Presence in Africa is Energy a Compelling Factor?
Phineas Bbaala, Best G. Musondela, (University of Zambia) All that glitters is not gold? China’s resource appetite and the current state of Sino-Africa relations
C. M. Githunguri, A. O. Esilaba, S. Zingore, J. A. Omwakwe, M. Gatheru, and Elias Njiru (KALRO), The effect of integrated nutrient management regimes on the performance of maize in the Southern Rangelands of Makueni County in Semi-Arid Eastern Kenya during the short rainy season

Panel B5: East and West, Christianity & other Religions in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 7
Chair: Vundi Nason

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University) The Role of the Church and Socioeconomic Development: Opportunities and challenges: Case of Africa Inland Church Kibera, Nairobi County

Jack Anselm Odhiambo, (University of Nairobi) Cultural and religious values rather that economic ties and pursuits constitute greater reasons for affinity among societies

J.L. Ilubala-Ziwa (University of Zambia) Effects of migrant youths on receiving Christian and Muslim households in Zambia: the case of Lusaka and Kafue districts

Masuba Martin, Wasike Sam Mankind, (Uganda Christian University) Governance and Accountability in Faith-Based Institutions in Uganda; A case study of Mbale District

Panel B6: East and West, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 8
Chair: Lere Amusan

Lere Amusan, Idowu Adebowale Adeyeye, (North West University) Conflict, Violence and Terrorism in Africa: alternative views

Oita Etyang, (University of Johannesburg), Simon Oswan Panyako (University of Nairobi) China and Africa’s peace and security agenda: the burgeoning appetite

Umar Shehu Usman (Nigeria Police Academy) In search of solution to terrorism in Africa: towards global peace and security

Francis Onditi, (University of Nairobi) Assessing the effects of civil-military tensions on the evolution of the African standby forces

Bridget T. Ortese, (Benue State University) Resolving Conflicts in Africa: A test case for china in South Sudan

Hilal Wani, (Mekelle University) Transforming ethnic divide: comparative analysis of India and Nigeria

Panel B7: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 7
Chair: Samuel K. Gitaka

Samuel K. Gitaka, (University of Kabianga) A study on compliance with the two-thirds gender rule in appointments and promotions of staff in public universities elevated in 2012 and 2013

Emma Osonna Ugwulebo, (Imo state university) Gender parity and the future of African societies
Brendon J. Cannon, (Gollis University Research Institute) Deconstructing Turkey’s Role in Somalia

Evans Gesura Mecha, (Kisii University) Unification in Linguistics and Prospects for Interdisplinary Research in Africa

Munyua Anthony, Mwatha (Karatina University) Strategies for Reducing Extreme Poverty in Africa: Vital lessons from China

Panel B8: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 8
Chair: Linnet Hamasi

Linnet Hamasi (Linnet Hamasi) Market Women and Peace Building in Kenya: The case of West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet

Samuel Mokaya Kegoro, Thomas Kirioba Moseh, Handson Bandari Ogechi, Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, (Kisii University) Contribution of traditional justice system and conflict resolution in Kenya: a case of Nyamira County

Handson Bandari, Thomas M. Kirioba (Kisii University) Land Conflict and Land Reforms in Kenya: A Case of Kericho County

George A. Genyi, (Benue State University) China: A New Imperial Power in Africa
Health Break
3:30pm – 3:45pm
Panel Session C 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Panel C1: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro
Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro, Emily Shatora Nyakundi (Mt. Kenya University). A crisis of employment guidance and counseling in Africa with reference to Kenya
Odero Neychor: The breathing conscious soil in the big bang universe
Terver Akpar, (Benue State University) West and its conscience-a study of the Dynamics and Strategic insights of the West’s agenda in Africa

Woldeab Daniel, (Samara university) Relationship among students’ personality, sex, attitude towards counseling and utilization of school guidance and counseling services
Akampurira Timothy, Nareeba Peter & Wanambwa Benard (Uganda Christian University) The risk factors of children assisted by compassion international in Kabale Municipality
Alice Violet Nyamundundu, (Stanford University Malawi) Women and entrepreneurship in L:ilongwe Malawi

Panel C2: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Garba Sardauna Abdullahi

Garba Sardauna Abdullahi, (Usmanu Danfodio University) Analysis of the Nigerian National Behavioural Political Syndrome, Effects and Positive Outlooks

Avitus Agbor (North-West University) The parlous plight of Africa’s underdevelopment conundrum: Holding political leadership accountable

Rachael Diang’a, Charles Kebaya (Kenyatta University) Appropriation of the ‘-wood’ Identity in Film Marketing Practices
Aminu Aliyu Ibrahim, (Kano State Polytechnic) Exhibition of Peace Education from Chinese Perspective;
A Lesson for Peace Building and Sustenance in Africa, especially Nigeria

Dejo Olowu, (North-West University) South-South Cooperation and the Quest for Global Economic Justice: Conceptual Concerns and Alternatives

Hugh Mangeya, (Midlands State University) Cry of the go-away bird: The discursive construction of Zim-East relations in Zimbabwean urban graffiti
Panel C3: East and West, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Francis Onditi

Francis Onditi, (University of Nairobi) Enhancing Child Protection Systems in Peace Support Operation Within the Eastern African Standby Force
Thomas Kinanga Gechiko, (Mount Kenya University) Women’s Participation in Peace and Reconciliation
Kahwa Njojo, Conception de la non-violence en Afrique: méthodes pour la résolution des conflits
Margaret Monyani (Moi University) Humans Not Just Victims: Rethinking the Internal Displacement Menace

David Katiambo, Fred Orina Ochoti, (Technical University of Kenya) In the Mind of a ‘Terrorist’: Analysis of Online ‘Legitimation’ of Terrorism in Online Publications in Eastern Africa
Falla .D. Lamin, (Lorton, Virginia) Regional Integration in West Africa: An Analysis of the Mano River Union with a focus on Sierra Leone

Panel C4: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 5
Chair: Polycarp O. Oluoch

Polycarp O. Oluoch, (Kisii University) Assessing perceptions of employers and graduates on university tourism and hospitality training programs in Kenya. A case study of Nairobi County
Adedeji Emmanuel Olusegun, (Federal college of education) Capacity building for effective entrepreneurship education towards sustainable development in Nigeria

Githunguri, C. M., Lung’ahi, E. G., Amata, R., Gatheru M., Musili, R. and Njiru Elias
(KALRO)The effect of a wet agro-ecological zone on selected growth and yield parameters of two elite cassava genotypes grown in Githunguri Sub-County of Kiambu County in Kenya
Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis, Genotype x environment interaction and stability of potato tuber yield and bacterial wilt resistance in Kenya
Jeanne Mogusu Differences in transportation planning practices in developed and developing countries: A comparative study

Panel C5: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 6
Chair: Elinami V. Swai

Elinami V. Swai, (Open University of Tanzania) Improving Education with New Pedagogies
Ishola Akindele Salami & Grace Chinenye, Nweke (University of Ibadan) A comparative analysis of physical environment, instructional method and language for pupils with special needs among African, Eastern and Western countries

James Sika, (Maseno University) An Assessment In Public Financing Of Education In Kenya

Luchembe Musonda, Moonga Anolt, Sampa Peter, Sumbwa P. Sithabile N, (University of Zambia) Donor-aided programmes in Zambia’s primary education: Are they a panacea to poverty alleviation

Maurice Amutabi, Cleopas Mbugua, (Kisii University) Wilfred Murioga (Kenyatta University) & Milcah Ajuoga (St Paul’s University) East and West, Education, Science and Development
Ogunwale Oluwatoyin Racheal Oyewumi, Moradehun Adebomi (Federal College of Education) Usage and accessibility of assistive technology among teachers of students with hearing impairment in Oyo state, Nigeria

Panel C6: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 6
Chair: Evans Ombeo Onyonka

Naliaka Valarie Joan, (Moi University) Influence of hollywood, bollywood and nollywood films on parent-teen communication on sexuality: a study of day secondary schools in Eldoret municipality, Uasin Gishu county, Kenya
Evans Ombeo Onyonka, (Kisii University) Women: An analysis of role of women in politics in the perspective of Africa
Muo Kasina and Lusike Wasilwa (KALRO) The newest frontier of catalyzing economy in rural Kenya: borrowing experiences from Japan
Erick Nyakundi Onsongo, (Kisii University) Human Resource Development pace with Emotional Intelligence Performance
Margaret N. Barasa (Kisii University) The discourse of my choice: is it a matter of what is celebrated and tolerated in the Kenyan and Ugandan Society?
Caroline Okelo; A shift of the kenyan government source of funding from the west to east: an empirical review

DAY 3 Friday 26th JUNE 2015
Plenary Session
8:00am-9:00am
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Peter Tirop Simatei and Prof. Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o. PhD

Panel Session D
9:00am– 10:30am
Panel D1: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 1
Chair: Rumbidzai Faith Masawi

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University) Devolution vs democriatization in Kenya: where are we going wrong? A case of Mkueni county government

Mary Nyawira Thongo, (Kenyatta University).The Role of Bollywood on African Film
Njeru Eunice, (Stella Maris).The Characteristics of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Rural of Tanzania

Paul Adole Ejembi, (Islamic University) Advancement from spectators to actors: A critical analysis of the roles of the East and West towards the realization of the right of African states to development under a new international economic order

Richard Gbemudia; China, Indigenous Knowledge and Development: Lessons from Ujamaa Doctrine of Julius Nyerer

Wanambwa Benard, Gizamba Julius & Sandra Amollo (Uganda Christian University) Development programmes and their effect on poverty reduction in Manafwa District. A case study of NAADS programme

Panel D2: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Martin C. Njoroge

Martin C. Njoroge, Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, (PAC University) Kenya’s national educational goals and national development: what lessons can we learn from Chinese education practices

Koyi Solomon Lumasia, (MKU) Contributions and challenges of associate faculty in expansion of higher education in Kenya

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, Albert Mugambi (Karatina University) The pedagogy of English idioms: Insights from applied linguistics

Caroline Schmitt, Matthias D. Witte (Johannes Gutenberg-University) Education among GDR and Namibian Swapo-the Case of GDR children from Namibia

John Musalia, (Western Kentucky University) Intimate Violence and Child Health in Kenya
A O Busari: A study of academic stress among teachers in training in special education in relation to their core life skills
Panel D3: East and West, Library, Information and Communication Technology
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Tariro Ndawana

Kabuki Wangare Nancy, (Stella Maris Mtwara University) Impact of mobile phones on Tanzanians life. A case of mtwara region

Tariro Ndawana, (Midlands State University) Local Radio and ‘The Look East Policy’: A case of Radio Zimbabwe and National FM
Heri Ryanga: #Hash tags: Addressing sexual violence against women – social media as an agenda setting tool
David Katiambo & Fred Ochoti (Technical University of Kenya) Construction and representation of the Garissa University College attack in Kenyan Daily newspapers
Omache Henry Ogachi, Okware E. Sam, Opio Moses, (Uganda Christian University) Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) On Service Delivery and Customer Satisfaction in Banking: The case of Housing finance Bank-Mbale Branch, Uganda
Chelule June Chebet (Laikipia University) Africa: Looking East or West? Opinions or attitudes of Kenyans on Social Media and their Preferences

Panel D4: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Master Dicks Mfune

Master Dicks Mfune, (University of Malawi) Case against Corporate Social Responsibility in Malawi
Mhammed Echkoundi, Hicham Hafid, Kofigah Frank Edem: What are the benefits of South-South cooperation for Africa?

Mohd Hazmi bin Mohd Rusli: Alternative routes for oil transportation through Southeast Asia: A canal or a pipeline?
Nareeba Peter, Akampurira Timothy, and Karina Annet: Effects of alcholism on the livelihoods of the people of Bubare sub county in Kabale District
Paul Adole Ejembi, (Islamic University in Uganda) an appraisal of the roles of the East vis- a vis the West toward gender parity and equalisation of opportunities for women in Africa.
Sandra Starcy Amollo, John Oduttu, Ben Wanambwa, Joseph Odongo (Uganda Christian University Ngo accountability, governance and social service delivery in Mbale District

Panel D5: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 5
Chair: Amon Mwangi Karanja

Amon Mwangi Karanja, Joseph Kanyi Kihika, (Chuka University) Challenges and opportunities for resources management in light of climate change; a case of Oljoro-Orok division
Annet Magolo, John Faith Magolo, Rose Badaza (Uganda Christian University) The stakeholder participation in solid waste management in urban authorities in eastern Uganda
Busolo Wegesa, (Moi University) The East´s facilitation of Africa´s Western Post Modernist Adventure
Shivachi Mbapale H, Frank Matanga, Judah Ndiku, Ruth, Naliaka Simiyu (MMUST).The Strategy of National Capacity Building in the Trafficking of Wildlife in Africa: Analyzing International Politics
Ogendi G. M, A. M Getabu, J. M. Onchieku and J. M, Babu (Kisii University) Water quality assessment of two parallel steams, Nyanchwa-Riana and Nyakomisaro- Riana, using fecal and total coliform as indicators, Kisii, Kenya
Mishael Oswe (Egerton University) Screening for tick-borne zoonotic pathogens in ticks collected from livestock in kenya using real time polymerase chain reaction
Panel D6: East and West, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 6
Chair: Margaret Monyani

Margaret Monyani, (Moi University) Refugees, Human Displacement, and International Politics

Clement Majawa, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) From indoctrination to formative & transformative education as a cultured approach of addressing extremism and terrorism in Africa

Mallion K. Onyambu; Economic and socio cultural and impact of refugees on the Kenyan communities: a case study of refugees at Kakuma camp

R. Ayine, R. Kabumbuli, F.R. Tumwinef, (Makerere University) Rethinking the Self-Reliance Strategy in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Hoima District
Maina Nyabuti & Brian Moses Onyango, (Kisii University) The government directive to close Dadaab: threat to violate of refugee rights under the human rights framework
Panel D7: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 7
Chair: Mbiyu M

Mbiyu M., Otieno S, Nyongesa M, Lungaho C (KALRO) Postharvest losses associated with aeroponic potato minituber production
Otieno Susan, Miriam Mbiyu, Moses Nyongesa, Kim Hoe Chooeng, Peninah Njenga (KALRO). Increasing availability of clean potato seed among smallholder farmers in Kenya: Why researchers should involve small holder farmers in seed production
Nyenze, M. Christopher, (Kisii University) Employee public relations on institutional competitiveness from perspectives of the moderating effect of personality attributes
Munene Mutuma Mugambi, Wilkister Moturi, George Ogendi: Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Preference of Cooking Fuels among Households in Nakuru Town, Kenya
Mukhamari N. Leah, Cleophas Maende, (Mount Kenya University) The nature of competition in the banking industry: a case of selected banks in Kitale town, Trans Nzoia County, Kenya
Veronica Onjoro, (Mount Kenya University) Let’s stop Xenophobia, it will divide Africa into many parts

Panel D8: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 8
Chair: Edgar Chemwami Marumbu

Linnet Hamasi and Alexander Nyamanga, (Kisii University) Ethno medicine and Empowerment of Marakwet Women in Security infrastructure: The case of Elgeyo Marakwet
Edgar Chemwami Marumbu, Paul Wachiuri Warutumo, (Kisii University) Psychotherapy a response to the wide spread of hiv/aids infection
Caroline Schmitt, (Johannes Gutenberg-University) Between Africa, Europe and the World-African Migrants in Germany as Cultural Entrepreneurs in the Hairdressing Sector
Karen Okie: The rate and prevalence of child labour in East Africa

Kiano E.K, Mudaki J.S, Ojala D.O (Moi University) The dynamics of poverty, inequality and economic well-being in kenya. A case of Uasin Gishu County
Igonya, Emmy Kageha; HIV and ‘Key Populations’: Development partners leading the course in Kenya?
Health Break
11:00am – 11:15am
Panel Session E 11:15am-12:45pm
Panel E1: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 1
Chair: Yossa Way
Yossa Way, (Anglican University of Congo) La RDC, pays où coulent le lait, le miel et le vinaigre

Bekoreire Mary Baremirwe, (Uganda Christian University) Social protection policy and access to social welfare services for informal workers in Uganda

Dishon G. Kweya, History in the margins: Rev. Anduuru and the invention of community history for a modern Ebunyole

Ezekiel Mbitha Mwenzwa(Karatina University) A Public-Private Partnership Scheme to Avert Desertification in the Drylands of Kenya: Lessons for Social Scientists
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, (Kisii University) No Shortcuts to Development: Focus on China and Infrastructure Development in Kenya
Panel E2: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Dorah Mwenye

Dorah Mwenye, Langton Mukwereza, (AGRITEX) China- Zimbabwe capacity building initiative: A case of agricultural research and extension officials from the southern African Country

Esther Mwarania, (Egerton University) European Interventions in Child Exploitation and Abuse: Poverty and Vulnerability of Child Laborers in the Miraa Industry in Meru County; Kenya
Hilary C. Kowino, (University of Minnesota) East or West: The Constancy of Bare and Disposable Lives
Laban Mgendi Irhene, (University of Arusha) Lifelong learning, globalization, development, poverty
Mulyanyuma Aaron Ayeta: Electoral process management and economic and political development in Uganda
Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University) Ethno weather as a marker of security among the Marakwet of Kenya: Women’s Knowledge Systems
Panel E3: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Moses Gatambuki Gathigia

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, Ezekiel Mwenzwa (Karatina University), Albert Rutere, (Laikipia University) Spotlighting Postgraduate Studies in Kenya Universities: Strengths, Weaknesses and the Way Forward
Nabaasa Lillian Gimuguni, Rose Badaza- Nakileza, (Uganda Christian University) Socio- cultural factors: a determinant of academic performance in secondary schools
Moseh Kirioba, Samson Barongo, (Kisii University) Family Background and Secondary School Student Unrest in Kenya: Lessons and Opportunities for Mitigation
Isayi Paul L. Lukulu, (Rajabaht University) The effects of leadership on academic achievement and interpersonal relationships
Florence Kisirkoi, (Maasai Mara University) Towards New Pedagogy for the Keya School Learners of the 21st Century
Isaac Orina Nyakirario, (Kisii University) Effects of computer-assisted language learning on secondary school students’ achievement and motivation in English pronunciation in Gucha sub-county, Kenya
Panel E4: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Justina Ndaita
Justina Ndaita, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Angeline Sabina Mulwa, Dorothy Ndunge Kyalo, Matula D. Phylisters, (University of Nairobi) An Analytical Reflection on the economic relationship with East or West on the utilization of information and communication Technology in secondary schools in Kenya: case of Kitui central sub-county
Julius Bosire; An investigation on digitisation and media governance in Kenya

Constance Ayabei, (Rongo University College) The rise of China and the World Order: Peace and conflict in Africa

Mufana Lipalile, (University of Zambia) Women leadership, empowerment and sustainable development: perspectives, challenges and opportunities from southern Africa
Robert Agwot Komakech, (Kumi University) Marketing agricultural products: Persistent Challenges and Promising Solutions

Panel E5: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 5
Chair: Kimani, S. K.

Kimani, S. K., Nyamongo, D.O., Okwuosa, E., Ngae, G, Mbure, G, Kimani, N (KALRO) Enhancing conservation of diverse crops and forages in semi-arid Kenya

Ademba, J.S, Kwach J. K, Esilaba, A.O, Ngari S.M., Mwangi, T.J and., Kidula N.L, (KALRO): Evaluation of organic and inorganic amendments on plant tissue nutrient uptake and phosphorus use efficiency of maize in Kisii County, Kenya

Songok, J. S, Toili W.W (MMUST) E-waste management policy in china and India: implications on the Kenyan situation
Burhan, Ahmad Mtengwa, Winnie Lyimo (Tanzania Centre for Foreign Relations) Tourist cities resident’s perceptions on social impacts of tourism activities
Martin Nyamongo (JKUAT) Service Quality and its Impact on Tourist acceleration in Kenyan coast, Mombasa
Lunch
12:15pm – 2:00pm

Panel Session F 2:00pm– 3:30pm
Panel F1: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 1
Chair: Bekoreire Mary Baremirwe

Bekoreire Mary Baremirwe, (Uganda Christian University) The contribution of public management on development process African states
Kwarija Annet, Nareeba Peter (Diocese of Kigezi) The wellbeing of children from single parenting families
Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University) Negotiating Patriarchy through Matriarchal Dialogue: Focus on Elgeyo Marakwet
Lucy K. L Mandillah (MMUST) Foreign Languages in Kenya: Double Edged Swords to Development
Paul Adole Ejembi, (Islamic University) Advancement from spectators to actors: a critical analysis of the roles of the east and west towards the realisation of the right of African states to development under a new international economic order
Watuwa Annthony Khaukha, Wanambwa Benard, Watsemwa Teddy: The relationship between customary land tenure system and women empowerment in Manjiya county, Manafwa district
Panel F2: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Rose Badaza

Rose Badaza, Annet Magolo, Lillian Gimuguni, (Uganda Christian University) Medicinal plants used by HIV – AIDS pregnant mothers in iganga, palisa and mbale district
Wasike Sam Mankind, Masuba Martin (Uganda Christian University).The effects of corporate social responsibility dimensions on the performance of Small and Medium sized enterprises in Uganda: A Case study of Mbale District
John Ayotunde, Isola Bewaji (University of the West Indies) Africa – neither East nor West, but Within
John Kirimi M’Raiji (University of Botswana) Mandarin and the Politics of Language in South Africa
Sister Elizabeth Piliyesi, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Assessing China and India new role’s in Africa

Panel F3: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Richard Ondiek Ratemo
Richard Ondiek Ratemo, Callen Nyamwange,(Kisii University) Impact of domestic violence on accessibility of education among primary school level learners in Kiogoro division, Kisii county, Kenya
Caroline Okelo, Audry Matere; Leadership as a determinant of the performance of educational institutions – the influence of the East and West a survey of educational institutions in Mombasa County
Clement Majawa, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Challenges of religious pluralism and occultism as a tool for radicalization in school: searching for value –transformative education
Chepkirui, A., Otieno, M., Mogusu, M., Mellen, Serem, N., and Wadende, P; Student-parent: The challenges and opportunities of being different in Kenyan institutions of higher learning
Peter Mugume, (Uganda Christian University) Analysis of the Advanced Level Literature Curriculum in Uganda in the Context of Global Dynamics

Panel F4: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Carl Bevelhymer
J. M. Onchieku, J. Githiomi, J. Githiomi (Kisii University) Potential of Grevillea robusta tree species as an alternative engineering material for the construction and furniture industry in Kenya

Carl Bevelhymer, (Florida International University) Relations of Cooperation and Competition from the Geopolitical to the Interpersonal: A Case Study of Floriculture in Kenya and China

Wilson Muna, (University of Kwa Zulu) Kenya – China Partnership on Infrastructure and Innovation Development: Opportunities for Skills and Technology Transfer
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, (Kisii University) Islamic Radicalization, Recruitment, Mobilization and Implications for National Development in Kenya: Perspectives from Western Kenya
Joseph Odongo, Paul Okiring & Odeke Micheal (Uganda Christian University) Accountability for development in service delivery: A case study Teso region
Conference Closing Ceremony:

MC: Dr. Kipyegon Kirui, PhD

3:45pm-4:00pm : Closing Remarks & Way Forward from the Chair, Conference Organizing
Committee: Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD

4:00pm-4:15pm : Vote of Thanks by Representative of Delegates

4:15pm-4:20pm : Vote of Thanks from KSU: Dr. Kipyegon Kirui, PhD

4:20pm-4:30pm : Issuing of Certificates

Delegates depart at their own pleasure

Call for Papers for Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University (KSU), Kenya on June 2016

General conference theme:

Conference venue: Kisii University (KSU)
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENT MODE OF STUDY DURATION
Ph. D in Curriculum and Instruction
Holders of Masters degree in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized Institution/University

Part Time 3 years 150,000/= per year
Ph. D in Guidance and Counselling

Ph. D in Education Management (Administration, Planning and Economics)
Ph. D in Education Foundations (Sociology, Philosophy, Comparative Education, History of Education)
Ph. D in Curriculum and Instruction
Ph. D in Guidance and Counselling
Ph. D in Education Management (Administration, Planning and Economics)
Ph. D in Education Foundations (Sociology, Philosophy, Comparative Education, History of Education)
Masters of Education ( Guidance & Counselling) B.ED degree with at least upper second-class honours in relevant field OR B.Sc/B.A degree plus post graduate diploma in education or its equivalent

School based 2 years 117,000/= per year
Masters of Education (Curriculm & Instruction)
Masters of Education ( Education Management – Administration, Planning and Economics)
Masters of Education (Education Foundations – Sociology, Philosophy, Comparative Education, History of Education)
Masters of Education ( Guidance & Counselling)
Post Graduate Diploma in Education First Degree from a recognized university with two teaching subjects School based 1 year 60,000/= per year
Bachelor of Education (Science) (Options: Mathematics & Phyc, Math & Chem, Bio & Chem, Math & Geog e.t.c) Mean grade C+ and above with a C+ in subjects of Specialization OR 2 Principals & Subsidiary pass in KACE OR S1 Diploma in the relevant area.
Bachelor of Education (Arts) (Options: Eng, Litt, Hist, Religious Studies, Geog, Swahili, Business Studies e.t.c)
Bachelor of Education (Primary Option) (Options: Science & Agric, Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies) Mean grade C with P1 certificate , at least a C in areas of specialization and C in either English or Kiswahili OR Diploma in Education holders School Based 4 yrs Ksh.110,000/= per year
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development)
Mean grade C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E, atleast C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry or Biology, History & Government or Geography, Religious or social studies OR with P1 certificate with a Mean grade of C plain in KCSE or Diploma in ECDE from a recognized examining body or KACE with atleast 2 principal passes & one subsidiary pass. School based
4 yrs 110,000/= Per Year
Diploma in Education (Primary Option) (Options: Science & Agric, Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies) KCSE with a minimum grade of D+ and a P1 certificate with 2 years teaching experience OR KCSE mean grade of C plain and P1 certificate per year School Based 2 years . Ksh.60,000/=
Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Development)
KCSE with a minimum grade of C (Plain), P1 Certificate OR Certificate in ECD from recognized institution School Based 2 years Ksh.60,000/= per year
Diploma in Education – Arts (Secondary Option)
KCSE with a minimum grade of C + plus with C plain and above in English /Kiswahili with at least C (plain) in the teaching subjects 3 years 60,000/= per year

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Ph.D Development Studies Holders of Masters degree in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized Institution/University Part Time
3 years 150,000/= per year
Ph.D in Leadership and Governance
Ph.D in Peace & Conflict Management
Ph.D in Development Studies
Ph.D in Literature
Ph.D in Kiswahili
Ph.D in History
Ph.D in Gender and Development
Ph.D in Community Development
Ph.D in Political Science
Ph.D in Disaster Management
Ph.D in Philosophy
Ph.D in Religion Studies
MA in History B.ED degree with at least upper second- School Based/ Regular 2 years 117,000/= per year
MA in Geography
MA in Religion Studies
MA in Literature,
MA in Philosophy
MA in Sociology,
MA in Linguistics,
MA in Kiswahili,
MA in Political Science
MA in Peace and Conflict
MA in Project Planning & Management
MA in Development Studies
MA in Public Administration & Public Policy
BA-Economic and Sociology KCSE with a minimum grade of C + plus with C+ plus in English with at least C (plain) in Mathematics
Bsc. Community Development KCSE with a minimum grade of C+ (plus) with C+ (plus) in subject area or Diploma in related field. Full-time/ Part time/
Evening 4 years 100,000/= per year
BA in General History,

BA in Linguistics
BA in General Religion

BA in Kiswahili,
BA in Sociology,

BA-Community and Social Development,

BA in Social Anthropology,

BA in Political Science

BA in Social Work

BA in Developmental Studies

BA in Criminology and Security Studies,
BA in Peace and Conflict Management
BA in Psychology

BA in Psychological Counseling

BA in Industrial psychology,

BA in Secretarial Studies & Office Management

Diploma in Public Administration KCSE mean grade C- with C- in English
Full-time/ Evening 2 years 60,000/= per year
Diploma in Community and Social Development
Diploma in Social Work
Diploma in Criminology and Security Studies
Diploma in county governance KCSE mean grade C- with C (plain) in English & C- in Mathematics Full-time/Evening 2 years 60,000/= per year
Certificate in County Management & Governance Mean Grade of D+ (plus) or C- or its
equivalent
Full-Time, evening / Weekends 4 months 20,500/=
Certificate in Criminology & Administration of Justice.
Certificate in Public Relations
Certificate in Social Work
Certificate in Community & Social Development

FACULTY OF INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Ph.D in Media, Communication & Information Studies Must be a holder of Masters Degree from Kisii University or any other University recognized by Kisii University senate in related disciplines Part Time
3 years 150,000/= per year
Ph.D in Information Science
Ph.D in Information Systems
Master of Information Science Bachelors degree with 2nd class honours (upper Division) and above. OR 2nd class honours (lower Division) with 2 yrs experience Evening 2 years150,000 (per year)

Master of Information Systems

Master of Knowledge Management
Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and above OR Second Class Honours ( Lower Division) with at least two years experience Evening 2 years150,000 (per year)

Master of Journalism and Mass Communication
Second Class (upper Division) Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communication related disciplines from a recognized university OR second class (Lower division)Bachelors Degree in Journalism and related disciplines with at least 2 years relevant working experience. OR Bachelor Degree in any discipline with post graduate qualification in Journalism, Mass Media, Communication and related disciplines Evening 2 years 170,000 (per year)

Bachelor of Arts (Communication & Media) Mean Grade C+ Others: C+ in English/ Kiswahili Full Time 4 years 50,000 per semester)
Bachelor of Software Engineering (SOEN) Mean Grade C+ Others: C+ (plus) in Mathematics and Physics OR
Diploma in Computer Science Full Time 4 years 65,000/=(per semester
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Bachelor of Science (Applied Computer Science
Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLINS) Mean Grade C+ Others: C+ (plus) in English or Kiswahili or Diploma in relevant area Full Time
4 years 50,000/=(per semester)
Bachelor of Business Information Management (BBIM)
K.C.S.E Mean Grade of C+(plus) with a C(Plain) in Mathematics & English/Kiswahili OR Diploma with a Credit Pass Full-Time / Evening 4 years 50,000/= Per Sem

Diploma in Library and Information Science Mean Grade C- in KCSE with a C in English/Kiswahili Or Div. III in KCE Full-Time/Evening 3 years 40,000/= (per sem)
Diploma in Business Information Technology (DBIT) KCSE Aggregate C- with a minimum of C- in both Mathematics and English. Full-Time/Evening 2 years 40,000/= (per year)
Diploma in Computer Science
KCSE Aggregate – C- with a minimum of C in both Mathematics and Physics. Full-Time/Evening 3 years 40,000/= (per sem)
Diploma In Information Technology (DIT)
KCSE mean grade C- and at least C plain in mathematics and English or C plain in physical
sciences and Kiswahili or its Equivalence Certificate in Information Technology, Programming etc,
recognized by the University senate.
Certificate in Modern Library records Management & Information studies (MRIS) KCSE Mean Grade D+, Others: D+ in English & Kiswahili
Full-Time/Evening 4 Months 45,000

FACULTY OF COMMERCE
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (PHD) Must be a holder of Masters Degree from recognized by Institutition in areas of Business and Economics or related disciplines Part Time
3 yrs 150,000/= per year
PhD Business Administration
Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) Second Class Honours (Upper Division ) and above OR Second Class Honours ( Lower Division)
with at least two years experience
Evening 2 years 58,850 /= Per Semester
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Entrepreneurship (MENTR)
Master of Tourism Management (MTOUR)
Master of Purchasing & Supplies Management (MPSM)
Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with a C (Plain) in Mathematics & English or Kiswahili OR Diploma in Related Field OR CPAK holders to begin from 2nd year.
Full-Time / Evening 4 years 50,000/= Per Sem
Bachelor of Business & Management (BBAM)
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (BENS)
Bachelor of Co-operative Management (COOP)
Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management (BCHM)
Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management (DPSM
Bachelor of Eco-tourism & Hospitality Management
KCSE Mean Grade of C+ with a C (plain) Mathematics, English/Kiswahili or Diploma in related field from a recognized institution. Full-time
4years 50,000/= per semester
Bachelor of Science In Economics & Statistics
Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with C (Plain) in Mathematics or C+ in Economics/ Commerce/Accounting/ Business Studies or 2 principal passes in Economics or Statistics. Full-Time / Evening 4 years 50,000/= Per Sem

Bachelor of Actuarial Science (BACS)
Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with a B- in Mathematics & English or Kiswahili OR
Diploma from a related field of study from a recognized institution Full-Time
4 years 100,000/= per year
Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) Mean Grade C- with C- in Mathematics OR a certificate in a related area with a credit pass Full-Time & Evening 2 years 30,000/= per semester
Diploma in Sales and Marketing (DSM)
Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM)
Diploma in Stores and Supplies Management (DSSM)
Diploma in Project Management (DPM)
Diploma in Marketing Management (DMM)
Diploma in Co-operative Management (DCOP)
Diploma in Eco-tourism & Hospitality Management (DEHM)
Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management (DCHM)
Certificate in Sales and Marketing Mean Grade of D+ (plus) or C- or its equivalent
Certificate in Human Resource Management
Certificate in stores and supplies
Certificate in IT
KCSE Mean Grade D+, Others: D in Mathematics And any other language Full-Time 4 Months 20,500/=

Certificate in Micro-Computers & Applications. Open for everybody
Full-Time 8 weeks 8,500/=
4 months 20,500/=
ATC I & II
KASNEB Requirements

6 months per level 10,700/= each level
C.P.A I 6 months per section 13,100/= per section
C.P.A II 6 months per section 16,900/= per section
C.P.A III 6 months per section 16,700/= per section

FACULTY OF PURE & APPLIED SCIENCES
Ph.D in Pure Mathematic Holders of Masters degree in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized Institution
Part Time 3 years 150,000/= per year
PhD in Applied Mathematics
Ph.D in Industrial Mathematics
PhD in Statistics,
Ph.D in Applied Parasitology
PhD in Organic/ Synthetic Chemistry
Ph.D in Plant Pathology
PhD in Environmental Physics,
PhD in Analytical Chemistry
PhD in physical/ theoretical chemistry,
PhD in fisheries & aquaculture.
Msc in Physiology
Holder of BSc zoology/ BED science with a major in zoology or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field.
Pre Msc. Applied Parasitology
Holder of Bsc zoology/ botany/ BED science biological sciences or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field.
Msc. In Plant Pathology
Holder of Bsc botany/ pathology/ BED science botany or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years experience in relevant field.
Msc. In Analytical Chemistry . Holder of Bsc chemistry/ BED science chemistry or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field
Msc. In Organic Chemistry
Msc. In Theoretical Chemistry
Msc. In limnology
Bachelor’s degree in biological science or its equivalent – 2 years
Pre- Msc. In physiology
Passed higher national in medical laboratory technology /applied biology/HND in animal health or lower Bsc. /BED science qualification than then stipulated minimum of upper second class honours
Msc. In applied mathematics Holder of BSc./BED science in mathematics or its equivalent from a recognised institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field Part Time/ Fulltime/ Schoolbased 2 years 110,000/= per year
Msc. In Statistics
Msc. in Pure Mathematics
Bsc. In applied Aquatic Science

Mean grade of C+ in KCSE with C+ in biology or biological sciences, geography, chemistry
or physical sciences and mathematics. Or outstanding diplomas in biological science from recognized institutions.
Candidates with other related field from recognized institutions and who have passed with credit or equivalent
Bachelor of Science
Mean grade C+ in KCSE with C+ in chemistry, physics and biology and C in English and Mathematics OR a diploma
with a credit pass from a recognized institution
Bsc. Chemistry Mean Grade of C+ in KCSE with C+ in Chemistry, Physics and Biology and C in English and Mathematics
OR A diploma with a Credit Pass from a recognized institution.
Bsc. Physics
Bsc. Biological Science
Bsc. In mathematics with computing
Mean grade C+ in KCSE with C+ in chemistry physics and biology and C in English and Mathematics
OR Diplomas with a credit pass from a recognized institution Full Time 4 years Kshs. 110,000 per year
Bridging courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics & Geography Those who have not attained the minimum requirements Regular 3 months
Diploma in e- waste management

K.C.S.E C (Plain) at KCSE with C- in Mathematics and or Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology. Certificate holder in electrical or electronics or e- waste management from recognized institution by Kisii university senate
Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology
.
K.C.S.E C- with C (plain) in Biology /Biological Sciences OR Chemistry /Physics /physical sciences and C- (Minus) in Mathematics & English/ Kiswahili OR Passed a relevant certificate/craft course i.e. holders of certificate in Science Laboratory Technology, Certificate in medical laboratory sciences, Certificate in analytical chemistry, certificate in applied Biology, Certificate in Electrical installation & Electronics, Certificate in water Technology from a recognized institution with a two years relevant experience. A holder of other qualifications recognized by the Senate
Diploma in Forensic Biology
K .C.S.E C- With C (plain) in Biology / Biological Sciences OR Chemistry /Physics /physical sciences and
C- (Minus) in Mathematics and English / Kiswahili OR Passed a relevant certificate / craft course i.e. holders of certificate in
Science Laboratory Technology, Certificate in medical laboratory sciences, certificate in applied Biology, from a recognized institution with a two years relevant experience.
Diploma in Forensic Chemistry.
KCSE C- with C (plain) in Biology / Biological Sciences OR Chemistry /Physics /physical sciences and
C- (Minus) in Mathematics and English or / Kiswahili OR Passed a relevant certificate /craft course i.e. holders of certificate in
Science Laboratory Technology, Certificate in medical laboratory sciences, certificate in applied Biology, from a recognized Institution with a two years relevant experience.
Diploma in fisheries and aquaculture entrepreneurship
K.C.S.E C- with C- (Minus) in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geography or physical science, biological science, or has certificate with credit in a related field from an institution recognized by university senate OR A holder of other qualifications recognized by the Senate. Full time/ school based/ part-time 2 years Ksh 80,000 per year
Bridging Courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics & Biology Full Time 2 Months Kshs. 20,500
Certificate in Fish Hatchery Management and Maintenance Mean grade D+ in KCSE
Full – Time 2 Months Kshs. 25,000
Certificate in Pond Construction and Management
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Certificate in limnology and wetlands
Certificate in water issues

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Application forms are obtained from the Admissions Office upon payment of a non-refundable application fee of Kshs. 2,000.00 for Degree & Enhancement programmes, Kshs. 1,000.00 for Diploma, Kshs. 500.00 for certificate and Kshs. 1,000.00 for all bridging programmes. The forms are also obtained through our website http://www.kisiiuniversity.ac.ke which will be filled and sent together with an original bank pay-in-slip application fees in favour of Kisii University at any branch of the following Banks: National Bank of Kenya, a/c number: 01230035009000 , Co-operative Bank of Kenya a/c number: 01129297079400 and KCB a/c number:1135404291
The duly completed forms should be returned to: the Registrar Academic & Student Affairs, Kisii University P.O. Box 408-40200 Kisii. Apply now and attach copies of relevant certificates, passports size photograph and the original application fee receiptFirst Draft Conference Programme June 24- 27, 2015

Message from Convenor of 2nd International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, PhD

Welcome to Kisii University (KSU)
Greetings, greetings! Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to take this opportunity to welcome you to Eldoret Campus of Kisii University, Kenya, to our Second Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, taking place at the Eldoret Campus, of Kisii University (KSU) from June 24-27, 2015 on behalf of the management of this university, led by our Vice Chancellor Prof. John S. Akama. We feel greatly honoured and humbled to welcome over 500 of you, to this significant conference, which some of you are coming back for the second time. This is a major milestone to our University because this is the highest number that Kisii University will be hosting for the second time. We need to congratulate the University for this Great Achievement in the history of our young institution. I am excited that many of you have decided to attend this highly acclaimed 2nd Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference despite the travel advisories and terror threat in the country. It gives me enormous gratification and honour to welcome you all. We have put all necessary plans in place to avert any security threat. We know this year’s conference, like Juan Antonio Samarach often said of the Olympics, “will be the greatest ever!”

Thanking University Management
We would like to thank Kisii University Management for the support it has accorded this conference. We thank the Vice Chancellor Prof. John S. Akama, DVC Academic and Students Affairs Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, DVC APF Prof. Joseph Mailutha, Registrar Academic and Student Affairs Prof. Philip Owino, Registrar Administration Mr. Chris Nyenze, Registrar Research and Extension Prof. Alfred Anakalo Shitandi, and Finance Officer. Mr Johnson Mwaura. We thank all the Deans, Directors, CODs and Coordinators for their support and contribution towards the success of this 2nd conference.

The Annual Conference
We intend to make this conference to be an annual event. Some annual conferences die with the inaugural one. I am excited to be the convenor of this annual conference which I am glad to see becoming an annual intellectual activity for many of you from all over the world. My friend and mentor Prof. Godfrey Muriuki, who is also the Chancellor of Kisii University, my mentor at the University of Illinois Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, my friend and mentor Prof. Toyin Falola of the University of Texas at Austin in the US, and colleagues at Kisii University will all be very pleased to see the large turnout of this conference and the two quality books that came out of the first conference. Last. I would like to thank the commitment that KSU attaches to research and publishing through the cooperation that this conference has received from top management of Kisii University.

Kisii as one the “Big Ten” Universities in Kenya
People are taking notice because Kisii University has arrived and taken its place as one of the big ten universities in Kenya in terms of size, student population and programmes. The University has earned this great reputation through success in many of its programmes Kisii University is the fastest growing university in Kenya and much of the growth has come about as a result of great commitment from students and staff members. We are proud to have the highest number of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Kenya.
Collaborations
Kisii University holds much collaboration with leading universities and organizations and is determined to play its role in the community of universities across the world. Our scholars have been recognised by many universities. Many of them are serving in various capacities as editors of leading journals, external examiners, peer reviewers and other roles that have the university a great name.

Keynote speakers
This year, we have invited keynote speakers from a wide array of fields. We feel very privileged and honoured to have such high profile scholars in our midst. Shadrack Nasong’o, Prof. Ruth Otunga, Prof. Peter Tirop Simatei and Prof. Prof. Kefa Otiso will all be speaking at this conference. These are highly regarded scholars, friends and our mentors. We are delighted to hear from them. Many of the keynote speakers are famous names whom many of you have had the chance to imitate and emulate, and it is great that we are sharing this academic platform with them. We are impressed with the great mix of scholars from a wide range of disciplines, age, race, gender and geographical spread.

Security in Kenya
We would like assure those ravelling from overseas that Kenya is safe for travelling. The organizing committee has put everything in pace to ensure the safety of conference participants. Participants are advised to book hotels in the CBD and avoid areas such as Langas, Huruma and Maili Nne.

Weather in Eldoret
The weather in Eldoret is cold and wet around this time of the year. Conference participant and other visitors are encouraged to carry warm clothing. Many of the hotels are found close to the conference venue and it’s safe to walk in Eldoret town.

Currency exchange issues
Conference registration can be done on site. Carry a few dollars for local travel and expenditure on gifts and souvenirs. Many payments in Kenya can be done using MasterCard and visa cards. Hotels and other services accept these cards although some will accept only cash, which can be accessed at various ATM machines of various international banks such as Barclays Bank and Standard Bank. Many hotels serve intentional cuisines.

Thanking members of Organizing Committee
I would like to applaud the organizing committee, for their commitment in responding to many e-mails and receiving telephone calls from far and wide, sometimes at odd times and putting up with all manner of inquiries. I am glad to introduce the 2016 call for papers on “Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa” found at the end of the programme. We are expecting abstracts after this year’s conference.

Asante Sana (Thank you very much) and Welcome (Karibu) to the Kisii University

DAY 1 Wednesday, June 24th 2015

 Arrival and Registration

 Familiarization and visit to Conference venue

 Checking into hotel rooms

 Distribution of name tags and conference material

 Welcoming Guests on Campus

 Meeting with session chairs

 Corrections on the Program

 Make any announcements and changes

 PowerPoint presentations given to ICT staff for presentation

 Please Register on 24th June 2015
Keynote Speakers

 Prof. Shadrack Nasong’o, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
 Prof. Peter Tirop Simatei, PhD Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
 Prof. Ruth Otunga, PhD DVC Academic Affairs, The University of Eldoret, Kenya
 Prof. Kefa Otiso, PhD, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA

DAY 2 Thursday, June 25th, 2015
8:00am – 10:30am: Conference Opening and Keynote address
MC: Prof. Philip O. Owino, PhD
8:00am- 9:00am Registration
9:00am-9:05am
Opening Prayer:
Bishop Zablon Malema
9:05am – 9:15am
Welcoming Remarks From Deputy Vice Chancellor (ASA) and Chair, Conference Organizing Committee: Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD
9:15am – 9:35am Opening Remarks: Vice Chancellor Kisii University
Prof. John S. Akama, PhD
9:35am – 9:45am Remarks by Guest of Honour- The Governor of Uasin Gishu County, H. E, Hon Jackson Mandago
9:45am-9:55am Opening Speech: Chief Guest: Chancellor Kisii University
Prof. Godfrey Muriuki, PhD
9:55am- 10:05am Keynote Address: Prof. Kefa Otiso, PhD, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA
10:05 – 10:15am
Vote of thanks: R (ASA) Kisii University,
Prof. Philip Owino
10:15- 11: 00am Group Photo/Health Break
Parallel Sessions
Panel Session A: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Panel A1: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall One
Chair: Ogoh A. O

Ogoh A. O: Nigeria-India economic relations: partners in development

Adagba Okpaga (University Makurdi). Regional economic integration in Africa: lessons from South-East Asia

Gbadebo, Adedeji Daniel, Mohammed Nuhu (University of Benin). The prospects and challenges of the Gambia in ECOWAS: implications of ECOWAS’ adoption of a common currency

Okebiro Gilbert Nyakundi, (Mount Kenya University) Epistemology of East and West political thinkers on ideal state for Africa: In reference to Gandhi [Eastern] and Plato [Western]

Gloria Eme Worugji, (University of Calabar) Gender and women in West Africa: Elechi Amadi’s the great pond

Panel A2: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall Two
Chair: Elegbede Olufola Toyosi

Elegbede Olufola Toyosi: An Appraisal of Cooperative Societies as Alternative Source of Finance for Real Estate Development in Nigeria

Peninah Jepkogei Tanui, Sarah Chumba, Jared bogonko bitange, (CUEA) Is Internal Control System an effective tool in financial management? A practical experience from SMES in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya

Nicholas Okong’o, Kirioba Moseh, Charles Okioga, (Kisii University) Financial Management: Theory and Practice in Public Secondary Schools in Kisii County, Kenya

Owolabi Josiah, Akpovili Ajiri Rachel, (Federal College of Education) Olanipekun P.O (Federal University of Technology) Effects of gender, area of specialization, age and mode of access on mathematics undergraduates’ usage of social networking sites

Peninah Jepkogei Tanui, Judith S.K. Achoka, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Environmental accounting: A vital tool for peaceful coexistence between business and environment in Kenya

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University) An evaluation of the community’s resilience in coping with the global climatic change: case of Yatta sub-county, Machakos county

Panel A3: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Bekalu tadesse

Bekalu tadesse, Woldeab Daniel, Mulugeta Simachew, (Samara university) The effect of peer learning and tutoring in authenticating students’ learning through modular approach

Nahashon Akungah Nyangeri, (Chuo Kikuu cha Nairobi) Hadhi ya lugha ya kiswahili nchini Kenya: mchango wa nchi za magharibi na za mashariki katika kuikuza

Olanrewaju Ojo Emupenne, (West African Examinations Council) The assessment of the 21st century skills by the West African examinations council: challenges and opportunities

Saleh Garba, (Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic), School climate and the development of education in Nigeria: a comparative study of learning environment in public and private secondary schools in north-eastern Nigeria

Caroline Jepkosgei Cheruiyot, (Mount Kenya University) The production of word order and bound grammatical morphemes in Swahili grammatic speakers

Panel A4: East and West, Constitutionalism and Human Rights
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Mukusha Jowere

Mukusha Jowere, (Great Zimbabwe University) Eating a pig in pie?’ a philosophical paradox of women rights in human rights discourse in Zimbabwe’

Shivachi Mbapale H, Judah Ndiku, Ruth Naliaka, Frank Matanga, (MMUST) Africa, Palestine, Israel and international criminal court relations: An analysis of international politic

Langtone Maunganidze (University of Botswana) Soft’ Power and Industrial Democracy: Deconstructing the Chinese presence in Southern Africa

Wanjala S. Nasong’o (Rhodes College) The Responsibility to Protect: African Roots of an Emerging International Law Principle

Kofo Aderogba, (Tai Solarin University of Education) The 2015 General Elections, Political Imbroglios and Sustainable Democratic Electioneering Processes in Nigeria

Panel A5: East and West, Science and Technology in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 5
Chair: Abdulsalam lawal haruna

Abdulsalam lawal haruna: Organisation and retrieval of information and information resources
Stephen Kariuki Kigotho, (Karatina University) Creating a New East and West in Africa through Technology advancement
Kevin Chima, (Imo State University) Founder Rex Lumen Ltd./Creator EM/389 Global solution Engine
Daudi Msasi I, Njeru Eunice W, (Stella Maris) The Influence of Disease Incidence on Supply Chain Management of Medical Stores Department in Tanzania
Mwangi, S.W, (Karatina University) The contributions of science in addressing youth unemployment in Kenya: the case of youth enterprise development funded projects

Panel A6: East and West, Christianity & other Religions in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 6
Chair: Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro

Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro(Mount Kenya University). Is Nyamumboism religion among the Abagusii of south Nyanza, western Kenya from East or West?
Nyasha Madzokere, (Great Zimbabwe University) The miracles of Jesus Christ: a precursor to poverty alleviation and sustainable development
Mapuwei Nyasha, (Midlands State University) A semiotic engagement with representations of Christianity and the African Traditional Religion through music in Zimbabwe. Cases of Charles Charamba and Thomas Mapfumo

Beauty Muromo, (Midlands State University) Church goes continental: television and church in Africa
Fednand Manjewa M’bwangi, (University of Cape Town) Matthew’s antithesis (mat. 5.17) and the emergency of Christianity in the 1st century as a Jewish sect: a study in identity politics

Panel A7: East and West, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 7
Chair: Francis Mwangi Njoroge

Francis Mwangi Njoroge, Were (MMUST). The role of youth in Mount Elgon conflict 1993–2014

Jefferson Ndimande, (Solusi University) The State of Peace and Conflict Studies in Zimbabwe’s Universities
O p popoola, O. A. Alawode, M. O. Olayiwola, A.w Ayanrinde: Using discriminant analysis to forecast crime rate in Nigeria
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi (Kisii University) Asians and Urbanization in Western Kenya: Focus on Luanda Town in Vihiga County

Hilal Wani, (Mekelle University) Transforming ethnic divide: comparative analysis of India and Nigeria
Panel A8: East and West, Library, Information and Communication Technology
Location: Conference Hall 8
Chair: Abraham Kolo

Abraham Kolo: Political communication and the media in Nigeria democracy

Mugalavai Cynthia Chamwada, (Methodist University) The impact of ICTs on Knowledge and Content management at Kenya

Linnet Hamasi & Kennedy Onkware (Kisii University) Food security, women and Development in Kenya: Special Reference to Elgeyo Marakwet

Wadende, P. Ronoh, C. Koros, R (Kisii University) Finding a foot-hold: The cost of communication and public relations in County governments

Regina Nyaboke Mongare, (Kisii University) An assessment of the effects of personality on social media use among University students in Kisii town, Kenya
Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Parallel Sessions B 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Panel B1:
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Nwachi Loveday Agwu

Nwachi Loveday Agwu, (Nigeria Police Academy) Medical tourisms to India; implications on Nigeria medical and economic development
Koyi Solomon Lumasia, (MKU) Chebii Kiprono, (CUEA) Politics and distributive development of C.D.F in Kenya: a case of Trans-Nzoia and Marakwet Counties
Cleopas Mbugua, (Daystar University) Conflict, War and Violence in Africa
Beauty Muromo, Tariro Ndawana, and (Midlands State University) Role of religion: representation of environmental issues by the Zimbabwe media

Honest Prosper Ngowi, (Mzumbe University), Selected Issues in the Contemporary Sino-Africa Economic Relationships, (University of Calabar) The Chinese in the lower cross river

Panel B2: East and West, Culture and Development
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Osakue Stevenson Omoera

Osakue Stevenson Omoera, (Ambrose Alli University) Nollywood unbound: Benin language video-film as paradigm

Samson Barongo, Kirioba Mose (Kisii University) The relationship between gender and marital satisfaction among selected spouses in Kisii township Kisii County

Zaki, yakubu Micheal, Jimoh, Ibrahim Momoh (Federal Polytechnic Kauranamoda) Zaki, Blessed Mazadu (Enuhubamali polytechnic Zaria) Afro-Asia partnering: creating sustainable development through housing delivery in Nigeria.

Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, (Kisii University) Popular Music and Inventory of Social and Political Dialogue in Western Kenya: Focus on Sukuma bin Ongaro

Emmanuel Iniobong Archibong, (University of Uyo) Science and African cultural ontology

Leen Kavulavu, (Karatina University) Globalization and the market, economy impact on small holder household: the case of Kenya

Panel B3: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Viashima, Luper Veronica

Viashima, Luper Veronica, (Federal University Dustin-Ma) Child Labour, and educational Development of the girl-child in Makurdi Local Government of Benue State, Nigeria

Cecilia W. Kimani, (Mount Kenya University) Learners with Hearing Impairment and Access to Quality Education: Challenges facing Teachers and Learners in Kenya

Mwangi Chege, (University of Cincinnati) Higher Education and Development: An Analysis of Kenya’s University and its Capacity to Contribute to National Development

Njeru Eunice, (Stella Maris) The Characteristics of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Rural of Tanzania
Tina Mueni Vundi (St. Paul’s University) New pedagogies in Africa: implications of e-learning in Kenyan universities at undergraduate level
Panel B4: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Peninah jepkogei tanui

Peninah jepkogei tanui, Sarah Chumba, Jared Bogonko Bitange, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Environmental Accounting practices in business: A case of large petrol filling stations in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya

Nicodemus Aketch Ishmael, Oroko Dismas Ombuya (Kabarak University) Model for ubiquitous application enablement platforms (AEPs) for smart buildings in Nairobi to stem climate change
Aaron Ahali, (The University of Buckingham) Chinese Presence in Africa is Energy a Compelling Factor?
Phineas Bbaala, Best G. Musondela, (University of Zambia) All that glitters is not gold? China’s resource appetite and the current state of Sino-Africa relations
C. M. Githunguri, A. O. Esilaba, S. Zingore, J. A. Omwakwe, M. Gatheru, and Elias Njiru (KALRO), The effect of integrated nutrient management regimes on the performance of maize in the Southern Rangelands of Makueni County in Semi-Arid Eastern Kenya during the short rainy season

Panel B5: East and West, Christianity & other Religions in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 7
Chair: Vundi Nason

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University) The Role of the Church and Socioeconomic Development: Opportunities and challenges: Case of Africa Inland Church Kibera, Nairobi County

Jack Anselm Odhiambo, (University of Nairobi) Cultural and religious values rather that economic ties and pursuits constitute greater reasons for affinity among societies

J.L. Ilubala-Ziwa (University of Zambia) Effects of migrant youths on receiving Christian and Muslim households in Zambia: the case of Lusaka and Kafue districts

Masuba Martin, Wasike Sam Mankind, (Uganda Christian University) Governance and Accountability in Faith-Based Institutions in Uganda; A case study of Mbale District

Panel B6: East and West, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 8
Chair: Lere Amusan

Lere Amusan, Idowu Adebowale Adeyeye, (North West University) Conflict, Violence and Terrorism in Africa: alternative views

Oita Etyang, (University of Johannesburg), Simon Oswan Panyako (University of Nairobi) China and Africa’s peace and security agenda: the burgeoning appetite

Umar Shehu Usman (Nigeria Police Academy) In search of solution to terrorism in Africa: towards global peace and security

Francis Onditi, (University of Nairobi) Assessing the effects of civil-military tensions on the evolution of the African standby forces

Bridget T. Ortese, (Benue State University) Resolving Conflicts in Africa: A test case for china in South Sudan

Hilal Wani, (Mekelle University) Transforming ethnic divide: comparative analysis of India and Nigeria

Panel B7: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 7
Chair: Samuel K. Gitaka

Samuel K. Gitaka, (University of Kabianga) A study on compliance with the two-thirds gender rule in appointments and promotions of staff in public universities elevated in 2012 and 2013

Emma Osonna Ugwulebo, (Imo state university) Gender parity and the future of African societies
Brendon J. Cannon, (Gollis University Research Institute) Deconstructing Turkey’s Role in Somalia

Evans Gesura Mecha, (Kisii University) Unification in Linguistics and Prospects for Interdisplinary Research in Africa

Munyua Anthony, Mwatha (Karatina University) Strategies for Reducing Extreme Poverty in Africa: Vital lessons from China

Panel B8: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 8
Chair: Linnet Hamasi

Linnet Hamasi (Linnet Hamasi) Market Women and Peace Building in Kenya: The case of West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet

Samuel Mokaya Kegoro, Thomas Kirioba Moseh, Handson Bandari Ogechi, Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, (Kisii University) Contribution of traditional justice system and conflict resolution in Kenya: a case of Nyamira County

Handson Bandari, Thomas M. Kirioba (Kisii University) Land Conflict and Land Reforms in Kenya: A Case of Kericho County

George A. Genyi, (Benue State University) China: A New Imperial Power in Africa
Health Break
3:30pm – 3:45pm
Panel Session C 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Panel C1: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro
Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro, Emily Shatora Nyakundi (Mt. Kenya University). A crisis of employment guidance and counseling in Africa with reference to Kenya
Odero Neychor: The breathing conscious soil in the big bang universe
Terver Akpar, (Benue State University) West and its conscience-a study of the Dynamics and Strategic insights of the West’s agenda in Africa

Woldeab Daniel, (Samara university) Relationship among students’ personality, sex, attitude towards counseling and utilization of school guidance and counseling services
Akampurira Timothy, Nareeba Peter & Wanambwa Benard (Uganda Christian University) The risk factors of children assisted by compassion international in Kabale Municipality
Alice Violet Nyamundundu, (Stanford University Malawi) Women and entrepreneurship in L:ilongwe Malawi

Panel C2: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Garba Sardauna Abdullahi

Garba Sardauna Abdullahi, (Usmanu Danfodio University) Analysis of the Nigerian National Behavioural Political Syndrome, Effects and Positive Outlooks

Avitus Agbor (North-West University) The parlous plight of Africa’s underdevelopment conundrum: Holding political leadership accountable

Rachael Diang’a, Charles Kebaya (Kenyatta University) Appropriation of the ‘-wood’ Identity in Film Marketing Practices
Aminu Aliyu Ibrahim, (Kano State Polytechnic) Exhibition of Peace Education from Chinese Perspective;
A Lesson for Peace Building and Sustenance in Africa, especially Nigeria

Dejo Olowu, (North-West University) South-South Cooperation and the Quest for Global Economic Justice: Conceptual Concerns and Alternatives

Hugh Mangeya, (Midlands State University) Cry of the go-away bird: The discursive construction of Zim-East relations in Zimbabwean urban graffiti
Panel C3: East and West, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Francis Onditi

Francis Onditi, (University of Nairobi) Enhancing Child Protection Systems in Peace Support Operation Within the Eastern African Standby Force
Thomas Kinanga Gechiko, (Mount Kenya University) Women’s Participation in Peace and Reconciliation
Kahwa Njojo, Conception de la non-violence en Afrique: méthodes pour la résolution des conflits
Margaret Monyani (Moi University) Humans Not Just Victims: Rethinking the Internal Displacement Menace

David Katiambo, Fred Orina Ochoti, (Technical University of Kenya) In the Mind of a ‘Terrorist’: Analysis of Online ‘Legitimation’ of Terrorism in Online Publications in Eastern Africa
Falla .D. Lamin, (Lorton, Virginia) Regional Integration in West Africa: An Analysis of the Mano River Union with a focus on Sierra Leone

Panel C4: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 5
Chair: Polycarp O. Oluoch

Polycarp O. Oluoch, (Kisii University) Assessing perceptions of employers and graduates on university tourism and hospitality training programs in Kenya. A case study of Nairobi County
Adedeji Emmanuel Olusegun, (Federal college of education) Capacity building for effective entrepreneurship education towards sustainable development in Nigeria

Githunguri, C. M., Lung’ahi, E. G., Amata, R., Gatheru M., Musili, R. and Njiru Elias
(KALRO)The effect of a wet agro-ecological zone on selected growth and yield parameters of two elite cassava genotypes grown in Githunguri Sub-County of Kiambu County in Kenya
Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis, Genotype x environment interaction and stability of potato tuber yield and bacterial wilt resistance in Kenya
Jeanne Mogusu Differences in transportation planning practices in developed and developing countries: A comparative study

Panel C5: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 6
Chair: Elinami V. Swai

Elinami V. Swai, (Open University of Tanzania) Improving Education with New Pedagogies
Ishola Akindele Salami & Grace Chinenye, Nweke (University of Ibadan) A comparative analysis of physical environment, instructional method and language for pupils with special needs among African, Eastern and Western countries

James Sika, (Maseno University) An Assessment In Public Financing Of Education In Kenya

Luchembe Musonda, Moonga Anolt, Sampa Peter, Sumbwa P. Sithabile N, (University of Zambia) Donor-aided programmes in Zambia’s primary education: Are they a panacea to poverty alleviation

Maurice Amutabi, Cleopas Mbugua, (Kisii University) Wilfred Murioga (Kenyatta University) & Milcah Ajuoga (St Paul’s University) East and West, Education, Science and Development
Ogunwale Oluwatoyin Racheal Oyewumi, Moradehun Adebomi (Federal College of Education) Usage and accessibility of assistive technology among teachers of students with hearing impairment in Oyo state, Nigeria

Panel C6: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 6
Chair: Evans Ombeo Onyonka

Naliaka Valarie Joan, (Moi University) Influence of hollywood, bollywood and nollywood films on parent-teen communication on sexuality: a study of day secondary schools in Eldoret municipality, Uasin Gishu county, Kenya
Evans Ombeo Onyonka, (Kisii University) Women: An analysis of role of women in politics in the perspective of Africa
Muo Kasina and Lusike Wasilwa (KALRO) The newest frontier of catalyzing economy in rural Kenya: borrowing experiences from Japan
Erick Nyakundi Onsongo, (Kisii University) Human Resource Development pace with Emotional Intelligence Performance
Margaret N. Barasa (Kisii University) The discourse of my choice: is it a matter of what is celebrated and tolerated in the Kenyan and Ugandan Society?
Caroline Okelo; A shift of the kenyan government source of funding from the west to east: an empirical review

DAY 3 Friday 26th JUNE 2015
Plenary Session
8:00am-9:00am
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Peter Tirop Simatei and Prof. Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o. PhD

Panel Session D
9:00am– 10:30am
Panel D1: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 1
Chair: Rumbidzai Faith Masawi

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University) Devolution vs democriatization in Kenya: where are we going wrong? A case of Mkueni county government

Mary Nyawira Thongo, (Kenyatta University).The Role of Bollywood on African Film
Njeru Eunice, (Stella Maris).The Characteristics of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Rural of Tanzania

Paul Adole Ejembi, (Islamic University) Advancement from spectators to actors: A critical analysis of the roles of the East and West towards the realization of the right of African states to development under a new international economic order

Richard Gbemudia; China, Indigenous Knowledge and Development: Lessons from Ujamaa Doctrine of Julius Nyerer

Wanambwa Benard, Gizamba Julius & Sandra Amollo (Uganda Christian University) Development programmes and their effect on poverty reduction in Manafwa District. A case study of NAADS programme

Panel D2: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Martin C. Njoroge

Martin C. Njoroge, Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, (PAC University) Kenya’s national educational goals and national development: what lessons can we learn from Chinese education practices

Koyi Solomon Lumasia, (MKU) Contributions and challenges of associate faculty in expansion of higher education in Kenya

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, Albert Mugambi (Karatina University) The pedagogy of English idioms: Insights from applied linguistics

Caroline Schmitt, Matthias D. Witte (Johannes Gutenberg-University) Education among GDR and Namibian Swapo-the Case of GDR children from Namibia

John Musalia, (Western Kentucky University) Intimate Violence and Child Health in Kenya
A O Busari: A study of academic stress among teachers in training in special education in relation to their core life skills
Panel D3: East and West, Library, Information and Communication Technology
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Tariro Ndawana

Kabuki Wangare Nancy, (Stella Maris Mtwara University) Impact of mobile phones on Tanzanians life. A case of mtwara region

Tariro Ndawana, (Midlands State University) Local Radio and ‘The Look East Policy’: A case of Radio Zimbabwe and National FM
Heri Ryanga: #Hash tags: Addressing sexual violence against women – social media as an agenda setting tool
David Katiambo & Fred Ochoti (Technical University of Kenya) Construction and representation of the Garissa University College attack in Kenyan Daily newspapers
Omache Henry Ogachi, Okware E. Sam, Opio Moses, (Uganda Christian University) Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) On Service Delivery and Customer Satisfaction in Banking: The case of Housing finance Bank-Mbale Branch, Uganda
Chelule June Chebet (Laikipia University) Africa: Looking East or West? Opinions or attitudes of Kenyans on Social Media and their Preferences

Panel D4: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Master Dicks Mfune

Master Dicks Mfune, (University of Malawi) Case against Corporate Social Responsibility in Malawi
Mhammed Echkoundi, Hicham Hafid, Kofigah Frank Edem: What are the benefits of South-South cooperation for Africa?

Mohd Hazmi bin Mohd Rusli: Alternative routes for oil transportation through Southeast Asia: A canal or a pipeline?
Nareeba Peter, Akampurira Timothy, and Karina Annet: Effects of alcholism on the livelihoods of the people of Bubare sub county in Kabale District
Paul Adole Ejembi, (Islamic University in Uganda) an appraisal of the roles of the East vis- a vis the West toward gender parity and equalisation of opportunities for women in Africa.
Sandra Starcy Amollo, John Oduttu, Ben Wanambwa, Joseph Odongo (Uganda Christian University Ngo accountability, governance and social service delivery in Mbale District

Panel D5: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 5
Chair: Amon Mwangi Karanja

Amon Mwangi Karanja, Joseph Kanyi Kihika, (Chuka University) Challenges and opportunities for resources management in light of climate change; a case of Oljoro-Orok division
Annet Magolo, John Faith Magolo, Rose Badaza (Uganda Christian University) The stakeholder participation in solid waste management in urban authorities in eastern Uganda
Busolo Wegesa, (Moi University) The East´s facilitation of Africa´s Western Post Modernist Adventure
Shivachi Mbapale H, Frank Matanga, Judah Ndiku, Ruth, Naliaka Simiyu (MMUST).The Strategy of National Capacity Building in the Trafficking of Wildlife in Africa: Analyzing International Politics
Ogendi G. M, A. M Getabu, J. M. Onchieku and J. M, Babu (Kisii University) Water quality assessment of two parallel steams, Nyanchwa-Riana and Nyakomisaro- Riana, using fecal and total coliform as indicators, Kisii, Kenya
Mishael Oswe (Egerton University) Screening for tick-borne zoonotic pathogens in ticks collected from livestock in kenya using real time polymerase chain reaction
Panel D6: East and West, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 6
Chair: Margaret Monyani

Margaret Monyani, (Moi University) Refugees, Human Displacement, and International Politics

Clement Majawa, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) From indoctrination to formative & transformative education as a cultured approach of addressing extremism and terrorism in Africa

Mallion K. Onyambu; Economic and socio cultural and impact of refugees on the Kenyan communities: a case study of refugees at Kakuma camp

R. Ayine, R. Kabumbuli, F.R. Tumwinef, (Makerere University) Rethinking the Self-Reliance Strategy in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Hoima District
Maina Nyabuti & Brian Moses Onyango, (Kisii University) The government directive to close Dadaab: threat to violate of refugee rights under the human rights framework
Panel D7: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 7
Chair: Mbiyu M

Mbiyu M., Otieno S, Nyongesa M, Lungaho C (KALRO) Postharvest losses associated with aeroponic potato minituber production
Otieno Susan, Miriam Mbiyu, Moses Nyongesa, Kim Hoe Chooeng, Peninah Njenga (KALRO). Increasing availability of clean potato seed among smallholder farmers in Kenya: Why researchers should involve small holder farmers in seed production
Nyenze, M. Christopher, (Kisii University) Employee public relations on institutional competitiveness from perspectives of the moderating effect of personality attributes
Munene Mutuma Mugambi, Wilkister Moturi, George Ogendi: Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Preference of Cooking Fuels among Households in Nakuru Town, Kenya
Mukhamari N. Leah, Cleophas Maende, (Mount Kenya University) The nature of competition in the banking industry: a case of selected banks in Kitale town, Trans Nzoia County, Kenya
Veronica Onjoro, (Mount Kenya University) Let’s stop Xenophobia, it will divide Africa into many parts

Panel D8: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 8
Chair: Edgar Chemwami Marumbu

Linnet Hamasi and Alexander Nyamanga, (Kisii University) Ethno medicine and Empowerment of Marakwet Women in Security infrastructure: The case of Elgeyo Marakwet
Edgar Chemwami Marumbu, Paul Wachiuri Warutumo, (Kisii University) Psychotherapy a response to the wide spread of hiv/aids infection
Caroline Schmitt, (Johannes Gutenberg-University) Between Africa, Europe and the World-African Migrants in Germany as Cultural Entrepreneurs in the Hairdressing Sector
Karen Okie: The rate and prevalence of child labour in East Africa

Kiano E.K, Mudaki J.S, Ojala D.O (Moi University) The dynamics of poverty, inequality and economic well-being in kenya. A case of Uasin Gishu County
Igonya, Emmy Kageha; HIV and ‘Key Populations’: Development partners leading the course in Kenya?
Health Break
11:00am – 11:15am
Panel Session E 11:15am-12:45pm
Panel E1: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 1
Chair: Yossa Way
Yossa Way, (Anglican University of Congo) La RDC, pays où coulent le lait, le miel et le vinaigre

Bekoreire Mary Baremirwe, (Uganda Christian University) Social protection policy and access to social welfare services for informal workers in Uganda

Dishon G. Kweya, History in the margins: Rev. Anduuru and the invention of community history for a modern Ebunyole

Ezekiel Mbitha Mwenzwa(Karatina University) A Public-Private Partnership Scheme to Avert Desertification in the Drylands of Kenya: Lessons for Social Scientists
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, (Kisii University) No Shortcuts to Development: Focus on China and Infrastructure Development in Kenya
Panel E2: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Dorah Mwenye

Dorah Mwenye, Langton Mukwereza, (AGRITEX) China- Zimbabwe capacity building initiative: A case of agricultural research and extension officials from the southern African Country

Esther Mwarania, (Egerton University) European Interventions in Child Exploitation and Abuse: Poverty and Vulnerability of Child Laborers in the Miraa Industry in Meru County; Kenya
Hilary C. Kowino, (University of Minnesota) East or West: The Constancy of Bare and Disposable Lives
Laban Mgendi Irhene, (University of Arusha) Lifelong learning, globalization, development, poverty
Mulyanyuma Aaron Ayeta: Electoral process management and economic and political development in Uganda
Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University) Ethno weather as a marker of security among the Marakwet of Kenya: Women’s Knowledge Systems
Panel E3: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Moses Gatambuki Gathigia

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, Ezekiel Mwenzwa (Karatina University), Albert Rutere, (Laikipia University) Spotlighting Postgraduate Studies in Kenya Universities: Strengths, Weaknesses and the Way Forward
Nabaasa Lillian Gimuguni, Rose Badaza- Nakileza, (Uganda Christian University) Socio- cultural factors: a determinant of academic performance in secondary schools
Moseh Kirioba, Samson Barongo, (Kisii University) Family Background and Secondary School Student Unrest in Kenya: Lessons and Opportunities for Mitigation
Isayi Paul L. Lukulu, (Rajabaht University) The effects of leadership on academic achievement and interpersonal relationships
Florence Kisirkoi, (Maasai Mara University) Towards New Pedagogy for the Keya School Learners of the 21st Century
Isaac Orina Nyakirario, (Kisii University) Effects of computer-assisted language learning on secondary school students’ achievement and motivation in English pronunciation in Gucha sub-county, Kenya
Panel E4: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Justina Ndaita
Justina Ndaita, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Angeline Sabina Mulwa, Dorothy Ndunge Kyalo, Matula D. Phylisters, (University of Nairobi) An Analytical Reflection on the economic relationship with East or West on the utilization of information and communication Technology in secondary schools in Kenya: case of Kitui central sub-county
Julius Bosire; An investigation on digitisation and media governance in Kenya

Constance Ayabei, (Rongo University College) The rise of China and the World Order: Peace and conflict in Africa

Mufana Lipalile, (University of Zambia) Women leadership, empowerment and sustainable development: perspectives, challenges and opportunities from southern Africa
Robert Agwot Komakech, (Kumi University) Marketing agricultural products: Persistent Challenges and Promising Solutions

Panel E5: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 5
Chair: Kimani, S. K.

Kimani, S. K., Nyamongo, D.O., Okwuosa, E., Ngae, G, Mbure, G, Kimani, N (KALRO) Enhancing conservation of diverse crops and forages in semi-arid Kenya

Ademba, J.S, Kwach J. K, Esilaba, A.O, Ngari S.M., Mwangi, T.J and., Kidula N.L, (KALRO): Evaluation of organic and inorganic amendments on plant tissue nutrient uptake and phosphorus use efficiency of maize in Kisii County, Kenya

Songok, J. S, Toili W.W (MMUST) E-waste management policy in china and India: implications on the Kenyan situation
Burhan, Ahmad Mtengwa, Winnie Lyimo (Tanzania Centre for Foreign Relations) Tourist cities resident’s perceptions on social impacts of tourism activities
Martin Nyamongo (JKUAT) Service Quality and its Impact on Tourist acceleration in Kenyan coast, Mombasa
Lunch
12:15pm – 2:00pm

Panel Session F 2:00pm– 3:30pm
Panel F1: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 1
Chair: Bekoreire Mary Baremirwe

Bekoreire Mary Baremirwe, (Uganda Christian University) The contribution of public management on development process African states
Kwarija Annet, Nareeba Peter (Diocese of Kigezi) The wellbeing of children from single parenting families
Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University) Negotiating Patriarchy through Matriarchal Dialogue: Focus on Elgeyo Marakwet
Lucy K. L Mandillah (MMUST) Foreign Languages in Kenya: Double Edged Swords to Development
Paul Adole Ejembi, (Islamic University) Advancement from spectators to actors: a critical analysis of the roles of the east and west towards the realisation of the right of African states to development under a new international economic order
Watuwa Annthony Khaukha, Wanambwa Benard, Watsemwa Teddy: The relationship between customary land tenure system and women empowerment in Manjiya county, Manafwa district
Panel F2: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 2
Chair: Rose Badaza

Rose Badaza, Annet Magolo, Lillian Gimuguni, (Uganda Christian University) Medicinal plants used by HIV – AIDS pregnant mothers in iganga, palisa and mbale district
Wasike Sam Mankind, Masuba Martin (Uganda Christian University).The effects of corporate social responsibility dimensions on the performance of Small and Medium sized enterprises in Uganda: A Case study of Mbale District
John Ayotunde, Isola Bewaji (University of the West Indies) Africa – neither East nor West, but Within
John Kirimi M’Raiji (University of Botswana) Mandarin and the Politics of Language in South Africa
Sister Elizabeth Piliyesi, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Assessing China and India new role’s in Africa

Panel F3: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 3
Chair: Richard Ondiek Ratemo
Richard Ondiek Ratemo, Callen Nyamwange,(Kisii University) Impact of domestic violence on accessibility of education among primary school level learners in Kiogoro division, Kisii county, Kenya
Caroline Okelo, Audry Matere; Leadership as a determinant of the performance of educational institutions – the influence of the East and West a survey of educational institutions in Mombasa County
Clement Majawa, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Challenges of religious pluralism and occultism as a tool for radicalization in school: searching for value –transformative education
Chepkirui, A., Otieno, M., Mogusu, M., Mellen, Serem, N., and Wadende, P; Student-parent: The challenges and opportunities of being different in Kenyan institutions of higher learning
Peter Mugume, (Uganda Christian University) Analysis of the Advanced Level Literature Curriculum in Uganda in the Context of Global Dynamics

Panel F4: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Location: Conference Hall 4
Chair: Carl Bevelhymer
J. M. Onchieku, J. Githiomi, J. Githiomi (Kisii University) Potential of Grevillea robusta tree species as an alternative engineering material for the construction and furniture industry in Kenya

Carl Bevelhymer, (Florida International University) Relations of Cooperation and Competition from the Geopolitical to the Interpersonal: A Case Study of Floriculture in Kenya and China

Wilson Muna, (University of Kwa Zulu) Kenya – China Partnership on Infrastructure and Innovation Development: Opportunities for Skills and Technology Transfer
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, (Kisii University) Islamic Radicalization, Recruitment, Mobilization and Implications for National Development in Kenya: Perspectives from Western Kenya
Joseph Odongo, Paul Okiring & Odeke Micheal (Uganda Christian University) Accountability for development in service delivery: A case study Teso region
Conference Closing Ceremony:

MC: Dr. Kipyegon Kirui, PhD

3:45pm-4:00pm : Closing Remarks & Way Forward from the Chair, Conference Organizing
Committee: Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD

4:00pm-4:15pm : Vote of Thanks by Representative of Delegates

4:15pm-4:20pm : Vote of Thanks from KSU: Dr. Kipyegon Kirui, PhD

4:20pm-4:30pm : Issuing of Certificates

Delegates depart at their own pleasure

Call for Papers for Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University (KSU), Kenya on June 2016

General conference theme:

Conference venue: Kisii University (KSU)
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENT MODE OF STUDY DURATION
Ph. D in Curriculum and Instruction
Holders of Masters degree in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized Institution/University

Part Time 3 years 150,000/= per year
Ph. D in Guidance and Counselling

Ph. D in Education Management (Administration, Planning and Economics)
Ph. D in Education Foundations (Sociology, Philosophy, Comparative Education, History of Education)
Ph. D in Curriculum and Instruction
Ph. D in Guidance and Counselling
Ph. D in Education Management (Administration, Planning and Economics)
Ph. D in Education Foundations (Sociology, Philosophy, Comparative Education, History of Education)
Masters of Education ( Guidance & Counselling) B.ED degree with at least upper second-class honours in relevant field OR B.Sc/B.A degree plus post graduate diploma in education or its equivalent

School based 2 years 117,000/= per year
Masters of Education (Curriculm & Instruction)
Masters of Education ( Education Management – Administration, Planning and Economics)
Masters of Education (Education Foundations – Sociology, Philosophy, Comparative Education, History of Education)
Masters of Education ( Guidance & Counselling)
Post Graduate Diploma in Education First Degree from a recognized university with two teaching subjects School based 1 year 60,000/= per year
Bachelor of Education (Science) (Options: Mathematics & Phyc, Math & Chem, Bio & Chem, Math & Geog e.t.c) Mean grade C+ and above with a C+ in subjects of Specialization OR 2 Principals & Subsidiary pass in KACE OR S1 Diploma in the relevant area.
Bachelor of Education (Arts) (Options: Eng, Litt, Hist, Religious Studies, Geog, Swahili, Business Studies e.t.c)
Bachelor of Education (Primary Option) (Options: Science & Agric, Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies) Mean grade C with P1 certificate , at least a C in areas of specialization and C in either English or Kiswahili OR Diploma in Education holders School Based 4 yrs Ksh.110,000/= per year
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development)
Mean grade C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E, atleast C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry or Biology, History & Government or Geography, Religious or social studies OR with P1 certificate with a Mean grade of C plain in KCSE or Diploma in ECDE from a recognized examining body or KACE with atleast 2 principal passes & one subsidiary pass. School based
4 yrs 110,000/= Per Year
Diploma in Education (Primary Option) (Options: Science & Agric, Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies) KCSE with a minimum grade of D+ and a P1 certificate with 2 years teaching experience OR KCSE mean grade of C plain and P1 certificate per year School Based 2 years . Ksh.60,000/=
Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Development)
KCSE with a minimum grade of C (Plain), P1 Certificate OR Certificate in ECD from recognized institution School Based 2 years Ksh.60,000/= per year
Diploma in Education – Arts (Secondary Option)
KCSE with a minimum grade of C + plus with C plain and above in English /Kiswahili with at least C (plain) in the teaching subjects 3 years 60,000/= per year

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Ph.D Development Studies Holders of Masters degree in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized Institution/University Part Time
3 years 150,000/= per year
Ph.D in Leadership and Governance
Ph.D in Peace & Conflict Management
Ph.D in Development Studies
Ph.D in Literature
Ph.D in Kiswahili
Ph.D in History
Ph.D in Gender and Development
Ph.D in Community Development
Ph.D in Political Science
Ph.D in Disaster Management
Ph.D in Philosophy
Ph.D in Religion Studies
MA in History B.ED degree with at least upper second- School Based/ Regular 2 years 117,000/= per year
MA in Geography
MA in Religion Studies
MA in Literature,
MA in Philosophy
MA in Sociology,
MA in Linguistics,
MA in Kiswahili,
MA in Political Science
MA in Peace and Conflict
MA in Project Planning & Management
MA in Development Studies
MA in Public Administration & Public Policy
BA-Economic and Sociology KCSE with a minimum grade of C + plus with C+ plus in English with at least C (plain) in Mathematics
Bsc. Community Development KCSE with a minimum grade of C+ (plus) with C+ (plus) in subject area or Diploma in related field. Full-time/ Part time/
Evening 4 years 100,000/= per year
BA in General History,

BA in Linguistics
BA in General Religion

BA in Kiswahili,
BA in Sociology,

BA-Community and Social Development,

BA in Social Anthropology,

BA in Political Science

BA in Social Work

BA in Developmental Studies

BA in Criminology and Security Studies,
BA in Peace and Conflict Management
BA in Psychology

BA in Psychological Counseling

BA in Industrial psychology,

BA in Secretarial Studies & Office Management

Diploma in Public Administration KCSE mean grade C- with C- in English
Full-time/ Evening 2 years 60,000/= per year
Diploma in Community and Social Development
Diploma in Social Work
Diploma in Criminology and Security Studies
Diploma in county governance KCSE mean grade C- with C (plain) in English & C- in Mathematics Full-time/Evening 2 years 60,000/= per year
Certificate in County Management & Governance Mean Grade of D+ (plus) or C- or its
equivalent
Full-Time, evening / Weekends 4 months 20,500/=
Certificate in Criminology & Administration of Justice.
Certificate in Public Relations
Certificate in Social Work
Certificate in Community & Social Development

FACULTY OF INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Ph.D in Media, Communication & Information Studies Must be a holder of Masters Degree from Kisii University or any other University recognized by Kisii University senate in related disciplines Part Time
3 years 150,000/= per year
Ph.D in Information Science
Ph.D in Information Systems
Master of Information Science Bachelors degree with 2nd class honours (upper Division) and above. OR 2nd class honours (lower Division) with 2 yrs experience Evening 2 years150,000 (per year)

Master of Information Systems

Master of Knowledge Management
Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and above OR Second Class Honours ( Lower Division) with at least two years experience Evening 2 years150,000 (per year)

Master of Journalism and Mass Communication
Second Class (upper Division) Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communication related disciplines from a recognized university OR second class (Lower division)Bachelors Degree in Journalism and related disciplines with at least 2 years relevant working experience. OR Bachelor Degree in any discipline with post graduate qualification in Journalism, Mass Media, Communication and related disciplines Evening 2 years 170,000 (per year)

Bachelor of Arts (Communication & Media) Mean Grade C+ Others: C+ in English/ Kiswahili Full Time 4 years 50,000 per semester)
Bachelor of Software Engineering (SOEN) Mean Grade C+ Others: C+ (plus) in Mathematics and Physics OR
Diploma in Computer Science Full Time 4 years 65,000/=(per semester
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Bachelor of Science (Applied Computer Science
Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLINS) Mean Grade C+ Others: C+ (plus) in English or Kiswahili or Diploma in relevant area Full Time
4 years 50,000/=(per semester)
Bachelor of Business Information Management (BBIM)
K.C.S.E Mean Grade of C+(plus) with a C(Plain) in Mathematics & English/Kiswahili OR Diploma with a Credit Pass Full-Time / Evening 4 years 50,000/= Per Sem

Diploma in Library and Information Science Mean Grade C- in KCSE with a C in English/Kiswahili Or Div. III in KCE Full-Time/Evening 3 years 40,000/= (per sem)
Diploma in Business Information Technology (DBIT) KCSE Aggregate C- with a minimum of C- in both Mathematics and English. Full-Time/Evening 2 years 40,000/= (per year)
Diploma in Computer Science
KCSE Aggregate – C- with a minimum of C in both Mathematics and Physics. Full-Time/Evening 3 years 40,000/= (per sem)
Diploma In Information Technology (DIT)
KCSE mean grade C- and at least C plain in mathematics and English or C plain in physical
sciences and Kiswahili or its Equivalence Certificate in Information Technology, Programming etc,
recognized by the University senate.
Certificate in Modern Library records Management & Information studies (MRIS) KCSE Mean Grade D+, Others: D+ in English & Kiswahili
Full-Time/Evening 4 Months 45,000

FACULTY OF COMMERCE
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (PHD) Must be a holder of Masters Degree from recognized by Institutition in areas of Business and Economics or related disciplines Part Time
3 yrs 150,000/= per year
PhD Business Administration
Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) Second Class Honours (Upper Division ) and above OR Second Class Honours ( Lower Division)
with at least two years experience
Evening 2 years 58,850 /= Per Semester
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Entrepreneurship (MENTR)
Master of Tourism Management (MTOUR)
Master of Purchasing & Supplies Management (MPSM)
Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with a C (Plain) in Mathematics & English or Kiswahili OR Diploma in Related Field OR CPAK holders to begin from 2nd year.
Full-Time / Evening 4 years 50,000/= Per Sem
Bachelor of Business & Management (BBAM)
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (BENS)
Bachelor of Co-operative Management (COOP)
Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management (BCHM)
Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management (DPSM
Bachelor of Eco-tourism & Hospitality Management
KCSE Mean Grade of C+ with a C (plain) Mathematics, English/Kiswahili or Diploma in related field from a recognized institution. Full-time
4years 50,000/= per semester
Bachelor of Science In Economics & Statistics
Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with C (Plain) in Mathematics or C+ in Economics/ Commerce/Accounting/ Business Studies or 2 principal passes in Economics or Statistics. Full-Time / Evening 4 years 50,000/= Per Sem

Bachelor of Actuarial Science (BACS)
Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with a B- in Mathematics & English or Kiswahili OR
Diploma from a related field of study from a recognized institution Full-Time
4 years 100,000/= per year
Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) Mean Grade C- with C- in Mathematics OR a certificate in a related area with a credit pass Full-Time & Evening 2 years 30,000/= per semester
Diploma in Sales and Marketing (DSM)
Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM)
Diploma in Stores and Supplies Management (DSSM)
Diploma in Project Management (DPM)
Diploma in Marketing Management (DMM)
Diploma in Co-operative Management (DCOP)
Diploma in Eco-tourism & Hospitality Management (DEHM)
Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management (DCHM)
Certificate in Sales and Marketing Mean Grade of D+ (plus) or C- or its equivalent
Certificate in Human Resource Management
Certificate in stores and supplies
Certificate in IT
KCSE Mean Grade D+, Others: D in Mathematics And any other language Full-Time 4 Months 20,500/=

Certificate in Micro-Computers & Applications. Open for everybody
Full-Time 8 weeks 8,500/=
4 months 20,500/=
ATC I & II
KASNEB Requirements

6 months per level 10,700/= each level
C.P.A I 6 months per section 13,100/= per section
C.P.A II 6 months per section 16,900/= per section
C.P.A III 6 months per section 16,700/= per section

FACULTY OF PURE & APPLIED SCIENCES
Ph.D in Pure Mathematic Holders of Masters degree in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized Institution
Part Time 3 years 150,000/= per year
PhD in Applied Mathematics
Ph.D in Industrial Mathematics
PhD in Statistics,
Ph.D in Applied Parasitology
PhD in Organic/ Synthetic Chemistry
Ph.D in Plant Pathology
PhD in Environmental Physics,
PhD in Analytical Chemistry
PhD in physical/ theoretical chemistry,
PhD in fisheries & aquaculture.
Msc in Physiology
Holder of BSc zoology/ BED science with a major in zoology or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field.
Pre Msc. Applied Parasitology
Holder of Bsc zoology/ botany/ BED science biological sciences or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field.
Msc. In Plant Pathology
Holder of Bsc botany/ pathology/ BED science botany or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years experience in relevant field.
Msc. In Analytical Chemistry . Holder of Bsc chemistry/ BED science chemistry or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field
Msc. In Organic Chemistry
Msc. In Theoretical Chemistry
Msc. In limnology
Bachelor’s degree in biological science or its equivalent – 2 years
Pre- Msc. In physiology
Passed higher national in medical laboratory technology /applied biology/HND in animal health or lower Bsc. /BED science qualification than then stipulated minimum of upper second class honours
Msc. In applied mathematics Holder of BSc./BED science in mathematics or its equivalent from a recognised institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field Part Time/ Fulltime/ Schoolbased 2 years 110,000/= per year
Msc. In Statistics
Msc. in Pure Mathematics
Bsc. In applied Aquatic Science

Mean grade of C+ in KCSE with C+ in biology or biological sciences, geography, chemistry
or physical sciences and mathematics. Or outstanding diplomas in biological science from recognized institutions.
Candidates with other related field from recognized institutions and who have passed with credit or equivalent
Bachelor of Science
Mean grade C+ in KCSE with C+ in chemistry, physics and biology and C in English and Mathematics OR a diploma
with a credit pass from a recognized institution
Bsc. Chemistry Mean Grade of C+ in KCSE with C+ in Chemistry, Physics and Biology and C in English and Mathematics
OR A diploma with a Credit Pass from a recognized institution.
Bsc. Physics
Bsc. Biological Science
Bsc. In mathematics with computing
Mean grade C+ in KCSE with C+ in chemistry physics and biology and C in English and Mathematics
OR Diplomas with a credit pass from a recognized institution Full Time 4 years Kshs. 110,000 per year
Bridging courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics & Geography Those who have not attained the minimum requirements Regular 3 months
Diploma in e- waste management

K.C.S.E C (Plain) at KCSE with C- in Mathematics and or Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology. Certificate holder in electrical or electronics or e- waste management from recognized institution by Kisii university senate
Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology
.
K.C.S.E C- with C (plain) in Biology /Biological Sciences OR Chemistry /Physics /physical sciences and C- (Minus) in Mathematics & English/ Kiswahili OR Passed a relevant certificate/craft course i.e. holders of certificate in Science Laboratory Technology, Certificate in medical laboratory sciences, Certificate in analytical chemistry, certificate in applied Biology, Certificate in Electrical installation & Electronics, Certificate in water Technology from a recognized institution with a two years relevant experience. A holder of other qualifications recognized by the Senate
Diploma in Forensic Biology
K .C.S.E C- With C (plain) in Biology / Biological Sciences OR Chemistry /Physics /physical sciences and
C- (Minus) in Mathematics and English / Kiswahili OR Passed a relevant certificate / craft course i.e. holders of certificate in
Science Laboratory Technology, Certificate in medical laboratory sciences, certificate in applied Biology, from a recognized institution with a two years relevant experience.
Diploma in Forensic Chemistry.
KCSE C- with C (plain) in Biology / Biological Sciences OR Chemistry /Physics /physical sciences and
C- (Minus) in Mathematics and English or / Kiswahili OR Passed a relevant certificate /craft course i.e. holders of certificate in
Science Laboratory Technology, Certificate in medical laboratory sciences, certificate in applied Biology, from a recognized Institution with a two years relevant experience.
Diploma in fisheries and aquaculture entrepreneurship
K.C.S.E C- with C- (Minus) in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geography or physical science, biological science, or has certificate with credit in a related field from an institution recognized by university senate OR A holder of other qualifications recognized by the Senate. Full time/ school based/ part-time 2 years Ksh 80,000 per year
Bridging Courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics & Biology Full Time 2 Months Kshs. 20,500
Certificate in Fish Hatchery Management and Maintenance Mean grade D+ in KCSE
Full – Time 2 Months Kshs. 25,000
Certificate in Pond Construction and Management
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Certificate in limnology and wetlands
Certificate in water issues

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Application forms are obtained from the Admissions Office upon payment of a non-refundable application fee of Kshs. 2,000.00 for Degree & Enhancement programmes, Kshs. 1,000.00 for Diploma, Kshs. 500.00 for certificate and Kshs. 1,000.00 for all bridging programmes. The forms are also obtained through our website http://www.kisiiuniversity.ac.ke which will be filled and sent together with an original bank pay-in-slip application fees in favour of Kisii University at any branch of the following Banks: National Bank of Kenya, a/c number: 01230035009000 , Co-operative Bank of Kenya a/c number: 01129297079400 and KCB a/c number:1135404291
The duly completed forms should be returned to: the Registrar Academic & Student Affairs, Kisii University P.O. Box 408-40200 Kisii. Apply now and attach copies of relevant certificates, passports size photograph and the original application fee receipt

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Universities in Kenya have launched anti-terrorism courses

Universities to offer anti-terror studies after ‘al Shabaab’ attacks

KISUMU (Xinhua) — Universities in Kenya have launched anti-terrorism courses for students joining them from September in efforts to curb terror attacks targeting the learning institutions.The courses, according to officials in-charge of academic affairs, will be compulsory and examined alongside other common units.

The launch of the anti-terror courses comes barely a month after Garissa University College was attacked by ‘al Shabaab’ terrorists killing 142 students and six security officers.

There have been reports of terror threats in colleges and other institutions of higher learning.

According to the institutions, the courses will help students prepare adequately for disaster and terror attacks as terrorists have shifted their targets to learning institutions.

Professor Maurice Amutabi, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in-charge of Academic Affairs at the Kisii University, said on Tuesday that their course is all about security preparedness course, with specific focus on terror threat, physical and cyber threats, crime detection, crime monitoring, early warning and security information sharing and networking.

“Its curriculum is being designed and we hope to launch it this year September when first year students are reporting,” Amutabi said during the launch of the course in Kakamega, Western Kenya.

He added the course will be taught by lecturers from the security and intelligence firms, who have vast experience and knowledge in the field.

Professor Dominic Makawiti, the vice-chancellor of Maseno University said that they are going to partner with security and intelligence firms to offer anti-terrorism training to students and staff.

“Security is all about gathering intelligence from various points and being able to kick out any sign in advance.

“This is what we want to do because we cannot continue risking the lives of our staff and students.

“They need the skills to equip themselves,” Makawiti told university students at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

The university’s Coordinator Disaster Information and Response Unit at the institution, Dr Veronica Kiluva said that insecurity and terrorism cases are becoming more rampant in the country and there is need for the university to train its students and staff on how to handle the same.

“The objective of the course is to create awareness and be alert in case of terror.

“Another objective of the course is to get rid of any potential radicalisation given that university students are also target group for ‘al Shabaab’ extremists,” she said.

One of the terrorists who attacked students at Garissa University is Abdirahim Abdullahi, an upcoming lawyer, who studied at University of Nairobi, a top institution in Kenya.

And in a case that shows institutions of higher learning are under threat of terror attack in Kenya, a week ago, Migori Teachers Training College in western region was closed indefinitely after two men suspected to be members of the Al- Shabaab were found in the institution.

The Principal Mary Claire Indire alerted the police after two young men who could not speak Kiswahili nor English gained access to the school compound.

He said the two suspects could not be traced immediately and the police were alerted that strangers had gone into the institution.

Police are yet to arrest the two suspects to date as learners remain at home pondering over the threat.

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Extension of Deadline to April 30: Call for Papers for Second Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University (KSU), Kenya on June 24 to 27, 2015

Call for Papers for Second Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University (KSU), Kenya on June 24 to 27, 2015

General conference theme: ““Africa: Looking East or West””

Conference Venue: Kisii University (KSU) Main Campus, Kisii Kenya
Sponsors: Kisii University and Kenya Studies and Scholars Association (KESSA)

The rise of China and India is creating tensions and anxiety in the global arena largely because of the new financial opportunities for Africa. African countries are said to be looking to the East with a lot of interest and excitement. Chinese leaders are regarded very highly in Africa, in ways that Western leaders were regarded few decades ago, because they come with goodies for African countries. The purpose of this conference on African and its relations with the East and West is to allow scholars to compare the experiences that the two regions have had in the development partnerships with Africa. Japan has been an older partner but China and India seem to have had greater ascendance in the past twenty years in their relations with Africa. Is the relation between African and Western countries changing due to new friendships with China? What benefits are African countries getting from their relation with China and India? These are the type of questions that papers are invited to explore.

Organized and hosted by the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor and other faculties at Kisii University, this 2nd Interdisciplinary International Conference will be held between June 24 to 27, 2015 at Kisii University Main Campus, Kisii, Kenya. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by March 30, 2015 to Prof. Maurice Amutabi at mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

The deadline for submission of full papers is May 30, 2015. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to KSU. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

Colloquium 1: East and West, Social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Sub Themes:
a. The role of China and India in development in Africa
b. East and West in Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development
c. East and West, Health and Development
d. East and West, Culture and Development
e. East and West, Urbanization and Rural Development
f. East and West, Gender and Women in Africa
g. East and West and Governance in Africa
h. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc
i. East and West and the language question in Africa
j. East and West, Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability
k. East and West, Peace, Conflict and Security issues
l. East and West and Refugee Crisis in Africa
m. East and West and Economic Development in Africa
n. East and West and Social Movements in Africa
o. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 2: East and West and Management of Resources in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. East and West and Exploitation of Resources in Africa
b. International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
c. East and West and Industry
d. East and West, outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
e. Global Finance and Development
f. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste
g. Planning and management of natural resources
h. East and West and Entrepreneurship
i. East and West and the Cooperative movement in Africa
j. East and West, Transport and Movement
k. East and West, Trade and regional blocs
l. Global Business Management
m. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 3: East and West, Education and Development in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. East and West, Education, Science and Development
b. East and West, Open and Distance Education
c. New Pedagogies in Africa
d. East and West and Higher Education
e. Exchange Programs and Linkages
f. Evaluation and Education Reforms
g. East and West, ICT and e-Learning
h. Open and Distance Education
i. East and West and Lifelong Learning
j. Industry, Technology and Education
k. East and West, Early Learning and Special Education
l. East and West, Technical and Vocational Education
m. East and West and Primary Education in Education and Poverty Alleviation
o. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 4: East and West, Constitutionalism and Human Rights
Sub-Themes:
a. East and West and Human Rights in Africa
b. East and West and New Maritime Laws
c. Global Networks
d. East and West and Cohesion Issues
e. New Constitutional reforms
f. East and West, Judiciary and Corruption
g. East and West, ICT and Law
h. East and West and Alternative Legal Structures
i. East and West and Environmental Law
j. Dealing with Global Outlaws
k. Global Legal Education
l. East and West and Civic Education
m. East and West and Small Claims Courts
n. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa
o. Illegal and Forced Migration
p. Mineral Treaties and Agreements
q. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 5: East and West, Science and Technology in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Science and Natural Resource Management
b. Collaborations in Science, Technology and Development
c. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
d. Training in Science and Technology
e. exchanges in Research in Science and Technology
f. Industry and University Collaboration
g. Research and Development (R&D)
h. Patents and Trademarks
i. Science, Technology and Environment
j. ICT, Science and Technology
k. Science, Gender and Women
m. Science, Children and Youth
n. East and West, Health and Medicine
o. East and West and Health Tourism
p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 6: East and West, Christianity & other Religions in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. East and West and the Church in Africa
b. Radical Religious Groups in Africa
c. Media and the Church in Africa
d. Ethics and East and West
e. East and West and Theology
f. East and West and Faith-Based NGOs
h. Religious Institutions and Development
i. The Church and the State
m. Global Mega Evangelists
n. Religion and Environmental Issues
o. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa
p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 7: East and West, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Africa Security Architecture
b. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
c. Conflict, War and Violence in Africa
d. Human Rights
e. Peace Education
f. Conflict management
g. Refugees in Africa
h. Ethical Issues in Development
i. Leadership and Governance
j. Corruption in Africa
k. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa
l. Cold Peace and Warm Peace in Africa
m. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
n. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 8: East and West, Library, Information and Communication Technology
Sub-Themes:
a) East and West and Information and Communication Technology in Africa
b) Architecture of ICT in Africa
c) Disseminations and publication
d) Library resources
e) E-Library/Virtual library
f) E- books/E-Journals
g) Internet Research
h). Communication and Journalism
i) Databases
j. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. China, Indigenous Knowledge and Development
b. East and West and Development
c. Gender and Development
d. Corporate Social Responsibility
e. Aid and Sectoral Development
f. New Paradigms of Development
g. Minority Groups and Tensions
h. Interdisciplinary Research
i. Public Policy and Ecology
j. Entrepreneurship and Development
k. Gender and Development
l. Integrated Rural Urban Development
m. Environment and Development
n. Social and Economic Research
o. Research Regimes
p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings
Sub-Themes:
a. Open for any panels or roundtables
b. Any relevant topic

Registration Fees:
1. Staff and students from the Kisii University (KSU) KShs.5000
2. Staff and students from other universities in Kenya KShs.6, 000
3. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations KShs.6, 500
4. Rest of Africa US$ 150
5. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200

Registration fee payments to: Kenya Studies and Scholars Association (KESSA) or Kisii University (KSU) (Attn: 2nd Annual International Conference)
ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:
Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs), Kisii University,
P.O BOX 408-40200, Kisii, Kenya
Tel: + 254-058-30826
E-mail: kisiiuniversityconferences@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or amutabi@yahoo.com

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