Kenya Studies Review – call for papers

Kenya Studies Review (KSR)

Kenya Studies Review (ISSN 2150-5764) is a bi-annual publication of Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA). It is an interdisciplinary journal whose major focus is on issues which are central to the development of Kenya. Its principal objective is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars from a variety of intellectual persuasions and various disciplines, working on Kenya. The journal also encourages other contributors working on East Africa or those undertaking comparative analysis of Kenya and other African countries to contribute.

Kenya Studies Review welcomes contributions which cut across disciplinary boundaries. Articles with a narrow focus and incomprehensible to people outside their discipline are unlikely to be accepted. It welcomes articles and other academic communications from scholars in Kenya and elsewhere regarding issues touching on Kenya directly and indirectly. The Review exists in the first instance to promote the extension of research and knowledge on Kenya. Relevant work from elsewhere will however also be considered. Contributions must be in English only.


Maurice N. Amutabi               Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Kefa O. Otiso                         Bowling Green State University

Francis Koti                            University of North Alabama

Charles G. Manyara                Radford University

KSR Editorial Advisory Board

Names Affiliations
Lisa Aubrey Arizona State University
Patrick Dikirr Binghamton University
Eunice Kamaara Karanja Moi University, Kenya
Rosemarie Khayiya-Ombwori Kenyatta University
Faith Maina State University of New York, Oswego
George Mamboleo Alabama A & M University
Christine Mathenge Austin Peay State University
Benard Manyibe Langston University
Martin Shanguhyia Syracuse University, New York
Frederick M. Nafukho Texas A & M University
Shadrack W. Nasong’o Rhodes College, Memphis
Mary Nyangweso Wangila East Carolina University
Faith Wambura Ngunjiri Eastern University
John Mulaa The World Bank
Oscar Mwangi National University of Lesotho
Peter Tirop Simatei Moi University
Nicole Tami University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Auma Okwany Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
Osaak Olumwullah Miami University OH
Ruth Otunga Chepkoilel University College, Eldoret
Jerono Phylis Rotich North Carolina A & T State University
Winston Akala Jumba University of Nairobi
Kenneth Inyani Simala Masinde Universty of Science and Technology
Justus Mbae Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Brillian Besi Muhonja James Madison University
Fred Walumbwa Arizona State University


Editorial correspondence and manuscripts should be sent to:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi (Ph.D),
Department of Research,
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa,
P.O BOX 62157-00200 CITY SQUARE
Tel: +254-20-891601-6 (Ext. 2372)
Fax: +254-20-891261
Cellphone (Mobile) 254-(0)700-744545 or or


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About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

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