New Book – Africa: A Continent in Transition – editors: M. N. Amutabi & L. Hamasi

Africa: A Continent in Transition

Africa, a Continent in Transition cover

Table of Contents

Dedication                                                                                                                              ii

Copyright                                                                                                                                iii

Acknowledgement                                                                                                                  iv

Chapter 1


By Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi                                                             1

 Chapter 2

The Dynamics of African Feminism in Kenya: Interrogating Indigenous Knowledge in Food Processing and the Anti-Colonial Discourse among the Marakwet

By Linnet Hamasi                                                                                                                   4


Chapter 3

Work Environment and its Influence on Continuous Professional Development of Teachers in Kenya: Case Study of Trans -Nzoia West District

By Magdalene Ndeto and Mathew Bore                                                                               17


Chapter 4

Promoting Global Citizenship among Students through Exchange Programs: An Analysis of the Exchange Program between the University of Nairobi and Soka University, Japan

By Masumi H. Odari                                                                                                              26


Chapter 5

Community development, a hypothetical model of rural structural development in Uganda: case study of Kisoro District

By Gato Gilbert Semaana                                                                                                       35


Chapter 6

Social Networks and Social Protection in Indigenous Development Discourses in Kenya: Focus on the Luhya People of Western Kenya

By Maurice N. Amutabi                                                                                                         42


Chapter 7

Engineering and Training in Science and Technology

By Bideru Wandera                                                                                                                56


Chapter 8

Curriculum Reforms in Kenya: Implications for Kenyan Development

By Linda Kawira Mutegi                                                                                                        67


Chapter 9

Central banks’ independence and regulatory convergence in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan

By Gabriel Garang Atem Ayiik                                                                                              77


Chapter 10

Understanding Institutional Arrangement Practices Affecting Income of Smallholder Orange Farmers from Orange Production in Muheza District, Tanzania

By Robert Makorere                                                                                                               86


Chapter 13

‘Faith Based Institutions of Higher Education: Model for Trans-disciplinary Value-Education in Developing Countries’

By Clement Majawa                                                                                                               96


Chapter 10

Micro Credit Accessibility and the Economic Welfare of Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs in Kabale Municipality in Kabale District-Uganda

By Lardyslas Turyakira                                                                                                           106


Chapter 11

Building Sustainable ICT Museum in a Kenyan University: Knowledge, Challenges and Placement

By Samuel Odoyo Nyiendo                                                                                                    117


Chapter 12

The historical symbology of private security and terrorism in Nigeria

By Umar Shehu Usman                                                                                                           136


Chapter 13

Professional Development Practices and Service Delivery of Academic Staff in Kampala International University, Uganda

By Nabunya Kulthum, Hilary Mukwenda Tusiime and Robert Kyaligonza                          145


Chapter 14

Psychosocial challenges and coping strategies for internally displaced women in IDP camps in Nigeria

By Florence Undiyaundeye, Basake Julius and Wopara Godson                                          156


Chapter 15

Instructional Approaches in the Teaching of Luganda to Teacher Trainees in Higher Education Institutions in Uganda: A Conceptual chapter

By Rashid Lukwago; Betty Akullu Ezati and Anthony Mugagga Muwagga                       163


Chapter 16

Relevance of University Teacher Education to the Primary School Teacher in Kenya

By Linda Kawira Mutegi                                                                                                        174


Chapter 17

Stakeholder involvement and financial sustainability of Public Benefit Organisations of Nairobi informal settlements in Kenya

By Timothy Okatta Osiru, Wilkins Ndege Muhingi and Teresia Mutavi                                   183


Chapter 18

Resource Input Model and its effects on quality of education in Makerere University

By Nabunya Kulthum, Peter Neema-Abooki and Muzaata Nooh Batte                               200


Chapter 19

Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development among the Indigenous Communities in Africa

By Kenneth Frank O. Atieto                                                                                                  218


Chapter 20

Internally displaced persons and refugee crisis in West Africa sub-region

By Oluwasanmi Ayodele Charles                                                                                           227


Chapter 21

Education for Community Involvement and Participation in Restoration of Maasai Mara National Game Reserve and the Ecosystem

By Florence Kanorio Kisirkoi                                                                                                 243


Chapter 22

Optimization of location and size of new distributed generations in a distribution network with existing optimally distributed generations

  1. M. Karanja, Livingstone M.H. Ngoo and C.M. Muriithi 252


Chapter 23

Exploring Prepaid Energy Producer-Oriented Fraudulent Behaviors Patterns in Meter Data Analytics

By Sinayobye Janvier Omar, Kiwanuka Fred and Kaawaase Kynda Swaib                        267


Chapter 24

The role of universities in Kenya’s transition towards a knowledge based economy

By Magdalene Ndeto and Mathew Bore                                                                               279


Chapter 25

Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) and Growth of Small Scale Businesses, A Case for Kampala, Nakawa Division, Uganda

By John Steve Mugisha                                                                                                          287


Chapter 26

Philosophy of Natural Law in Public Life: Common Ground for Sustainable Development in Africa

By Clement Majawa and Munala Christine Mwendo Matasio                                              295


Chapter 27

Assessment of cost-sharing efforts and the sustainability of donor-funded boreholes in Batei Ward of Pokot South Sub-county, West Pokot County, Kenya

By Karamunya Teresa Wasonga, Jonanga Livingstone and Simiyuh Bernard                       304


Chapter 28

Double edged sword of countering terrorism by Kenya to safeguard national security: Legal and human rights perspectives

By Fred O. Nyagaka and Maina Nyabuti                                                                               314


Chapter 29

Career Development as a paradigm for holistic empowerment for students of higher learning in Kabale Municipality: a Case of Kabale University

By Mable Namara                                                                                                                   333




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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3 Responses to New Book – Africa: A Continent in Transition – editors: M. N. Amutabi & L. Hamasi

  1. Thomas Chemelil says:

    You are always inspirational Prof. You raise the bar of schorlarly contributions by providing space of expression to upcoming academics.

  2. You are doing a great job at the interdisciplinary Association. More grease to your elbow. My suggestion is that you direct more energies in the direction of strengthening human institutions leading to the buildup of national wealth, eradication of poverty in Africa. This, it is hoped will lead to control inflation, creat more educational opportunities, effectiveness of government, enforcement of contracts, freedom from trade barriers, incentives and opportunities for investment of capital, lack of corruption, low risk of assassination, open currency exchange, protection of private property rights, rule of law, and unimpeded flow of capital for development. Undoubtedly, the lack of strong (good) institutions accounts more for why countries differ in wealth, nay poverty in Africa.

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