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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.

Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya

Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya   General conference theme: “Development from below and from above in Africa”   Conference … Continue reading

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Lack of grievance-solving channels responsible for strikes in Kenyan Universities

Lack of grievance-solving channels responsible for strikes in Kenyan Universities   By Maurice N. Amutabi   We are in that season again when many universities in Kenya are being closed due to student and staff unrest. The causes of the … Continue reading

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Lack of grievance-solving channels responsible for strikes in Kenyan Universities

Lack of grievance-solving channels responsible for strikes in Kenyan Universities   By Maurice N. Amutabi   We are in that season again when many universities in Kenya are being closed due to student and staff unrest. The causes of the … Continue reading

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CURRICULUM VITAE FOR PROF. MAURICE N. AMUTABI, PhD November 2017

CURRICULUM VITAE PROF. MAURICE N. AMUTABI, PhD   CONTACT INFORMATION   Address:         Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD Vice Chancellor, Lukenya University, P.O. Box 619-00204, Athi River, Kenya Cell phone (Mobile) +254-(0)700-744545   Or   O BOX 5342, Eldoret, Kenya Tel. … Continue reading

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Degree, Diploma and Certificate Programs at Lukenya University

We are still accepting applications for September in take 2017 and accepting for January 2018. We welcome you to apply to join Lukenya University, which is duly accredited by the Government of Kenya through the Commission for University Education (CUE) … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya

Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya   General conference theme: “Development from below and from above in Africa”   Conference … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya

Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya  General conference theme: “Development from below and from above in Africa”  Conference Venue: Multimedia … Continue reading

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