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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.

Need for central database of theses submitted in Kenyan universities

Need for central database of theses submitted in Kenyan universities   By Maurice N Amutabi   Kenya requires a dissertation and thesis database to be housed in one university or at the Commission for University Education (CUE) urgently to avert … Continue reading

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The Average Age of PhD Graduates in Kenyan universities is worrying

The Average Age of PhD Graduates in Kenyan universities is worrying By Maurice N. Amutabi Many Kenyans who witnessed recent Kenyan graduations ceremonies must have been surprised by the average age of PhD graduates, because it was evident that many … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya

 Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya  General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads” Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Second International Conference at CUEA, 2013

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Degree and diploma programmes at Lukenya University, Kenya

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) as a private university in Kenya, located in Kibwezi in Makueni County. The University received … Continue reading

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Bachelors degree programs at Lukenya University

Lukenya University has two degree programs: School of Business Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) Accounting Finance Marketing Strategic Management Purchasing and Supplies Entrepreneurship Global FinanceBachelor of Education (Arts) Students must receive KCSE MEAN C+ Plus a C+ in two teaching … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya

Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya   General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads” Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, … Continue reading

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