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About Prof. Maurice Amutabi's Blog

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic and Students' Affairs at Kisii University in Kenya. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as 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.

Postograduate Programmes at Kisii University

KISII UNIVERSITY S/No Course Title/Area of Specialization Requirements Duration/ Mode of Study FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES PhD Development Studies PhD Gender and Development PhD Political Science PhD Leadership and Governance PhD Disaster Management Holders of Masters degree in … Continue reading

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Bachelors degree programmes at Kisii University

KISII UNIVERSITY Kisii Uni Jan2014IntakeF Course Information Brochure ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES OUR MISSION To train high level human resource that meets the development needs of the country and international labour market, sustain production of quality research and consultancy; disseminate knowledge, skills … Continue reading

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Prof. Ali A. Mazrui and I

Prof. Ali A. Mazrui and I By Maurice N. Amutabi I had a good, cordial, intellectual relationship with Prof. Ali A Mazrui whom I greatly admired. When he died, I was in shock and watched as his peers mourned him. … Continue reading

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Prof. Ali Mazrui’s Life in Perspective  

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Tanzania-China Relations go back into the 1950s to the present

Tanzania-China Relations go back into the 1950s to the present By Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi The emergence of China as major industrial giant in the present millennium has provoked tremendous interest and triggered off a sense of apprehension among the … Continue reading

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Quota System should be used in selection to public Universities in Kenya

Quota System should be used in selection to public Universities in Kenya By Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD The selection for University first year admission has first been completed and as usual national schools and high cost private schools have run … Continue reading

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Senior scholars in Kenya need to invest more in Memoirs

Senior scholars in Kenya need to invest more in Memoirs By Maurice N. Amutabi Autobiographies are becoming a popular genre in the world, and some publishers such as East African Educational Publishers under Henry Chakava are encouraging this. They need … Continue reading

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