Dr. Kenneth Nyangena Profile

   Name of Faculty/Staff: Dr. Kenneth Onsate Nyangena, PhD

   Designation/Rank: Lecturer

   Laikipia University: School of Humanities and Development Studies

  Email: knyangena@laikipia.ac.ke



Educational Background:

  • PhD. Sociology, The Open University of Tanzania– Tanzania (2018)
  • M asters in Development Studies (MDS) University of the Free State (UOFS), South Africa (2004)
  • B.A in Anthropology and Sociology, University of Nairobi, Kenya (1993)

Chronological List of Key positions

2020. January to Present. Chairperson, department of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies, Laikipia University

Key responsibilities:

Academic and administrative head of the Department, providing strategic guidance and direction. Also to Present Ag. Dean School of Humanities and Development (Various) whenever Dean is on leave.

Consultant in the following area of expertise. Trained Election observer by European Union in Collaboration with International Peace Support Training Centre- Nairobi- Kenya

Trained on Safety and Security Awareness for EU EOM Short-Term Observers by the European Union Election Observation Mission

Participated in formulation of Key University Policies and curriculum and trained trainer of trainers (TOT) on Human rights

2016 to 2018. PhD student on study leave

2013 to 2015 Ag Chairperson, Department of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies, Laikipia University

2011 to 2012. Lecturer of Sociology, Department of Public Affairs and Environmental

Studies, Laikipia University

2009 to 2011. Assistant Dean of Students Laikipia University College

2004 to 2009 Assistant Dean of Students Laikipia Campus of Egerton University

2002-2004 Masters Student on study leave at the University of the Free State in South Africa

1996 to 2001 worked as an administrator in various faculties of the University

1995 to 1996 worked on contract as research Assistant on various projects

1994 Teacher with the Board of Governors (BOG)



Kenneth. O. Nyangena: District Focus for Rural Development (DFRD) Policy in Kenya. An Evaluative Case Study of Mosocho Water Project- Kisii District. Book Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-8484-2743-7

Chapter(s) in Books

  1. Babere Kerata Chacha, Wanjiku Chiuri and Kenneth O. Nyangena. Racial and Ethnic Mobilization and Classification in Kenya. The Palgrave International Handbook of Mixed Racial and Ethnic Classification, Edited by Zarine l. Rocha. Peter J. Aspinall, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-3-030- 22873-6
  2. Beatrice N. Onsarigo, Kennedy N. Ondimu and Kenneth O. Nyangena. Urban Settings, Gender and Development, Unit Eight in Gender Population Dynamics and Policy. Understanding the Linkages, A training Manual for Graduate Studies. Edited by Julie Stewart. Book Published by Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA). (2014).

Published Research papers in refereed journals

  1. Nyangena Kenneth O and Hossea Rwegoshora. Assessment of the impact of Devolved Antenatal Care Services among Pregnant Women in Nakuru County. Paper accepted by the Editorial Board for publication in the CORETRAIN Journal (ISSN 2363-2470), Volume 2, No 2, 2019 to be issued in the 4th quarter of 2019.
  2. Babere Kerata Chacha and Kenneth O.Nyangena. Race and Ethnic Mobilisation in Kenya: A Historical Perspective. Accepted chapter in a book to be published by the Palgrave International handbook of Mixed Racial and Ethnic Classification in the year 2020
  3. Nyangena Kenneth O. The Maasai Dilemma and the Problematic of Community participation in Cultural Tourism. Published in the Proceedings: African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability Summer School in Iringa, Tanzania 2016 Regensburg's World Heritage Management Plan Creation of a World Heritage Strategy Together with the Citizens
  4. Nyangena Kenneth O. Privatization of Water and Sanitation Services: Challenges and Prospects. Published in the Journal of African development. Vol. XXXIII, No. 4, 2008, pp. 117- 131
  5. Nyangena Kenneth O. Jomo Kenyatta. An Epitome of Indigenous Pan-Africanism, Nationalism and intellectual production in Kenya. Published in the Journal of international affairs Vol. 6 Nos 1& 2, 2003, pp. 1-18
  6. Babere Kerata Chacha and Kenneth Nyangena. Globalization of Sex and the Problematics of Gender Identities in Africa: From Human Rights to Women’s Rights to Sexual Freedom. Published by the Codesria Bulletin Nos 1 & 2, 2006 Page 29-36
  7. Nyangena Kenneth O. Early Scientists Were Men so are Today’s: Perceptions of science and technology among secondary school students in Kenya. Published as a chapter in Gender, Science and Technology book by CODESRIA.
  8. Deepa Narayan, David Nyamwaya and PPA Team (Nyangena Kenneth). Published Research Report on Participatory Poverty Assessment Study for Kenya, prepared for the World Bank, sponsored by the British ODA and UNICEF-1994

Membership in Professional Bodies

  1. Member of the Sam Moyo Pan-African Roundtable Dialogue
  2. Member of Council of development and social science research in Africa (CODESRIA)

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