Bio for Prof Maurice N. Amutabi

Prof. Maurice Amutabi is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He currently works as a Full Professor in Social Sciences at the Technical University of Kenya and has worked as Vice Chancellor at Lukenya University, Kenya. He has also previously worked as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs) at Kisii University, Kenya.

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He has been teaching at the University level since the 1990s in Kenya and United States. He is widely published in the realm of development and has over twenty university-level books, two novels, and two short stories. He is a peace and security consultant and teaches political science, history, international relations, gender, and development studies. He has taught at the University of Nairobi, Moi University, Central Washington University, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kisii University, and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.


Prof. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Prof. Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored the Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005).

Prof. Amutabi is the co-editor of Regime Change and Transition Politics in Africa (New York: Routledge, 2012). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Prof. 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 two dozen books.

His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, 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 in border areas of Eastern Africa, focusing on issues of poverty, cattle rustling, and banditry. He has been the lead researcher on social protection projects and those dealing with vulnerable groups. Amutabi has supervised and examined many PhD and Masters Theses and Dissertations. Prof. Amutabi serves as external examiner of St. Paul’s University, Kenya; Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology; Kenya Polytechnic University College; Kenyatta University and the University of Zimbabwe.

Prof. Amutabi has conducted consultancies for many leading organizations on economic, social, and political issues. He writes on educational and political issues in national newspapers. He is also a political analyst and has appeared on leading TV stations in Kenya such as Kenya Television Network (KTN), Citizen TV, and K24 TV station. He has also appeared in leading radio stations such as Citizen Radio and Kenya Broadcasting Corporal English Service radio station.

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Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi (Ph.D),

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Eldoret, Kenya
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Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CSTS)

The Technical University of Kenya (TUK), Nairobi
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Nairobi- Kenya.

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