Geography

Dr. Amon Mwangi Karanja

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Dr. Amon Mwangi Karanja

Egerton University

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development,

Department of Geography,

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

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EDUCATION

2015-2018

PhD Geography, Egerton University, Kenya

2010-2013

M.A Geography, Kenyatta University, Kenya

2002- 2006

B.Ed (ARTS), University of Nairobi, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Geography

WORK EXPERIENCE

2015-Date

Lecturer , Department of Geography, Egerton University, Kenya

2018- Date

Examination officer, Department of Geography, Egerton University, Kenya

2015-Aug 2015

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Chuka University, Kenya

2012 - 2015

Associate Faculty Member, Department of Humanities, Mount Kenya University, Kenya

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2015-2018

Assessment of drought effects on Household Livelihoods and adaptation strategies in Laikipia West Sub-County, Kenya

2011-2013

Analysis of rainfall variability on Irish Potato production in Oljoro-Orok Division, Nyandarua County, Kenya

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Karanja, A., Ondimu, K and Recha, A. (2018) Effect of 2009 Drought on Household Livelihoods in Laikipia West Sub-County, Kenya. Annals of Arid Zone 57(1&2): 53-60

Karanja, A. M, Ondimu, K. and Recha, C. (2017) Analysis of Temporal Drought Characteristic Using SPI Drought Index Based on Rainfall Data in Laikipia West Sub-County, Kenya. Open Access Library Journal, 4: e3765.https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103765

Karanja, A. M, Ondimu, K. and Recha, C. (2017) Factors Influencing Household Perceptions of Drought in Laikipia West Sub County, Kenya. Open Access Library Journal, 4: e3764. https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103764

Karanja, A.M and Njue P.M. (2016) Geomorclimatology. Lap Lambert Academic publishing. Saarbrucken, Deutschland/ Saarbrucken, Deutschland/ Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-94856-5.

Karanja, A.M and Njue P.M. (2016) Field work and research methodology in Geography. Lap Lambert Academic publishing Saarbrucken, Deutschland/ Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-94008-8

Karanja, A.M., Shisanya, C. and Makokha, G. (2014) Analysis of the Key challenges facing potato farmers in Oljoro-orok division. Kenya. Agricultural Sciences journal, Vol.5 No.10.http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/as.2014. (http://www.scirp.org/journal/as)

Karanja, A.M., Shisanya, C. and Makokha, G. (2014) Analysis of rainfall variability on potato production in Kenya: a case of Oljoro-orok division. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences. Vol. 2 No.4 ISSN: 2321 – 0893 (http://www.ajouronline.com/index.php/AJAS)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Climate change and variability, Climate Data analysis, Environmental Hazards Preparedness, Response and Mitigations

REFEREES

DR. CHARLES W. RECHA

Chairman Department of Geography

Egerton University.

P.O Box 536-20115 Egerton

Mobile no. 0720277736

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PROF. KENNEDY ONDIMU

Egerton University,

P.O Box 536, 20115 Egerton.

Mobile no. 0722602132

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PROF. CHRIS SHISANYA

Dean School of Humanities

Kenyatta University,

P.O Box 43844- 00100, Nairobi.

Mobile no. 0722312767

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Student Research

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Student Research

1. An assessment of geotourism as a strategy for diversifying tourism products in the Western Tourist Circuit, Kenya by Rerimoi Mengich -ND13/0309/11

2. Evaluation of community participation and sustainability of its impact on living conditions and livelihoods in secondary cities: a case of Nakuru and Kitale towns, Kenya by Estone Lugairi – ND13/0416/14

3. Analysis of effects of rainfall variability on households’ livelihood vulnerability and adaptation among small-scale farmers in Kitui South sub-county, Kenya by Morris Mwatu - ND13/13069/17

4. Assessment of effects of floods on livelihoods and well – being – a case of Narok town, Kenya by Catherine W. Waithaka - ND13/40006/16

5. Analysis of the mangrove forest cover change in the trans-boundary areas of Kenya and Tanzania by Fredrick Mburu – NM13/14109/15

Department of Geography Research Projects

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Research Projects

1. Book Project: Planning Urban Development in Africa:

Editors: Meleckidzedeck Khayesi (Geneva, Switzerland) and Francis N. Wegulo (Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya)

2. Analysis of Meteorological Drought in Semi-arid Eastern Kenya for the period 1973-2013; a CV Raman Research Fellowship by Charles W. Recha

 

 

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Staff and Specialization

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Staff and Specialization

S/NO.

Name and contact

Qualification

Designation

Area of specialization

1.

Prof. Francis. N. Wegulo

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B.Ed. (Arts), MA (UoN), Ph.D (Clark, USA)

Professor

Economic/ Political Geography

2.

Prof. Kennedy N. Ondimu

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BA,MA(Nairobi) Ph.D (Egerton)

Professor

Population/  Medical Geography

3.

Dr. John.M. Mironga

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B.Sc., M.Phil (Moi), Ph.D (Egerton)

Senior Lecturer

Environmental Geography, GIS and remote sensing

4.

Dr. Wambongo C.S.  Recha

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B.Ed (Arts), MA, Ph.D (Kenyatta)

Lecturer

Climatology

5.

Dr. Janepha K. Kumba

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BA, MA (UoN), Ph.D (Egerton)

Lecturer

Agricultural Geography

6.

Dr. Humphrey. W. Obulinji

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BA, MA, Ph.D (Egerton)

Lecturer

Economic Geography

7.

Dr. Amon M. Karanja

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B.Ed (UoN), MA (Kenyatta), PhD (Egerton)

Lecturer

Agro-climatology

8.

John.K. Mutai

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BA, MA,(UoN)

Lecturer

Urban Geography

9.

Estone Lugairi

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BA, MA (Egerton), Ph.D (Ongoing at Egerton)

Asst. Lecturer

Food security and urban housing

10.

Jackson.R Mengich

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B.Ed (UoN), MA (Egerton), Ph.D (Ongoing at Egerton)

Asst. Lecturer

Geography of tourism

11.

Stephen L M`masi

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B.Ed, MA. (Egerton)

Asst. Lecturer

Medical Geography

12.

Stephen M. Mwangi

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Dip (Kenya Poly),B.Sc (UoN)

Technician

GIS

 

 


 

 

 

Staff and Specialization..... Continued

S/NO.

Name and contact

Qualification

Designation

Area of specialization

13.

Alice Nyaboke Moranga

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Dip. In Secretarial Studies – KNEC (Bumbe College), B.Com (Egerton)

Secretary

Secretarial and front office

14. .

James Ovamba Apoko. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Certificate in ICT (KSPS), Certificate Archives & Records Mgt (Inoorero)

Clerk

Record and information management.

15. .

Isaac .I. Alio

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Messenger

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Part-time Lecturers

16.

Dr. Edna Koskei

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B.Ed, MA (Egerton), Ph.D (Kabarak)

Part-time lecturer

Water resources/ climatology

17.

Mr. Samuel B. Mokaya

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B.ED (Arts) – Moi;

M.A (Geog) -  Egerton; Ph.D (Ongoing at Egerton)

Part-time lecturer

Medical Geography

18.

John Kiplang'at

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B.Ed (Sci.), M.Sc

(Egerton)

Part-time

Lecturer

Environmental Geography, GIS and remote sensing

19.

Catherine Waithaka

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B.Ed (Kenyatta), MA (Egerton), Ph.D (Egerton – Ongoing)

Part-time lecturer

Economic Geography / Climatology

20.

Mr. Martin M. Bunyasi

BA (Moi), MSc.- Env. Planning (Kenyatta)

Part-time lecturer

GIS/Hydrology

21.

Mr. Samuel Ojode

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Cert. in Cart, Dip ITC (Netherlands), B.Ed (Nrb)

Part-time lecturer

Cartography

 


 

 

Staff List

1. Prof. Francis. N. Wegulo

2. Prof. Kennedy N. Ondimu

3. Dr. John.M. Mironga

4. Dr. Wambongo C.S.  Recha

5. Dr. Janepha K. Kumba – on leave

 

6. Dr. Humphrey. W. Obulinji

7. Dr. Amon M. Karanja

8. John.K. Mutai

9. Estone Lugairi

10. Jackson.R Mengich

11. Stephen L M`masi

 

12. Stephen M. Mwangi