Janepha Kemunto Kumba

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Dr. Janepha Kemunto Kumba

Lecturer, Geography Department

Faculty of Environment and Resource Development

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

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EDUCATION

 

 

Year

Degree

Institution

2015

PhD Geography

Egerton University

1991

Master of Arts in Geography

University of Nairobi

1985

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Geography

University of Nairobi

1980

Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education

Moi Girls, Eldoret

 

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Agricultural Geography, Food Security, Research Methods, Labour Relations (Negotiations), Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA).

 

 

1993 - Present

Lecturer, Geography Department, Egerton University

1991 - 1992

Assistant Lecturer, Geography Department, Egerton University

1989 - 1991

Lands Officer, Ministry of Lands and Settlement

1986 - 1987

Teacher, Mathematics and Geography, Kikuyu Day School

2007 - 2009

Vice-Chairperson, Kenya Medical Training Centre Board

 

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

Project period

Research Topic

2006 - 2007

Agricultural Land Use and its Implications on Food Security in Kisii Central District.

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Kumba, J.K. (2015). The Role of Household Characteristics in Determining Food Security in Kisii Central Sub-County, Kenya. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(7): 186-193

Kumba, J.K., Wegulo, F., & Otieno, J. (2015). The Impact of Socio-Economic Characteristics on Cash and Food Crop Production: Implications on Household Food Situation in Kisii Central Sub-County, Kenya. Developing Country Studies 5(5):115-122

Kumba, J.K., Wegulo, F., & Otieno, J. (2015). The Influence of Agricultural Land Use on Household Food Security Situation in Kisii Central Sub-County, Kenya. Economics and Sustainable Development.  6(6): 147-152

Mokua, D.O., Shivairo, R.S., Muleke, C., Mukabane, D.K., Oswe, M.O., Willy, K. & Kumba, J.K., (2014). Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on STH Infection Amongst PSAC in Elburgon Municipality, Kenya. Economics and Sustainable Development. 5(20):84-90

Shivairo, R.S., Shivoga, W.A., Mbaria, J.M. & Kumba, J.K. (2014). Acute Borehole Poisoning in Livestock in Kargi, Marsabit, Kenya: A Case Report. Advances in Life Science and Technology. 24:1-3

Mokua, D.O., Shivairo, R.S., Muleke, C., Mukabane, D.K., Oswe, M.O. & Kumba, J.K. (2014). Soil Transmitted Helminthes Prevalence among Pre-School Age Children in Elburgon Municipality, Kenya.  Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare. 4(21):36 - 41

Wegulo, F., Kumba, J.K. & Omollo, E.(1999). “Introduction to Research Methods” A Manual for Diploma Course in Military Studies, Egerton University.

Kumba, J.K. (1999). “Ethical Issues on Handling Pesticide Chemicals in Kenya” Conference Proceedings on the Regional Consultative Conference on Bio-Ethics. UNESCO.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

2003 to present

Treasurer, Universities’ Academic Staff Union, Egerton Chapter

2006 to present

National Trustee, Universities’ Academic Staff Union

2014 to present

Board Member, Trade Union Congress, Kenya (TUC-K)

2009 to present

Member, Board of Management Borangi SDA Secondary School