Dr. Halkano A. Wario

Dr. Halkano Abdi Wario


Department of Philosophy, History and Religion

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 704 401553

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Ph.D., Religion (Islamic Studies)

University of Bayreuth, Germany


Master of Philosophy in Religion

Moi University, Kenya


Bachelor of Education (Arts)

Moi University, Kenya

Work Experience

July 2013 - present

Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, History and Religion, Egerton University

January - May 2013

Part-time lecturer, Maseno University

Key Research Projects


Volkswagen Foundation Junior Scholar Research Grant under an international and comparative project titled ‘Sharia Debates and its Perceptions by Muslims and Christians in Selected African Countries’ funded by Volkswagen Foundation of Germany and coordinated by University of Bayreuth



Volkswagen Foundation Research Fellowship Award for project titled ‘Printing Knowledge, Informing Umma: Historical and Contextual Analysis of Kenya’s Friday Bulletin’ as part of funding initiative ‘Knowledge for Tomorrow: Collaborative Research Projects in Humanities in Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, coordinated through St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya and University of Bayreuth, Germany

Recent Select Publications


Wario, Halkano Abdi, ‘Debates on Kadhi’s Courts and Christian-Muslim Relations in Isiolo Town: Thematic Issues and Emergent Trends’ in Franz Kogelmann and John Chesworth (eds.) Sharīʿa in Africa Today: Reactions and Responses, Brill, 2013


Wario, Halkano Abdi and Ramzi Ben Amara, ‘Door to Door Da‛wa in Africa: Dynamics of Proselytization in Yan Izala and Tablīghī Jamācat’ in Afe Adogame and Shobana Shankar (eds.) Religions on the Move: New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World. Leiden: Brill, 2013


Wario, Halkano. "Reforming Men, Refining Umma: Tablīghī Jamā‛at and Novel Visions of Islamic Masculinity." Religion and Gender [Online], 2.2 (2012): 231-253. Web. 12 Nov. 2012



Wario, Halkano Abdi, ‘Mapping the Diversity of Eastleigh’ in C. B. Peter et. al. Mapping Eastleigh for Christian-Muslim Relations. Limuru: Zapf Chancery Publisher, 2013.


Wario, Halkano Abdi, ‘Accounting for Growth: Some Notes on the Tablighi Jamaat Self-Appraisals and Reviews in Kenya’ in BIGSAS Works: Trends, Discourses and Representations in Religions in Africa, 2/2012, Bayreuth Working Papers Series No. 9


Research Interests

Transnational religious movements, religion and media, religion and mobility, Islam in Eastern Africa, Islamic law Religion and globalization, Religions in Kenya, Religion and contemporary issues, methods and theories in the study of religion