Dr. Hadija M. Murenga, PhD

CURRICULUM VITAE FOR Dr. HADIJA M. MURENGA Ph D

 

PERSONAL PROFILE

Dr. Hadija M. Murenga, Ph D

Senior Lecturer and Chair person, Department of Peace, Security & social Studies

Faculty of Arts and Social sciences,

Department of PSSS,

Egerton University

Position Applied for: Senior Lecturer

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 -722 361982

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EDUCATION

 

2010

Ph.D, Sociology

Egerton University, Kenya

1998

M.A , Sociology

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1992

B.A Sociology & religion

Egerton University, Kenya

1987

KACE

Bunyore Girls High School

1985

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Bunyore Girls High School

1979

Certificate of Primary Education (CPE)

Mumias GirlsBoarding Primary School

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Dates/Year

Title of certificate

Institution Awarding

June 1998

Consultative And Programming Seminar on the Teaching on International Humanitarian Law

International Committee of the red Cross (ICRC)- Geneva

May 1999:

Conflict Management

Conflict Resolution , Kenya (CCR),

May 1999:

Women in Leadership

African Women Leadership Institute

March 2000:

Human Rights and Conflict Management

Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town in partnership with the Centre for Conflict Resolution, Kenya

September 2000:

Implementation Measures of IHL

International Committee of the Red Cross

July 2001

Teaching Methodology Course

Egerton University

November 2003

International Humanitarian Law

Pretoria, South Africa

March 2006

Pedagogy

Egerton University

2009

Proposal Writing Workshop

Egerton University

2011

International Criminal Law

African Centre for Legal Excellence

March 2012

Transformative Leadership

The Kenya Institute of Administration

May 2012

Assessment and examination for the Internal Quality Auditing

KEBS

February 2013

Disability Mainstreaming

Egerton University

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Rural & Environmental sociology, Deviance, Conflict & Peace studies, Gender & Research methods

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2012 to present

Lecturer & Chair person, Dept of PSSS

2012-2015

Commissioner, National Research crime Center, Nairobi

2012-present

Internal Auditor, Egerton University

2010- 2012

Lecturer, Dept of PSSS

1998-2010

Assistant lecturer, Dept of PSSS

1992-1998

Teaching Assistant, Dept of PSSS, Egerton University

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

2014

Developing a proposal with colleagues to Research and Extension for funding: Title: Baseline Survey on Youth Radicalization and Terrorism in the Coastal Region, Kenya

2013-present

Member of Research Team at NCRC initiating and Supervising research projects. We have completed three: Organizd Crimes in Kenya, Gender Based Violence in Kenya, and Post Election Violence in Kenya, 2013. Three others are on –going: Human trafficking in Kenya,

2005-2010

Participated as a Researher in a project on Farming with trees in Mau East Catchment Area initiated and Managed by Professor Berhnard Freyer of University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)- Research Portal. The Project was in collaboration of Austrian Government and Egerton University. IT culminated into my PhD Thesis

April 2010

Ph D Thesis- “Socio-cultural factors influencing farmers’ adoption of Organic farming and Agro-forestry practices in Mau East Catchment Area, Nakuru District, Kenya

2006

Won a research grant for the Child and Youth Institute, Dakar, Senegal. This earned me a chance to be trained as a Laureate at the Institute for one month. I later conducted research and wrote a paper entitled; “ Coping Strategies of Street Youth in Nakuru Town, Kenya: A sustainable Livelihood Approach”

2003

Won a grant Award from OSSREA (Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa) for my research proposal, Titled: “Challenges of Public –Private Partnership for Urban management: A case study of the Nairobi Central Business District Association (NCBDA), Kenya”. I was invited to participate in a workshop for winners of the Seventeeth social science research grant competition to defend my proposal for funding and finalize the research arrangements at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1998

M.A. Thesis - “Socio-Cultural factors influencing education attainment of Muslim Women in Mumias Division, Kakmega, District, Kenya

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATION

 

1

Karani M. Murenga. H. M, Osamba, J. (2014), Socio-Cultural and Economic factors Affecting Primary School Enrollment in Baringo Division of Samburu County, Kenya.

2

Chepkengor W, Ngetich K. and Murenga H. M, (2015) Socio-cultural and Economic factors affecting Primary School enrolment in Baragoi Division of Samburu County, Kenya

3.

Muhuhu. G. K, Mwangi, W. S. and Murenga, H.M. (2014) Gender Inequality in Access to Formal Social Security Schemes among Members in the Informal Sector in Laikipia East District, Kenya. E-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. May 2014

IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (IOSR-JHSS). Volume 19, Issue 5, Ver.111 (May. 2014), pp 49-61 Authors:

4

Odhiambo J, N, Mwangi,W, S. and Murenga, H.M.(2014) Title: Perceptions on Effectiveness of Peace Building and Conflict Management Programs in West Pokot Sub-County, Kenya. (Accepted for publication in February 2014)International Journal of Humanities, Arts, Medicine and Sciences.

5.

Murenga, H.M, (2013) The Role of Gender in the Restoration of Mau East Catchment Area, Nakuru County, Kenya.ISSN No. 2074-5400 (Vol 6 issue 1, 2013, Kenya Journal of Educational Planning & Management.

6.

Murenga, H. M. (2013). Cultural factors influencing Educational attainment among Muslim Girls in Mumias District, Kakamega County, Kenya. Kenya Journal of Educational, Planning, Economics & Management (2013) Volume 6, Issue 1. ISSN NO. 2074-5400

7

Nabwire, C. J. & Murenga, H. M. (2012). Counseling Needs of the Elderly in Kenya. Kenya Journal of Educational, Planning, Economics & Management (2013) Volume 5, Number 5. ISSN NO. 2074-5400

8

Murenga, H. M. (2012). Farmers’ Knowledge and Perceptions and their adoption of Organic Farming and Agro-Forestry in Mau Catchment Area, Nakuru County, Kenya. Egerton University Journal of Arts and Humanities. (Submitted and accepted for publication on 24th/May/ 2012)

9

Murenga, H.M. (2012). Socio-Cultural factors influencing adoption of Agro-forestry and Organic farming Practices in Kenya: A Review of Existing Literature. Egerton University Journal of Arts and Humanities. (Submitted and accepted for publication on 24th/May/ 2012)

10

Murenga, H.M. and Kisaka , R.W. Co-authored a military science teaching manual titled “Conflict resolution and management published by EMC Egerton University Press.

11

Murenga H.M. et al. (2009), Co-authored a military science (Degree) teaching manual titled” International Humanitarian Law pending publication by EMC – Egerton University Press.

12

Murenga, H.M. et.al ( 2009) Co-authored a Military Science teaching manual titled “Society and International Humanitarian Law” published by EMC – Egerton University Press.

13

Murenga, H.M. et,al (2009) Sources of Information and their influence on Farmers Adoption of Organic Farming in Mau East Catchment Area in Nakuru, Kenya” published in proceedings of the Sumawa Mau Forest Complex Conference 27-29 April 2009, Egerton University published by SUMAWA a project of the Global Livestock CRSP management entity Egerton University

 

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL/SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

 

Membership Category

Organization

Council member

National Crime Research Centre (NCRC), Nairobi- January 2013-

Member

Internal auditing, Egerton University, 2012

Member

Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) since 2006

Member

Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA) since 2003

Member

African Women for Researchers and development (AAWORD) Egerton Chapter since 2000

Member

Ecumenical Association of third World Theologians (EATWOT) Kenyan Chapter since

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Year

Achievement

2013

Appointed council Simember of NCRC

2013

Certificate of Recognition for participating in the University performance contract

2012

Qualified as an Internal Auditor, Egerton University

2012

Appointed head of PSSS Department, Egerton University

2006

Won CODESRIA research grant

2006

Won Ph D Scholarship from Austrian Government and Egerton University

2003

Won OSSREA Research Grants

 

STUDENTS SUPERVISED

 

Ph D LEVEL

1

Johannes Achola. Title: Relevance of Skills and Prospects for Performance of Growth-Oriented Community Driven Development Projects in Baringo County, Kenya (Just Admitted

M.A Level

1

Nyengenye James Odhiambo (AM17/2689/10): Title: “Peace building and Conflict Management Programs in West Pokot Sub County, Kenya. (Successfully defended thesis on 11/12/ 2013 and graduated on 20/6/2014)

2

Muhuhu K. Gibson (AM17/2415/09): Title: Factors hindering access by formal and informal sector to social security schemes: A case study of Laikipia District. (Graduated, 2014 ).

3.

Maranga Faith Nyachama (AM17/2763/10) Title: “the impact of Traditional Birth attendants in the provision of Maternal Health services in Kimilili Division, Bungoma County Kenya”. (Successfully defended; waiting for graduation)

4

Abdikadir Shiekh Adisalah (AM17/1804/07) Title: “Determinants of Miraa Chewing among the Youth in Central Division of Wajir East District, Kenya” (In the process of submitting)

5.

Obonyo Nathan Kengecha (AM20/002/011) Title: “ Challenges of Reporting Criminal acts and their implications on Justice in Njoro Division, Nakuru County Kenya. (Presented proposal at Dept level)

6.

Willy . K. Chepkangori (AM17/1849). “The effectiveness of Livelihood Diversification in the Management of Conflicts between Pokot and Marakwet Communities, Kenya”. ( Submited Thesis (hard bound copies)

7

Monica Wambui Karanu (AM17/2107/08). “Socio-cultural and Economic factors affecting Primary School enrolment in Baragoi Division of Samburu County, Kenya”(Successfully defended; waiting for graduation)

8

Abduba Dida Ade (AM17/2907/11). “Challenges faced by Community based wildlife conservancy in promoting ecotourism as a sustainable livelihood alternative in Merti District of Isiolo County, Kenya. (Has presented Proposal to Graduate School)

9

Michael Mutunga Mutua (AM17/0021/11). Factors limiting the Implementation of government policy on Socio-economic empowerment of househelps in Westlands Division in Nairobi County. (To defend proposal at the faculty)

10

11

Rashid Bakari Luvoyo (AP19/30596/10). “Effects of lack of Autonomy on Performance of the Kenya Police Force and its implications on crime Management in Nakuru Police Division, Kenya” (graduated in Dec, 2013)

12

Jeremia Nyancoka Nyaende (AP19/31189/10). “Stock Theft among the Kipsigis and Kisii Communities on Sotik-Borabu Border, Kenya” ( Graduated in Dec, 2013)

13

Austine Ochieng Dieto (A13/30029). “Efectiveness of Women Empowerment Model on Poverty Reduction in Karemo Division, Siaya County.” ( graduated in Dec, 2013)

14

Hellen Nyamoita Ongeri (AP19/30594/10). “The Implications of Prison Institutions on Convicts in Nakuru Municipality”. ( graduated in Dec, 2013)

 

Internal Examiner (Masters Theses)

 

Ph D LEVEL

Wambu Charles Kamau (AM17/2164/08). “Gender Disparities in Water Resources Management Project in Njoro District, Kenya”. (Graduated in Dec,2012)

Alinur. A .Mohammed (AM17/1851/07). “Factors contributing to changes in Modes of Subsistence among Pastoral Somali VCommunities of Tarbaj Division in Wajir District, Kenya” (Graduated in May,2013)

Alexander L. Likaka (AM17/) “Socio-Economic Changes and Coping Strategies by the Elderly in Gem Central Location, South Nyanza, Kenya”. (Graduated in May, 2012)

Achola Johannes (A17/1627/06). “Wetlands as a Resource for Community Development: The Case of River Nyando Estuarine Communities in Nyando District, Kenya” (Graduated in Dec, 2013)

Hawo Bokayo Elema (AM17/2205/08). “{Strategies of Borana Pastoral Migrants in their Adaptation to Urban Lifestyles in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya” (Graduated in July, 2013)

Samuel. O. Osike (AM17/2820/10). “Households’ Participation in Non-Governmental Organizations’ Supported Projects in Homa Bay District”. (Graduated on 20/12/2013)