Prof. Samson Wokabi Mwangi, PhD

CV for Prof. Mwangi, Samson Wokabi (PhD)

 

Names: MWANGI, Samson Wokabi (PhD)

Date of Birth: 17th January 1967

Place of Birth: Murang’a Kenya.

Permanent Address: P.O. Box 28446 00200 GPO

NAIROBI, KENYA

Telephone Number: +254 733 990121/+254 721 52 8887

Marital Status Married with Two Children

Current Address: P.O.Box 12853 NAKURU, KENYA

Current Position: Associate Professor and Coordinator

Criminology Programmes NCC

Key Career Objectives: Researcher in various Social Science areas and to be an excellent Social Science Educator and Consultant in Social and Environmental Impact Assessment

 

Academic Background

 

Year

Degree/Certificate

Institution

March 1998– July 2002

PhD Behavioural and Social Sciences

University of Amsterdam

anuary –June 1997

Preparing PhD Research Proposal

Universiteit van Amsterdam

September 1993 – June 1995

Master of Philosophy (Mphil) (Environmental Planning and Management

Moi University, School of Environmental Studies.

October 1988 – June 1991

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and

Economics)

Egerton University, Njoro,

1986-1987

Kenya Advance Cert of Education

Kirangari High School, Kiambu

1982-1985

Kenya Cert of Education

Kirogo Secondary School, Murang’a

1974-1981

Certificate of Primary Education

Mariaini Primary School, Murang’a

 

Professional Qualification

 

Year/Dates

Certificate/Title of Training

Institution

2011

Training KRA Staff on Monitoring and Evaluation Approaches

FOA, Egerton University

2011

Training NGOs and CBOs in Social Audits

Embassy of Finland

2005

One week training on Human Rights Approach to Poverty Eradication

Organised and conducted by UNESCO

2003:

Governance Institute

CODESRIA

1999:

Research methodology Course

Urban Development Research Associates (UDRA) at the Universiteit van Amsterdam

1997-1998

Training on Resource Dynamics

Universiteit van Amsterdam

1995-1996:

Training of Trainers in Participatory Environmental Training by GreenTowns programme on Environment and Urban Development Training

Programme Courses covered included: Urban landscape

Ecology, Environmental Planning; project Planning and management; Monitoring and Evaluation Techniques, Environmental and Impact Assessment, Settlement Planning among others

Wagenigen Agricultural University and Ministry of Local Government, Kenya.

1994:

A Comprehensive Training in Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental audit.

Moi University’s School of Environmental Studies in collaboration with Universiteit van Amsterdam.

 


FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Environmental Governance, Urban Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Community Development, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

19/2/2014

Associate Professor

Department of Peace, Security and Social Studies, Egerton University

May 2005-19/2/2014

Senior Lecturer

Department of Peace, Security and Social Studies, Egerton University

November 2003-May 2005

Lecturer

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Economics, Egerton University

June 1995-May 2005

Assistant Lecturer

Department of Sociology, Egerton University

March 1992 –May 2005

Teaching Assistant

Department of Sociology, Egerton University

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

1

Kabiro, Reuben Macharia and Mwangi S. Wokabi (2014) Factors Influencing Effective Implementation of Free Secondary Education Project in Kangema District, Murang’a County, Kenya” in International Referred Journal of Engineering and Science (IRJES). Accepted for publication in December 2014.

2

Theuri Donald Wachira, G.G. Wairire and S. W. Mwangi (2015) “Socio- Economic Hazards of Plastic Paper Bags Litter in Peri-Urban Centres of Kenya ; A Case Study Conducted at Ongata Rongai Township Of Kajiado County, Kenya” in ; International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology (IJSRIT) Accepted for Publication.

3

Kaumbulu, F. Kyalo, E.K. Bor and Mwangi S Wokabi (2014) Social Factors Influencing the Adoption of Biogas in the Households of Kisii Central District, Kenya” in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies Vol. 2 Issue 11, Nov. 2014.pp. 9-16

4

Sibia, B, Bwoga, Kaumbulu, F Kyalo, E.K. Bor and Mwangi S. Wokabi (2014) “Causes of Gender Inequality among Non-Teaching Staff in Njoro Campus of Egerton University, Nakuru County, Kenya” in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies Vol. 2 Issue 11, Nov. 2014.pp 83-88

5

Mumbi, F. N., S. W Mwangi and K. A. Ngetich. (2014) “How availability of Health Facilities motivate the IDPs Decision to settle in Self-help settlements, Gilgil District, Kenya”. In International Journal of Developing and Emerging Economies, pp 48 – 57 September 2014.

.6

Orina, M.M, S.W. Mwangi, and E.K. Bor (2014) “The role of Youth Self-help groups in Skill Development in Njoro District, Nakuru County, Kenya.” In Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS) Vol.5 No. 5 PP 621 – 628

7

Atieno, P. O, S.W Mwangi, , K A. Ngetich (2014) “Mechanisms of Conflict Management over Common Pool Resources among the Residents of Lower Nyango Flood Plains, Kisumu County, Kenya”. In Research on Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 4. No. 23 2014. IISTE, Journal pp 50 -59.

8

Kiboro, C.N, O.N Gakuru, J Misaro and S.W. Mwangi (2014) “Role of Social Work in minimizing sexual and Gender inequalities”. In research on Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 4 No.14, 2014 IISTE, Journal. pp 84 -88

9.

Ongowo, E.O; S.W. Mwangi; Kibet Ngetich (2014) “Analysis of Socio-Economic factors influencing involvement in Resource-based Conflicts in Kenya” in IOSR International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, Vol 1 Issue 3 April 2014

10.

Kipkeu, Michael Limo; S.W.Mwangi and Gichiah James Njogu (2014) “Incentives for enhanced CommunityParticipation in Wildlife Conservation in Amboseli, Kenya” in Impact Journals International Journal of Research in Applied, Natural and Social Sciences:, Ohio USA, Vol. 1 Issue 4 May 2014.

11

Kipkeu, Michael Limo; S.W.Mwangi and Gichiah James Njogu (2014) “Community participation in Wildlife Conservation in Amboseli Ecosystem, Kenya” in: IOSR, International Journal for Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology Vol. 1 Issue 4 May 2014

12

Muhuhu, G.Kamau; S.W. Mwangi and Hadijah M. Murenga (2014)

Gender Inequalities in Access to Formal Social Security Schemes among Members of the Informal Sector in Laikipia East District, Kenya” in IOSR International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol 1 Issue 6, 2014.

13

Nyengenye, James Odhiambo; S.W. Mwangi and Hadijah Murenga (2014) “Perceptions of Effectiveness of Peace Building and Conflict Management Programmes in West Pokot Sub-County, Kenya” Best Journals Vol. 1 Issue 5, 2014.

14

Ijaza, Alice K, S.W. Mwangi and Kibet Ngetich (2014) “Access To Women Enterprise Fund In Kenya By Poor Women-Headed Households In Hamisi Constituency, Vihiga County, Kenya” in IJIRS Vol 4 Issue 6 2014.

15

Mwangi, S.W (2013) “Gender Disparities in Decision-Making on the Utilization of Decentralized Funds: The case of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya” in Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary Vol. 1, Issue 10 pp 477-497.

16.

Onyango, Maurice, O, Mwangi, S and Kibet N (2013) “Governance Practices and Performance of Collective Organizations: Evidence from Self-Help Organizations in Siaya, County, Kenya” in: IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 17, Issue 1 pp 63-72.

17

Osike, S; Mwangi S.W and Bor E.K (2013) “Effectiveness of Households’ Participation on Non-Governmental Organizations’ Supported Projects in Homa Bay District, Homa Bay County, Kenya” in Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary Vol. 1, Issue 10 pp 498-518.

18

Onyango, M. O.; Mwangi, S. and Kibet N (2013) “ Socio-economic Characteristics of Successiful Collective Action in Kenya’s Self-Help Organisations’ Sectors” in Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary Vol. 1, Issue 9 pp 269-286

19

Karanja S.N, Mwangi S.W, K. Ngetich and Njeru, M.K (2013) Influence of Informal Solid Waste Management on Livelihoods of Urban Solid Waste Collectors: A Case Study of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 3 No. 13 :(95-108)

20

21

Post, J and S.W Mwangi (2009) Constraints on Neighbourhood Activism: Experiences with Services Upgrading in Nakuru, Kenya in Urban Studies Journal Vol. 46, No 3: 665-686

22

Post, J and Mwangi, S.W (2006) Community Action and Partnering in Nakuru, A critical Appraisal of the Process of Services Upgrading in Low Income Neighbourhoods. in AMID St, Amsterdam (Online Publication) (pp 2-33)

23

Mwangi, S.W (2000) “Partnerships in Urban Environmental Management: an Approach to Solving Environmental Problems in Nakuru, Kenya in Environment and Urbanization Journal Vol. 12 No. 2. IIED, London.

BOOK CHAPTERS

24

Mwangi, S. W (2008) The Effectiveness of Local Authority Transfer Funds (LATF) and Constituency Development Funds (CDF) in Attacking Urban Poverty and Improving Human Rights in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya” UNESCO Small Grants Programme for Poverty Alleviation, Paris 2008, (pp 140-148).

25

Mwangi, S.W (2000, 2001) Human Health and Irrigation Development in Kenya in Salih, M.A.M “Local Environmental Change and Society in Africa” Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London.

26.

Mwangi, S. W (2006) “Engendering Urban Governance: Experience in Participatory Planning in Nakuru, Kenya” in Creighton, C and F. Yieke, Gender Inequalities in Kenya. UNESCO, 2006, Paris, ( pp 103-122).

BOOKS

27

Mwangi, S. W (2003) Challenges of Urban Environmental Governance: Participation and Partnerships in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. AGIDS, Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

28

Mwangi S.W. (2005) “Challenges of Urban Environmental Governance in Nakuru Municipality: From Theory to Practice” in: Proceedings of the Workshop Series “Strengthening Environmental Stewardship towards the Nakuru we Want. Practical Action, Nairobi, Kenya.

29

Mwangi, S. W (2003) “Challenges of Urban Governance at the Local Level: Emerging Elites during the process of Localizing Agenda 21 In Nakuru Municipality, Kenya: Paper Presented at CODESRIA Governance Institute in August 2003.

Working paper Series

30.

Mwangi, S.W (2001) Local Agenda 21 Experiences in Nakuru, Kenya: Processes, Issues and Lessons. Urban Environmental Action Plans and Local Agenda 21 Series Working Paper Number 10. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) London, United Kingdom.

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

YEAR

RESEARCH TOPIC

2011-2012

Understanding Conflicts in the North Rift: Causes, Consequences, Peace Initiatives and Policy Recommendations: Case Studies of West Pokot, Marakwet, Turkana and Trans-Nzoia Districts –Desktop research and Literature Review funded by Action Aid, Kenya

December 2007-2008

Gender disparities in Decision Making about the Utilization of LATIF, CBF and CDF in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya, Egerton University internal funding

July 2005 -2006

The Effectiveness of Local Authority Transfer Funds (LATF) and Constituency Development Funds (CDF) in Attacking Urban Poverty and Improving Human Rights in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya” Recipient of UNESCO Small Grants Programme on Poverty Alleviation (USD 10,000)

2005-2006

Towards a Strategic and Sustainable Development Paradigm in Urban Development: The Case of Nakuru Town - A Review of Practical Action Interventions In Nakuru Municipality (2004-2006) August 2006

2005

A Review of Environmental Education status in Kenya, Awareness and Public Participation. A report for Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre, November-December 2005

2003-2004

Challenges of Urban Governance at the Community Level, 1 year research grant from CODESRIA (USD 5,000

September 2002

Gender issues in Urban Governance: Experiences in Localizing

Agenda 21 in Nakuru, Kenya1-year Research grant from

OSSREA (USD 5,000)

December 2001/Feb 2002

Local Agenda 21 Experiences in Nakuru, Kenya: Processes, Issues and Lessons. Grant to write a working paper for International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED, London) (USD 10,500)

1998-2002

Challenges of Urban Environmental Governance: Partnerships and Participation in Nakuru Municipality Kenya. Research Grant for 4 years from the Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research (WOTRO)(USD 384,615)

1995/96

Human Health and Irrigation Development in Kenya

; Case study of Mwea Irrigation Scheme I-year research grant from OSSREA USD 5,000

 

GRADUATE SCHOOL SUPERVISION

Master’s Thesis Supervision to date:

 

S.No

Name of Candidate

Title of Thesis

Grad. Date

1.

ONGOWO, E. O

Resource-Based Conflicts: A Case Study of Longonot Location, Naivasha Division, Nakuru District, Kenya.

December 2008

2.

KITHINJI, N

Community Participation in Decision-Making Processes in Narok: A Case Study of Ntuka and Olenkuluo Locations, Osupuko, Division, Narok District, Kenya

December, 2008

3.

KARANJA, S.N

The Influence of Solid Waste Management on Livelihoods of the Urban Individual Actors: A Case Study of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

December 2009

4.

KITHINJI, C.W

Access to Environmental Infrastructure and its Implications for Child Health: A study of Kaptembwo Low-income Households, Nakuru, Kenya

May 2010

5.

NYAMOLO, K. M

Gender Inequality in Access and Utilization of Credit in Rural Kenya: The case of Rongo Division, Migori District

December 2010

6.

OGETO, G.K

Mechanisms of Coping with Psychosocial and Economic Challenges in Female-Headed Households in Kisii Central District, Kenya

May 2011

7.

KOSKEI, B.C

Land Resettlement and its Effects on Socio-Economic Livelihoods of Ogiek Households in Mau East, Njoro District, Kenya

May 2011

8.

ACHOLA, J

Wetlands as a Resource for Community Development: The Case of River Nyando Estuarine Community in Nyando District, Kenya

December 2011

9.

BARASA, T.W

Participation of Women in Membership and Leadership of Community-Based Organizations: The case of Tiriki East Division, Hamisi District, KENYA

May 2011

10.

MUKHALE, P.N

Factors Influencing Household Solid waste Disposal Practices in Urban Areas: A Case of Bungoma Municipality, Kenya

December 2011

11.

NYAMBARIGA, F.K.K

Socio-Economic Constraints of Soapstone Mining in South Mugirango, Chache Location, Gucha South District, Kenya

May 2012

12.

PEPELA, R.N

Community Self-Help Group Initiatives: An Analysis of Gender Disparities in Budalangi, Busia District, Kenya

May 2012

13.

KIRUKI, S.K

Households Mechanisms of Coping with Food Insecurity in Katheri West Location, Abothuguchi West Division, Meru Central District, Kenya

May 2013

14.

MISOI, S.B

An Evaluation of Factors Hindering Gender Equality at the Place of Work among Non-Teaching Staff in Public Universities in Kenya, Egerton University

Submitted

15.

MURIITHI, G.M

Factors Affecting Uptake of Urban Agricultural Interventions for HIV/AIDS affected Households: A Case of Poor Urban Households in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

May, 2011

16.

AJAWANG, N.W.O

Factors Influencing Household Access to Healthcare Services in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya

May 2011

17.

WANJALA, N.W

An Assessment of Community Participation in Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Projects in Kanduyi Division, Bungoma South District, Kenya

December 2012

18.

OTIENO, P.O

Conflicts Over Common Pool Resources among Residents of Lower Nyando Floodplains, Nyanza, Kenya

May 2013

19.

KAUMBULU, F.K

Socio-Economic Factors Influencing the Adoption of Biogas in the Households in Kisii Central District, Kenya

Submitted

20.

OMAO, B

Effects of Public Bicycle Transport (BodaBoda) on the Livelihoods of Urban Operators in Oyugi’s Town, Kenya

Draft

21.

LIKAKA, A.L

Socio-economic Changes and Coping Strategies adopted by the Elderly in Gem Central Location, South Nyanza, Kenya

May 2012

22.

WAMBU, C.K

Gender Disparities in Water Resource Management Projects in Njoro District, Kenya

December 2012

23.

MAINGI, B.M

Socio-economic implication of Woodcarving on Household-livelihoods: The Case of Wamuyu Location, Yathui Division, Machakos District, Kenya.

Draft

24.

AGISU, E

Contract Farming and its Influence on Household Livelihoods of the Sugarcane Farmers: A Case of Mumias Division, Butere-Mumias District, Kenya.

Draft

25.

OSIKE, S. O.

Household participation and adoption of NGO Supported Projects in Homa Bay District, Kenya.

December 2013

26.

KANDURENGE, A.I

Access and use of the Women Enterprise Fund in Hamisi Contituency, Kenya.

Submitted

27.

NDUNG’U, F.M

Motivation for the Decision of Internally Displaced Persons to Settle in Self-Help Settlements in Gilgil District, Nakuru County, Kenya.

Submitted

28.

MUHUHU, G.K

A sociological study of Gender Inequalities in Access to Formal Social Security Schemes Among Members in the Informal Sector in Laikipia East District, Kenya.

Submitted

29.

ONYANGO, M.O

Analysis of Factors Influencing Performance of Self-Help Organizations in Ugenya Contituency, Siaya County, Kenya.

December 2012

30.

MUGESANI, E.A

Determinants and Prevalance of Violence Aganist Children in Low Income Urban Households in Eldoret, Kenya.

Submitted

31.

OMUSULA, P.K

Police Response to Ethnic Conflicts and Conflict Regulation in Molo District, Kenya.

December 2013

32.

NYEGENYE, J.O

Peace Building and Conflict Management Programs in West Pokot Sub-County, Kenya.

Submitted

33.

ORINA, M.M

Perceived Benefits of Youth Participating in Self-Help Groups in Njoro District, Nakuru County, Kenya.

Submitted

34.

MOHAMED, M.A

Implications of Food Aid on the Household Livelihoods Rhamu Division, Madera District, Kenya.

Defended

35.

ONYANGO, M.O

Analysis of Factors Influencing Performance of Self-Help Organizations in Ugenya Constituency, Siaya County, Kenya.

Submitted

 

PhD Supervision

 

1.

MURENGA, H.M

Socio-cultural Factors Influencing Farmer’s Adoption of Organic Farming and Agro-forestry in Mau Catchment Areas in Nakuru, Kenya

May 2010

2.

MUNIKO, Z.M

Gender-Labour Relations in Tobacco Production and their Implications on Socio-Economic Welfare in Kuria District, Kenya

Draft

3.

NYANDUSEI, W.K

Challenges Facing Implementation of Witness Protection Programmes in Kenya.

Draft

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

 

YEAR

AWARD/ RECOGNITION

2009

Top 100 Educators by IBC, Cambridge, England

2009

Appeared in Marques Who is Who in the World.

2010

2000 Outstanding Intellectuals in 21st Century

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL ORANIZATIONS

 

Member category

Organization

Member

CUE, Drafting Minimum Standards for Psychology, Sociology and Development Studies Program Team

Member

International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambrigde, England

Member

Organisation of Social Sciences Research in Eastern and Central Africa (OSSREA)

Member

Council for the Development of Social Sciences Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

Lead Expert

National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)

Research Fellow

Research School for Resources for Development (CERES) in the Netherlands

 

Language proficiencies:

 

Language

Speaking

Writing

Reading

English

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Kiswahili

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Gikiyu

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

 

____________________ Date_______________

Signature of Staff Member

REFEREES:

1. Prof. Johan Post

Universiteit van Amsterdam

AGIDS, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130, 1018 VZ AMSTERDAM.

The Netherlands.

Tel: +31 20 525 7276

Fax: +31 20 525 4051

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2. Prof Isabel Baud

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Nieuwe prinsengracht 130, 1018 VZ AMSTERDAM

The Netherlands.

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3. Prof. Kibet Ngetich

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Economics

Egerton University

P.O. Box 536

Njoro, Kenya

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