Dr Edna Thangi

Recreation Management and Exercise Science
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 43844-00100Nairobi – Kenya
+254-02-810901 Ext. 4321; 0722-853107
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Area of Specialization:
Disability Sports Studies, Functional Human Anatomy, Physical Activity and Exercise for Special Populations, Netball and Swimming
Research Interests:
Adapted Physical Activity interventions, Inclusive Recreation, Psycho-social aspects of sports 

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  • Rintaugu, E.G., Litaba S.A., Kamau J.W., Mwisukha,A., Thangu E.K. & Monyeki, M.A. Sexual Behaviour Patterns of Kenyan University Student Athletes: Implications for Sports Managers. African Journal of Physical Activity and Health Sciences.( AJPHES) (2017).
  • Maithya, E. K., (2010). Effect of Structured Physical Exercises on Stereotype Behaviour in Autism. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Berlin, Germany. ISBN No: 978-3-639-30764-1
  • Thangu, K. E., (2010). Management of Stereotype Behaviour in Autism: Efficacy of Structured Physical Exercises on Gender. International Journal of Research in Counseling and Sports Sciences (IJORECS) Vol. 1 No 1, 2010. ISSN 2026-5913

Conference Presentations

  • Janet Wanjira, and Edna Thangu The Educational Role of Kenya Teachers’ Colleges Sports. Presented at the First Annual International Conference on Research and Innovation in Education, University of Nairobi, Kenya, held on 24th -26th October, 2018.

  • Francis M. Mwangi, Mary Mwihaki, Lucy-Joy Wachira, Edna Thangu and Elijah G. Rintaugu Care and Management of Athletes Medical Issues among East African Universities: Presented at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sports (ICSEMIS 2016), Santos SP, Brazil, held on 31st August - 4th September, 2016.

  • Lamech Bogonko, Prof J. Phillips and Edna Thangu A Descriptive of the Sports Injury Prevention Strategies and Sports Safety Practices in Place Among Male Elite Rugby Football Clubs In Kenya. 2nd International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa (IC-PASHDA 2016), Kenyatta University, Kenya, held on 21st – 23rd September, 2016.

  • Thangu Edna, Andanje, Mwisukha and Bukhala, Peter. Motivation for Participation in Sport amongst Athletes with Physical Impairment who Participate in Running Events in Kenya. Presented at the East-African Athletic and Social Sciences International Conference), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, held on 29th June – 1st July, 2015

  • Jemima G Spathis, Mark J Connick, Emma M Beckman, Edna Thangu, Raul Reina, Peter Bukhala &Sean M Tweedy: Evaluating a Battery of Tests designed to predict running performance in runners with brain impairments recruited from Kenya and Australia. Presented at VISTA Conference, Girona- Barcelona Spain, held on 7th -10th October, 2015.

  • Thangu, Edna Katiwa Performance of Kenyan Athletes With Physical Impairments on Classification Activity Limitation Tests for Running Events and Related influencing Contextual Factors: Presented at the 29th Kenyatta University Post Graduate Seminar, Nairobi, Kenya, on July. 6, 2015.



  • Jane W. Mwangi, Edna Thangu, Susan Masila and Martin Kavua (2019-2021) Special Olympic Global Evaluation Research Project (2019- 2021) - Evaluating the Impact of Unified Schools’ Programs in Selected Primary Schools in Kenya.

  • Francis M. Mwangi, Mary Mwihaki, Lucy-Joy Wachira, Edna Thangu and Elijah G. Rintaugu (2014-2015) Care and Management of Athletes Medical Issues among East African Universities

  • Sean Tweedy, Peter Bukhala and Edna Thangu (24th November to 7th December 2013) International Paralympic Committee Evidence Based Classification Research. A collaboration between the University of Queensland, Australia and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. (Assistant Coordinator-Kenya site). 10 members of staff from the Department of Health Promotion and Sports Science MMUST and Kenyatta University trained in testing persons with disabilities. Funded by the International Paralympic Committee