• Kenyatta University and Swansea University (UK) successfully implemented a Kenya-Linx Research 2020 Project to improve children's health and wellbeing in Kenya. Above is a photo capturing the elated moments between the host - Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science faculty and the Principal Investigator and Professor of Paediatric Exercise Sciences representing Swansea University during a visit on sustainability for best practice in research in September 2023 at KU. Seated in the front row from left to right; Dr. Lucy-joy Wachira (KU project coordinator & co-investigator), Dr. Juliah Githang'a (Chairperson), Prof. Gareth Stratton (Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal Investigator, Swansea University) with his wife, Dr. Masoumeh Minou, Dr. George Onyango (Co-researcher from the Department of Sociology, KU) and Mr. Stanley Kagunda (Faculty member, Co-researcher and PhD fellow) and other members of the department (standing). At this event, Swansea University and Kenyatta University established partnerships in teaching and research.

  • Prof. Abel Toriola (C) from Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa with members of Recreation and Sports Management Department And Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science Department, Kenyatta University in July 2023 during one of a series of collaborative agenda between the two universities. The two universities have an existing Memorandum of Understanding that has opened up varied platforms for teaching, research & outreach activities

  • Swimming pool used by our students for learning and competitions

  • Students taking part in weightlifting competitions at the Amphitheatre during Culture Week

  • Students and staff enjoying a fitness extravaganza held at Bishop Square during world physical activity day

  • Strength and conditioning room at the main gymnasium

  • Staff member Moses Mumbo addressing visiting students from various high schools

  • Human performance laboratory

  • Irish Under 20 rugby team after a training session at the gymnasium during the world under 20 rugby championship held in July 2023 in Nairobi.

Name: Ndambiri Richard Karani
Department: Physical And Health Education
Contact Address: Kenyatta University, P.O Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
Tel: 8710901-19/812722 Ext 4146
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Areas Of Specialization

Physiology of Exercise Science, Statistics in Recreation and Movement Science, Research Methods in Recreation and Movement Science, legal and Ethical Issues in Recreation and Movement Science, Leisure and Sport for Special Population, Organization and Administration of Leisure services, Planning Design and management of facilities in Physical Education, Administrative policies and procedures in Physical education and Recreation, Human and Industrial relations in Physical Education and Recreation, Sports Performance and Ergogenic aids

Research  Area

  • Psycho-physical dimensions of coaching female athletes in teacher training colleges in Central Region of Kenya.

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  • Member of African Sports Management Association (ASMA)







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