• 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: Luka Boro Waiganjo
Department: Physical and Health Education
Position: Lecturer
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
Tel.:+254-20-8710901 Ext.4146
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Area of Specialization:

  • Outdoor and Experiential Education
  • History of Physical Education & Sports
  • Socio-psychology of Physical Education & Sports
  • Philosophy of Physical Education & Sports
  • Tennis
  • Badminton

Research Interests:

  • Sports & Exercise Ergonomics
  • Occupational Ergonomics
  • Outdoor & Experiential Training
Foot Mechanics and Lower Back Stability and Pain
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Biography

Dr. Luka Waiganjo (PhD) is a Lecturer in the Department of Physical Education, exercise and Sport Science. He has a Bachelor of Education (Second Class Honors Upper Division) in Physical and Health Education from Kenyatta University. He also did graduate studies at the same university and obtained Master of Science, Physical and Health Education as well as Doctorate in Physical Education. He has also published with African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), Kenya Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (KAHPER-SD) and Asian Journal of Applied Sciences. His research interests are in Sports & Exercise Ergonomics, Occupational Ergonomics and Outdoor & Experiential Training.

Conference Presentations

  • Kidokoro, T.; Fuku, N.; Yanagiya, T.; Takeshita, T.; Takaragawa, M.; Annear, M.; Xiaojie, T.; Waiganjo, L.B.; Bogonko, L.F.; Isika, J.K.; Kigaru, M.D.; Mwangi, F.M. 2020 Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Patterns among Kenyan and Japanese Children: A Comprehensive Cross-Country Comparison. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, 4254; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124254 Int. J. Environ. Res.
  • Luka Waiganjo:Prevalence of Cumulative Trauma Disorders among Computer Work Station Users in Kakamega County, Kenya,Nairobi ,2016
  • Waiganjo Luka Boro, Andanje Mwisukha, Vincent Onywera:Work-related musculoskeltal injuries and conditions suffered by computer-user employees in the banking institutions in Nairobi, Kenya,Nairobi 2012
  • Waiganjo L. B. and Mwisukha, A. (2012). Assessment of the Employee’s Awareness of the Applicability of Ergonomic Exercises in the Banking Institutions in Nairobi. Paper Presented at the First Kenyatta University Research Conference held at Kenyatta University
  • Waiganjo Luka B., Adanje M. and Onywera V. (2008). Assessment of Employee’s Awareness of Exercise Ergonomics in Banking Institutions in Nairobi. Thesis Presented at the School of Human and Social Sciences Kenyatta University
  • Waiganjo L. B., Kweyu I. W., Bukhala P., Mse E., Odiango R., Sabiri E. and Wekesa J. (2014) Relationship between Adherence to OSHA Guidelines and the Prevalence of Cumulative Trauma Disorders among Computer Users in Kakamega County

Publications

  • Luka Waiganjo et, al. 2020 Kidokoro, T.; Fuku, N.; Yanagiya, T.; Takeshita, T.; Takaragawa, M.; Annear, M.; Xiaojie, T.; Waiganjo, L.B.; Bogonko, L.F.; Isika, J.K.; Kigaru, M.D.; Mwangi, F.M. (2020). Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Patterns among Kenyan and Japanese Children: A Comprehensive Cross-Country Comparison. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, 4254; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124254

  • Luka Waiganjo et, al. 2016 Waiganjo L., Kweyu I., Bukhala P., Mse E., Odiango R., Sabiri E. &Wekesa J. (2016). Prevalence of Cumulative Trauma Disorders among Computer Work Station Users in Kakamega County, Kenya. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences. Volume 04.2013 Waiganjo L. B., Mwisukha A. and Onywera V. O (2013). Assessment of Employee Awareness of the Applicability of Ergonomic Exercises in the Banking Institutions in Nairobi, Kenya. Volume 1 No. 2, January 2013 Issue pg 50-57,ISSN 2070-917X

  • Luka Waiganjo 2012 Waiganjo L. B., Mwisukha A. & Onywera V. (2012). Work-related Musculo-skeletal injuries and conditions suffered by computer-user employees in the banking institutions in Nairobi, Kenya. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences. (AJPHERD) Vol 18. No. 2

  • Luka Waiganjo 2012 Waiganjo L. B., Mwisukha A. & Onywera V. (2012). Assessment of the Employees Awareness of the Applicability of Ergonomic Exercises in the Banking Institutions in Nairobi, Kenya2011

  • Waiganjo Luka Boro (2011). Assessment of Employees’ Awareness of Exercise Ergonomics in Banking Institutions in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

 

 

 

 

DR. JULIAH WAMBUI GITHANG'A

Chairperson

Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science

 

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