Prof Rose Ngugi, Executive Director, KIPPRA Chief Guest
Prof Caroline Thoruwa
George Scott, Secretary General, AAPAM
Dean SLASS , Dr Wafula
Prof David Minja, chairman, Department of Public Policy and Administration
Prof Minja introducing the guest speaker mr Felix Odhiambo

Qualification: PhD.
Department : Public Policy and Administration
Contact Address: P.O BOX 4733-30100, Eldoret.
Phone number: O708281345
Position: Lecturer
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Area of Specialization: Public Administration, Public Governance, Public Policy Analysis 

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Research Interests:

  • Public Policy , Governance and administration
  • Gender issues
  • Conflicts, Peace and reconciliation
  • Alcohol and drug abuse


  • Kipchumba H. E., Minja, D. and Kiruthu, F. (2021).Factors influencing the use of discretion in the control of Illicit brew trade in Kenya. A case of Kakamega and Uasin Gishu counties. African Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Vol. 5, pp. 31-40.
  • Kipchumba H. E., Minja, D. and Kiruthu, F. (2020). The paradox of alcohol control policies in Kenya: Culture versus policy; a case of illicit brew control in Kakamega and Uasin Gishu counties, Kenya, International Journal of Humanities and social studies,Volume 8, Issue 12. pp. 121-126
  • Kipchumba H. E. (2019). Challenges facing the implementation of Kenya’s alcoholic Drinks control Act 2010. African Journal of Alcohol and Drug and Alcohol Abuse,Edition 1, pp. 22-28 iv. Kipchumba H. E. (2018). Illicit brews in Kenya; A case of Chang’aa. Journal of African Interdisciplinary studies (JAIS) Volume 2, No. 7. pp. 83-92.
  • Kipchumba H. E. (2017). Curbing illicit brews in Kenya. International Journal of Law, Humanities and social sciences. Volume 1, Issue 2. pp. 51-57.

Academic Background

  • Jan. 2017: Doctor of philosophy (public policy and management), Kenyatta University
  • 2011-2014: Master of Arts Degree (Public Administration & Public Policy), Moi University
  • 2006- 2010: Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Government and Public Administration), Moi University; Graduated with Second Class Honors Upper Division
  • 2002-2005: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, A.I.C Chebisaas Girls High School
  • 1993-2001: Kenya Certificate Primary Education, Yemit primary

Affiliation to professional bodies

  • Sept. 2019 to date:   International Society of Substance use Prevention and Treatment professionals (ISSUP-Kenya)

Conferences attended

  • Sept 21 2020:UNODC and WHO- International standards on Drug use   prevention 
  • Sept. 21 2020:Plenary 1: Setting the scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa
  • June 2019:23rd Biennial conference of the society for menstrual cycle research,June 6-8, Colorado Springs, CO, USA. Papers presented:
  1. Menstrual hygiene and management in Marakwet West and Mwala sub-counties in Kenya. 
  2. Menstruation Issues in Kenya: A Socio-cultural or a Poverty Issue? Lessons from Rural Parts of Machakos and Elgeyo Marakwet Counties
  • December 2018: NACADA-ISSUP     International    conference on  drug demand reduction Theme: Thinking Globally, Acting locally, on 10th – 14th
  • December 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi – Kenya. Paper presented: Challenges Facing the Implementation of Kenya’s Alcohol Control    Act 2010

Responsibilities held

  • October 2021 to date  : Department of public Policy and Administration timetabling coordinator, Kenyatta University
  • March 2019 to date    : Member, Department of Public Policy and Administration Collaborations Committee, Kenyatta University
  • 2018-2021:   i). Member, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum    Review Committee, Kenyatta University

                                ii). Chairperson, Department of Public Policy and Administration Curriculum Review Committee, Kenyatta University

  • June 2019 to date: Board Member, St. Josephs Lelan Boys, Marakwet West  (Deputy Chairperson)                          
  • 2008/2009: Chairperson, Marakwet University Students Association (MUSA)                           
  • 2007/2008: Officer in charge of Gender & Child Rights, Moi University Human Rights Club

Dr. Patrick Mbataru Nyambari

Chairman, Department of Public Policy and Administration

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