School of Humanities staff and students during the Career Week held between january 28 - February 2, 2019 at the Graduation Square
Registrar RIO graced the launch of Professor. Githiora's book on Sheng' at the Graduate School Building Room 202
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Confucius Institute Event held at BSSC Room 14
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
kahumbi  

Title/Qualifications: Dr, (Ph.D. Islamic Studies; MA, B.Ed. (Arts)
Department/Unit/Section: Philosophy And Religious Studies
Contact Address: Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, P. O. Box 43844,00100 Nairobi
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Position: Senior Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Islamic Studies, Islamic education
Research Interests: Religion and Culture; Gender and Education; Christian-Muslim Relations
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6987-7423
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=AT2Ud8UAAAAJ

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Publications

Referred Journals

  • 2024. Co-authored Article with: Priscilla Ndegwa*, Josephine Gitome, Muthoni Mainah, Teresa Mwoma, Jacqueline Kituku, Newton Kahumbi and Jennifer Bagelman. Gender Differentiated Attitude Towards Cesarean Section: A Case of Somali Refugees in Dadaab, Kenya. Acta Scientific Women's Health (ISSN: 2582-3205), Volume 6, Issue 2 February 2024. DOI: 10.31080/ASWH.2024.06.0559.https://actascientific.com/ASWH/pdf/ASWH-06-0559.pdf
  • 2023. Co-authored Article with: Josephine Gitome, Newton Kahumbi, Muthoni Mainah, Jacqueline M. Kituku, Teresa Mwoma, Priscilla Ndegwa, Jennifer Bagelman. “Female Genital Mutilation: A Religio-cultural Sensitive Issue Determining Maternal Healthcare Choices among Somali Women in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya”. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 19 (15), 16. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2023.v19n15p16
  • 2022. Co-authored Article with: Nobert Yarshikeh & Newton Kahumbi, “An Investigation of Interreligious Dialogue as Path for the Promotion of Peace in the Society According to the Writings of John Paul II” Journal of Research Innovation and Implications in Education, Vol.6, Iss.3, 2022 (pp. 471 - 479) ISSN 2520-7504 (Online), www.jriiejournal.com
  • 2022. Co-authored Article with: Abdi Aden Ismail, Newton Kahumbi Maina, Margaret Gecaga. “The Influence of Terrorism Activities on Muslim-Christian Relations in Garissa County, Kenya. International Journal of Current Aspects, (IJCAB) Volume 6, Issue 1, 2022, PP 1-23, ISSN 2616-6976 1-23. https://doi.org/10.35942/ijcab.v6i1.223
  • 2022. Co-authored Article with: Jacqueline Kituku, Teresa Mwoma, Josephine Gitome, Newton Kahumbi, Priscila Ndegwa, Muthoni Maina, Jen Bagelman. “Respectful maternal care and by who? Perspectives of Somali community at IFO refugee Camp, Dadaab, Kenya.” International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth, Volume 8 Issue 1 – 2022, pp.4-10 DOI: 10.15406/ipcb.2022.08.00252
  • 2021. Co-authored with: Newton Kahumbi Maina, Josephine Gitome, Jennifer Bagelman, Muthoni Mainah, Jacqueline M. Kituku, Teresa Mwoma and Priscilla Ndegwa. “Family Planning as A Determining Factor in Preference to Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) Among Somali Community in Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya.” EJ-SOCIAL, European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, V o l 1 | I s s u e 6 | N o v e m b e r 2 0 2 1, pp. 1-5, ISSN: 2736-5522. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24018/ejsocial.2021.1.6.126
  • Co-authored with: Muthoni Mainah, Jenifer Bagelman, Josephine Gitome, Priscila Ndegwa, Terresa Mwoma, Jacqueline Kituko, Newton Kahumbi, 2021. “Placenta Disposal Rituals Among Somali Refugees in Dadaab Camp.” International Journal of Arts and Commerce (IJA). Volume 10 No. 6 July 2021 Issue 3 – 2021, pp.58 – 62; ijac.org.uk; ISSN: 1929-7106
  • Co-authored with: Teresa Mwoma, Jacqueline Kituku, Josephine Gitome, Newton Kahumbi, Priscila Ndegwa, Muthoni Mainah, Jen Bagelman 2021. “Role of traditional birth attendants in providing pre and postnatal care to mothers in refugee camps: a case of Ifo Camp Dadaab Kenya.” International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth. Volume 7 Issue 3 – 2021, pp.58 – 62; https://medcraveonline.com/IPCB/IPCB-07-00229.pdf
  • 2020.The Shirazi Civilisation and its Impact on the East African Coast” (UTAFITI Journal of African Perspectives, Brill Nv, Leiden, 2020); & December, 2019, Volume 14.2. College of Humanities University of Dar es Salaam. ISSN (p) 0856096X, ISSN (e) 2683-6408
  • 2014. Challenges of teaching Islamic Studies by Non-Muslims in Kenyan Tertiary institutions, in Tangaza Journal of Theology and Mission, 2013/1. Paulines Publication Africa, pp. 54-67, ISBN 99-08-843-1
  • Role of women religious leaders in managing and resolving ethnic conflicts in Kenya: the case of the Rural Women Peace Link, in CHEMCHEMI, International Journal of School of Humanities & Social Sciences, vol.5, N0 1,  pp.85-104, ISBN:1563-1028
  • 2007. The Interface between Religion & Culture: Constraints to Muslim Girls’ Access to Secondary School Education in Kenya, in  Annual Review of Islam in South Africa (ARISA), Issue  9, 2006-7. Centre for Contemporary Islam, University of Cape Town, pp.46-52.
  • Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism, in African Ecclesial Review (AFER), December 2001 – Vol. 43 N0. 6, pp. 279-295.

Books and Books Chapters

  • 2024. “Crop Diseases, Pests and Food Insecurity in Africa: An Islamic Perspective” in Maseno, L., Omona, D.A., Chitando, E., & Chirongoma, S. (Eds.). (2024). Religion, Climate Change, and Food Security in Africa. (eBook). Palgrave Macmillan, 2024, pp.167-179. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-50392-4,      
  • 2023. “Role of Islamic Networks in Peace building and Development in Kenya, and the War on Terror”, in Susan M. Kilonzo, Ezra Chitando & Joram Tarusarira (eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of Religion, Peace building, and Development in Africa. Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, pp. 587-605. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-36829-5_33
  • 2022. New Beginning, Islamic Religious Education (IRE) Grade 5, Learner’s Book. Co-authored with Mohamed Mraja, Dhulfa Gongo, Abu Bakr Gakungi , Abdi Adan and Kahumbi Maina. Oxford University Press Teacher’s Guide.
  • 2022. New Beginning, Islamic Religious Education (IRE) Grade 5, Teacher’s Guide. Co-authored with Mohamed Mraja, Dhulfa Gongo, Abu Bakr Gakungi, Abdi Adan and Kahumbi Maina. Oxford University Press
  • 2019. “Freedom of Religion – Individual and Collective as perceived by the Kenyan State” in Freedom of Religion at Stake by Dion A. Forster, Elisabeth Gerle & Goran Gunner (eds.) Pickwick Publications, 2019, pp.65 – 87
  • “A History of Christian - Muslim Relations in Kenya, 1963 – 2015” in Gordon, L. Heath & David K. Tarus (eds.) Christian Responses to Terrorism; The Kenyan Experience. Eugene, Oregon Pickwick Publications, pp. 12 -32.
  • 2015. Role of Women in Ethnic Conflict Management and Resolution in Kenya, by Newton Kahumbi Maina Scholars’ Press, Omni Scriptum, GmbH & Co.KG, Germany, ISBN 978-3-639-76868-8.
  • 2011. Islamic Influence on Education in Africa: Sampling Islamic influence of interpretations on girls’ access to secondary school education in Mombasa and Kwale districts, Kenya, by Newton Kahumbi Maina. Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-8443-3421-0
  • 2007. “Interpretation of the Qur’an and its Influence in Girls’ Access to Secondary School Education in Kenya”, in John Shiundu, et al (eds.) Contemporary Development Issues in Kenya, Vol. 1. OSSREA, Kenya Chapter, pp.79-92.
  • 2003. “Christian – Muslim Dialogue in Kenya”, in Grace Wamue & M.M. Theuri (eds.) Quests for Integrity in Africa. Nairobi: Acton Publishers, pp.171-184.
  • “Causes and Dimensions of Conflict from an Islamic Perspective”, in Mary N.Getui & Wasye-Musyoni (eds.) Overcoming Violence: a Faith Based Response. Nairobi: NCCK, pp. 165-179.
  • “The Status of Muslim Women in Kenya”, in Mary, N.Getui & M.M.Theuri (eds.) Quests for Abundant Life in Africa. Nairobi: Acton Publishers, pp.198-216.
  • “Muslim Women and Politics in Kenya”, in Mary, N. Getui & E. Obeng’ (eds.) Theology of Reconstruction: Some Exploratory Essays. Nairobi: Acton Publishers, pp.136-150.

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

Conference Papers

  • 2012. “The Qur’anic teaching as a paradigm of harmonious interfaith relations between Muslims and Christians in Kenya”, in Papers Presented during the International Symposium on Qur’an and Contemporary Issues (4th – 5th June, 2011), Cultural Council of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, pp.301-313.
  • 2011. “Islamophobia among Christians and its challenge in entrenchment of Kadhi courts in  Kenya”, in Constitutional Review in Kenya and Kadhi courts, edited by Abdulkader Tayob & Joseph Wandera, Centre for Contemporary Islam, University of Cape Town, pp.49-55.
  • “The Historical roots of conflicts between Christians and Muslims in Kenya”, in Mvumbi, F.N (ed.) Interfaith Dialogue: Towards a Culture of Working Together. AMECEA, Catholic University of Eastern Africa  pp.77-99
  • “Christian-Muslim Relations in Kenya”, in Muhammad Bakari, M & S.S. Yahya (eds.) Islam in Kenya: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Contemporary Islam in Kenya, MEWA Publications, pp.116-141.
  • “The Role of the Madrasa System in Muslim Education in Kenya”, in Muhammad Bakari, M. & S. S. Yahya (eds.) 1995. Islam in Kenya: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Contemporary Islam in Kenya. MEWA Publications, pp. 323-339.

Other Publications

  • 1995:Christian-Muslim Relations in Kenya: An Examination of Issues of Conflict, in  CSIC PAPERS AFRICA. Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. No.17, January, Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, U.K

Research

  • Digital Innovation & Maternal Health for Migrant Mothers Network: Maternal Care in Dadaab Refugee Camps 2020 – Ongoing Research Digital Innovation & Maternal Health for Migrant Mothers Network, Co-Investigator
  • PhD Research work on the topic: “The Influence of the Interpretations of Islam on Girl's Access to Secondary School Education in Mombasa and Kwale Districts, Kenya", completed 2003
  • Research Assistant on African Academy of Science Research: Research Priorities for the Education of Girls and Women: "The Contribution of Religious Networks to Female Education in Kenya", Coordinated by Dr. Teresia Hinga, completed in 1994.
  • Research for the Master of Arts (MA) thesis entitled:Muslim Education in Kenya with Special Reference to Madrasa System in Nairobi", completed in 1993.
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