Title/Qualifications: PhD.
Department/Unit/Section: Kiswahili & African Languages
Contact Address:P.O. BOX 43844 NAIROBI
Telephone: +254722620289
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Position: Senior Lecturer

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 Academic Qualifications
2008:     Ph.D in Kiswahili Literature, Kenyatta University
1994:    M.A in Kiswahili Literature, Kenyatta University
1989:    Bachelor of Education (Arts), Kenyatta University
1984:    Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (K.A.C.E), Sengera Girls High School
1982:    Kenya Certificate of Education (K.C.E), Goibei Girls High School
1978:    Certificate of Primary Education (C.P.E), Vohovole Primary School

Participation in Local and International Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  • 2015: International Conference on Foreign Languages and Literature on ‘Foreign Language in Africa in the 21st Century’, held between 11th – 13th February 2015 at Kenyatta University.
  • 2014: Attended 9th Global Confucius Institute Conference held from 7th – 8th December in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.
  • 2014: RISSEA 2014: International Conference on Kiswahili Research: Back to Basic held between 26th – 28th November 2014.
  • 2014: CHAKAMA Kenya Chapter Conference held between 5th – 8th June 2014.
  • 2014: International Conference on ‘Taaluma ya Kiswahili katika Elimu ya Juu’, organized by Chama cha Kiswahili Afrika Mashariki (CHAKAMA) held between 5th - 7th June 2014 at Rongo University College.
  • 2013: International Conference on ‘Miaka Hamsini ya Kiswahili Nchini Kenya’, organized by Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA) held between 21st – 23rd August 2013 at Catholic University, Jubilee Hall.
  • 2013: ‘Training for academic members of staff’ on Teaching Methodologies, Tests and Measurements’, organized by Kenyatta University at Students Business Centre on 22nd – 25th July 2013.
  • 2013: Open Day Workshop for Kenya School of Government External Facilitators on ‘The Role of Kenya School of Government in Capacity Building for National and County Governments and Advance facilitating skills’, held at the KSG – Nairobi Campus on 4th June 2013.
  • 2013: ‘Stakeholders Workshop on the Draft Languages of Kenya Policy and Bill’, organized by the Department of Culture and Twaweza Communications, at Kenya Institute of Education on 22nd – 23rd May 2013.
  • 2013: ‘Anti-Corruption Awareness Training for Members of Staff’, organized by Kenyatta University at the Business Students Services Centre’ on 28th May 2013.
  • 2012: 2nd International Conference on “Lugha Rasmi na Maendeleo: Hali ya Kiswahili katika Afrika ya Leo”, organized by Taasisi ya Uchunguzi wa Waswahili Mashariki mwa Afrika (TUSIMA), held between 25th – 27th October, at RISSEA Conference Hall, Mombasa.
  • 2012: International Conference on “50 years of Kiswahili as a Language of African Liberation, Unification and Renaissance” organized by Taasisi ya Taaluma za Kiswahili (TATAKI) between 4th – 6th October 2012.
  • 2012: International Conference organized by Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA) held between 23rd – 24th August 2012 at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC), Nairobi.
  • 2011: The International Conference on “Kiswahili na Maendeleo ya Jamii” organized by Chama cha Kiswahili cha Africa Mashariki (CHAKAMA) held between 12th – 16th October 2011 at Bontana Hotel, Nakuru.
  • 2011: Training workshop on e-learning Pedagogy organized by Centre for Institutional Based Programme at Kenyatta University Conference Centre on 15th and 16th September 2011.
  • 2011: Seminar for Staff Mentors organized by the Directorate of Mentoring Programme of Kenyatta University held on 6th September 2011.
  • 2011: The International Conference organized by the Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA), entitled “Ufundishaji wa Kiswahili katika Viwango Mbalimbali”, held at Lenana House Conference Centre, Nairobi between 10th and 12th August 2011.
  • 2011: The Kenyatta University Post Graduate Seminar entitled ‘The Role of Research of Universities as Trailblazers of National Development’, organized by the Graduate School held on 25th November 2011, at the Kenyatta University Business  Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2010:The International Conference, ‘Kiswahili Tafsiri na Ukalimali’, Organised by Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA) held between 11th – 14th  August 2010 at Pwani University Campus, Mombasa, Kenya.

Presentation of Papers at Academic and Professional Conferences

  • ‘Operationalizing Kiswahili as a Second Official Language. Examples from Canadian and South African Language Policies’, a paper presented during the Foreign Languages Conference held between 11th – 13th February 2015 at Kenyatta University.
  • ‘When Mastering a Foreign Language seems Easier’, a paper presented during the Foreign Languages Conference held between 11th – 13th February 2015 at Kenyatta University.
  • ‘Utahini wa Kiswahili katika Vyuo Vikuu Nchini Kenya’, a paper presented during the Chama cha Kiswahili Afrika Mashariki, (CHAKAMA) International conference held between 5th – 7th June 2014 at Rongo University College.
  • ‘Mchango wa Kazi zilizotafsiriwa katika Kuendeleza Lugha na Fasihi ya Kiswahili,’ a paper presented during the RISSEA international conference held between 26th – 28th November 2014.
  • ‘Ufundishaji wa Kiswahili katika Nchi za Kigeni’, Mfano wa Chuo Kikuu cha Syracuse’, a paper presented during the Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA), International Conference held between 21st – 23rd August 2013 at Catholic University, Jubilee Hall.
  • “Tathmini ya Tafsiri ya Pendekezo la Katiba ya Kenya, 2010”, a paper presented during the Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA), International Conference held between 23rd – 24th August 2012 at Kenyatta University Conference Centre, KUCC, Nairobi.
  • “Lugha ya Kiswahili Barani Afrika na Ulimwenguni”, a paper presented during the Chama cha Kiswahili cha Afrika Mashariki (CHAKAMA), International Conference held between 4th – 6th October 2012 at Blue Pearl Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • “Mchango wa Teknolojia ya Habari na Mawasiliano katika kukuza na kueneza Kiswahili”, a Paper presented during the Research Institute of Swahili Studies of Eastern Africa (RISSEA) between 25th – 26th October 2012 at RISSEA Conference Hall in Mombasa.
  • “Riwaya za Kiswahili na Swala la Jinsia: Mfano wa Riwaya za Said Ahmed Mohamed na Euphrase Kezilahabi”, a Paper presented during the Chama cha Kiswahili cha Afrika Mashariki (CHAKAMA), International Conference held between 12th – 16th October 2011 at Bontana Hotel, Nakuru.
  • “Changamoto za Ufundishaji wa Lugha ya Kiswahili katika Shule za Msingi Nchini Kenya”, a Paper presented during the Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA) International Conference held between 10th and 12th August 2011 at Lenana House Conference Centre, Nairobi.
  • “Changamoto za Ufundishaji wa Kiswahili katika Shule za Upili”, a Paper presented during the Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA) International Conference held between 10th and 16th August 2011 at Lenana House Conference Centre, Nairobi
  • “Ufundishaji wa Taaluma ya Tafsiri katika Vyuo Vikuu Nchini Kenya”, a Paper presented during the Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKTA), International Conference held between 11th – 13th August 2010 at Pwani Campus, Mombasa, Nairobi.
  • “Nafasi ya Kiswahili katika Tafsiri na Ukalimali”, a paper presented during the CHAKIKE (Chama cha Wanafunzi wa Kiswahili wa Kenyatta) held at AVU hall Kenyatta University, Kenya on 3rd March 2010.
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