Confucius Institute Event held at BSSC Room 14
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
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
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.

Title: Dr,PhD
Position: 
Lecturer, Public Finance,Chairman, Standing Committee on Collaborations, Department of Public Policy & Administration
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P. O. Box 3873-00200, Nairobi, Kenya
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Dr. Muthinja is a University of the Witwatersrand trained finance expert and an accomplished financial innovations researcher. Moses holds a PhD in Finance from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is a specialist in Public finance, financial innovations and financial inclusion. He holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Education both from the University of Nairobi. Moses is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, Certified Public Secretary of Kenya, Member of the Institute of Certified Public accountants of Kenya ICPA-K and a Practicing member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya ICPS-K trading as Real Time Registrars (CPS-K). As a practicing Company Secretary, Moses is practically involved in corporate governance of client companies, provides consultancy on regulatory compliance of companies and registration as well as de-registration of businesses.
Dr. Muthinja is the Chairperson, Standing Committee on collaborations, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Kenyatta University. The committee is in charge of initiating collaborations with academia and industry. Dr. Muthinja has served as a lead consultant for a number of organizations such as SNV Netherlands Development Organization, Agency for peace and Development among others. Dr. Muthinja is the current Chairperson, Meru County Performance Management Committee. The committee oversees performance of all county departments, the office of the Governor and all Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGA) at Meru County. The Committee aims at improving efficiency in the production processes at the County. The 11 member committee is also reviewing performance of the county with regard to the rapid results initiatives currently being undertaken. Lastly, the committee provides quarterly reports to the County Governor on employee performance.
Dr. Muthinja’s PhD research entailed an empirical study of all commercial banks in Kenya over a 10 year period using advanced econometric approaches. The PhD research won the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) research grant as well as a research grant from the School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand. He is a peer reviewer of Finance Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of African Business. Dr. Muthinja is also a Research Associate at the University of South Africa currently involved in the African Union research project (AUC_UNISA Agenda 2063 project) being undertaken by the University of South Africa. He has written extensively in print media and in high impact accredited peer reviewed journals. He has completed surveys on affordable housing finance in Kenya, Djibouti and Eritrea on behalf of the Center for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa based in South Africa for three consecutive years (2016-2019). He has firm grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Research Achievements
Published Papers

  • Dr. Muthinja is currently heading the Financial Innovation and Financial Inclusion Policy Research Programme at the Department. He is the Principal investigator for innovation studies in general and financial innovation in particular in the programme.
  • Muthinja, M. M., & Chipeta, C. (2018). What drives financial innovations in Kenya’s commercial banks? An empirical study on firm and macro-level drivers of branchless banking. Journal of African Business, 19(3), 385-408. 
  • Muthinja, M. M., & Chipeta, C. (2018). Financial innovation, firm performance and the speeds of adjustment: New evidence from Kenya’s banking sector. Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, 11(1), 1-11.
    Chipeta, C., & Muthinja, M. M. (2018). Financial innovations and bank performance in Kenya: Evidence from branchless banking models. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 21(1), 11.

Conference Papers

  • Muthinja, M. M., & Chipeta, C. (2015). Mobile Payments and the Creative Destruction of Traditional Payment Systems: Evidence from Kenya's Network Externalities. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Financial Services, 29th September-1 October, 2015, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Muthinja, M. M. (2013). The Role of Informal Financial Markets in the Economic Development of South Africa. Paper presented at the First Annual Financial Economics workshop,"Financial Economics and the Nexus of Growth, Stability & Efficiency". Jointly hosted by University of Cape Town Graduate school of business and Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA), Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Muthinja M.M. and Adedeji A. (2017) Political Competition and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Research Proposal presented at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Bi-annual workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania on December 3-7, 2017.

Articles Published in Business Daily

  • Business Daily, 24/11/2015: Lack of access to key financial services comes in many forms http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/analysis/Lack-of-access-to-key-financial-services/539548-2968608-4pusesz/index.html
  • Business Daily, 23/5/2017: Why informal financial markets are here to stay http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/analysis/Why-informal-financial-markets-are-here-to-stay/539548-3937182-xmcwq2z/index.html
  • Business Daily, 27/6/2017: Mobile payments and the future of electronic cards http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/analysis/Mobile-payments-and-the-future-of-electronic-cards/539548-3988416-hvcw01/index.html
  • Business Daily, 25/7/2017: Policy dilemma in the informal financial markets http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/analysis/Policy-dilemma--informal-financial-markets/539548-4031934-11puts1z/index.html

Membership in Professional Associations

  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya-ICPAK (Member number R/6608)
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries-ICS (Member number-2399)
  • Member of the Institute of Risk Management, South Africa (Member number 55333380)
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