Wahadhiri na wanafunzi waliohudhuria kongamano la CHAKITA lililofanyika katika Kenya school of Government ( Baringo) Kabarnet , Kuanzia Novemba 25-26, 2021. Kauli Mbiu: Mafanikio na Changamoto za Kiswahili katika Karne ya 21.
Wanafunzi idarani wakiwa kwenye kongamano la CHAWAKAMA katika chuo kikuu cha Maasai Mara- Narok, Kenya
Wanaidara waliohudhuria semina ya idara kusikiliza mawasilisho ya wenzao waliohudhuria kongamano la CHAWAKAMA - Chuo Kikuu cha Maasai Mara- mwezi wa Novemba, 2019.
WAHADHIRI NA WANAFUNZI WA UMAHIRI WALIOHUDHURIA WASILISHO LA DR. MUSA HAS KUTOKA TATAKI_ CHUO KIKUU CHA DAR ES SALAAM
Chairperson, Dr Pamela Ngugi and Dr Beth Mutugu during a visit of Othaya Girls High School visited to the department on 11th March, 2020
Wahadhiri wa Idara ya Kiswahili na wageni walio hudhuria semina iliyoandaliwa kusherehekea siku ya Lugha Mzazi akiwemo Naibu Balozi wa Bangladesh, Mheshimiwa Bw. Sayed Ahmed na Prof. Onywera - Registrar , Research, Innovation and Outreach miongoni mwa wageni wengine.

Scholarly Presentations at Conferences/Workshops/Seminars

Scholarly Presentations at Conferences

  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita na Joseph Nyehita Maitaria. Dhana ya Isimu Ikolojia: Mifano kutoka Afrika Mashariki. A paper presented at the CHAKAMA International Kiswahili Conference held on 7th – 8th November 2019 at Maasai Mara University.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita, Aidah Mutenyo na Martin Mulei. Isimu ya Kijani ya Majina ya Miezi katika Rukiga. A paper presented at the CHAKAMA International Kiswahili Conference held on 7th – 8th November 2019 at Maasai Mara University.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita & Petra Kanario. Utani wa Mtandaoni kama Zao la Maendeleo Endelevu ya Teknohama. A paper presented at the CHAKITA International Kiswahili Conference held on 8th – 9th August 2019 at Karatina University.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. 2019. Unresolved Issues of Orthography and Word Division in Igikuria. A paper presented at the International Mother Language Day (ILMD) Conference held on 20th – 22nd February 2019 in Kitui Campus, Kenyatta University.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita & Petra Kanario. Dhanagande na Vichekesho vya Kikabila kama Lugha ya Chuki. A paper presented at the CHAKITA International Kiswahili Conference held on 9th – 10th August 2018 at Moi University.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Pijini zenye Misingi ya Kiswahili na Athari zake. A paper presented at the CHAKAMA International Kiswahili Conference held on 23th – 24th November 2017 at African Dreams Hotel, Dodoma.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Tathmini ya Lugha ya Kiswahili katika Kutimiza Lengo la Maendeleo Endelevu la Elimu Bora katika Nchi za Afrika Mashariki. A paper presented at the first International Conference on Kiswahili organized by the East African Kiswahili Commission held on 6th – 8th August 2017 in Zanzibar.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Utandawazi na Athari zake kwa Kiswahili na Lugha za Kiasili Nchini Kenya. A paper presented at the CHAKITA International Kiswahili Conference held on 20th – 22nd July 2017 at Kibabii University.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita na Anjejo Mark Odawo. Dhima ya Ujozi Lugha katika Kufanikisha Mawasiliano: Mifano kutoka Sajili ya Mchezo wa Kandanda. A paper presented at the CHAUKIDU International Kiswahili Conference held on 20th – 22nd July 2016 at CUEA.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Lugha za Kiafrika na Maendeleo ya Nadharia ya Fonolojia. A paper presented at the CHAKITA International Kiswahili Conference held on 10th – 12th August 2016 at RISSEA, Mombasa.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita na Judy Onyancha. Tathmini ya Lugha ya Kufundishia Kuanzia Shule za Chekechea hadi Darasa la Tatu Nchini Kenya. A paper presented at the CHAKAMA International Kiswahili Conference held on 14th – 17th October 2015 at Mount Kenya University, Thika.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Tone Terracing in Kikuria. A paper presented at the International Conference on African Languages and Literatures held on 6th – 8th August 2014 at Kenyatta University.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Ukuaji na Ufifiaji wa Nahau za Kiswahili. A paper presented at the CHAKITA International Kiswahili Conference held on 5th – 7th June 2014 at Rongo University College.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Najivunia Kuwa Mkenya: Utosarufi, Mtindo au Mabadiliko ya Lugha. A paper presented at the CHAKITA International Kiswahili Conference held on 21st – 23rd August 2013 at CUEA, Nairobi.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita & Theophan Marube. Tafsiri ya Kisheria. A paper presented at the RISSEA International Kiswahili Conference held on 25th – 27th October 2012 in Mombasa.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita & Peter Muia. Developing Electronic Materials for e-Learning: Marsabit Project Case Study held on 12th October 2012. Nairobi.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita & Theophan Marube. Mbinu Jumuishi ya Kutafsiri Istilahi za Kiteknolojia. A paper presented at the International Conference on 50 Years of Kiswahili as a Language of African Liberation, Unification and Renaissance held on 4th – 6th October 2012 at the Blue Pearl Hotel, Dar es Salaam.
  • Chacha Leonard Mwita, na Ahutah Tony. Upekee wa Lugha ya Mikahawa ya Westlands. A paper presented at the 2012 CHAKITA International Kiswahili Conference on Kiswahili, Cohesion, Integration and Development held on 23rd – 24th August 2012 at Kenyatta University.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Mikakati ya Kuimarisha Kiswahili kama Lugha Rasmi Nchini Kenya. A paper presented at the International Kiswahili Conference on the Teaching of Kiswahili on 10th – 12th August 2011. Nairobi.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Tafsiri ya Majina ya Pekee – Majina ya Nchi. A paper presented at the International Kiswahili Conference on Translation and Interpretation on 11th – 13th August 2010, Pwani University College, Kilifi.
  • Chacha Mwita & Michael R. Marlo. Problems in Kuria Tone Assignment. A paper presented during the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America held on 8th – 11th January, 2009 at the Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, USA.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Imbrication in Kuria. A paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics held on 22nd – 25th March, 2007, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. USA.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. A Metrical Analysis of a Kuria Praise Poem. A paper presented at the Linguistic Society of the Southwest (LASSO) held on 29th September – 1st October, 2006 at Texas A&M International University, Laredo, USA.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita & Gerald Matti. Utandawazi na Athari zake kwa Kiswahili na Lugha za Kiasili nchini Kenya. A paper presented at the International Kiswahili Conference on Globization and Language on 3rd – 5th October 2001, Thompson Falls Hotel, Nyahururu.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Majina ya Kibiashara ya Kiswahili na Miiko. A paper presented at the International Kiswahili Conference on Language for Specific needs held on 3rd – 6th October 2000, Fort Jesus, Mombasa.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. Usanifishaji Bia wa Kiswahili. A paper presented at the International Kiswahili Conference held on 23rd – 25th September, 1998, Kenyatta University.

Convening and Coordinating Conferences

  • Appointed member of Conference Planning Committee of the International Conference on African Urban Youth Languages and Education which took place on 9th – 13th December 2015, Kenyatta University.
  • Appointed member of Conference Planning Committee of the Conference on Languages with the theme “Foreign Languages in Africa in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges” which took place in February 2014, Kenyatta University.
  • Convener and coordinator of the CHAKITA International Kiswahili Conference, 23rd – 24th August 2012, Kenyatta University.

Convening and Coordinating Conferences

  • Appointed member of Conference Planning Committee of the International Conference on African Urban Youth Languages and Education which took place on 9th – 13th December 2015, Kenyatta University.
  • Appointed member of Conference Planning Committee of the Conference on Languages with the theme “Foreign Languages in Africa in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges” which took place in February 2014, Kenyatta University.
  • Convener and coordinator of the CHAKITA International Kiswahili Conference, 23rd – 24th August 2012, Kenyatta University.

Participation in Workshops

  • 2021: A Translation and Interpretation Workshop of the Moi University African Cluster Centre held Sirikwa Hotel, Eldoret, on 2nd – 3rd December 2021.
  • 2021: A Capacity Building Workshop for Kiswahili Writers for the Strengthening of Kiswahili as the National and Official Language of Kenya held at the Hadassah Hotel, Nairobi, on 11th and 12th November 2021
  • 2021: A Capacity Building Workshop in University Registry Systems Including Information & Skills Exchange at the University of Dar es Salaam held on
  • 2018: Strategy Development, HEInnovate Workshop held on the 1st and 3rd October
  • 2018 at the BSSC, Kenyatta University.
  • 2018: HEInnovate Assessment Tool Workshop held on the 19th July 2018 at the BSSC,Kenyatta University.
  • 2018: Trends in Kenya Youth Language Practices Workshop held on the 19th – 20th June
  • 2018 at the BSSC, Kenyatta University.
  • 2017: Morphosyntactic Variation in Eastern Bantu Languages Workshop on 13th – 15th September 2017 at the University of Dar es Salaam.
  • 2016: Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015 on 27th June 2016 at Kenyatta University.
  • 2016: Tone in African Languages Workshop on 16th – 17th May 2016 at Kenyatta University.
  • 2013: Kiswahili for Regional Integration Symposium on 13th – 18th May 2013 at Arusha.
  • 2012: Workshop to develop Interactive Video Learning and Teaching Resources in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing for Forms 1 and 2 held on 29th September to 16th October 2012 at the Kenya Institute of Education.
  • 2012: Workshop to Sensitize Kenyatta University Management on Open Access and Institutional Repository held on 31st August 2012 at the Kenyatta University Post
    Modern Library.
  • 2012: Workshop on Open Access and Institutional Repository held on 29th and 30th August 2012 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi.
  • 2012: CASAS Kenyan Languages Orthography Workshop held on 11th – 12th June 2012 at the Fairview Hotel, Nairobi.
    2012: Workshop on Performance Contracting for MB, Deans, Directors, Chairmen of Departments and Heads of Sections held on 21st – 22nd March 2012 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi.
  • 2009: Kiswahili Regional Symposium on “Kiswahili: the Testimony of Afro-Arab Relationship” held on 14th – 15th December 2009 at the Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.2009: A Working Management Retreat (Deans, Associate Deans, Chairpersons, Full Professors, Directors) from 2nd – 6th December 2009 at the North Coast Hotel,Mombasa.
  • 2009: 2nd Session of the Open Learning Module Writing and Vetting Workshop held on 19th – 20th November 2009 at the Students Computer Centre, Kenyatta University.
  • 2009: The Open Learning Module Writing Training of Trainers (TOT) and Vetting Workshop held on 2nd to 6th November 2009 at the Students Computer Centre,Kenyatta University.
  • 2009: TLF – Google Swahili Translation Workshop held on 5th and 12th September 2009, at the Google Office, Nairobi.
  • 2009: A Workshop on Management of University Departments conducted by Center for Capacity Development in Higher Education at KUCC on 19th to 21st August 2009.
  • 2009: Instructional Design and Technology Workshop held at Safari Park Hotel on 11th – 12th August 2009.
  • 2009: Workshop on Harmonization of Kenyan Languages organized by The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) held on 10th July 2009 at Fairview Hotel.
  • 2009: Multimedia Content Development Training Workshop held on 9th to 13th February 2009, Student Computer Centre, Kenyatta University.
  • 2009: Marsabit Open Learning Project Workshop held on 8th January 2009 at the Kenyatta University Open Learning Centre.
  • 2002: Primary and Secondary Syllabus Development Workshop – 24th February to 9th March 2002 at the Mombasa Beach Hotel.
  • 2003: Workshop for East African Kiswahili Academicians held on 5th – 6th July 2003 at the Eland Hotel, Arusha.
  • 2001: Editorial Workshop: Kufundisha Kiswahili – Mwongozo kwa Mwalimu held on 10th – 14th April 2000 at the Kenya Literature Bureau premises. Participation in Seminars
  • 2018: Attended Postgraduate Seminar held at the Shanghai Normal University, African Studies Center on 23rd - 29th September 2018 and presented a paper Kenya –China Relations: A Springboard to Industrialization in Kenya.
  • 2011: Attended Seminar on the Alignment of the Kenyatta University Strategic and Vision Plan to the 2010 Constitution of Kenya held on 13th September 2011 at the Kenyatta University Business and Student’s Services Centre.
  • 2011: Attended Seminar on the Institutionalization of Corporate email addresses held on 12th September 2011 at the Kenyatta University Business and Student’s Services Centre.
  • 2011: Chaired, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Seminar held on 9th June 2011 in the School Boardroom.
  • 2009: Attended a 5 Day Management Working Retreat on 2nd – 6th December 2009 at the North Coast Hotel Mombasa.
  • 2010: Attended Seminar on Academic Publishing in UK/USA based International Journals, facilitated by Dr. Dorothen Kleine at the KUCC Hall in 2010.
  • 2009: Attended ISO 14001:2004 Awareness Seminar, 2009.
  • 2008: Attended and presented a seminar paper entitled ‘Predictability in the Kuria Tone System’ at the Linguistics Department, University of California, Los Angeles on 2nd May, 2008.
  • 2001: Attended a Medicine and Literature Symposium at the New Amref Training Centre on 15th November 2001.
  • 2001: Attended a seminar organized by the Kenya Publishers Association during the Nairobi International Book Fair 2001 with the theme: African Writing –Breaking the Barriers” on the 28th September 2001 at the Landmark Hotel.
  • 1997: Attended and presented a seminar paper entitled ‘Majina ya Majisifu katika Majigambo ya Kikuria’ Seminar paper in the Kiswahili Department, Kenyatta University, in March 1997

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