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

Name: Muna Wilson Kamau
Title/Qualifications:PhD
Department/Unit/Section:Public Policy and administration
Contact Address: PO Box 43844-00100 Nairobi
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Position:lecturer

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Area of Specialization:

  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Public Governance and Management
  • Development Studies

Research Interests:

  • Public Policy
  • Security Policy
  • Youth Policy
  • Politics and Governance

Publications

Refereed Journals

  • Muna, W. K., Stanton, A., & Mwau, D. M. (2014). Deconstructing intergenerational politics between ‘Young Turks’ and ‘Old Guards’ in Africa: an exploration of the perceptions on leadership and governance in Kenya. Journal of Youth Studies (Taylor and Francis)17(10), 1378-1394.
  • Muna, W. K., Koma, G. P., & Mutua, S. (2013). Leadership and Political Corruption in Kenya: Analysis of the 2010 Constitutional Provisions on the Presidency. Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies38(3), 263-286.
  • Muna, W. K., Shulika, L. S., & Mutula, S. (2014). Monetary clout and electoral politics in Kenya-the 1992 to 2013 presidential elections in focus. Journal of African Elections13(2), 196-215.
  • Gichohi, J. M., & Muna, W. (2018). Consumer Protection Measures and Road Safety in Nyeri County, Kenya. American Journal of Public Policy and Administration3(1).
  • Muna, W. (2017). The Cost of Terrorism in Kenya. The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies42(3/4), 289-306.
  • Otieno, J. M. D., & Muna, W. (2018). Dynamics and Complexities of Forming the Executive Office: Analysis of Kenya’s Cabinet 1963–2018. American Journal of Public Policy and Administration3(1).
  • Njau, L. K., & Muna, W. (2021). Public Bureaucracy and Processing Of Commercial Construction Permits in Kiambu County, Kenya. Journal of International Business, Innovation and Strategic Management,5(2), 31-57.
  • Musunza, K., & Muna, W. (2021). An Assessment of the Effect of Mass Media Platforms and County Assembly Initiatives on Public Participation in Kitui County. International Journal of Current Aspects, 5(2), 50-55.
  • Burudi, Z. M., & Muna, W. (2021). Security Management and Private Security Companies in Kenya: A Case Study of Kamukunji in Nairobi City County, Kenya. African Journal of Emerging Issues,3(3), 33-63.
  • Linturi, T. M., & Muna, W. (2021). Security Reporting System and Performance among Police Officers in Lamu County, Kenya. Journal of Public Policy & Governance, 5(1), 57-65.
  • Chimba, N. D., & Muna, W. (2021). Effects of Community Policing On Local Security Management Practices in Kwale County, Kenya: A Case Study of Kinango. International Research Journal of Social Sciences, Education and Humanities, 2(2).
  • Mutegi, R. M., & Muna, W. (2021). Community Policing and Crime Control in Machakos County, Kenya. Journal of Public Policy & Governance5(1), 25-34.
  • Mutegi, R. M., & Muna, W. (2021). Effect of Security Meetings on Crime Control in Machakos County, Kenya. Journal of Public Policy and Governance1(1), 18-25.
  • Mutegi, R. M., & Muna, W. (2021). Effect of Peace Barazas on Crime Control in Machakos County, Kenya. Journal of Public Policy and Governance1(1), 36-43.
  • Mutegi, R. M., & Muna, W. (2021). Effect of Intelligence Gathering on Crime Control in Machakos County, Kenya. Journal of Public Policy and Governance1(1), 10-17.
  • Linturi, T. M., & Muna, W. (2021). Command Restructuring and Performance among Police Officers in Lamu County, Kenya. African Journal of Emerging Issues3(1), 129-148.
  • Gatitu, E. G., & Muna, W. (2021). Determinants of Implementation of County Bursary Regulations in Kirinyaga County, Kenya. International Journal of Current Aspects5(1), 1-19.
  • Kitavi, C. E., & Muna, W. (2020). Evidence Informed Decision Making and Its Effects on Policy Formulation in Kitui County Assembly; Kenya. Journal of Public Policy & Governance4(1), 72-87.
  • Makau, M. M., & Muna, W. (2020). Effects of internal organizational policies on performance of government owned commercial banks in Kenya. International Academic Journal of Law and Society1(3), 1-27.
  • Muna, W., & Otieno, J. M. D. (2020). Voting with the Shilling: The ‘Money Talks Factor” in Kenya’s Public Policy and Electoral Democracy. Journal of African Elections, 19(1), 92-111.
  • Karuri, J. G., & Muna, W. (2019). Effects of community policing on crime prevention in Kakamega County, Kenya. International Academic Journal of Law and Society1(2), 312-327.
  • Richard, J. S., & Muna, W. (2018). Effects of county budgeting forums on service delivery in Kenya: the case of Kajiado County. American Journal of Public Policy and Administration3(1).
  • Logiel L. S. & Muna, (2019). Women participation in policy decision making in Turkana County, Kenya: prospects and challenges. International Journal of Arts and Commerce.
  • Njiru, F., & Muna, W. (2019). Analysis of the implementation of devolved health infrastructure projects in Kenya. International Journal of Arts and Commerce. Vol. 8 No. 9.
  • Onkangi, E., & Muna, W. (2019). Networks and their role in management of healthcare systems in Kenya. International Journal of Arts and Commerce. 8 No. 10.
  • Kahin, I. Y., & Muna, W. (2019). Effect of administrative decentralization on livestock production in Garissa County, Kenya. International Journal of Arts and Commerce. 8 (10).
  • Kivandi, K., & Muna, W. Information Disclosure and Implementation of County Public Communication Framework in Nakuru County, Kenya. International Journal of Arts and Commerce, 9(10), 49 - 65.
  • Muriuki P. K., & Muna, W. (2020). Effects of policy regulation on alcohol trade in Kirinyaga County, Kenya. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, 4. No. 8.
  • Linturi, T. M., & Muna, W. (2021). Coordination of Security Activities and Performance among Police Officers in Lamu County, Kenya. Journal of Public Policy and Governance1(1), 1-9.
  • Nicholas, K. M, & Muna, W. (2021). Information Sharing as a Determinant of Implementation of Nyumba Kumi Community Policing Initiative in Kericho County, Kenya East African Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 3(1), 162-171. https://doi.org/10.37284/eajis.3.1.382.
  • Muna, W., Babamaragana L. A.,& Lawan, A. (2020). Globalization and Protectionists Economic Public Policy Measures in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: The Limits of Interdependence Theory. Yobe Journal of Economics, 6(2), 112-136.
  • Muthima, P., Mwangi, M., Karanja, F., Mutuku, , Muna, W., Muniu, J., ... & Wamalwa, E. G. N. (2023). An Assessment of The Impact of The Stem-Kenya Mentorship Program on Career Choice and Employment of Young Women in Kenya. Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO.
  • Mwangi, J., Naituli, G., Kilika, J., & Muna, W. (2023). Fiscal decentralisation and public service delivery: evidence and lessons from sub-national governments in Kenya. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, 5-23.

Publications in Book Chapters

  • Muna, W., & Babamaragana, L. A. (2021). Governance Without Participation: A Comparative Perspective of the Policies of Nigerian and Kenyan Political Parties. In A Sleeping Giant?(pp. 113-127). Springer, Cham.
  • Muna, W. K., & Munene, D. (2018) “Digital Explosion in the 21st Century and the Rise of Youth Radicalization in Higher Education Institutions in Kenya”, Published in “The Changing to Dynamics of Terrorism & Violent Extremism: An Analysis” – Peer reviewed and published by the Horn Institute for Strategic Studies. ISBN: 978-9966-1962-2-4
  • Muna, W. (2020). Family-Based Networks: Soft Policy Tools in Countering Radicalisation to Violent Extremism. In Terrorism and Developing Countries. IntechOpen.
  • Muna, W. & Limo, I., (2015). Challenges of Relationships and Social Identities: The paradox of the consequences of Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia. The New African Civil-Military Relations99.
  • Muna, W. K. The “Quiet Diplomacy” of South Africa and its Continental and International Impacts on Peace and Security: A Case Study of Zimbabwe Crisis (Peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Council for the Development of Research in Africa [CODESRIA]).
  • Mwangi, J., Muna, W., & Naituli, G. (2022). Gender stereotypes and corruption in devolved systems of government: Evidence from local governments in Kenya. Norms, Gender and Corruption, 139-158.

Newspaper Publications

Scholarly Presentations at Conferences/Workshops/Seminars

  • Participant at the International conference on Terrorism and Violent Extremism, Held from 24 to 26 April 2018 at Widsor Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Hosted by the Horn International Institute for Strategic Studies. Theme of the conference: Changing Dynamics of Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa: Towards Effective Prevention and Counter-Terrorism Strategies.
  • Presenter at the 13th International Conference, organised by Egerton University, Held on 2020/2/18.
  • Panellist at the Workshop on: Reflections on Experiences, Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Mediation, Negotiation and Dialogue Processes, Held from 12 to 15 June, 2018 in Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Discussant at the China-Africa Industrial Cooperation Workshop Seminar, Held from 4 to 6 July 2016, at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre (JNICC) Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Hosted by the Embassy of the Peoples’ Republic of China, Ministry of foreign affairs and East African Cooperation of Tanzania, and Organized by the Center for Chinese Studies University of Dar es Salaam.
  • Participant at the China-IGAD Cooperation for Peace and Security in Horn of Africa, Held from 30 March to 1 April 2017 in Shanghai, China. Organised by Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), African Policy Institute (API) Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies(IDIS), Nairobi University, and The Cater Center, USA
  • Participant at the Africa Workshop on Conflict Resolution, Held from 15 to 17 February 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa, Hosted by the Defense Decision Support Institute (DDSI), under the theme: On African Terms: Towards a Model for Conflict Resolution and Management.
  • Moderator and Expert Panellist at the Second Maendeleo Policy Forum (MPF) at the Kenyatta International Conventional Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya, Held on Monday, June 7th 2017, on the theme, on the theme of “Election Security 2017: Countering the Twin Challenges of Cyberterrorism and Violent Extremism”
  • Participant at the Seminar on China-Africa Think Tank Cooperation under the theme, “Investing in Soft Power Capacity: China-Africa Think Tank Cooperation” on 10th March 2016 at the Nairobi Safari Club. Organised by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the Africa Policy Institute (API)
  • Presenter and Discussant at the China-Africa Media and Think-Tanks Symposium, Held from 10 to 12 August, 2016, themed, Win-Win Cooperation for Common Development, hosted by Zhejiang Normal University and Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), in Mombasa, Kenya.

Dr. Patrick Mbataru Nyambari

Chairman, Department of Public Policy and Administration

Email:chairman-ppa@ku.ac.ke


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