Interests and Specialties

History of Development; activities of NGOs – Western and Islamic; Conflict and Peace; expansion of Islam; Refugees, Youth and Development

Current Projects

Editing an anthology on Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa; co-editing an edited volume (with Toyin Falola), on Perspectives on African Environment and Technology

Editorial Work

Editor, East Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences (EAJHS) published by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi.

Book Reviews

Maurice N. Amutabi. Beyond Women’s Empowerment in Africa: Exploring Dislocation and Agency. By Elinami Veraeli Swai. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Pp. xv+220, price $ 85. ISBN: 9780230102484.pp. 15-8. 2012.

Prof. Maurice Amutabi is the author of 'The NGO Factor in Africa'. (described as a 'leading publication' on NGOs in Africa).

Journal Articles

  • Maurice N. Amutabi,“Easternization: Interrogating the role of China and India in Africa,” Africa Quarterly (Indian Journal of AfricanAffairs). Pp. 55-78.
  • Amutabi, Maurice (2011). Ethnicity and Succession Politics in Kenya: Interrogating the role of political elite in creating tensions and animosity. Kenya Studies Review: 3, 3, 234-56.
  • Amutabi, M.N. (2011). Interrogating the tumultuous Relationship between Parliament and the Executive in Kenya over the past 45 years: Retrospection. Kenya Studies Review: 3, 3, 17- 40.
  • Beyond Imperial Presidency in Kenya: Interrogating the Kenyatta, Moi and Kibaki Regimes and Implications for Development.” Kenya Studies Review, Volume 1, Number 1, 2009. Pp. 32-54.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Land and Conflict in the Ilemi Triangle of East Africa.” Kenya Studies Review Volume 1 Number 2 December 2010. pp. 20-36.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Political Interference in the running of education in post-independence Kenya: a critical reflection.” International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 23, Issue 2, March 2003. Pp. 127-144.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. "Experimenting in Distance Education: African Virtual University (AVU) and the Paradox of the World Bank in Kenya." International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 23, Issue 1, January 2003. (with Moses Oketch). Pp. 57-73.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. "Crisis and Student Protest in Universities in Kenya: Examining the Role of Students in National Leadership and Democratization Process." African Studies Review, Volume 45, Number 2 (September 2002). Pp.157-78.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. "Gender and Mining in Kenya: The Case of Mukibira Mines in Vihiga District, Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 2001, 1, 2. Pp. 16-34, also at: < > (with Mary Lutta- Mukhebi).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islam and Urban Violence in Kenya: Revisiting the Mombasa and Malindi Riots” Occasional Paper Association for World Education, Nairobi, Kenya, No.12, 2000. Pp. 11-21.
  •  Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Paradox of Islam and Cattle-rustling in Northern Kenya in the 1990s.”  Journal of World Education, 1999, 3, 2. Pp.17-25.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islamization of Nandi and Uasin Gishu Districts: Socio-political implications.” Journal of World Education, 1998, 2, 2. Pp. 24-33.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi.”Sheikh Khalid Balala, IPK and Islamic Extremism in Kenya.” Association for World Education, Nairobi, Kenya, Occasional Paper, No.4, 1996. Pp. 16-24.


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