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Department of Sociology & Anthropology


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has been in existence since 1999. Initially the Department was offering a Degree course in Sociology alone but in 2006, Anthropology was introduced.

The degree courses offered in the department prepare students to get engaged in various development sectors of the economy. Moreover, graduates in these courses are well prepared to carry out research and to be consulted on diverse social issues.
The staff of the department are well trained in their respective areas and highly committed to their service.

To be a focal point for effective teaching, research and
dissemination of knowledge.

The mission of the department is to foster and develop academic excellent in social science research by producing practice oriented graduates to contribute to the social and academic development of our nation and world community.

1. To have diversified and growing range of effective training programs from certificate to postgraduate level.

2. To ensure that information on career opportunities existing in sociology and anthropology reach prospective students, their parents/guardians and the wider public.

3.To realize a cadre of highly qualified and adequate teaching and research staff through capacity building

4. To have a vibrant research, consultancy and publication programme within the department.

6.    To ensure research outputs of the department as well as academic and other important information reach the widest     possible public.

7.    To have a centre equipped to provide consultancy services in training research, and advocacy to a wide range of clients.

8.    To have a strong and growing portfolio of community based     projects and outreach programmes.

9.    To take a leading role in influencing social policy changes and development.


1.    Develop certificate and diploma courses for Criminology as well as     Master of Arts in Criminology.

2.    Establish independent programs for Sociology and Anthropology from     First year to fourth year.

3.    Develop a Bachelors of Arts program for social work and Masters of Arts.

4.    Ensure there is a monthly departmental seminar presentation.

5.    Graduate at least 40 undergraduate, 10 masters and 5 PhD candidates.

6.    To ensure each faculty member publishes at least two papers in     academic refereed Journals.

7.    To initiate an Academic Research and Consultancy team in the department.


Dr. Nyongesa Ikanda

Chair of Department


Address:P.o.Box 333 Maseno,40105,Kenya.


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Dr. Omondi Ahawo


Address:P.o.Box 333 Maseno, 40105, Kenya.

Qualification: BA (Social Geography UoN, Kenya
MA (Population UoN,)
PhD(Social Policy Bristol University,Britain)
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Dr. Erick O. Nyambedha


Address:P.o.Box 333 Maseno, 40105, Kenya.

Qualification:PhD(Anthropology)Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark
Postgraduate Diploma(Research Methodology Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark)
MA(Anthropology UoN, Kenya)
BA(Anthropology UoN, Kenya)

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Ms. Cyrilla I. Luvega

Address: Sociology & Anthropology,
Maseno University, Box 333 Maseno, Kenya.

Qualifications: PhD Sociology (ongoing)   Maseno University
M.A Sociology, B.A Sociology and History (Kenyatta University)

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Mrs. Margaret A. Mitema


Address: Sociology & Anthropology,
Maseno University, Box 333 Maseno, Kenya.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Arts), M.A (Rural Sociology and Community Development).

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Mr. Charles Omondi Olang’o

Postgraduate Programmes


Undergraduate Programmes

Diploma Programmes

Certificate Programmes

•   Certificate in Social Work