Dr. Fred Wanjala Simiyu

Name: Dr. Fred Wanjala Simiyu

Contact details:

E-mail: wsimiyu@kibu.ac.ke

Website: kibu.ac.ke

Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ] Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Kenyatta University-Kenya, 2012 to 2015 Doctor of Philosophy (Literature)
Kenyatta University-Kenya, 2005- 2008 Master of Arts Degree in Kiswahili Studies
Kenyatta University-Kenya, 1999 -2003 Bachelor of Education Arts (Kiswahili and Geography)

Field of Specialization

  • Oral Literature, Cultural Studies, Research Methods in Literature

Membership of Professional Bodies


Work Experience

Date from to Institution, Location (City, Country) Person Responsible To Position Responsibilities/Duties
2016 to date Bungoma-Kenya Kibabii University, COD KAOL Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer, Kiswahili Literature
  • Chair, DPGS KAOL
  • Chair, Curriculum Dev & Rev KAOL
  • Thematic Research Leader, KAOL
  • Programme Leader, MED-Kiswahili
2013 to 2016 Nakuru-Kenya Egerton University, COD LLL Lecturer
  • Lecturer, Kiswahili Literature
  • Coordinator, Kiswahili Section
  • Coordinator, School Based Programme
  • Ag. COL LLL
  • Patron, CHAWAKAMA
  • Programme Leader, MA and PhD Kiswahili
  • Academic Advisor for Post Graduate Students
  • Supervisor and Examiner for Post Graduate Students
2009 to 2013 Mwanza-Tanzania ST. Augustine University of Tanzania, COD LLL Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer
  • Lecturer, Kiswahili Literature and Linguistics
  • First Chair, Kiswahili Department
  • Chairperson, CHAKAMA
  • Chairperson, Faculty of Education Welfare
  • Patron, CHAWAKAMA
  • Academic Advisor for Post Graduate Students
  • Supervisor and Examiner for Undergraduate Students

Professional Research Interest

  • Oral Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Communication, Interpretation and Translation

Research Experience and Funds Attracted

Year Position in Project Responsibilities/Duties Research/Project Title Amount (?, €, $, KES)


Year Position in Consultancy Team Responsibilities/Duties Consultancy/Project Title Amount (?, €, $, KES)

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters

  • Simiyu, F.W., Bake, J. na Kambale, C. (2013). The Concise Trilingual English-French-Kiswahili Dictionary. Mwanza: Serengeti Educational Publishers (T) Ltd.
  • Simiyu, F.W. na Kavoi, J. (2013). Stadi za Mawasiliano na Mawasiliano na Mbinu za Kufundishia Kiswahili kwa Wanafunzi, Walifunzi na Walimu. Mwanza: Serengeti Educational Publishers (T) Ltd.
  • Simiyu, F.W. (2014). Mwingilianotanzu kama Kigezo cha Kuainisha na kuchanganua Fasihi Simulizi ya Kiafrika: Mfano wa Embalu”, A Book chapter in Amutabi, M. (2013). Education and Counseling in schools in Africa. Nairobi: CUEA

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. Simiyu, F.W. (2015). Dhima ya Mwingilianotanzu katika Mwaka Kogwa katika Ndungo, C. (2015). African Languages and Literatures in the 21st Century. Nairobi: Kenyatta University Press.

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