Name: Dr. Kathryn C. Langat

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Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology, Kenya 2014-2018PhD
Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology, Kenya, 2011-2014Masters
University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1990-1994Degree
Kenya Institute of Management 2007- Kericho Branch- KenyaDiploma
Criminal Investigation Department – Nairobi- Kenya 1997Certificate

Field of Specialization

Crime and Conflict management, criminal investigations, gender crimes, penology and behavioural anthropology

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Kenya Professional Society of Criminologist (KEPSOC)
  • Member Kenya Red – Cross

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
1st February 2018 to DateKibabii University Bungoma-KenyaChairperson of the Department of Social Work and CriminologyLecturer
  • Involved in the set up of exams and the marking of results.
  • Involved in the research and designing of new courses and materials.
  • Assessing students course work and material. Assess the work and progress of students and provide them with constructive feedback.
  • Engage in professional development in relation to teaching, learning and assessment, including the use of an evidence-informed approach, which utilizes the outcomes of research and scholarship, to enhance practice.
  • Responsible for Exams Coordination at departmental level administrative tasks as assigned by Chair of the Department.
  • Providing mentoring, advice and support to students on a personal level.
  • Write papers and submit for publication in leading research journals or international conference proceedings
  • Present research at national and/or international conferences and/ or at other appropriate events.
    Departmental exams coordinator. Receiving set exams from lecturers, invigilating exams, receiving marks after marking, organizing for special exams
  • Participate in internal initiatives/events to the benefit of the University e.g. open days, outreach activities.
1st January, 2013-28th February 2018Masinde Muliro University of science and TechnologyDirectorate of Postgraduate schoolSenior Admin
  • Organizing for board meetings, workshops for post graduate students
  • Compiling list of deferments, extension of studies, change of supervisors for tabling in the Postgraduate board
  • Maintaining standards of publications by providing guidance to postgraduate students on reputable journals.
  • Receiving proposals, thesis and examiners reports by ensuring timelines are adhered to
  • Organising for oral and written examinations
  • Providing general information on Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to post graduate students with financial difficulties
January 2014-2017Masinde Muliro University of science and TechnologyDirector OdelInstructor – Odel E-Learning For Criminology Students
  • Teaching the material with online video lessons
  • Leading online discussions of the course material via forums and web chat
  • Responding to student comments and questions posted online
  • Evaluating student papers, projects, tests and other assessments
  • Maintaining records on student progress/grades
January, 2008 –december,2012Office of the President, Ministry of Internal security and Provincial AdministrationDistrict CommissionerDistrict Officer
  • Disseminated government policies, maintained law and order, by Enhancing Community policing and nyumba kumi strategy
  • Arbitrated conflicts among community by responding to conflict early warning signs through coordination of the peace committees comprising of security agencies and stakeholders
  • Collected intelligence report among other responsibilities
  • Carried out independent and sensitive investigations and produced detailed security reports by ensuring thorough collection of information regarding insecurity
  • Developed monthly returns of incidents reports and kept records of crimes mostly committed by the members of the public
  • Mobilized the stakeholders, NGOs, CBOs and security organs joint forums to promote peace in all their forums where insecurity issues was addressed amicably

Professional Research Interest

  • The nature and origin of criminal propensity in conflict with the law
  • Green crimes, Penology, community safety and conflict transformation, gender based violence, election offences

Research Experience and Funds Attracted

YearPosition in ProjectResponsibilities/DutiesResearch/Project TitleAmount (?, €, $, KES)

Selected Conference Presentations

  1. Kathryn Langat & Dr. Wamalwa (2018): Refugee Enclave, Conflict and Effect on Internal Security in Kenya. International conference held on 7th-9th June at Kibabii University
  2. Kathryn Langat (2017). Effects of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation on Gender Roles Among Small Scale Tea Farmers In Kericho County, Kenya. Held in Kisumu Vittoria on 17th- 20th December 2018 funded by Newton Fund, British Council & National Research Fund
  3. Kathryn Langat (2017) “Effects of Prison Congestion on Geriatric Offenders in Kakamega Main Prison in Western Kenya” United States International University (USIU) sponsored by Africa Criminology and Criminal Justice June 15th -16th , Nairobi, Kenya

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

  1. Kathryn Chepkemoi Langat, Prof. Pontian Godfrey Okoth, Prof. Crispinuos Iteyo. “Urban Land Conflict Affecting Talai Squatter Settlement in Kericho County, Kenya” International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research Volume 9, Issue 9, September-2018 1859 ISSN 2229-5518. Pg. 1859 – 1873
  2. Kathryn Chepkemoi Langat, “Electoral Challenges Encountered by Women Aspirants in Kericho and Bomet Counties during Elections Campaigns in Kenya” International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research Volume 9, Issue 5, May-2018 ISSN 2229-5518 PG 1,461- 1,
  3. Kathryn Chepkemoi Langat, Dr. Dennis Wamalwa Nyongesa, Dr. Ruth Simiyu (2017), “Peace Building and Management of Inter-Ethnic Conflict Between the Kipsigis and Abagusii living along Chebilat –Borabu Border of Bomet and Kisii County, Kenya” (Researchjournali’s Journal of Education Vol 5 No. 3 March 2017 ISSN: 2347 -8225)
  4. Kathryn Chepkemoi Langat (2016),“Effects of Farming Programme on Short Term Offenders in Shikusa Farm Prison” International Journal of Novel Research in Humanity and Social Sciences. ISSN 2394-9694 Vol. 3 Issue 3, pp(64-80)
  5. Kathryn Chepkemoi Langat (2016),“ “The Role of Parents in Creating HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Teenagers A Study of Kabianga Sub County in Kericho County, Kenya” International Journal for Research in Emerging Science and Technology ISSN: 2349-761 Vol. 3 Issue 8 August 2016.
  6. Kathryn Chepkemoi Langat, Prof. Egara Kabaji, Dr. Moses Poipoi (2015), “Efficacy of Rehabilitation Programmes on Psychosocial Adjustment of Elderly Male Offenders in Kakamega Male Prison Kenya.” The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies ISSN 2321-9203 Vol 3 Issue 11 2015