Wakoko Makarios Wanjala

Name: Wakoko Makarios Wanjala

Contact details:

E-mail: mwakoko@kibu.ac.ke

Website: kibu.ac.ke

Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Kenyatta University, Kenya OngoingPhD, Linguistics
Kenyatta University, Kenya, 2007-2010Master of Arts (Linguistics)
University of Nairobi 2001-2006Bachelor of Education-English and Literature

Field of Specialization


Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Kenya Oral Literature Association

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
2015 to DateKibabii University-BungomaKibabii University- CoD ELJMCTFDepartmental Examination Coordinator, Lecturing, Setting/administration/marking exams
2013-2015Laikipia University-NyahururuLaikipia University-CoD LanguagesPart-Time LecturerLecturing, Setting/administration/marking exams

Professional Research Interest

  • Traditional and Modern African Oral Literature
  • Translation and Interpretation Studies

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters

  • Wakoko, M. (2015). Oral Presentation Skills. In B. Nyongesa and I. Simiyu, Communication Skills in Instittions of Higher Learning (pp. 90-106). Nairobi: Zeed ‘N’ Cee Ltd

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

  1. Felix Orina & Makarios Wakoko. (2017). Okot P’Bitek’s “Song of Lawino”: A Lasting Influence on East African Verse.” International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE), Vol4, No. 11. 2017, pp. 135-146. Doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2349-0381.0411015
  2. Makarios Wakoko & Felix Orina. (2017). Context and Symbolism in African Orature: A Case Study of Abagusii of Western Kenya. International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE), Vol 5, no. 3, 2018, pp. 15-29 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2349-0381.0503002