Zakayo I. Amayi

Name: Zakayo I. Amayi

Contact details:

E-mail: zamayi@kibu.ac.ke

Website: kibu.ac.ke

Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
2017 – Date: Moi University, KenyaPhD [Literature – Candidate]
2002 – 2006: Moi University, KenyaMPhil [Literature and Creative Writing]
1996 – 2000: University of Nairobi, KenyaBA [Literature]

Field of Specialization

  • English Literature

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA)
  • Writers Association of Kenya (WAK)

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
2015-DateKibabii UniversityDean, Faculty of Education & Social SciencesLecturer
  • Teach and supervise students
  • Conduct scholarly research and publish findings
  • Attend learned conferences
2013-2015Kibabii University CollegeDean, Faculty of Education & Social SciencesLecturer
  • Teach and supervise students
  • Conduct scholarly research and publish findings
  • Attend learned conferences
2012-2013Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology (MMUST)Dean, School of Graduate StudiesSenior Administrative Assistant
  • Prepare and schedule SGS Board meetings
  • Prepare letters for the appointment of supervisors/examiners
  • Prepare and forward documents to senate/Deans Committee
  • Prepare transcripts from exam records sent to departments
  • Arrange for the payment of honoraria to supervisors/examiners
  • Schedule oral examinations
2010-2011Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology (MMUST)Registrar (Admin)Senior Administrative Assistant (RTD)
  • Maintain and update Staff Establishment in accordance with approved estimates
  • Collate vacant positions for advertisement
  • Process job applications and take part in recruitment
  • Handle staff appraisal
  • Advise departments on expiring of contracts in time to facilitate timely action
  • Maintain Recruitment, Training and Development Registry and database
  • Offer secretarial services to Shortlisting, Staff Establishment, Training and Development, and Appointments and
  • Promotions committees
  • Carry out Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and advise Training and Development Committee
  • Maintain an HR Skills Inventory and Development Needs Analysis (TNA) instruments
2008-2010Office of the President, Kenya [Harambee House]District Commissioner,Oloitokitok DistrictDistrict Officer [Central Division]
  • Symbolize authority of Government
  • Provide strategic leadership
  • Government spokesperson in the field
  • Disseminate and interpret Government policies
  • Arbitrate, mediate, negotiate and resolve disputes
  • Enforce laws and social discipline
  • Champion change
  • Liaison between Government and the people
  • Gather intelligence and advise the government on public opinion and security concerns
  • Custodian of public interest
  • Monitor and evaluate Government projects and programmes
  • Sustain campaign against drugs and substance abuse and HIV/Aids
2008Office of the President, Kenya[Harambee House]District Commissioner,Molo DistrictDistrict Officer [Mau Narok Division]
  • Symbolize authority of Government
  • Provide strategic leadership
  • Government spokesperson in the field
  • Disseminate and interpret Government policies
  • Arbitrate, mediate, negotiate and resolve disputes
  • Enforce laws and social discipline
  • Champion change
  • Liaison between Government and the people
  • Gather intelligence and advise the government on public opinion and security concerns
  • Custodian of public interest
  • Monitor and evaluate Government projects and programmes
  • Sustain campaign against drugs and substance abuse and HIV/Aids

Professional Research Interest

  • Trauma Studies in Literature
  • Literary Theory and Criticism

Research Experience and Funds Attracted

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Consultancy

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Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters

  • Amayi, Z., Nyongesa, B., Simiyu, I et al. (2015). Communication Skills in Institutions of Higher Learning. Nairobi: Zeed ‘N’ Cee Publishers Ltd. – ISBN 978-9966-1829-2-0

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

  1. Amayi, Z., Nyambane, F.M., Minyikha, L., Ajami, G. (2015). “Indigenous Oral Poetry for Biodiversity Conservation and (Inter) National Integration.” International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences & Humanities Research 3 (2): 60-68, April-June 2015
  2. Amayi, Z., Nyambane, F.M., Okong’o, J.B., Wafula, R. (2014). “Oral Poetry for Environmental Conservation: A Study of Selected Gusii Song Texts.” The Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS) (Vol.1 No.1), 2014