Human Rights and Peace
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Brief History

The human rights and ppeace pogramme was established in 2008. Since then the programme has grown very rapidly.  It undertakes collaborative multidisciplinary teaching, training, research, consultancy and community service in human rights and peace, and currently spearheads a Master of Arts Degree in human rights at the University. It drwas staff from the University of Nairobi School of law, School of Economics, School of Diplomacy and International Studies, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Faculty of Arts, and Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies.


                             Head of Thematic Area


                                    Dr. J. B. Ndohvu   


Vision, Mission and Core Values

Vision: A respected and internationally acclaimed thematic area committed to excellence in teaching, research and the development of holistic students and society

Mission: To provide a conducive environment for scholarly articulation of wisdom, beliefs, values and ideals of humanity with a focus on how these may contribute to the quest for a just, peaceful and prosperous world

Core Values:

  • Objectivity and fairness
  • Commitment to human values
  • Quality education
  • Team work and collegiality
  • Professionalism


Members of Staff  

Prof. Douglas Waruta 


Prof. Simiyu Vincent 

Prof. Gilbert E. M. Ogutu

Prof. Abuya Edwin


Prof. Jack Odhiambo



Dr. Wamboi Kiai



Mr. Mumia Osaaji



Dr. Oriare Nyarwath


Dr. Francis Owakah


Dr. Patrick Nyabul



Prof. Karori Mbugua



Dr. Jackson Wafula



Dr. Siundu Godwin


Dr. Celestine Musembi



Dr. Luke Odiemo



Mr. Khamati Shilabukha



Dr. Akaranga Ifedha


Mr. Kamau Mubuu



Dr. Herbert Misigo



Dr. Richard Bosire



Dr. Alex Wanjala



Dr. Jacinta Mwende



Dr. George Jefwa Mweri



Programmes Offered

Master of Arts in Human Rights


Postgraduate Diploma in Ethics and Professionalism

Diploma in Human Rights

Common Course in Leadership and Integrity


Service Charter

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The University of Nairobi Philosophy and Religious Studies Newsletter


Annual Report

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Head of Department



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Completed Projects    





Thought and Practice: The Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya



  • The Odera-Oruka Symposium, Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st November, 2013, Goethe auditorium, the German Cultural Center, Nairobi 


Mainstream Consultancy

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Teaching and Research Facilities

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Services and Products

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News and Events


Calendar of Activities



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Careers in Human Rights and Peace

  • Human rights monitor
  • Human rights advisor 
  • Human rights researcher 
  • Human rights project managers/coordinators/administrators 
  • Human rights counselors 
  • Grassroots/community organizers/advisor/mobilizer





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