Dr. M. O. J. Omollo

Dr. Maurice Oduor Josphat Omollo

Senior Lecturer, COD - Department of Agriculture

  • Lekenit, P. P., Mabwoga, S. O. & Omollo, M. O. J. (2023). Impacts of Vachelia reficiens and Prosopis juliflora on the Environment of Samburu East Sub-County, Kenya. International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. 8, No. 3, pp. 95-108. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20230803.11
  • Mgunda, N. S., Omollo, M. & Konana, C. (2022). Drivers of Human Activities Carried Out in Urban Green Spaces of Dandora Estates, Nairobi County. East African Journal of Environment and Natural Resources, 5(2), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.37284/eajenr.5.2.915
  • Kipkosgei, M. L., Nampushi, J. S. & Omollo, M. (2022). Examining Livelihood Activities in Siana, Mara and Naikarra Wards related to Wildlife Conservation. East African Journal of Environment and Natural Resources, 5(2), 51-65. https://doi.org/10.37284/eajenr.5.2.936.
  • Kipkosgei, M. L., Nampushi, J. S. & Omollo, M. (2022). Socio-Economic Benefits of Wildlife Conservation Relative to Distance from Maasai Mara National Reserve, Narok County, Kenya. International Journal of Animal Science and Technology. 6, No. 4, 2022, pp. 90-99. doi: 10.11648/j.ijast.20220604.13 R
  • Omollo, M.O.J. (2013) Chapter 5: Violence and its Effects on Informal Settlements in Kenya: A Strategy of Subduing the Slum People of Nairobi, Kenya. Politics, Governance and Development in Africa: Retrospection of Fifty Years of Self Rule, Published by Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 978-9966-015-63-1

Research Involvement

  • October 2019 Ongoing - Research on Entrepreneurial activities of men in informal settlements of Kenya: Case of Mathare Valley in Nairobi intended for a book on Men in Africa - Editor Dr. Ezra Chitambo
  • 2000 – 2003: Research Assistant with the World Health Organisation's research team at United States International University-Africa that worked on a project on Injecting Drug use in Nairobi and Mombasa Sites, Kenya. Principle Investigator – Dr. Maurice Odek-Ogunde.
  • Jan - August 2001: Research Assistant to a project on Community Management Systems for Fuel wood Resources in Western Kenya: A Prospect for Policy Formulation based at the Geography Department of Kenyatta University; Principle Investigator - Dr. Ishmail Mahiri.
  • September 2001: Contracted to carry out a survey of a variety of population characteristics in the Kahawa Sukari parish area of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Nairobi.
  • 27th – 29th June, 2023: Presented a paper on Implications of human activities carried out in urban green spaces of slum dwelling areas: A case of Dandora Estates, Nairobi County, Kenya, together with Wamalwa, S. M. and Konana, C. during The 9th Maasai Mara University Annual International Conference on ‘Science and Technology for sustainable development’.
  • 28th – 30th June, 2021: Presented a paper on Coping with implications of government policy on COVID-19 pandemic on livelihoods among Kahawa Wendani’s low-income residents in Kiambu County, during The 6th Maasai Mara University Annual International Conference on ‘Research and innovation: Infrastructural preparedness for emerging global challenges’.
  • 11th – 13th September, 2018: Presented a paper on Accessing extra income: The natural competence of Mathare Slum Residents of Nairobi, Kenya, during The 4th Maasai Mara University Annual International Conference on ‘An integrated approach in resolving conflicts in the use of Natural Resources’.
  • 2017: Presented a paper on Improving income in informal settlements: an intervention to surviving by residents of Mathare slums in Nairobi, during The 3rd International Conference, Maasai Mara University, Kenya.
  • 25th -26th May, 2016: Presented a paper on An Extra Income Source: The Mathare Slum Residents’ Perspective to Sustainable Living during The 2nd International Maasai Mara University Conference on ‘Innovation, Tourism and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development’.
  • 2nd December 2016: Presented a seminal report on Strategies of Coping with Inadequate Income among Slum Dwellers of Mathare Valley – Nairobi, Kenya during The 33rd Postgraduate Seminar for PhD graduates on the theme ‘Education, Research and Innovation for Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals’ at Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • 6th November 2015: Presented a paper on The Power of Insecurity in Determining Performance of Activities of Slum Dwellers: The Case of Mathare Valley, during the Study Circle meeting under the auspices of The East African Centre for Research in Performance Cultures held in Kericho, Kenya.
  • 11th – 14th November, 2014: Attended and presented a paper on Eco-centrism and Motoring Practices among Teaching Staff in Maasai Mara University at The 1st Maasai Mara University International Conference on ‘Knowledge Management for Maurice O.J. Omollo, PhD momollo2002@yahoo.co.uk Cell-phone - +254 722 620646 Page 6 Transformation; Pitfall, Synergy and Innovation’, at Maasai Mara University, Kenya.
  • 7th – 8th February, 2014: Attended and presented a paper on Coping against Inadequate Income in Nairobi: The Comparison of the Slums and the Upgraded Section of Mathare, during a two-days symposium by East African Centre for Research in Performance Cultures, on theme of ‘Performance Cultures as Coping Systems: The Practice in Contemporary Kenyan Society’ held at Hotel Citymax, Nakuru, Kenya

Areas of Academic interests

  • Settlements, urbanization, environmental and development geographies

17th Social Science Research Grant Competition winner of the Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA). November, 2003 - April, 2005. Amount $ 4000

• East African Centre for Research in Performance Cultures
• Kenyatta University Alumni Association

Community work
1. Member to Nyabeda Diaspora group involved in community outreach and improvement of welfare including education, economic and social interventions of harnessing unity, based in Ugunja, Siaya County
2. Chair of Highland Self-help group that aims at improving members general welfare and based in Githurai, Kiambu County
3. Church choir director at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kahawa Sukari, Nairobi

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