Utafiti Academic Press https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap <p>Utafiti Foundation is a voluntary and charitable organisation registered under Section 10 of the Societies Act. The organisation was co-founded by Prof M. N. Wanyama and Maina T. Sammy and issued with a certificate of registration on 19th April, 2011. The Foundation has among its core objectives, a mandate to raise, mobilize and utilize all appropriate resources including human and financial aid, for charitable purposes and for the promotion of the objectives of the Foundation.</p> <p><em>Utafiti Foundation Research and Documentation Centre</em> is one arm of Utafiti Foundation whose core business is the provision of services such as Book/Journal/Magazine Publishing, Book Selling / Book Buying, Sheet Music Publishing, Book Editing, Proofreading &amp; Formatting, Speech Editing &amp; Formatting, Printing (Colour/B&amp;W/Digital), Perfect Binding, Graphic Design and Translation – French, German, Kiswahili &amp; English.</p> <p>From humble beginnings since its establishment in 2011, the company has grown into a high capacity academic publishing and printing firm now established on its own one-acre piece of land in Outspan area, off Nairobi-Eldoret road. The company is registered by the Government of Kenya and authorised to award ISBN by Kenya National Library Services (KNLS). With our modern printing facilities, we are able to print and bind over 5,000 books in a week.</p> <p>We publish and print books and other documents for authors from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, among others. We also edit, format and print documents for several universities including: Moi University, University of Eldoret, University of Nairobi, University of Rwanda, Makerere University, Africa International University, Kabarak University, among others. We have an internal editorial board of experienced editors and a team of six directors.</p> <p>We also engage freelance reviewers – mainly academicians (PhD holders) – in relevant disciplines who critique each document before we publish. We share experts’ review reports with authors who are expected to correct documents to attain publishable standards before they are published and printed.</p> <p><strong>Vision:</strong> To be a global leader in publishing &amp; consultancy services while enhancing customer value and community development</p> en-US Utafiti Academic Press Dynamism in Curriculum and Instruction https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/202 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Ruth N. Otunga Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-19 2024-07-19 Enhancing National Unity in Kenya: The Use of Oral Literature in Kiswahili https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/195 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Sammy Maina Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-18 2024-07-18 Educational Research Supervision: A Guide for Supervisees and Supervisors https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/200 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Daniel Felix Ohide Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-18 2024-07-18 Effective Leadership and Management in Schools https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/198 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Jane K. Nyabuti Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-18 2024-07-18 Emerging Issues in African Musicology https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/196 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Beatrice Digolo Mellitus N. Wanyama Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-18 2024-07-18 Entrepreneurship: The Drive to Innovation https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/194 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Robert I. Otuya Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-18 2024-07-18 Effective Financial Management: Lessons from Catholic Church Managed Health Institutions in Kenya https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/199 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Esther Wambui Gitee Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-18 2024-07-18 Effectiveness of Preventive Measures to Drug Abuse in Secondary Schools https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/197 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Grace Atemi Ondieki Zacharia Ondieki Mokua Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-18 2024-07-18 How Not To Perish – A Family’s Anecdotes https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/178 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Dorcas Isutsa Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-17 2024-07-17 God of Islam and Christianity: A Comparative Study of the Transcendence of God in The Old Testament and The Qur’an https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/188 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Stephen M. Kim Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-17 2024-07-17 History of HIV and AIDS in Kenya: Evolution and Contemporary Issues https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/181 <p>Kenya is at the cusp of attaining HIV epidemic control. With a four-decade old epidemic, that at its height ravaged through the country with devastating effects at all levels, the foreseeable end is indeed a momentous feat. Yet, as we forge into the future, it would be remiss of us to fail to honour the work and lives of all who in some way contributed to the gains that we see today. The epidemic now calls for new thinking. The challenge is different; and that is to end AIDS as a public health threat sustainably. Written by five authors who served as front line health workers during the height of the HIV epidemic and continue to be involved in the response, this book will appeal to many a reader. Policy makers, educationists, students, scientists, anthropologists, historians, faith and lay communities will all resonate with the book. By providing a historical chronology of events in Kenya’s HIV response, myths and misconceptions, scientific and programmatic advances, the authors provide useful insights into the past, contemporary issues and provide a sneak preview to what the future holds.</p> Dr. Maureen Akolo Dr. Abednego Ongeso Dr. Horatius Musembi Malilu Dr. Wesley Too Dr. Dunstan Achwoka Copyright (c) 2024 Akolo et al. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-17 2024-07-17 Euthanasia: The Right to Live or to Die https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/191 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Mueni Kalola Phyllis Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-17 2024-07-17 History and State of Music Education in Seychelles https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/182 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> John Chitambo Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-17 2024-07-17 Ethnicity in Kenya: A Philosophical Perspective https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/192 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Isaiah Kirui Kiplanga'at Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-17 2024-07-17 ICT Cake https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/175 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Misoi Jonathan Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-17 2024-07-17 Family Influence on Creativity of School Children https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/190 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Syallow Cajertana Makero Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-17 2024-07-17 Introduction to the Grammar of EkeGusii https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/168 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Naom Nyarigoti Victor Ondara Ntabo Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Male Involvement in Gendered Construction of Family Planning Practises https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/151 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Lumayo Mildred Fedha Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Is Inclusion Working for Physically Disabled Students? A Glance into Secondary Schools in Bondo Sub-County of Siaya County, Kenya https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/166 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Phitalis Were Masakhwe Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Integrating Information Communication Technology in Education: Challenges in Rwanda’s Primary Schools https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/171 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Jean Claude Zigama Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Little Seeds of Resilience: An Autobiography https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/154 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Ruth Nabwala Otunga Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Introduction to Penology: Drop the Gun or Pick a Room https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/169 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Ndikaru Wa Teresia Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Malaria and HIV-AIDS: The Impact of their Co-Infection – A Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/152 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Joel Kipkorir Kirinyet Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Kiddie Pack Primer Music Literacy 1 – KPPML 1 (Workbook) https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/162 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Dr. Florence Miya Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Introduction to Victimology: Meaning, Nature & Scope https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/167 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Ndikaru Wa Teresia Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Mama You Have a Guest & Other Poems https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/150 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Wawira Alice Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Linking Non-Performing Loans, Bank Specific and Macroeconomic Factors: The Case of Kenyan Commercial Banks https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/155 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Beatrice Njeru Warue Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Kiddie Pack Primer Music Literacy 3 https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/160 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Dr. Florence Miya Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Job Satisfaction of Distance Education Personnel in Kenya’s Christian Institutions of Higher Learning https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/165 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Rosemary W. Mbogo Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Integration of Christian and Tiriki Death Rituals https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/170 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Beatrice Vugutsa Lukalo Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 A Modern Approach https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/147 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Onditi Elias Patrick Euppa Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Love Made and Cooked in the African Christian Pot https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/153 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Ndung'u John Brown Ikenye Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-16 2024-07-16 Music Instructional Methods and their Impact on Curriculum Implementation: A Case of Selected Secondary Schools in Nairobi County (Kenya) https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/140 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Mochere M. Joyce Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 Mitindo ya Lugha ya Kidijitali katika Facebook https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/145 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Mahero Toboso Bernard Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 Naserian: The Deadly Lullaby Joke https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/138 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Rachel L. Karel Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 Mofofonolojia Linganishi ya Lahaja za Kimaasai: Kenya na Tanzania https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/143 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Alexander S. Maitamei Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 Multilingual Education: Code-Switching, Borrowing and Translation in the Classroom: Hamisi District in Review https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/141 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Mary Khejeri Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 Mining in Kenya: A Socio-Economic and Environmental Case Impact Review https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/146 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Job Kipkurgat Ngetich Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 Nam’monywa Clan of Kenya: A Histo-Cultural and Sociological Perspective https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/139 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Osore Omufulukhani Caleb Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 MMINO WA SETŠO: A Sehananwa Cultural Perspective https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/144 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Madimabe Geoff Mapaya Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 Money is Not the Solution and Other Poems https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/142 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Molly N. Wanyama Copyright (c) 2024 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 Kenya’s Post-election Consultation Discourse: An Analysis of the Discursive Strategies Adopted for Post 2007 Elections https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/163 <p><em>Kenya’s Post-election Consultation Discourse: An Analysis of the Discursive Strategies Adopted for Post 2007 Elections</em> is a documentation of the role of language in the operation of a power-sharing government as a mechanism for conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Conflicts arising out of disputed elections often result in the formation of coalition governments to secure peace and stability. Consequently, mechanisms such as mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and peacekeeping have been employed to restore peace in conflicting states of Africa. This work examines the language in the discourses of Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga as Principals in the 2008 Kenyan Coalition Government. This volume is useful to linguists, state and non-state actors and political scientists as it reveals the extent to which the language choices of political leaders are highly restrained, personalized and mitigated.</p> Margaret Nasambu Barasa Copyright (c) 2022 Margaret N. Barasa https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2022-06-01 2022-06-01 Instructional Immunology: A Textbook for Beginners https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/172 <p>The immune system plays a central role in the mounting of defense for the body. It comprises molecules, cells, tissues, and organs besides the processes that fight off antigenic particles in the body. The defense response provided can either be innate or adaptive. Due to the complexity of the system, often a mixed type of both immunities is elicited in the body. A dysfunctional immune system can lead to the development of disease. These diseases can be acquired or congenitally transferred through genes. Broadly, the diseases can be hypersensitiveness, immunodeficiencies, autoimmunity, and chronic infections in which case the pathogens have not been fully eradicated by the immune system. By extension, the immune system has a bearing in graft rejection as well as repression of tumors. The system can also be a target for therapeutic purposes such as immunotherapy and vaccinology. Vaccines are key therapeutic modalities for infection prevention especially in children and immunocompromised individuals helping to scale down mortality and morbidity. This book provides easy to understood and comprehensive information on the immune system. It elaborates systematically on the various aspects of the system and how it works in a web-like fashion to clear antigens from the body. The book aims to provide an easy understanding of the immune system especially for beginners.</p> Michael N. Walekhwa Filex Otieno Copyright (c) 2022 Walekhwa & Otieno https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2022-06-01 2022-06-01 Kurunzi ya Sarufi ya Kiswahili – Shule za Upili https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/158 <p>Kitabu hiki kimeandikwa kwa ustadi ili kumwezesha mwanafunzi kumudu mtaala mpya unaolenga umilisi wa lugha kwa njia sahihi na yenye mvuto ili kukidhi mahitaji ya wanafunzi kulingana na maelekezo ya Wizara ya Elimu. Kitabu hiki vile vile kimeshugulikia mada mbalimbali kwa namna ambayo kitamwezesha mwanafunzi kuelewa kikamilifu mada husika. Mada zote zinahusu sarufi kwa shule za upili kuanzia Kidato cha Kwanza hadi cha Nne. Mada hizi zimeshugulikiwa kwa uangalifu na kwa umakinifu ili kumjenga mwanafunzi kwa kumpa nafasi ya umilisi wa lugha ya Kiswahili. Kuna mifano na mazoezi anuawi zitakazomwezesha mwalimu kupima umilisi wa mwanafunzi kutoka katika mada mbali mbali za lugha. Mbinu mbali mbali zimetumika kama vile mifano na kujadili hoja. Mbinu hizi zitamsaidia mwanafunzi kuelewa mada kwa njia rahisi zaidi.</p> Erick Ochieng' Copyright (c) 2022 Eric Ochieng’ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2022-06-01 2022-06-01 Entrepreneurship: What Women Entrepreneurs and Any Small-Scale Trader Need in Order to Succeed https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/193 <p>This book addresses issues that impede entrepreneurship development amongst women with a view to suggesting solutions that can improve entrepreneurial activities and create more employment opportunities in Kenya. It further highlights issues that may influence policy frameworks by providing insights to critical aspects of women-owned and or managed small businesses which need urgent attention by governments and the entrepreneurs themselves by changing attitudes, shaping opinions, proposing good practices and entrepreneurial culture in Kenya. The author proposes a model of women entrepreneurship that incorporates the theory of entrepreneurial scorecard, social economic characteristics and balanced scorecard to the existing theories of human capital and assesses their influence on enterprise performance. <em>Entrepreneurshp</em> also points out pathways leading to stimulating and supporting further research in women entrepreneurship.</p> Dr. Hannah Orwa Bula (Ph.D) Copyright (c) 2021 Hannah Bula https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2021-07-17 2021-07-17 Human Resource Management: People Issues at the Workplace – A Global Perspective https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/176 <p>This book is offered to human resource practitioners both in the private and public sector and to teachers of human resource management in the hope that it will help our organizations and students understand the complexity in the management of people issues in organizations and identify how to surmount the challenges with a view to improving performance of organizations. In writing this book, it is my belief that the grey issues in the field of human resource management will be well articulated as this book aims at laying a firm foundation on the theories, practices and contextual issues that are relevant to the aspiring and practicing Human Resource practitioners either in the business environment or in Not for Profit making organizations that are handling people issues.</p> Dr. Hannah Orwa Bula (Ph.D) Copyright (c) 2021 Hannah Bula https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2021-07-17 2021-07-17 Kiddie Pack Primer Music Literacy 4 https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/159 <p><em>Kiddie Pack Primer Music Literacy 4 (KPPML 4)</em> is a workbook based on basic music theory course at Almond Musical Arts School (AMAS). The course introduces a child to music theory in a simple, fun and systematic manner for a great music literacy foundation. The book can be used by children and adults alike who are interested in having a strong music literacy foundation.</p> Dr. Florence Miya Copyright (c) 2021 Florence Miya https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2021-06-01 2021-06-01 Government Funding of Public Universities In Kenya https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/187 <p>Despite the role of universities in teaching, undertaking research, and training of skilled manpower for economic development, universities in developing countries like Kenya face financial crises. In this regard, Dr. Kipchumba sets out to reveal the mediating role of students’ enrolment on the relationship between government funding and improvements in college outcomes among public universities in Kenya. The author observes that government funding is highly related to graduation rates in public universities and the relationship between government funding and the public university students’ graduation rates is positive although weak. Likewise, the relationship between government funding and public university college development index is positive but weak too. This book is a must-read for university administrators, educational policy makers, and students of educational administration and management and economics of education in Kenya and beyond.</p> Simon Kibet Kipchumba Copyright (c) 2019 Simon Kipchumba https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2019-07-17 2019-07-17 Lighting the Community in Diversified Spheres: An Autobiography https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/156 <p>Ex- Councillor Hon. Willis Abnery Osango Ebole was born and raised in a humble Christian family. His love, passion, and desire for Christ developed and propelled him into church leadership at the local church, district, and national levels. He was a genius who proved his prowess in the entire academic journey. He enrolled for day school (nursery) education at Esibila, then primary school at Esalwa where he passed his Common Entrance Examination (CEE) in class four. This enabled him to join Emusire Junior Secondary School in class five where he sat and passed his Kenya African Preliminary Examination (KAPE). He would later enrol for form one and two in the same school where he sat for Kenya African Secondary School Examination (KASSE) and consequently passed. He was later admitted at St. Mary’s School Yala that was to see him through form three and four and sit for Cambridge School Certificate Examinations (CSCE). Nevertheless, things went haywire when lack of school fees saw him discontinue his studies. He then went for training at Siriba Teachers’ Training College. Upon graduation, he taught in several schools for eight years before quitting to join county leadership and later charged with various roles. He served for close to 27 years and retired. Thereafter, he seriously embarked on active politics and successfully clinched the West Bunyore Ward seat as a Councillor. He served for two terms from 1992- 2002 then officially retired from active politics. He currently has a good standing in the society as a consultant on leadership, church, and cultural matters. This autobiography stands out to be a memorable monument to be checked out!</p> Willis Abnery Osango Ebole Copyright (c) 2019 Willis A. O. Ebole https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2019-07-01 2019-07-01 Kiddie Pack Primer Music Literacy 2 – KPPML 2 (Workbook) https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/161 <p><em>Kiddie Pack Primer Music Literacy 2 (KPPML 2)</em> is a workbook based on basic music theory course at Almond Musical Arts School (AMAS). The course introduces a child to music theory in a simple, fun and systematic manner for a great music literacy foundation. The book can be used by children and adults alike who are interested in having a strong music literacy foundation.</p> Dr. Florence Miya Copyright (c) 2019 Florence Miya https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2019-06-01 2019-06-01 Institutional Challenges in the Implementation of Free Primary Education https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/174 <p>This book provides the mechanics of dealing with pertinent issues in the implementations of free primary education noting that the success of any programme is anchored on successful administration. The writer first establishes the core position of education in human resource mobilization which in itself is mandatory for development in any society. He then proceeds to trace the historical and philosophical basis for the implementation of free primary education programme in the country and the various stages this implementation has passed through. The core of the book closely interrogates this implementation within one of the most vulnerable categories – the ASAL community. The work therefore situates itself within the most critical and challenging circumstances for the implementation. In view of the fact that this is a continuing process, the author examines some of the factors which may hinder the successful implementation and what needs to be done to address them. The book is therefore a useful resource for scholars as well as programme planners and implementers of educational programmes, especially free primary education, within the communities which have a wide range of challenges. The book is also rich in information that many practicing head teachers, educational administrators, quality assurance officers and the Teachers Service Commission will find very useful in carrying out their duties.</p> Reuben Koima Kenei Copyright (c) 2017 Reuben Kenei https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2017-07-17 2017-07-17 Hope in the Wilderness: An Autobiography https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/179 <p><em>Hope in the Wilderness</em> is a book about the life of David Gilbert Bwire. An autobiography, the book narrates the early life of Bwire who comes out as a man who has gone through trials and tribulations while trying to find a life in a very harsh family background surrounded by poverty in a polygamous society. It is also a book that illuminates his childhood life as a son from a polygamous family. This was a rough patch for Bwire who, due to economic hardships, had an unbearable and drastic migration that saw him at one point being forced to leave his home and start a new life at his stepmother, Rosemary Nangira, and his aunt, Florence Orima’s home. In addition, the author takes the reader though his education life. Here, Bwire expounds on the challenges he has encountered in his academic journey and his struggles to overcome them. The author shows how he managed, against all odds, to shrug off the burdens that come with being a child fisherman to attain high academic credentials. The reader will be inspired by Bwire’s account on how he used to source school fees from fishing in the waters of Lake Victoria known as Bumbe Beach Port. <em>Hope in the Wilderness</em> speaks about light, strength, grace, favour and protection of God in times of trouble. The book is an inspiration to all that anyone passing through trials, tribulations and challenges that perforate life should focus on the Lord for it is only from Him that Hope is found.</p> David Gilbert Bwire Copyright (c) 2017 David Bwire https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2017-07-17 2017-07-17 History of New Testament Church of God – Kenya https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/180 <p>The Church of God began in 1886 with only 8 men and now the church is all over the world. Looking back where we have come from, we cannot be silent to thank God for this far as we celebrate 40 years since we were established in Kenya. The church is built on a very sound declaration of faith, the best doctrinal and practical commitment. The church administrative structure has made its growth with emphasis on unity, love, care and great faith in the biblical principles. This historical book is versioned by the current Seventy National Administrative Bishop Dr. David Gilbert Bwire. The church is divided into six regions as follows: North Central region under the Regional Bishop and National Secretary, Samuel Wainaina; Nairobi region under the Regional Bishop and National Treasurer, Dickson Tito Mwalili; The Coast region under the Regional Bishop and National Education Coordinator, Benea Alukwe Amakhungu; The Western region under the Regional Bishop and National Prayer coordinator, Simon Ngure Ben; The North Western region under the Regional Bishop, Protus Pamba Orima; and the Nyanza region under the Regional Bishop and National Convention Coordinator, Paul Obadha Ohuare. The church has over 28 Districts under District overseers and over 200 churches under pastors and a current population of over 8900 membership spread all over the country with the national headquarters at Karen, Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa).</p> David Gilbert Bwire Copyright (c) 2017 David Bwire https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2017-07-17 2017-07-17 Mbinu za Kufundishia Kiswahili katika K21 https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/149 <p>Kitabu hiki kinachunguza vipengele vya kimsingi vya ufunzaji na ujifunzaji wa Kiswahili kama Lugha ya Pili (L2). Baadhi ya yale yaliyoshughulikiwa ni: Lugha, Nadharia za Ufundishaji wa Lugha ya Pili, Uandalizi wa somo, Tathmini, Sera ya Lugha ya Kiswahili, Mbinu za Kufundishia, Nyenzo za Kufundishia, Kufundisha Masuala Ibuka kwa Kiswahili, Stadi ya Kusikiliza na Kuzungumza, Kusoma, Kuandika pamoja na Sarufi na Matumizi ya Lugha. Kitabu hiki ni kielelezo kifaacho kwa walimu wanaofundisha Kiswahili na wanafunzi wa kiswahili katika vyuo. Kinazingatia kwa kina yaliyomo katika silabasi za viwango mbalimbali na kupendekeza njia na mbinu zinazoweza kutumika wakati wa kufundisha.</p> Rachel Koross Felicity Murunga Copyright (c) 2017 Koross na Murunga https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 Objectivity Under Trial https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/137 <p>Objectivity, fairness and sensitivity to cohesion and mutual interaction are key tenets that need to embraced particularly when reporting in highly charged situations. <em>Objectivity Under Trial</em>is an analytical interpretation of the news stories that were published by <em>The Daily Nation</em> and <em>Kenya Times</em> during the ethnic clashes that were witnessed in Kenya in 1993 and 1998, respectively. This coverage witnessed unconscious polarization of the readers in terms of those who were affected and those who were perceived to fan violence. The author demonstrates that it is imperative to inculcate the principles of objectivity and fairness especially in a conflict situation such as the one witnessed in the specified period and even in 2007/08 when Kenya faced a similar situation. This book is resourceful to journalism students, media practitioners and general news readers.</p> Moses M. Wanyama Copyright (c) 2017 Mose M. Wanyama https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2017-01-06 2017-01-06 History and Culture of the Bukusu of Western Kenya: Reflections on the Community’s Rituals, Music and Dance, c. 1900-2015 https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/183 <p>This is the first book to discuss the history of music and dance among the Bukusu. It begins with an outline history of the Abaluyia before delving into the cultural changes that have occurred in Bukusu music and dance from AD 1900-2015. Birth, initiation, marriage and death rituals of Babukusu and the accompanying musical performances are discussed in detail. These mirror changes in the musical traditions of most Luyia sub-nations. The author comprehensively analyses the effects of globalization and the influence of Christianity, colonialism, acculturation and the post- colonial socio-economic, political and cultural dynamics on the musical activities and rituals of the society. Insights into innovations and media technologies which greatly impacted African music and dance traditions are given. This book will be of great interest to historians, anthropologists, ethnomusicologists and cultural enthusiasts.</p> Barasa M. Wekesa Copyright (c) 2016 Barasa Wekesa https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2016-07-17 2016-07-17 Heavenly Hurt https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/184 <p>All of the poems in the collection have been written since the untimely and sudden passing of the poet’s father in 2010 at the age of 68 and, while only three of them (“How Like My Father’s Hands…”, “King of Fife” and “Casole”) deal with this subject directly, many, if not all of the others, can trace their emotional and spiritual roots back to that event, however remotely or circuitously.</p> <p>The poet lists Seamus Heaney, John Keats, Phillip Larkin, Emily Dickinson, and Billy Collins among his favourites and his chief influences. The first two probably explain the preponderance of the sonnet form in this collection, although throughout there are other poems that are equally “structured” in one way or another, from the cryptic numerical significances of “Pauline” and “On Reading to Kill a Mockingbird to my Daughter”, for example, to the more obviously concrete approach in “Antiode”. In addition, there are unashamed homages like “Vanity” (Billy Collins) and “In Emily Dickinson’s Poetry” (Emily Dickinson!). As well as the inspiration of other poets, readers will recognise the influence of an African context, a Christian /Catholic faith and a Scottish heritage, as well as a pervading sense of pathos that is surely attributable to the premature loss of a beloved father.</p> Steve Lang Copyright (c) 2016 Steve Lang https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2016-07-17 2016-07-17 Instructional Communication Practices: A Guide to Effective Learning and Teaching https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/173 <p>The 21st century learner has had much exposure to information through new information technologies and, in most cases, they are much ahead of the teacher. This therefore calls for new approaches to classroom instruction. Tanui, Choge and Ndegwa discuss new approaches to teaching and learning aimed at making the teacher more informed and a better instructional planner. The authors also seek to make learners active and motivated participants in the learning process. This book maintains that, it is the learner who receives, interprets and gives meaning to the information from the teacher. Therefore, the main function of a teacher is to guide learners through activities to enable them construct the intended learning outcome(s).</p> <p>This book also highlights on the classroom environment and how it affects learning. The teacher needs to manage the class environment to provide safety and sense of belonging to learners. The book brings out these into perspective based on the need for emotional, cognitive and social support for the learner. In addition, the book discusses the importance of feedback during instruction. This is achieved through formative and summative approaches. This book also sheds light on special needs learning, a vital element since most education systems have integrated handicapped learners into the regular system. There is therefore need to make all teachers acquire skills for the whole class of students. To add to the growing corpus on the teaching profession, the authors also discuss the attributes of the profession. The professional aspects are needed in this profession to bring back the adage “teaching is a noble profession” which will remind teachers of their valuable position in the world today. This is thus a conclusive book giving balanced content for students, teachers and general public.</p> Edward Kiptabut Tanui Ruth Jepkemboi Choge Lucy Wanjira Ndegwa Copyright (c) 2015 Tanui et al https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 How to Manage Househelps: Developing Productive Relationships with Helpers [Second Edition] https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/177 <p>This booklet focuses on helping employers manage their helpers effectively. It is designed as a manual to be used by professional women and by formal or informal women groups. Reflection exercises will facilitate application in real life settings. The author’s passion is to empower people to operate in their full potential. She has over 20 years of experience with full time house helps / domestic workers and writes as an informed employer, caring mother, committed spouse and a career woman.</p> Rosemary W. Mbogo Copyright (c) 2015 Rosemary Mbogo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 Headteachers’ Response to the “Marketing Concept”: Schools in England and Reflections on Kenya’s Educational System https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/185 <p>Abstract Text Here</p> Henry Kiptiony Kiplangat Copyright (c) 2015 Henry Kiplangat https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 GUIDE DIDACTIQUE DE L’ENSEIGNEMENT DU FRANÇAIS LANGUE ETRANGERE ET SECONDE: Manuel à l’intention des enseignants et futurs enseignants du niveau secondaire et universitaire https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/186 <p>This teaching guide is designed for teachers and prospective teachers of French as a foreign and second language. It is a result of numerous complaints expressed by practitioners in the field of teaching French. There is proof that French teachers lack training in different areas such as: lesson preparation from a basic text, understanding and learning French language linguistic structures and/or grammar; lesson preparation in reading and vocabulary. It aims to fill such gaps for effective and efficient teaching of French. The guide is useful in that through its content, users will realize that each lesson of each sub- branch in French is prepared and taught differently from one another and each has its procedure. By using this educational guide, users will be in a position to formulate specific operational objectives that are observable and measurable, assimilate general principles of teaching French, apply each of these principles in designing and planning of lessons, choose the mode, teaching method, process, technology and resources based on the objectives and the group involved, among others. It is expected that the book will stimulate interest and further discussion among practitioners and researchers in the field of French as a foreign and second language.</p> Muteba Kazadi Isidore Kalangi Caroline Copyright (c) 2014 Kazadi & Kalangi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 Journey into Madness & Other Poems https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/164 <p><em>Journey into Madness</em> is a welcome entry in the African creative and literary landscape that will not only be a major contribution to the growth and development of the poetic genre in the region, but more importantly, will generate heated debates on the value and role of verse versus other creative genres in the contemporary situation. The anthology is deliberately partitioned per overarching thematic concerns, which revolve around the everyday experiences and conditions in our current society: religion, love, politics, war, betrayal and culture among others. The three poets bring their different styles of poetic construction to bear on their finished products, thereby offering the necessary variety vital in an anthology and making it quite rich both in terms of form and of material content. It appeals to a wide variety of readers, from the secondary school student to university scholars, and to all lovers of poetry all over the world. It effectively debunks the myth that writing good poetry is for a select few, and clearly demonstrates it can be done merely by being an aficionado. This is an anthology that provokes a reevaluation of the significance currently placed on poetry – in relation to the other literary genres – in Kenya today.</p> Tobias Otieno Odongo T. Michael Mboya Kelvin Karani Copyright (c) 2014 Odongo, et al. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 Focused Mathematics: A KCSE Revision Guide https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/189 <p><em>Focused Mathematics: A KCSE Revision Guide</em> is a highly recommended resource book that promotes excellent grades in Mathematics among High School students. The book is purposely organized in Topical chapters covering the syllabus, which in turn enables the student to do focused topical revision on all examinable topics while fast-tracking revision. Focused and regular practice will help students retain the prior knowledge with less effort and less stress as they build up their understanding in the subject. It is perfect for individual use as well as Math group discussions.</p> Jayne Nasimiyu Wasike Copyright (c) 2013 Jayne Wasike https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 Life and Work of Four African Composers with Reference to the Influence of Luo Traditional Music and Dance https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/157 <p>The book contains data relating to the life and work of four African Composers, with reference to the influence of Luo traditional music and dance. The author shows how, through a process of diffusion, the four composers of the Luo <em>thum</em> (as it is known today) like many of their colleagues, have re-interpreted and re-invented material from the music and dance styles of the different cultures and traditions that have invaded the Luo since the beginning of the 20th century. He attempts to show how their work is related to the structure of their society. <em>Jothumbe</em> (of the lineage of musical instruments or the owners of musical instruments) as the composers are known, represent a specialized group of music makers whose main duties are similar to those of <em>jowend kong’o </em>(those who sing at beer parties). Besides providing music for entertainment, they serve as indirect controllers of behaviour of members of the community. This they do not do by participating in formal judicial deliberations of the community but rather, through their music, by exposing for public scrutiny, behaviours of any individual or group which strain or strengthen the bonds of social organization. It is important to note that the Luo <em>thum</em> in its early form was used to accompany beer songs at beer parties, and the development and the changes through which it has undergone reflect socio-economic changes that have invaded the Luo territory. This book is quite resourceful to ethnomusicologists and scholars interested in cultural studies.</p> Charles Nyakiti Orawo Copyright (c) 2013 Charles Nyakiti Orawo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2013-06-01 2013-06-01