The Vice Chancellor Professor Wainaina, the Chief Guest The First Secretary Political Affairs First Secretary Security and Rule of Law at the Embassy of The Kingdom of Netherlands to Nairobi Kenya, and The Head of Cameroonian Diplomatic Mission in Kenya Dr Vivian Nain Kuma, joined in a group photo by other guests, the University Management Team and the those who contributed chapters to the book.
Courtesy Call Group Photo, at the Centre is the Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University, Professor Paul Wainaina, to his immediate right is Ms Kirtsten Hommes, The First Secretary for Political Affairs at the Embassy of The Kingdom of Netherlands to Nairobi Kenya, following by The Dean of the School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies, Prof. Lucy Maina, and The Registrar Corporate Affairs, Professor Grace Bunyi. To the Vice Chancellor’s immediate left is The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Outreach Professor Frederick Gravenir, followed by The Chairperson, of the Department of International Relations, Conflict & Strategic Studies Dr Felistus Kinyanjui and Dr James Nyawo, a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Conflict & Strategic Studies. [23 August 2019]
Courtesy Call to the Vice Challencor, Professor Paul Wainaina, far left is Professor Frederick Gravenir, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Outreach (RIO), followed by Prof. Lucy Maina, The Dean of the School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies and Dr Felistus Kinyanjui, The Chairperson, Department of International Relations, Conflict and Strategic Studies and Dr James Nyawo, Co-editor of the book and Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Conflict and Strategic Studies, 23 August 2019.
MAJOR GENERAL SAMUEL NANDWA, DEPUTY CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES INTRODUCES SENIOR KENYA MILITARY ACADEMY TO PROF. PAUL WAINAINA, VICE CHANCELLOR KENYATTA UNIVERSITY.
SENIOR KENYA MILITARY ACADEMY STAFF ALONGSIDE THEIR COUNTERPARTS FROM KENYATTA UNIVERSITY JOIN THE CHIEF GUEST MAJOR GENERAL SAMUEL NANDWA AND PROF. PAUL WAINAINA, VICE CHANCELLOR KENYATTA UNIVERSITY IN SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM DURING THE MATRICULATION CEREMONY FOR KMA-07 HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY'S AMPHITHEATRE
Kenyatta University - Hosted International Criminal Law Experts to discuss the prospects, challenges and the future of International Criminal Justice in Africa since the Adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998. 23-24 September 2018.
Professor Viktor Marsai, from the National University of Public Service Budapest, Hungary delivering a Public Lecture on the Security situation in the Horn of Africa, at Kenyatta University, School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies, Staff members and post-graduate students.
Kenyatta University Post-Graduate Students Attended United Nations Day Celebrations – at the United Nations Office in Nairobi Kenya.
 

Title/Qualifications: PhD
Department/Unit/Section:  Security and Correctional Science
Contact Address: 43844-00100 Nairobi
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Position: Lecturer 
Areas of Specialization: Criminology, Penology and Rehabilitation of Offenders
ORCID:  https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0002-2170-2517
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I am a University of Nairobi trained Criminologist - a Crime and Offender Rehabilitation expert. I hold a PhD and Master of Arts Degrees in Criminology, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Public Administration and a Distinction Diploma in Criminology and Social Order, all from the University of Nairobi.  I served the Kenya Prisons Service as a senior officer for over ten years before venturing into full time university teaching. Besides Kenyatta University, I have taught Criminology, Security Management and Sociology courses at the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and Mount Kenya University. I am a member of Professional Criminologists Association of Kenya (PCAK), Criminological Society of Africa (CRIMSA), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and Western Society of Criminology (WSC).

Area of Specialization:

  • Criminology
  • Reformation and Rehabilitation of Offenders

Research Interest Areas

  • Criminological Issues.
  • Penology and Rehabilitation of offenders.
  • Security concerns.
  • Drug and Substance Abuse related Issues.
  • Police and Prison matters.

Publications 

Published Books from the Latest

  • January 2018- Published a book titled “Readings in Criminology and Security Studies: A compilation of Journal Papers” (ISBN 978-9966-814-69-2) Designed and printed by Kenyatta University Press (KUP).
  • September 2013-Published a book titled “Challenges Facing the Control of Drugs and Substance Abuse in Prisons” (ISBN 978-3-659-46266-5) by a Germany based international publishing company-LAMBERT ACADEMIC PUBLISHING (LAP).The book cover can be viewed by clicking https://www.lap-publishing.com//system/covergenerator/build/91832.

Learning Materials developed for Different Universities from the Latest

  • April, 2021, I developed e-learning module titled ‘Comparative Justice Systems’ for the students studying Security and Correction Science at Kenyatta University.
  • January, 2021, I developed e-learning module titled ‘Criminal Justice System’ for the students studying Security and Correction Science at Kenyatta University.
  • October, 2020, I developed e-learning module on Criminology; a third-year course for students studying Criminology and Security Studies at Egerton University.
  •  November, 2019, I developed a module titled ‘Prison Management, Reforms and Rehabilitation’ for Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) under Kenyatta University.
  • November, 2019, I developed a module titled ‘Development and Management of Prison Enterprises’ for Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) under Kenyatta University.
  • April, 2018, I developed e-learning module on Victimology; a Post Graduate    Diploma unit in Probation Practice and Correctional Studies Programme offered at Egerton University for probation officers.
  • September, 2017, I developed e-learning module on Security Investigations; a fourth-year course for students studying Criminology and Security Studies at Egerton University.

Published Journal Papers from the Latest

  • John Onyango Omboto, Gidraph G Wairire and Mike Chepkong’a (2020) The profile of recidivists in Kenya: The case of prisoners at Nairobi county prison institutions. South African Journal of Criminal Justice, Volume 33 Issue 3, p. 708 – 730
    https://doi.org/10.47348/SACJ/v33/i3a10 ISSN:1996-2118 
  • Rono, J K., Mwagi, S W., & Omboto, J. (2020). Analysis of the Capacity of Prison Security Structures on Inmate Escape Prevention in Nakuru Main Prison, Kenya. A Perspective of Junior Prison Officers. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 7(7) 843-851.
  • Njoroge, P., Mwagi, W., & Omboto, J. (2020). Effects of Prison Reforms on Reformation of Inmates in Nyandarua County Prisons, Kenya. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 7(7) 630-639.
  • Wasonga Willis, Mwangi Wokabi & Omboto John (2019). Impeded Parenthood: An analysis of the link between prisoners’ coping mechanisms and reformation at Embu prison, - Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary, ISSN: 2320-5083, Volume 7, Issue 5, June 2019.
  • Ongere, I., Mukhwana, F., & Omboto, J. (2019). Strategies Adopted by The Adventist Centre In Enhancing Livelihood Sustainability Among Beneficiaries in Kibagare Slum. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 6(5) 122-127.
  • Wasonga Willis, Mwangi Wokabi, Omboto John (2019) Effect of Impeded Parenthood on Reformation of Offenders at Embu Prison, - IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 24, Issue 4, Ser. 2 (April. 2019) 65-77 e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. iosrjournals.org
  • Omboto, J.O (2019) Ineffective Policing in Kenya: Causes and Alleviation, African Journal of Law and Criminology, -AJLC Vol. 9 No. Pp 27-36 ISSN 2045-8525 (Online) ISSN-2045-8401(Print) Publishers: Century Publications, United Kingdom. Website: centurypublications.com.
  • Maratu, M., Mwangi, W., & Omboto, J. (2018). Practice of Kenyan Legal Codes and the Effective Application of Informal Controls and Sanctions in Maintaining Social Order. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 5(10) 30-36.
  • Omboto, J.O (2018) Economic Crimes:  Factors Responsible for Rampant Fraud and Corruption in Kenya, Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 5(10) 88-94.
  • Kimotho, F., Mwangi, W., & Omboto, J (2018) Effects of Occupational Strain among Police Officers to the General Security of a Community: A Case of Murang’a Town, Murang’a County, Kenya’ Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 5(9) 186-192.
  • Omboto, J.O, Wairire, G, Chepkong’a, M (2018) Linkages between Punishment and Recidivism in Kenya: Analysis of Factors Influencing Re-convictions in Kenya, IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 23, Issue 4, Ver. 7 (April. 2018) Pp 21-29. e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. Journal Weblink- iosrjournals.org.
  • Omboto, J.O, Wairire, G, Chepkong’a, M (2018) Linkages between Punishment and Recidivism in Kenya: Analysis of Typology and Severity of Recidivists’ Crimes, The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies (ISSN 2321-9203) Volume 6, Issue 4, Pp 62-67. Journal Weblink-www.theijhss.com.
  • Omboto, J.O (2018) Alternative Strategies against Mal-functioning Criminal Justice System in Ensuring Security in Kenya, Academic Journals- Conference Proceedings.
  • Omboto, J.O (2017) The Nexus between Social Stigma and Crime, The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies (ISSN 2321-9203) Volume 5, Issue 7, Pp 240-244. Journal Weblink-www.theijhss.com.
  • Omboto, J.O (2015) The capital offenders’ punishment and Death Sentence Dilemma in Kenya, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences Volume 4 No 9, Pp.95-98. Journal Weblink-www.ijsk.org/ijrss.
  • Omboto, J.O (2013) Social Control and Crime Escalation in Kenya, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences Volume 3 No 3, Pp. 52-57. Journal Weblink-www.ijsk.org/ijrss.               
  • Omboto, J.O (2013) Poverty and Greed in Perspective on Crimes, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences Volume 2 No.4, Pp.34-38. Journal Weblink-www.ijsk.org/ijrss.
  • Omboto, J.O (2013) The Paradox of Prison Reforms, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences Volume 2 No.3, Pp.44-47. Journal Weblink-www.ijsk.org/ijrss.
  • Omboto, J.O (2013) The challenges facing Rehabilitation of prisoners in Kenya and the mitigation strategies, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences Volume 2 No.2, Pp.39-43. Journal Weblink-www.ijsk.org/ijrss.
  • Omboto, J.O, Ondiek, G, Odera, O, Ayugi, M.E (2013) Factors Influencing Youth Crime and Juvenile Delinquency, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences Volume 2, Pp. 18-21. Journal Weblink-www.ijsk.org/ijrss.   

Researches

  • In the year, 2014- 2020 – I Conducted research on recidivism at Kamiti Male and Langata Women prison institutions for a PhD course. The thesis titled is An Analysis of the Linkage between Punishment and Recidivism among Prisoners in Nairobi County-Kenya.” 
  • In the year, 2010- Conducted research on the Challenges facing control of drugs and substances in prison institutions in Kenya for a master’s degree course. The research titled “Challenges Facing the Control of Drugs and Substances Use and Abuse in Prisons in Kenya: The case of Kamiti Prison.”
  • In the year, 2003-   Conducted research on young offenders’ penal institution for an undergraduate course. The project titled “Kamiti Youth Corrective Training Centre; Kenya’s penal institution of its own kind.”

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