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Dr Carren Nyang’anyi Nyandiba

Position/Designation: HOD, Languages, Linguistics and Literature Department​


Phone: +254-722647823

     Email: cnyandiba@rongovarsity.ac.ke


Academic Qualifications

A holder of Doctor of Philosophy in Kiswahili from Moi University (2013), a Master of Arts in Kiswahili from Egerton University (2005) and A Bachelor of Education from Moi University (1994) 

Work experience

I have over 24 years teaching experience having taught Kiswahili at university and high school levels. Currently a Senior lecturer of Kiswahili at Rongo University. Previously taught Kiswahili at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, as well as a teacher with the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC)

Honours and Awards

Got a grant to attend three weeks training on research Methodology for PhD students, organized by the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 2nd and 18th May 2011.  Also honored to attended an Institute organized by Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, in Dakar Senegal, theme between 7th and 25th February 2011 

Proffessional Affiliation

An active member of Chama Cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA) as well as Chama Cha Kiswahili cha Afrika Mashariki (CHAKAMA) 


  1. Women, Politics, Lamguage Shift and Maintenance in Kenya: Case of Lullogoli in Diglossic Uriri Sub County, Kenya. ( With Nabeta, K. N. Sangili and Sangai Mohochi, Published in The International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, )ISSN 2321 919 X Vol 8, No 3. 2019
  1. Uchanganuzi wa Muziki uliopendwa na Muziki wa Kisasa. (Published in Mwanga wa Lugha, )ISSN 2412-6993 Vol 3, No 1. 2019 ( Pgs 63-74)
  1. Utohozi kama Mkakati wa Mawasiliano katika Mazungumzo kuhusu Ukimwi katika Ekegusii. ( Published in Mwanga wa Lugha, )ISSN 2412-6993 Vol 2, No 1. 2019 ( Pgs 33-44)
  1. Kenyan Technical Students’ Views on the Role of Kiswahili in Technical Education. (With Mutuku Kavoi and Sangai Mohochi. Published by the International Journal of Innovative Research and Development. ISSN2278-0211 Vol 8 No. 2019
  1. Tafsiri na Maendeleo ya Utafiti nchini Kenya: (Chapter in a book published by Daud Publishing Company entitled “NADHARIA ZA TAFSIRI; UKALIMANI NA UUNDAJI WA ISTILAHI.” ISBN no 978-9976-9935-1-6., 2017
  1. Uhasi Wazi Wa Maudhui Katika Tamthilia Teule Za Kiswahili Nchini Kenya.(With David Masinde Wanyonyi .Published in Journal of Education and Practice www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online) Vol.7, No.14, 2016
  1. Taasisi ya Elimu ya Kenya na Maendeleo ya Kiswahili: Mwelekeo mpya kupitia Teknohama. (Chapter in a book published by Focus Publishers entitled “UKUZAJI WA KISWAHILI, DHIMA NA MAJUKUMU YA ASASI MBALIMBALI”. ISBN no 9966-01-211-9 -2014).
  1. Ong’eng’o for HIV/AIDS Education in Kisii, Kenya. (Published in the Kenya Journal of

Musical Arts,KAMAE. ISSN no 2306-0549 volume 2, 2014.) 

  1. Mass Media, the church and the quest for peace in Africa. (With Lydia Anyonje, Published in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS). July 2013, Vol 3 no 14(ISSN no 2220-8488 (print) 2221-0989 (online)
  1. Silencing the Epidemic: Stories from Herbal Clinics in Kenya. (Published in the Journal of Emerging Trends in Education Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS) April 2013, Vol 4 no 2) ISSN no 2141-6990.
  1. Stepping on a Live wire: Metaphors for HIV/AIDS risk reduction among the Abagusii of Kenya. (Published in the International Journal for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction (IJDMRR), November 2013, Vol 5 no 1 ISSN no 1992-2744)


  1. Mazoezi ya Kufunzia Lugha katika Elimu ya Chekechea: A book Chapter accepted in a book entitled Nadharia, Mikakati na Mbinu za Ufundishaji wa Kiswahili Karne ya 21. Book to be Published by Oxford University Press


  1. Kiswahili, Media and Communication (Book to be co- authored)
  2. Research in Higher Education (Book chapter)