Dr. Taji Isindu Shivachi

Position/Designation:Lecturer of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences


Phone: +254-723800158

     Email: taji.shivachi@rongovarsity.ac.ke



Academic Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology; Master of Arts in Sociology; Bachelor of Arts in International Relation, Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Public Policy and Administration

Additional Professional Qualifications in:

Strategic Management; Data Management and Analysis; Module Writing for Distance Learning; Computer Graphics; HIV Management; Training of Trainers

Working Experience: 

Dr. Shivachi has been teaching at University since 2013. Before 2013, he taught in middle level colleges since 2007, rising to the position of principal.  Prior to venturing into teaching, Dr. Shivachi worked as a project officer in the NGO sector for more than eight years, where he gained experience in health programming; training and research.

Career Summary

Dr. Shivachi is a lecturer of the Sociology of Health, with a special interest gender and sociological theory. He is a researcher, with vast experience in research, specializing evaluation research, public health, and gender. He also has extensive hands-on knowledge in project implementation, having been project leader and team member in many projects. The combination of research expertise and field experience accords gives him a very good command of development administration and evaluation. He is also well-versed in strategic planning and evaluation of strategic plans.  

Membership in Professional Associations:

  1. Christian Scientific Association of Kenya (Secretary, Rongo University Chapter)
  2. Gerontology Association of Kenya

Research Interests

Maternal Health; Gender; Public Policy;

Key strengths

Evaluation research; Development of Strategic Plans; Policy analysis;  Health programming; Social network analysis and power mapping.

Ongoing Research Projects

Assessment of Medical documentation in selected Kenyan prisons;

Analysis of Healthcare challenges for inmates in Kenyan prisons;

Analysis of the drivers of violent extremism and terrorist recruitment in the Coast and North Eastern regions of Kenya;   


Shivachi, T.I. and Otengah, W.A.P (2017) Socio-economic determinants of maternal healthcare seeking behaviour in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi, Kenya: the Case of Korogocho slums.

Otengah, W.A.P and Shivachi, T.I. (2017) Patterns of utilization of maternal healthcare services in Korogocho informal settlement, Nairobi, Kenya.

Shivachi, T.I. (2013) The Role of Ethnomedicine in the Provision of Primary Health Care: The Case of Iguhu Location, Kakamega County.

Shivachi, T.I. (2016) Barriers to the implementation of community mental health-care in Kenya.

Shivachi, T.I; Otengah, Sidha, Z.O and Ayabei, C. (2019) Exploring Beliefs and Knowledge about Maternal Health: The Case of Women in Korogocho Slums, Nairobi

Shivachi, T.I; Sidha, Z.O and Ayabei, C. (2019) An Assessment of Gender Responsiveness of Service Delivery in County Governments in Kenya: The Case of Siaya County     

Conference Papers

Shivachi, T.I. Barriers to the implementation of community mental health-care in Kenya. Presented at Pwani University, 2016

Shivachi, T.I. An Assessment of the Level of Knowledge on Children’s Rights among Parents and Caregivers in rural Kenya: the Case of Rongo Sub-County, Migori County . Presented at Egerton University, 2017

Shivachi, T.I. and Otengah, W.A.P. An Assessment of the Level of Knowledge of Obstetric Danger Signs among Women in Korogocho Slums, Nairobi, Kenya. Presented at Rongo University, 2018         

Shivachi, T.I. and Otengah, W.A.P. Devolution and Gender Responsive Service Delivery: The Case of Siaya County, Kenya. Presented at Rongo University, 2018

Shivachi, T.I. and Sidha, Z.O. Science Communication in the 21st Century: An Assessment of Health Communication Strategies Targeting Diabetes in Kenya. Presented at St. Augustine University of Tanzania, 2019.

Shivachi, T.I; Otengah, W.A.P. and Sidha, Z.O.. Proscribed but Unabated: the Paradox of Traditional Birth Attendants in Kenya. Presented at Rongo University, 2019

Shivachi, T.I; Ntabo, M.M. and Sidha, Z.O. The Conundrum of Reproductive Health Rights and Christian Ethics: an Exploration of Conservative, Liberal and Traditional Perspectives. Presented at Christian Scientific Association of Kenya Regional Conference in Naivasha, 2019