Prof. Michael Ntabo Mabururu

Position/Designation: Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences


Phone: +254-723800158

     Email: mntabo@rongovarsity.ac.ke



  1. Biography

Academic qualification:

Prof.Michael Ntabo is an associate professor of Philosophy. He earned his PhD in Philosophy from Moi University; Master of Arts (Philosophy) from University of Nairobi; Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from Urbanian University, Italy and Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Gregorian University, Italy.

Work experience:

He has experience of over twenty -six years in University administration as a Dean, Head of Department and Chairperson of various committees having undertaken mwongozo training that has to do with effective governance of institutions. 

Honours and awards:

      • We won grants with Prof.Wilson Otengah from Rongo University to conduct two surveys on drug abuse and sugarcane production and its impact on socioeconomic development of people in Kamagambo division 2014.
      • Wrote a joint supplementary grant proposal for DRS with Prof. Adam Chepkwony and won $10000 which culminated in a publication of a book titled Dialogue in Religion and Science: An African Perspective, 2011.
      • Long service award by Moi University.

Professional affiliation/membership to professional bodies:

 Prof. Ntabo is a member of various professional bodies including Christian and Scientific Association of Kenya; Research misconduct of Kenya; Ben Africa Network; Dialogue in Religion and Science; Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA)International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS);The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS);International movement of Catholic professionals (IMCP);Philosophical Association of Kenya (PAK);Association for World Education (AWE);International council of Social Welfare (ICWS);Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) 

  1. Research interest:

Prof.Ntabo research interest is in the relationship between Science and Religion in Kenya and Moral Philosophy. He has also won the National Research Fund grant of Ksh.24Million to conduct research on the relationship between Science and Religion in Kenya. In 2016-2018 through Templeton Foundation he won a grant worth Ksh.10million and a Kshs.300, 000 grant from Moi University through Templeton Foundation to write a PhD proposal in 2011.

  1. Ongoing research projects:

The relationship between Religion and Science. The team leaders who include Prof.Michael Ntabo are working on the publication of this project.

The same team leaders who won the grant for Religion and Science are on another project on Science Communication. This project which is a child of Religion and Science has attracted also Ksh.50million from Templeton Charity Foundation.

  1. Publications:

4.1 Journal Articles

    • Youth and Nation-Building in Kenya: Prospects and Challenges (2015).The International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Invention Vol. Issue 6 2016 pp No 2292-2301 ISSN.2349-2031.
    • Moral Justification of War: An African case. Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN:2350-2282)Vol.4(6)pp 060-064 June 2016.Valley International Journals.
    • Governance and Ethics: A Philosophical Perspective (2013) International Journal of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction.(IJDMRR) Vol.5 No.1 April pp 175-185 ISSN:1992-2744
    • An Analysis of the Quality of Leadership and Governance in Kenya (2011) International Journal of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction. (IJDMRR) Vol. 3 No.3 pp139-148 ISSN: 1992-2744.
    • The Challenge of University Education in Kenya (2011) Special Edition of The International Journal for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction (IJDMRR) Vol.3 No.2 January, pp176-184 ISSN: 1992-2744.
    • Education for Liberation and Self-Reliance: An Africa Case (2007) The Educator a Journal of the School of Education, Moi University Press Vol.1 No. 2 pp117-126.


    • Democracy in Higher Education Institutions: An Application of Dewey’s Instrumentalism (2007). Maarifa, a Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Moi University Press Vol.2 No.2 pp108-116.


    • Chapters in Book
    • A Critical Evaluation of Causes of Dependence Syndrome and Possible Solutions in Kenya in David W. Lutz, Paul M. Shimiyu and George Ndemo Osengo (eds) (2011). Rethinking Integral Development in Africa.   Nairobi: Consolata Institute of Philosophy Press.
    • Responsible Journalism and Promotion of the Common Good in Kenya: A Philosophical Appraisal in Chaacha Mwita Luis G. Franceschi (eds) (2010) Media and the Common Good: Perspectives on Media, Democracy and Responsibility. Nairobi, Strathmore University Press pp.268-278.
    • The Relationship Between Science and Religion: An African Perspective in Adam K arap Chepkwony and Michael Ntabo Mabururu (eds) 2009) Dialogue in Religion and Science: An African Perspective. Eldoret, Moi University Press, pp23-29.
    • The Role of University Education in Developing of Science and Religion Capacities in Kenya in Adam K arap Chepkwony and Michael Ntabo Mabururu (eds) 2009) Dialogue in Religion and Science: An African Perspective. Eldoret, Moi University Press pp33-40.
    • Consistence and Variation in the Science-Religion Relationship: An Analytical Perspective in Adam K arap Chepkwony and Michael Ntabo Mabururu (eds) (2009) Dialogue in Religion and Science. An African Perspective.  Eldoret, Moi University Press pp47-55.
    • The Social-Economic, Philosophical and Spiritual Value Attached to Land in John S. Akama and Robert Maxon (eds) (2005) The Vanishing Cultural heritage and Ethnography of an African Community: The Gusii of Western Kenya. New York, The Edwin Mellen Press pp.155-1621.
    • Ethics and Politics in Kenya in Emma Oketch, Luis Franceschi and Paul Mimbi (eds) (2006) Politics and the Common Good. Nairobi, Strathmore University Press pp51-61.
    • The Importance of Legal Ethics and Jurisprudence in Nation Building: The Kenya Case in Luis G Franceschi F; and Andrew M Ritho (eds) (2005) Legal Ethics and Jurisprudence in Nation Building. Nairobi, Law Africa and Strathmore University Press pp.269-284.
    • Personal Morality and Business Management: Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives in David Lutz and Paul Mimbi (eds) 2004).
    • Language and Society: A Philosophical Perspective in Naomi L Shitemi, Mwanakombo N Noordin, Allan I Opijah and David Mukuria (eds) (2001) Kiswahili: A Tool for Development: The Multidisciplinary Approach. Eldoret, Moi University Press pp 95-99.