Prof Wilson A.P.Otengah

Position/Designation: Director ODeL


Phone: +254-723800158


  1. Biography

Prof. Wilson A. P. Otengahis an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rongo University Kenya. He is currently the Director of Open Distance and e-Learning. Otengah has 21 years’ experience in teaching both Undergraduate and Post graduate classes in Sociology, Social Work and Community Development. He has supervised over thirty five Post graduate students to completion during this period.

Prof. Otengah holds PhD in Developmental Administration in Sociology, M.A. Sociology,and Post Graduate Dip in Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work and Community Development and B.A. Sociology.

He has been appointed Board of internal Examiners for PhD Thesis “Indicators of mental Status

of University students at the onset of unrest: A case of Kisii University Kenya” Eliud Oure Oyoo.

And Master Thesis; Effects of knowledge Management Practices on organizational

Performance; A case of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Migori County both in the year

2017 in October and September respectively. He currently serve as an external examiner at

Karatina University in the School of Education and Social Sciences. And Kenyatta University

School of Art and Social Sciences.

As the Director; Prof. Otengah has helped establish Rongo University ODEL learning centre in Sori town and currently he is establishing another ODeL learning centre in Wajir county Kenya.

  1. Research interest:

Prof. Otengah has conducted extensive research on:

  1. Factors influencing the capacity building effort in rural community development.
  2. Social issues related to scavenging waste management.
  1. Ongoing research projects

Prof. Otengah has won various regional and national competition research grants award. He has been the Principal Investigator and Co- Principal investigator in regional and national research consortia. Currently he is:-

  1. The Principal Investigator of a project entitled: Abuse of alcohol by male heads of households and its socio- Economic effects on the family.
  2. A team member of a project entitled: Analysis of the initiatives of the community in the care and support of orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya.
  1. Publications

Prof. Wilson A.P. Otengah has published widely in Refereed Journals, technical reports, chapters in books, modules and has participated in various seminar and conferences and has contributed papers in the conferences and workshops. A sample of his recent publications amongst others are listed below:

  1. Health System Responsiveness To Elderly Optimal Aging In Rachuonyo North Sub-County Of Homa-Bay County, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS). Volume 23, issue 10, ver. 7(October. 2018) 40-48 e-issn: 2279, p
  1. Parental Involvement in Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: A Study of Nyatike Sub County, Migori County- Kenya. International Journal of Research Innovative Studies. Vol. 5 issue 9, Sept. 2018. ISSN: 2394-4404

  1. Patterns Of Utilization of Uwezo Fund in Rongo Sub-County, Migori County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies. Vol. 5 Issue 9, Sept. 2018. ISSN: 2394-4404 

  1. Drivers of HIV Preventive Service Uptake among Boda-Boda Operators in Homa-Bay Town. Kenya. International journal of innovative Research Advanced Studies (IJIRAS) Vol 5 Issue 9, Sept 2018. ISSN 2394-4404 

  1. Influence Of Instructional Practices On Play-Based Activities In Pre-School Curriculum Implement In Homa-Bay County, Kenya. IOSR journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (IOSR-JHSS) e- ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. VOL. 23 Issue 9 Ver. 3 (Sept. 2018). 04-16
  1. Influence Of Teacher Perception on Play-Based Activities in Pre-School Curriculum Implementation in Homa-Bay County. International journal of humanities and social invention. (IJHSSI) ISSN (online):2319-7722, ISSN (print): 2319-7714. vol. 7 issue 09 Ver.i// Sept. 2018// pg 62-72.
  1. Influence of Classroom Environmental Characteristics on Play Based Activities in Pre-School Curriculum Implementation in Homa-Bay County. Kenya. Internal Journal Of Humanities And Social Science {e-ISSN:2279-0837, p- ISSN: 2279-0845}. 2018 Vol. 23 Issue 5, May 2018. Pg 42-53

In consultancy he has participated in Developing Migori County HIV/AIDS strategic Plan 2015/16-2018/2019.

At the present Prof. Otengah is associated with a professional academic body; Kenya Association of Gerontology and Geriatric registration number 0029.

His fields of interest are; Social Research, Rural Sociology, Gerontology, Disaster Management and Conflict Resolution and Developmental Administration.