Dr. Leah Jerop Komen


Qualifications Doctor of Philosophy
Position Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director, Research Consultancy & Postgraduate  bureau
Office Communications Department
Ext/Phone 359 / +254722461396
Email lkomen@daystar.ac.ke
Duration 4 Years at Daystar University



Dr Leah Jerop Komen, is a senior lecturer in the school of communication. She also doubles up as the Deputy Director, Research Consultancy, Publications and Postgraduate Bureau. Previous she served as the School’s Thesis Coordinator (2015-2017). Dr. Komen has a Masters in Development Communication from Daystar University (2008) and PhD in New media and Development from University of East London, Docklands UK (2014).


Published Works

Dr. Komen has published with a number of academic bodies that she is a member. Among them is the Media Communication and Cultural studies Association (UK based). She is a member of the Internationalization committee of the International communication association (ICA) and also a member of the International association of media research (IAMCR). Some of her latest publications include:

Komen, L.J.(2016) MPESA: A socio-economic assemblage in rural Kenya. Networking Knowledge, 9(5): Standard Issue. July 2016.

Komen, L.J. (2016) Mobile Telephony and Co-presence in Marakwet, Kenya. Journal of Development and communications Studies. 5(1): 44-55.

Karaimu, P.K., Kimotho, S, and Komen, L.J (2016) Influence of Media Messages on Self-Efficacy Towarsd Cervical Cancer Screening among women aged 18-30 Years in Kiambu Institute of Technology. http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/handle/11732/1/discover?query=KOMEN+&submit=Go

Komen, L.J., (2015) ‘Here you can Use it’: Understanding Mobile phone sharing and the concerns it elicits in rural Kenya. For ( e) Dialogue, New Directions in Media research, Vol 1, Issue 1, p 52-65


Papers presented include:-

Komen, L.J. (2017) . M-learning. Appropriating social media for pedagogy in African Universities (Presented at the 67TH ICA conference , closing plenary held at San Diego California).

Komen, L.J. (2017). The challenges and opportunities facing African scholars and early career researchers in Africa. (Presented at the closing plenary of the IAMCR , held in Cartagena, Colombia  


Research Interest

Dr. Komen’s research interest include but not limited to the Domestication of communication technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa and how technology and context interrelationships form part of social assemblages that intersect for Development