Dr. Wambui Wamunyu


Qualifications M.A Journalism
Title Lecturer
Office Communications Department
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Email wwamunyu@daystar.ac.ke
Duration 11 years at Daystar University



Dr. Wambui Wamunyu is a lecturer, doctoral student, and former journalist with experience in print, radio and online. She has co-written a book on the history of a Kenyan sports institution, undertaken research in media and academic honesty, and contributed to publications in Kenya and the United States including the Daily Nation, Business Daily, and the Boston Herald. She is a 2015 iHub Research Fellow, and a member of KICTANET, the African Studies Association and the International Communication Association. She is also a past member of the East African Communication Association.



  • Doctoral candidate in Communication, Daystar University, Nairobi
  • 1998: MA Communication, Northeastern University, Boston, MA


Select Papers & Publications


  • Wamunyu, W. (2016). Journalism online: Emerging dynamics at a Kenyan news organization. African Studies Association annual conference, Washington DC.
  • Wamunyu, W. (2015). Media performance and challenges in the digital era: An overview of the Kenyan context. East African Communication Association conference, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Wamunyu, W. (2013). Uses and gratifications theory: A critique of its use in select postgraduate theses, East African Communication Association conference, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Wamunyu, W. & Barasa, S. (2006). A History of Parklands Sports Club. Nairobi, Kenya: Kwani Trust (2006)


Research Interest

Research interests include:

  1. Media history
  2. Media pedagogy,
  3. The use of technology in news work.


Additional Information

She has also provided print and TV commentary on topics that include academic honesty, freedom of information, and the use of technology in media. Sample articles may be found here and here.