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Dr Karen Atieno Oyiengo

Lecturer, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Lecturer, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya


PO Box 57045

Code 00200








Dr Oyiengo holds a PhD in Education obtained in New Delhi India. She obtained both her Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Education, in Kenya. Dr Oyiengo has experience as / in: Facilitator in Violence against Children for Save the Children Sweden, training Military Officers on Child Rights, principal researcher in Child-to-Child projects, co-coordinator of the teaching of Communication Skills; co-ordinator of e-learning for Communication Skills at Kenyatta University and was furthermore involved in the identification, reunification of unaccompanied children with their parents in Sudan (1998).


Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

  • A Home and a Resource Centre for the Aged in Kenya
  • Communication Skills in the Area of Counselling Therapy: The Importance of Listening as a Communication Skill and its Role in Eradicating Loneliness

Capacity Building Interests

  • Communication skills: the paradox of the impact of oral presentation skills 

Current/planned research

  • A Centre for the Aged in Kenya
  • The Changing scenario of Care for the Elderly in Africa

Current engagement in capacity building

  • Lecturing in communication skills; facilitating and training of trainers and acting as guidance counsellor. Facilitator in instructional techniques, coordinator of programmes especially in the areas of sensitising farmers in the nutritional aspects of nutrition for older persons in Kenyan.