Herman Manyora is a renowned political analyst and academic in Kenya. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Nairobi (1992) and a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University (1990).
His areas of academic specialization include qualitative research methods, evaluation research methods, sociology of health and illness/medical sociology, sociology of development, and sociological theory. He also has interests in health care provision, policy formulation, and program development around issues related to poverty and health.
In addition to his teaching and research, Manyora is also actively involved in public policy debates and has been a regular commentator on political and social issues in Kenya. He is a member of the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Analysis and the African Association of Sociology.
After completing his master’s degree, Manyora worked as a research officer at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi. He then joined the University of Nairobi’s Department of Sociology as a lecturer in 1994. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2001, associate professor in 2007, and professor in 2013.
Manyora has published extensively on a variety of topics, including HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, poverty reduction strategies, education, and sustainable development. He is the author of the book “HIV/AIDS and Education in Kenya: The Impact of the Pandemic on the Education System” (2005). He is also the co-author of the book “Poverty Reduction Strategies in Kenya: Challenges and Prospects” (2009).
Herman Manyora is a regular commentator on political and social issues in Kenya. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, and he writes a weekly column for the Daily Nation newspaper. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Eastern African Studies.
Manyora is a respected academic and political analyst. He is known for his insightful and critical analysis of Kenyan politics and society. He is also a strong advocate for social justice and human rights.
In addition to his academic and research work, Manyora is also involved in a number of community outreach activities. He is a member of the board of directors of several non-governmental organizations, and he is a regular speaker at public events.
Manyora is a recipient of several awards, including the Distinguished Researcher Award from the University of Nairobi (2012) and the Outstanding Contribution to HIV/AIDS Research Award from the Kenya AIDS Commission (2015).
Here is a summary of Herman Manyora’s education background:
- Kijabe High School (1982-1986)
- University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Education (1990)
- University of Nairobi, Master of Arts in Sociology (1992)
In 2017, Manyora was ranked as one of the top 100 most influential people in Kenya by the magazine The EastAfrican. He is a respected voice on Kenyan politics and society, and his work has had a significant impact on public discourse.