Professor Fredrick Kamande Waweru

Prof F Waweru

Designation: Professor

School/Institute: Institute of Tourism and Hospitality management

Contact: 0721800028

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
PhD  University of Nairobi 1995
MSc  University of Nairobi  1985
BSc (Hons) University of Nairobi  1981

Areas of Expertise
Conservation biology:-  Endangered species

Work Experience

  Duration Position Duties
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

23rd June  2014 to Date

February 2011 to 22 June 2014

Associate Professor & Director–Institute of Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management.

S/L & Director–Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

-In charge of Administration of Institute staff and students,
-Lecturing and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
-Development of market driven programmes.
- Coordinator of the establishment of Dedan Kimathi University
Wildlife    Conservancy.
Chuka University July 2009 to January 2011. S/L and COD –Department of Environment Studies and Resource Development. -In charge of Administration of Departmental staff and students,
-Lecturing and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
-Development of market driven academic programmes.
Egerton University, Njoro.  1999 to June 2009  COD & Lecturer in Natural Resources Department - In charge of Administration in Department, Lecturing and supervision of  undergraduate and postgraduate students.
- Curriculum development
Moi University, Eldoret September 1996- April 1999  Lecturer in Moi University  
Kenya Wildlife Services September 1991 - June 1996  Senior Ecologist -In charge of Ecological Monitoring Programmes.
-Established ecological monitoring and research in  protected areas.
Moi University, Eldoret November 1986- August 1991 Ass. Lecturer and Lecturer Lecturing and supervision of undergraduate students
Department of Remote Sensing and Resource Survey (Former KREMU) 1981 to 1986 Aerial Surveys Biologist Conducted aerial surveys for game animal population in the Kenya.

 Other University and National Responsibilities
1.External examiner Maasai Mara University.
2.University of Nairobi – School of Biological Sciences.


Technical Reports
1.Waweru F.K. 1990. The Evaluation of Black Rhinoceros Status and Habitat Suitability in Potential Rhino Sanctuaries, Tanzania. Report to TANAPA
2.Waweru F.K. and G.M. Muriuki, 1992.Herbivore population status in Samburu District. Report to KWS.
3.Bell R. Waweru F.K. and Ngamasa N. 1992. Evaluation report for Selous WWF funded elephant project. Report to WWF,
4.Waweru F.K.  Musyoki C.M. and Kipchumba A. 1995. Assessment of habitat suitability for black Rhinoceros in Taifa Hills Conservancy area, Amboseli and Mt. Kenya national Parks. Report to KWS.

i)Articles Published in Conference Proceedings

1.Waweru F.K, (1985). Translocations and Introduction of animals in Lake Nakuru
National Park in Proceedings of workshop on use of research findings of  biodiversity. A case of Lake Nakuru National Park, pg. 77 – 81.
2.Waweru F.K .(1985). Qualitative Vegetation Analysis of Lake Nakuru National park in
Proceedings of workshop on use of research funding in management and conservation of Biodiversity. A case of Lake Nakuru National Park, pg. 83-87
3.Qureshi T. and Waweru F.K .(1986). Comparison of aerial and ground counts of big    game at Kiboko National Range Research Station. –Range Development and Research in Kenya. Proceedings of conference held at Egerton College Njoro Kenya, pg. 431-440
4.Waweru F.K. (1991). Dietary Composition of the Black Rhinoceros in proceedings of   conference on African wildlife Research and management, pg. 35-37


Environment, Science and Technology. Course book in Military Science. Authors:Mwangi R.W.; Lelo F.K.; Waweru F.K. and Wengulo F.N. Egerton University press   
(2000).ISBN 9966-838-7

iii)Papers in Reffered Journals

1.Kamau F. N.; Waweru F. K.; Lewa P.M.and Misiko A. J. (2015). The Effects of the Marketing Mix on Choice of Tourist Accommodation by Domestic Tourists in Kenya. (online Journal) Int. J. Novel Res. in Marketing Mgmt & Eco. V.2, pp 25-34.
2.Kamau F. N.; Waweru F. K.; Lewa P.M. and Misiko A. J. (2015). Effects of Psychological factors on Demand for Urban Domestic Tourism in Kenya.Eur. J. Hosp & Tourism research V. 3, pp 12-27.
3.Kamau F. N.; Waweru F. K.; Lewa P.M. and Misiko A. J. (2015). Influence of Marketing Communication Channels on Urban Domestic Tourism. Brit. J. Marketing Studies V. 3, pp 1-22.
4.Chege P.W. and F. K. Waweru (2014). Assessment of Status, Challenges and Viability of Sum Tourism: Case Study of Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya J. Res. in Humanities and social Science. Vol. 3: 60-67. Vol. 4:
5.Waweru F. K. and W. L. Oleleboo (2013). Human- Wildlife conflicts: The case of Livestock grazing inside Tsavo west National Park, Kenya. J. Res. in Humanities and social Science. Vol. 3: 60-67.
6.Waweru F. K. and Kaba J. N. (2013). Habitat Utilization by Hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibious) in Lake Nakuru National park, Kenya. J. appl. Sci. Eng. & Tech. for Devp’t. Vol. 1: 6-12.
7.Waweru F. K. and J. O. Owino (2013)  Ecological response of Chloris roxburghiana to livestock and wildlife grazing in Chyullu Hills National park and environs, Kenya. Int. J.of Eng. & tech.Vol. 2: 281 - 297
8.Mirera D. O,Kairo J.G, Kimani E.K, and Waweru F. K, (2010):Comparison between  fish assemblages in mangrove forests and on intertidal flats at Ungwana bay, Kenya. J. Aqua. Ecology. 32(2) : 165-171
9.Waweru F. K. (2007) The Rothschild’s giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildii) food resource composition and distribution in Ruma National park, Kenya. Egerton J. of Sci. & Tech. Vol.7 (1): 25-44).
10.Waweru F.K. (2007) The population Status and Distribution of Rothschild’s giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis  rothschildii) translocated to Ruma National Park. Egerton J. of Sci. & Tech. Vol.7 (1): 45-54.
11.Waweru  F.K (2007). Ranging Patterns and Home Range sizes of black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis in Nairobi National Park. Egerton J. of Sci. & Tech. Vol.7(1): 71-77.
12.Waweru F.K (1991). Who gets the food? Pachyderm Vol. 14:29-31.
13.Waweru F.K. (1988). Translocation of Rothschild’s giraffe to Kenyan National Park Successful. Conser. Biol. 2(1): 10-11
14.Waweru F.K (1988). The great Rhino Rescue. Animal Kingdom. Vol.92(3) 52-57
15.Waweru F.K. (1986). The population status of black Rhinoceros in Nairobi National Park Swara vol. 9 (4): 33.

Research Projects

1. Population status, feeding strategies and ranging patterns for black rhinoceros in Nairobi national park. – Funded by East African wildlife society and DAAD, 1985
2. Black Rhinoceros food plants in Lake Nakuru national park – funded EAWLS. (1987)
3. Black Rhinoceros translocation to lake Nakuru National Park – funded,30,000 US$ NYZS,
4. Habitat suitability assessment for Black Rhinoceros in Tanzania funded by NYZS. (1991)
5. Population status of Rothchilds giraffe at Soi, Eldoret funded by KWS (1991)
6. Evaluation report for Selous National Reserve Tanzania WWF/elephant project funded by WWF (1992)
7. Emerging issues in Government- Community partnership in Wildlife Management. Funded by Action Aid Kenya (2006).
8. Elephant, Rhino and Giraffe habitat interactions in Tsavo Conservation area.  Funded by  

 Postgraduate Thesis Supervision and Examination

i) Doctorate
Demand drivers for urban domestic tourism in Kenya. PhD Thesis by Florence N. Kamau. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 2015 (ongoing)
ii) Masters
a.Interactions between Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis). Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in habitat utilization in Tsavo West National Park , by A.W. Githaiga-MSc study, Egerton University 2012-completed
b.Status of human –wildlife conflicts and effectiveness of the remedial measures in Tsavo Nationla Park and adjacent areas, Kenya by W. L. Ole Leboo-MSc study, Egerton University 2012- Completed
c.Effects of livestock and wildlife grazing on Botanical composition and primary productivity of selected Graminoid species in the Chyulu Hills National park by J. Owino –MSc study, Egerton University 2012 – Completed
d.The effect of Mangrove Habitat Degradation on fish Abundance and Diversity in Ungwana Bay, Kenya by Mirera H.O.D. MSc  thesis Egerton University (2007)  
e.Composition of some mineral nutrients in the natural salt lakes utilized by elephants at Mt. Elgon national park, by Sitienei Ann M.Sc thesis Egerton University (2005)
f.Elephant population status and habitat utilization in sweetwaters wildlife sanctuary in Laikipia district, Kenya. by Ndumbu D.W MSc thesis Egerton University (2004)
g.Resolving Resource use conflicts in Chyulu Hills National Park and its environs. by Margaret N.Mosse MSc. thesis Egerton University (2003)
h.Some ecological aspects of hippopotamus in L.Nakuru National Park by J.Kaba MPhil. Dissertation Moi University (2000)
i.Ecology and habitat utilization for elephants in Rimoi National Reserve  by R.G Njeru. MPhil desertation. Moi University (2000)
j.Ecological habitat utilization of the Rothschild giraffe in Ruma National Park. by D.Onyango. MPhil desertation Moi University (2000)
k.Status of phytoplankton community and physico-chemical parameters in Kisumu Bay, L.Victoria, Kenya. by J.A Were. M.Phil desertation Moi University (2000)
l.Ecological segregation in food utilization by browsers in Oljogi Ranch. by J.Kimani  MPhil. dissertation Moi University (1997)



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