A public intellectual and academic, interested in presidential politics (strategy & communication) in kenya. Works at kabarak university as a senior lecturer, and head of the department of mass communication (school of music and media). Holds a phd in communication and media (laikipia university); masters in journalism and mass communication and bachelor of arts(literature, philosophy and economics) from egerton university (kenya). A weekly columnist with the standard newspaper (print and digital). Was the 2017 governance institute laureate with the council for the development of social science research in africa (codesria), dakar, senegal. Has featured on bbc, kenya television network (ktn tv) and spice fm; talking on presidential politics. Anchors his presidential politics analysis and commentaries on the theories of political economy of media and communication.
SELECTED OTHER TRAININGS
Communication and Media.
1). 2023: Publication—The rise of Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered language models and adaptability in the media value chain in Kenya—Ongoing
2). 2022-2023: Book—Political Economy of Reporting Presidential Politics: Towards Ethnopolitical Oligarchy Construction in Kenya, Published by Utafiti Foundation. ISBN: 978-9966-26-276-9. —Completed
3). 2022: Book Chapter— African Media Space and Globalization, “Kenyan Media Industry: Digitize or Disappear!” Springer—Completed
Media and Society (Mediatized Ethnic Relations); Political Communication (Media and Electoral Democracy, Mediatized Political Formations); News Media and Economic Governance (Pan Africanist Perspective).
1). 2023: Michael Ndonye (2023). Political Economy of Reporting Presidential Election: Towards Ethnopolitical Oligarchy Construction in Kenya. Utafiti Foundation. ISBN: 978-9966-26-276-9.
2). 2019: Michael Ndonye (2019). Media, Stand-Up Comedy and Representation: Problematising The Laugh Industry In Kenya. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing - Amazon KDP. ISBN-13: 978-1072749011. https://www.amazon.com/MEDIA-STAND-UP-COMEDY-REPRESENTATION-PROBLEMATISING/dp/1072749017
PUBLISHED BOOK CHAPTERS
1). 2023: Michael Ndonye & Mellitus Wanyama (2023). “Kenyan Media Industry: Digitize or Disappear! (Chapter 2)” in African Media Space and Globalization. In Unwana Samuel Akpan (Eds) (2023): African Media Space and Globalization. Springer Nature. 978-3-031-35059-7. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/african-media-space-and-globalization-unwana-samuel-akpan/1143464475?ean=9783031350597
2). 2018: Khaemba Josephine Mulindi, Michael Ndonye (2018). Ideological undertones in mediatized comedy in the Churchill Show of Kenya. In ByIgnatiusChukwumah, B. (2018). Joke-Performance in Africa Mode, Media and Meaning (pp.267-288). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Joke-Performance-in-Africa-Mode-Media-and-Meaning/Chukwumah/p/book/9780367593605
SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES
SELECTED CONFERENCES, SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS.
At Undergraduate level, I teach:
At Postgraduate level, I teach:
CURRICULA DEVELOPMENT [KABU]
1. Wakio Rose Alexandra Mbogho: Egerton University, Kenya—Title of the Thesis: An analysis of the framing of arguments about the repatriation of the Somali refugees in the Kenyan and international press (Completed).
2. Emmanuel William Milanzi: Kabarak University, Kenya—Title of the Thesis: Analysis of Music Education Policies in Malawi: Processes, Challenges and Prospects (Ongoing).
1. Mohamed Alio: Daystar University, Kenya—Title of the Thesis: Are terrorist organizations creators or inheritors of their media narratives? A case study of Somalia based Alshabab terror group(Ongoing).
2. Stellah N. Matofari: Laikipia University, Kenya— Title of the Thesis: The role of investigative journalism in the political and economic environment in Kenya (Ongoing).
3. Yobesh Maaga Onwong’a: Laikipia University, Kenya—Title of the Thesis: Adoption of radio podcasting in Kenya: evolution, innovation and connection(Ongoing).
As members of Kabarak University family, we purpose at all times and in all places, to set apart in one’s heart, Jesus as Lord. (1 Peter 3:15)