Patrick Kanyi Wamuyu, PhD


Patrick Kanyi Wamuyu is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Wamuyu earned his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems and Technology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He completed his postdoc research at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India and the Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany. His research focuses on a broad range of topics related to Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), Web 2.0 Adoption & Analytics, Social Media Use and Consumption, E-business Infrastructures, ICT Innovations and Entrepreneurship, Wireless Sensor Networks and Databases.

He has published in six of the premier publishing houses namely: Elsevier, Springer, IEEE, Wiley-Blackwell, Emerald and Taylor & Francis as well as in various other Information Systems and Technology journals. His academic publications include two books, book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and conference proceedings.

He has over twenty years of experience in the computing and information technology industry that have taken him from software development, running his own Information Technology Enterprise to the academic world. He has advised many graduate (Masters and Ph.D.) and undergraduate students. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, hiking and walking.

Academic Degrees;

2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2013/2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (UP), India

2011 Doctor of Philosophy, Information Systems and Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

2005 MSc., Kenyatta University

1995 BA Hons, University of Nairobi


Peer Reviewed Publications:

  1. Wamuyu, P. K. (2021). Blogs as Pathways to Information and Influence Within the Kenyan Blogosphere. In: Wamuyu, P. K. (Ed) Analyzing global social media consumption, IGI Global, IGI Global book series Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC) (ISSN: 2328-1405; eISSN: 2328-1413).

  2. Wamuyu, P. K. (2021). Social Media Consumption Among Kenyans: Trends and Practices. In: Wamuyu, P. K. (Ed) Analyzing global social media consumption, IGI Global, IGI Global book series Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC) (ISSN: 2328-1405; eISSN: 2328-1413).

  3. Ndiege, J. R. A., Okello, G., & Wamuyu, P. K. (2020) "Cyberbullying among University Students: The Kenyan Experience," The African Journal of Information Systems: Vol. 12: Iss. 1, Article 2.

  4. Ndiege, J. & Wamuyu, P. (2019), "Knowledge management practices and systems in county governments in developing countries", VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Vol. 49 No. 3, pp. 420-439.

  5. Wamuyu, P. K. & Ndiege, J. R. (2019). Barriers Impeding Knowledge Management Practices in the Public Sector: The Case of Devolved Governments in Kenya. In: Albastaki, Y. A., Al-Alawi, I. A. & Al-Bassam, S. A. (Eds) Handbook of Research on Implementing Knowledge Management Strategy in the Public Sector, IGI Global.

  6. Wamuyu, P. K. (2018). Leveraging Web 2.0 technologies to foster collective civic environmental initiatives among low-income urban communities. Computers in Human Behavior. vol. 85, pp. 1-14.

  7. Wamuyu, P. K. (2018). Exploring the Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) for Identifying Customer Location in M-Commerce Adoption in Developing Countries. In: Mekuria F., Nigussie E., Dargie W., Edward M., Tegegne T. (Eds) Information and Communication Technology for Development for Africa. ICT4DA 2017. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 244. Springer, Cham

  8. Wamuyu, P. K. (2017). Bridging the digital divide among low income urban communities. Leveraging use of Community Technology Centers. Telematics and Informatics, vol. 34, Issue 8, pp. 1709-1720.

  9. Wamuyu, P. K. (2017). Closing the Digital Divide in Low-Income Urban Communities: A Domestication Approach. Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Life Long Learning, vol. 13, pp. 117-142.

  10. Wamuyu, P. K. (2017). Use of cloud computing services in Micro and Small Enterprises: A Fit Perspective. International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 59-81.

  11. Musumba, G. W. and Wamuyu, P. K. (2016). Virtual Enterprise as a Multi Agent System. International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems, vol. 8, Issue 1, Article 3, pp. 46-68.

  12. Wamuyu, P. K. (2015). The Impact of Information and Communication Technology Adoption and Diffusion on Technology Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: The case of Kenya. Information Technology for Development, vol. 21. No. 2, pp. 253-280.

  13. Wamuyu, P. K. (2014). The role of pre-usage transmittals and innovation characteristics in uptake and continuance of mobile money usage in Kenya. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 1-19.

  14. Wamuyu, P. K., Maharaj, M. (2011). Factors Influencing Successful Use of Mobile Technologies to Facilitate E-Commerce in Small Enterprises: The case of Kenya. The African Journal of Information Systems Volume 3, Issue 2, Article 2.

  15. Wamuyu, P. K. (2017). A conceptual framework for implementing a WSN based cattle recovery system in case of cattle rustling in Kenya. Technologies, vol. 5(3), 54.

  16. Wamuyu, P. K., Maharaj, M. (2011). Using Mobile technologies for eBusiness infrastructure in Kenyan Rural Micro and Small Enterprises: Hype or Opportunity? Alternation Journal, Special Edition 4, pp. 334 – 349.

  17. Blewett, C. Quilling, Bulbulia, Z. & Wamuyu, P. K. (2011). Student challenges in a virtual collaborative learning course spanning multiple countries: Alternation Journal, vol. 18. 2, pp. 216 - 244

Books and Book Chapters:

  1. Analyzing Global Social Media Consumption, IGI Global, ISBN-10: 1799847187, ISBN-13: 978-1799847182, (2020)
  2. Wireless eBusiness Infrastructure, A Developing Country Perspective, Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8454-7298-0, (2012)

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  1. Wamuyu, P. K & Mursi, J. (2020). Customer profiling from Social media engagement using Latent Dirichlet Algorithm and sentiment analysis approach, Kabarak University International Conference on Computing and Information Systems, October 5th - 7th 2020, Nakuru, Kenya, 2020.

  2. Wambua, A. & Wamuyu, P. K (2020). Role of Mobile Applications in Mitigating Challenges Faced by Informal Saving Groups. IST-Africa Week Conference (IST-Africa), Kampala, Uganda, 2020, pp. 1-11.

  3. Ndiege, J. R. A. & Wamuyu, P. K. (2019). Improving capacity for knowledge management in county governments: Perspectives from selected counties in Kenya. IST-Africa Week Conference (IST-Africa), Nairobi, Kenya, 2019, pp. 1-8.

  4. Wamuyu, P. K. & Ndiege, J. R. A. (2019). Knowledge Management Practices in County Governments in Kenya, Symposium on Innovative Knowledge Management Practices for Sustainable Food Security and Nutrition in Kenya, 20 – 21 February, 2019, KSG Lower Kabete, Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, 2019.

  5. Wamuyu, P. K. & Ndiege, J. R. A. (2018). Conceptualization of a Knowledge Management Framework for Governments: A case of Devolved County Governments in Kenya. Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2018), Berlin, Germany.

  6. Ndiege, J. R. A. & Wamuyu, P. K. (2018). Cyberbullying in institutions of higher learning in developing countries: Evidence from Kenya. IEEE 2018 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 2018), Washington D.C., USA.

  7. Wamuyu, P. K. (2017). Exploring the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) for identifying Customer Location in M-Commerce Adoption in Developing Countries. EAI International Conference on ICT for Development for Africa, September 25-27, 2017, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

  8. Wamuyu, P. K. (2016). Exploring use of Community Technology Centers as a digital divide intervention among low-income urban communities in Nairobi. The 2nd Dekut International Conference on Science, Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, DeKUT Main Campus, Nyeri, Kenya, Wednesday, 28 February 2018

  9. Wamuyu, P. K. 2016. Closing the Urban Digital Divide in Nairobi: A Domestication Approach. 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference (IIC-2016), University of Eldoret, Main Campus, 7th September to 9th September, 2016.

  10. Wamuyu, P. K. (2016). Promoting Savings among Low Income Earners in Kenya through Mobile Money. Paper to be presented on 11th May 2016, at the IST-Africa 2016, Conference, Durban, South Africa.

  11. Wamuyu, P. K. (2015). Acquisition and integration of cloud computing services by Kenyan SMEs: A Fit Perspective 15th International Conference on African Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (ICAESB), University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tuesday, 18 August, 2015

  12. Musumba, G. W, Nyongesa, H. O & Wamuyu, P. K. (2015). Partner Selection and Evaluation Problem in the construction sector in Kenya. In Proceedings of the 2nd Chuka International Conference (CIC), 28th – 30th August, 2015.

  13. Musumba, G. W, Nyongesa, H. O, Wamuyu, P. K., & Kituku, B. N 2015. A Comparison of Multi Criteria Decision Making Algorithms. In Proceedings of the 3rd Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC), 3rd -7th August, 2015.

  14. Musumba, G. W, Nyongesa, H. O & Wamuyu, P. K. 2014. Modelling Virtual Enterprises using Multi Agent Systems Approach. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation, 4th -7th November, 2014. DeKUT, Kenya

  15. Wamuyu, P. K. (2012). Understanding Mobile Money and Mobile Payments acceptance in Kenya: Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, Mangosuthu University of Technology in Umlazi, Durban 7th to 9th November 2012.

  16. Wamuyu, P. K., Manoj M. (2011). Factors Influencing Successful Use of Mobile Technologies to Facilitate E-Commerce in Kenyan MSEs: ICT for Africa Conference 2011, Covenant University and Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria March 23-26.

  17. Bulbulia, Z., Blewett, C., Quilling, R., & Kanyi wamuyu, P. (2010) “The effectiveness of virtual teams on multi-country collaborative learning” Teaching & Learning Conference, Durban, South Africa, 2 (2011), 216-244

  18. Quilling, R., Blewett, C. Shea, T., Lewis, D., Wamuyu, P. K. & Maharaj, M. (2010). NextEd: an Ubun2.0 paradigm for technology enabled higher education. 5th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, e-Learning Africa 2010, Lusaka, Zambia, May 26-28.

  19. Wamuyu, P. K., & Manoj, M. (2009). Using Mobile technologies for eBusiness infrastructure in Kenyan rural Micro and Small Enterprises: BMC 2009, University of KwaZulu-Natal, November 2009, Durban, South Africa.

  20. Wamuyu, P. K. (2009). Wireless technologies and eBusiness infrastructure for Micro and Small Enterprises in rural areas of Kenya: Hype or Opportunity? 3rd International IDIA Development Informatics Conference, October 2009, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

  21. Masso, J., Ohaga, M. & Wamuyu P. K. (2008). Introducing E-Learning Course Management System, the Technological Challenges and Benefits – Daystar University Experience: E-Learning-Africa 2008 Conference, Accra, Ghana, May 2008.

  22. Wamuyu, P. K. 2007. Acceptance, Usage and Diffusion of ICT in Kenyan MSMEs: Status, Challenges and Opportunities. International Conference on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Kenyatta University, November 2007, Nairobi, Kenya

  23. Wamuyu, P. K. (2007). ICT in Development: Issues, challenges and opportunities in the Jua Kali sector. Scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference, JKUAT, October 2007, Nairobi, Kenya


  • Database Management Systems
  • Project Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Research Methods
  • Social Media Data Analytics