Maseno University

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Department of Communication and Media Technology


The department of Communication and Media offers a degree course which leads to specialization in Public Relations, Print Media and Electronic Media. These strands lead to career in Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Radio and Television Journalism. The Bachelor’s programme has a practical and theoretical base of training which allows students to exploit their talents in the communication profession. In addition the department also offers a Masters Degree programme in Communication and Media. This programme enables students to ground their theory into concretized research in the media field. A doctoral programme is also offered by the department. Other programmes that the department has been able to mount are certificate and diploma programmes.

To be a centre for excellence in Mass Communication Training and Research in the region.

To ensure quality service provision to students and to guarantee that the department is responsive to market needs in the areas of institutional communication, electronic and print media.

Quality Objectives

1.    To train personnel on research and national development.
2.    To train journalists who can sub and report proficiently in the new world order
3.    To train communication specialist who can handle institutional communication needs and also be responsive to new emergent situations.
4.    To train students on electronic media and how they can use that to transmit news and programmes to mass media audience.
5.    To enhance staff training and development so as to improve service, products, methods and environment.
6.    To promote linkages that would qualitatively improve departmental training and research objective.


Postgraduate Programmes

Doctorate in Media Studies
Masters in Communication and Mass Media



Undergraduate Programmes



Diploma Programmes

Public Relations
Journalism and Mass Mass Media



Certificate Programmes

Public Relations
Journalism and Mass Media


Dr. Charles Nyambuga

Chair of Departments


Address: P.o.Box 333 Kisumu

Qualification:Ph.D (Media Studies) (NMMU), Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism (MU), Bachelor of Journalism (MU), Bachelor of Arts English, Economics
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Dr. Christine Ombaka
(On Leave)


Qualification: B.ED, M.ED, Ph.D

George Otieno Ojuondo

Mr. George Otieno Ojuondo

Qualification: BA, MA Communication


Mr. David Onuonga


Qualification: B.ED, M.ED, P.G.D.P Public Relations

Charles Juma Othina

Mr. Charles Juma Othina


Qualification: BA, MA Communication

Mr. Emukule Emojong


Qualification: BA, MA Communication