Department: Recreation Management and Exercise Science
Specialization: Disability sports and adapted physical activity
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  • Disability Sports
  •  Physical Activity Interventions
  • Policy analysis and development in Sports Management
  • Adventure, Outdoor Education and Experiential learning
  • Park recreation and Management


  • Njenga, D., Muthomi, N. & Bukhala, P (2018). Influence of Skill-related Coaching-efficacy on the Motivation of Special Olympics Volunteer-coaches Motivation in Nairobi, Kenya. In Gaudin, B. & Wolde, B. (Eds.), Kenyan and Ethiopian Athletics: Towards an Alternative Scientific Approach. Addis Ababa: IRD Editions
  • Kamau, JW, Njenga, DG, Goodwin, Y., Muthomi, N. & Kimutai, R. (2017). Leisure from International Voices: A Kenyan Perspective. In Henderson, K. & Sivan, A. (Ed.), Leisure from International Voices. Urbana: Sagamore–Venture Publishing LLC
  • Njenga, D. (2015). Volunteer Coaches’ Efficacy and Motivation in community and school-based Special Olympics Programmes in Nairobi, Kenya. Post-graduate research thesis, Kenyatta University.
  • Njenga, D., Muthomi, H. & Bukhala, P. Influence of Skill-related coaching-efficacy on Special Olympics volunteer-coaches’ motivation in Nairobi County, Kenya.
    Paper presented at the East-African Athletics & Social Sciences International Conference of 29th June – 1st July 2015, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
  • Njenga, D. & Kamau, J. Bagging Environmental Conservation Medals: Kenya’s new finishing line.
    2016 Leisure and Recreation Association of South Africa (LARASA) World Leisure Congress in Durban, from 27 – 30 June 2016
  • Kagunda,S., Njenga, D., Nkatha, M. & Mughala, B. Adherence in Exercise for Clients in Selected Health Clubs in Nairobi.
    2nd International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa (PASHDA) at Kenyatta University.
  •  Njenga, D. Carrying disability sports to national prominence: the role of print media in Kenya.
    2nd International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa (PASHDA) at Kenyatta University.

Research Secretariat

  • “Effects of Mental Training on the Performance of college aged Distance Athletes” in 2007 conducted by IAAF Athletics Academy-K.U, and Department of Exercise, Recreation and Sports Science.
  • Effect of peer-tutor programme on social, psychomotor and physical fitness of youth with and without intellectual disability in Nairobi County, Kenya.
  •  “Special Olympics Young-Athletes evaluation research”. A collaboration of Special Olympics, Kenya and University of Massachusetts.
  • Assessment of performance measures of Kenyan athletes with physical impairment on classification activity limitation tests for running events.
  • Evidence Based Classification Project – collaboration of International Paralympics Committee (IPC), University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia and Masinde Muliro University of Technology. Research done between 24th Nov and 7th Dec, 2013. 


  • - Module Writing and E-Learning Pedagogy – a training workshop by the Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning, Kenyatta University – February 2014
  • - Social Science Research Methods Workshop at MMUST, a collaboration of French Embassy, Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and MMUST – June 2014.
  • - Physiology Workshop in Kenyatta University in collaboration with Axiology Labs, South Africa- May 21st-22nd, 2015.