Office of the
Deputy Vice Chancellor
(Research, Innovation and Linkages)

Prof. Charles Ombuki,

Ph.D., MKIM

Professor in the Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics

MESSAGE FROM THE DVC

The division for Research, Innovation and Linkages at Machakos University is one of the newly established divisions with the overall responsibility for research policy development and general oversight of the University’s research activities, industry liaison, intellectual property and commercialization.
The creation of the division in a young University that was only awarded a Charter on the 7th of October 2016 is a clear demonstration of the University Council’s commitment to recognize and support research and innovation. The mission of Machakos University is to provide high level manpower through quality training, Research, Consultancy and Community Service. This evidently demonstrates that indeed research and creative inquiry is a core mandate of Machakos University.
The division therefore leads research, development, commercialization and innovation activities in the University. These activities include but not limited to; mobilization and disbursement of research funding, development and enforcement of policies on research and innovation, research collaboration, and industrial partnerships. The University recognizes and supports linkages with other institutions of higher learning and the broad industry at all levels including curriculum development.

Academic Profile

1.) AREA OF SPECIALIZATION
Business & Economics
2.) UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
Bachelor of Education (Arts)-Economics & Business Studies(Upper Second Class Honours), Kenyatta University, Kenya
Master of Arts in Economics, Kenyatta University, Kenya
PhD in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
3.) PAPERS PUBLISHED IN PEER-REFEREED JOURNALS
Maryanne Mwangi, Willy Muturi and Charles Ombuki (2015). “The Effects of Deposit to Asset Ratio on the Financial Sustainability of Deposit taking Micro-Finance Institutions in Kenya”. Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol. 111, Issue 8, Aug. 2015.
Justus Tari, Nelson H.W.Wawire and Charles Ombuki (2015). “ Employer Related Determinants of Scheme Design in Occupational Defined Contribution Schemes in Kenya”. European Journal of Business Management, Vol. 7, No. 6.
Justus Tari, Nelson H.W.Wawire and Charles Ombuki (2015). “ Trustee Related Determinants of Scheme Design in Occupational Defined Contribution Schemes in Kenya”. Research Journal of Finance and Accounting, Vol. 6, No. 3.
Busolo Victor and Charles Ombuki (2014). “Determinants of the Quality of Buildings By Contractors within Mavoko Municipality”. European Journal of Business Management, 1(11), 407-416.
Lucy Molonget, Charles Ombuki and Nelson Wawire (2014); “Effects of Competition On the Profitability of Cement Manufacturers in Kenya”. European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 7, pp 40-48.
Musyimi, S.M., Sila, D.N., Okoth, E.M., Onyango, C.A. and Mathooko, F.M. (2013a). The influence of process optimization on the fermentation profile of mango wine prepared from the Apple mango variety. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences. 17(3): 2600-2607.
Okoth, E. M., Sila, D.N., Onyango, C. A., Owino, .W.O., Musembi, S.M. and Mathooko F.M.(2013b). Evaluation of physical and sensory quality attributes of three mango varieties at three stages of ripeness, grown in lower eastern province of Kenya - part 1. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences. 17(3): 2608-2618.
Stephen Gitahi Njuru, Charles Ombuki, Nelson Wawire and Susan Okeri (2014): “Impact of Government Expenditure on Private Investment in Kenya”. Researchjournali’s Journal of Economics, Vol. 2 No. 8.
Joash Migosi, Charles Ombuki, Kennedy N. Ombuki and Zablon Evusa ( 2013): “Determinants of non-compliance of Public Procurement Regulations in Kenyan Secondary Schools”. International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies. Vol 5(7), PP 154-159.
Stephen Gitahi Njuru, Charles Ombuki, Nelson Wawire and Susan Okeri (2013): “Taxation and Private Investment: Evidence for Kenya”. International Journal of Economics and Management Science. Vol. 2, No. 11, 2013, pp. 78-93.
Caroline Wanjiku Karori, Agnes K. Mulewa, Charles Ombuki and Joash Migosi (2013): “ Effects of Head Teachers Leadership Styles on the Performance of Examinations in Public Primary Schools in Kikuyu District, Kenya”. International Journal of Educational Research and Reviews. Vol 1(4), PP. 053-065.
Fuchaka Waswa, Charles Ombuki, Joash Migosi and Joseph Metet (2013): “Assessment of Corporate Management Practices in Public Universities in Kenya”. International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, Vol. 5(2), PP.22-32.
Perez Ayieko Onono, Nelson H.W. Wawire and Charles Ombuki (2013): “The response of maize production in Kenya to economic incentives”. International Journal of Development and Sustainability (IJDS). Volume 2 Number 2 (2013). Paper available at http://isdsnet.com/ijds-in-press.
Joash Migosi, Daniel Nanok, Charles Ombuki, Kennedy N. Ombuki, Zablon Evusa and Joseph Metet (2012): “Determinants of primary school access and participation rates in the pastoralist Turkana County, Kenya” Universal journal of Education and General studies, UJEGS 1(11): 348-355
Joash Migosi, Daniel Nanok, Charles Ombuki and Joseph Metet (2012): “Hindrances to pupil’s access and participation in Primary School Education in Kakuma and Lokichogio Divisions , Turkana County” Universal journal of Education and General studies, 2012 1(10): 331-338
Joash Migosi, Daniel Nanok, Charles Ombuki and Joseph Metet (2012): Trends in Primary School dropout and Completion rates in the pastoralist Turkana, County, Kenya. Universal journal of Education and General Studies, 2012 1(10): 308-315
Charles Ombuki (2005): “Liberalization and Tea Production in Kenya” American International University Bangladesh Journal of Business and Economics. Volume 4,No. 1.
Charles Ombuki (2004): “Constraints to Smallholder Credit Investment in the Farm: A Case Study of Tea Farming in South-Kisii District of Kenya”, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 59, No. 4.
Charles Ombuki (2004): “Constraints to Small Holder Credit Investment in the Farm: A Case Study of Coffee Farming in South-Kisii District in Kenya”, American International University Bangladesh Journal of Business and Economics, Volume 1 No. 5.
UNIVERSITY LEVEL BOOK PUBLISHED
Perez Onono, Nelson Wawire and Charles Ombuki (2014). Response of Food Crops Production to Economic Incentives in Kenya. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.Saarbrucken,Deutschland/Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-58497-8.
Stephen Gitahi, Nelson Wawire and Charles Ombuki (2015). Effects of Fiscal Policy on Private Investment in Kenya. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Deutschland/Germany. ISBN: 978-659-70856-5.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS/BOOK REVIEWS
“Tea Industry in Kenya”; Proceedings of an International Conference on Globalization and its effects on Tea Plantation Workers held on December 2005, New Delhi, India.
WORK EXPERIENCE
2016 - Date - Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Linkages), Machakos University.
2015 - 2016 - Associate Professor of Economics & Ag. Dean, School of Business & Economics, Machakos University.
2011 - 2014 - Senior Lecturer of Economics & Dean, School of Business & Economics, South Eastern Kenya University.
2005 - 2011 - Lecturer of Economics, Chairman, Department of Economic Theory & Deputy Director in Charge of Programmes. Kenyatta University.