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Dr. BeatriceBeatrice Matiri-Maisori is a holder of PhD in International Business from University of International Business and Economics, Beijing (China), MBA (University of Nairobi) and Bachelor of Commerce (Kenyatta University – Kenya. Beatrice brings forth more than 20 years experiences in international business and trade, entrepreneurship and sustainability, market entry, business development and global value chains across Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and Middle East regions. She is a practicing business executive and entrepreneurship coach, a Markets Entry and International Business Development Consultant and an accomplished professor of Entrepreneurship and International Business. Beatrice’s research interests are in Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in Africa, International Business strategy, growing Global Value Chains, Entrepreneurship and building Sustainability. She has special interests in Mobile Tech, Renewable Energy, Health and pharmaceutical, Water and Sanitation Packaging, Blue Economy, Leather and Business Tourism industries

Dr. Gatogo - Profile PictureMichael G. Mwangi graduated with a Master of Divinity (Intercultural Studies) from International Leadership University (Nairobi, Kenya) in 2011. Michael also holds a Doctor of Ministry degree (Missions and Community Transformation) from Asbury Theological Seminary (Kentucky, United States) and a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies at Masinde Muliro University where he researched on the Role of Islam in National Cohesion and Integration in Kenya. He holds ten professional Certificates from Peace Operations Training Institute in Williamsburg Virginia and has presented papers in several international conferences. His areas of research interest are: Regionalism and conflict management, ethnicity and identity and religion in governance, development and politics.  Some of his work has been published in international journals while some papers for publication are in advanced stages. More than 10 years in University teaching.

Dr. JustusDr. Justus K.  Musya PhD, is a driven and outgoing lecturer with experience in teaching a wide range of courses including International Relations, Peace and Conflict studies and religious education. He is a highly skilled lecturer with over 20 years’ experience. He is a Ph.D. graduate in Peace and Conflict Studies from Masinde University of Science and Technology.  In addition, he has registered to pursue a Master of Arts in International Relations and Security Studies from Kenyatta University.

Dr. Musya has successfully supervised over ten masters’ students from various universities since he earned his PhD.

He has distinguished record of publication in academic journals all over the world. Commitment to helping university students develop their full potential in their studies. Strong philosophy of teaching, and knowledge of many different methods to motivate students to develop their expertise in specific areas. He is a dedicated partner to university programs and outreach events that help promote learning and support the community. Currently Dr. Musya is also coordinating the diploma program in International relations at Daystar University.

He has worked for 7 universities including; Riara University, Daystar University, Kisii University Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, St. Paul’s University, Africa Nazarene University, International Leadership University, Scott Christian University, Pioneer International University and four colleges: Corat Training Africa, Bethany Christian College, Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College and Narok Bible College.

Franklin Mwirigi Murianki (Kipaza) is a Intellectual, philosopher, Creative artist, Hip-Hop artist, writer, DJ, scriptwriter, actor, scholar, civil activist, Financier of Tech projects, lecturer, mental health advisor, Philanthropist, social entrepreneur and UN peacekeeper.

Franklin Murianki, works with the United Nations Support office in SOMALIA (UNSOS) as a Political Affairs Liaison Affairs. UNSOS is a DPO/DOS mission that is mandated in Peacekeeping Operations. His duties include AU – UN mandated Pre-deployment Training to P/TCC.
Past positions have been with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kakuma refugee camp and Dadaab refugee camp (Dadaab is the largest refugee camp in the world) as a Resettlement and a Protection Officer. He is currently an adjunct lecturer at Riara University in the faculty of International Relations & Diplomacy (IR&D).

Franklin holds a Bachelor of Science in International Busines Administration – International Marketing Major. Additional course work in BSc.. International Relations, additional work in Psychology. He is currently enrolled at the American Military University pursuing a Certificate in Security Studies, and also holds a Certificate from JKUAT -MMS systems. Franklin Murianki holds a double Masters in International Peace Studies & International Law from the United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica. He has also undertaken numerous UN trainings in Kenya and abroad and has held many more positions in different capacities.
Consultation Hours: Monday: 2:10 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

YukoJames is an Adjunct Lecturer in the school of International Relations and Diplomacy where he teaches; Comparative Political Systems, and Foundations of Conflict Analysis and Management. James holds a B.A degree (2010) and an M.A degree (2020) in Political Science and Public Administration with a focus on Comparative Politics and International Relations-both from the University of Nairobi. His M.A dissertation is a longitudinal study that examines the influence of devolution on access to public healthcare services in Kenya, 2013-2018. Before joining the school of International Relations and Diplomacy, James served as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration-University of Nairobi. Previously, James worked as a Policy Research Assistant at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), and as a Grants Administrator at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)-Kenya Office.

GeorgeGeorge Moywaywa Maangi is an adjunct lecturer at the Department of International Relations & Diplomacy, Riara University. He holds a Master of Arts in Diplomacy degree from the Institute of Diplomacy & International Studies, University of Nairobi. He is also a graduate teacher from the same university. He also has an 8 years high school teaching experience in Literature, History and Global Citizenship.

Mr. Maangi is currently pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Studies at the Institute of Diplomacy & International Studies (IDIS), University of Nairobi due for completion in 2022.  Mr. Maangi is passionate on issues related to diplomatic discourse, Global Security, Regional Integration with particular attention to the East African Community and the European Union as well as Human Security and Environment-related issues especially Climate Change. For co-curricular activities Mr Maangi writes opinion articles for publication in the weekend editions of the Standard Newspaper whereby he gives opinion on trending international issues. He also runs GMurgor Consultants, a private firm that involves itself in International Relations and Diplomacy issues. Mr. Maangi is currently working on two academic research projects titled: Nationalism, Sovereignty and Extremism: The Insurmountable Threats to Globalization and The Threats of Climate Change Adaptation Measures on the Well-being of Indigenous Peoples.

When not working on academic pursuits, Mr. Maangi spends time on travelling for adventure, learning French and Spanish as well as engaging in international issues-based debates.

He can be contacted on:



Twitter: @georgemaangi1

Skype: george.maangi

IMG_0893Ms. Ahmed is an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, specializing in Development and Diplomacy, Riara University. She completed her Master’s degree in Development Studies at United States International University – Africa and has published two articles in the field of International Relations on; the impact of Foreign Direct Investments on Economic Growth in Kenya and the 2nd CVE series on Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism. She wrote her Master’s thesis under her Development major, titled Contextualizing the Impact of Remittance Flows in Economic Growth and Development with a specific focus on the Eastleigh Community Business District in Nairobi, Kenya. Ms. Ahmed received a BA in IR and Diplomacy from Riara University. Ms. Ahmed has previously worked in Research for 3 years and has expertise in drafting and writing Research Papers. Ms. Ahmed’s areas of interests and specialization include; International Development, Global Studies, Migration and Remittances.