Prof. Franklin Wabwoba

Prof. Franklin Wabwoba

Name: Prof. Franklin Wabwoba

Contact details:



Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya, 2010- 2013PhD in Information Technology
Kenyatta University, Kenya, 2003-2006Master of Science (Computer Applications)
Institute of Health Care Administration, India, 2000-2001Advanced Diploma In Human Resource Development
University of South Africa, South Africa, 1996–1997Postgraduate Endorsement (Education Management
Egerton University, Kenya, 1988–1991Bachelor of Education (Science): (Education, Computer science and Mathematics)

Field of Specialization

  • Information Technology
  • Green Computing
  • Database systems
  • Computer Applications
  • Software Engineering
  • Computing and Society

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Association of Computing Machines: Professional Membership Number 4240505
  • The Association of International Engineers (Software Engineer) (IAENG): Member No: 145980

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
2012- presentKibabii University, Bungoma, KenyaDeputy Vice Chancellor (Academics and Student Affairs)
  • Associate Professor
  • Dean, School of Computing and Informatics
  • Oversee the Quality assurance, development and implementation of academic programmes and regulations in the School of Computing and Informatics (SCAI) and to ensure that they address the research issues of the nation;
  • Co-ordinate implementation of appropriate quality assurance in learning and course delivery, research within SCAI;
  • Oversee the implementation of relevant policies in curricula, course delivery, examination and certification for quality scholarship, monitor and evaluate in SCAI;
  • Develop master plan and strategic plan of SCAI for a strategic direction in learning and students’ affairs
  • Prepare work plans and procurement plans in SCAI for proper guidance and equitable distribution of resources for academic activities during the academic calendar;
  • Allocate work and execute their performance for efficient utilization of human resources in SCAI;
  • Provide academic leadership to members in SCAI to ensure that the department works towards achieving the set goals;
  • Prepare budget for SCAI and ensure sustainable and sound financial practices; and
  • Source for funds for infrastructural development for SCAI
2007-2012Masinde Murilo University of Science and Technology, Kakamega, KenyaHead of Computer Science Department
  • Lecturer
  • Departmental Examinations Coordinator
  • Handling all departmental examination matters
  • Lecturing undergraduate and graduate: Computing and Information technology courses
  • Supervision of research projects
2000-2007Mumias sugar Company Limited, Mumias, KenyaHead of Human ResourceIT training manager / teacher
  • Planning and managing budget of Computer training section
  • Training personnel and student on ICT
  • Managing PERPAY system on need to need basis
1998-2000Friends School- Kamusinga, Kimilili, KenyaPrincipalCareers Master and Teacher
  • Handling careers matters
  • Teaching Computer Studies and Mathematics
1992-1997Eldoret Polytechnic, Eldoret, KenyaPrincipalAssistant Registrar and lecturer
  • Handling administration matters
  • Lecturing: computer Science and Engineering Mathematics

Professional Research Interest

  • Information Technology and impact on society
  • Green Computing
  • Data Analytics
  • Internet of Things
  • Database systems
  • Software Engineering,
  • Cloud computing
  • Human Computer Interface
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Informatics
  • Computer forensics

Research Experience and Funds Attracted

YearPosition in ProjectResponsibilities/DutiesResearch/Project TitleAmount (₤, €, $, KES)
2018Project Coordinator and Principal InvestigatorCoordinator and Principal Investigator of all activities, led and trained team in writing the proposal; accounting officer and technical reports producer; procuring research equipmentKibabii University Information and Communication Technology HUB (KICTH): A Research Infrastructure support funding$648,000
2017Researcher and deputy PIResearch design, Data Collection, Results presentation, Co-researcher and coordinating three PhD students on the projectThe Adoption of Internet of Things and Data Visualisation for Disaster Management in Kenya (A multidisciplinary research funding project)$100,000
2017SupervisorTraining PhD student, Ms. Roselida Maroko Ongare, on sourcing for research funding, undertaking research and accounting for fundingUtilization of Internet and Mobile Technologies for Sustainable Development Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas in Kenya$20,000
2016SupervisorTraining PhD student, Ms. Wechuli Alice Nambilo, on sourcing for research funding, undertaking research and accounting for fundingSocial Engineering practices and cyber security modeling for secure mobile banking service provision$5,000
2016SupervisorTraining PhD student, Mr. Yonah Etene, on sourcing for research funding, undertaking research and accounting for fundingComputing resources management model for sustainable integration of Information Communication Technology integration in primary schools$ 4,000
2016SupervisorTraining MSc student, Ms. Joy Wafula, on sourcing for research funding, undertaking research and accounting for fundingUsers and Managerial practices framework for cloud computing adoption in service delivery by Kenyan Universities$1,300
2016SupervisorTraining MSc student, Mr. Peter W. Simiyu, on sourcing for research funding, undertaking research and accounting for fundingE-waste management system for environmental sustainability in Kenya$ 3,300
2015SupervisorTraining PhD student, Ms. Dorcus Arshley Shisoka, on sourcing for research funding, undertaking research and accounting for fundingA framework for adoption of multimodal biometric security systems in government institutions in Kenya$ 4,600
2014SupervisorTraining PhD student, Mr. Micheal Muchiri, on sourcing for research funding, undertaking research and accounting for fundingModelling security usability on digital inclusion in E-service provision$ 5,000
2012Principal InvestigatorResearcher and accountingEnhancing Green ICT through alignment of personnel capacity and work place readiness in Kenya$ 9,000


YearPosition in Consultancy TeamResponsibilities/DutiesConsultancy/Project TitleAmount (₤, €, $, KES)
2014Team memberFacilitation and paper presentationBungoma County convention whose theme was “Visioning ICT for Bungoma County”$360,000
2010Team member and deputy team leaderTask force member to formulate the policyICT Bungoma County ICT task force. To formulate a policy framework for the County ICT operations.$200,000

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters

  • Malanga K. N., Mehat J., Ganchev I. & Wabwoba F. (2016). Predicting Faults in Open Source Software: Trends and Challenges. In Crowston, K., Hammouda, I., Lindman, J., Lundell, B., and Robles, G. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium at the 12th International Conference on Open Source Systems, Skövde University Studies in Informatics 2016:1, pp.55 – 73 ISBN: 978-91-978513-9-8, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden.

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. Ronoh K. R., Mbugua S. and Wabwoba F. (2018). Innovative features driving mobile phone usage by students in Kenya. International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Research 5(1):180-184 DOI: 21884/IJMTER.2018.5027.9V5F7 E-ISSN 2349-9745 P-ISSN 2393-8161
  2. Otanga D, Wabwoba F. & Samita L W (2017). The user’s skills, capacity on security for mobile computing in universities. International Journal of Computer Technology & Applications 8(5):622-633 ISSN:2229-6093
  3. Mayeku B., Wabwoba F. and Hogrefe D. (2017). Influence of Social Personalization on Performance in Group Learning. AFRICON, 2017 IEEE. Date of Conference 18-20 Sept. 2017 at Cape Town, South Africa. E-ISSN: 2153-0033 DOI: 1109/AFRCON.2017.8095573 INSPEC Accession Number: 17337960
  4. Nambiro A. W., Wabwoba F. and Barasa P. (2017). Mobile communications and Telecommuting: Are they a necessary evil for Business Community in Kenya? Africa International Journal of Management Education and Governance (AIJMEG) 2(4):103-111 ISSN: 2518-0827.
  5. Wechuli N. A., Wabwoba F. and Wasike J. (2017) User Perceived Secure Mobile Banking Service Provision Framework. International Journal of Computer Engineering and Information Technology (IJCEIT) 9(10):225-232 E-ISSN 2412-8856.
  6. Nambiro A. W., Wabwoba F. and Wasike J. (2017). Cyber Security to Mobile Banking in SACCOs in Kenya. International Journal of Computer (IJC). 27(1): 133-140. ISSN 2307-4523
  7. Motochi V., Barasa S., Owoche P. and Wabwoba F. (2017). The role of virtualisation towards green computing and environmental sustainability. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering and Technology (IJARCET) 6(6):851-858. ISSN 2278-1323
  8. Barasa S., Barasa P., Motochi V. & Wabwoba F (2016). Global Information Technology Infrastructure in Addressing the Borderless Problem of Overpopulation. Journal of Computer (JoC) 1(4): 7-19 ISSN: 2518-6205
  9. Barasa S., Barasa P., Motochi V. and Wabwoba F. (2016). Trends in Green Computing Paradigms towards Environment, Eco Friendly Technology and Future Sustainable Kenya. Interdisciplinary Journal of Computer Engineering Research and Technology. 6(6):851-858 ISSN ISSN:2278–1323
  10. Otanga D. & Wabwoba F. (September 2016) Approaches in Information System Security in Universities in Mobile Computing Environment. International Journal of Research in Information Technology 4(9):19-30 ISSN 2001-5569
  11. Otanga D. & Wabwoba F. (September 2016). Emerging Security Challenges for Information Systems in Mobile Computing Environment in Universities. International Journal of Research in Information Technology 4(9):31-41 ISSN 2001-5569
  12. Tsinale L. H., Wabwoba F. Ikoha A. P. and Otibine O.T. (2016). Performance expectancy as a determinant for cloud computing acceptance in Kenyan Public Universities. International Journal of Applied Research 2(8):353-363 ISSN Number: 2394-7500 (print), ISSN Number: 2394-5869 (electronic)
  13. Muchiri M., Wabwoba F. and Micheni M. E. (2016). ICT definition implication on ICT career choice and exclusion among women. International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science (IJITCS) 8(5): 62-71 ISSN 2074-9007 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9015 (Online) DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2016.05.07
  14. Njoki M. M. and Wabwoba F. (2015). The role of ICT in social inclusion: A review of literature. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) 4 (12):380-387 ISSN (Online): 2319-7064
  15. Malanga K. N., Mehat J., Ivaylo G. and Wabwoba F. (2015). Assessing Quality of Open Source Software Based on Community Metrics. International Journal of Software Engineering and Its Applications (IJSEIA) 9(12): 337- 348. ISSN: 1738-9984
  16. Njoki M. M., Wabwoba F. and Micheni M. E. (2015). Security and usability enhancing e-service marginalization for digital vulnerable groups. International Journal of Science and Technology 4(12):552-564 ISBN: 2049-7318
  17. Batoya B. I., Wabwoba F., Kilwake J. (2015). Influence of Social Technical Factors on ICT Readiness for Primary Schools in Bungoma County, Kenya. Unified Journal of Computer Science Research 1(1) 001- 007 ISBN: 1432-1141
  18. Ronoh L. C., Muchiri G. M. & Wabwoba F. (2015). Factors Affecting Requirements Elicitation for Heterogeneous Users of Information Systems. International Journal of Computer Science Engineering and Technology (IJCSET) 5(3):35-39 ISSN 2231-0711