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Dr.Dennis Mbugua Muthama | Land Tenure Administration | Best Researcher Award

Lecturer University of Nairobi Kenya

Dennis Mbugua Muthama, Ph.D., is a distinguished academic and researcher in the field of Real Estate, Construction Management, and Quantity Surveying. He serves as a lecturer at the University of Nairobi, bringing extensive expertise in land tenure, urbanization, and peri-urban land administration.


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πŸŽ“ Education:

  • PhD in Geomatics Engineering (Land Tenure and GIS Specialisation), University of Calgary (2015 – 2022)
  • MSc in Governance and Development (Distinction), University of Antwerp (2010 – 2011)
  • BA in Land Economics (First Class Honours), University of Nairobi (2005 – 2009)


πŸ’Ό Experience:

  • Lecturer, University of Nairobi (2023 – Present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, British Institute in Eastern Africa (2023 – Present)
  • Tutorial Fellow, University of Nairobi (2014 – 2023)
  • Part-time Lecturer, University of Nairobi (2012 – 2014)

Research Interests

πŸ”¬ Research Interests: Dennis Mbugua Muthama focuses on post-conflict peri-urban land tenure, digitalisation, and urbanisation. His work emphasizes effective land administration in rapidly changing urban settings.


πŸ† Awards:

  • Seun Ajayi AfRES Doctoral Thesis Award (2022)
  • IFRA Research Grant (2022)
  • International Real Estate Society Doctoral Student Fellow (2021)
  • Multiple scholarships from the University of Calgary and other institutions


πŸ“ Publications:

  1. Muthama, D. M. (2024). Street level land administration in post-conflict peri-urban areas: the case of Waitiki Farm. Survey Review. Accepted.
  2. Datta, A., & Muthama, D. M. (2024). Sorting Paper: Archival labour of digitising land records in Kenya. The Geographical Journal. Published Online.
  3. Muthama, D. M., Gateri, C., & Kinoti, I. (2024). Participatory digitisation to bridge the land tenure information gap in Nairobi’s informal settlements. Accepted at TRIALOG Journal.
  4. Wamuyu, I.N., & Muthama, D. M. (2024). To assess the impact of COVID-19 in the delivery of Professional Courses in the School of Built Environment. A case study of the University of Nairobi. Africa Habitat Review Journal, 19(1), May 2024. Online.
  5. Muthama, D. M., & Wamuyu, I.N. (2022). The Impact of Covid-19 on the Valuation Profession in Kenya – A Case Study of Nairobi County Valuers. Africa Habitat Review Journal, 16. Online.
  6. Muthama, D.M., Barry, M., & Ballantyne, B. (2020). Improving Land Tenure Administration Effectiveness in a Post-Conflict Peri-Urban Mombasa Settlement. Urban Forum, 31, 237–253.
  7. Muthama, D. M., Tompkins, E., & Barry, M. (2019). Conflict between Indigenous land claims and registered title: Case studies from Canada and Kenya. Geomatica, 73, 15-27.
Dennis Mbugua Muthama | Land Tenure Administration | Best Researcher Award

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