Ms. Christine Olanga

Designation: Tutorial Fellow
Department: Tourism and Hospitality Management

Research Interests

  • Cultural event promotion and sponsorship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Management.

Academic Background

 Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management Kenyatta University 2015
 Bachelors Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management Kenyatta University 2009

Work Experience

 Tutorial Fellow Dedan Kimathi University of Technology May 2015 to Date
 External Part-Time Lecturer Egerton University 2010-2015
 Part-Time Lecturer Technical University of Kenya 2013-2014
 Travel Logistics & Field Monitoring Assistant Population Services International, Kenya 2008-2009

Areas of Expertise

  • Hospitality Management
  • Events Management.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Olanga, C.A., Gesage, B., & Murungi, C (2015). Planning expertise, variables influencing Performance outcomes and management of wedding planning firms in Nairobi County, Kenya. African Journal of Tourism Hospitality and Leisure Studies 1(1).

Publications in conference proceedings

  • Olanga, C., Gesage, B., & Murungi, C. (2014). Planning Expertise, Variables Influencing Performance Outcomes and Management of Wedding Organization Firms in Nairobi County, Kenya.
    Paper Presented in International Antalya Hospitality Tourism and Travel Research Conference 9th-12th December 2014 Porto Bello Hotel Antalya; Turkey. ISBN: 978-605-4483-22-8

Awards, Scholarships and Recognitions

  • Vice Chancellor’s Post Graduate Tuition Grant, Kenyatta University, Kenya(September 2009- September 2011) Support level: Kshs. 300,000


  • MSc. thesis: Impact of Firmographics, Expertise, Constraints and Constraint Management Methods on Weddings Organized by Wedding Planning Firms in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Other Academic and Professional Achievements

  • French Café Crème 2, Alliance Francias Nairobi, Kenya (2002)