Professor Edward Akong’o Oyugi holds a PhD in Psychology and paedagogy from the University of Cologne, Germany and post-doctoral training from University of Cologne, Germany and University of Bayreuth, Germany.

He has held senior academic and research positions in several universities such as Kenyatta University, Bayreuth University (Germany), University of Heidelberg, (Germany), United States International University, Kenya and Tangaza College, Kenya.

He has been a member of the National Economic and Social Council and the Task Force on Devolution. He was also the Executive Director of Social Development Network (SODNET) for several years.

Professor Oyugi has published extensively and written several books, articles, book chapters, and papers on diverse subjects. He has received several awards including Otto Benecke Foundation Award (1980) and Hellmann/Hammett Award of the Fund for Free Expression, New York (1992).