Prof. Judith Miguda-Attyang is an accomplished university don whose academic career spans twenty-six years. She holds Ph.D. in linguistics, and M.Phil. Degree both from Delhi University, India. She has a Bachelor of Education degree from University of Nairobi and Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics at Birmingham University in the UK. Prof. Miguda-Attyang also holds Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (the Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, Delhi. Prof. Miguda-Attyang is currently a member of Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee and chairs its Summit and Council of Governors Affairs, Planning, Budgeting and Finance Thematic Area.
In 1990, she joined the Department of Communication Skills, Moi University as an assistant lecturer. In 1992 she moved to Maseno University as a lecturer. In 2005, Prof. Miguda-Attyang rose to the rank of senior lecturer, and was appointed chairperson of the Department of Communication and Media Technology. As chairperson, she oversaw exponential growth and capacity increase and development in the Department. Through collaborations and networks, she established the institution radio station, Equator FM. Under her chairmanship, the student enrollment increased significantly and the Department was rated highly by both students and other stake holders. In 2010, she joined Bondo University College (BUC), which later became the Jaramogi Oginga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) as an associate Professor of linguistics. On joining BUC Prof. Miguda-Attyang was appointed the founding director of the Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPS). As director of BPS Prof. Miguda-Attyang established and presided over a very vibrant institute which within three years had established all the required infrastructure, policies, rules and regulations; and very importantly graduated a large number of both Ph.D. and masters students.
In addition to her intellectual pursuits Prof. Miguda-Attyang has deep interest in Social Development and governance issues. Over the years she has trained and sensitized communities in civic education and public participation, gender and development; and human rights and advocacy issues. In the years running to Kenya’s new proposed system of government Prof. Miguda-Attyang took a keen interest in the new system of government development and was instrumental in developing and teaching a certificate course curriculum on devolved system of government at JOOUST.
It is Prof. Miguda-Attyang’s deepest desire that Kenya will succeed beyond anybody’s dream in her adoption of the total devolved system of government. In their choice of government, the Kenyan people have taken a very bold and courageous step and they need bold and courageous men and women to help midwife the total cooperation between the two levels of government on which the success of the system totally depends.