With more than 2M international tourist arrivals, over 1.5 billion USDestimated tourism receiptsand almost 4M domestic bed nights, it’s clear that the tourism industry in Kenya is thriving and the future of the sector is bright. Accordingly, the School of Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Studies (STHLS) strives to ensure that we provide the opportunities, tools and the knowledge and skills for tourism, hospitality and leisure professionals. Through pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, research and outreach programs that are globally competitive and committed to economic and social advancements, our students become empowered, market-ready leaders, poised to shape the future of the industry. The tourism, hospitality and leisure industry in Kenya and elsewhere in the world awaits dynamic thinkers, leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, executive chefs, hoteliers, tour and travel operators, tour and travel guides, strategists, policy makers, researchers and industry disruptors. The STHLS wishes to play its role in the development of talent in our country and beyond as we take the lead in the sector. To those dreaming of a career in tourism and hospitality we at STHLS want to assure you that we’re here to help turn those dreams into reality.

The STHLS currently offers Diploma in Tourism and Wildlife Management, Bachelor of Hotels and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Tourism Management, and Bachelor of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Management. Additionally, the School is in the process of developing two Master’s programs: Tourism Management and Hospitality Management. The school also focuses on growing its research output as well as meeting the local community and other relevant stakeholders at their point of need to provide technical expertise and other related support systems through collaborations and partnerships for mutual benefits of all parties. The STHLS aspires to become a symbol of excellence in tourism, hospitality and leisure studies in Kenya and globally.

Dean- School of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Studies

Dr. Erick V.O. Fwaya,

Dr. Erick V.O. Fwaya is Senior Lecturer and Dean, School of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Studies. He previously served as the Chairperson of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management as well as the Department of Hospitality Management at Maasai Mara University and The Technical University of Kenya respectively. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Institution Management, a Master of Science in Hospitality Management and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Hospitality Management all from Maseno University, Kenya. Dr. Fwaya is a Fellow of the Tourism Professional Association and member of Kenya DAAD Scholars Association. Dr. Fwaya’s research interests are in performance management, innovation and emerging technologies, strategic human resource management in hospitality and tourism product