Mr. Shani Yusuf Petenya

Tutorial fellow

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Specialization: Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.


M.Sc. Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University, USA (2014 - 2016)

BA (Tourism & Sociology), University of Nairobi (2010 – 2013)

Research Interest

  • Parks management dynamics
  • Recreational use – indoor and outdoor in contemporary society / parks management dynamics
  • Leisure consumption and management aspects
  • Tourism management and policy issues – (ecotourism, sustainable tourism, community based tourism)
  • Minority / special groups access to recreation and leisure
  • Recreational Therapy and wellness
  • My research interest lies in parks, recreation, leisure, and tourism management where I seek to examine the whole spectra of parks, recreation, leisure, and tourism management aspects in relation to the contemporary society versus traditional society. Focal areas include; access, enjoyment, benefits (tangible / intangible), challenges, and remedial strategies.


Shani Y. Petenya, Kenneth F. Backman, Sheila J. Backman, & Gregory P. Ramshaw (2016). Host’s motivations for participation,  problems and challenges in homestay tourism – Shompole Maasai, Kenya. Pro-Quest.  Published.