Personal profile

Research interests

  • Examining the role of EAC in promoting peacebuilding and security
  • Kenya’s foreign policy and its regional implications
  • Leadership and post conflict peacebuilding
  • Borderland communities and regional integration

Biographical details

Sylvanus Wekesa is currently is pursuing his Doctorate in Leadership Studies with reference to Security and Development at King’s College London, where he is working on a thesis provisionally entitled, 'Leadership and the Politics of Borderland Communities: Integration, Peace and Security in the East African Community'. This looks at the leadership role of the EAC in security and conflict intervention in the East African region. Wekesa holds a BA in History and Political Studies from Kenyatta University and a MSc in Security, Leadership and Society from King’s College London. Sylvanus also writes for a personal blog on topical leadership issues in the East African region.

Research interests (short)


  • East African Community regional integration
  • Kenya's foreign policy 
  • Borderland communities in East Africa
  • Leadership and security


Education/Academic qualification

Security, Leadership and Society, Master in Science

Award Date: 23 Jan 2017

Bachelor of Arts

Award Date: 12 Jan 2010


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