Prof. Oyugi is a University Professor as well as the Coordinator of the Social Development Network (SODNET) in Nairobi, Kenya. He is deeply involved in a number of civil society initiatives including the World and African Social Forum.
Prof. Oyugi holds a PhD in Psychology and Pedagogy 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 also 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.
Prof. 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).