Barrack Muluka biography, age, wife, phd, profile, education

Barrack Muluka (born on 10 January 1958 in Kakamega) is a Kenyan publisher and political analyst. He has worked with ELT East African Educational Publications as editor.

He is a publishing editor and strategic communications adviser. Barrack has written articles on politics and regularly comments on affairs relating to social and the public. 

As a writer, he has many Kenyan biographies and several literary works to his name. He has also written on social and political treatises.


Barrack Muluka biography
NameBarrack Okwaro Muluka
Born10 January 1958 (age 63 years)
Kakamega, Kenya
EducationBA, MA, Ph.D, PGD
Alma materUniversity of Nairobi
University of Leicester
WifeDorothy Nafula Makokha
ChildrenEugene Samuel, Lorraine Anyanje
ProfessionWriter, publisher, political analyst


The seasoned publisher was born on 10 January 1958 to the family of Jairus Maina and Roselyn Anyanje (Shivachi) Muluka in Kakamega, Kenya.


He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Politics and International Relations from University of Leicester (2012 – 2020).

For his Master’s degree (MA), he attended the University of Nairobi and studied Armed Conflict & Peace Studies (2008 – 2010). 

Barrack Muluka studied for a PGD Mass Communication in Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (1985 – 1986).

He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Linguistics and English at the University of Nairobi (1979 – 1983).


In 1983, he was a Graduate teacher at TSC, Nairobi, Kenya. In the same year, he began to work as a Radio producer for Voice of Kenya and left the job in 1986.

The job as a lecturer at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communications followed the same year and worked for a year until 1987.

In 1987, he became an editor for ELT East African Educational Publications and worked with them until 1996. Other job roles and memberships include;

  • Public manager (1994 – 1996)
  • Editorial and production director (since 1997)
  • Editorial consultant Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Nairobi (since 1997)
  • Member Africa Council Communications Education (since 1989) 
  • Member, trainer African Public Institute (1994)
  • Trainer Collaborative Center Gender & Development (since 1997)


Marquis Who’s Who listed Barrack Okwaro Muluka as a “noteworthy publisher”.


  • International Board Books for the Young
  • Kenya Oral Literature Association
  • Kenya Children’s Literature Association.

Private life

He is married to Dorothy Nafula Makokha. The couple exchanged their marital vows on 5 December 1983. Their marriage is blessed with children – Eugene Samuel, Lorraine Anyanje.


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  3. About – Barrack Muluka“.  Barrack Muluka. Retrieved 01-06-2021. 

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