Ph.D.,M.Sc.(Textiles Science and Design),B.Sc.( Textiles, Clothing and Design)
 Fashion Design And Marketing
Contact Address: 
P.O. Box 16891-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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Area of Specialization:
Garment Pattern Making Techniques and Creative Fashion design 
Research Interests:
Fashion design education, Consumer behavior, Clothing design practices and Body image.
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6136-0339

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  • Faustina Emefa Agordah, Isika Juliet Kaindi, PhD, Kisato Jacqueline, PhD, Instructional Resources for Skill Acquisition in the Art of Millinery for Higher National Diploma: A Study of Fashion Design in Technical Universities in Ghana , East African Journal of Education Studies: Vol 6 No 2 (2023): East African Journal of Education Studies. https://doi.org/10.37284/eajes.6.2.1405
  • Faustina Emefa Agordah, Kisato Jacqueline, PhD, Isika Juliet Kaindi, PhD, Prerequisites for Millinery Art Skills Acquisition by Higher National Diploma Fashion Design Students in Ghana , East African Journal of Arts and Social Sciences: Vol 6 No 2 (2023): East African Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. https://doi.org/10.37284/eajass.6.2.1411
  • Kereth, G., Oigo, E. B., Isika, J K., & Kimaro, M. H. (2022). Behavioral determinants associated with customers’ choice of apparel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. International Journal of Home Economics, 15(2), 80-90.
  • Kidokoro T, Fuku N, Yanagiya T, Takeshita T, Takaragawa M, Annear M, Xiaojie T, Waiganjo LB, Bogonko LF, Isika JK, Kigaru MD, Mwangi FM.. 2020 Physical activity and sedentary behaviour patterns among Kenyan and Japanese children: A comprehensive cross-country comparison. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (12), 4254, 2020 EISSN 1660-4601
  • Isika, JK.,2016: Fashion Design:‘Real’ Fabric Use in Draping and Curriculum Implementation in Public Institutions of Higher Learning in Nairobi County, Kenya.IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSR-JRME) Volume 6, Issue 4 Ver. III (Jul. - Aug. 2016), PP 52-60 www e-ISSN: 2320–7388,p-ISSN: 2320–737X.iosrjournals.org
  • Isika,JK.2016: The Competencies of Fashion Design Teachers in Public Institutions of Higher Learning in Nairobi County, Kenya.International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research.Volume 26, No 1 2016 of IJSBAR 26(1), 278-291.(ISSN 2307-4531)

Conferences/ Workshops/Seminars

  • 18th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists 2021 hosted online by the University of Warwick, 1-3 September 2021
  • Secretariat for Curriculum Review of the Fashion Design and Marketing the Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes at Kenyatta University, 2020 - 2021
  • Panel Course Member for Validation of TVET Diploma in Interior Design Syllabus, held at Mitihani House South C, on 5th-_9th, March 2018
  • Textile, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) Conference on “Research Application of Standards in the Textile SMES Sector in Kenya. Organized by The Kenya Bureau of Standards held at the BOMA Hotel on 25thth February 2014.
  • Workshop for Capacity Building in Teaching and Research Writing held at the Manu Chandaria Innovation and Incubation Centre, Kenyatta University on 13th – 15th January, 2014
  • Workshop on Teaching methodology : Teaching Methodology , Setting Examinations, Administration of examinations and
  • Marking and Analysis Scores , held at Kenyatta University, Main Campus, Nairobi – Kenya on 28th May – 14th November 2013.
  • Organizing Committee Member the First International Textile and Apparel Conference in Africa held at Kenyatta University North Coast Beach Hotel, on 1st- 4th November 2011.

Conference Presentations

  • Kinuthia, L.N Usage of Sports Bra by Sporty Ladies in Kenya: Case o f Public Universities by Kinuthia, L.N & Isika, J,K (2019) University of Eldoret, Kenya 6th International Interdisciplinary Conference (IIC6) 4th, 5th & 6th September, 2019 
  • Oigo B, E. Body Shape and Apparel Fit, Using Personal Measurements of Kenyan University Female Students. Isika, J,K.. Oigo .B.E. and Wanduara, M.W (2019) Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya 1st International Biennial Research and Innovation Conference 23rd – 25th October , 2019 
  • Isika, J, K. Habitual high heeled shoes use among regular and plus-size models: Physiological and psychological perspectives by Isika, J, K and Mundia,F ( 2019) Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya International Research Symposium In Physical Education, Exercise And Sports Science, 25th June 2019 
  • Oigo 1 B, E. Clothing and textile research in Kenya: challenges and opportunities by Oigo .B.E. & Isika, J,K (2016) Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. 1 st Biennial on the State of Higher Education 22nd – 26th August 2016 Kenyatta University
  • Isika, J, K. 2 Building and Sustaining Globally Competitive Fashion Design Education: Resources in the Use of Garment Design by Draping by Isika, J, K.( 2016) Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. 1 st Biennial on the State of Higher Education 22nd – 26th August 2016 Kenyatta University
  • Isika, J, Mburugu. K , Nguku, E and Obere A., (2014), ‘Real’ Fabric Draping Design in Public Institutions of Higher Education in Nairobi County, Kenya.    Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar -Ethiopia, 2nd – 3rd May 2014
  • Isika,  J, Mburugu. K , Nguku, E and Obere A., (2014), Investigating the Use of Garment Design by Draping in Public Institutions of Higher Education in Nairobi County, Kenya.    Egerton University, Njoro-Kenya., 26th – 28th March, 2014
  • Oigo,E.B.Product Development Training: A Case Study of Kenyan Handloom Weavers. By E. B. Oigo, J.K. Isika and M.W. Wanduara Bahir Dar Ethiopia May 8-10,2013
  • Otina, M.Realizing Growth of Micro and Small Garment Enterprises to the Sustainability of Textile  and Clothing  Industry in East Africa  (A paper presented at the International East Africa Conference on Cotton Textile Apparel Value Chain  1-4th NOV,  2011
  • Isika,K.J. Developing a Revival Strategy for Kenya’s Micro, Small Medium Garment Enterprises in Globalised Economy (A paper presented at the International Conference on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSEs) Organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED), School of Business, Kenyatta University Date 14th – 17th November 2007)

Funded projects

  • Isika, J K. (2023), Co design team member in production of 3 Mascot for the10th Federation of African Sports Universities (FASU) games held at Kenyatta University (US$ 1,540)
  • Isika, J K. (PI) (2022 – 2023): Enhancing Innovative Entrepreneurship among Youth through Training in Knowledge and Skills for the Sustainable Production of Handmade Fashion Accessories. Nairobi County – AHSCE (African Hub for Sustainable Creative Economies ) Grant (GBP 1,000)
  • Isika,JK.2011 -2014 Use of ‘Real’ Fabric Draping: A Case of Public Institutions of Higher Learning and Practicing Fashion Designers in Nairobi County NACOSTI US$ 15,882.4
  • Isika,J K.2007    Research, design and development of condom dresses to create AIDS awareness and reduce stigma among patients    African Health And Development International (AHADI Kenya) US$ 450
  • Isika, J K. (2007 – 2008) Training on Product Design, Development and Marketing strategies to Handloom Weavers and Spinners Association (HAWESA). Competitive, Matching Grant Fund Project for the Cotton Sector –. (US$ 1,500)
  • Isika, J K. (2005): Contractual fashion designers, created 3 condom dresses to create awareness and reduce stigma on HIV/AIDs patients. Fashion show held on 1st December, 2005. US$ 360)

Professional Body /Affiliations

  • International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE)
  • Africa women in Science and Engineering (AWSE)
  • KEBS /TC 070 – Ready Made Garments Technical Committee
  • KEBS /TC 178 – University Education Services Technical Committee
  • Member, The International Federation of University Women (IFUW)