Dissertation Improvement Award.Research Topic: “A Political-Ecological Analysis of Wildlife Conservation in Kenya.”Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, August, 1991 - December, 1992.

Doctoral Fellowship Award. Research Topic: “A Political-Ecological Analysis of Wildlife Conservation in Kenya.”Funded by the African Development Foundation (ADF), USA, July, 1991 - December, 1992.

Claude Ake Award.Research Title: “The Efficacy of Tourism as a Tool for Socio-Economic Development in Kenya, A Cultural Perspective: A Case Study of Mombasa Resort Town”. The Africa-America Institute (AAI), 2002.

Inter-University Council for East Africa. Research Title, “Community-Based Wetland Resource Utilization for Poverty Reduction and Environmental Conservation through Ecotourism Development in the Lake Victoria Region, 2004 – 2008.

Akama, J. S., Maingi, S. W. and Camargo B. A. Article of the Year Award. Research Title: “Wildlife Conservation, Safari Tourism and the Role of Tourism Certification in Kenya: A Postcolonial Critique”.Tourism Recreation Research 36 (3), 2011.

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Cultural Week Award February, 2010

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), World Environment day Award June, 2010.

Kisii Town Clean Up Event for a Healthy and Clean Environment Award, November, 2010.

University Presidents for Developing Countries Training Award, Nanchang University, the People’s Republic of China, May 2011.

Public Procurement Oversight Authority Certification, 7th April, 2011 to 8th April, 2011.

Sponsorship Award for Kisii County Secondary Schools Drama Festivals held at Nyatieko Secondary School between 13th – 15th March, 2012.

Certificate of Participation on Harnessing Kisii County Resources for Sustainable Socio-Economic and Political Development Conference conducted by Kisii Welfare Association held at Gusii Stadium, Nyaribari Chache, Kisii County on 28th March, 2012.

Certificate of recognition of exemplary performance and outstanding contribution towards the University attainment of the 10th Position in Performance Contracting (State Corporations) 2010/2011 Cycle on 26th March, 2012.