Julie Muraya


Qualifications MA Communication
Title Lecturer
Office Communication Department
Ext/Phone +254734345876
Email jmuraya@daystar.ac.ke
Duration 4 years at Daystar University



Julie Gitau-Muraya is a lecturer in the School of Communication, Languages and Performing Arts. She teaches public relations, public relations writing and management, business communication, intercultural communication and other courses in the communication department.  Julie joined Daystar University, first as a part-time lecturer for several years before joining as full time faculty in January 2014. Julie has a work background in several areas in communication including health communication campaigns, journalism (print and radio), copywriting and editorial work.



  • PhD in Organisation - Public Relations at Moi University (ongoing)
  • In 2009: MA in Development Communication from Daystar University
  • BA in Communication from Daystar University.


Published Works

Peer reviewed journal article

Muraya, J.G., Miller, A.N., Mjomba, L. (2011). Implications of High/Low Context Communication for Target Audience Member Interpretation of Messages in the Nimechill Abstinence Campaign in Nairobi. Kenya, Health Communication, 1-9. DOI: 10. 1080/10410236.2011. 556083.

Book chapter

Miller, A.N., Muraya, J.G., Muthoni-Thuo, A., Mjomba, L. The Importance of Formative Research in Mass Media Campaigns Addressing Health Disparities: Two Kenyan case studies. A chapter in an edited volume by M. Dutta and G. Krepps on strategizing communication to address health disparities.


Research Interest

  • Organisation-public relationships
  • Organisation communication
  • Health communication
  • Teaching public relations