MAINSTREAMING AFRICAN ETHICS IN RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP IN PRIVATE HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS IN KENYA FOR SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP
The role of African Ethics in sustainable leadership in the 21st Century can never be overemphasized. African cultures value that children succeed in life through genuine hard work. To that effect, there have been efforts to pass the values on to their children through initiation ceremonies and other fora. While these efforts are supposed to reinforce these values, the reality is that these values are watered down in contemporary African societies. Corruption is the order of the day. These vices have also penetrated learning institutions whereby instead of working hard to achieve good grades, some students end up buying certificates and manipulating academic results. This study seeks to establish the extent to which sustainable leadership in the 21st century can be realized through mainstreaming African ethics in research and scholarship in private higher learning institutions in Kenya. It argues that key features of ethics and integrity that are embedded in African culture can be consciously integrated into higher learning institutions for the graduates to mirror the desired ideals for sustainable leadership in the world of work and society in general. This paper is derived from a literature review of ongoing research in which a qualitative approach will be used to gather data from a Private Higher learning Institution in Langata Ward, Nairobi, Kenya on the subject at hand.