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Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

About Statistics Dept

Introduction
The department of Statistics and Actuarial Science welcomes you to a conducive and inspiring learning environment The Department is one of eight departments in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences at Kenyatta University. Established in 2013, the Department has been at the apex of capacity development in Statistics and Actuarial in Kenya. The graduates of Statistics, Programming and Actuarial Science from the department are employed in many industries and in learning institutions, both inside and outside Kenya. Others work with research institutions as well as being self employed.

The Department offers course leading to three areas of specialization; Statistics, Social Statistics and Biostatistics. In addition, the Department officers service courses for other Departments in the university.

Our Vision
The vision of the Department is to be a center of excellence in providing competitive, quality education and training in statistics for the benefit of national and international Statistics needs.

Our Mission
The mission of the Department is to teach and advance the state of the art knowledge in Statistics.

Objectives
The objectives of the Department are to:

  1. Provide opportunities for students to develop competence in Statistics.
  2. Offer statistical services to engineering, business, economics and social science departments.
  3. Prepare students to pursue postgraduate studies and careers in teaching, government and industry.
  4. Provide the students with a course of study directed towards an understanding of statistical theory and its relation to other fields of study.
  5. Provide opportunities for teaching staff to offer seminars and research findings.
  6. Establish linkage with industries to promote effective application of Statistics in industrial processes.
  7. To equip students with computational skills

Programmes

Programmes and duration
The Department offers courses at both undergraduates and postgraduates levels.

Undergraduate Programmes
Besides servicing other departments in different Schools, the Department has two undergraduate programs

i. Bachelor of Science (Statistics and Programming)
ii. Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science)

Students taking Bachelor of Education with Statistics as one of their subjects can specialize in Statistics by taking the following core units in Statistics: SST 101, 204, 205, 305, 306, 307, 308, 407, 411, 412, 414, 415.

1. BSc (Actuarial Science)

A total of 52 units are required for one to have a BSc (Actuarial Science). The mode of study is regular for this programme

Units offered

SAC 100, 101, 102, 201, 202, 203, 204, 300, 301,302, 304,305,306,307, 308,309 400, 401, 402, 404, 405, 406, 407 and 408 ,
SST 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 407
EET 100, 101, ASC 100 and SCS 209

2. BSc (Statistics and Programming)

A total of 52 units are required for one to have a BSc (Statistics and Programming) at a regular mode of study.

Units offered
SST 100, 102, 103, 200,201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 400, 401, 402, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, EET 100, 101, ASC 100 and SCS 209

Mode of Delivery

The Undergraduate Programmes fall under one of the following modes:

- Full-Time
- Distance (Open) learning
- IBP (for teachers and instructors – during school holidays)
- Part-time and Evening classes (City Campus)

Career Prospects of the programme
Banks and Insurance companies require people with strong mathematical background. Several of Statistics graduates have been absorbed by banks as Management Trainee and by Insurance companies as Actuarial trainees. There is still a great demand for Statistics teachers in tertiary institutions, research institutions & industries.

Specific Entry Requirements
All students admitted to the university are eligible to study Statistics at undergraduate level provided they meet the minimum requirements for the Department. To take Statistics in the Bachelors degree, a student must have attained at least a grade B- in Mathematics in the KCSE Examination. To be admitted to the BSc. (Statistics & Programming) a student must have a B in Mathematics and C+ in English.

To be admitted to BSC (Actuarial Science) a student must have a B (plain) in Mathematics and B- (minus) in English.

To be admitted for an MSc course in Statistics, a student must have attained at least an upper second-class at Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a university recognized by the Senate. Students with a lower second-class degree with at least two years relevant experience may be admitted for the MSc course. In addition a student must have done and passed all the core units in the area he/she intends to study.

Programmes and Duration

The Department offers courses at both undergraduates and postgraduates levels.

Postgraduate Programmes

The programme takes at least two academic years and includes coursework, examination and thesis or project

M.Sc. Programme

Depending on the area students majored in at undergraduate level, a student can opt for any of the following programmes at the Msc level:

1.  M Sc. in Statistics

Core Units

SST 800: Design of Experiment I
SST 801: Design of Experiment II
SST 802: Multivariate Analysis I
SST 803: Multivariate Analysis II
SST 804: Sample Surveys
SST 805: Theory of Estimation
SST 806: Hypothesis Testing
SST 807: Stochastic Processes I

600 Level Units

Core Unit

SST 829: Project in Statistics (two units)

Elective Units

SST 808: Stochastic Processes II
SST 809: Non-parametric Inference
SST 810: Design of Experiment III
SST 811: Statistical Decision and Game Theory
SST 812: Probability Theory
SST 813: Ranking and Selection Procedures
SST 814: Time Series Analysis
SST 815: Statistical Modeling
SST 816: Regression Analysis
SST 817: Information Theory
SST 818: Order Statistics
SST 819: Discrete Multivariate Analysis
SST 820: Demographic Techniques
SST 821: Statistical Genetics
SST 822: Contingency Tables Analysis
SST 823: Survival Analysis
SST 824: Clinical Trials

2. M Sc. in Biostatistics

Core Units
SST 860: Biostatical methods I
SST 861: Biostatical methods II
SST 862: Introduction to Probability Theory
SST 863: Statistical Inference I
SST 864: Applied General Linear Models
SST 827: Contingency Table Analysis

Elective Units
SST 866: Observational Studies
SST 867: Sampling Applications
SST 868: Statistical Methods for Epidemiology
SST 840: Statistical Computing
SST 821: Statistical Genetics
SST 823: Survival Analysis
SST 824: Clinical Trials
SST 870: Applied Multivariate Methods
SST 871: Statistical Methods in Biological Assays
SST 872: Statistical Inference II
SST 873: Stochastic Processes in Biostatistics

3. M Sc. in Social Statistics

There will be sixteen (16) units to be offered as given below:

All the units are core

SST 830: Survey Design Methods
SST 831: Contemporary Demographic Issues
SST 832: Survey Data Analysis
SST 833: Sample Survey Theory
SST 834: Social Research Methods
SST 835: Multivariate Data Analysis I
SST 836: Statistical Modelling
SST 837: Multivariate Data Analysis II
SST 838: Demographic Methods
SST 839: Observational Studies
SST 840: Statistical Computing
SST 841: Applied Contingency Table Analysis
SST 842: Analysis of Repeated Measures.
SST 823: Survival Analysis
SST 849: Project in Social Statistic
(Equivalent to two units)

 For those doing by Course Work and Project, a total of 14 units (course work) and a Project equivalent to two units.

 For those doing by Course Work and Thesis, will take a total of 10-12 units (course work) and a Thesis equivalent to 6 units.


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D)

SST 900: Ph.D thesis in Statistics
SST 910: Ph.D thesis in Biostatistics
SST 920: Ph.D thesis in Social Statistics

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About Us

Internal Links

There are linkages between the department and the following institutions:

  • Kenya marine and fisheries research institute (KEMFRI)
  • National Museums of Kenya
  • Swidish University of Agriculture
  • Directorate of veterinary services, Ministry of Agriculture livestock

Resources and Facilities
The Department of Zoological Sciences has three teaching Laboratories with capacity of 150 students, two research laboratories and a Resource room and Conference facility 
It has one of the best breeding unit producing the following laboratory animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice and bats), Sheep and goat pen, Cattle shed, Insectry (cockroaches, desert locusts), fish pond and a snake pit. The department has a museum with a collection of over 200 specimens representing the entire animal kingdom. The department has an experimental garden where fodder crops for animals are produced

Career Prospects
The Department of Zoological Sciences seeks to provide an environment for learning that produces graduates with knowledge, skills and competence in the labour market.  It prepares graduates for a wide range of zoological sciences related careers.  Graduates from the Department of Zoological Sciences have been employed in industries, National and International Research Institutions, Health Institutions, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries, Secondary schools and Polytechnics, Universities, Government departments and Non-governmental organizations.  In addition, they have been able to fit into careers not closely related to biology such as the insurance and banking industries.

Programmes

Training
The department trains post graduate (MSC and PhD) in the following areas: immunology, Parasitology, Animal Ecology, Physiology, Medical and Agricultural entomology and aquatic sciences.  The department also has the largest number of postgraduate’s enrolment in the region.

The following BSC programs are resident in the Department of Zoological sciences: 

BSC Biology, 
BSC Animal Health
BSc Coastal and marine Resource Management

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Research

Research Activities
Staff members and postgraduate students are involved in research in:

  •   Aquatic Sciences
  •  Biological control of crop pests
  •  Disease control
  •  Immunology
  •  Biodiversity and conservation biology
  •   Population studies
  •  Cell and Molecular biology
  •  Epidermology
  •  Public Health

 

Faculty

Academic Staff and Specializations
The department has a competent academic staff 18 in total of which 17 are Ph.D holders.  There are 4 professors and 5 senior lecturers.  The academic staff members are specialized in different areas including Aquatic Sciences, Ecology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Entomology, Immunology, Parasitology, Physiology and Evolutionary Biology.

 

 

External Examiners

 
  • Prof J Mbaria
  • Prof Nathan Ndegwa Gichuki
  • Prof. Naomi Wangari Njogu Maina
  • Dr Peter Will de Jong
  • Dr Rebecca Waihenya Kinga
  • Dr Evans Mwangi
  • Prof Oguge Nicholas Otieno
  • Dr Charles N.M. Mbogoo
  • Prof. Godwin Parmena Kaaya
  • Dr. Joseph Kuyu Mwatha
  • Dr. Charles Mwithali M'erimba
  • Prof Paul Nduati Ndegwa
  • Prof Olobo Okao Joseph
  • Dr Geoffrey M. Wahungu
  • Prof Zipporah Ng'ang'a Waithera
  • Prof Jackson Nyarongi Ombui
  • Prof John Huria Ndiritu
  • Prof J. Van den Berg
  • Prof Micheni Ntiba
  • Dr Mathenge Evan
  • Dr Louis Clement Gouagna
  • Prof Onkware Osoro Augustino
  • Dr. Kitonyi anjiku Grace
  • Dr.Philip Muruthi
  • Dr John Henry Ouma
 
  • Prof Chandy C John
  • Dr Muchiri Eric
  • Dr Eric Chenje Mwachiro
  • Dr Ewolgang Mukabana
  • Dr Chrisitin C Bii
  • Prof Afework Bekele
  • Prof Erastus Kiambi Kang'ethe
  • Dr. Simon Kangethe
  • Prof. Alex Kapsalimban Chemtai
  • Prof. Mwanda Otieno Walter
  • Prof. Marion Wanjiku Mutugi
  • Prof Kirana M. Bhatt
  • Dr Benjamin Kimwele Muli
  • Dr. Mukoko Dunstan Akumbi
  • Prof Ayub V.O. Ofula
  • Prof Walter Godfrey Jaoko
  • Prof. Susan Bjornson
  • Prof Anne Wangari Thairu Muigai
  • Dr Florenece Olubayo
  • Dr Isaac Albert Wamola
  • Dr Christopher Omukhango Anjili
  • Prof A.L. Toriola
  • Prof Paul Guch Kioy
  • Dr. J.B. Okeyo-Owuor
  •  Dr. Muo Kasina

  • Dr. Hastings Ozwara Suba
  • Dr. Mbaruk Abdalla Suleman

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 07:41

Department of Physics


About Us

Internal Links
We are part of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences and offer units to students from B.Sc in Telecommunication and Information technology (TIT), Bachelor of Science-General (B.Sc-General) and the School of Education (B.Ed). Our students combine the Physics units with units from Mathematics or Chemistry departments

External Links

We have an active lecturer-lecturer linkages with the following international universities and research institutes: University of Free State (SA), University of South Africa (SA), University of Leeds (UK), Shivaji University (India), South Africa Astronomical Observatory(SA), Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Germany), Siegen University (Germany), University of Leipzig (Germany), University of Aachen (Germany), Hirosaki university (Japan). The linkages has seen our postgraduate students benefit from scholarships while the lecturers have benefited from exchange of staff visits. There are opportunities for you to benefit from these links through staff/student exchange and joint research activities.

Specialty and Branding
To enhance physics graduates career prospects in today's limited and competitive job market, we have been revising our courses regularly. Currently, we have embarked upon applied physics courses where on enrolling in the department you will have an opportunity to select one area of specialization depending on your career interests

To enhance physics graduates career prospects in today's limited and competitive job market, we have been revising our courses regularly. Currently, we have embarked upon applied physics courses where on enrolling in the department you will have an opportunity to select one area of specialization depending on your career interests.

Resources
The department has four undergraduate laboratories and a research laboratory managed by highly trained technical staff. The major equipment available include the Dynamic Mechanical Analyses (DMA), Vacuum Coating Unit and its accessories, NaI (TI) gamma ray spectrometer, Water Cherenkov Counter and its accessories,  Antenna Trainer and Satellite communication trainer kits, magnetometer for geophysical measurements, optical spectrometer and computing facilities among others.

Student Destinations

Physicists are in high demand and the careers open to them are diverse. The opportunities available include:

  • Higher degrees to become researcher scientists and academicians in Universities.
  • Government Departments, e.g., Materials Laboratory in the ministries of Transport and Communications, Public Works, Energy, Environment and Natural Resource.
  • Government Agencies e.g. Kenya Bureau of Standards, radiation monitoring agencies e.t.c
  • Non-governmental organization and private companies e.g., Oil and minerals exploration and mining Companies, telecommunication and mobile companies etc.
  • Above all, a physics graduate is equipped with various skills, which allow them to adapt easily to other related career.

Research

Areas of specialization

  1. Astronomy and Astrophysics
  2. Electronics and instrumentation
  3. Environmental and Radiation physics
  4. GeoPhysics
  5. Material science
  6. Theoretical Physics

Research Activities
The staff and postgraduate students are actively involved in research in the following areas:

  • Molecular dynamics of Polymeric Materials.
  • The study of electron and positron scattering with atoms and ions using distorted wave method.
  • Microprocessor based multifunction signal systems.
  • Electrical and opto-electric properties of organic thin films.
  • Numerical simulation of fluid flow in a dual porosity geothermal systems.
  • Assessment of human exposure to natural radiation in different parts of the country and development of composite materials for radiation protection
  • Monte-Carlo (GEANT4) simulations

Funded research projects

  1. Design of an electromagnetic field pulses based profiler technology for cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring by Dr. L. Ochoo and Dr. R.L Nyenge (Vice Chancellor grant 2017)
  2. Effects of exchange and absorption potential on the distorted wave calculations for electron impact excitation of autoionizing states of Alkali atoms by Dr. C. S. Singh (Vice Chancellor grant 2017)

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 07:40

Department of Mathematics

About Mat

The department of Mathematics welcomes you to a conducive and inspiring learning environment .It is one of eight departments in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences at Kenyatta University. Established in 1972, the Department has been at the apex of capacity development in Mathematics in Kenya. Graduates of the department form the bulk of Mathematics teachers in Secondary Schools and Tertiary institutions in the country. In addition, many of our graduates are employed in research institutes, industries and banks.
The Department offers courses leading to two areas of specialization, namely Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. We also offers service courses for other Departments in the university.

Our Vision

The vision of the Department is to be a center of excellence in teaching, research and service to community in Mathematics.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department is to teach and advance the state of the art knowledge in pure and applied Mathematics.

Objectives

The objectives of the Department are to:

  1. Provide opportunities for students to develop competence in Mathematics.
  2. Offer mathematics services to engineering, business, economics and social science departments.
  3. Prepare students to pursue postgraduate studies and careers in teaching, government and industry.
  4. Provide the students with a course of study directed towards an understanding of mathematical theory and its relation to other fields of study.
  5. Provide opportunities for teaching staff to offer seminars and research findings.
  6. Establish linkages with schools and industry to promote effective teaching of mathematics.
  7. To equip students with computational skill

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Programmes

Programmes and Duration

The Department offers courses at both undergraduates and postgraduates levels.
Undergraduate Programmes
The undergraduate programmes take 3-4 years.
In the first year of study, a student registers for courses in at least two (2) departments. As a subject, Mathematics can be combined with a number of other subjects under one of the following categories: Minor, Regular or Major. Students in Mathematics take courses leading to any of the following degree courses:
(i) Bachelor of Science (General)
(ii) Bachelor of Education (Science)
(iii) Bachelor of Education (Art)
(iv) Bachelor of Arts (BA)
(v) B.Sc (Statistics & Programming) Students wishing to take Mathematics will be required to study four core units in the Department in their first year of study. From the 3rd semester to the 8th semester, those in B.Sc. (General), one of the following

structures applies.
(i) 3:3:2:2
(ii) 3:3:2:1
(iii) 3:2:1:1
There are three areas of specialization in mathematics: Pure, Applied and Statistics. Those who wish to specialize in any of our areas should be a major in mathematics. Core units in the respective areas of specialization are:

PURE: SMA: 301, 302, 305, 400, 401, 404, 403, 406, 407
APPLIED: SMA: 305, 330, 334, 335, 336, 404, 430, 432, 433

STATSTICS: SMA: 361, 363, 365, 463, 464, 466, 467 For more details consult the Department.
Postgraduate Programmes
The programme takes at least two academic years and includes coursework, examination and thesis or project
M.Sc. Programme
Depending on the area students majored in at undergraduate level, a student can opt for any of the following programmes at the Msc level:
- Msc in Pure Mathematics
- Msc in Statistics
- Msc in Applied Mathematics
- Msc in Biostatistics
- Msc in Social Statistics

Ph.D. Programme

The degree of PhD is attained by original research work and the submission of thesis under the guidance of supervisors from the department through the Graduate school. A candidate registering for PhD degree should apply after consulting the supervisors in the Department under whom he/she wishes to work.

Mode of Delivery

The Bachelors and Masters programmes fall under one of the following modes:

- Full-Time
- Distance (Open) learning
- IBP (for teachers and instructors – during school holidays)

Career Prospects of the programme

Banks and Insurance companies require people with
strong mathematical background. Several of Mathematics graduates have been absorbed by banks as Management Trainee and by Insurance companies as Actuarial trainees. There is still a great demand for Mathematics teachers in secondary and post secondary institutions, research institution & industries.

Specific Entry Requirements

All students who have been admitted to the university are eligible to study mathematics at undergraduate level provided they meet the minimum requirements for the Department. To take mathematics in the Bachelors degree, a student must have attained at least a grade B-in Mathematics in the KCSE Examination.
To be admitted for an Msc course in Mathematics, a student must have attained at least an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by the senate. Students with a lower second- class degree with at least two years relevant experience may be admitted for the Msc course. In
addition a student must have done and passed all the core units in the area he/she intends to study.

To be admitted into the PhD programme, a student must have a M.Sc. in Mathematics form a university recognized by the senate.

  1. Provide opportunities for students to develop competence in Mathematics.
  2. Offer mathematics services to engineering, business, economics and social science departments.
  3. Prepare students to pursue postgraduate studies and careers in teaching, government and industry.
  4. Provide the students with a course of study directed towards an understanding of mathematical theory and its relation to other fields of study.
  5. Provide opportunities for teaching staff to offer seminars and research findings.
  6. Establish linkages with schools and industry to promote effective teaching of mathematics.
  7. To equip students with computational skill

Contact

For further details please contact:

The Chairman,

Department of Mathematics,
Kenyatta University,
P.O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi
Tel: 254- 020-8710901 Ext. 57326
Fax: (020) 8711575
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 March 2018 08:37

Department of Plant Sciences


About Us

Internal Links

The Department of Plant Sciences is part of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences and also offers units to students from the School of Education, Agriculture and Enterprise Development and Human Sciences.

External Links in Scientific Research
The Department of Plant Sciences has external links with Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Makerere University, MasindeMuliro University, Smallholder farmers in Lake Victoria Basin and Eastern Kenya and National Museum of Kenya.

Research Activities
Staff members are currently involved in research in the following areas:

  • Aquatic Sciences
  • Genetic Transformation
  • Tissue Culture
  • Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF)
  • Plant taxonomy
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant extracts and their microbial properties
  • Ethnobotany

  • Determination of heavy metals in the African Vegetables and compost 

Programmes

Undergraduate program
• Bachelor of Science (Conservation Biology)

Postgraduate programmes
• Master of Science (Genetics)
• Master of Science (Ethnobotany)
• Master of Science (Plant Physiology and Biochemistry)
• Master of Science (Plant Taxonomy)
• Master of Science (Ecology)
• Master of Science (Developmental Botany)
The department also trains graduates at the PhD level in Genetics, Ethnobotany, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Plant Taxonomy, Ecologyand Developmental Botany.

Faculty

Academic Staff and Specialisation

The department has well qualified academic staff of 18, covering several areas of specialization such as Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Ethnobotany, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Genetics, Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Conservation Biology, Economic Botany and Plant Biotechnology.

Staff Profiles

 

Research

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Staff members are currently involved in research in the following areas:
•    Aquatic Sciences
•    Genetic Transformation
•    Tissue Culture
•    Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF)
•    Plant taxonomy
•    Molecular Biology
•    Plant Pathology
•    Plant extracts and their microbial properties
•    Ethnobotany
•    Determination of heavy metals in the African Vegetables and compost

STAFF MEMBERS PUBLICATIONS

2018 

  • Beesigamukama, D., Tumuhairwe, J.B., Muoma, J., Maingi, J.M., Ombori, O., Mukaminega, D., Nakanwagi, J. and Amoding, A. (2018). Improving Water Hyacinth-Based Compost for Crop Production. Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology, 4 (3): 52-63. ISSN: 2465-7522. http://pearlresearchjournals.org/journals/jasft/index.html

  • Amadi, J.A., Olago,D.O., Ong’amo, G.O., Oriaso, S.O., Nyamongo, I.K. and Estambale B.B.A.(2018). Sensitivity of vegetation to climate variability and its implications for malaria risk in Baringo, Kenya. PLoS ONE 13(7): e0199357. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199357

  •  Amadi, J.A., Olago,D.O., Ong’amo, G.O., Oriaso, S.O., Nyamongo, I.K. and Estambale B.B.A.(2018). We don’t want our clothes to smell smoke”: changing malaria control practices and opportunities for integrated community-based management in Baringo, Kenya. BMC Public Health, 18:609. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5513-7

  • Kawaka, F, Dida, M., Opala, P., Ombori, O., Maingi, J., Amoding, A. and Muoma, J. (2018). Effect of nitrogen sources on the yield of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in Western Kenya. Journal of Plant Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2018.1458870
  • Koskey G., Mburu, SW, Kimiti, J.M., Ombori, O., Maingi, J.M. and Njeru, E.M. (2018) Genetic Characterization and Diversity of Rhizobium Isolated From Root Nodules of Mid-Altitude Climbing Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Varieties. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9:968. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00968
  • Mose, DN., Ombori. O. Allan, M.J. and Okemo, P. (2018). Sources of microbial contaminants in biosafety laboratories in Kenya. Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology 17(2): 1-11. Article no.JABB.38583. ISSN: 2394-1081.
  • Jackline, T.E., Njoka, F.M., Ombori, O. and Peter N. Njau, P.N. (2018). Introgression of stem rust resistance into popular Kenyan wheat varieties to improve production. Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology, 17(1): 1-11. Article no.JABB.38609. ISSN: 2394-1081. DOI : 10.9734/JABB/2018/38609
  • Mbinda, W., Ombori, O., Dixelius, C. and Oduor, R. (2018). Xerophyta viscosa Aldose Reductase, XvAld1, enhances drought tolerance in transgenic sweetpotato. Molecular Biotechnology, 60(3): 203-214. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12033-018-0063-x

2017

  • Jackline,T.E., Ombori, O., Njau, P.N. and Njoka, F.M. (2017). Determination of Stem Rust Ug99Disease Severity in Selected Wheat Backcrosses in Kenya. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR JAVS), 10(5): 66-71. www.iosrjournals.org. ISSN: 2319-2380,
  • Mburu, S.W., Koskey, G., Kimiti, J.M., Ombori, O., Maingi, J.M. & Njeru, E.M. (2016). Agrobiodiversity conservation enhances food security in subsistence‑based farming systems of Eastern Kenya. Agriculture & Food Security, 5(19). DOI 10.1186/s40066-016-0068-2
  • Wekesa, C.S.; Muoma, J.; Ombori, O., Maingi, J.; Okun, D., Juma, K.; Okoth, P.; Wamalwa, E.; Kollenberg, M. and Mauti, E. (2017). Genetic Characterization of Rhizosphere Bacteria that Inhabit Common Bean Nodules in Western Kenya Soils. Applied Microbiology, 3(1): 128. doi: 10.4172/2471-9315.100012. ISSN:2471-9315

2016

  • Mburu, S.W., Koskey, G., Kimiti, J.M., Ombori, O., Maingi, J.M. & Njeru, E.M. (2016). Agrobiodiversity conservation enhances food security in subsistence‑based farming systems of Eastern Kenya. Agriculture & Food Security, 5(19). DOI 10.1186/s40066-016-0068-2

  • Mbinda, W., Anami, S., Ombori, O., Dixelius, C. & Oduor, O. (2016). Efficient Plant Regeneration of Selected Kenyan Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) Cultivars through Somatic Embryogenesis. Journal of Tissue Science & Engineering, 7(2).

  • Dharani, N. (2016). Traditional Ethnomedicinal uses and phytochemical compounds of Carissa spinarum L. in East Africa: a review. Pharmaceutical Journal l, 02.

  • Dharani, N. (2016). A Review of Traditional Uses and Phytochemical Constituents of Indigenous Syzygium Species in East Africa. Pharmaceutical Journal of Kenya, 22(4). ISSN 2411-6386.

  • Dharani, N. (2016). Assessment of the Ecological Distribution, Species Diversity and abundance of Medicinal Plants in Central Kajiado, Kajiado County, Kenya. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environ Sciences, 6(3). ISSN-2231-4490.

  • Ndolo, M.C. & Dharani, N. (2016). Najma Dharani (2016). Socioeconomic and Biophysical factors affecting tree richness and diversity in Machakos County, Eastern Kenya. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environ Sciences, 6(3). ISSN-2231-4490.

  • Waiganjo R., Karanja, R.H.N., Mureithi, S.M., Nyberg G. & Mwangi, P.N. (2016). Impacts of enclosures on restoration of a semi-arid rangeland in West Pokot County,Kenya. Journal of Environment and Earth Sciences, ISSN 2225-0948.

  • Naluyange, V., Ochieno, D.M.W., Wandahwa, P., Odendo, M., Maingi, J.M., Amoding, A., Ombori, O., Mukaminega, D. and Muoma, J. (2016). Belowground influence of Rhizobium inoculant and water hyacinth composts on yellow bean infested by Aphis fabae and Colletotrichum lindemuthianum under field conditions. Journal of Plant Studies, 5(2): 32-36.
  • Mutiga, M.I.,  Muoria, P.K.,  Kotut, K. and Karuri, H.W. (2016). Behavioural patterns and responses to human disturbances of wild Somali ostriches (Struthiomolybdophanes) in Samburu, Kenya. International Journal of Advanced Research,  4(8): 495-502.
  • Ocholla, G.O.,  Mireri, C. and Murcia, P.K.  (2016). Application of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Wildlife Management: A Case Study of the Samburu Pastoral Community in Kenya. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology Vol. 6, No. 1;72-80 February 2016 http://www.ijastnet.com/journal/index/809
  •  Ndang’ang’a, P.K.,  Barasa , F.M.,  Kariuki, M.N.  and Muoria, P. (2016).  Trends in forest condition, threats and conservation action as derived from participatory monitoring in coastal Kenya" , African Journal of Ecology, 54: 76–86
  • Muoria, P.,  Matiku, P., Ng’weno, F.,  Munguti, S.,  Barasa, F.  and Ayiemba, W. (2016).  Coping with climate change in Kenya. Policy Guide for Ecosystem based Adaptation for National and County Governments. Nature Kenya, Nairobi


2015
•    Piero, N.M., Murugi N.J., Okoth, O.R., Ombori, O.R.,Jalemba, M.A. and Chelule, C.R. (2015). RNAi-Mediated Downregulation of Cyano-Glycoside Biosynthesis in Kenyan Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Genotypes. Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, 3 (3):148-153. doi:10.4172/2329-9029.1000148
•    Ngugi, M. P., Murugi, N.J., Oduor, O. R., Mgutu, A. J., Ombori R. O. and Cheruiyot, R.C. (2015). Determination of cyanogenic compounds content in transgenic Acyanogenic Kenyan cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) genotypes: Linking molecular analysis to biochemical analysis. Analytical and Bioanalytical Techniques, 6(5):264-271.
•    Ngugi M.P., Oduor, R.O. Omwoyo, R.O.,Njagi, J.M., Mgutu, A.J. and Cheruiyot R.C. (2015). Regeneration of Kenyan cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) genotypes. Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, 3: 147. doi:10.4172/2329-9029.1000147.
•    Ngetich, A., Runo, Ombori, O., Ngugi, M, Kawaka, F., Perpetua, A. and Nkanata, G., (2015). Low cost micropropagation of local varieties of Taro (Colocasia esculenta spp.). British Biotechnology Journal 6(4): 136-145, Article no.BBJ.2015.036. ISSN: 2231–2927. www.sciencedomain.org
•    Gacheri, P., Machuka, J., Ombori,O. and Bukach, B. (2015). Agrobacterium Mediated Transformation of selected maize inbred lines with pPZP200 towards enhancement of lysine and methionine montent. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 5(2): 6-18. ISSN 2224-3208(Paper) ISSN 2225-093X (Online). www.iiste.org
•    Langat, C. Gathaara, M.H. and Cheruiyot, R. (2015). Comparative response of catechin levels in drought tolerant and susceptible tea clones (Camellia sinensis (L) O Kuntze under different moisture regimes. African Journal of Plant Science, 9(8):334-338
•    Bjorå C.B.. Wabuyele, E., and Olwen M. Grace, O.M.(2015). The uses of Kenyan aloes: an analysis of implications for names, distribution and conservation. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 11(1)
 
2014
•    Mutua, B.M., Muriithi, J.K. and Ombori, O. (2014). Farmers’ awareness level on the effect of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) on agricultural production and its control in Nyando division, Kenya. International Journal of Agriculture. Photon, 125: 305-310.
•    Kawaka, F, Dida, M.M., Opala, P.A., Ombori, O., Maingi, J., Osoro, N. Muthini, M. Amoding, A., Mukaminega, D. and Muoma, J. (2014). Symbiotic Efficiency of Native Rhizobia Nodulating Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Soils of Western Kenya., International Scholarly Research Notices, 2014, Article ID 258497. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/258497
•    Osoro, N.O, Kawaka, F, Naluyange, V, Ombori, O, Muoma, J.O., Amoding, A, Mukaminega, D., Muthini, M. and Maingi, J.M, (2014). Effects of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes L. [mart.] solms) compost on growth and yield of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in Lake Victoria Basin. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 3 (7): 173-186. ISSN: 2304-9693. www.eijst.org.u
•    Mvuria, J.M. and Ombori, O. (2014). Low cost macronutrients in the micropropagation of selected sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] varieties. Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 3(1): 89-101. ISSN: 2334-2404. www.aripd.org/jaes
•    Muoma, J.V.O. and Ombori, O. (2014). Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of selected Kenyan maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes by introgression of Nicotiana Protein Kinase (npk1) to enhance drought tolerance. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5: 863-883 http://www.scirp.org/journal/ajps
•    Kawaka, F., Ombori, O., Maingi, J.M., Amoding, A, Mukaminega, D . and Muoma, J. (2014). Response of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Cultivars to Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [Mart.] Solms) Compost in Kisumu, Kenya along the Lake Victoria Basin. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. www.sciencedomain.org
•    Naluyangea, V., Ochieno, D.M.W., Maingi, J.M., Ombori, O., Mukaminega, D., Amoding, A., Odendo, M., Okoth, S.A., Shivoga, W.A. and Muoma, J.V.O (2014). Compatibility of Rhizobium inoculant and water hyacinth compost formulations in rosecoco bean and consequences on Aphis fabae and Colletotrichum lindemuthianum infestations. Applied Soil Ecology 76 (2014) 68– 77. www.elsevier.com/locate/apsoil.
•    Muthini, M., Maingi, J.M., Muoma, J.O., Amoding, A., Mukaminega, D., Osoro, N. Mgutu, A and Ombori, O. (2014). Morphological assessment and effectiveness of indigenous rhizobia isolates that nodulate P. vulgaris in water hyacinth compost testing field in Lake Victoria Basin. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 4(5): 718-738. www.sciencedomain.org.
•    Osoro, N., Ombori, O., M., Muoma, J.O., Amoding, A., Mukaminega, D., Muthini, M. and Maingi, J.M. (2014). Effects of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [mart.] solms) compost on growth and yield parameters of maize (Zea mays). British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 4(4): 616-633. www.sciencedomain.org.
•    Njenga, P., Edema, R. and Kamau, J. (2014). Combining ability for beta-carotene and important quantitate traits in cassavaf1 population. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science , 6(2): 26-30.
•    McCoy, T. and Newton, L.E. (2014) A new shrubby species of Aloe in the Imatong Mountains, Southern Sudan. Haseltonia, 19: 64–65.
•    Newton, L.E., Wabuyele, E. and Stedje, B. (2014). Ethnobotanical uses of Sansevieria Thunb. (Asparagaceae) in Coast Province of Kenya. Ethnobotany Research and Applications, 12: 51–69.
•    Wabuyele, E., Bisikwa, J., Clark, K., Luweti,A., Gerald, K., Lotter, W., McConnachie, A, Mersi, W. (2014). Roadside survey of the invasive weed Parthenium hysterophorous L. (Asteraceae) in East Africa. Journal of East African Natural History. 103(1):49-57
•    Takawira-Nyenya, R., Newton, L. E., Wabuyele, E., and  Stedje, B. (2014)  Ethnobotanical Uses of Sansevieria Thunb. (Asparagaceae) in Coast Province of Kenya.Ethnobotany Research & Applications, 12: 51-7

•    Mutune, A.N., Makobe,M.A. and  Abukutsa-Onyango, M.O.O. (2014). Heavy metal content of selected African leafy vegetables planted in urban and peri-urban Nairobi, Kenya. 8(1): 66-74.


2013
•    Atieno, R.N., Owour, O.P. and Omwoyo, O. (2013). Antibiotic Resistance of Fecal Bacteria indicators and Pathogens Isolated from Sludge and Wastewaters of Abattoirs in Nairobi, Kenya. Journal of Biology, 1(5): 106-11. ISSN 2052-0751

•    Atieno, N. A., Owour , O.P. and Omwoyo, O. (2013). Isolation of high antibiotic resistant fecal bacteria indicators, Salmonella and Vibrio species from raw abattoirs sewage in Peri-Urban locations of Nairobi, Kenya. Greener Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(5): 172-178. ISSN: 2276-7762.
•    Atieno, N. A., Owour, O.P. and Omwoyo, O. (2013). Heavy metal and associated antibiotic resistance of fecal coliforms, fecal streptococci and pathogens isolated from wastewaters of abattoirs in Nairobi, Kenya. Journal of Applied Biosciences, 64:4858 – 4866. ISSN 1997–5902.
•    Ombori, O., Muoma, J.V.O. and Machuka, J. (2013). Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of selected tropical inbred and hybrid maize (Zea mays L.) lines. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 113(1): 11-23.
•    Osoro, N., Maingi, J.M., Ombori, O., Muoma, J.O., Amoding, A., Mukaminega, D. and Muthini, M. (2013). Effects of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [mart.] solms) compost on growth and yield parameters of maize (Zea mays). In C. Onyango, G. Unbehend and M. Lindhauer (eds.), Trends and opportunities in the production, processing and consumption of staple food crops in Kenya. TUD press, Verlag der Wissenschaften GmbH, pp 130-138.
•    Newton, L.E. (2013). The genus Aloe in West Africa. The Nigerian Field 77: 21–24.
•    Newton, L. (2013). An aloe miscellany. Aloe 50: 58–60.

•    Mutune, A.N., Makobe,M.A. and  Abukutsa-Onyango, M.O.O. (2013). Impact analysis of lead, copper and zinc content in selected African indigenous and exotic vegetables from Nairobi markets, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 7(6):  540-545.


2012
•    Ogero, K., Gitonga N.M, Maina, M., Ombori, O. and Ngugi, M. (2012). Cost-effective nutrient sources for tissue culture of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). African Journal of Biotechnology, 11(66): 12964-12973.
•    Ogero, K., Gitonga N.M., Maina, M., Ngugi, M. and Ombori, O (2012). Low Cost Tissue Culture Technology in the Regeneration of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam). Research Journal of Biology, 2(2): 71-78.
•    Ogero, K., Gitonga N.M, Maina, M., Ombori, O. and Ngugi, M. (2012). Response of two sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) varieties regenerated on low cost tissue culture medium. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A & Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B 2(5B): 534-1250.
•    Chandler, M., Castro, D.P.B.R, Lowma, M.D.L., Muoria, P.,  Oguge, N. and Rubenstein, R. (2012). International citizen science: Making the local global.  Front Ecol Environ Volume 10(6). http://www.esajournals.org/doi/full/10.1890/110283
•    Mwangi, B.,Ombogo, M.,Amadi, J., Baker,N. and Mugalu, D.(2012). Fish species composition and diversity of small riverine ecosystems in the Lake Victoria basin, Kenya. International journal of science and technology,2: 9
•    Nchore S.B., Waceke J.W. and Kariuki G.M. (2012). Efficacy of selected agro-industrial wastes in managing root-knot nematodes on black nightshade in Kenya. International Schorarly Research Network (Agronomy) 2012: 1-13.
•    Newton, L.E. (2012) The identity of Sansevieria bagamoyensis. Bradleya 30: 103–106. (ISSN 0265–086X).
•    Newton, L.E. (2012). Going, going, nearly gone — a highly endangered tree species in Kenya. Euphorbia World, 8(3): 27–30.
•    Kariuki, F.K.;  Ng'ang'a, V.G. and  Kotut, K. (2012). Hydrochemical Characteristics, Plant Nutrients and Metals in Household Greywater and Soils in Homa Bay Town. The Open Environmental Engineering Journal, 2012, 5: 103-109.

  •    Chandler, M., Castro, D.P.B.R, Lowma, M.D.L., Muoria, P., Oguge, N. and Rubenstein, R. (2012). International citizen science: Making the local global. Front Ecology Environment, 10(6).  http://www.esajournals.org/doi/full/10.1890/11028
  • Chandler, M., Castro, D.P.B.S., Lowma, M.D., Muoria, P.,   Oguge, N. and Rubenstein, D. (2012). International citizen science: making the local global. Front Ecology Environment, 10(6): 328-331, doi: 10. 1890/11028 


   Research grants awarded to the members of staff
1.    2014-2016: Increasing Soybeans and Climbing Beans production in smallholders` farms in Eastern Kenya, Funded by RUFORUM.
2.    2012-2014 Participatory development and validation of culture models of integrating fish polyculture-livestock into irrigated ricefields to enhance competitiveness of rice farming in Mwea, Kenya. Funded by RUFORUM.
3.    2011-2013: Production of organic fertilizer from water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [Mart.] Solms) for organic farming and conservation of ecosystem in Lake Victoria basin.
4.    2011-2013 Participatory Development, Testing and Validation of Concepts and Technologies for Site-Specific Detection and Control of Plant Parasitic Nematodes Infecting Tomatoes in Mwea, Kenya. Funded by RUFORUM.
5.    2011-2013 Enhancing crop productivity and income generation through integrated water and soil fertility management in different agro-ecological zones of Kenya. Funded by KAPAP/WB.
6.    2010-2013 Lengthening the Rice Value Chain Through Commercialization of Rice By-Products. Funded by NCST.
7.    2010-2013 Value addition of fish and fisheries wastes/by-products into aquafeed for tilapia and catfish. Funded by NCST.
8.    2010: Applying Tissue culture to improve access to cassava and sweet potatoes clean planting materials for farmers in Eastern and Central Africa.
9.    2005 – 2008: Acceptability and Production of Soybean and their Impact onfarm ing communities of Lake Victoria Basin. Funded by Sida & Sadec. Under Vic-Res  (Interuniversity Council for East Africa).
10.    2008: Working with small scale farmers in semiarid areas on cropping systems and rain harvesting techniques to alleviate food security – Vice-Chancellor’s Research Grant.
11.    Enhancing Intergrated Pest and Diseases Management Strategies in the production of Green Gram in parts of Lake Victoria Basin. Funded by SIDA & SADEC. Under Vic-Res (Interuniversity Council for East Africa).

 

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