Presentations and Authors

Presentations and Authors


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KENYA’S FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS THE HORN OF AFRICA; A CASE OF THE LAMU PORT-SOUTH SUDAN ETHIOPIA TRANSPORT CORRIDOR.
Clifford Collins Omondi Okwany
Assessment of farmers’ Awareness of Risks of Porcine Cysticercosis in Busia and Kakamega Counties
Marie-Francoise Mwabonimana
PROVISION OF HIGH-QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING; THE POSITIVE PATHWAY TO ACHIEVING BETTER EDUCATION OUTCOMES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMET
GEORGE AREBA NGWACHO
Calf health problems, causes and trends in the semi-arid areas of Kenya and Technologies for mitigation
Judy Kiragu
Impact of China’s One Belt and Road Initiative: Evidence from Textile Sector Value Chain in East Africa
Edwin Kipchirchir Kimitei
Deconstructing the China Model: Analyzing China’s“Belt and Road Initiative” in Kenya and Pakistan
Sammy Mwangi Waweru
Molecular characterization of four antibiotic producing actinomycetes isolated from Menengai crater
Paul Njenga Waithaka, Francis B. Mwaura, John Maina Wagacha, Eliud Mugu Gathuru, Benson Githaiga Muriuki
Control of bacterial pathogens isolated from water using Actinomycetes extracts at Egerton University, Kenya
Paul Njenga Waithaka, Eliud Mugu Gathuru, Benson Githaiga Muriuki, Jackline Njeri Kamunyi
Microbial degradation of plant waste materials using actinomycetes isolated from Egerton University soils in Kenya.
Paul Njenga Waithaka, Eliud Mugu Gathuru, Benson Githaiga Muriuki, Calvince Omoro Ouma
Effects of Withania somnifera root extracts on serotonin secretion in Suiz albino mice
Benson Githaiga Muriuki, Elijah K. Lelmen, Elizabeth Muthoni Mwangi, Paul Njenga Waithaka
Microbial degradation of polythene using actinomycetes isolated from maize rhizosphere, forest and waste damping sites within Egerton University, Kenya.
Paul Njenga Waithaka, Eliud Mugu Gathuru, Benson Githaiga Muriuki, Edwin Otieno Ochieng
Hypoglycaemic effects of Urtica dioica extracts on alloxan-induced diabetic Swiss albino mice
Faith Kanana Mbiti
Are Kenyan Fresh Water Lakes Safe? First evidence of microplastic pollution in L. Naivasha
Joanne Ogunah, Francis Migwi, John Kiratu

Food Security

Factors Influencing Agripreneurs’ Participation and Investment Levels in Clean Seed Potato Enterprises in Nakuru County, Kenya.
Redempter Mbula Mutinda, Edith Wambui Gathungu
CASSAVA VALUE ADDITION: A SOLUTION TO FOOD AND NUTRITION INSECURITY.
Everlyne Akinyi Otondi
Sensory Evaluation, Proximate and Vitamin C Composition of Reduced Syneresis Jam and Marmalade Containing Gum Arabic from Acacia senegal var. kerensis
Ruth Kavaya Imbahale, Mary Omwamba, Ben Chikamai, Symon Mahungu
Optimization of protein and dietary fibre in a composite flour blend containing Rice (Oryza sativa), Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] and Bamboo (Yushania alpina) Shoots using mixture design approach
Wafula Wanjala
Estimating prevalence of endometritis in smallholder zero-grazed dairy cows in Rwanda
Nyabinwa Pascal, Kashongwe Olivier Basole, Habimana Jean Paul, Hirwa Claire d'Andre, Bebe Bockline Omedo
Farmers’ opinion on the effectiveness of management interventions for endometritis in smallholder zero-grazed dairy farms in Rwanda
Nyabinwa Pascal, Kashongwe Olivier Basole, Hirwa Claire d Andre, Bebe Bockline Omedo
Sustainable Feed Management through Fodder Conservation and Feed rationing in Kenyan Dairy Farms
Boniface Nabuko Sakwa, Sakwa Boniface Nabuko, Ondiek James Ombiro, King'ori Anthony Macharia, Ndambi Oghaiki Asaah
The Effect of Land Fragmentation on Returns to Factors of Production in Selected Agro-Ecological Zones in Embu County, Kenya
Samuel Njiri Ndirangu
Physical – Chemical Characterization of Soils in Selected Potato Growing Areas of Molo, Nakuru County Kenya
Francis Mukora Maingi
Characterization of Vegetable Farmers in Western Kenya and the Economic Implication
Joseph Alulu
Growth Performance of Mixed sex and Monosex male Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Reared in Cages, Lake Victoria, Kenya
Elijah Migiro Kembenya
ADULT PLANT RESISTANCE OF WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L.) MUTANTS TO STEM RUST (Puccinia graminis f.sp tritici) ACROSS THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS
Emmaculate Akinyi Ogutu
Current status of food poisoning and foodborne illness in sub-Saharan Africa and the way forward- A review
Cyprian Syeunda
“ONE ACRE MODEL” EFFECT ON MAIZE PRODUCTIVITY AMONG SMALLHOLDER MAIZE-BEAN FARMERS IN KIMILILI SUB-COUNTY, KENYAVictor K. Chepkwego1*, Prof Gideon A. Obare1 and John Olwande1 Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton Univer
Victor Kiteywo Chepkwego
EFFICACY OF Trichoderma asperellum SEED TREATMENT AND RIDOMIL® APPLICATION REGIME IN MANAGING LATE BLIGHT (Phytophthora infestans) ON POTATO (Solanum tuberosum)
KILONZI MUTUKU JACKSON
FIELD ASSESSMENT OF ADULT PLANT RESISTANCE IN WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L.) MUTANTS TO STEM RUST (Puccinia graminis f.sp tritici) ACROSS THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS
Emmaculate Akinyi Ogutu, Miriam Karwitha Charinbu
Factors influencing tea farmers’ decisions to utilize sources of credit in Nyaruguru District, Rwanda: a multivariate probit regression analysis.
Alexis Kabayiza, George Owuor, Jackson K. Langat, Fidèle Niyitanga
The Role of Probiotics in Reduction of Cyanide, Tannins and Phytates in Cassava (Manihot Esculenta Crantz) Leaves; A Review
Ruth Adongo Okoth
Exploring the potential of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merill)] production under overhead irrigation in Kerio valley, Kenya
James Ng'ang'a Njoroge
Nutritional and Medicinal Properties of Bioactive Compounds in Cape Gooseberry Physalis peruviana Fruits: A Review
Mercyline Ong'awa Orayo
Magnetic Fields Effects on Food Production and Preservation – A Review
Francis Gichuho Irungu
CHIA SEED (SALVIA HISPANICA) AN ANCIENT SEED IN TODAY’S MANAGEMENT OF TYPE 2 DIABETES – A REVIEW
Mary Wambui Muroki
Growth and egg production performances of indigenous chicken hybrids in Kenya
Tobias O. Okeno
DOES TOBACCO GROWING GUARANTEE HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY?
Gladys Khisa sitati
EFFECT OF PROCESSING METHODS AND VARIETY ON NUTRITIONAL QUALITY OF READY-TO-EAT POTATO (Solanum tuberosum L.) PRODUCTS; A REVIEW
Marilyn Wangui Muthee, Joseph Ochieng Anyango, Joseph Wafula Matofari
The Seed Cotton Industry in Kenya; Production and Marketing Status
David Kiprono Lelei Rutto
INTERACTIVE EFFECT OF FARM YARD MANURE, NITROGEN MICRODOSING AND CROPPING SYSTEMS ON NUTRIENT CONTENT AND YIELD OF MAIZE IN MAKINDU COUNTY, KENYA
MWENDE N/A NGIE
FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF Lactobacillus plantarum IN AFRICAN FERMENTED FOODS
Mercy Mwikali Katiku
Survey of forage quality of native species of the Coastal Lowlands of Kenya
Mburu Leonard Mwaura
Effect of replacing fish meal with Prosopis juliflora seed meal on growth performance of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings
Robert Ondiba, Elijah Kembenya, Kevin Obiero, Zipporah Gichana, Kobingi Nyakeya, Mary Onduma
Towards identification of alternative feeds for mariculture; Preliminary evaluation of polychaete based giant tiger prawn meal
Charles Maina Kihia, Agnes W Muthumbi, Jonathan Munguti, Brendan M Muli
POOLED PARAMETER ESTIMATES FOR LIVE WEIGHT TRAITS IN INDIGENOUS CHICKEN BREEDING PROGRAM
Catherine Wanjiru Ndung'u
Nutritional and Medicinal Properties of Bioactive Compounds in Cape Gooseberry Physalis peruviana Fruits: A Review
Mercyline Ong'awa Orayo
Green Leafy Vegetables’ Self-Provisioning among Urban Consumers in Nakuru County: What is the motive?
margaret njeri mwangi
The Impact of African Indigenous Vegetables in Promoting Education Among Students and Improving Livelihoods of Young Smallholder Farmers in Busia County, Western Kenya
HARUN ONYANGO ODHIAMBO
Building consensus in genetic parameters from different sources minimizes biasness when evaluating response to selection in breeding programs
Catherine Wanjiru Ndung'u
IMPROVING FOOD AND INCOME SECURITY THROUGH PRODUCTION OF IMPROVED KARI-KIENYEJI CHICKEN
Scolastica Wambua
EVALUATION OF TOMATO WATER PRODUCTIVITY UNDER DEFICIT SUB SURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION AND MULCHING
Hellen Jerotich Sang
ADOPTION AND INCOME EFFECTS OF IMPROVED SORGHUM VARIETIES AMONG SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN EASTERN KENYA
Joseph Odhiambo Opiyo, Dr. Mary W. K. Mathenge, Dr Lilian Kirimi
Insects as Sustainable Source of Human Food: A Review
Kevine Otieno

Health, Science & Technology

Relevance of coat colour in beef cattle adaptation to climate change in Kenya: A review
Peter Kiprotich Kirui
Effectiveness of microsatellite markers in the selection of interspecific hybrids of Camellia spp.
Job Areba Maangi
CHANGES IN CARBOHYDRATES ASSOCIATED WITH SENESCENCE OF CUT GLADIOLUS SPIKES AS AFFECTED BY PULSING AND WET COLD STORAGE DURATIONS
Judith Kavulani Chore, Mariam Mwangi, Stephen Karori Mbuthia, Antony Mwangi Kibe
Computational Identification of Putative Viral Epitopes for Vaccine Development
Suzanne Wanjiru Njuki
Nutrient removal efficiency of Spirogyra sp. and Oedogonium sp. in wastewater
Benson Githaiga Muriuki, Steve Omondi Oduor, Paul Njenga Waithaka, George Otieno Okumu
Microwave Synthesis of Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Rice Husk
Adamu Abdulhameed
Targeting Protein Kinases for the Development of Novel Drugs for Trematode Infections
Suzanne Wanjiru Njuki
Removal of fluoride ions in stored drinking water by triethylamine chemically modified polyethylene containers
MBUGUA GERALD WACHIRA
Technology of milk protein rich products and their emerging products
Teresiah Wangui Ndungu
Combination of phenotypic and semen characteristics is more informative when selecting dairy goat bucks for breeding
Dominic Gore
Auxin inhibition relates to potato response to high-temperature episode
Charles Obiero, Stephen Milroy, Richard Bell
Grasshoppers and Locusts Species Diversity and Distribution in Nakuru County, Kenya
Peter Kairu Kariuki
OPTIMIZATION IN HILBERT SPACES
Benard Okelo
Polymer solar cells with graphene and germanium quantum dots-based nanomaterials in the photoactive layer
Tabitha Amollo, Genene Mola, Vincent Nyamori
ON SIMILARITY ORBITS
PRISCAH MOGOTU OMOKE

Education & Change

The Effect of Computer Assisted Instruction Programme on Junior Secondary School Students in Computer Studies: A Possible Innovative Technique for Sustaining Computer Studies in Secondary School in Nigeria.
Kayode Taiwo Olayanju
EFFECT OF STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ACROSS GENDER ON TASK PERFORMANCE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT LEADERS IN KISUMU COUNTY, KENYA Mudis Pamela Akinyi 1Department of Educational Psychology, Kisii University, Kenya pamelamudis@gmail
PAMELA AKINYI MUDIS
The Role of Infrastructure in the provision of Higher Education for Sustainable development in Kenya
Daniel Mutunga
MATHEMATICS EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, SECURITY SYSTEM AND SELF-EMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA.
Regina Uchenna Okeagu
ACCESS AND PROVISION OF QUALITY TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA
Julius Otieno Gogo
Assessment of women participation levels in Kenya: A case of the Abagusii community leadership in Masaba North sub-county, Nyamira county, Kenya
Callen Nyamwange
EFFECT OF OVERCROWDED CLASSROOMS ON STUDENT BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS IN KENYA
PAMELA AWUOR ONYANGO
Use of Social Media in Promoting Youth Participation in Agriculture in Njoro Sub-County, Kenya
Khumoetsile Octavia Sebotsa
Educatıon Productıon Functıon: Does Health Matters?
Muktar Bala
Perceptions of Ethical leadership :a case study of secondary school leaders in Kenya
Truphena Adhiambo Oduol

Geopolitics & Governance

DETERMINANTS OF WOMEN’S COLLECTIVE ACTION IN MARKETING OF SELECTED VEGETABLE VALUE CHAINS IN BUURI-SUBCOUNTY, MERU COUNTY, KENYA
Wambu Charles Kamau
MICROENTERPRISES’ AND ENTREPRENEURS’ CHARACTERISTICS: WHAT THESE IMPLY TO CREDIT DEMAND AND UTILIZATION LEVELS AND BUSINESS TRAINING NEEDS IN KAKAMEGA COUNTY, KENYA
Humphreys Were Obulinji
PERCEPTIONS OF MEN IN LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS ON FREQUENCIES OF USE OF CONTRACEPTIVES IN KURESOI NORTH SUB COUNTY, NAKURU COUNTY, KENYA
Wambu Charles Kamau, JOSEPH MACHARIA GATHINJI
Public Expenditure and County Economic Growth
Naftaly Gisore Mose
The moderating effect of depth of outreach on the relationship between financial leverage and financial sustainability of microfinance institution
Stephen Kosgei Bitok
Moderating Effect of Depth of Outreach on the Relationship between Financial Leverage and Financial Sustainability of Microfinance Institution
Stephen Kosgei Bitok
Social and Cultural Factors Influencing Gender Disparity in Farmers Field Schools Approach among Smallholder Farmers in Kilifi Sub-County, Kilifi County
Annie Hilda Ong'ayo, James Biria Ndiso
The effect of Kenya’s ontological (in) security in the context of the horn of Africa
Clifford Collins Omondi Okwany, Bilhah Awino Akoko
Community-Policing in Kenya; a strategy for Counter Violent Extremism.
Clifford Collins Omondi Okwany
REVIEW OF WHY POPULIST POLICIES FAIL: A PUBLIC POLICY PERSPECTIVE
Alphonce Kiprotich Kemei
________________________________________ POLICY BRIEF - POSTER ________________________________________ MICROFINANCE CREDIT-ASSISTED MICROENTERPRISES: WHAT THIS MEANS TO TOTAL ENTREPRENEURS’ HOUSEHOLDS’ INCOME AND LIVELIHOODS IN KAKAMEGA COUNTY, KENYA
Humphreys Were Obulinji
Institutional and Management Factors Influencing Sustainability of Farmer Organizations in Uganda
Racheal Nangobi
Is the County Government of Nakuru Implementing the County Public Communication Framework?
Kioko Kivandi, Wilson Muna

Natural Resources and Climate Change

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE PERFORMANCE OF IMPROVED PASTURES: A CASE OF LAKE BOGORIA PRODUCTION LANDSCAPE, KENYA
George Morara Ogendi, Wycliff Nyakundi Nyamao
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BEEKEEPING VALUE CHAIN STRATEGIES IN IMPROVING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE WITHIN LAKE BOGORIA, KENYA
George Morara Ogendi, Wycliff Nyakundi Nyamao
Some aspects of Oreochromis niloticus baringoensis (Trewavas, 1983) fishery assessment and influence of selected water quality parameters in the hot springs of Lorwai Swamp, Baringo, Kenya
Stephanie Wangare Kamau Adamba, Elick Onyango Otachi, Geoffrey Odhiambo Ong'ondo
Parasite communities of Oreochromis niloticus baringoensis (Trewavas, 1983) in relation to selected water quality parameters in the springs of Lorwai Swamp and Lake Baringo, Kenya
Stephanie Wangare Adamba, Elick Onyango Otachi, Geoffrey Odhiambo Ong'ondo
Prediction of Infiltration Rate in Different Land Use Types Using Modified Horton Equations in Upper Njoro River Catchment
Leah Amiisi, Raphael Muli Wambua, Peter Musula Kundu
Gender Differences in Resilience to Climate Change among Potato farmers in Meru County.
Sally Mukami Kimathi, Oscar Ingasia Ayuya, Benjamin Mutai
The role of Sykes monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis albogularis) in natural forest regeneration in Gede, coastal dry forest of Kenya
Nereoh Chelimo Leley, Nereoh Chelimo Leley, Robert Chira, Chemuku Wekesa, Geoffrey Wahungu
Indigenous marine biohazard knowledge and their management among intertidal seascape users along the Kenyan Indian ocean coast
Charles Maina Kihia, Emmanuel Mbaru, John N Macai, Dorothy Kajuju, Pamela Chaka
Provisioning of water ecosystem services in Kapingazi catchment, Embu County, Kenya. What are the anthropogenic activities impacting on their supply within the catchment?
Burnice Karimi Ireri
THE CAUSES OF SEASONALITY IN THE KENYAN TOURISM INDUSTRY: A CASE OF NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, NAIROBI.
Dunstan Kambaga
Ideal hardening off watering interval of East African greenheart (Warburgia ugandensis), nursery seedlings in East Mau watershed, Njoro, Kenya
Shadrack Inoti Kinyua
Ideal hardening off watering interval of East African greenheart (Warburgia ugandensis), nursery seedlings in East Mau watershed, Njoro, Kenya
Shadrack Inoti Kinyua, Dickson L Makanji
CLIMATE CHANGE SHOCKS SENSITIVITY INDEX OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS ENGAGED IN FARMING AND NON FARMING ACTIVITIES IN KINAKOBA WARD, TANA RIVER COUNTY
Peter Ndegwa Githui, Peter Ndegwa Githui, Andrew Wekesa Wamukota, Annie Hilda Ong'ayo
Does the Removal of Copper Leaf (Acalypha fruticosa) Influence Plant Species Diversity and Abundance? A Case of Chemeron, Baringo County, Kenya
George Morara Ogendi, Tabitha Wambui Njoroge, Sylvia Morara, Rhoda N Ondieki, Cecilia M. Ratemo
An Assessment of Above- and Below-ground Biomass for Copper Leaf (Acalypha fruticosa) and its influence on forage at Chemeron, Baringo County, Kenya
George Morara Ogendi, Erakiel M. Nyarige

History, Literature and Culture

DOWRY: A possible impediment to happy marriage
Geoffrey Anjejo Owiti
WE ARE AGENTS, NOT PASSIVE VICTIMS: MUSLIM FEMINIST SCHOLARS IN PEACEBUILDING AND SECURITY IN NORTHERN NIGERIA SINCE 1980
Mubarak Tukur
Power Exercise by Motherist Children of Sisyphus in Selected African Prose Fiction Works
Joseph Nderitu Murage, Albert Rutere Mugambi, Nicholas Kamau Goro
Women and Mobile Microcredit in Kenya: A Feminist Critique of M-shwari Financialization
Stephen Muthoka Mutie
Albinism as a Motif of Unmasking Other Layers of Issues in Goro Kamau’s Ghosts and Fortune Hunters
Stephen Muthoka Mutie, Albert Mugambi Rutere
A DECLINE IN OBSERVING TABOOS: A RECIPE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
Emmanuel ABEKU ESSEL
Nadharia za Uhakiki na Kasi ya Mbinu Mpya za Utunzi wa kazi za Fasihi. Mfano katika Kitabu cha Shujaaz.
Charles Kiarie Mburu