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Review on KARI Virology research project: Socio-Economics and

Epidemiology (1992). This was a review of all research work on virology

based projects carried out by KARI scientists with emphasis on the role and impact of Socio- economics and epidemiology. The report was written and given. It formed a basis for a new orientation in disease research and surveillance in the institute and the country.


The External Evaluation of the Technical Cooperation on JICA/KEMRI project

Research and control of infectious disease project”, (1994). Here I was a

member of a team that studied all the research at the Kenya Medical Research

Institute(KEMRI) supported by the Japanese Government through JICA. The report was well received by all parties and its recommendations formed the basis for the support of the new phase with emphasis on the control and production of HIV /AIDS diagnostic reagents.


The External Evaluation of the Malaria Project. Nairobi and Kilifi center

Activities (1995). The report was compiled and given and made a big difference in

malaria management in Kenya.


Committee on Education in Kenya appointed by the President on :

The Future Development of University Education In Kenya(1995). The report was given to the Kenya Government and the implementation by the Public Universities has made a great difference on operations since then. We wrote our report and submitted it as requested. It has formed the basis for the transition of tertiary institutions to offer University degrees.
7.14. ODA/KARI

The Evaluation of the Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Production in Kenya by

the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI; 1996).

This study was commissioned to review the production and usage of the Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine at the KEVEVAPI site in Embakasi. I was the lead scientist and together with a colleague from the Foot and Mouth Disease reference Laboratory in the United Kingdom Dr. R.P. Kitching, we visited the KEVEVAPI production units at Embakasi where we evaluated the entire manufacturing process, the personnel, the equipment, the laboratory space available, procedures of quality assurance, farmers using the vaccine in the field and field Veterinary officers. We wrote our report and submitted it as requested.

    1. KARI

Appraisal of the results of the KARI/IAH “Capripox-Rinderpest Vaccine Evaluation in Sheep and Goats”(1997).

A recombinant vaccine for the disease "cattle plague" (Rinderpest) had been developed by scientists at the Institute of Animal Health (IAH) in the United Kingdom and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute scientists were asked to carry out field tests in conjunction with the IAH scientists. Dr. Peter Tukei of KEMRI and I were asked to evaluate the results coming out of the work. We wrote our report and submitted as requested.

7.16. CDC/KEMRI- Kenya

Avian influenza consultancy on: Laboratory diagnosis, bio-safety, surveillance; cell culture lab set up for avian influenza virus isolation and characterization.

1st July 2006- 30th June, 2007.
7.17. ILRI

Response to the Threat of Avian Flu in Developing Countries:

Preliminary Assessment of Lessons Learned on Control and Protecting Livelihoods

(October, 2007). Report completed and submitted.

7.18. FAO

Structure, marketing and importance of commercial and indigenous poultry production in Kenya for a better understanding of avian influenza. July, 2007. Report completed and submitted.


Consultancy on the setting up of an enhanced BSL-2 laboratory for the diagnosis of influenza viruses. August, 2007. The work has highly assisted Makerere University to develop their influenza diagnostic laboratory capabilities. Report written and submitted.

7.20. FAO

Bio-security review and improved poultry husbandry systems for sectors 3 and 4 to prevent Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) infection: Poultry sector analysis in Kenya.

October, 2007. Report completed and submitted.
7.21. FAO/GK

Experts workshop on development of a contingency plan for RVF for Kenya. 3rd -4th June, 2008. Workshop proceedings developed into a contingency plan for Kenya.

7.22. FAO

Training of Trainers of Veterinary professionals on Highly pathogenic avian influenza and Safe poultry production for Sectors 3and 4 August. Training done, Report completed and submitted. July 1 - 6, 2008.

7.23. FAO

Project Summative Workshop: Socio-economic support to livelihoods of smallholder farmers by strengthening avian influenza control strategies and capacities in East Africa. 5 - 7th August, 2008. Paper presented on, “Poultry production and biosecurity in sectors 3 and 4 in Kenya.”


The epidemiology of Highly pathogenic Avian Influenza and Newcastle disease in East Africa. to be held on December 14-17th, 2008.

8. Continuing Veterinary Education:

- Training seminars for farmers; field days

- Education seminars for practicing Veterinary graduates.

  • KVA specialist course on "Avian Medicine", 1986.

  • Design of Masters, Diploma and certificate programmes for Animal Health practitioners.


9. Research interest:

(a) Pathogenesis and epidemiology of viral infections

(b) Epidemiology and Immunology of infectious diseases

(c) Avian diseases and poultry production

(d) Zoonotic and emerging diseases

(e) International and Higher Education.

10. Membership of Professional Associations
(i) Member, the International Society of Animal Hygiene.

(ii) Member, World association of Veterinary Microbiologists.

  1. Member, Africa and Middle East Virology Association (AMEVA):

Regional Chairman of AMEVA for Eastern Africa (1980-84).

  1. Member, Scientific Subcommittee, Nairobi Cluster, 1985-86.

  2. Member, Kenya Veterinary Association (KVA)

  3. Member, East & Southern Africa Pathology Association ( 1990)

  4. Member, Kenya National Academy of Sciences(1995-)

11. Editorial Experience

  1. Deputy Editor, Kenya Veterinarian. (2 yrs)and member of the Editorial Board

of the journal (7 years).

(ii) Referee for journals :

- Tropical Veterinarian.

- Discovery and Innovation ( Journal of the African Academy of Sciences)

- Biochem physics Journal.

- Kenya Science Journal (Journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences).

- The Kenya Veterinarian

(iii) University of Nairobi Senate and various Boards’ Reports

(iv) Consultancy reports.

(v) Personal Journal articles published in refereed journals

  1. Teaching scientific communication course to postgraduate students (1975 -)

12. Supervision of Postgraduate Students
I have supervised students named below as well as assisting others whose names are not listed:
S1. M. G. Binta (M.Sc.) : Market fish hygiene (1978).
S2. J.M. Nyaga (M.Sc): Studies on Newcastle disease and some associated local virus strains in Kenya (1982)
S3. C.G. Ndiritu (Ph.D): Antigen Heterogenecity of the adult Ancylostoma caninum

S4. C.F. D'Souza (M.Sc): occurence of Bovine Leptospirosis in Kenya (1983).

S5. Z. Goje (M.Sc) (1983). : The comparative pathogenesis and pathology of Aspergillus

fumigatus infection in the domestic chicken and the wild bird Kori Bastard.
S6. J.K.N. Kuria (M.Sc): Serodiagnosis of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infections in sheep (1984).
S7. P.W. Maina (M.Sc): A study of bovine subclinical mastitis control in Nyeri, Kenya

S8. P.G. Mbuthia (M.Sc): The epidemiology of theileriosis (with emphasis on

E.C.F.) and some aspects of economics of tick control in Narok District,

Kenya (1984).

S9 . M.G. Binta (Ph.D): Humoral responses of cattle to infection by the Ixodid tick Rhipicephalus apendiculatus (Newman, 1901)[l984].
S10. S.M. Mbiuki (Ph.D): Intestinal Anastomosis (1984).
S11. E. S. Bizimenyera (M.Sc): A new approach to hatchery sanitation: Isolation and control of pathogenic bacteria associated with deaths in hatchery chicks (1987).
S12. S.W. Mbogua (Ph.D): Evaluation of anti-inflammatory drugs by bilateral orthopaedic surgery in dogs (1987).
S13. L.C. Bebora (Ph.D): Fowl typhoid: The disease, immunity and control (1988).
S14. B.A. Kimeto (Ph.D): Pathology and pathogenesis of Trypanosoma vivax

infection in cattle (1987).

S15. J.N. Maina (M.Sc): Prevalence and causes of early chick mortality in the chicken in the

Central Province of Kenya (1988).

S16. E.M. Nderitu (M.Sc): Therapeutic value of tropical application of unboiled

honey in wound repair (1987).

S17. T.A. Ngatia (Ph.D): Epidemiology and Pathology of Sub-clinical Mastitis in

Dairy cows (1988).

S18. J.M. Kantengwa (M.Sc): Bacterial quality of drinking water for poultry in some farms in Kenya (1988).
S19. M.K. Njenga (M.Sc): Studies on supportive therapy in canine parvovirus enteritis

S20. A.G. Thaiya (M.Sc): Cassia didymobotrya and Solanum incarnum toxicosis in animals

S21. W.W. Karaba (M.Sc): Epidemiology of Salmonella gallinarum (1992).
S22. C. G. Gitao (Ph.D): Development of camelpox vaccine (1993).
S23. J.R. Ndumu (Ph.D) : Mechanisms of interference in Yellow Fever virus co- infections with other flaviviruses (1994; Posthumous award ).
S24. J.N.K. Kuria (Ph.D): Pathogenesis of caseous lymphadenitis and control of the disease in

goats by immunization (1996).

S25. S.B. Kanyongo(PhD): Poultry waste as means of improving the utilization of fibrous agriculture by products (1996; Posthumous award).
S26. M.J. Macharia (M.Sc): Antigenic and functional properties of the

haemagglutinin-neuraminidase glycoprotein of Kenyan avian paramyxoviruses,(1999).

S27. Jacquiline K. Lichoji (M.Sc): Ocurrence of Avian paramyxoviruses in Kenya with

special reference to Indigenous Chickens in Kenya (1999).

S28. Julia Nyaundi MSc: Viral causes of Diarrhea in Children infected with Human

Immunodeficiency Virus [HIV, (2001)].

S29. Lucy W. Njagi MSc. Investigation of the carrier status of the zoonotic Listeria

monocytogenesis and Campylobacter jejuni in indigenous chickens in Kenya (2003).
S30. Lucy W. Mwangi MSc. (2003). External Supervisor for Kenyatta University. Thesis

S31. P.G. Mbuthia. PhD (2004). Use of Fluorescent rRNA in situ hybridization to determine

the occurrence and pathogenesis of Pasteurella multocida in indigenous chickens and

ducks in Kenya.

S32. S.K. Njenga MSc. (2004): External supervisor for The Royal Agricultural University ,

S33. O.N.Njagi , PhD. (2006). Application of monoclonal antibodies to identify surface

antigens of Besnoitia endozoites capable of neutralising Besnoitia infectivity.
S34. A.G. Thaiyah (PhD): Comparative Studies on the toxicity of Solanum incanum L. in

the goat with special reference to mechanisms of toxicity reduction (2007).

S35. Lucy W. Njagi. PhD. (2008). A study of factors involved in Newcastle disease virus

carrier status in village chicken and non-chicken.
S36. Michieka, J.N. MSc. (2008). Serological prevalence, isolation, characterization and

virulence of Salmonella galllinarum in rural chickens. Research work ongoing.

S37. Sabuni A Z. (2008). Prevalence, intensity and lesions associated with ecto and

hemoparasites in different age and sex groups of family poultry village chickens

in two agro-ecological zones.
S38. Gathura, S.W. PhD. (2008). Molecular characterization of extended spectrum

B-lactamase (ESBL) producing bacteria isolated from hospital critical care units and the

general wards. Research work ongoing.
S39. Mutinda W.U. MSc. (2008). Factors associated with GumboroVaccination failure in

broilers in Kwale District, Kenya. Research ongoing.

S40. Mutinda, E. MSc. (2008). Prevalence of African Horse sickness in donkeys in Kenya.

Research ongoing

S41. Kyalo. MSc. (2008). Pathology induced by endo-parasitesin indigenous poultry in two

Agro-ecological zones in Kenya.

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