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                          PUBLICATIONS BY MEMBERS OF STAFF FY 2021/2022         

MARCH 2022

  1. Muthanje EM, Kimita G, Nyataya J, Njue W, Mulili C, Mugweru J.,. Mutai B., Kituyi S.N & J. Waitumbi (2022). March 2019 dengue fever outbreak at the Kenyan south coast involving dengue virus serotype 3, genotypes III and V. PLOS Global Public Health 2(3): e0000122. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0000122
  2. Mwololo, D., Nthiwa, D., Kitala, P., Abuom, T., Wainaina, M., Kairu-Wanyoike, S., … & Bett, B. (2022). Sero-epidemiological survey of Coxiella burnetii in livestock and humans in Tana river and garissa counties in Kenya. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 16(3), e0010214. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010214
  3. Shinda, C. A., Nthakanio, P. N., Gitari, J. N., Runo, S., Mukono, S., & Maina, S. (2022). Nutrient content of sorghum hybrid lines between Gadam and hard coat tannin sorghum cultivars. Food Science & Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.2830


  1. Evans, P., Kariuki, P., & Wafula, F. (2022). Effect of fiscal policy on foreign direct investment inflows in Kenya. https://doi.org/10.47604/ijfa.1472
  2. Ochenge, R. (2022). The effect of revenue diversification on bank profitability and stability during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Kenya(No. 59). KBA Centre for Research on Financial Markets and Policy Working Paper Series. https://www.econstor.eu/handle/10419/249559
  3. Opondo, C. O., Onyango, P. O., & Asweto, C. O. (2022). Effect of Perceived Self-Vulnerability on Prostate Cancer Screening Uptake and Associated Factors: A Cross-Sectional Study of Public Health Facilities in Western Kenya. Annals of Global Health88(1). http://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.3064
  4. Collins M. Musafiri, Milka Kiboi, Joseph Macharia, Onesmus K. Ng’etich, David K. Kosgei, Betty Mulianga, Michael Okoti, Felix K. Ngetich, (2022). Smallholders’ adaptation to climate change in Western Kenya: Considering socioeconomic, institutional and biophysical determinants, Environmental Challenges. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2022.100489
  5. Franklin S. Mairura, Collins M. Musafiri, Milka N. Kiboi, Joseph M. Macharia, Onesmus K. Ng’etich, Chris A. Shisanya, Jeremiah M. Okeyo, Elizabeth A. Okwuosa, Felix K. Ngetich, (2022). Homogeneous land-use sequences in heterogeneous small-scale systems of Central Kenya: Land-use categorization for enhanced greenhouse gas emission estimation. Ecological Indicators, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.108677
  6. Omire, A., Neondo, J., Budambula, N. L., Wangai, L., Ogada, S., & Mweu, C. (2022). Genetic diversity and population structure of doum palm (Hyphaene compressa) using genotyping by sequencing. Frontiers in Genetics, 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2022.762202


  1. Cruz, J. V., Rosa, J. M. C., Kimani, N. M., Giuliatti, S., & Dos Santos, C. B. R. (2021). The role of celecoxib as a potential inhibitor in the treatment of inflammatory diseases-a review. Current Medicinal Chemistry. 2174/0929867328666210910125229
  2. Kirimi, F. K., Onyari, C. N., Njeru, L. K., & Mogaka, H. R. (2022). Extension-market linkages on banana commercialisation among smallholder farmers in Meru Region, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension26(1), 18-26. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jae.v26i1
  3. Gakii, C., Mireji, P. O., & Rimiru, R. (2022). Graph Based Feature Selection for Reduction of Dimensionality in Next-Generation RNA Sequencing Datasets. Algorithms15(1), 21. https://doi.org/10.3390/a15010021
  4. Muthoka, C. M., Andren, H., Nyaga, J., Augustsson, E., & Kjellander, P. (2022). Effect of supplemental feeding on habitat and crop selection by wild boar in Sweden. Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/03949370.2021.2024265
  5. Middlebrook, E. A., Romero, A. T., Bett, B., Nthiwa, D., Oyola, S. O., Fair, J. M., & Bartlow, A. W. (2022). Identification and distribution of pathogens coinfecting with Brucella spp., Coxiella burnetii and Rift Valley fever virus in humans, livestock and wildlife. Zoonoses and Public Health, 00, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1111/zph.12905


  1. Mugao, L. G., Gichimu, B. M., Muturi, P. W., & Njoroge, E. K. (2021). Essential Oils as Biocontrol Agents of Early and Late Blight Diseases of Tomato under Greenhouse Conditions. International Journal of Agronomy2021. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/5719091
  2. Wafula, J. K., Mosioma, J. O. ., Onyari, C. A. N. ., Nthakanio, P. N. ., & Njoka, F. M. . (2021). Heterosis in chickpea for grain productivity in Embu county, Kenya. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences9(6), 715–726. https://doi.org/10.18006/2021.9(6).715.726
  3. Musafiri, C. M., Kiboi, M., Macharia, J., Ng’etich, O. K., Kosgei, D. K., Mulianga, B., … & Ngetich, F. K. (2021). Adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices among smallholder farmers in Western Kenya: Do socioeconomic, institutional, and biophysical factors matter?. Heliyon, e08677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08677
  4. Kanyi, N. C., Karuri, H., Nyasani, J. O., & Mwangi, B. (2021). Land use effects on termite assemblages in Kenya. Heliyon, e08588. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08588
  5. Wambugu, K., Nyamato, G. S., Ogunah, J., & Ojwach, S. O. (2021). Phenoxy-imino ligands: coordination chemistry and binding properties with copper (II) cations. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/00958972.2021.2015581
  6. Kanyi, N. C., Karuri, H., Nyasani, J. O., & Mwangi, B. (2022). Termite species and functional groups in maize intercrop systems in Machakos County, Kenya. Crop Protection153, 105881. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2021.105881
  7. Mairura, F. S., Musafiri, C. M., Kiboi, M. N., Macharia, J. M., Ng’etich, O. K., Shisanya, C. A., … & Ngetich, F. K. (2021). Farm factors influencing soil fertility management patterns in Upper Eastern Kenya. Environmental Challenges, 100409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2021.100409


  1. Kathuri, D. N., Ndirangu, S. N., & Gichimu, B. (2021). Adoption of banana (Musa spp) production technology among small-scale farmers in Embu West Sub-County, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension25(4). 4314/jae.v25i4.12
  2. Stacey, R., & Miyandazi, V. (2021). Constituting and Regulating Democracy: Kenya’s Electoral Commission and the Courts in the 2010s. Asian Journal of Comparative Law, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1017/asjcl.2021.36
  3. Kirimi, P. N., Kariuki, S. N., & Ocharo, K. N. (2021). Moderating effect of bank size on the relationship between financial soundness and financial performance. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/AJEMS-07-2021-0316/full/html
  4. Kiptoo, I. K., Kariuki, S. N., & Ocharo, K. N. (2021). Risk management and financial performance of insurance firms in Kenya. Cogent Business & Management8(1), 1997246. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2021.1997246
  5. Njenga, M. W., Mugwe, J. N., Mogaka, H. R., Nyabuga, G., Oduor, N., Kiboi, M., … & Mugendi, D. (2021). Determinants of farmers’ knowledge on soil and water conservation technologies in dry zones of Central Highlands, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension25(4). 4314/jae.v25i4.14
  6. Shaankua E. Lemarpe, Collins M. Musafiri, Joseph M. Macharia, Milka N. Kiboi, Onesmus K. Ng’etich, Chris A. Shisanya, Jeremiah Okeyo, Elizabeth A. Okwuosa, Felix K. Ngetich, (2021). Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Smallholders’ Cropping Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Advances in Agriculturehttps://doi.org/10.1155/2021/4800527


  1. Silva, R. C., Freitas, H. F., Campos, M., Kimani, N. M., Silva, C. H., Borges, R. S., … & Santos, C. B. (2021). Natural Products-Based Drug Design against SARS-CoV-2 Mpro 3CLpro. International journal of molecular sciences22(21), 11739.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms222111739
  2. Mogaka, H. R., & Muriithi, L. N. (2021). Factors affecting multiple climate change adaptation practices of smallholder farmers in lower Eastern Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension25(4). https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jae.v25i4.10
  3. Mogaka, H. R., & Muriithi, L. N. (2021). Factors affecting multiple climate change adaptation practices of smallholder farmers in lower Eastern Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension25(4). https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jae.v25i4.10
  4. Njiru, M. M., Mogaka, H. R., Ndirangu, S. N., & Gichimu, B. M. (2021). Factors influencing adoption of improved cultivars of macadamia (Macadamia spp.) among small-scale farmers in Embu County, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension25(4). https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jae.v25i4.13
  5. Mochache, M. O., Yegon, R., & Ngetich, O. (2021). Performance of vermicomposted wastes for tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum Mill.), production: A case study of Embu, Kenya. International journal of recycling organic waste in agriculture.  30486/IJROWA.2021.1904563.1103
  6. W. Mugi-Ngenga, M.N. Kiboi, M.W. Mucheru-Muna, J.N. Mugwe, F.S. Mairura, D.N. Mugendi, F.K. Ngetich (2021). Indigenous and conventional climate-knowledge for enhanced farmers’ adaptation to climate variability in the semi-arid agro-ecologies of Kenya, Environmental Challenges. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2021.100355
  7. Njeru, J., Nthiwa, D., Akoko, J., Oyas, H., & Bett, B. (2020). Incidence of Brucella spp. in various livestock species raised under the pastoral production system in Isiolo County, Kenya. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-021-03036-z
  8. Njenga, M. W., Mugwe, J. N., Mogaka, H., Nyabuga, G., Kiboi, M., Ngetich, F., … & Mugendi, D. (2021). Communication Factors Influencing Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Technologies in the Dry Zones of Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. Heliyon, e08236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08236
  9. Karuri, H. (2021). Root and soil health management approaches for control of plant-parasitic nematodes in sub-Saharan Africa. Crop Protection, 105841. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2021.10584


  1. Paulson, K. R., Kamath, A. M., Alam, T., Bienhoff, K., Abady, G. G., Abbas, J., … & Chanie, W. F. (2021). Global, regional, and national progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 3.2 for neonatal and child health: all-cause and cause-specific mortality findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet398(10303), 870-905. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01207-1
  2. Ferreira, E. F., Silva, L. B., Cruz, J. V., Araújo, P. H., Kimani, N. M., Leite, F. H., … & Santos, C. B. (2021). An Overview of the α4β1 Integrin and the Potential Therapeutic Role of its Antagonists. Current Medicinal Chemistry28(29), 5884-5895. https://doi.org/10.2174/0929867328666210217153609
  3. Alzain, M. A., Elsser, N. E., Asweto, C. O., Alsese, M. M., Humaida, M. I., Kassar, A., & Abdelaziz, M. O. (2021). Knowledge, attitude, and practice towards COVID-19 prevention: a survey of Sudanese people. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health8(10), 4734. http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20213769
  4. Kiama, C. W., Njire, M. M., Kambura, A. K., Mugweru, J. N., Matiru, V. N., Wafula, E. N., … & Kuja, J. O. (2021). Prokaryotic diversity and composition within equatorial lakes Olbolosat and Oloiden in Kenya (Africa). Current Research in Microbial Sciences2, 100066. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crmicr.2021.100066
  5. Kimiti, W. W., Mucheru-Muna, M. W., Mugwe, J. N., Ngetich, K. F., Kiboi, M. N., & Mugendi, D. N. (2021). Lime, manure and Inorganic Fertilizer Effects on Soil Chemical Properties, Maize Yield and Profitability in Acidic Soils in Central Highlands of Kenya. Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology, 16(3), 40-51. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajee/2021/v16i330250
  6. Mbunzi, S. M., Mungatu, J. K., Waititu, A. G., Mwalili, S. M., Ogila, K. O., Achia, T. N., & Nthiwa, D. (2021). Severity of Infestation Levels of Tunga Penetrans in Central, Kenya: A Bayesian Cumulative Logit Model. International Journal of Statistics and Probability10(5), 1-70. https://doi.org/10.5539/ijsp.v10n5p70
  7. Kirimi, F. K., Onyari, C. N., Njeru, L. K., & Mogaka, H. R. (2021). Effect of on-farm testing on adoption of banana production technologies among smallholder farmers in Meru region, Kenya. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JADEE-04-2021-0100/full/html


  1. Musyoka, F. M., Muchori, J. G., & Kamau, G. (2021). Internet of Things based Model for Identifying Pediatric Emergency Cases. Advance medical Sciences. https://airccse.com/ams/current2021.html
  2. Alzain, M. A., Haruwn, M. H., Abdelaziz, M. O., Elsheikh, M., Asweto, C. O., Algahtani, F. D., … & Itumalla, R. (2021). Association between cholera outbreak and traditional gold mining in Northern State, Sudan 2017. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases13(3), 115. 4103/jgid.jgid_47_20
  3. Pachomius, W., Ndwiga, Z. N., & Wachira, R. (2021). Influence of drama rehearsals in regulating students’ behavior and management of discipline in secondary schools in Central region, Kenya. https://www.oapub.org/edu/index.php/ejes/article/view/3904
  4. Chiwala, G., Liu, Z., Mugweru, J. N., Wang, B., Khan, S. A., Bate, P. N. N., … & Zhang, T. (2021). A recombinant selective drug-resistant M. bovis BCG enhances the bactericidal activity of a second-line anti-tuberculosis regimen. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy142, 112047. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopha.2021.112047
  5. Gathongo, J.K. (2021). Internship: A Bridge to Employment or a Trap to a Disguised Employment Relationship? Journalofcmsd 7(1). http://journalofcmsd.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Internship.pdf
  6. Charles Cadier & Michael N. Githaiga. (2021). Seagrass Loss and Sub-Surface Carbon Fate: Insights from a Long-Term Experimental Removal in Gazi Bay, Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources, 28(4). DOI: 19080/IJESNR.2021.28.556243
  7. Shinda, C. A., Gitari, J. N., Nthakanio, P. N., Runo, S., & Gichimu, B. (2021). Performance assessment of crosses between Gadam and hardcore tannin sorghum in hybrid lines production. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 9(4), 417-431. http://dx.doi.org/10.18006/2021.9(4).417.431
  8. Othuon, D. O., Gatimbu, K. K., Musafiri, C. M., & Ngetich, F. K. (2021). Working Capital Management impacts on small-scale Coffee Wet Mills’ Financial Performance in Eastern Kenya. Heliyon, e07887. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07887
  9. Mairura, F. S., Musafiri, C. M., Kiboi, M. N., Macharia, J. M., Ng’etich, O. K., Shisanya, C. A., … & Ngetich, F. K. (2021). Determinants of farmers’ perceptions of climate variability, mitigation, and adaptation strategies in the central highlands of Kenya. Weather and Climate Extremes, 100374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2021.100374
  10. Isaboke, H. N. (2021). Determinants of Participation of Smallholder Farmers in Weather Index Insurance in Embu County, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension25(3), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.4314/jae.v25i3

JULY 2021

  1. Mutiga, S. K., Rotich, F., Were, V. M., Kimani, J. M., Mwongera, D. T., Mgonja, E., … & Talbot, N. J. (2021). Integrated strategies for durable rice blast resistance in sub-Saharan Africa. Plant Disease105(10), 2749-2770. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-21-0593-FE
  2. Gitonga, C. M. (2021). Attributions for the culture of silence among victims of domestic violence: A case of married men in Kenya. International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, 13(3), 34-40. https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPC2021.0639
  3. Hederström, V., Nyabuga, F. N., Anderbrant, O., Svensson, G. P., Rundlöf, M., Lankinen, Å., & Larsson, M. C. (2022). Dispersal and spatiotemporal distribution of Protapion fulvipes in white clover fields: implications for pest management. Journal of Pest Science95(2), 917-930. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-021-01408-w
  4. Gitonga, E. N., Kariuki, P. W. O., & Kariuki, S. N. (2021). Fintech Predictive Modeling and Performance of Investment Firms in Kenya. Webology, (18) Special Issue on Computing Technology and Information Management. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/caaf/be39d59e6823676be10fb0f8acf02bdba6ec.pdf
  5. Mauti, K. O., Ndirangu, S. N., & Mwangi, S. C. (2021). Choice of Information and Communication Technology Tools in Tomato Marketing Among Smallholder Farmers in Kirinyaga County, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension25(3), 81-92. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jae.v25i3
  6. Kiptoo, I. K., Kariuki, S. N., & Ocharo, K. N. (2021). Corporate governance and financial performance of insurance firms in Kenya. Cogent Business & Management8(1), 1938350. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2021.1938350
  7. Onyango, D. A., Mogaka, H. R., Ndirangu, S. N., & Kwena, K. (2021). Household socio-economic factors influencing choice of agro-advisory dissemination pathways for climate change in semi-arid areas of Kenya. Information Development. https://doi.org/10.1177/02666669211026005
  8. . Balmford, A., Bradbury, R. B., Bauer, J. M., Broad, S., Burgess, G., Burgman, M., … & Nielsen, K. S. (2021). Making more effective use of human behavioural science in conservation interventions. Biological Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109256
  9. Muriuki, S. W., Rengan, M. S., & Budambula, N. L. (2021). Prokaryotic diversity and potentially pathogenic bacteria in vended foods and environmental samples. Annals of Microbiology71(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13213-021-01640-w
  10. Gakii, C., Bwana, B. K., Mugambi, G. G., Mukoya, E., Mireji, P. O., & Rimiru, R. (2021). In silico-driven analysis of the Glossina morsitans morsitans antennae transcriptome in response to repellent or attractant compounds. PeerJ9, e11691. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11691                                             

Book Chapters (OCTOBER 2021)

  1. Apollo, S., & Kabuba, J. (2021). Zeolite for Treatment of Distillery Wastewater in Fluidized Bed Systems. In Inorganic-Organic Composites for Water and Wastewater Treatment(pp.117-130). Springer, Singapore. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-981-16-5916-4_5
  2. Musei, S. K., Nyaga, J. M., & Dubow, A. Z. (2021). Remote Sensing Based Quantification of Forest Cover Change in Somalia for the Period 2000 to 2019. In Deserts and Desertification. https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/77788