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Virtual Graduation Ceremony

42nd Graduation Ceremony

MSc Graduands


FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics

Name: Josephine Seurey  

Title of Thesis: Role Of Collective Action in Market Participation by Smallholder Irish Potato Farmers in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Job Lagat , Dr. Jackson Langat 

Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics

Name: Johnworker Toywa Mukhwami

Title of Thesis: Effect of Semi-Formal Credit Use on Rural Farm Household Income in Kakamega County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Edith Wambui Gathungu, Dr. Aquilars Mutuku Kalio 

Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics

Name: Wallace Thoya Baya

Title of Thesis: Effects of Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers on Intra-East Africa Community Trade in Agricultural Food Commodities

Supervisors: Prof. Job Lagat, Dr. Symon K. Kiprop 

Master of Science in Agricultural Economics

Name: Cosmas Kweyu Lutomia

Title of Thesis: Gender Food Insecurity Perceptions and Effect of Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Practices on Household Vulnerability to Poverty in Western and Eastern

Supervisors: Prof. Gideon A. Obare, Dr. Isaac Maina Kariuki Dr. Geoffrey Simiyu Muricho 

Master of Science in Food Science

Name: Moses Barasa Sichangi

Title of Thesis: Molecular characterization of Microbial Communities and Development of Starter culture from Traditionally Fermented Milk, Amabere Amaruranu in Kisii County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Joseph Matofari, Prof. Richard Mulwa, Dr. John Nduko 

Master of Science in Food Science

Name: Daisy Cherop Lanoi Lelgut

Title of Thesis: Effects of Gum Arabic Surface Treatment on Nutritional Quality of Whole Mango (Mangifera indica) in Makueni County and Evaluation of Canned Mango Chunks”

Supervisors: Prof. Joseph Matofari, Prof. Richard Mulwa, Dr. John Nduko   

Master of Science in Agri-entreprise Development

Name: Redempter Mbula Mutinda

Title of Thesis: Factors influencing Agri-entrepreneurs’ participation and investment in clean seed potato enterprises in Molo, Nakuru county, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Edith Gathungu and Prof. Anthony Kibe 

Master of Science in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Name: Chesang Sumukwo

Title of Thesis: Prediction Of Indigenous Chicken Genomic Breeding Values and Performance Using Machine Learning

Supervisors: Dr. Thomas, K. Muasya  and Dr. Kiplangat Ngeno 

Master of Science in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Name: Caleb Sagwa Barasa

Title of Thesis: Optimising Dairy Cattle Breeding Systems by Incorporating Reproductive Technologies, Protein Yield and Resistance to Mastitis

Supervisors: Prof. Alexander Kahi and Dr. Tobias Okeno 

Master of Science in Livestock Production Systems

Name: Ikaal Maurice Amuria

Title of Thesis: Evaluating Association of Prophylactic Strategies with Prevalence, Management and Economic Losses from East Coast Fever Infections on Smallholder Farms in North-Rift Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Bockline Omedo Bebe and Dr. Caleb Oburu Orenge 

Master of Science in Livestock Production Systems

Name: Anguie Bol Lewis Reagan

Title of Thesis: Quantifying Production Losses Associated with Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreaks on Large Scale Dairy Farms in Nakuru County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Bockline Omedo Bebe and Dr. Olivier Kashongwe 

Master of Science in Livestock Production Systems

Name: Albert Ngateireho Francis

Title of Thesis: Assessing Attitudes towards Management Practices and Calf Performance on Smallholder and Large Commercial Dairy Herds in Nakuru County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Bockline Omedo Bebe and Dr. James Ondiek  

Master of Science in Animal Nutrition

Name: Isabelle Beatrice Mukandungutse

Title of Thesis: Detoxification of Aflatoxin in Feed Ingredients for Broiler Chicken Feed through Fermentation

Supervisors: Prof. James Tuitoek, Dr. Anthony Kingori and Dr. Meshack Obonyo  

Master of Science in Animal Nutrition

Name: Bonface Nabukwo Sakwa

Title of Thesis: Nutritional Intervention on Dairy Performance and Profitability in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. James Ondiek, Dr. Anthony Kingori and Dr. Saah Ndabi   


FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Master of Arts in Economics

Name: Kevin Wanjala Wafula

Title of Thesis: Determinants of Current Account Balance in the East Africa Community

Supervisors: Dr. Symon Kiprop and Dr. Aquilars M. Kalio

Master of Arts in Sociology

Name: Austine Ochieng Dieto

Title of Thesis: Factors influencing social exclusion of elderly persons in Alego-Usonga constituency, Siaya County, Kenya”

Supervisors: Prof. Kibet Ngetich and Mr Wafula Kisaka 

Master of Arts Literature

Name: Esther Cherono

Title of Thesis: Change and Continuity in Riddles and Riddle Performance among the Kipsigis of Kericho County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Fugich Wako and Dr. Dishon Kweya 

Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication

Name: Yobesh Maaga Onwonga

Title of Thesis: Ethics in News presentation of Socio-Political issues in Kenya: The case of Kidero-Shebesh public wrangle

Supervisors: Prof. Yakobo Mutiti and Dr. Phillis Bartoo 

Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Name: Pauline Wambui Njoroge

Title of Thesis: The Extent and Effects of Prison Reforms on Reformation of Inmates in Nyandarua County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Wokabi Mwangi and Mr. John Omboto 

Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Name: Nyariki Obadia Tinega

Title of Thesis: Effects of Custodial Sentence on Recidivism at Shimo La Tewa Prisons in Mombasa County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Eric K. Bor and Ms. Beatrice Onsarigo 

Master of Arts in Information Science

Name: Philip Kamau Muchiri

Title of Thesis: Assessing Human Errors and Staff Skills In Use of the Amlib Software in Egerton University Library, Njoro - Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Lucy Wathika and Prof. Jason Githeko 

Master of Arts in English Language and Linguistics

Name: Grace Konyu Ndegwa

Title of Thesis: The Role of Reinforcement on Second Language Learners’ Performance in English in Selected Secondary Schools in Nakuru Town, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Lucy Wathika and Dr. Josephine Khaemba 


FACULTY OF COMMERCE

Master of Business Administration

Name: Boiyon Geoffrey Kibet

Title of Thesis: Effect of Selected Factors on Non-Performing Agricultural Loans in Commercial Banks in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Richard Nyaoga and Mr. Robert Kingwara 

Master of Business Administration

Name: Ann Wachuka Mootian

Title of Thesis: Effect of Selected Firm Specific Factors on Financial Performance of Real Estate Firms Listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange in Kenya

Supervisor: Dr. Kalui Fredrick Mukoma

Master of Business Administration

Name: Enock Kiplagat Keston

Title of Thesis: Effects of Prudential regulations on Financial Performance of Commercial Banks in Kenya

Supervisor: Dr. Kalui Fredrick Mukoma

Master of Business Administration

Name: Enock Kipkirui Koech

Title of Thesis: Effect of Corporate Shareholding Structure on Dividend Policy of Firms listed in Nairobi Securities exchange

Supervisor: Dr. Robert Mugo

Master of Business Administration

Name: Stephen Mutuka Mumina

Title of Thesis: The debt Restructuring strategies and the level of non-performing loans in Microfinance institutions in Nairobi County

Supervisor: Dr. Kalui Fredrick Mukoma


FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY STUDIES

Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Name: Mborih P. Otieno

Title of Thesis: Influence of Selected Teacher Demographic Characteristics on Diversity Management in Teaching of Agriculture in Secondary Schools in Homa Bay County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Justus M. Ombati and Dr. Agnes Nkurumwa 

Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Name: Esther Muthoni Maina

Title of Thesis: Effects of video instruction as a complement to conventional teaching approaches on motivation and the performance of Secondary School Students in Agriculture tests in Molo Sub-County, Kenya”

Supervisors: Prof. Christopher Onyango, Dr. Nancy Openda 

Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Name: Alfred Tsitsi

Title of Thesis: Influence of Selected Factors on Participation of Rural Youth in Agriculture in Balaka District, Malawi

Supervisors: Dr. Justus Ombati and Dr. Stephen Maina 

Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Name: Owen Austin Banda

Title of Thesis: Influence of Selected Factors on The Adoption of Sustainable Agriculture Technologies in Maize Production among Small-Scale Farmers in Mzimba South, Malawi

Supervisors: Dr. Maurice Udoto and Dr. Joel Ngeno 

Master of Science in Community Studies and Extension

Name: Charles Maurice Ooko Kakuku

Title of Thesis: Effect of East Coast Fever Incidences on Smallholder Dairy Farmers’ Financial and Dairy Herds Capital Assets in Winam and Kadibo Divisions in Kisumu East Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Catherine N. Munyua and Dr. Lydia N. Kinuthia   

Master of Science in Community Studies and Extension

Name: Lamech Amwine

Title of Thesis: Association Between Selected Social, Economic and Technology Related Factors and Adoption of Clean Seed Potato by Small Scale Farmers in Njoro Sub-County Nakuru, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Milcah Mulu - Mutuku and Dr. Agnes Nkurumwa


FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Name: Hellen Jerotich Sang

Title of Thesis: Optimization of Tomato Water Productivity under Deficit Sub-Surface Drip Irrigation and Mulching Systems

Supervisors: Dr. Raphael M. Wambua and Dr. (Eng). James M. Raude 


FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Master of Science in Chemistry

Name: Parkar Fasahat Abdul

Title of Thesis: Investigation of Antioxidant Compounds from the Berries of Teclea simplicifolia (Engl.) I. Verd. and Ziziphus mucronata Willd

Supervisors: Dr. A. W. Njue and Prof. J. O. Omolo 

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Name: Areba Gerald Otwabe

Title of Thesis: Determination of Antioxidant and Metal Chelating Properties of Tea (Camelia Sinensis) in Ameliorating Cadmium Induced Toxicity in Male Wistar Rats

Supervisors: Prof. Raphael Muchangi Ngure, Dr. John Kanyiri Wanyoko and Prof. Francis Nyamu Wachira 

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Name: Collins Okinyi Oduma

Title of Thesis: Molecular Analysis of P53 gene exon 7 codon 249 Mutation in Hepatocellular carcinoma Patients Presenting at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. BN. Ondigo and Dr. J.H. Kimotho 

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Name: Richard Nyamota

Title of Thesis: Prevalence and Genetic Diversity on Simian Immunodificiency Virus Infecting Free-Ranging Non-Human Primates in Kenyan Urban Centre

Supervisors: Dr. Vincent A. Owino and Dr Maamun Jeneby 

Master of Science in Plant Pathology

Name: Mosomi Robert Ombati

Title of Thesis: Control of Tobacco Root Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne Incognita C.) Using Selected Crops, Plant Extracts and Soil Amendments in Migori County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Japhet M. Muthamia and Prof. Samuel T. Kariuki 

Master of Science in Limnology

Name: Stephanie Wangare Kamau Adamba

Title of Thesis: Parasites Communities of Oreochromis niloticus Baringoensis (Ttrewavas, 1983) in Relation to Selected Water Quality Parameters in the Hot Springs of Lorwai Swamp and Lake Baringo, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr Elick Otachi and Dr Geofrey Ongondo 

Master of Science in Animal Physiology

Name: Lydia Kadzo Katana

Title of Thesis: Effectiveness of Pomegranate Punica granatum L. Fruit Extract on the Sexual Function in Rats

Supervisors: Dr Charles Irungu and Dr Caleb Oburu Orenge 

Master of Science in Animal Physiology

Name: Ann Jepkorir Kiplagat

Title of Thesis: Reproductive Inhibitions Effects of Azadirachta indica, A. juss and Ricinus communis Linn. Seed Oils in Albino Female Mice

Supervisors: Dr Charles Maina and Dr Philip K.Kibet 


INSTITUTE OF WOMEN, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Master of Arts in Gender, Women and Development Studies

Name: Lokia Asimit Asunta

Title of Thesis: Influence of Gender mainstreaming in Livestock management on the Socio-economic status of Turkana pastoralists, in Turkana County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Mark Okere and Prof. Josephine Ouma 

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