Virtual Graduation Ceremony

43rd Graduation Ceremony

PhD Graduands


FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

PhD in ANIMAL SCIENCE

Name:  GORE, Dominic Lado Marino

Title of thesis: Reproduction Performance and Genetic Response to Selection of Dairy Goats in Kenya following Incorporation of Reproductive Technologies and Genomic Selection

Supervisors: Dr. Thomas K. Muasya 
                          Dr. Tobias O. Okeno 
                          Dr. Jane Mburu

PhD in ANIMAL SCIENCE

Name:  HABIMANA, Richard

Title of thesis: Genetic Diversity, Growth Performance, Disease Resistance and Response to Selection of Indigenous Chicken in Rwanda

Supervisors: Dr. Tobias Okeno 
Dr. Kiplangat Ngeno 

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PhD in ANIMAL SCIENCE

Name: MWABONIMANA, Marie-Francoise

Title of thesis: Assessing Prevalence, Biosecurity Measures and Lost Carcass-Value Associated with Porcine Cysticercosis along Pork Value Chain in Western Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Bockline O. Bebe 
                           Dr. Anthony M. King'ori 
                           Prof. Charles M. Inyagwa 

PhD in ANIMAL SCIENCE

Name: MWESIGWA, Robert

Title of Thesis: Effects of Dietary Inclusion of Dried Goat Rumen Contents on Performance of Broiler and Layer Chicken

Supervisors: Dr. Perminus K. Migwi
Dr. Anthony M. King'ori 
Dr. Paul A. Onjoro 

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PhD in ANIMAL SCIENCE

Name: NYABINWA, Pascal

Title of thesis: Assessing Prevalence of Endometritis and Associated Influence on Performance of Smallholder Zero-Grazed Dairy Cows in Gasobo District of Rwanda

Supervisors: Prof. Bockline O. Bebe 
                           Dr. Claire d' Andre Hirwa 
                           Dr. Oliver B. Kashongwe 

PhD in ANIMAL SCIENCE

Name: ODERO-WAITITUH, Jane Atieno

Title of thesis: Reduction of Anti-Nutritive Compounds in Ground Mature Prosopis juliflora Pods in Rabbit Diets using Fermentation Technology

Supervisors: Dr. Anthony M. King'ori 
Dr. Mary Ambula.           
Prof. Joseph Matofari  

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PhD in AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Name: KIBET, Noah

Title of thesis: Smallholder French Beans Farmers Global- Gap Standards Risk Attitudes and their Effects on Welfare in Kirinyaga County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Gideon A. Obare 
                           Prof. Job K. Lagat

PhD in AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Name: MWAURA, Simon Nganga

Title of thesis: Impact of water collective action on household welfare in Kenya: the case of the upper Ewaso Ngiro, North catchment area

Supervisors: Dr. Isaac Maina Kariuki 
Dr. Symon Kiprop          
Dr. Augustus Muluvi     

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PhD in AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Name: WAMBUA, John Mulwa

Title of thesis: Analysis of Factors Influencing Productivity and Extent of Smallholder Commercialization of Green Grams and Pigeon Peas in Machakos County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Margaret W. Ngigi 
                           Dr. Muhammad Lutta 

PhD in HORTICULTURE

Name: MUTIMAWURUGO, Marie Chantal

Title of thesis: Efficacy of Plant Extracts for Management of Potato Bacterial Wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum Smith) in Rwanda

Supervisors: Prof. Joshua Otieno Ogweno 
Prof. Nyokabi I. Wagara           
Prof. Muhinyuza J. Baptiste  

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PhD in HORTICULTURE

Name: OTIENO, Peter Caleb

Title of thesis: Biosolids from Wastewater Treatment Pond as Potting Substrate for Greenhouse Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum L.) Production

Supervisors: Dr. Samuel Nyalala 
                           Dr. Joseph Wolukau 

PhD in AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Name: OKELLO, Dickson Otieno

Title of thesis: Impact of Agripreneurial Orientations on Resilience and Performance of Dairy Agripreneurs in Murang’a County, Kenya: The Mediating Effect Agribusiness Support Services

Supervisors: Prof. George Owuor            
Prof. Catherine Larochelle
Dr. Edith Gathungu             

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY STUDIES

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PhD in AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION


Name: THUO, Caroline Muthoni

Title of Thesis: Participatory Technology Development and Dissemination Processes in Relation to Acceptance of Improved Sugar cane Varieties among Small Scale Farmers in Kakamega County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Justus Ombati
                           Dr. Agnes Nkurumwa

PhD in EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Name: OGOT, Wilson Addero

Title of thesis: Students’ Academic Interaction Self – Esteem and Achievement Relationships in Public Secondary Schools in Nakuru County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Micah Chepchieng 
   Prof. Mary Kariuki.            

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PhD in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL INNOVATIONS

Name: KARAYA, Rebecca Njoki

Title of thesis: The Role of Social Learning in Linking Knowledge and Practice for Rehabilitation of Degraded Drylands in Njemps flats, Baringo County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Christopher A. Onyango 
                           Prof. George Ogendi 

PhD in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL INNOVATIONS

Name: OUMA, Matilda Auma

Title of thesis: System of Rice Intensification Practices Through an Innovation Platform in Oluch Irrigation Scheme, Rangwe Sub County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Christopher A. Onyango 
Dr. Justus Ombati                      

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PhD in EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

Name: AYUB, Margaret Jepkemboi

Title of thesis: Selected Factors Influencing Educational Participation of Student Mothers in Public Secondary Schools in Baringo County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. T. Njonge 
                           Prof. T.K. Ronoh
                           Prof. M. Chepchieng 


FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

PhD in AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Name: BARASA, Henry Masinde

Title of thesis:
Optimization of Biogas Production using some Process Parameters in a Fixed Dome Laboratory Bioreactor

Supervisors: Prof. Daudi Nyaanga   
Prof. Joseph Matofari 
Dr. Musa Njue.               

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PhD in AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Name: LATEIRO, Salvador De Sousa

Title of thesis: Assessment of Temporal Trend-dynamics of Water Flow and Sediment Flux for Chokwe Irrigation Scheme in Gaza Province, Mozambique

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ing. Benedict Mutua
                           Dr. Eng. James M. Raude 
                           Dr. Raphael Wambua 

PhD in WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Name: NDAYITEGEYE, Olivier

Title of thesis: Evaluation of Deficit Irrigation intervals on Banana Water Use Efficiency in Kisii, Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Japheth O. Onyando 
Dr. Romulus O. Okwany      
Dr. Johnson Kwach             

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FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

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PhD in GEOGRAPHY

Name: MOKAYA, Samwel Bogonko

Title of thesis:
Household Access to and Utilization of Primary Healthcare Facilities in Nakuru Town, Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Kennedy Ondimu
                           Prof. Wilkester N. Moturi 

PhD in GEOGRAPHY

Name: MWATU, Morris Maingi

Title of thesis: Effects of Rainfall Variability and Households’ Adaptation on Livelihood Vulnerability in Kitui South Sub-County Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Kennedy Ondimu 
Dr. Charles S.W. Recha 

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FACULTY OF SCIENCE

PhD in BIOCHEMISTRY

Name: KAVULANI, Judith Chore

Title of thesis: Biochemical Changes and Microbial Profiles Affecting Quality and Vase Life of Cut Gladioli (Gladiolus grandifloras L. ‘Fado’) Following Pulsing and Cold Wet Storage

Supervisors: Dr. Karori Mbuthia  
                     Dr. Mariam Mwangi

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