Virtual Graduation Ceremony

45th Graduation Ceremony


Masters Degree Graduands


FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

Master of Science in Soil Science
Name: Satognon Felix 

Title of Thesis: Effects of Nitrogen and Irrigation Regimes on Performance of Potato (Solanum Tuberosum L.) Grown In a Mollic Andosol

Supervisors: Prof. Joyce J. Lelei, Prof. Seth F.O. Owido

Master of Science in Soil Science

Name: Oduor Sillus Otieno

Title of Thesis: Effects of Zai Pit Technology (Tumbukiza) On Soil Moisture Conservation for Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L. Walp.) Production in Dryland Areas of Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Nancy W. Mungai, Prof. Seth F.O. Owido

Master of Science in Horticulture

Name: Mbithi Alice Munuu

Title of Thesis: Effects of Different Application Rates of Vermicompost And Biofertilizer on Growth, Yield And Quality of Beetroot (Betavulgaris var. crassa L.)

Supervisors: Prof. Mwanarusi Saidi, Prof. Mariam Mwangi 

Master of Science in Horticulture

Name: Muraguri Pauline Wanjiru

Title of Thesis: In situ Phenotypic and Genetic Characterization of Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L.) Collections from Selected Counties in Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Robert Gesimba, Dr. Joseph Wolukau

Master of Science in Horticulture

Name: Aloo Maurine Atieno

Title of Thesis: Influence of Cactus (Opuntia Stricta L.) Mucilage Coating and Calcium Chloride Dipping On Post-Harvest Quality and Shelf Life of Bell Pepper (Capsicum Annum L. Var. California Wonder)

Supervisors: Prof. Arnold Mathew Opiyo, Prof. Mwanarusi Saidi

Master of Science in Horticulture

Name: Nkurunziza Ephrem

Title of Thesis: Effects of Sand Amended with Carbonized Rice Husk and Goat Manure on Transplants and Greenhouse Performance of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum L.)

Supervisors: Prof. Samuel Nyalala, Dr. Umuhoza Karemera Noëlla Josiane

Master of Science in Horticulture

Name: Shikoli Edinah Musenya

Title of Thesis: Influence of Bunching Onion (Allium Fistulosum) Crude Extract and Irrigation Levels on Bacterial Wilt Incidence And Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum L.) Growth, Yield and Quality 

Supervisors: Prof. Joshua Ogweno, Prof. Mwanarusi Saidi

Master of Science in Agricultural Economics

Name: Kirui Leonard Kiplangat

Title of Thesis: Pastoral Livelihood Pathways and Welfare Implications for Households in Marsabit County

Supervisors: Prof. Gideon Obare, Dr. Isaac Maina Kariuki, Dr. Nathaniel Jensen

Master of Science in Food Science

Name: Muthee Marilyn Wangui

Title of Thesis: Effect of Variety and Product Form on Physicochemical Properties and Safety of Potato Chips and Crisps in Nyandarua County

Supervisors: Dr.Joseph Anyango, Prof.Joseph Matofari

Master of Science in Food Science

Name: Okoth Ruth Odongo

Title of Thesis: Probiotic Properties of Levilactobacillus Brevis and its Effect on Antinutrients and Protein Quality of Cassava (Manihot Esculenta Crantz) Leaves

Supervisors: Prof. Joseph Wafula Matofari, Dr. John Masani Nduko

Master of Science in Food Science

Name: Momanyi Micah Rambeka

Title of Thesis: Evaluation of the Quality Changes of Common Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.) Varieties during Storage in Hermetic Polyethylene Bags

Supervisors: Dr. John Masani Nduko, Prof.Mary Omwamba, Prof.Abdul Faraj (posthumous)

Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics

Name: Malit Jack Odhiambo

Title of Thesis: Analysis of Fish Marketing and Household Welfare among Aquafarmers in Selected Counties in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Mary W.K. Mathenge, Dr. Augustus Muluvi

Master of Science in Agribusiness Management

Name: Chelang'a Naomi Chebiwot

Title of Thesis: Vertical coordination options and horticultural produce supply chain performance among smallholder French beans producers in Murang’a South Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Isaac Maina Kariuki, Prof. Gideon Aiko Obare

Master of Science in Agribusiness Management

Name: Mohamed Swaumu Hassan

Title of Thesis: Effect of Agribusiness Program on Youth Participation and Growth of Micro and Small Horticultural Enterprises in Morogoro and Pwani Regions, Tanzania

Supervisors: Prof. Patience Mshenga, Dr Aloyce Hepelwa

Master of Science in Agribusiness Management

Name: Ng'ang'a Esther Wairimu

Title of Thesis: Effect of Public-Private Partnership on Income Generation: Case of Improved Beans in Homa Bay County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Raphael Gitau Kanyingi, Dr. Eliud Abucheli Birachi

Master of Science in Plant Breeding

Name: Wasike Cyril

Title of Thesis: Phenotyping Introduced Bread Wheat Genotypes for Resistance to Stem Rust (Puccinia Graminis F. Sp. Tritici) in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Pascal Okwiri Ojwang’, Prof. Michael Anthony Okiror

Master of Science in Plant Breeding

Name: Mathai Faith Wangui

Title of Thesis: Inheritance of Bacterial Wilt (Ralstonia Solanacearum) Resistance among Wild Tomato (Solanum Pimpinellifolium) and Cultivated Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicon L.) Germplasm in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Pascal Okwiri Ojwang, Prof. Robert Morwani Gesimba

Master of Science in Plant Breeding

Name: Madahana Sammy Larry

Title of Thesis: Characterization of Stem Rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici) and Yellow Rust (Puccinia striiformis) Resistance and Yield Stability in Advanced Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Lines

Supervisors: Dr. Maurice Edwards Oyoo, Prof. James Otieno Owuoche, Dr. Mandeep Singh Randhawa

Master of Science in Agri-Enterprise Development

Name: Sambrumo Matayo Gad

Title of Thesis: Effects of Agripreneurial Orientation On Growth Of Cassava-Based Small And Medium Enterprises In Migori County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Margaret Wanjiru Ngigi, Prof. Benjamin K. Mutai

Master of Science in Animal Nutrition

Name: Guyo Hassan Nura

Title of Thesis: Performance of Broiler Chicken Fed Sun-Dried Red Earthworm (Eisenia Foetida) Meal As An Alternative Source of Animal Protein

Supervisors: Prof. James K. Tuitoek, Prof. Mary K. Ambula

Master of Science in Crop Protection

Name: Wanyoike Grace Wairimu

Title of Thesis: Characterisation of Kenyan Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Cultivars for Resistance to Stem Rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici)

Supervisors: Dr. Miriam Karwitha Charimbu, Prof. James Otieno Owuoche, Dr. Mandeep Randhawa

Master of Science in Crop Protection

Name: Ochieng Lawrence Otieno

Title of Thesis: Effects of Botanical Insecticides and Field Margin Vegetation on Aphids and Their Natural Enemies in Dolichos Bean (Lablab purpureus L.) Productivity

Supervisors: Prof. Joshua O. Ogendo, Dr. Philip K. Bett

Master of Science in Crop Protection

Name: Mwani Christine Nkuene

Title of Thesis: Effects of Maize-Dolichos Intercrop and Field Margin Vegetation on Bean Aphids and Their Natural Enemies

Supervisors: Dr. Jane G. Nyaanga, Prof. Erick Cheruiyot


FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Master of Arts in Socialogy

Name: Ndirangu Joseph Gakunga 

Title of Thesis: Factors Affecting Alcoholics’ Participation in Development Projects in Nyahururu Sub-County in Laikipia County, Kenya: Experiences Of People Recovering From Alcoholism Before and In Recovery

Supervisors: Prof. Mwangi Wokabi, Prof. Hadijah Muranga

Master of Arts in Literature

Name: Changalwa Japheth Kizito

Title of Thesis: Signifying Bodies: The Body In Bukusu Circumcision Ritual

Supervisors: Dr. Dishon Kweya, Prof. Fugich Wako

Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Name: Mwanza Martin Mwaka

Title of Thesis: Family Factors Influencing the Development of Juvenile Delinquency among Pupils in Kabete Rehabilitation School in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Dr. Panuel Mwaeke, Dr. John Omboto

Master of Arts in Security Management

Name: Metobo Evans

Title of Thesis: Effects of Slum Upgrading On Security Management in Soweto Slums, Roysambu Sub-County, Nairobi, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Eric Kiprono Bor, Dr. Panuel Mwaeke

Master of Arts in Security Management

Name: Kamau Lucy Wangari

Title of Thesis: An Examination of Barriers of Criminal Information Sharing Between Law Enforcement Agencies and Their Effect in Crimes Management in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Mwangi Wokabi, Dr. Panuel Mwaeke


FACULTY OF COMMERCE

Master of Business Administration (Finance Option)

Name: Ndukanio Antony Muturi 

Title of Thesis: The Influence of Macro-Economic and Corporate Governance Factors on Financial Performance of Firms Listed on Nairobi Securities Exchange.

Supervisors: Prof. Fredrick Kalui

Master of Business Administration (Finance Option)

Name: Soy Stella Chepkirui

Title of Thesis: Effects of Selected Financial Management Practices on Financial Performance of Commercial Banks in Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Fredrick Kalui

Master of Business Administration (Operations Management Option)

Name: Cheruiyot Levy Langat

Title of Thesis: Effect of Lean Manufacturing Practices on Firm Competitiveness among the Manufacturing Firms in Nakuru Town

Supervisors: Dr Richard Nyaoga

Master of Business Administration (Operations Management Option)

Name: Njeri Samuel Kamau

Title of Thesis: Effect of E-Government Practices/Strategy on Service Delivery in the Public Sector: Case of Huduma Center Nakuru County

Supervisors: Prof. Daniel Auka

Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management Option)

Name: Cheruiyot John Kosgei

Title of Thesis: Effect of community policing strategy on crime prevention in Nairobi County, a Case of Kamukunji Sub County.

Supervisors: Dr. Simon Kipchumba

Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management Option)

Name: Komen Paul Kipkemoi

Title of Thesis: Effect of Strategic Leadership Practices On Performance of Public Secondary Schools in Koibatek Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Simon Kibet Kipchumba

Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management Option)

Name: Mwova Annastacia Mwende

Title of Thesis: Effect of Career Development Practices on Employee Performance: A Case of Employees in Selected Private Universities in Nairobi County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr Nahashon Langat, Prof. Dinah J. Kipkebut


FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY STUDIES

Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Name: Bett Amos 

Title of Thesis: Influence of Teacher Related Factors on Use of Practical Methods in Teaching Agriculture in Secondary Schools in Bureti Sub County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Agnes Oywaya-Nkurumwa, Dr. James Obara

Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Name: Odero George Nyakumba

Title of Thesis: Effect of Free Day Secondary School Programme on Participation in Agriculture Subject in Mbita Sub County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. James Obara, Dr. Stephen Wambugu Maina

Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Name: Okongo Patrick Osoro

Title of Thesis: Influence of Selected Coping Strategies on Availability of Feeds among Smallholder Dairy Cattle Farmers in Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Dr.James Obara, Dr.Mirriam Kyule

Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Name: Menach Caroline Cheyech

Title of Thesis: Influence of Contractual Maize Farming on Household Food Security in Weiwei Irrigation Scheme, Pokot Central Sub-County

Supervisors: Dr. James Obara, Dr. Stephen Wambugu Maina

Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Name: Kimu Esther Warunguru

Title of Thesis: Influence of Selected Factors on Chickpea Production among Small-Scale Farmers in Karaba Ward of Embu County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. S. W. Maina, Prof. P.K Kimurto

Master of Education in Educational Management

Name: Ombasa Victor Monda

Title of Thesis: Influence of Access to Market Information on Production of High-Value Crops among Smallholder Farmers in Ol’kalou Sub County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Agnes Oywaya-Nkurumwa, Dr. Joel K. Ng’eno

Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Name: Cherono Collis Kipchumba

Title of Thesis: Influence of Selected Factors on Adoption of Conservation Agriculture by Small- Holder Farmers in Gilgil Sub-County of Nakuru County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Justus M. Ombati, Dr. Owen Ngumi

Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Name: Uwamariya Masca

Title of Thesis: Influence of Institutional Factors on Adoption of Good Agricultural Practices among Smallholder Potato Farmers in Molo Sub-County, Nakuru County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr Kyule N. Miriam, Prof. Eric. K. Bor 

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Name: Songony Teresiah Cherotich

Title of Thesis: Teachers Perceptions on the Influence of Selected Factors on the Implementations of Inclusive Education in Selected Public Primary Schools in Trans-Nzoia County-Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Joel K. Ng’eno, Dr. Daniel Juma

Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Name: Karura Florence

Title of Thesis: Effects of Think-Pair-Share Strategy on Students C.R.E Achievement, Motivation and Classroom Environment Perceptions in Secondary Schools Njoro Subcounty, Kenya.

Supervisors: Dr. Esther Kimosop, Dr. William Orora

Master of Education in Education Science

Name: Kipkazi James Kipkemoi

Title of Thesis: Effects of Gowin’s Vee Teaching Strategy on Secondary School Students’ Conceptual Understanding and Motivation in the Topic of Hooke’s Law in Physics in Koibatek Sub-County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Mark I. O. Okere, Dr. Zephania O. Anditi

Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling

Name: Ngigi Patrick Kimani

Title of Thesis: Role of Pastoral Marital Counselling in Addressing Marital Conflicts among Christians in Central Division of Narok County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof Micah C. Chepchieng

Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling

Name: Mokera John Ibwago

Title of Thesis: Students Perception of Character Education Influence on Moral Behaviour in Public and Private Universities in Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Aggrey M. Sindabi (Posthomous), Dr.Briston E.E. Omulema 

Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling

Name: Tesot Betty Cherotich

Title of Thesis: Influence of Parent- Adolescent Communication About Sexuality on Early Sexual Activity Among Form Two Students In Rongai Sub- County, Nakuru County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Mary Kariuki, Dr George Makori

Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling

Name: Bridget Nafurata Gitonga

Title of Thesis: Influence of Parenting Styles on Social Behavioural Problems of Female Students in Njoro Campus, Egerton University, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Ezra Kiprono Arap Maritim, Prof. Aggrey Magellan Sindabi (Posthumous)

Master of Science In Community Studies and Extension

Name: Omondi Colletah Awino

Title of Thesis: Sustainability of Selected Poverty Reduction Interventions Implemented by the Millennium Villages Project in Sauri, Siaya County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Susan Muthoni Kamuru, Dr. Catherine Ngendo Munyua 


FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Name: Doti Baqe Sharu  

Title of Thesis: Effect of Selected Pyrolysis Parameters on Biochar and Pyroligneous Acid Production and Quality from Specific Feedstocks

Supervisors: Prof Daudi M. Nyaanga, Dr. Samwel Nyakach

Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Name: Makaj Yai Chol Monyluak

Title of Thesis: Effect of Cow Dung and Maize Silage Mix Ratios, Temperature and Stirring Intervals on Biogas Production

Supervisors: Prof. D. M. Nyaanga, Dr. N. M. Muchuka

Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Name: Nyokabi Elizabeth Wambui

Title of Thesis: Evaluation And Forecasting Of Hydrological Drought Using Streamflow Drought Index And Surface Water Supply Index In Malewa River Catchment, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Raphael M. Wambua, Dr. Romulus Okwany


FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

Master of Science in Natural Resources Management

Name: Omondi Jackline Atieno 

Title of Thesis: Seed-Borne Fungal Organisms Associated With Germination Success of Terminalia Brownii (Fresen, 1837) In Drylands of Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Gilbert O. Obwoyere (Dr. rer. nat), Dr. Dickson L. Makanji

Master of Science in Natural Resources Management

Name: Kibitok Nicholas Kipchumba

Title of Thesis: Assessment of Anthropogenic Activities on Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Water alongside Molo River, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Wilkister Nyaora Moturi, Prof. George Morara Ogendi


FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Name: Mutua Onesmus Maingi 

Title of Thesis: Damping and Positioning Effects of a Wave Breaker on an Offshore Structure in Fluid Flows

Supervisors: Dr. Elisha Achieng Ogada, Dr. Lawrence Omondi Onyango

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Name: Juma Charles Membo 

Title of Thesis: Added Mass and Damping Effects Due To a Floating Rectangular Barge at Zero Forward Speed in a Uniform Fluid

Supervisors: Dr. David Ondiek Manyanga, Dr. Wanjiru Patricia Gathia

Master of Science in Physics

Name: Chirchir Gabriel Kipkemei

Title of Thesis: Electronic, Structural and Mechanical Properties of FeMnP 1-x A x(A = Si, Ga, Ge; x= 0.33 and 1-x = 0.66) as a Potential Magnetocaloricrefrigerant Alloy

Supervisors: Dr. Winfred Mueni Mulwa, Dr. Adetunji Bamidele Ibrahim

Master of Science in Physics

Name: Kamau Esther Mweru 

Title of Thesis: Locating Seismic Events under the Menengai Volcanic Field of
the Kenyan Rift Based On Data from the Geothermal Development Company

Supervisors: Prof. Francis G. Nderitu, Dr. Antony M. Wamalwa

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Name: Omondi Brian Roy 

Title of Thesis: Development of Plasmodium falciparum GEXP10 Knockout Line and Predicting Plasmodium falciparum Gametocytaemia Using Antibody Response to Crude Gametocyte Extract

Supervisors: Dr. Ramadhan Mwakubambanya, Dr. Melissa Kapulu

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Name: Makhulu Edward Edmond 

Title of Thesis: Blood-meal sources and endosymbionts present in tsetse flies of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, a wildlife-human-livestock interface: insight into complex trypanosome transmission

Supervisors: Dr. Vincent Adunga, Dr. Edwin Murungi Kimathi, Dr. Lillian Wambua

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Name: Mutuku Catherine Ngina

Title of Thesis: Physiological And Proteomic Profiles Of Trypanosoma Brucei Rhodesiense Parasite Isolated From Suramin Responsive And Non-Responsive Human African Trypanosomiasis Patients In Busoga, Uganda

Supervisors: Dr. Bartholomew N. Ondigo, Dr. Rosemary Bateta

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Name: Mutai Damaris Chepkemoi

Title of Thesis: Efficacy of Pyronaridine-Artesunate versus Artemether-Lumefantrine on Plasmodium Falciparum Clearance in Uncomplicated Malaria in Paediatrics in Mbita Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Rose Odhiambo, Dr. Patrick Sawa

Joint Degree Masters Programme in Limnology and Wetland Management

Name: Korir Evagzard Kipnusu

Title of Thesis: Effects of Litterbag Mesh-Size and Weirs on Decomposition rates of Dombeya Goetzenii (K. Scum) Leaf Litter in the River Njoro, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Charles Mwithali M'Erimba, Dr. Gichimu John Mbaka

Joint Degree Masters Programme in Limnology and Wetland Management

Name: Okomo Harriet

Title of Thesis: Effects of Land Use on Selected Water Quality Parameters and Macroinvertebrates Assemblages in Rupingazi River, Embu County- Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Geoffrey O. Ong’ondo, Dr. Frank Onderi Masese


INSTITUTE OF WOMEN, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Master of Arts in Gender and Development Studies

Name: Kaburi Racheal Kanana

Title of Thesis: Challenges, Coping Mechanisms and the Support Accorded To Student Mothers in Academic Pursuit: A Case Study of Egerton University, Nakuru County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Josephine Obonyo, Dr. Charles K. Wambu

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