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Dr. Kingori Anthony Macharia

 

 

Anthony Macharia King’ori (PhD)

Senior Lecturer (Animal Nutrition)

Department of Animal Science,

Faculty of Agriculture,

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Tel: +254 51 221 7808

Mobile: +254 722 894103

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Website:www.egerton.ac.ke

 

EDUCATION

 

1999-2004

PhD Animal Production (Nutrition)

Egerton University

1991-1996

MSc. Animal Production (Nutrition)

Egerton University

1985-1988

BSc. Agriculture (Hons)

University of Nairobi

1976-1979

Diploma (Distinction)- Animal Husbandry

Egerton College

1972-1975

E.A.C.E (Division II)

East African Examinations Council

1965-1971

CPE (25 points)

Ministry of Education.

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Animal Nutrition, Livestock Management and Production

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

July 2014 to date

Chairman of Department, Animal Sciences

November 2005 to June 2014

Departmental Examinations Officer.

August 2010 to date

Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Sciences.

November 2002 to August 2010

Lecturer in the Department of Animal Sciences.

July 1988 to November 2002

Assistant Lecturer, Animal Science Department.

April 1982 to July 1988

Demonstrator/ Senior Technician, Animal Science, Egerton College.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Mukasafari, M.A, A.M. King’ori, M.K. Ambula and C. Karege. 2017. Effects of substituting sow and weaner meal with brewers' spent grains on the performance of growing pigs in Rwanda. Accepted with corrections by Tropical Animal Health and Production.

A. J. Manhique, A. M. King’ori and A. M. Wachira.2017. Effect of ground mature prosopis (Prosopis juliflora) pods inclusion in layer diets on performance of improved indigenous chicken in Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development 29 (1) 2017.

Odero-Waitituh, J. A., A. M.King’ori, and A. Y.Guliye. 2016.Prosopis juliflora Pods as Sources of Energy, Protein,Vitamins and Minerals in Livestock Diets in Kenya.Egerton J. Sci. & Technol. Volume 15: 132-140.

Gakige, J.K., A.M. King’ori, B.O. Bebe and A. Kahi.2016. Performance of scavenging ecotypes of indigenous chicken on targeted phase supplementary feeding. Livestock Research for Rural Development 28 (4) 2016.

Odero-Waitituh, J .A.,A. M. King’ori and A. Y. Guliye. 2016.Effect of replacing maize with milled mature pods of Prosopis juliflora on performance of finishing broiler chicken.Livestock Research for Rural Development 28 (2) 2016.

Gakige, J.K., A.M. King’ori, B.O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi.2015. Effects of targeted phase supplementary feeding on gut morphology of scavenging ecotypes of indigenous chickens in Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development 27 (10) 2015.

Khobondo,J.O., T. K. Muasya, S. Miyumo, T. O. Okeno,C. B. Wasike, R. Mwakubambanya, A. M. King’ori and A. K. Kahi.2015. Genetic and Nutrition development of indigenous chicken in Africa.Livestock Research for Rural Development 27 (07) 2015.

King’ori, A.M., Wachira, A.M., Tuitoek, J.K. 2014. Influence of Energy Intake on Egg Production and Weight in Indigenous Chickens of Kenya. International Journal of Poultry Science 13(3):151-155.

King’ori, A.M. 2012. The Breeding Boar: Maximizing Productivity. International Journal of Livestock Research 2:7-14.

King’ori, A.M. 2012. Management of poultry processing by-products: utilization of feathers. International Journal of Livestock Research 2:58-64.

King’ori, A.M. 2012. Egg quality defects: types, causes and occurrence. Journal of Animal Production Advances 2: 350-357.

King’ori, A.M. 2012. Influence of poultry diet on fatty acids, minerals and vitamins composition of the egg: A Review. Journal of Animal Science Advances 2: 583-588

King’ori, A.M. 2012. The Pre-weaning piglet: colostrum and milk intake. Journal of Animal Production Advances 2: 277-283.

King’ori, A.M. 2012. Sow Lactation: Colostrum and milk yield. Journal of Animal Science Advances 2: 525-533.

King’ori, A.M. 2012. Poultry egg external characteristics: Egg weight, shape and colour. Research Journal of Poultry Sciences 5:14-17.

King’ori, A.M. 2012. Uses of poultry eggs: Egg albumen and Egg yolk. Research Journal of Poultry Sciences 5:9-13.

King’ori, A.M., J.A. Odero and A.Y. Guliye. 2011. Mathenge (Prosopis juliflora): An underutilized livestock feed resource in Kenya. Research Journal of Animal Science 5:43-51.

King’ori, A.M. 2011. A review of the uses of poultry eggshells and shell membranes. International journal of poultry science 10: 908-912.

King’ori, A.M. 2011. Review of the factors that influence egg fertility and hatchability. International journal of poultry science10:483-492.

King’ori, A.M., Tuitoek, J.K., Muiruri, H.K., Wachira, A.M. 2010. Effect of Dietary Protein Levels on Egg Production, Hatchability and Post-hatch Offspring Performance of Indigenous Chickens of Kenya. International Journal of Poultry Science 9:324-329.

King’ori, A.M., Tuitoek, J.K., Wachira, A.M. 2010. Indigenous chicken production in Kenya: A Review. International Journal of Poultry Science 9:309-316.

King’ori, A.M., Tuitoek, J.K., Muiruri, H.K., Wachira, A.M and Birech, A.K. 2007. Protein Intake of Growing Indigenous Chickens on Free-range and Their Response to Supplementation. International Journal of Poultry Science 6: 617-621.

King’ori, A.M., Tuitoek, J.K., Muiruri, H.K. and Wachira, A.M. 2003. Protein Requirements of Growing Indigenous Chickens during the 14-21 Weeks Growing Period. South African Journal of Animal Science 33: 78-82.

King’ori, A.M. and Tuitoek, J.K. 1999. Locally Processed Blood Meal as a Protein supplement for Livestock. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology 2:1-6.

King’ori, A.M., Tuitoek, J.K., Muiruri, H.K. and Muiruri, H.K. 1998. Comparison of Fermented dried Blood Meal and cooked dried Blood meal as Protein Supplements for Growing Pigs. Tropical Animal Health and Production 30:191-196.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Animal nutrition (nutrient requirements of livestock, utilization andeconomics of locally available non-conventional feed ingredient based diets), influence of livestock diets on product quality, Influence of stocking density on nutrient utilization, livestock value chain analysis.

 

CONFERENCES/CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

Wanjohi, D.M., A.M. King’ori, A.M. wachira and A.Y. Guliye. 2017. Effect of replacing complete grower diet with ground Prosopis julliflora pods on performance of improved Indigenous Chicken in Kenya. Animal Production Society of Kenya 2017 Scientific Symposium. 5th to 7th April 2017, Starbucks Hotel and Restaurant, Eldoret.

Mwangi, K.W., A. Faraj, A.M. King’ori, F. Toroitich, J. Ondiek, E.Mbuthia, O. Ingasia, J. Ogendo, S.E. Nginya, P.K. Kariuki and J.M. Nduko. 2017. Review of locusts as Human Food: Processing Methods, Safety and Nutritional Aspects.11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week. 29th 31stMarch, 2017.Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

Lotesiro J.E, A.M. King’oriand B.O. Bebe. 2017. Comparative assessment of livelihood roles of Indigenous Chicken in pastoral and agricultural households of Kenya.11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week. 29th 31stMarch, 2017.Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

Nginya, E.S.,A.M. King’ori, J.O. Ondiek, F. Toroitich, E. Mbuthia, O. Ingasia, J. Ogendo, K.W. Mwangi, P.K. Kariuki and J.M. Nduko. 2017. Substitution of Fishmeal by Locust meal for Chicken Grower Diets. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week. 29th 31stMarch, 2017.Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

GCFSI Grantee Workshop. 3rd -5th March, 2017. Michigan State University, Global Centre for Food Systems Innovation.

King’ori, A.M. 2016. Fostering Innovations for the Livestock Industry: hides, skins and leather industry in Kenya.1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Industry, 26th-30th July, 2016. Sentrim Elementaita Lodge, Nakuru.

Animal Production Society of Kenya. Kenya’s Animal Agriculture: Macro-trends and future prospects. April 27th-29th, 2016, Kisumu Hotel, Kenya.

António Jaime Manhique, Anthony M. King’ori and Abdi Guliye, Influence of Climate and Environmental factors on Nutritional Composition of Prosopis juliflora Pods from Baringo, Garissa and Kajiado Counties of Kenya. Research and Innovation for Advancement of Humanity. 30th-1st April, 2016, Faculty of Education Complex, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

GCFSI Grantee Workshop. 22nd-24th January, 2016. Michigan State University, Global Centre for Food Systems Innovation.

Regional Conference on Dairy Education and Training in Africa.Theme: Transforming Dairy Education and Training for Health and Wealth in Africa. 21st-22nd September, 2015. Merica Hotel, Nakuru, Kenya.

King’ori, A.M. and J.O. Khobondo.2015. Nutrition development of indigenous chicken in Africa. Regional Conference on sustainable Improvement of Indigenous Chicken Productivity, 9th-10th September, 2015.Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Scientific Conference, 21st-23rd April, 2015. Kenya’s Animal Agriculture: ‘Macro Trends and Future Prospects’, Sarova White sands Beach Resort and Spa, Mombasa.

King’ori, A.M., Nduko, J.M. and Toroitich, F.J. 2015. Prospects of using insects as an alternative protein source of non-ruminant livestock in Kenya.The 9th Egerton University International Conference, 25th-27th March, 2015.

Gakige, J.K., King’ori, A.M. and Bebe, B.O. 2015.Effects of targeted phase supplementary feeding on performance of scavenging ecotypes of indigenous chickens in Kenya. The 9th Egerton University International Conference, 25th-27th March, 2015.

Improving Indigenous Chicken Productivity for Enhanced Livelihood and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, 17th -21st March 2014. Lilongwe, Malawi.

King’ori, A.M. 2010. Production of indigenous chicken in Kenya: Nutrition and performance. 5th Annual Research Week and International Conference, 22nd-24th September 2010, Agricultural Resources Centre Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

Matofari, J.W, King’ori, A.M., Lagat, J.K. and J.M. Kinyua. 2010. The influence of the method and starter culture selection on traditional milk (mursik) fermentation quality. Kenya Veterinary Association, 44th Annual Scientific Conference, 20th-24th April 2010, Almond Resort, Garissa.

King’ori, A.M., J.K. Tuitoek, and A.M. Wachira. 2010. Influence of Energy Intake on Egg Production of Indigenous Chickens. Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK) symposium, 20th-22nd April 2010, Nomad Palace Garissa.

Matofari, J.W., King’ori, A.M., Lagat, J.K., Kinyua, J.M., Maroro, R.K.and Misiko, B.N. 2009. Influence of method and starter culture selection on traditional milk fermentation quality. Fourth Annual Research Week and International Conference, 15-17th September 2009, Agricultural Resource Centre Egerton University Njoro, Kenya.

King’ori, A.M., J.K. Tuitoek, H.K. Muiruri and A.M. Wachira. 2006. Influence of protein supplementation on growing scavenging chickens. Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Conference, March, 2006, Bomen Hotel, Isiolo, Kenya.

Kosgey, I.S.., A.M. King’ori, J.K. Tuitoek and L.M. Were. 2005. Pig production in Kenya. Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Conference, March, 2005, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

King’ori, A.M., J.K. Tuitoek, H.K. Muiruri and A.M. Wachira. 2002. Energy requirements for laying indigenous chickens. 8th Biennial Scientific Conference, November, 2002, Nairobi, Kenya.

King’ori, A.M., J.K. Tuitoek, H.K. Muiruri and A.M. Wachira. 2002. Protein requirements for growth and egg production of indigenous chicken. Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. 8th Biennial Scientific Conference, November, 2002, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Seminars and workshops

 

Information security management-22nd May 2015

Examination irregularities, security and fraud-17th September, 2014

Service Delivery workshop-3rd-5th April, 2013.

Corruption Prevention sensitization workshop-19th March, 2013.

Alcohol and Drug and abuse workshop- 14th March, 2013

Post-graduate supervision- 13th October 2011. Egerton University

Animal production (pigs) value chains- 21st-24thJune 2011

Animal production (poultry) value chains-18th – 20thJan and 16th-18 thMarch 2011.

Pedagogy course (April 2008, 1 week)

Scientific proposal writing (July 2008, 1 week)

 

Research Projects

 

October 2015-2017. Grasshopper/ Locust Farming as a Sustainable Feed/ Food Ingredient Source for Non-ruminant Livestock and Humans for Enhanced Food Security, Poverty Alleviation, and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya. Food Systems Innovation Grants, USAID. Proposal number 20119.

June 2015-June 2016. Evaluation ofProsopis julliflora pods as feed for indigenous chicken.

September 2007 to July 2008: Carried out a study on the on-farm processing of fermented milk (mursik): A value addition technique in small –scale dairy farms in Nakuru and Koibatek Ditricts.

November 2007 to April 2008: Conducted a baseline survey on pig production in Central, Rift Valley and Western Provinces.

September 2006 to December 2007: Conducted a study on the pig production practices in Kakamega District.

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September 1999 to June 2004: Studied the energy and protein requirements of the indigenous chickens of Kenya.

 

Thesis supervision

 

ODERO-WAITITUH JANE ATIENO (MSc). Evaluation of inclusion levels of prosopis julliflora (mathenge) milled mature pods in broiler finisher diets (Egerton University). Graduated in June, 2015

GAKIGE JESSEE KAGAI (MSc). Effects of targeted phase supplementary feeding on performance of scavenging ecotypes of indigenous chicken in Kenya (Egerton University). Graduated in December 2015.

MUKASAFARI MARIE ANNE (MSc).Effects of feeding brewers’spent grains on the performance of growing pigs in Rwanda. Graduated in December 2016.

MANHIQUE, ANTONIO JAIME (MSc). Effect of ground mature prosopis (prosopis juliflora) pods inclusion in layer diets on performance of improved indigenous chicken in Kenya. Defended thesis in December 2016. To graduate in June 2017.

JONES ODERA OKUTU (MSc).Effect of stocking density on energy and nitrogen balance and production characteristics in indigenous chicken under intensive system in Kenya. (Chuka university). Writing thesis

WANJOHI, DUNCAN MAINA. (MSc). Effect of prosopis juliflora based diets on performance and carcass quality of growing indigenous chicken in Kenya (Egerton University). Writing thesis

CYRILA INGADO LUSALA (MSc). Performance of grower guinea fowls (Numida meleagris) under intensive system in Meru county – Kenya (Chuka University). Data collection

ASHFORD KARANI MWENDA (MSc). Growth of indigenous chicken fed on diets with termite (macrotermes subhyalimus) meal as a protein source (Chuka University). Data collection

KARANU MICHAEL MACHARIA (MSc) The effect of incorporating mulberry leaf meal (Morusalba) in indigenous grower chicken diets on feed intake, digestibility, weight gain (Egerton University). Proposal development.

JONAH N. MUTHUI (PhD).Assessment of pig feeding strategies and marketing channels on livelihoods of smallholder pig farmers in Nakuru district. Data collection.

JACOB EKARAN LOTESIRO (MSc). A comparative assessment of management practices and livelihood roles of indigenous chicken in pastoral and agricultural households of Kenya. Writing thesis

ODERO-WAITITUH JANE ATIENO (PhD).Prosopis in poultry diets. Proposal developed (University of Nairobi).

GICHUNGU DENNIS KIGIRI (MSC).Effects of enzymes inclusion in mature milled Proposis juliflora pods based diets on performance of KARI improved indigenous chicken. Proposal developed

THUITA FRIDA NJOKI (MSc).Effects of aflatoxin contamination and aflatoxin binder incorporation in broiler feed on broilers’ performance and products quality. Proposal developed.

EUNICE SHILO NGINYA (MSc). Effect of substituting locust (Schistocerca gregaria) meal for fishmeal in KARLO improved indigenous chicken grower diets on performance and meat quality. Proposal developed

 

External Examiner

1. External Examiner, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. School of Agriculture and Veterinary Technology (SAVET). From 2016.

2. External Examiner, Bukura Agricultural College. 2010 to date

3. Have examined Phd/MSc. theses for University of Nairobi and JKUAT.

4. Have examined MSc. theses for Egerton University.

National activities

 

March 2014- October 2014- Member National Emerging Livestock Strategy Task Force (Developed emerging livestock strategic Plan 2015-2019).

June 2015- National task force member – livestock feed bill review.

 

Community activities

 

March 2017-Chairman, St Anthony- Munanda Catholic Church Council

Livestock Judge, ASK Central Rift Branch Nakuru-from the year 2000.

November 2011 to date- Chairman, Board of Management (BOM) - Gatimu Mixed Secondary school, Nyahururu.

 

Membership of Professional societies

 

Member Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK).

Vice-Chairman, APSK (2015 to 2017)

 

REFEREES

Prof. J.O. Ogendo

Egerton University

Dean Faculty of Agriculture

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton.

Telephone: +254 - 722-892504

Prof. A. K. Kahi

Egerton University

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton.

Telephone: +254 - 727-850007.

Dr. A.M. Wachira

KALRO- Naivasha

P.O. Box 25- 20117

Naivasha.

Telephone: +254 - 722-443973.