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Staff Publications


Staff Publications


Burian, A., Kainz, M. J., Schagerl, M. and Yasindi, A. W. (2014) Species-specific separation of lake plankton reveals divergent food assimilation patterns in rotifers. Freshwater Biology Doi:10.1111/fwb.12345

Aera C. N., Migiro, K. E., Ogello, E. O., Githuka, C. M., Yasindi, A. W., Outa, N. And Munguti J. M. (2014) Length-Weight relationship and condition factor in common carp, Cyprinus carpio in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Current Research, 9, 8286-8292

Omondi, R., Yasindi, A. W. And Magana, A. M. (2014) Diel Vertical Distribution of Zooplankton in Lake Baringo, Kenya. Journal of Life Sciences, 5: 447-460

Otachi, E.O., Magana, A. M., Jirsa, F., Frank-Fellner, C. (2014) Parasites of commercially important fish from Lake Naivasha, Rift Valley, Kenya. Parasitology Research 113(3), 1057-1067

Otachi, E.O., Körner W., Avenant-Oldewage A., Frank-Fellner, C., Jirsa, F. (2014) Trace elements in sediments, blue spotted tilapia Oreochromisleucostictus (Trewavas, 1933) and its parasite Contracaecummultipapillatum from Lake Naivasha, Kenya, including a comprehensive health risk analysis. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(12), 7339-7349

Otachi, E.O., Locke, S.A., Jirsa, F., Frank-Fellner, C., Marcogliese, D.J. (2014) Morphometric and molecular analyses of Tylodelphys sp. metacercariae (Digenea: Diplostomidae) from the vitreous humour of four fish species from Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Journal of Helminthology, doi: 10.1017/S0022149X14000170

Mwitari, P. G., Bian, Y., Ayeka, P. A., & Zhang, Y. J. (2014). Effect of Substrate Dependent Mushroom Polysaccharide Extracts on IL-7 Up Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy and their Probable Mode Of Action. International Journal of Cancer Studies & Research (IJCR).


Omondi, R., Yasindi, A. W. and Magana A. M. (2013) Food and Feeding habits of three main fish species in Lake Baringo. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment 5 (9): 224 – 230

Ong’ondo, G.O., Yasindi, A. W., Oduor, S. O., Jost, S., Schagerl, M., Sonntag, P. and Boenigk, J. (2013) Ecology and community structure of ciliated protists in two alkaline-saline Rift Valley lakes in Kenya with special emphasis on Frontonia sp. Journal of Plankton Research 0 (0): 1 – 13

Benard Omondi Odhiambo, Hunja Murage and Isabel Nyokabi Wagara (2013). Isolation and characterisation of aflatoxigenic Aspergillus species from maize and soil samples from selected counties of Kenya. African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 7(34): 4379-4388. DOI: 10.5897/AJMR2013.5846 ISSN 1996-0808 ©2013 Academic Journals

Nyukuri N. J., Wagara N. I., Matasyoh C. J. and Nakavuma L. J.(2013). Inhibitory action of some essential oils on growth of various moulds isolated from dried maize grains. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 13: 1-10.

Chepkirui Clara, Josphat C. Matasyoh, Isabel N. Wagara (2013). Antifungal Activity of Monathotaxis littoralis essential oil against mycotoxigenic fungi isolated from maize. International Journal of Microbiology Research and Reviews ISSN: 2329-9800. Vol. 2 (6): 103-109.

Ouma, K.O, Mungai, N. M. & Kitaka, N. 2013. Temporal Variation of Sedimentation from Surface Runoff from Agricultural Land Uses in Sondu-Miriu Basin, Kenya. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 5(10): 577-590

Ndung’u, J., Bruce, M, Augustin C. M., Suzanne J. M. H., Kitaka, N. & Mathooko, J.M. 2013: Evaluation of Spatio-temporal Variations of Chlorophyll-a in Lake Naivasha, Kenya: Remote sensing approach. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(22):8142-8155

E. O. Mbao, N. Kitaka, S. O. Oduor, J. Kipkemboi: Periphyton as Inorganic Pollution Indicators in Nyangores Tributary of the Mara River in Kenya. Accepted for Publication in September 2013 at International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Maina C.I., Ng’wena G. M., Mwaniki D. M. and Oucho A. O. (2013). Histopathological effects of Trypanosoma brucei brucei infection on the master circadian rhythm pacemaker in rats. Egerton J. Sci. & Technol. Volume 13: 95-114.

Kosgey J.R., Moot D.J., Fletcher A.L. & McKenzie B.A. (2013). Dry matter accumulation and post-silking N economy of ‘stay-green’ maize (Zea mays L) hybrids. European Journal of Agronomy. 51:43-52

Donde O. O., Muia AW, and Shivoga A. W (2013). Temporal Variation In Densities Of Microbiological Indicators Of Pollution In Water Sources Within Naivasha Lake Basin, Kenya. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research, 2(10), 131 – 138

Donde O.O, Muia AW, Shivoga AA, Trick GC and Creed IF (2013). Faecal bacterial contamination of borehole water between points-of-access and points-of-use in Naivasha, Kenya; Public health implication, Egerton Journal of Science and Technology, 13: 165-184

Rosette Uzayisenga, Peter Amwoga Ayeka,Yi Wang. 2013. Anti-diabetic potential of Panax Notoginseng Saponins (PNS): A review. Phytotherapy Research Journal

Mwitari PG, Ayeka PA, Ondicho J, Matu EN, Bii CC (2013) Antimicrobial Activity and Probable Mechanisms of Action of Medicinal Plants of Kenya: Withania somnifera, Warbugia ugandensis, Prunus africana and Plectrunthus barbatus. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65619. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065619

Ayeka, Peter Amwoga, Mwitari, Peter Githaiga, Yu Hong Bian. 2013. Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. extracts augments Interleukin 7 expression to modulate immune system in cancer treatment. The 6th World Cancer Congress. Xi’an, China. Proceedings

Ogendo,J. O.,Lukhoba, C. W., Bett P. K., Machocho, A. K. (Editors). 2013 Proceedings of the First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants Volume 1 (August, 2013) 275 pp. ADAPPT-Network, Egerton University, Kenya (ISBN 978-9966-033-00-0)

Ogendo, J. O., Lukhoba, C. W., Bett, P. K., Machocho, A. K. (Editors). Proceedings of the First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants Volume 1 (August, 2013)pp 121-123, ADAPPT-Network, Egerton University, Kenya

Chebet, F., Deng, A.L., Ogendo, J.O., Kamau, A.W., Bett, P.K. (2013) Bioactivity of selected plant powders against Prostephan ustruncatus HORN (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in stored maize grains. Plant Protection Science, 49(1): 34-43.

Otanga, R.R.N., Khare, K.B. Achwanya, O.S. and Otanye, D.O. (2012) Effects of Media, PH and temperature on growth and sporulation of Cercospora zeaemaydis, the casual agent of grey of maize. International Journal of food, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences ISSN: 2277-209X (Online) vol 2 (2) Available at


Burian, A., Kaggwa, M., Schagerl, M. and Yasindi, A. W. (2012) Microooplankton feeding behaviour: grazing on the microbial and the classical food web of African soda lakes. Hydrobiologia. DO1 10. 1007/s10750-012-1023-2

S. G. Ismail, M. G. Kinyua, A. M. Kibe and I. N. Wagara (2012). Wheat stem rust severity and physiological races in North Rift region of Kenya. Asian Journal of Plant Pathology, 1-8. ISSN 1819-1541/DOI: 10.3923/ajppaj.2012.

Abigael Akoth Okoko, Anastasia Wairimu Muia, Wilkister Nyaora Moturi, Maurice Oyake. Levels of E.coli contamination of River Awach and household water in western Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources Vol. 1(5), pp. 120 - 126, June 2012

Otachi E. O., Magana A. M., Simiyu L. N. and Omweri J. O. (2012) Fluctuating Asymmetry in Selected Fish Species in Lake Naivasha: Biomarkers for Environmental Stress. Journal of Environmental Natural Resources Management and Society (JENRS): 29-44

Otanga, RRN, Khare, KB, Achwanya, OS and Otaye, DO, (2012). Effect of media, pH and temperature on growth and sporulation of cercospora zeae-maydis, the causal agent of grey leaf spot of maize. International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, 2 (2): 87-90

Ogendo, J.O., Deng, A.L., Birech R.J., Bett, P.K. (2012) Plant-based products as control agents of stored-product insect pests in the tropics. In: Bhat, R., Alias, A.K., Paliyath, G. (Eds) Progress in Food Preservation. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers: London P581-602. (ISBN: 978-0-470-65585-6).

Kihia CM, JM Mathooko, RK Ruwa, WA Shivoga, 2012. Influence of human physical disturbance on litter standing crop biomass in a tropical mangrove forest. Journal of Environmental, Natural Resource Management & Society 1: 1-12

Kihia CM, JM Mathooko, RK Ruwa, WA Shivoga, 2012. Leaf herbivore preference in a tropical mangrove forest impacted by human physical disturbance. International Journal of Ecology & Development, Vol 22(2); 52.62.


J.M. Igogo, J.O. Ogendo, S.T. Kariuki and D.O. Otaye – Insecticidal, antifeedant and Reellent Effects of TephrosiavogeliiHook, and Lantana camaraL. Aqueous Crude Extracts against Golden Flea Beetle, AphthonawhitfieldiBryant in JatrophacurcasL. Biopestic. Int. 7(2):93-103 (2011)

Matasyoh, J.C.; Wathuta, E.M.; Kariuki, S.T.; Chepkorir, R. (2011). Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of Piper capense essential oil against the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 14, ( 1), 26-28

J.O. Ogendo, Deng, A.L, Kostyovsky, M., U. Ravid, Matasyoh, J.C., Omolo, E.O., Kariuki, S.T., Kamau, A.W., Bett, P.K., and Shaaya, E. (2011). Biocontrol of selected plant essential oil constituents as fumigants of insect pests attacking stored food commodities. Baratonintedisplinary research journal (2011) (1) , 19-29

Kariuki, S.T., Mathooko, J.M. Macharia, J.M., Kariuki, J.M. the diversity and distribution of Girardinia species in Kenya. IJPP 2011, 2 (2), 141-148

Muchiri, Kariuki, S.T., Okemwa, E.K. and Kariuki, J.M. (2011). Investigation of the Physical and chemical properties of the seed oils of Girardinia Bullosa and Girardinia diversifolia (Ulticaceae). IJPP, 2011, 2 (3), 307-313

Omondi, R., Yasindi, A. W. and Magana A. (2011) Effects of abiotic and Biotic factors on Zooplankton community in Lake Baringo, Kenya. Egerton Journal Science and Technology 11: 29-50

I. N. Wagara, A.W. Mwang’ombe, J. W. Kimenju, R. A. Buruchara and P. M. Kimani (2011). Reaction of selected common bean genotypes to physiological races of Phaeoisariopsis griseola occurring in Kenya. African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 19 (4): 119 – 131

Josphat C. Matasyoh, Isabel N. Wagara, Jesca L. Nakavuma and Anderson M. Kiburai (2011).Chemical composition of Cymbopogon citrates essential oil and its effect on mycotoxigenic Aspergillus species. African Journal of Food Science, Vol. 5(3): 138-142.

Odhiambo O. Jared, Ndiritu G. Francis and Wagara N. Isabel. (2011). Effects of AC Helmholtz magnetic field on the mass of Rosecoco beans. Journal of Science Technology Education and Management Vol. 4(1&2): 16 – 30.

Wambua, L.M., Deng, A. L., Ogendo, J.O., Owuoche, J., Bett, P.K. (2011) Toxic, antifeedant and repellent activity of aqueous crude extracts of Tephrosia vogelii Hook on the larval stages of Helicoverpa armigera HubnerBaraton Interdisciplinary Research J. 1(1): 19-29.

Ogendo, J.O., Deng, A.L., Kostyukovsky, M., Ravid, U., Matasyoh, J.C., Omolo, E.O., Kariuki, S.T. , Kamau, A.W., Bett, P.K., Shaaya, E. (2011) Biocontrol potential of selected plant essential oil constituents as fumigants of insect pests attacking stored food commodities. Baraton Interdisciplinary Res.Journal1(1): 13-19. (ISSN 2079-4711).

Muia A. Wairimu, G. Bretschko and GJ Herndl (2011).Structure and function of microbial biofilms, with special emphasis on aquatic heterotrophic microbial communities, African Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 36: 1-10

Otachi, E., Wathuta, E., Magana, A., Fioravanti, M. L., Florio, D., and Konecny, R. (2011) Comparative Ecological Analysis of Fish Parasitofauna in a Hub-Plot Aquaculture System: Implications for Aquaculture in Kenya. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology, 11: 87-103

Ayeka, Peter Amwoga, Mwitari, Peter Githaiga, Chu, Xiao Qian, Yu Hong Bian, Zhang, YanJun. 2011. Mushrooms; A remedy for modulation of immune system. Proceedings, International Forum on the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the 13th Annual Meeting of China Association for Science and Technology

Kihia CM, JM Mathooko, RK Ruwa, WA Shivoga, 2011. Influence of human physical disturbance on leaf herbivory at Gazi mangrove forest, Kenya. African Journal of Aquatic Sciences 36(3);


Mwancha Okioma, E.M.Gathuru and E.M.Njoka. 2010. Mycotoxins in animal feeds and their implications in International Trade of animal and animal products .2010.Annual Symposium on Mycotoxins, Garissa, Kenya.20-22nd April, 2010.

Gathuru, E.M., and K.Muiruri.2010.The role of traditional malaria medicines used in Kenya: A current Recent Developments Malaria Research. ICEGED, New Delhi.Dec.2010

K.B Khare, J.M Mutuku, O. S Achwanya, D.O. Otaye (2010) Effects of mycelium carriers, amount of addictives on spawn quality and yield of Pleurotos sajor-caju and P. Florida on wheat straw substrate sterilized using various methods Bots. J. Agric. App. Sci. 6 (2) 13-21

K.B. Khare, J.M. Mutuku, O.S Achwanya and D.O. Otaye (2010) Production of two oyster mushrooms, Pleurototus sajor-caju and P. Florida on supplemented and unsupplimented substrates. Bots. J. Agric. Appl. SciVol 6 (1)

ChepkChepkiyeng, J., Odour, S. O., and Yasindi, A. W. (2010) Influence of water level fluctuations on the physico-chemical parameters and plankton composition and abundance in Lake Nakuru, Kenya. Egerton J ournal of Science and Technology 10: 85 – 106

Kariuki S.T., Macharia J.M., Mathooko, J.M., Kariuki, J.M. (2010). The medicinal values of Girardinia diversifolia. Egerton J. Sc. Technol. (2010) 10 i-vi

Eunice W. Ngari, L.W. Chiuri, S.T. kariuki and S. Huckett – Ethnomediciene of Ogiek of River Njoro Watershed, Nakuru, Kenya. Ethnobotany Research and Applications (2010): 135-152

Dambolena J.S., Zunino, M.P., Mwangi J.W., Thoithi, N.G., Kibwage, I.O., Mwalukumbi, J.M., and Kariuki S.T. (2010). Essential oils of Ocimumbacilicum L. and O. grattisimum L from Kenya and their inhibitory effects on growth and fummonism production by Fusarium veritcilliodes. Innovative food science and technologies 11(2010)410-414

Kipkemboi, J, Kilonzi, C. M., Van Dam, A. A., Kitaka, N., Mathooko, J. M. & Denny, P. 2010: Enhancing the Fish Production potential of Lake Victoria papyrus wetlands, Kenya, using seasonal flood-dependent ponds. Wetlands Ecol. Manage. 18: 471-483

Maina C.I., Kimani S.M. and Ouma A. Lowering of systolic blood pressure and regression of left ventricular hypertrophy by methyldopa in hypertensive rats. Journal of Science, Technology, Education and Management (J-STEM) 2010; 3(1):8-15.

Kihia CM, JM Mathooko, RK Ruwa, WA Shivoga, 2010. Mangrove litter biomass input in a forest impacted by human disturbance. Ecotropica 16: 113-123

Kosgey J.R., Moot D.J., McKenzie B.A., Fletcher A.L. 2010. Yield formation in maize hybrids

of different ‘stay-green’ rating. Agronomy New Zealand 40: 37-41

Andrea Gustinelli, Monica Caffara, Daniela Florio, Elick O. Otachi, Euty M. Wathuta, Maria L. Fioravanti. (2010).First description of the adult stage of Clinostomum cutaneum Paperna, 1964 (Digenea: Clinostomidae) from grey herons Ardeacinerea L. and a redescription of the metacercaria from the Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus niloticus (L.) in Kenya. Systematic Parasitology 76:39-51

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