Prof. Njenga Munene John

Prof. Njenga Munene John

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance)

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

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EDUCATION

17th Nov 1997 - 17th Sep 1998

Advanced Studies on Protozoan Diseases and Veterinary Medicine

Obihiro University of Agriculture

1996

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in
Clinical Studies

University of Nairobi

1987

Master of Science (MSc) in
Clinical Studies

University of Nairobi

1984


Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

University of Nairobi

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Aquatic ecology with specific interest in Stream Ecology, macroinvertebrates, drift and organic matter processing

WORK EXPERIENCE

YEAR

ORGANIZATION

POSITION

2011

Egerton University

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance)

2004- to date

University of Nairobi

Associate Professor

1996-2004

University of Nairobi

Senior lecturer

1989-1996

University of Nairobi

Lecturer

1987-1989

University of Nairobi

Assistant lecturer

1984-1987

University of Nairobi

Tutorial fellow

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013 -

1. “Pathogenesis and pathology of heartwater in sheep and goats”. Funded by National Council of Science and Technology

 

 

2. “A comparative study on natural and experimental caprine and bovine besnoitiosis,” Funded by DAAD

 

3. Identification of carbohydrates on Eimeria stiedai sporozoites and their role in the invasion of cultured cells in vitro. Funded by JICA in Obihiro Japan

 

 

4. An analysis of community health risks in relation to zoonoses from livestock keeping in a slum setting in Nairobi. Funded by DFID-LPP-NRI International. (Project Leader)(On going)

 

5. The prevalence of human brucellosis among patients attending health facilities in Nairobi with special emphasis in Kibera. Funded by DFID-LPP-NRI International. Researcher (On going)

 

6. Livestock for life in urban and periurban environs in Kenya project.

Funded by Wellcome Trust. Researcher (On going).

 

Local collaborators in research and information dissemination other departments in the university of Nairobi, Kenya veterinary Association (KVA), African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), Mazingira Institute, Kenya Federation of Agricultural Producers (KENFAP), Radio Listening Group (RLG).

 

International collaborators in research and information dissemination Department For International Development (DFID), Livestock Production Program (LPP), Natural Resources International (NRI), Welcome trust and the WREN media.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

M. J. Njenga J. K. Wabacha D. Lamba P. K. Gathuru
An analysis of community health risks in relation to zoonoses from livestock keeping in a slum setting in Nairobi. A report filed with DFID -LPP June 2005

2

J. K. Wabacha, J Carter, D Ongore, M. J. Njenga, E Kangethe and D. Lamba. The apparent prevalence of human brucellosis among patients attending health facilities in Nairobi with special emphasis in Kibera. A report filed with DFID- LPP March 2006

3

T. A. Ngatia; M. J. Njenga, PG Mbuthia, and HCW Mbugua (2005). Occurrence and pathology of caprine arthritis-encephalitis in young goats in Kenya. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production In Africa 53:77-83

4

J.M Njenga and V.T Tsuma (2004).Sudden death following rupture of the middle uterine artery, in a bovine dystocia. The Kenya Veterinarian 26: 27-28.

5

Njenga M. J, R.G Wahome and RLG(2002). Growing napier grass and making silage and RLG. Edited by Mary Ngechu University of Nairobi. 25 pages.

6

S.J.M Munyua .,D.I Karioki, D.M Chibeu, J.K Wabacha, A.G Thaiya J.M Njenga, J.M Gathuma,,and B.Mitaru (2000). Prognostic indicators of post partum viability of kids born of Escherichia coli-vaccinated or unvaccinated does. Journal of South African Veterinary Association 71 (1): 47-52.

7

Njenga Munene John., Manuel Eduardo.Rodriguez.Zea., Tomomi Kawano., Yoshitaka Omata , Atsushi Saito, Yukata Toyoda ,Takeshi Mikami (1999). Identification of carbohydrates on Eimeria stiedai sporozoites and their role in the invasion of cultured cells in vitro. Veterinary Pasitology 81 : 99-105

8

. M.J Njenga, S J M Munyua, E R Mutiga, J M Gathuma, E K Kangethe, O.Bwangamoi,G M Mugera and B N Mitaru(1999). Semen characteristics of goats with subacute, acute and chronic besnoitiosis. Journal of South African Veterinary Association (1999) 70(1):14-17.

9

M.J Njenga, E K Kangethe, O Bwangamoi, S J M Munyua, G. M Mugera and E R Mutiga(1999). Experimental transmission of Besnoitia caprae in goats. Journal of South African Veterinary Association 70(4) 161-163

10

M.J Njenga, S J M Munyua, O Bwangamoi ,E K Kangethe, G M Mugera E R Mutiga and J P O Wamukoya (1999). Prevalence of besnoitiosis in domestic ruminants in Kenya: a preliminary survey. Journal of South African Veterinary Association 70(4): 151-153

11

Njenga M.J., O. Bwangamoi, E.K. Kangethe, G.M. Mugera and E.R. Mutiga. Comparative Ultrastructural studies on Besnoitia caprae and Besnoitia besnoiti. Vet. Res. Comm., 19 (1995) 295-308.

12.

Muriuki S.K. Wandera J.G.,Njenga M.J. ,Mutiga E.R. , Thaiya A. , Njagi O.N. and Muturi A.M (1994). An outbreak of rabies in a dairy farm in Kiambu district Kenya Bull.Anim.Hlth.Afr.42.265-266.

13

Njenga M.J., O. Bwangamoi, E.R. Mutiga, E.K. Kangethe and G.M. Mugera(1993). Preliminary findings from an experimental study of caprine besnoitiosis in Kenya. Vet. Res. Comm. 17(3), 203-208.

14

O. Bwangamoi, Njenga M.J. and S. Kasigazi(1993). A review of besnoitiosis with special refererence to goats. Zimbabwe Vet. J. Vol. 24, No. 1 (1993); 23-27.

15

Munyua S.J.M., Njenga M.J., Kimoro C., Kiptoon J.C., Buoro I.B.J. and Karitu P.T. (1987). A note on clinico-pathological findings and serum enzymes activity in sheep, goats anf Friesian calves with acute Lantana camara poisoning. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prof. Afr. (1990) 38, 275-279.

16.

Munyua S.J.M., Njenga M.J., Nguhiu J.M. and Karioki D.I. (1989). An outbreak of foot and mouth disease, and its socio-economic effects in a herd of pigs in Nairobi, Kenya. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afri. 1991, 39: 51-55.

17

Njenga M.J., J.C. Kiptoon, C.M. Mugera, M. Mulinge and P.T. Karitu (1989). Comparative study in serum biochemical changes in sheep and goats with heartwater. Tanz. Vet. Bull. Vol. 9(1) 1989.

18

Njenga M.J., J.C. Kiptoon, C.M. Mugera, M. Mulinge and P.T. Karitu (1989). Comparative study in serum biochemical changes in sheep and goats with heartwater. Tanz. Vet. Bull. Vol. 9(1) 1989.

19

Njenga M.J., J.C. Kiptoon, C.M. Mugera, M. Mulinge and P.T. Karitu (1989). Comparative study in serum biochemical changes in sheep and goats with heartwater. Tanz. Vet. Bull. Vol. 9(1) 1989.

20

Njenga M.J., J.C. Kiptoon, C.M. Mugera, M. Mulinge and P.T. Karitu (1989). Comparative study in serum biochemical changes in sheep and goats with heartwater. Tanz. Vet. Bull. Vol. 9(1) 1989.

21

Njenga M.J., J.C. Kiptoon, C.M. Mugera, M. Mulinge and P.T. Karitu (1989). Comparative study in serum biochemical changes in sheep and goats with heartwater. Tanz. Vet. Bull. Vol. 9(1) 1989.

PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES

Njenga M.J (2009): Remaining relevant in training. A case of training in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine since 1942. Kenya Veterinary Association Scientific and Annual general meeting. Outspan hotel Nyeri April 22-25 2009.

Njenga M.J (2009):Brucellosis as an emerging zoonosis. Kenya Veterinary Association/World Rabies day: Rabies/Zonooses Scientific conference "Working together to make rabies a history". Sunset Hotel Kisumu Srptember 25th 2009

Conferences and workshops attended 2008/2009

Kenya Veterinary Association Scientific and Annual general meeting. Outspan hotel Nyeri April 22-25 2009. Ruforum Annual general meeting and meeting of deans 28-8-2009 to 5-9-09 Serena beach and spa hotel Mombasa

OIE meeting “Evolving Veterinary Education for a Safer World” 12-14 October 2009.

SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS

Eastern Africa Water Association (EAWA), Kenya

International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology (SIL).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Leaf litter processing, drift, aquatic biomonitoring,