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  • To draw up option course timetables in consultation with all academic members of staff. (Part time lecturers to be given special consideration).

Dr. Cecilia Moraa Onyango

PhD(Wageningen) MSc(UoN)BSc(UoN)

Dr. Cecilia Moraa Onyango is a Lecturer, Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, University of Nairobi since 2010. She joined the University of Nairobi in 2001 as an Assistant Lecturer.

Dr Onyango earned her PhD (Horticulture) from Wageningen University in 2010, MSc. Horticulture (2000) and BSc. Agriculture (1996) both from the University of Nairobi.While in the department, her key responsibilities and achievements include:Read more

Dr. James W. Muthomi, Phd (UoN) MSc (UoN) BSc (UoN)

Dr. James W. Muthomi is a senior lecturer and plant pathologist in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has 18 years research and teaching experience at the University of Nairobi.  Currently, he is the head of Crop Protection section and coordinator of Open and Distance Learning MSc Crop Protection in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection. Research interests include management of mycotoxins in cereals, legume diseases and plant disease management Read more

Prof. Margret Jesang Hutchinson

PhD (Guelph) MSc (UoN) BSc (UoN)

Prof. Margaret Jesang Hutchinson is a Horticulturalist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi with over 30 years experience in the Agriculture sector. She obtained her PhD in Horticulture from the University of Guelph in Canada and MSc. in Agronomy and BSc. Agriculture from the University of Nairobi. Her research and outreach work cover most areas of Horticulture and more so Floriculture, from policy to programming and the entire value chain of several commodities. Some of these include: Development of tissue culture protocols for several economically important floriculture and fruit crops; optimizing the agronomic and pest control practices of fruits, vegetables and flower crops, reducing postharvest loses of horticultural crops (cut-flowers, fruits and vegetables); gender mainstreaming in policy and programming just to name a few. Prof. Hutchinson has published widely in refereed journal and conferences

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-B.Sc. Agriculture, First Class Honours,

University of Nairobi-M.Sc Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Prof. P. M. Kimani received both an M. Sc. in Agronomy and PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in a record three and half years in July 1983. He has extensive research and teaching experience in genetics and plant breeding, agronomy, seed science and technology which he has taught to both undergraduate and graduate students in the last 29 years. His major interests include teaching, variety development, agronomy of both field and horticultural crops and technology transfer among smallholder farmers. Prof.

Dr. Douglas Watuku Miano, Phd (Louisiana State) MSc (UoN) BSc (UoN)

Dr. Douglas Watuku Miano, born May 1970, studied Agriculture at the University of Nairobi (1991-1995), Nairobi, Kenya and earned a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi (1997-1999) and a Ph.D in Plant Virology from Louisiana State University, USA (2008).He is a Lecturer at the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi (UON), in Nairobi, Kenya. Before Joining UON, Dr. Miano worked as a Senior Research Officer at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute’s (KARI) Biotechnology Center situated atthe National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) campus in Nairobi, where he was the program.Read more

PhD(UoN) MSc(University of E.Angalia)


Dr.Kinama is a Senior Lecturer Agrometeorologist and head of Agronomy in the department of Plant science and Crop protection. He is currently college representative to the university exhibition committee, he is the chairman of the exhibition and shows at the Faculty of Agriculture which is responsible for showcasing College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) academic programs innovations and outreach to key stakeholders in the agricultural sector. Read more

DR.Lukachi Jane Ambuko

PhD (Tsukuba University -Japan) Msc (UoN) BSc(UoN)

I am a lecturer in the department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, a position I have held since October 2008. As part of my responsibilities and duties in the department, I have been involved in teaching, research and outreach activities in Horticulture, which is my area of specialization. I am currently the head of the Horticulture unit of the department. I have also held other positions of responsibility in the department including coordination of examinations, coordination of students’ research projects and the Msc Horticulture (ODEL) Program read more