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Dr. George Chemining'wa

PhD (University of manitoba) Msc (UoN) BSc(UoN)

I am an agricultural scientist specialized in agronomy with special focus on integrated crop management. I am currently a Senior Lecturer and Chairman of the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, University of  Nairobi. I hold a PhD in Plant Science (University of Manitoba, Canada), M.Sc. Agronomy (University of Nairobi), B.Sc. Agriculture at First Class Honours (University of Nairobi) and Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (ICRA, The Netherlands) 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

Dr. Maina Muiru, PhD(UoN), MSc(UoN), BSc(UoN)

I obtained my PhD degree in Plant Pathology in 2008 from the University of Nairobi. I have been involved in teaching, research and outreach activities in crop protection. I am currently the head of the Plant Pathology Unit of the Department. Read more about Dr. Maina Muiru.

Prof. Ratemo Michieka PhD(Rutgers)M.Sc. (Rutgers) B.Sc. (Rutgers)

Professor Michieka is a member of staff at the University of Nairobi and has specialized in Agriculture (Weed Science) and Environmental Sciences. He obtained his BSc, MA, and PhD in Weed Science and Environment from Rutgers University, USA. He went for a Postdoctoral training at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) prior to his appointment at the University of Nairobi as a lecturer in 1980. He later became the Founding Vice Chancellor of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where he served for 13 years.  Prof Michieka was later appointed the Director General of the National Environment Management Authority, NEMA, where he articulated the dangers of environmental pollution and natural resources degradation. He was responsible for the production of Kenya’s first report on the State of our Environment. Professor Michieka has done extensive research in Weed Science read more

Dr. Eliud Kahiu Ngugu

PhD(Cambridge) MSc(Cambrdge) BSc (UoN)

Dr. Ngugi is a holder of PhD in Plant breeding & Genetics; an MPhil in Plant breeding & Genetics, MSc in Plant breeding and Genetics and B.Sc. He is a former member of Cambridge
Philosophical Society, The New York Academy of Sciences. He has been included in Who’s Who In the World 1999 Editions. He is currently working as a Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi and also undertaking part-time consultancy. He has taught for 9 years at the University of Nairobi as a Senior Lecturer. He teaches the following courses at the university, molecular genetics, plant breeding and biotechnology. He is currently supervising 3 PhD and 8 Msc research projects. His core areas of competence include; Breeding crops for drought tolerance using DNA molecular markers (RFLPs, Microsatellites, AFLP, SSRs), QTL analysis, Molecular mapping, DNA Sequencing, fragment analysis and Genotyping. He has worked with Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) as a plant breeder of grain legumes and underutilized crops for 14 years and
together with a team developed 14 varieties of common bean, cowpea, pigeonpea, mungbean,
Dolichos lablab that are currently under commercial cultivation in semi-arid areas of Kenya read more

Dr. Richard Nyankanga Ombui

PhD(Cornell),Msc (Cornell)

BSc (Egerton)

Dr Richard Ombui Nyankanga is a senior lecturer in the department of plant science and crop.
He is a horticulturalist by training with Bsc in Horticulture from Egerton University Msc and
PhD in horticulture from Cornell University U.S.A .He is currently serving as a manager field
station. Read more

Mr. Joel Aura

Mr. Joel A. Aura is currently Chief Technologist in the department of Plant Science and Crop Protection charged with the responsibility of overall coordination of technical and administrative matters in the department. He was promoted to Chief technologist position in March 2010. Read more

Mr. Samuel Kariuki

Pre technician, National Diploma in Applied Sciences,Higher diploma in Applied biology(Kenya Polytechnic)

Samuel Kariuki Ndungu/Senior Technologist, Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Samuel Kariuki Ndungu is a Senior Technologist, in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a Higher National Diploma (1988) from the Kenya Polytechnic (now Technical University of Kenya) in Applied Biology. Read more