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Ongoing Research

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AT ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS, KyU

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL ONGOING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (TITLE)  
 Business & Economics
Evelyne Maina Effect of Human Resource Management practices on Employee’s commitment in the tele-communication industry in Kenya
Mercy Munyi    Provisions for Labour Relations and Employee Participation in learning institutions in Kenya: A case of support staff in Secondary schools in Kirinyaga County
Njogu Benard Challenges of sustaining fish farming projects under the economic stimulus program. A case of the Central District of Kirinyaga County, Kenya
Catherine W. Maina Delivers of latent entrepreneurship among the youth in tertiary institutions in Kenya
Agnes Mutiso Determinants of corporate social responsibility reporting; A survey of companies listed in Nairobi Securities Exchange in Kenya.
Pauline Kinyua Factors affecting Women group’s and Investment in Kirinyaga County.
Violet Njeru Public Relations (General Area)
Dr. Grace Kiiru Dynamic capabilities, strategic orientation and competitive advantage of small and medium enterprises in Kenya.
Dr.  Jamleck Muchangi The impact of the new labour laws on gender disparities in the industrial occupation in Kenya
Computing and Information Technology
Irene Mwangi Crowds sourcing framework for curriculum design in Kenyan universities 
Joseph Njomo Simulation of a fuzzy logic controller (FLC) system model for optimized solar energy harvesting using a solar panel
Ephantus Mwangi  A Model for quality E-learning in Kenyan Universities
Janet Shikhuyu Use of thin client computing in bridging digital divide in secondary schools and institutions in Kenya
P. Wanjohi Integrating short message services in library information system, case of Karatina University and JKUAT university
Zachary Kirori An Algorithm to reduce shill bidding in online English auctions 
Rose Munyao A decision theoretic agent model for evaluation loss reduction in information technology projects
Florence Maweu Challenges facing e-government integration in county government in Kenya
Josephat Karani A framework to support collaborative learning using social media
 Pure and Applied Sciences
Dr. P. Waithaka Concentration of elements in ores
Martin Miano Determinants of choice Technical subjects in secondary Schools
Geoffery Muthoka Cycle index – formulas of semi direct product groups
Lucas MAcharia Establishing an optimal sampling strategy
Irene Okello Summability Theory
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology
Faith Kiwiri Relationship between the end user involvement and performance of ESP projects in Kenya: A case study of fish farming projects in Kirinyaga County
Kabauru Wachira Design  and implementation of an optimized fuzzy logic controller for power management in an electric vehicle
Ongoing Research by Academic Staff
Anti-tick Principals from Calpurnea aurea.
Development of an Effective Management system for the Legume Pod borer, Maruca vitrata (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) using semiochemicals
Bioprospecting for post-harvest pest repellent compounds from Calpurnea Aurea.
The Chemistry of Desmodium spp Root Exudates and their Biological Activity against
Parasitic Plants
Virulence of Sclerotina sclerotionum fungus against soy bean.
Isolation, structural determination and evaluation of host marking pheromones in three
Ceratitis species (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Host  candidate  genes’  polymorphisms  and  clearance  or  non-clearance  of  drug- resistant P. falciparum parasites in Kenya, 2012-2015.
Host candidate genes’ polymorphisms and clearance or non-clearance of drug- resistant P. falciparum parasites in Kenya, 2012-2015.
Poliovirus shedding among HIV infected Kenyan Children Vaccinated with trivalent polio vaccine, 2013 -2015.
Characterization and comparative analysis of Artemisinin resistance gene markers in
Msambweni Coastal Kenya, 2014-2015.
Changing dynamics in plasmodium falciparum drug resistance markers to Sulfadoxine Pyrimethamine 7 years after the adoption of the Artemisinin combined therapy as the first line treatment for malaria, 2013-2015.
Development of a Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) based Assay to Detect Drug Resistant Plasmodium falciparum Isolates, 2015.
Investigation of the phytochemical composition, antioxidant activity, hypoglycemic efficacy and safety of Capparis tomentosa, 2013-2015.
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