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

 

1997-1998

Agriculture Advanced Studies on Protozoan Diseases and Veterinary Medicine

Obihiro University of Agriculture

1989-1996

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Studies

University of Nairobi

1984-1987

Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Studies

University of Nairobi

1979-1984

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

University of Nairobi

 

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES

 

1

A registered veterinary surgeon

2

A member of the Kenya Veterinary Association

3

Paper Reviewer for the Kenya Veterinarian (Journal of the Kenya Veterinary Association)

4

Trustee of the Kenya Veterinary Association.

5

A member of National Academy of Sciences

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Veterinary Medicine

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2004- to date

Associate Professor

1996-2004

Senior Lecturer

1989-1996

Lecturer

1987-1989

Assistant lecturer

1984-1987

Tutorial fellow

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

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)(2003-2006)

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 (2005-2008)

6. Livestock for life in urban and peri-urban environs in Kenya project. Funded by Wellcome Trust. Researcher (2006-2009).

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Participatory risk assessment of Peste des petit ruminants: Factor analysis of small ruminants’ pastoral management practices in Turkana district, Kenya

Kihu S. M., Gitao C. G., Bebora L.C., Njenga, M. J., Wairire G. G., Maingi N., and Wahome R. G.

2

Comparison of Peste des petites ruminants (PPR) disease between Tanzania and Kenya.

Gitao, G.C., Kihu, S.M., Bebora, L.C., Njenga, M.J., Wairire G.G., Mainig, N., Muse,
E.A., Karimuribo, E.D., , Misinzo, G., Mellau, L.S.B, P.L.M. Msoffe, Wai, E.s. & Albano, M.O.

3

A Seroepidemilogical survey of Three abortifacient Pathogens in Dairy Cattle Herds in Nakuru District, Kenya. Abuom T.O., Njenga M.J., Wabacha, J.K., Tsuma V.T. and Van Leeuwen J.

4

An assessment of tick-borne diseases constraints to livestock production in a smallholder livestock production system in Machakos District, Kenya. F D Wesonga, P.M. Kitala, J.M. Gathuma, M.J. Njenga, and P.N. Ngumi

5

Incidence and risk factors of periparturient conditions in smallholder dairy cattle herds in Kikuyu Division of Kiambu district, Kenya. Abuom T.O., Njenga M.J., Wabacha J.K., Tsuma V.T. and Gitau G. K.

6

Risk factors associated with spread of Peste des petits ruminants in Turkana District, Kenya.

Kihu, S.M., Gitau, C.G., Bebora, L.C. , Njenga, M.J., Wairire, G.G., Maingi N., Wahome, R.G. & Ndiwa, N.N.

7

Risk factors and socio-economic effects associated with spread of Peste des petits ruminants in Turkana District, Kenya Kihu, S.M., Gitau, C.G., Bebora, L.C. , Njenga, M.J., Wairire, G.G.,

8

Developing capacity for implementing innovative PPR control strategies based on the Epidemiology and Socio-economic aspects of the disease in the East African Regions

C.G. Gitao, S.M. Kihu, L.C. Bebora, J. M. Njenga, G.G. Wairire, E. Karimuribo, P.Singano., R. Wahome., N. Maingi

9

Risk factors associated with spread of Peste des petits ruminants in Turkana District, Kenya.Kihu, S.M., Gitau, C.G., Bebora, L.C. , Njenga, M.J., Wairire, G.G., Maingi N., Wahome, R.G. & Ndiwa, N.N

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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.

14

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.

15

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.

16

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


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. 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.

18

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

19

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

20

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.

21

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.

22

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.

23

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.

24

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.

25

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.

26

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

 

1

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.

2

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

3

Njenga M.J., Munyua S.J.M., Karioki D.K., Gachuiri C.K., Wahome R.G. and Kiniiya H.S.N. (1987). The economics of mastitis control in Central Kenya. Anim. Prod. Soc. Kenya Scientific Conference, 26- 27th November 1987.

4

Njenga M.J. and Munyua, S.J.M. (1988). Skin diseases of farm animals in Kenya. Zimbambwe Vet. Congress 6-9th September, 1988 Harare, Zimbambwe.

5

Munyua, S.J.M., Njenga M.J., Agumbah G.J.O., Mugera G. M. and Kuria J.K. (1988). Piglet mortality in small and medium scale intensive piggeries in Central Kenya (including Nairobi). Zimbambwe Vet. Congress 6-9th September 1988, Harare, Zimbambwe.

6

Njenga M.J. and Mugera G.M. (1989). Diagnosis of Heartwater. A review. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr. Special issue 167-171.

7

Njenga M.J. , Manuel E.R.Z. , Kawano T. , Omata Y. , Saito Y. , Toyoda Y. , Mikami T. Identification of carbohydrates on Eimeria stiedai sporozoites and their role in the invasion of cultured cells in vitro. In abstracts of parasitology international Vol. 47 ,1998 page 336. The IXth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA IX) 24-28 August 1998 at Makuhari Messe - Chiba, Japan.

8

Manuel E.R.Z. Njenga M.J. , Manuel E.R.Z. , Kawano T. , Omata Y. , Saito Y. , Toyoda Y. , Mikami T. Host cell specificity of E. Stiedai sporozoites in the () process of cultured cells. In abstracts of parasitology international Vol. 47 1998 page 336.invasion of cultured cells in vitro. The IXth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA IX) 24-28 August 1998 at Makuhari Messe - Chiba, Japan.

9

Njenga M. J. Transportation of chicken to markets in Kenya. KVA-IPR mini-scientific conference. Museums of Kenya November 18-19 1999.

10

Njenga M. J. Staining characteristics of Besnoitia caprae cysts i.KVA annual conference .Mombasa Beach Hotel April 2000

11

Njenga M J, E K Kangethe, O Bwangamoi, S J M Munyua, G M Mugera and E R Mutiga. Antemortem studies on natural caprine besnoitiosis. Biennial Faculty of Veterinary Medicine conference , August 2000

12

Njenga M.J. Enhancing the value of animal by –products KVA annual conference . Stem Hotel Nakuru April 2001

13

M. J. Njenga J. K. Wabacha D. Lamba P. K. Gathuru. An analysis of community health risk to zoonoses in a slum setting in Nairobi. Presented in International workshop on improving the well-being of resource poor communities-the contribution of small livestock. Everglades Hotel, Howick, South Africa 12-15 September 2005.

14

Njenga M J, Kuria J.N, Wahome R. G, Gathura P.B, Thaiyah A.G, Maina C. G and Mwangi J. An investigation into a human anthrax outbreak in Maragua District, Central Kenya. Sai Rock Hotel Mombasa April 2006

15

Njenga M. J, Wabacha J.K, Lamba D, and Gathuru P.K. An assessment of the knowledge base about selected zoonoses among residents of Kibera slums of Nairobi. Sai Rock Hotel Mombasa April 2006

 

Thesis

 

1.

Njenga M.J. (1987). Pathogenesis and pathology of heartwater in sheep and goats. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Nairobi

2.

Njenga M.J (1995). A comparative study on natural and experimental caprine and bovine besnoitiosis. A PHD thesis in veterinary medicine, University of Nairobi.

 

Books

 

1.

Infectious diseases of sheep and goats.