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Lecturer Biochemistry

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Research activities and postgraduate thesis supervision.






  • Malarial anemia induction by haemozoin mediated suppression of erythropoiesis through dysregulation of IL-10 and IL-12 cytokines. Yamo O.E., Kongoro J.A., Perkins D.J. and Ongecha J.M.
  • Evaluation of selected plant extracts for insecticidal properties against phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera:Psychodidae). Ireri L. N., Kongoro J. A. and Tonui W.
  • Identification and characterization of the CX3CR1 gene polymorphism T280M in a sampled population of HIV infected persons in Kenya. Likhako F.L., Kongoro J.A. and Khamadi S.
  • Host range of Sturmiopsis parasitica (Curran)(Diptera:Tachidae) and interspecific competition with Cotesia sesamiae (Cameron)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Kenya. Mucheru O.M., Kongoro J.A., Schulthess F. and Jiang N.
  • Determinants of non-use of family planning among married women in Kabati Division, Kitui District, Kenya, MSc. Thesis. Thuo J. W., Kongoro  J.A and Mbithi J.
  • Public knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of genetically modified foods. Khayombe P.O., Kongoro J.A. and Machuka M.
  • Factors involved in the control of Echinococcus granulosus hydatidosis infections in Turkana District. Ikay T.L.,. Kongoro J.A. Waswa J. and Mwanzo I.


  • Ecological, genetic and biochemical aspects of alcohol tolerance in selected Kenyan populations. Korir E.D., Kongoro J.A. and Nderitu D.


  • Ireri L.N., Kongoro J., Ngure P., Sum K.S. and Tonui W. (2011) Insecticidal properties of pyrethrin formulations against immature stages of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae). J. Entomol., 2011. ISSN 1812-5670 / DO: 10.3923/je.2011.
  • Ireri L.N., Kongoro J., Ngure P.K., Tonui W. (2011) Laboratory evaluation of selected plant extracts in sugar baits and larval food against Phlebotomus dubosqi Neveu Lemaire (Diptera:Psychodidae) a vector for cutaneous leishmaniasis in Kenya. WebMed Central Parasitology 2 (3): WMCOO(65).
  • Laban N. Ireri, Jedida Kongoro, Peter Ngure, Charles Mutai, Bernard Langat, Willy Tonui, Albert Kimutai And ObadiaH Mucheru (2010) The potential of the extracts Tagetes minuta Linnaeus (Asteraceae), Acalypha fructicosa Forssk (Eurphobiaceae) and Tarchonanthus camphoratus L. (Compositae) against Phlebotomus dubopscqi Neveu Lemaire (Diptera: Psychodidae), the vector for Leishmania major Yakimoff and Schokhor. J. Vector Borne Dis. 47: 168-174.
  • Mucheru O.M., Jiang, J Kongoro J., Bruce A. Y, and Schulthess F. (2009) Intrinsic competition between two oligophagous parasitoid species, Sturniopsis parsitica and Cotesia sesamiae, attacking the same life stages of lepidopteran cereal stemborers. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 130: pp.10- 20
  • Kongoro J.A. (2007) Tsetse susceptibility to trypanosome infection in relation to secreted biochemical midgut factors. In: Proc.Third World Organization for women in science.  International Conference on “Women’s Impact on Science and Technology in the New Millenium”, V. Krishnan TWASROCASA, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore, 560 064 India.
  • Khayombe P., Kongoro J. and Machuka M. (2005) Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of Kenyans on GM foods and their detection in food samples. Journal of Biotechnology 118 (1):!60 (Supplement 1).
  • Kongoro J.A., Osir E.O, Imbuga M.O. and Oguge N.O. (2002)  A comparative study of midgut trypsin, lectin activities and trypanosome infection rates in three Glossina species. Insect Sci Applic., 22: 295- 301.
  • Kongoro J.A. Susceptibility of tsetse (Glossina species) to trypanosome infection in relation to trypsin-like enzymes and other molecules. Ph.D. thesis, Kenyatta.
  • Kongoro J.A., Odhiambo T.R. and Mainoya  J.R. (1991)  An ultrastructural study of Malpighian tubules of the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L) Diptera: Muascidae): Cell types and structural zonation. Insect Sci. Applic. (5/6): 517-525.
  • Kongoro J.A. A comparative study of Malpighian tubules and rectum in the haematophagous dipterans: Glossina and Stomoxys. (1990) MSc. thesis, Dar- es-Salaam.
  • Kongoro J.A. and Odhiambo T.R. (1988)  Functional Ultrastructure of Malpighian tubules of tsetse, Glossina morsitans morsitans Westwood (Diptera: Glossinidae). Insect. Sci. Applic. 9 (4): 563-567. 
  • Kongoro J.A., Osir, E.O., Imbuga, M.O.,& Oguge, N. (2014) Influence  of age on the susceptibility to trypanosomes in Glossina species: G. morsitans, G. longipennis and G. fuscipes fuscipes in relation to midgut trypsion and trypsin-like enzyme levels. (In preparation)

Collaborations and Linkages

University of Pau-France

It was requested that MMU to host one French Master of Tourism student for internship in 2014.The details to be discussed between Dean Tourism MMU and Director Tourism University of Pau France after the conference.

Clemson University - U.S.A.

Exchange research, training and workshop conference Developing a tourism information system for Maasai Mara Game Reserve

University of Bordeaux 3-France

Establishment of a French Language Institute/ centre Maasai Mara University is currently teaching French language to students undertaking tourism, arts and hospitality courses.

Aarhus University- Denmark

Establish and promote joint research, development projects and academic cooperation with focus on the Maasai Mara (ecosystem, living conditions, economic growth and biodiversity)

Regents University-London-U.K

Areas of collaboration: Education cooperation and articulation programmes. Research collaboration Exchange of students, faculty and staff members Joint consultancy activities Knowledge transfer Participation in seminar and academic meetings Exchange of academic materials and other information.

Kenya Industrial Estates

Create incubation centers and incubate student's projects with potential for commercialization. Attachment of MMU staff to enterprise funded through KIE for purposes of gaining experience that would be ploughed back into teaching.

University of Hertfordshire.- London-U.K

To conduct a survey to identify current research, educational, policy and regulatory activities (Governmental, academic, NGO)

University of Munster, Germany

The parties agree to collaborate in the following area of mutual interest: Explore possibilities for joint research programmes, Exchanges for students.

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