Refereed Articles

  • "Development of basic learning and communication system for school children with speech disabilities using mobile application platform "Author: Anil Kumar, published in Volume 5, No 6, July-August 2014 of International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science (IJARCS). ISSN No. 0976-5697
  • "The Threat of Advancing Cyber Crimes in Organizations: Awareness and Preventions " Author: Anil Kumar, published in Volume 5, No. 8, Nov-Dec 2014 of International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science (IJARCS). ISSN No. 0976-5697.
  • Afullo A And Danga B. (2009). Water Use Efficiency In West Kenya Irrigation Schemes. Article No. 108, Page 72. 3rd East African Health And Scientific Conference Proceedings. Programs And Abstracts. Theme: Climate Change, Environment And Health. 25th -27th March 2009, KICC, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Afullo A And Odhiambo F. (2009). The Difficulties In Solid Waste Management Faced By Domestic Waste Generators In Nairobi Estates. Kenya. Programs And Abstracts. Theme: Climate Change, Environment And Health. Article No. 43, Page 37. 3rd East African Health And Scientific Conference proceedings, KICC, Nairobi. 25th -27th March 2009.
  • Afullo A O And Odhiambo F (2009). The Primary Solid Waste Storage Gaps Experienced By Nairobi Households. Ethiopian Journal Of Environmental Studies And Management. EJESM VOL.2.NO.3 2009:34-43
  • Afullo A O (2009). Irrigation Suitability Assessment Of Effluents From West Kano Rice Irrigation Scheme, Kisumu, Kenya. Ethiopian Journal Of Environmental Studies And Management. EJESM:VOL.2.NO.2 2009:1-11
  • Anino, J O, Afullo A And Otieno F. (2010). Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) Among Workers At Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. East African Medical Journal. EAMJ VOL.87 NO.2.2010
  • Lubanga Makanji and Haruyuki Mochida 2004: Logging Ban in Kenya: Convergence and Divergence from the Forest Law and Policy and Impacts on Plantation Forestry. Journal of Forest planning Vol 10: No1: 21-30 (2004) Japan Society of Forest Planning.
  • Lubanga Makanji and Haruyuki Mochida. 2003. Wood Products’ marketing functions carried out by forest adjacent dwellers. Implications for policy makers: A case study of Kakamega Forest in Kenya. Journal of Forest Planning Vol 9, No2: 97-104 (2003) Japan Society of Forest planning.
  • Kindiki, M. Accepted February 2015. “Indigenous Knowledge, South-South Exchange of New Technologies and a Warped Intellectual Property Rights System.” European Journal of Social Sciences. ISSN 1450- 2267.
  • Kindiki, M. and Wambu, C. Accepted Dec 2014. “Challenges of Kenya’s Vision 2030. The Case of Old Age Cash Transfer Pension Scheme on the Beneficiaries and Stakeholders in Nakuru County, Kenya.” European Journal of Social Sciences. ISSN 1450- 2267.
  • Wambu, C. and Kindiki, M. 2015. “Politics of Gender: the Case of Water Resource Management Projects in Njoro Sub-county, Kenya.” International Journal of Social Science Studies 3(2): 123-129. ISSN 2324-8083 (Print), 2324-8041 (Online). 
  • Kindiki, M. 2014. "Dependency in International Regimes: the Case of the Apparel Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa." Review of African Political Economy 41(142): 594-608. ISSN 0305-6244 (Print), 1740-1720 (Online). 2013 Impact Factor 0.918 (Area Studies & Political Science).
  • Kindiki, M. 2011. "International Regime Governance & Apparel Labour Upgrading in Export Processing Zones in Urban Kenya." African Review of Economics & Finance 3: 25-39. ISSN 2042-1478.
  • Abong'o, V. January, 2015. “Wife Inheritance” and the Fate of Widows in Luo Society in Kenya: A Philosophical Appraisal.” African Journal of Education, Science and Technology (AJEST), University of Eldoret (Kenya) and Anambra State University (Uli, Nigeria) ISSN: 2309-9240; Vol 2, No. 2.
  • Abong'o, V. February, 2015. “An Existentialist Enquiry into the Impact of the Levirate Custom on the Contemporary Kenyan Society.” African Journal of Education, Science and Technology(AJEST), University of Eldoret(Kenya) and Anambra State University(Uli, Nigeria); ISSN:2309-9240 ; Vol 2, No. 4;
  • Abong'o, V. August 2014. “A Critical Analysis of the Functionalist Arguments for the Levirate Custom among the Luo Community in Kenya.” Journal of Developing Country Studies, IISTE, UK, Vol.4, No. 17. ISSN 2224-607x (print), 2225-0565(Online) 
  • Abong'o, V. August 2014 “The Socio-Cultural Changes in the Kenyan Luo Society since the British Invasion and the Effects on the Levirate Custom: A Critical Survey.” Journal of Research on Humanities and Social Sciences,IISTE, UK, Vol. 4, No. 18; ISSN 2225-0484(Online) 2224-5766(print)
  • An Article on ‘An Analysis of Lexical Errors in the Written English of Standard Eight Pupils of RIgoma Division, Nyamira District.’ Published by The Maseno University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Journal (MUFASS JOURNAL) ISSN 189-6977
  • An Article on ‘Corrective feedback in English Language Learning and Teaching: Which Way to Go?’’ Published by International Journal on Studies in English Language and Literature. [Vol. 2, Issue. 10]. ISSN 2347-3126 (Print) & ISSN 2347-3134 (Online)
  • Gudda, P., Bwisa, H. & Kihoro, J (2014). “Effect of Knowledge Transfer and Spillover on Product Innovativeness: The Case of Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya. ”. European Journal of Business and Management. SN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online) , Vol.6, No.37,. Pp 162-168
  • Gudda, P., Bwisa, H. & Kihoro, J (2014). “Effect of Clustering on Product Innovativeness among Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) in Kisumu County, Kenya.”Journal of Marketing & Technology, ISSN 2249-1958,, Vol 4, issue 1 . pp. 35-49.
  • Gudda, P., Bwisa, H. & Kihoro, J (2013). “Effect of Supplier and Customer Collaboration on Product Innovativeness: A Focus on SMEs in Kenya”: International Journal of Learning & Development).ISBN 2164-4063.(October). .Vol 3, No.5 pp. 130-136.
  • Gudda, P., Bwisa, H. & Kihoro, J (2013). “Effect of Clustering and Collaboration on Product Innovativeness:The Case of Manufacturing SMEs in Kenya”: International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences (IJARBSS).ISBN 2222-6990. (July) .Vol 3, No.7 pp. 42-55.
  • Gudda, P., Omboto, P. & Odongo, I (2012) “Factors that Affect Utilization of Business Development Services by Micro & Small Enterprises in Kisumu, Kenya.” A Journal of the Management University of Africa, Kenya.. Vol 5 pp. 157-176. ISSN 2074-4730
  • Gudda, P.. & Ngoze, M. (2008). “Savings Mobilization among Small Scale Manufacturing Enterprises in Kisumu City.” Journal of Research in Marketing & Entrepreneurship3(2), 97-106. Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand (SEAANZ2008) ConferenceProceeding_000.pdf
  • Mwangi M. W and Thuo, A. D. M. (2014). Towards conceptual and theoretical foundation for identifying problems, challenges and mechanisms for municipal waste management in developing countries.    Internl Journal of Innovation & Sci Res. 
  • Asoka, G. W. N., Thuo A. D. M. and Bunyasi M. M. (2013). "Effects of Population Growth on Urban Infrastructure and Services: A Case of Eastleigh Neighborhood Nairobi, Kenya." Journal of Anthropology & Archaeology.
  • Thuo A. D. M. (2013). Exploring land development dynamics in rural-urban fringes: A reflection on why agriculture is being squeezed out by urban land uses in the Nairobi rural-urban fringe? International Journal of Rural Management.  
  • Thuo A. D. M. (2013). An analysis of role(s) of actors in land use change in the Nairobi rural-urban fringe, Kenya. Internl Journal of Research in Social sciences. 
  • Thuo A. D. M. (2013). Genealogy of land ownership, use and management problems in Kenya during the pre-August 2010 Constitution: A review. Internl Journal of Eng Res and Tech. 
  • Thuo A. D. M. (2013). Archaeology of urban housing problems in Kenya: Issues and policies. Internl Journal of Sci & Eng Res.  
  • Thuo A. D. M. (2013). Political economy and the local governance in Kenya during the pre- august 2010 constitution: A synoptic review. Internl Journal of Sci and Res.
  • Thuo A. D. M. (2013). Unsettled settled spaces: Searching for a theoretical ‘home’ for rural- urban fringes. Internl Journal of Sci and Res Publ. 
  • Thuo A. D. M. (2013). Impacts of urbanization on land use planning, livelihood and environment in the Nairobi rural-urban fringe, Kenya.  Internl Journal of Sci and Tech Res.  
  • Thuo A. D. M. (2013). Qualitative analysis of land use change pressures, conditions and drivers in rural-urban fringes: A case of Nairobi rural-urban fringe, Kenya. Internl Journal of Innov and Applied Studies. 
  • Thuo A. D. M. (2013). Place of positionality, values, ethics and reflexivity in qualitative urban field work research. Journal Human and Social Science Research. 
  • Thuo A. D. M. (2013). Urbanisation in Nairobi’s peri-urban areas, Kenya: Exploring how subaltern actions and do-it-yourself (DIY) strategies are evolving and creating order in new urbanizing areas. Internl Journal of Educ and Res.
  • Thuo A.D.M. (2010). Community and social responses to land use transformations in the Nairobi rural-urban fringe, Kenya. Journal of Field Actions Science. 
  • Thuo A.D.M. (2008). Tradition, culture and development in Africa: Historical lessons for modern    development planning. Book review:  Ambe J. Njoh (Author), Urban Policy and Research, Volume 26, Issue 1 April 2008, pages 125 – 139. 
  • Francis Mburu, Peter Sirmah, Fred Muisu, Stephane Dumarcay, Philippe Gerardin (2013): Selected Wood Properties of Prunus Africana (Hook) Grown in Kenya as Possible Reasons for its High Natural Durability. Journal DRVNA Industrija , Vol 64 (1) 19-24.
  • Sylvester Kibet, Peter Sirmah, Francis Mburu & Fred Muisu 2013: Wood dimensional stability and extractives as reasons for termite and fungal resistance of the lesser known Albizia malacophylla, Kenyan wood species. Journal of Indian Academy of Wood Sci. Vol 10 (1) 48-54
  • Francis G. Mburu, Fred N. Muisu, Peter K. Sirmah, Joseph M. Mugo, J.M. Senyanzobe Josiah Chepkwony: (2013) Effect of Fungal Degradation of Wood Chips on Pulp and Paper Properties at Panafrican Paper Mills,Webuye, Kenya. New York Science Journal 2013;6(1) 14-19
  • Carol Munini Munyao* Fred Muisu Jacob Mbego Francis Mburu Peter Sirmah, (2013): Influence of Land Size on Adoption of Jatropha Curcas in Yatta District, Kenya  Journal of Natural Sciences Research , Vol.3, No.4, 42-50
  • Mugo Mware, Benjamin Mwasi, Francis Mburu, Peter Sirma, Eric Koech (2012). Adaptation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) curve number (CN) model in estimating direct run-off from humid tropical forest catchments. Water and Environment Journal. doi:10.1111/j.1747-6593.2012.00346.x
  • Njoroge Eunice, Sirmah Peter, Mburu Francis, Koech Eric, Mugo Mware,  Chepkwony Josiah (2012). Preference and adoption of Farmer Field School (FFS) Prosopis juliflora management practices: Experiences in Baringo District, Kenya. Journal of Forestry Studies in China
  • Sirmah P., Mburu F., Iaych K., Poaty B., Durmaçay S., Gérardin P., (2011). Potential antioxidant compounds from different parts of Prosopis juliflora. Journal of Tropical Forests Science 23 (2): 187-195. 
  • Oyun Mathew Banji, Mburu Francis Gichuhi, Sirmah Peter Kipkosgei (2010). Herbicidal effects of leachates from selected tree species for weed control in Maize (Zea Mays.L) farm. Journal of Agriculture, Pure and Applied Science and Technology 5, 52-59.
  • P. K. Sirmah, F. G. Mburu, F. N. Muisu, G. M. Wahungu and C. W. Waweru (2009). Incidence and severity of marine borer attack at different depths at Mtongwe Jetty Pontoon Mombasa, Kenya. African journal of ecology 47,693-698.
  • Kirui Stella C., Wanjala Fredrick, Kiprono Paul Chepkwony, Mburu Francis, Muisu Fred, Sirmah Peter and Kiprop Ambrose (2009). Evaluation of biocidal properties of Terminalia spinosa and their role in heartwood durability. Journal of Agriculture, Pure and Applied Science and Technology 1, 61-68.
  • Francis Mburu, Stephane Dumarçay, Jean Francois Bocquet, Mathieu Pétrissans, P. Gérardin (2008). Effect of Chemical modifications caused by heat treatment on mechanical proprties of Grevillea robusta wood. Polymer Degradation and Stability Vol 93 pp 401-405
  • Francis Mburu, Stephane Dumarçay, Philippe Gérardin (2007). Evidence of fungicidal and termicidal properties of Prunus Africana heartwood extractives. Holzforschung, Vol 61 pp 323-325.
  • Francis Mburu, Stephane Dumarçay, Francois Huber, Mathieu Pétrissans, Philippe Gérardin (2007). Evaluation of thermally modified Grevillea robusta heartwood as an  alternative to shortage of wood resource in Kenya: characterization of physicochemical properties and improvement of bio-resistance.  Bioresource Technology, Vol 98 3478-3486.
  • F. Mburu, F. Muisu, P. Sirmah, P. Gérardin (2005). Impregnability of Grevillea   robusta using the sap displacement method. Bois et Forêts des Tropiques, 286(4), 65-72.
  • Okwara, D.N and Mburu F.G (2004).  A survey of fungal degradation causing premature failure of Eucalyptus saligna transmission poles in five regions of Kenya. Journal of tropical forest sciences, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, 52109 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Venkatasamy R.N., Okwara, D.N, and Mburu F.G. (2003).  Influence of pH on the leaching of copper chromium and arsenic from CCA treated sapwood of Kenyan grown Eucalyptus saligna in laboratory tests – Environmental concerns Journal of East African natural resource Management (Jeanarm) Vol 1 . 
  • J. Paul Grobler, Sinobongo Ndyogolo, James Barasa, Romulus Abila, and Andre F.J. Schlemmer (2015)   Genetic identification of invasive walking catfish C. batrachus intermingled with  African catfish C. gariepinus in South Africa. African Journal of Wildlife Research 45(1): 55–62 (April 2015)
  • J. E. Barasa, R. Abila, P. J. Grobler, G. O. Dangasuk, M. Njahira and B.K. Arara ( 2014) Genetic diversity and gene flow in Clarias gariepinus from Lakes Victoria and Kanyaboli, Kenya. African Journal of Aquatic Science. 39(3): 287–293
  • Nthenge A and R. Abila (2014) Dammed and Damned? Consequences of large scale land use changes on environment, livelihood and food security in the Yala swamp ecosystem, Kenya, East Africa. Int. Jnl. Adv. Res., 2(3), 1 – 13. ISSN 2320 – 9186.
  • E. J. Chemoiwa, R. Abila, A. Macdonald, J. Lamb, E. Njenga, J. E. Barasa ( 2013) Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered Ripon Barbel, Barbus altanialis (Boulenger, 1900) in Lake Victoria catchment, Kenya based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. J. Appl. Ichthyol. 29 (2013), 1225 - 1233. doi: 10.1111/jai.12313. Available online at:,
  • Abila R, Muthangya M, Mutuku E, Mutati K, Munguti M, Musyoka CM (2012) Physico - chemical and bacteriological quality assessment of shallow wells in Kitui town, Kenya. Jnl. Env. Sci. Wat. Res 1 (2) 27 – 33. Available online at:,
  • Abila R (2011) Preliminary gut content and dentition analysis reveal subtle resource partitioning and feeding adaptations within a haplochromine cichlid community of a Lake Victoria satellite lake.  Afr. Jnl. Env. Sc. Tech. Vol. 5(6), pp. 457 – 463. June, 2011. ( Available online at:
  • Paul O. Angienda, Hyuk Je Lee, Kathryn R. Elmer, Romulus Abila, Eliud N. Waindi and Axel Meyer (2011). Genetic structure and gene flow in an endangered native tilapia fish (Oreochromis esculentus) compared to invasive Nile tilapia (Oreochromis  niloticus) in Yala swamp, East Africa. Conservation Genetics. 12:243–255. DOI 10.1007/s10592-010-0136-2. (Available on line at:
  • Abila, R, Walter Salzburger, Millicent F. Ndonga , Dickson Otieno Owiti, Marta Barluenga and Axel Meyer (2008) The role of the Yala swamp lakes in  conservation of Lake Victoria basin haplochromine cichlids: evidence from genetic and trophic ecology studies. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research Management 13, 95 – 104. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1770.2008.00366.x  (Available online at, ).
  • Abila, R (2005) Biodiversity and sustainable management of a tropical  wetland lake ecosystem: A case study of Lake Kanyaboli, Kenya. FWU – Water Resources Publications 3, 1- 11. (Available online at Cited by Wikipedia 
  • Abila, R,  Marta Barluenga, Johanness Engelken, Axel Meyer and Walter Salzburger (2004)  Population –structure and genetic diversity in a haplochromine cichlid of a satellite lake of Lake Victoria. Molecular Ecology (2004). 13, 2589 – 2602. (Available online at
  • Romulus Abila (2002). Utilization and economic valuation of the Yala swamp wetland, Kenya. In: Gawler, M. (Ed.). Best practices in participatory management. Proceedings of a workshop held at the 2nd International Conference on Wetlands and Development, Dakar, Senegal. Wetlands International. PP96 – 104.  IUCN – WWF Publications No 65 Wageningen, The Netherlands. ISBN 90 -1882 – 0084. ( Available on line at: A.Article under review.
  • J. E. Barasa, S. Mdyogolo,  R. Abila, J. P. Grobler, R. A. Skilton, M. N. Njahira, E. J. Chemoiwa, O. G. Dangasuk, B. Kaunda-Arara and E. Verheyen.  Genetic diversity and population structure of the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) in Kenya: implication for conservation and aquaculture. Submitted to: Journal of Fish Biology.  


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