Research Projects



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Principal Researcher


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e-Peer Mentorship for Improved Mental Health among University Students Engaging in Transactional Sex (USET) amid COVID-19 in Laikipia University, Kenya Enos M. Barasa Psychology & Education Foundation May 2023
Transitioning to E-Learning: An Appraisal of Technology Enabled Instruction Prisca Kiptoo-Tarus Psychology & Education Foundation May 2023
Enhancing Resilient Food Systems Among Smallholder Farmers in Laikipia County Through Inclusive Social Networks Florence Achieng’ Opondo Department of Commerce May 2023
Evaluation of Durability of Women Land Ownership in Kenya: Case from Laikipia and Nyandarua Counties

Kenneth O. Nyangena

Public Affairs and Environmental Studies

May 2023
Management of Dodder (Cuscuta Spp) Weed in Laikipia County Emily  Ngetich Biological/Biomedical Sciences Department May 2023
An Automated Hydroponics Showcase for Sustainable Farming in Laikipia County Kirori Mindo /Poti Abacha Informatics May 2023
1. Analysis of Endocrine Disrupting Pesticide Residues in the Environs of Nyahururu town using Liquid Chromatography coupled Mass Spectrometry (LC-ESI-tandem MS). Dr. Silvanus Kuboka Shisia

Chemistry and Biochemistry

2. Aligning University Education and Training to the Ongoing Education Reforms in Kenya. The case of Laikipia University Dr. Charity Chemjor Curriculum and Education Management On-going
3. Argumentation in the Conservation of the Mau Forests Complex debate, Kenya Prof James Ogola Onyango Literary and Communication Studies On-going
4. Borrow Pits as Water Pans:The case of Rumuruti- Maralal Road in Laikipia  and Samburu Counties Dr.Veronica Ngure Biological/Biomedical Sciences Department On-going
5. In Vivo Hypoglycemic Activity and Safety of ChasmantheraDependens used in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Laikipia. Mr. Njangiru I.K Biological/Biomedical Sciences Department On-going
6. The Street child identity crisis in Kenya: What Policy Framework for Non-Institutionalization of Street Children as Part of National Development. Prof Felicia Arudo Yieke Literary and Communication Studies On-going
7. Factors Influencing Motivation to learn Mathematics among Secondary Schools Students in Laikipia County, Kenya Prof. Mbuthia Ngunjiri Curriculum and Education Management On-going
1. Effects of Analogies on Secondary School Physics Students’ Motivation and Conceptualization of Physical Phenomena Associated with Heat in Nyandarua County, Kenya Dr. Peter Githae Kaboro Curriculum and Education Management Completed

Fabrication Of MagnetoresponsiveNanocomposites For Water Purification

Silvanus Shisia

Chemistry and Biochemistry,

3. Biosphere Reserve: The Laikipia University Forest ethno-botanical studies Dr.Daniel Pande Biological/Biomedical Sciences Department Completed
4. Assessment  Of Metals In Nails And Scalp Hair In Residents In Small Scale Gold Mining Area, In Macalder Gold Mining In Kenya: Health Implications Benson Obwanga Biological/Biomedical Sciences Department Completed
5. Critical Analysis Of The Socialization Process Of Children Of Female Commercial Sex Workers (Fcsw) In Naivasha Town Kenneth Nyangena Public Affairs and Environmental Studies Completed
6. Determination Of Heavy Metal Residues In Sugarcane (SaccharumSpp) Grown In The Nairobi River Catchment Dr. Bernard Ouna

Chemistry and Biochemistry

7. Analysis of Alternatives to Negative Ethnicity on Kenya’s Blog Sites: Substituting Elite with Non-elite Perspectives for National Unity Dr. Wendo Nabea Naivasha Campus Completed
8. Microbial status of drinking water in Kamukunji settlement – a rural slum close to Laikipia University Janet Nyakuri Biological and Biomedical Sciences Completed
9. Towards Enhanced Household Food Security in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya; A Case of Baringo and Laikipia Counties. Prof. Isaac Kosgey Institute of Arid Lands Management Completed
10. Effects of Ownership Structure, Market Power and Competition on the Efficiency of Commercial Banks in Kenya Samuel Onyuma Department of Commerce Completed
11. Competing Discourses in the High School Classroom and Girls Academic in Kenya Prof. Felicia Yieke School of Humanities and Development Studies Completed
12. Facilitating Knowledge Management through leadership in Micro and Small Enterprises A case of selected M.S.Fs in Nakuru County.

Mwangi M, Gathua

Department of Commerce Completed
1. Gender Bias in Sports Reporting in Selected Print Media in Kenya. Lydia Waiya Sports Science Completed
2. A Cost Benefit Analysis of the Upstream Sellers’ Payment System for Environment Conservation. Apollo O. Orawo Public Affairs & Environmental Studies Completed
3. Head Teachers’ Preferred Parent-School Conflict Management Style. A Case of Public Primary Schools in Laikipia County, Kenya. Dr. John Kanjogu Curriculum & Education Management Completed
4. Discursive Construction of Self-Identity among the Displaced Persons in Kenya’s 2007 Election Violence. Nelson NgaruaNdiritu Maralal Campus Completed
5. Use of Benthic Macro-invertebrate Composition in Igwamiti Stream in Shamanei Forest as a Bio-monitoring tool. Dr. Veronica Ngure Biological Science Completed
6. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Parasitic Infestation among Children in Urban Slum Schools of Nakuru County. Jane Nyambura Mugwe Biological Studies Completed
7. Antimicrobial activity and Phytochemical Studies of Selected Medicinal Plants in Kenya. Esther Wanjiru Kinuthia


8. Water, Health, Sanitation and Safety: Assessment of Drinking Water Quality around Laikipia University. Emily Cheshari Chemistry Completed
1. Social Media Discourse: A Linguistic Study of Face Book among a Selected Group of Kenyan Internet Users’ Florence Muthoni Mwithi Maralal Completed
2. Influence of Socio-Economic Factors on Drug Abuse among Secondary School Students in Nakuru and Laikipia Counties of Kenya Isaac Wanjohi Kingori- Psychology &Education Foundation Completed
3. Biochemical Identification and Detection of Mycotoxins and Myco-toxigenic Fungi in Retail Foods in Nyahururu Town William Wachira Mwangi Biological Science Completed
4. Integration of Fish Nutrition Concepts with Natural Pond Productivity for the Development of Effective Management of Nile Tilapia oreochromisniloticus and African Catfish clariusgariepinus  Production in Selected Areas of The Rift Valley  in Kenya

Prof. Charles Mweu Nguta

Chemistry Completed
1. The Blasé Passenger in a Corrupt Kenyan Public Vehicle. Dr. Vicky Khasandi Telewa Literary and Communication Studies Completed
2. Enhancing Learners Behavioral & Education      Performance; an Exploration of Mentoring in selected Secondary School in Kenya. Ms. Catherine Mumiukha Psychology &Education Foundation Completed
3. The Effect of Social-Political Factors on the Availability of Social- economic Opportunity for the Physically Handicapped people in Laikipia County- Kenya. Dr. Joab Kinzi Psychology &Education Foundation Completed

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