Working with LU

LAIKIPIA UNIVERSITY SUPPORTED RESEARCH

 

Title of Research project

Principal Researcher

Department

Status

 

2013/2014

     

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

On-going

2

Fabrication Of Magnetoresponsive Nanocomposites For Water Purification

Dr. Silvanus Shisia

Chemistry and Biochemistry,

On-going

 

Biosphere Reserve: The Laikipia University Forest ethno-botanical studies

Daniel Pande

Biological/Biomedical Sciences Department

On-going

3

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

On-going

4

Critical Analysis Of The Socialization Process Of Children Of Female Commercial Sex Workers (Fcsw) In Naivasha Town

Kenneth Nyangena

Public Affairs and Environmental Studies

On-going

5

Determination Of Heavy Metal Residues In Sugarcane (SaccharumSpp) Grown In The Nairobi River Catchment

 

Dr. Bernard Ouna

Chemistry and Biochemistry,

 

On-going

6

Analysis of Alternatives to Negative Ethnicity on Kenya’s Blog Sites: Substituting Elite with Non-elite Perspectives for National Unity

 

Prof. Wendo Nabea

Naivasha Campus

On-going

7

Microbial status of drinking water in Kamukunji settlement – a rural slum close to Laikipia University

Janet Nyakuri

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

On-going

8

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

On-going

9

Effects of Ownership Structure, Market Power and Competition on the Efficiency of Commercial Banks in Kenya

Dr. Samuel Onyuma

Department of Commerce

On-going

10

Competing Discourses in the High School Classroom and Girls Academic in Kenya

Prof. Felicia Yieke

School of Humanities and Development Studies

On-going

11

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

On-going

 

2012/2013

1

Gender Bias in Sports Reporting in Selected Print Media in Kenya.

Lydia Waiya

Sport 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.

Prof. John Kanjogu

Curriculum & Education Management

Completed

4

Discursive Construction of Self-Identity among the Displaced Persons in Kenya’s 2007 Election Violence.

Dr. Nelson Ngarua Ndiritu

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

Chemistry

 

Completed

8

Water, Health, Sanitation and Safety: Assessment of Drinking Water Quality around Laikipia University.

Emily Cheshari

Chemistry

Completed

 

 

2011/2012

1

Social Media Discourse: A Linguistic Study of Face Book among a Selected Group of Kenyan Internet Users’

Dr. 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

Dr. Isaac Wanjohi Kingori-

Psychology &Education Foundation

Completed

3

Biochemical Identification and Detection of Mycotoxins and Myco-toxigenic Fungi in Retail Foods in Nyahururu Town

Dr.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 oreochromis niloticus and African Catfish clarius gariepinus  Production in Selected Areas of The Rift Valley  in Kenya

Prof. Charles Mweu Nguta

 

Chemistry

Completed

 

2011

     

1

The Blasé Passenger in a Corrupt Kenyan Public Vehicle.

Prof. Vicky Khasandi Telewa

Literary 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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