On-going Research Work/Projects, Conference/Workshop Papers – 2019/2020 Academic Year

Sr. No.

Student Reg. No.

 Name

Level (PhD, MA/Msc)

Department

Research Title/Project

Co-supervisors/

Collaborators

Stage of Study

1

ND13/0135/2005

Nelly A Juma

PhD (Geog)

GEOG

The Effects of Household Poverty on Land Use and Land Management in Nyando and Muhoroni Sub Counties, Kenya

Prof. Francis N. Wegulo and Dr. Joseph Otieno

Working on final thesis draft for submission to Grad School/examination

2

ND13/13069/17

Morris Mwatu Maingi

PhD (Geog)

GEOG

Effects of rainfall variability and adaptation on households' livelihood vulnerability in Kitui South sub-County, Kenya

Prof. Kennedy N. Ondimu and Dr.Wambongo, C S. Recha

Working on final draft of thesis for submission to Graduate School.

3

NM14/12174/17

Paul Ngugi Gichuki

MA (Geog)

GEOG

An assessment of perceived effects of rainfall variability on pastoral households' livelihoods and coping strategies in Kajiado Central sub-County, Kenya

Dr. Wambongo, C. S. Recha and Dr. Humphreys W. Obulinji

Submitted proposal to Graduate School

4

NM11/3062/2011

Maoncha M. Rabera

MSc

NARE

Effects of climate variability on provising of ecosystem services among agro-pastoral systems of Laikipia West sub-County, Kenya

Prof. Gilbert O. O. Obwoyere and Dr. Wambongo, C. S. Recha

Submitted thesis for examination

5

NM11/4752/2011

Irene W. Mwendandu

MSc. (Envi)

Env Sci, Chuka

Socio-economic determinants of adaptation to climate variability among smallholder farmers in Ingambang'ombe  sub-County, Kenya.

Dr. Wambongo, C. S. Recha  and Dr. Jafford N. Rithaa

Submitted thesis for examination

6

ND13/13049/17

Samwel Bogonko Mokaya

PhD (Geog)

GEOG

Household access to and utilization of primary healthcare facilities in Nakuru town - Kenya

Prof. Kennedy N. Ondimu and

Prof..Wilkister N. Moturi,

Working on final draft of thesis for submission to Graduate School.

7

NSM16/11683/16

Joseph Mung’atia Inoti

MA (Urban Mgt)

GEOG

An Appraisal of the Quality of Housing and Factors Influencing their Supply in Low Income Residential Areas of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

Prof. Francis N. Wegulo and Dr. Humphreys W. Obulinji

Working on final project research proposal  to submit to Geography Department

8

NM14/12115/17

 

Frankline Kiprotich Yatich

 

MA

GEOG

Assesment of Climate Smart Agriculture And their effects on Farmers’ Livelihoods in Soy Sub County, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

 

John Mironga

Writing the first draft of the thesis

9

N/A

Humphreys W. Obulinji

N/A

GEOG

Implication of Microenterprises’ and Entrepreneurs’ Characteristics on Microfinance Credit Demand and Business Training Needs in Kakamega County, Kenya

Dr. Humphreys W. Obulinji

Paper to be presented at Egerton University International Conference, March 2019

10

ND13/0309/11

Rerimoi, J. Mengich

PhD (Geog)

GEOG

An Assessment of Geotourism as a Strategy for Diversifying Tourism Products in the Western Tourist Circuit, Kenya 

Prof. F. N. Wegulo and Dr. Stanley Makindi

Data Collection completed except for two study sites in Western Kenya; awaiting permission from KWS

11

ND13/0416/14

Estone Lugairi

PhD (Geog)

GEOG

Evaluation of community participation and sustainability of its impact on living conditions and livelihoods in secondary cities: a case of Nakuru and Kitale towns, Kenya

Prof. F. N. Wegulo and Dr. Khadija Murenga

Analyzing data/writing first draft thesis

12

ND13/51532/14

Stephen Lumukwana M’masi

PhD

GEOG

Factors Influencing Uptake of Malaria Control Measures. A Comparative Study of Kilifi And Kakamega Counties in Kenya.

1. Prof. Ondimu N. K.

 

2. Dr. Mironga J. M

Submitted to Graduate School, awaiting collection of data

13

ND13/30008/16

Auma Janet Atieno

PhD (Geog)

GEOG

Assessment of Farmer’s Awareness and Perceptions on Conservation and Sustainable Management of Nyando Wetland Resources, Kenya

Prof. F. N. Wegulo

Dr.  John M. Mironga

Working on Proposal

14

ND13/40006/16

Catherine Waithaka

PhD (Geog)

GEOG

Assessment of Effects of Floods on Livelihoods and Wellbeing: A case of Narok Town, Kenya.

Prof. F. N. Wegulo and

Dr. Wambongo, C. S. Recha 

Working on first  draft research proposal

15

NM13/14108/15

Julius Mwaniki Ngwatu

MA

(Geog)

GEOG

Analysis of the effects of Land certification on Agriculture Productivity among Small Holder Farmers in Nguutani Ward Kitui County, Kenya

Prof. F. N. Wegulo and Dr. Amon M. Karanja

Working on proposal to present at the department

16

NM13/03574/13

 

Vivian M. Areri

MA (Geog)

GEOG

Assessment of perception of smallholder farmers’ adoption of organic farming practices in Nyaribari Chache Sub - County, Kisii County, Kenya.

Prof. F. N. Wegulo and

Dr. Wambongo, C. S. Recha 

Finalized research proposal – soon submitting  to Graduate School

17

NM12/2778/10

 

Susan Jepkemoi

MSc

(Envi)

Ensc

Assessment of the role of Water Resource Users’ Associations in

Management of Lake Naivasha Basin

Prof. F. N. Wegulo and

Dr. M A Mokua

In the process of finalizing thesis for submission to graduate School

18

N/A

Prof. F. N. Wegulo

N/A

N/A

Validation and promotion of sustainable charcoal and briquette production and utilization technologies for improved livelihoods

Prof. D. Nyaanga (PI) and Dr Oscar Ingasia

Supported with a grant from World Bank through KALRO.

Status: Waiting for disbursement of funds from KALRO

19

N/A

Prof. F. N. Wegulo

N/A

N/A

Gender-inclusive business model to accelerate Electric Pressure Cookers uptake in off /weak grid rural households in Mogotio & Mbaruk, Nakuru County.

John Maina (PI) and P. Wamalwa

Proposal Submitted to Efficiency for Access on 15th March 2020

Status: Waiting for Funding Decision, June 2020

20

N/A

Prof. F. N. Wegulo (PI)

N/A

N/A

Validate Solar DC electric pressure cookers and Solar Nano-Grids for efficiency, emission reduction, affordability, acceptance in off-grid and poor grid households and businesses

John Maina (Project Manager), Dr. Oscar Ingasia (collaborator)

Proposal Submitted to International Growth Centre, UK on February 3 2020.

Status: Waiting for Funding Decision, April/May 2020

21

N/A

Prof. F. N. Wegulo

N/A

N/A

Industrialization-Urbanisation Nexus in Africa-

Chapter manuscript in (editors) M Khayesi &F N Wegulo:  Urban development planning in Africa

 

Dr. M. Khayesi

(co-author)

Working on first draft of chapter

22

N/A

Charles S.W. Recha

N/A

GEOG

Analysis of Meteorological Drought in Semi-arid Eastern Kenya for the period 1973-2013

Dr. Wambongo, C. S. Recha and  A.P. Dimri

Manuscript under review for submission to journal

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

  • PhD Research Project: Agricultural Land-Use and its Implication on Household Food Security in Central District, KisIi County – Ms. Janepha K. Kumba
  • Ph.D Research Project: Climate Risk Assessment and State of Adaptive Capacity in Semi-arid Baringo County – Richard Ochieng. Supported by Egerton University, Division of Research & Extension
  • Australian Awards - African Fellowships 2014/15: Soil and water conservation, Charles W. Recha