My profile


  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension and a Professor of Entomology in the School of Biological Sciences.
  • Graduated from the University of Nairobi (UoN) with a Bachelor of Science First Class Honours degree (Entomology) in 1978 from the Department of Entomology.
  • Worked at ICIPE as a graduate research scholar.
  • Awarded a scholarship by the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation to pursue an MSc degree in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and completed in 1979.
  • Proceeded to Imperial College and the British Museum on internship for six months before returning to ICIPE.
  • In 1981, awarded a scholarship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to pursue my PhD. Completed my PhD at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1984 and returned to ICIPE for postdoctoral work.
  • In 1988, I joined the Department of Zoology, at the University of Nairobi as a lecturer and rose through the ranks to Professor.
  • I have also served as the Chairman of the Department of Zoology from 1999-2004.
  • Appointed as the Principal College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS), a position I held up to February 2011 when I was appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension.

Research Activities

  • Conducted research in the area of vector biology and control, with special reference to malaria vectors and other vectors and parasites of Neglected Diseases.
  • Supervised MSc students and PhD students.
  • I have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals
  • I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a member of several other professional organizations.

 Areas Of Specialization

Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology.

Research Interests

Vector Biology and Host-Vector-Parasite Relationships.

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