Internal Research Grants Database

1st FUNDED INTERNAL RESEARCH 2011/2012

S/N

RESEARCHER

YEAR

TITLE

CATEGORY

AMOUNT AWARDED(KHS)

1.      

Mr. Abkul Orto

2012

Designing and implementing an architecture from delivering mobile information services to the pastrolist communities of Marsabit County

Staff

368,500

2.      

Dr. Guyo Huka

2012

From herding to commerce: Investigation into pastrolists youth enterprises sustainability challeges in Marsabit County

Staff

233,750

3.      

Dr. Charles Ibuathu Njati

2012

Youth unemployment in Kenya: possible case of poor response of youth employment programmes to the demands of the job market

Staff

209,000

4.      

Mr. Victor Mugambi Akwalu

2012

Group farming: effect on farm productivity and incomes: Case of small holder farmers in Meru North District Kenya

Staff

299,750

5.      

Mr. Kenneth Munene Mbae

2012

Potential role of kachumbari offered by roast meat eateries in transmission of pathogenic enteric bacteria

Staff

500,000

6.      

Mr. John Paul Syaywa

2012

Group screening with generalized mixed models: Application to infectious diseases(HIV AIDS)

Staff

341,000

 

2nd FUNDED INTERNAL RESEARCH 2013/2014

S/N

RESEARCHER

YEAR

TITLE

CATEGORY

AMOUNT AWARDED(KHS)

1.      

Ms. Cecilia Wanjau

2014

Insects pests and diseases of (Catha edulis) (Miraa) in major growing zones of Meru

Staff

349,624

2.      

Dr. Eric Mworia Gituma

2014

Identification and evaluation of tomato root stocks resistant to bacteria wilt (ralstonia solanacearum)

Staff

311,150

3.      

Mr. Peter Biu Ngigi

2014

Assessment optimization of dietary selenium intake in Mt Kenya: Exploration of Bio  fortification as a solution to the’ hidden hunger’

Staff

412,000

4.      

Mr. Bernard Mwai Wahome

2014

Developing appropriate nutrients enriched substrate for  green house tomatoes

Staff

498,080

5.      

Dr. Kennedy Gachoka

2014

Biological characterization of sweet potato white fly populations in Meru County Kenya

Staff

400,000

6.      

Dr. Rebecca Ebere

2014

The association between diet and the risk of diabetes in Amagoro Division Busia County

Staff

349,060

7.      

Dr. Domenic Sammy Kiogora

2014

In activation and repair threats of enteric pathogens following UV disinfection in artificially contaminated water

Staff

399,480

8.      

Dr. Maryjoy Kaimuri

2014

Epidemiology of hypertension and its associated risk factors among women of reproductive age on contraceptives in Meru County

Staff

341,190

9.      

Mr. Syaywa John Paul

2014

A study on academic performance of University students: Meru University of Science and Technology

Staff

150,000

10.    

Dr. Sarah A. Wandili

2014

Prevalence, genetic diversity and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of non typhoidal salmonella isolates from Meru Level 5 Hospital Kenya

Staff

400,000

11.     

Ms. Caroline Karani

2014

Effect of Lifestyle factors on prevalence of metabolic syndrome among adults in North Imenti constituency of Meru County.

Staff

229,360

12.    

Dr. Robert Muriungi

2014

Evaluation of performance and cost analysis of low cost parabolic solar concentrators.

Staff

249,795

 

3rd FUNDED INTERNAL RESEARCH 2016/2017

S/N

RESEARCHER

YEAR

TITLE

CATEGORY

AMOUNT AWARDED(KHS)

1.

Mr. Rukariah Joel Mwenda

2016

Development and analysis of Biogas-Solar hybrid for powering centrifugal water pumps

Staff

435,000

2.

Ms. Eunice Kinanu  Mboroki

2016

Barriers to uptake of prostate cancer screening among males in Central Imenti

Staff

280,500

3.

Mr. Daniel Maitethia  

2016

Computer vision kit for real-time detection of crop pests and diseases

Staff

498,500

4.

Dr. Robert Muriungi Gitunga

2016

The use of simplex-centroid designs in formulation of optimum dairy meal concentrates

Staff

343,795

5.

Prof. Gabriel Mbugua

2016

A pilot study to investigate the extent of cancer cases in Meru

Staff

469,758

6.

Dr. Elijah Walubuka

2017

Analysis of the effectiveness of recruitment and selection practices on the performance of the public universities in Kenya

Staff

500,000

7.

Dr. Hilda Omae

2017

Readiness for computer based teaching in lower primary schools in Meru County

Staff

500,000

8.

Dr. Eunice Marete

2017

Research and research output in universities: A case study of Meru University of Science and Technology

Staff

387,000

9.

Dr. Rita Lyria

2016

External environmental factors affecting growth of MSMES by entrepreneurs with disability in rural areas in Meru County

Staff

499,000

10.

Dr. Ibuathu Charles Njati

2017

Uwezo funds usability by women groups; overcoming the constraints

Staff

500,000

 

4th FUNDED INTERNAL RESEARCH 2016/2017

S/N

RESEARCHER

YEAR

TITLE

CATEGORY

AMOUNT AWARDED(KHS)

1.

Mr. Daniel Maitethia

2017

Photoacoustic modulated optical scattering (PAMOUS) technique for in vivo malaria diagnosis

Staff

500,000

2.

Mr. Richard Kirigiah

2017

Growth yield and quality of transplanted baby corn(zea mays L) under varying agronomic conditions in meru county Kenya

Staff

489,000

3.

Ms. Mary Walowe Mwadulo

2017

A decision support system to aid supplier evaluation and selection process; case study of ministry of health Meru County

Staff

320,000

4.

Dr. Guyo S. Huka

2017

Effect of business training inputs on attitudinal changes towards business culture of trainees of Isiolo County Kenya

Staff

499,700

5.

Ms. Florence Mwobobia

2017

Development of value added camel milk products to enhance food security in arid and semi-arid areas

Staff

515,844

6.

Mr. Joshua M. Thambura

2017

Evaluation of food security in agro-ecological zones in Meru county

Staff

500,000

7.

Dr. Kennedy Gachoka

2017

Morphological characterization if Bemisia Tabaci WHITEFLY populations in Meru County

Staff

498,600

8.

Dr. Cynthia Nyambura Mugo

2017

Evaluation of medicinal properties of Chia (Salvia Hispanica)extracts

Staff

439,200

 

5th FUNDED INTERNAL RESEARCH 2018/2019

S/N

RESEARCHER

YEAR

TITLE

CATEGORY

AMOUNT AWARDED(KHS)

1.

Prof.Peter Masinde,

Mr. Bernard Mwai,

Mr.  Peter Biu

2018

Enhancing Production and Nutritional Quality of Vegetable Crops through use of Fortified Biochar

Staff

1,812,800

2.

Ms. Munene Halldess Nguta

2018

Influence of corporate governance on financial distress in SASRA regulated Sacco’s in Kenya

Staff

500,000

3.

Dr. Hilda Nyougo Omae

Dr. Kageni Njagi

2018

Role of teaching practice fostering students teachers’ self -efficacy

Staff

500,000

4.

Dr. Joseph Mwiti Marangu

2018

Effects of selected bacteria on performance of limestone calcined clay cement

Staff

500,000

5.

Dr. Ibuathu Charles Njati

 

2018

Enhancing business ventures in rural areas of Nyambene region through women entrepreneurs

 

Staff

500,000

6.

Dr. Gabriel Waweru

2018

Impact financial outreach on financial sustainability of savings and credit cooperative societies in Kenya.

Staff

500,000

7.

Ms. Beatrice Sauline Nyakira

2018

Effects Cutting Intervalg on Nutritive Value of Sorghum-Moringa Oleifera and Sorghum-Gliricidia Based Silages

Staff

500,000

8.

Mr. Anthony Muriungi Mugambi

2018

Effect Of Ownership Concentration And Firm Size On Firm Value

With Intervening Effect Of Dividend Policy: A Study Of Firms At

Nairobi Securities Exchange

Staff

500,000

9.

Mr. Kipkorir Kirui,

Mr. Joshua Thambura

2018

Effect of Storage Period and Temperature on Quality Parameters for Liquid Organic Fertilizer from Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia diversifolia

Staff

500,000

10.

Ms. Esther Waithira

AG501/3005/16,

Dr. Eric Mworia

2018

Profiling of Biochemicals in crude extracts of warburgia Ugandensis  active against phytophthora infestans and alternaria solani in tomatoes

Student

500,000

11.

Ms. Esther Muriuki,

Dr. Joshua Arimi

2018

Use of Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology to introduce nutrition at early childhood in Kenya

Staff

484,490

12.

Mr. Mwenda Johnstone Gichuru

2018

Determining the changing role of information and communication technology for competitive advantage in hotels in Meru county

Staff

499,000

13.

Ms. Cecilia Wanjau

2018

Isolation, Characterization and Potential Biocontrol of Plant-parasitic Nematodes of Finger millet in Meru and Tharaka Nithi Counties

Staff

499,999

14.

Dr. Mohamed Shano Dawe

 

2018

Leveraging NHIF uptake for pastoro-nomadic communities: a case of pastoro-nomadic communities in marsabit county

Staff

500,000

15.

Mr. Oliver Libese Lideke

AG403/0001/17,

Dr. Eric Mworia

2018

Use of Warbugia ugandesis extract as a soil fumigant to control bacterial wilt in tomato 

Student

499,965

16.

Mr. Francis Karanja Waweru

AG403/0004/17,

Dr. Eric Mworia

2018

Comparative studies of three plants extracts obtained from Azadirachta indica, Plectranthus barbatus and Datura stramonium in the control of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) in tomatoes. 

 

Student

499,750

17.

Mr. Eli Kang’aru

2018

Portable Computer Network Engineering Lab for Competency Based Curriculums

Staff

496,990

 

6th FUNDED INTERNAL RESEARCH 2019/2020

S/N

RESEARCHER

YEAR

TITLE

CATEGORY

AMOUNT AWARDED(KHS)

1.

Dr. Fredrick Ojiambo Obonyo

2019

Studies on prevalence and molecular characterization of toxoplasma gondii infection in domestic donkeys from Meru and Tharaka Nithi Counties, Kenya

Staff

500,000

 

2.

Dr. Rebecca Ebere

2019

Glycemic indices of thick porridge (ugali) meals prepared from various raw materials:  Which one for diabetics?

Staff

500,000

3.

Dr. Joshua Arimi

2019

Development of a complete meal from indigenous under-utilized foods to fight food insecurity

Staff

456,000

4.

Dr. Mariga Alfred Mugambi,

Ms. Elmelda Atieno Awour,

Dr. Erick Otieno

2019

Evaluation of noise pollution Level and it effects on  “jua kali” industry workers in Homabay town

Staff

500,000

5.

Mr. Fredrick Gatobu,

Dr. Erick Awuoche

2019

Effect of nutritional knowledge, attitude, and practice of mothers or caregivers with children aged 0-5 years on malnutrition and prevalence.

Staff

500,000

6.

Dr. Richard Boiyo Kipkemboi,

Mr. Daniel Maitethia Memeu

2019

Real time Airborne particulate matter monitoring and detection of hazardous limit using low-cost sensor module in Kenya

Staff

500,000

7.

Dr. Cyprian Muturia,

Dr. Joseph Mwiti

2019

Effects Rice Husk and Wood Ashes on Physicochemical properties of Portland cement.

Staff

500,000

8.

Mr. Francis Hasborn Gatobu

 

2019

Influence of procurement process on the performance of public entities(A case study of Nairobi County Government)

Staff

494,500

9.

Mr. Samuel Kamau Maina SC410/3002/17,

Dr. Sarah Wandili

2019

Food quality and safety; PCR assay investigation of adulterated sausages and smokies in Meru and Isiolo Municipality

Student

500,000

10.

Mr. Zakayo Maingi Mwangi

2019

Characterization of non tuberculous mycobacteria among presumptive TB patients from selected high TB burden counties in Kenya.

Staff

494,586

11.

Mr. Patrick Mutharia

Geredine Jemuge Kandie (Post Graduate Student, MUST),

 Dinah Moraa Ondari,

Isiah Kirimi Anampiu

2019

Evaluation of urinary tract infections and antibiotic sensitivity patterns among symptomatic male patients visiting Meru teaching and referral hospital, Kenya

Staff

499,900

12.

Mr. Michael Ngugi Mugambi,

Mr. Clarence Mang’era,

Dr. Erick Awuoche

2019

Effect of Genetic variability of Murraya Koenigii (curry leaf) tree from Eastern and Coastal Kenya on repellent bioactivity of plant volatiles to Anopheles gambiae mosquito

Staff

500,000

13.

Dr. Mutua Makau,

Dr. Naomi Kathure,

Ms. Mary Walowe

2019

A guided- crowdsourcing approach for breast cancer data and computer aided detection

Staff

1,701,000

14.

Ms. Elizabeth Kalondu

2019

Evaluation of laboratory presentation and clinical implications of anaemia in a well-characterized population of HIV-1 sero-positive individuals at a large HIV clinic in Nairobi: a Cross sectional Study

Staff

493,000