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    • We need a national agency to run bursaries and scholarships 

      Odhiambo, Joab (Nation Media Group, 2024-02-07)
      Last month, the Daily Nation had an article titled, 'Bursary Scandal'. it highlighted the plight of needy and brilliant students who have been unable to enroll in secondary schools due to a lack of school fees. This ...
    • Actuaries can play a huge role in solving our economic woes 

      Odhiambo, Joab (Business Daily, 2024-01-25)
      Many governments in developed countries have embraced actuaries' skill sets in solving complex economic systems, such as fuel and dollar problems experienced in Kenya today. The Government Actuary Department (GAD) within ...
    • Make Open University of Kenya accessible to all citizens in 2024 

      Odhiambo, Joab Onyango (Business Daily, 2024-01-12)
      As we celebrate the end of 2023, one of my wish lists for the government in 2024 is making the Open University of Kenya accessible to many disadvantaged Kenyans thirsty for education. An open university is an institution ...
    • Economic landscape in post-final Eurobond debt payment shocks 

      Odhiambo, Joab Onyango (Business Daily, 2024-01-03)
      Expect tough economic adjustments as the government prepares to pay $ 2 billion in final interest and principal for the 2014 Eurobond. The impact of the transaction on operations will be immense, what with several fiscal ...
    • New CBK rate ripple effects to hand households a forgettable Christmas 

      Odhiambo, Joab (Business Daily, 2023-12-22)
      The recent hike of base lending rate by the Central Bank of Kenya through the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from 10.5 percent to 12.50 percent will have far-reaching implications, especially for everyday Kenyan citizens, ...
    • Prediction of moisture content of Agaricus bisporus slices as affected by vacuum freeze drying using hyperspectral imaging 

      Bai, Shiqi; Xiao, Kunpeng; Liu, Qiang; Mariga, Alfred Mugambi; Yang, Wenjian; Fang, Yong; Hu, Qiuhui; Gao, Haiyan; Chen, Hangjun; Pei, Fei (Elsevier, 2024-01-03)
      Moisture content (MC) is a crucial indicator used for assessing the degree of freeze-drying (FD) of Agaricus bisporus. This study illustrated a novel approach to quickly and visually detect MC in A. bisporus during FD using ...
    • CA-g-CS/PLA film packaging improved storage stability through the MAPK signaling pathway of postharvest Agaricus bisporus 

      Bai, Shiqi; Zhou, Zhicheng; Mariga, Alfred Mugambi; Shang, Xueli; Ma, Ning; Fang, Donglu; Yang, Wenjian; Hu, Qiuhui; Gao, Haiyan; Pei, Fei (Elsevier, 2024-03)
      In this study, caffeic acid-graft-chitosan/polylactic acid (CA-g-CS/PLA) packaging was shown to be effective in enhancing the storage stability of postharvest Agaricus bisporus, and its regulatory pathway was further ...
    • Evaluation of Kunkur Fines for Utilization in the Production of Ternary Blended Cements 

      Mutai, Victor Kiptoo; Marangu, Joseph Mwiti; M’Thiruaine, Cyprian Muturia; Valentini, Luca (MDPI, 2023-11-30)
      Ternary blended cements, such as limestone calcined clay cement (LC3), represent a type of strategic binder for the mitigation of environmental impacts associated with cement production. These are estimated to reduce CO2 ...
    • In-silico analysis of potent Mosquirix vaccine adjuvant leads 

      Onyango, Okello Harrison; Mwenda, Cynthia Mugo; Gitau, Grace; Muoma, John; Okoth, Patrick (Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, 2023-11-30)
      Abstract Background World Health Organization recommend the use of malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, as a malaria prevention strategy. However, Mosquirix has failed to reduce the global burden of malaria because of its inefficacy. ...
    • Structural characterization and anti-inflammatory activities of novel polysaccharides obtained from Pleurotus eryngii 

      Wan, Han; Ma, Sai; Mariga, Alfred Mugambi; Hu, Qiuhui; Xu, Qian; Su, Anxiang; Ma, Ning (Food Science and Human Wellness, 2023-11-03)
      Natural polysaccharides named PEP-0.1-1, PEP-0-1 and PEP-0-2 from edible mushroom species Pleurotus eryngii were obtained in the present study. Results showed that molecular weights of these polysaccharides were 3235 kDa, ...
    • Meru University of Science and Technology Souvenir Magazine 

      Meru University of Science and Technology (Meru university, 2023-10)
      The idea of establishing a University dates back many years to the early 1960s when the Njuri Ncheke (Council of elders of the Meru people) conceived an idea of establishing an institution of higher education in Meru. It ...
    • Meru University of Science & Technology Alumni Association Magazine 

      Meru University of Science and Technology (Meru University, 2023-10)
      Meru University of Science & Technology Alumni Association (MUSTAA) appreciates and stands with Meru University of Science & Technology during this auspicious occasion of her 11th graduation ceremony for the conferment ...
    • Charting career paths for PhD graduates beyond academia 

      Odhiambo, Joab (Business Daily, 2023-10-24)
      What do I do after earning my PhD? Many PhD holders still struggle with this question after spending many years in Kenyan universities. The culmination of a PhD odyssey represents not a termination but a gateway to an array ...
    • Pricing of European call options using generalized Wishart processes 

      Odhiambo, Joab (Mathematics and Systems Science, 2023)
      This study explores a multiple-security, high-risk pricing model where the implied volatility has been portrayed through Generalized Wishart affine processes. The presence of dual dependency matrices distinctively characterizes ...
    • How to bridge wide PhD gap among women 

      Odhiambo, Joab (Nation Media Group, 2023-10-13)
      PhD completion rates among women in Kenya have been declining. Commission for University Education (CUE) data show women are three times more likely to quit their PhD studies compared to the men. The figure is even lower ...
    • Effects of ferulic acid on the polymerization behavior of gluten protein and its components 

      Li, Wen; Sun, Xinyang; Mariga, Alfred Mugambi; Yang, Qin; Fang, Yong; Hu, Qiuhui; Pei, Fei (Elsevier, 2023)
      The effects of ferulic acid (FA) at different concentrations on the aggregation behaviors of gluten and its components (gliadin and glutenin) were determined in this study. Results showed that the free sulfhydryl content ...
    • How to increase uptake of research by Kenyan universities in public policy 

      Odhiambo, Joab (Business Daily, 2023-10-04)
      Every year, Kenyan universities conduct research that ends up on the shelves and repositories without impacting Kenyans' lives. I know many academic researchers who do excellent work that has never been implemented in the ...
    • Accessibility and utilization of information resources in the post COVID-19 era: A case of selected university libraries in Kenya 

      Musungu, Mercy Shidemburi; Maina, John (KLISC Journal of Information Science and Knowledge Management, 2023)
      University libraries play a pivotal role in fostering teaching, research, and innovation by offering essential information resources. However, patrons often encounter challenges in using these resources. The research aimed ...
    • Short-time measures in taming fuel prices for the Kenyan consumer 

      Odhiambo, Joab (Business Daily, 2023-09-20)
      The cry among Kenyans over soaring fuel prices will continue getting louder unless urgent measures are taken to ease the burden on the consumer. While I empathise with them, the truth is that the global supply chain of ...
    • Reform varsity research policies 

      Odhiambo, Joab (Nation Media Group, 2023-08-31)
      In this Artificial Intelligence (AI) era, applications like ChatGPT,SciSpace are becoming increasingly common in universities for research by students. These applications have an extraordinary range of capabilities, from ...