Lucas Luvai

Name: Lucas Luvai Azaale Asaava
Title/Qualification: Ph.D. (Immunology)
Department: Animal Sciences
Designation/Position: Lecturer
Email: asaava.lucas
Contact Address: 43844-00100, Nairobi
Area of Specialization: Animal health, Immunology, Epidemiology
Research Interests: Sustainable livestock production, Climate smart agriculture
Google Scholar: Lucas Luvai Azaale Asaava


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Referred Journals

  • Asaava LLA, Githui WA, Mwangi M, Mwangi E, Juma E, Moraa R, Halakhe A, Gicheru MM. Isolation, identification and associated risk factors of non‐tuberculous mycobacteria infection in humans and dromedary camels in Samburu County, Kenya. Zoonoses public health. 2020 August; 67:713-731
  • Asaava L.L.A., Gicheru, M.M., Mwangi, M., Mwangi, E., Juma, Moraa, R., Halakhe, A. and Githui, W.A. (2019). A cross-sectional epidemiological investigation of nontuberculous mycobacteria of public health importance in slaughter camels in Samburu County, Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production. Received: 28 May 2019 /Accepted: 19 August 2019. Springer Nature B.V. 2019.
  • Asaava, L.L., Kitala, P.M., Gathura, P.B., Muchemi, G., and Schelling. E. A Survey of Bovine Cysticercosis / Human Taeniosis in northern Turkana District Kenya. Prev. Vet. Med. prev. vet. Med.(2009).
  • M.O Nanyingi, K.B. Kipsengeret, C.G. Wagate, B.K. Lagat, L.L. Asaava and J.O. Midiwo. In Vitro and In Vivo Antiplasmodial activity of Kenyan medicinal plants. In Aspects of African Biodiversity: proceedings of the pan African chemistry network biodiversity conference, Nairobi, 2008. Ed. J.Midiwo and J. Clough


  • Epidemiology and diagnosis of non-tuberculous mycobacteria in humans and camels in Samburu East

Conferenced/Workshops/Seminars Attended

Conferences Attended

  • World one health conference, Edinburgh, 2020 virtual edition (poster presentation)
  • Kenyatta University biennial research and innovation conference, October, 2019
  • International food safety conference, May, 2019

Professional/ Consultancy (Editor/ Peer review in journals, Networks/ Collaborations, External Examiner, Patents)

  • Research collaboration initiated with Scientists from University of Hohenheim and other partner universities and institutes in Africa under call by German Research Fund (DFG)


Administrative Positions Held

Recognized university administrative positions

  • Examinations Coordinator, Zoological Sciences Department, 2017-2020
  • Member, Kenyatta University Animal Care and Use Committee, April 2017 to date

Other administrative positions Held

  • Departmental timetable, Department of Animal Sciences
  • Website Coordinator, Department of Animal Sciences
  • Campus Quality Assuarance Officer, Kitui campus
  • Member, School Board of Postgraduate Studies