purity nguhiu


Name:
Purity Nyambura Nguhiu
Title/qualification: 
PhD.
Department:
Animal Sciences
Contact Address:
ARM Department. Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi
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Position: Senior Lecturer
Area of Specialization:
Veterinary Medicine, Medical Parasitology
Research interest:
Zoonosis and one health approach, Food and feed safety


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ORCID ID : 0000.0002-1846-1126

Publications

Referred Journals

  • Nguhiu, P.N., Kabuage, L.W., Warutere, P.N., Kabui, K.K. and Kanina, P.M. (2019). Emergence of Cysticercosis, a neglected meat-borne notifiable zoonosis in Thika sub county of Kiambu county, Kenya. African Journal of Rural Development 4 (2): 203-209
  •  Purity Nguhiu, Peterson Warutere and David Mbuvi. (2018). Prevalence of Taenia solium taeniasis among community members of Kiambu County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovation, Research and Development, (ISSN 2278-0221 Online), 7(9): 31-35.
  • Purity N. Nguhiu, Lucy W. Kabuage and Samuel N. Mwangi. (2018). Prevalence of Porcine Cysticercosis by Lingual Examination in Smallholder Pig Farms in Kiambu, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (ISSN 2278- 0211), 7(1): 356- 363.
  • Purity N. Nguhiu and Obed K. Tum (2017). Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (Pinkeye) Infection in a Dairy Cattle Herd in Kenya. International Journal of Science and Technoledge (ISSN  2321- 919X) 5 (11): 16-20.
  • Purity Nguhiu, Lucy Kamau, Kelvin Kinyua and Paul Matonge. (2017). Seroprevalence of Porcine Cysticercosis and Associated Risk Factors in Pigs Slaughtered in Abattoirs in Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya. Journal of Life Sciences (ISSN 1934- 7391(Print) 1943-7405 (Online) 11: 321-326.
  • Purity N Nguhiu, Claire N Wamae, Japheth K Magambo, Paul G Mbuthia, Daniel C Chai, Dorcas S Yole (2012): Gross and Histopathological findings in Cercopithecus aethiops with experimental Cyclospora infection in Kenya. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine International, 4: 13-20.
  • Purity N. Nguhiu, Claire N. Wamae, Japheth.K. Magambo & Dorcas. S. Yole (2012).  Haematological and Serological Findings in Cercopithecus aethiops (African green monkeys) with Cyclospora Infections in Kenya. International Journal of Professional Practice, 4 (1&2): 122-131.
  • Nguhiu PN, Wamae CN, Magambo JK, Yole DS. (2012): The African Green Monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) as a non-human primate model for infections with Cyclospora cayetaensis. The Kenya Veterinarian, 36 (1): 36-48. ISBN: 0256-5161.
  • PN Nguhiu, CN Wamae, JK Magambo, DS Yole (2011): Prevalence and Initensity of Gastrointestinal parasites in wild-trapped Pabio anubis and Cercopithecus aethiops in Kenya. The Kenya Veterinarian, 35 (1): 33-46. ISBN: 0256-5161.
  • PN Nguhiu HC Kariuki, JK Magambo, J Mwatha, G Kimani, E Muchiri, B Vernavegald, W Dunne, G Mkoji, (2009). Polyparasitism in a rural community in Kibwezi area, Kenya. East African Medical Journal, 86: (6) 272-278.

Books and Books Chapters

Books

  • Dr Ruth Kirinyet, Dr Peterson Warutere, Dr Purity Nguhiu. (2023). Aflatoxin the Silent Killer LAP LAMPERT Academic Publishing, Dodo Indian Ocean Ltd and OmniScriptum S.R.L Publishing Group. ISBN 978-620-6-18041-8
  • Dr Purity Nguhiu, Dr Peterson Warutere and Dr Charles Makori. (2020). Meat Inspection Practice in Nairobi City County, Kenya. A practical guide for establishment of slaughterhouses, monitoring meat hygiene and assessment of safety of workers. LAP LAMPERT Academic Publishing, Beau Bassin, Mauritius. ISBN 978-620-2-55511-1.
  • Purity Nguhiu, Dorcas Yole and Japheth Magambo (2017). Intestinal Protozoa: Human Cyclosporiasis, emerging foodborne zoonosis. The African Green Monkey Model. Noor Publishing, beau Bassin, Mauritius, International Book Market Service Ltd., OmniScriptum Publishing Group. ISBN 978-330-96907-0

Book Chapters

  • Nguhiu Purity N. (1996). Ethnoveterinary Medicine in Kenya. A field manual of traditional animal health care practices. ITDG and IIRR, 1996 Nairobi Kenya. ISBN 9966- 9606 -2-7. Papers presented included: Anthrax, Brucellosis, Cysticercosis, Hydatid disease, Milk fever, Tetanus, and Zoonoses.

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

Conference Papers

  •  F. Ouya, P. Nguhiu, E. Bett, M. Mwirigi, J. Mutua, S. Makokha, H. Lutta and W. Adero. Agro-pastoralists’ willingness to pay for Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia vaccine in Kenya. 6th Africa Animal Welfare Conference, Gaborone, Botswana. 31st October to 2nd November 2022
  • Nguhiu Purity, Kabuage Lucy, Warutere Peterson, Kabui Kelvin and Kanina Powell. Collaborative research approach for control of emerging neglected zoonotic diseases in Kiambu County, Kenya, Biennial Research and Innovation Conference, 22nd to 24th October 2019 at BSSC, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • C.M Makori, P.N. Warutere, P. Nguhiu.  Assessment of compliance level to food safety standards in slaughterhouses and meat processing plants in Nairobi City County, Kenya. First Food Safety Conference, 10th to 14th May 2019, at Kenyatta University BSSC, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Nguhiu PN, Kabuage Warutere PN, Kabui KK and Kanina PM. (2018). Emergence of Cysticercosis, a neglected meat-borne notifiable zoonosis in Thika sub-County of Kiambu County, Kenya. Sixth Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 22nd to 26th October 2018, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Naairobi, Kenya.
  • Nguhiu PN, Kabuage Warutere PN, Kabui KK and Kanina PM. (2018). Emergence of Cysticercosis, a neglected meat-borne notifiable zoonosis in Thika sub-County of Kiambu County, Kenya 52nd Kenya Veterinary Association Annual Scientific Conference, 25th to 27th April 2018, Green Hills Hotel, Nyeri, Kenya.
  • Nguhiu P, Kinyua K. Kamau L and Matonge P. (2017). Seroprevalence of porcine cysticercosis in abattoirs in Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya. 51st Kenya Veterinary Association Annual Scientific Conference, 26th to 28th April 2017, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.
  • Purity Nguhiu and Obed Tum (2016). Infectious Bovine Keratoconjuctivitis (Pinkeye) Infection in a Dairy Cattle Herd in Kenya. 2nd Biennial School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development International Conference, Kenyatta University, November 29 to 2nd December 2016
  • Purity Nguhiu. (2015). Association of Cyclospora- SIV in Non-Human Primates in Kenya. 49th Kenya Veterinary Association Annual Scientific Conference, 22nd to 25th April 2015, Itoya Hotel, Busia, Kenya.
  • Peter Gatongi, Purity Nguhiu & Agnes Maina. (2014). Human Brucellosis: An Investigation of Knowledge and Practices in a Rural Community in Kajiado County, Kenya. TUAB037- Oral Presentation. AMREF Health Africa International Conference, 24th to 26th November 2014, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Purity Nguhiu and Obed Tum (2016). Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (Pinkeye) Infection in a Dairy Cattle Herd in Kenya. 2nd Biennial School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development International Conference, Kenyatta University, November 29 to 2nd December 2016
  • Purity Nguhiu. (2015). Association of Cyclospora- SIV in Non-Human Primates in Kenya. 49th Kenya Veterinary Association Annual Scientific Conference, 22nd to 25th April 2015, Itoya Hotel, Busia, Kenya
  •  Peter Gatongi, Purity Nguhiu & Agnes Maina. (2014). Human Brucellosis: An Investigation of Knowledge and Practices in a Rural Community in Kajiado County, Kenya. TUAB037- Oral Presentation. AMREF Health Africa International Conference, 24th to 26th November 2014, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

Student Co-authored Publications

  • Fredrick Ochieng Ouya, Eric Bett, Purity Nguhiu, Stella Makokha, Harrison Lutta , Willis Adero Abwao, and Martin Mwirigi. (2023). Determinants of agro-pastoralists’ willingness to pay for improved contagious caprine pleuropneumonia vaccine in Kenya. Ouya et al. Pastoralism (2023) 13:19 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13570-023-00282-8 RESEARCH Open Access © The Author(s) 2023. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice
  • Kirinyet Ruth Chepkosgei, Warutere Peterson Njogu, Nguhiu Purity, Ojola Patroba , Kirinyet Joel, Koskei Peter Ndiritu, Alex Karuiru. (2023). Aflatoxin Bioaccumulation in Broiler Chicken Meat and Organs from Selected Farms in Nairobi City County, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS) e-ISSN: 2319-2380, p-ISSN: 2319-2372. Volume 16, Issue 3 Ser. I (March. 2023), PP 17-29 www.iosrjournals.org
  • Kirinyet Ruth Chepkosgei, Warutere Peterson Njogu, Nguhiu Purity, Ojola Patroba , Kirinyet Joel, Peter Ndiritu, Alex Karuiru, Saitabau Arthur Ngetich. (2023). Carry Over Effect of Aflatoxin from Broiler Feed to Broiler Meat and Organs in Chicken raised in Nairobi City County, Kenya   IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) e-ISSN: 2319-2402,p- ISSN: 2319-2399.Volume 17, Issue 3 Ser. II (March 2023), PP 07-15 www.iosrjournals.org
  • Kirinyet Ruth Chepkosgei, Warutere Peterson Njogu, Nguhiu Purity , Ojola Patroba,  and Kirinyet Joel. (2023) Analysis of Aflatoxin Levels in Broiler Chicken Feed from Selected Farms in Nairobi City County, Kenya. European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety Volume 15, Issue 2, Page 44-52, 2023; Article no.EJNFS.97474 ISSN: 2347-5641
  • Kirinyet Ruth Chepkosgei, Warutere Peterson Njogu, Nguhiu Purity , Ojola Patroba , Kirinyet Joel, and Koskei Peter. (2023). Determination of Knowledge Based on Aflatoxin Poisoning among Broiler Farmers in Nairobi City County, KenyaMicrobiology Research Journal International Volume 33, Issue 2, Page 8-24, 2023; Article no.MRJI.98440 ISSN: 2456-7043 (Past name: British Microbiology Research Journal, Past ISSN: 2231-0886, NLM ID: 101608140)
  • John O. Owaga, Purity N. Nguhiu, Isaac M. Osuga. (2023). Effects of Feeding Rumen Protected Methionine on Milk Production, Resistance to Mastitis and Cost Effectiveness in Holstein Friesians in Kenya. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS) e-ISSN: 2319-2380, p-ISSN: 2319-2372. Volume 16, Issue 2 Ser. I (February. 2023), PP 01-09 www.iosrjournals.org
  • Fredrick Ochieng Ouya, Eric Bett, Purity Nguhiu, Stella Makokha & Martin K Mwirigi (2022).  Agro pastoralists’ awareness and knowledge on contagious caprine Pleuropneumonia in two selected counties in Kenya, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 8:1, 2140472, DOI: 10.1080/23311932.2022.2140472.  Published online: 01 November 2022.
  • Thiakunu, F. K., Njehia, K., Nguhiu, P., & Arimi, J. (2022). Effects of camel feed supplementation on milk yields and composition during early pregnancy period. African Journal of Science, Technology and Social Sciences, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.58506/ajstss.v1i1.28
  • Ngazi Chaari Gabriel, Prof. Lucy Kabuage, Dr. Purity Nguhiu and Prof. Charles Gachuiri (July 2021). Effects of Guanidinoacetic Acid Supplementation in Broiler Chicken Diet on
  • Carcass Characteristics Int. J. Adv. Res. 9(07), 408-415   ISSN: 2320-5407 Article DOI:10.21474/IJAR01/13140 DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/13140
  • Kariuki, W. Ogara, P. Nguhiu and N. Gitahi. (2020). Assessment of Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles of Campylobacter spp in Commercial Broiler Production Systems in Kenya. International Journal of Poultry Science, Volume 19 (10): 467-476. DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2020:467-476.
  • Ketente Gedion Kipaya, Dr. Purity Nguhiu, Dr. Leonard Munga. (2020). Social Economic Factors Influencing Adoption of Improved Livestock Farming Practices among Members of Livestock Cooperatives in Kajiado County, Kenya. World Journal of Innovative Research (WJIR) ISSN: 2454-8236, Volume-8, Issue-3, March 2020 Pages 01-09. Available at: https://www.wjir.org/vol/vol-8issue-3
  • Nguhiu, P.N., Kabuage, L.W., Warutere, P.N., Kabui, K.K. and Kanina, P.M. (2019). Emergence of Cysticercosis, a neglected meat-borne notifiable zoonosis in Thika sub county of Kiambu county, Kenya. African Journal of Rural Development 4 (2): 203-209. Apr. 2020. ISSN 2415-2838.Available at:  https://www.afjrd.org/jos/index.php/afjrd/article/view/775/199
  • Kariuki, W. Ogara, P. Nguhiu and N. Gitahi. (2020). Assessment of Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles of Campylobacter spp. in Commercial Broiler Production Systems in Kenya. International Journal of Poultry Science, 19: 467-476. DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2020.467.476
    URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijps.2020.467.476 https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijps.2020.467.476

Research

  • Enhancing Goat Market in Kajiado and Taita-Taveta Counties through improved Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia vaccine and diagnostics
  • Emergence of Cysticercosis, a Neglected Meat-Borne Notifiable Zoonosis in Thika Sub County of Kiambu County, Kenya.
  • Human Cyclosporiasis: Development of a laboratory model using non nonhuman primates.
  • Poly parasitism in a rural community that has high prevalence of schistosomiasis.

Funded Projects

  • KCSAP CGS/CRGs-AD 2019/CSLA/02: CLIMATE SMART LIVESTOCK & AQUACULTURE – Enhancing Goat Market in Kajiado and Taita-Taveta Counties through improved Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia vaccine and diagnostics
  • Brooke East Africa - Integration of Donkeys in Kenyatta University Agricultural Teaching Farms
  • KU Vice Chancellor’s Research Grant 2016 on Emergence of Cysticercosis, a Neglected Meat-Borne Notifiable Zoonosis in Thika Sub County of Kiambu County, Kenya.
  • Fodder Standard Development, April 30th to 4th May 2018, Machakos, Kenya
  • East African Regional Harmonization Meeting for Animal feeds and feedstuffs, 20-24 November 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Conferenced/Workshops/Seminars Attended

Conferences Attended

  • Kenyatta University Biennial Research and Innovation Conference (KUBRIC), 22nd to 24th October 2019 at BSSC, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 3rd Africa Animal WELFARE Conference, 2nd to 4th September 2019, UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • First Food Safety Conference, 10th to 14th May 2019, at Kenyatta University BSSC, Nairobi
  • Sixth Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 22nd to 26th October 2018, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Africa Animal Welfare Conference 2018, 3rd to 5th September 2018, United Nations Complex, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 52nd Kenya Veterinary Association Annual Scientific Conference, 25th to 27th April 2018, Green Hills Hotel, Nyeri, Kenya.
  • Africa Animal Welfare Conference – Action 2017, 2nd to 4th October 2017, United Nations Complex, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 51st Kenya Veterinary Association Annual Scientific Conference, 26th to 28th April 2017, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.
  • 2nd Biennial School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development International Conference, Kenyatta University, November 29 to 2nd December 2016
  • Status Conference on the Higher Education, August 22nd to 26th 2016, Kenyatta University
  • 49th Kenya Veterinary Association Annual Scientific Conference, 22nd to 25th April 2015, Itoya Hotel, Busia, Kenya.   

Workshops Attended

  • Virtual Training Workshop on Scientific Writing Part I: Scientific Paper Writing for Publication in Refereed Journal 28th - 30th June 2022, Organised by KALRO
  • Kenyatta University Graduate School 45 Th Postgraduate Webinar For Ph.D. Graduands Programme Venue: Virtual Friday 7 Th July, 2023 (8.15 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.)
  • KCSAP/CCCP Vaccine Project Workshop- 14th 16th June 2021, Dairy Training Institute, Naivasha
  • National Veterinary paraprofessional Stakeholder awareness-raising workshop on Veterinary Workforce and VPPs, Kenya. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Cooperatives State Department For Livestock Office of the Director of Veterinary Services. 24 March 2022 to be held at Sarova Hotel in Nakuru.
  •  Writing Workshop for Development of Curriculum Designs for Grades 10 (Phase 2) From 22nd May To 1st June, 2022 At Sweet Lake Resort, Naivasha. Organised by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)
  • Cysticercosis Research Dissemination Workshop was held on 26th May 2017, at the Coconut Grill Hotel, Thika.
  • Foreign animal disease and outbreak preparedness workshop 18, 19 May 2022. Online- 8 hours of Continuing Education, organized by Davis Thomson Foundation
  • KALRO, KEVEVAPI and KU Collaborative Research dissemination workshops held in Taita Taveta, Dawida Hotel, Mwatete on 23/08/2022 and Kajiado ACK Guest House on 25/08/2022. 

Seminars Attended

  • A Virtual Baseline Validation Webinar: Green Economy and Sustainability on 8th December 2021 as from 9:45 am to 12:30 pm EAT organised by UNESCO- HEDGES
  • IP Protection and Management ~ Research to Commercialization (R2C) Webinar- Thursday, 26th Jan 2023, from 11 am to 12 pm- Organized by Directorate of Research Support & Dissemination, Kenyatta University
  • PhD Webinar on African interaction: Presentation with Video recording and passcode: 8th and 9th September, 2023 Organized by Directorate of Research Support & Dissemination, Kenyatta University