Title/Qualifications: BVM, MSc, PhD
Department/Unit/Section: Agricultural Resource Management
Contact Address: P. O. Box 43844 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Position: Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Veterinary Epidemiology
Research Interests: Disease resistance in livestock
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Conference Presentations

  • Munga, L. K., Stevenson P., Mwangi E. and Alushula A. (1990). Differences in susceptibility of three breeds of cattle to trypanosomiasis. Tenth KEMRI/KETRI Annual scientific Conference
  • Stevenson, P. Munga, L K. Baylis, M., Makumi J. and Alushula (1991). The use of deltametrhin pour-on for tsetse and trypanosomiasis control on ranch cattle in Kenya. Twenty-first meeting of International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control. Yamassoukro. Ivory Coast.
  • Stevenson, P. Munga L.K. and Dolan R. B. (1993). The detrimental effects of frequent treatment of cattle with trypanocidal drugs. Proceedings of the Twenty Second meeting of the International Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control, 25-29 October, 1993. Kampala, Uganda OAU/STRC Publication no 117.
  • Olaho-Mukani W., Nyang’au, J. Masake A., Munga, L. K. and Ndung’u, J.M. The use of Antigen ELISA in evaluation of the efficacy of tsetse control using cypermethrin dip formulation. Eleventh African Health Sciences Congress.
  • Munga L.K. Stevenson P. Okech G. and Ndung’u J.M. Establishment and the role of a Technical Team in KETRI. Paper presented at the Kenya Veterinary Association Annual general meeting and Scientific Conference, 1996. Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Munga L.K. (1997) The current tsetse and trypanosomosis situation in western Kenya. Kenya Veterinary Association Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference, 1997. Kisumu, Kenya.
  • Dolan, R. B., Alushula, H., Munga, L. K., Mwendia C. Okech G. Sayer P. D. Stevenson P. Baker R.L. and Magadi M. (1994). The Orma Boran – Ten Years of field observations. In Rowlands G. J. and Teale, H. J. (eds) 1994. Towards increased use of Trypanotolerance: Current research and Future Directions. Proceedings of workshop organised jointly by ILRAD/ILCA. 26-29 April 1993. ILRAD/ILCA, Nairobi, Kenya.

Research

  • A genomic approach to improved trypanotolerance in cattle
  • Tsetse control technology transfer between KETRI, DFID-UK, ITDG, KEPDA and Three Rural Communities in Kenya.
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of Cypermethrin dip formulation (EctominTM) against tsetse and trypanosomiasis in the Coast Region of Kenya.
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of alpha-cypermethrin 1,5% pour-on (RenegadeTM) against tsetse flies and livestock trypanosomiasis in Kenya
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of new deltamethrin-based insecticide formulation (Butoxtm and Deletetm Deltabtm) against tsetse and trypanosomosis in Kenya
  • The efficacy of ?- cypermethrin 5% E.C. (Renegade 50 TM Spray) against tsetse and trypanosomosis in cattle in a community ranch in Narok, South West Kenya
  • Studies on the isometamidium toxicity in cattle

Publications

  • James Kibugu, David Mburu, Leonard Munga, Francis Lusweti, Grace Delia and Johanna Lindahl (2022) Mycotoxins Hazards in the Kenyan Foods and Feeds Market – A Retrospective Study. African Journal of Food Nutrition and Development  22(1): 19306-19325 https://doi.org/10.18697/ajfand.106.20995
  • James Kibugu, Raymond Mdachi, Leonard Munga, David Mburu, Thomas Whitaker, Thu P. Huynh, Delia Grace and Johanna F. Lindahl (2021). Improved Sample Selection and Preparation Methods for Sampling Plans Used to Facilitate Rapid and Reliable Estimation of Aflatoxin in Chicken Feed. Toxins 2021, 13, 216. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins13030216
  • Laban Onono, George Orinda and Leonard Munga (2021). Evaluation of Zinc in Blood, Semen and their Relationship to Sperm Quality Among Males Attending Infertility Clinic in the Kenyatta National Hospital. East African Medical Journal Vol. 98 No. 10 October 2021
  • Kibugu, James, Munga, Leonard, Mburu, David, Grace, Delia and Lindahl, Johanna (2021) Exposure to Chronic Dietary Aflatoxin Poisoning Is Potentially a Compromising Condition in COVID-19 Patients in Africa, African Journal of Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) Volume 21 No.6. https://www.ajfand.net/Volume21/No6/lettertoeditor.html#gsc.tabLetter to the Editor
  • 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, Volume-8, Issue-3, Pages 01-09. https://www.wjir.org/download_data/WJIR0803014.pdf
  • Wesonga, F. D. Wesonga, J. O., Chemuliti, J., Wanjala, K., Munga, L. and Gitau, P. - (2006). Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia ruminantium (Heartwater) in small ruminanats in apastoral production system in Narok district, Kenya. Bulletin of Animal Health and
    Production in Africa 54: 23-33

  • Wesonga, J.O., Chemuliti, J., Wesonga, F.D., Wanjala K., Munga, L. K., Ngare P and
    Murilla, G. A. (2005) Prevalence of parasitic infections in small ruminants in a pastoral
    community in Narok District, Kenya. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa 53:218-255

  • Stevenson, P., Rossiter, P.B., Munga, L.K., Ndung’u E.K. and Dolan R.B. (1999).
    Rinderpest vaccination and the incidence and development of trypanosomosis in cattle.Tropical Animal Health and Production. 31:65-73

  • Njagi, O.N., Ndarathi, C. M., Nyaga, P.N. and Munga, L.K. (1998). An epidemic of
    Besnoitiosis in cattle in Kenya. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 68:133-136.

  • Eisler, M. C., Stevenson, P., Munga, L. K. and Smyth, J.B.A. (1997). Concentrations of isometamidium chloride (SamorinR) in sera of zebu cattle which showed evidence of hepatotoxicity following frequent trypanocidal treatments. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 20(3): 173-180.
  • Njagi, O.N., Ndarathi, C. M., Nyaga, P.N. and Munga, L.K. (1998). An epidemic of Besnoitiosis in cattle in Kenya. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 68:133-136.
  • Stevenson, P., Rossiter, P.B., Munga, L.K., Ndung’u E.K. and Dolan R.B. (1999). Rinderpest vaccination and the incidence and development of trypanosomosis in cattle. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 31:65-73
  • Wesonga, J.O., Chemuliti, J., Wesonga, F.D., Wanjala K., Munga, L. K., Ngare P and Murilla, G. A. (2005) Prevalence of parasitic infections in small ruminants in a pastoral community in Narok District, Kenya. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa 53: 218-255
  • Wesonga, F. D. Wesonga, J. O., Chemuliti, J., Wanjala, K., Munga, L. and Gitau, P. (2006). Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia ruminantium (Heartwater) in small ruminanats in a pastoral production system in Narok district, Kenya. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa 54: 23-33