: Associate Professor.
Department/Unit/Section: Agricultural Science and Technology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100
Position: Associate Professor
Area of Specialization: Specialisation – Agricultural Land Management

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Recent Publications (2015-2022)

  1. Waswa, G., Waswa F and Shitanda D. (2023). Effects of Knowledge, Experience and Coordination on Cost Certainty for Structural Engineering Designs of High-Rise Building Projects in Nairobi, Kenya. International Journal of Development Research. Vol. 13, Issue, 06, pp. 63177-63182,
  2. Waudo, S., Koske, J. & Waswa, F. (2023). More Trees and More Biomass Energy Options for Increased Energy Security within Households in Navakholo Sub-County, Kenya. East African Journal of Environment and Natural Resources, 6(1), 178-197.
  3. Nalwa P and Waswa F (2023). Demonstrating Education for Sustainable Development through Rainwater Harvesting in Institutions of Higher Learning in Kenya: The Potential at Kenyatta University, Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO., Vol. 3 (1) 2958-7999.
  4. Mutua, C., Waswa, F. & Mcharo, M. (2023). Apiculture for Sustainable Land Use and Enhanced Community Livelihoods in Dryland Ecosystems: The Case of Makueni in Kenya. East African Journal of Environment and Natural Resources, 6(1), 198-216.
  5. M. Mcharo M and F. Waswa. 2022. Gender Differentiated Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Practices by Farmers in Kenyan Agricultural Highland Catchments.  Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International 23(5): 1-14, DOI: 10.9734/jaeri/2022/v23i530234
  6. Waswa F, Shitanda D and Mukolwe M. (2022). Farm Energy, Power and Machinery for Non-Engineers. A Reader for University and College Students in Kenya. KurArts Designs and Digital Printers, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 978-9966-955-36-4
  7. Kitulu N, Nzeve J, Waswa F, Kitur E and Shitanda D. (2020). Irrigation Water Quality Analysis of Mitheu Stream in Machakos Municipality, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 14(9), pp. 241-249, September 2020. DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2020.2849
  8. Mwamburi M and Fuchaka W. 2020. Socioeconomic and customer factors affecting fresh produce trading in Nairobi City Park market. East African Journal of Science, Technology and Innovation, 1 (2): 1-16. EISSN: 2707-0425
  9. Tomno R M, Kitulu L, Nzeve J K, Mailu S N, Shitanda D and Waswa F. (2020). Heavy Metal Contamination of Water, Soil and Vegetables in Urban Streams in Machakos Municipality, Kenya. Scientific African.
  10. Tomno, R M; Kitulu, L; Nzeve, JK; Waswa, F; Mailu, S N; Shitanda, D. 2020. Heavy Metal Concentrations in Vegetables Cultivated and Sold in Machakos Municipality, Kenya. J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage. Vol. 24 (12) 2027-2034.,
  11. Waswa F, Abenga E and Indede F. (2020). Enhancing Completion Rates through Structural and Operational Changes in the Management of Postgraduate Programmes in Kenya’s Public Universities, In: Frank Niedermeier and Xia Qin (Eds.) Multipliers of Change. Sustainable Capacity Building in Higher Education Leadership and Management. Universitätsverlag Potsdam.
  12. Waswa F, Kilalo C and Mwasaru D (2020). (2nd Edition). Sustainable Community Development: Dilemma of Options in Kenya. Ecostat Consulting Limited. KurArts Designs and Digital Printers, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 978-9966-955-32-6
  13. Waswa F, Mcharo M and Shitanda D. (2020). Potential of Rainwater Harvesting for enhanced Water Security in Kahawa Sukari Peri-Urban Ecosystem in Kiambu County, Kenya. Journal of Engineering in Agriculture and the Environment. (6) 1: 57-70. Https://Doi.Org/10.37017/Jeae. Kenya Society of Environmental, Biological and Agricultural Engineers (KeSEBAE).
  14. Waswa F, Mwamburi M and Mworia M (2020). Declining Wood Fuel and Implications for Household Cooking and Diets in Tigania Sub-County Kenya. Scientific. Elsevier B.V.
  15. Waswa F. (2020). Corporate and Intellectual Social Responsibility. A Guide for Industry and Service Institutions in Kenya. Ecostat Consulting Limited. KurArts Designs and Digital Printers, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 978-9966-955-33-3
  16. Waswa F. (2020). Researching Religion-Terrorism Nexus for Sustainable Global Security Management: Is Islam being falsely accused? CHEMCHEMI - International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 11 (1) 35-47.33886/cijhs.v11:1.140
  17. Waswa F., Wangia J and Waudo J. 2020. A Rapid Appraisal of Poor Educational Performance in Selected Secondary Schools in Navakholo Constituency in Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research. 8 (5) 19-32. (ISSN: 2411-5681)
  18. Waswa, F; Mwamburi, M; Wakindiki, IIC and Chemutai, R (2020). Soil Properties and Fertility Management within Ruiru Peri-Urban Area in Kiambu, County, Kenya. J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage. Vol. 24 (5) 839-844. DOI:
  19. Kaburu, F; Danga, B. O., Waswa, F. 2019 Optimal Interactions of Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates and Water Levels for Highest Performance of Greenhouse Lettuce in Karlo Kabete, Nairobi. Global Scientific Journal (7) 9: 874-889, ISSN 2320-9186
  20. Wangia J, Waswa F and Waudo J. (2019). Determinants of Self-Esteem, Educational Performance and Career Prospects among Secondary School Students in Navakholo Constituency, Kakamega, Kenya. Journal of Education and Practice. Vol.10, No.14, 41-47. ISSN 2222-1735. DOI: 10.7176/JEP.
  21. Aloo-Obudho,P., Ziegele F (Eds); Abenga E, Indede F and Waswa F (Ass. Eds). (2018). Developing Visionary, Effective and Transformative University Leaders: A Training Guide. Kenya DAAD Scholars Association, Nairobi, Supported by DAAD & Commission for University Education. ISSN: 1814-5027
  22. Muthenya S M, Mbugua P, Waswa F and Kinama J. (2018). Effects of Community Livelihood Practices and Nutritional Value on the Conservation of Melia Volkensii Gűrke in Makueni County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge. 3 (9) 261-269.
  23. Waswa F. (2018): Perspectives of Exiting Undergraduate Students on the Status of Agricultural Extension in selected Counties in Kenya. Journal of Rural Development. Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. 37 (4) 661-678.
  24. W. Muriu-Ng’ang’a, M.Mucheru-Muna, F.Waswa, F.S. Mairura. (2017). Socio-economic factors influencing utilisation of rain water harvesting and saving technologies in Tharaka South, Eastern Kenya. Agricultural Water Management. 194:150-159.
  25. Kanyiri G and Waswa F. (2017). Enhancing benefits from biomass wastes within small-medium scale coffee processing factories in Kiambu County, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 11 (4) 198-206 DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2016.2243
  26. Wachera R W and Waswa F. 2017. Enhancing Energy Access and Soil Fertility Management through Biogas Technology in Smallholder Dairy Production Systems in Nyeri County, Kenya. International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research (3) 5: 3691-3708. ISSN: 2455-6939.
  27. Ayaa D, D. and Waswa F. (2016): Role of indigenous knowledge systems in the conservation of the bio-physical environment among the Teso community in Busia County-Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 10 (12) 467-475, DOI: 10.5897/AJEST 2016.2182,
  28. Mwoga M G. Obando J and Waswa F. (2016). Perceptions and Truism of Climate Variability within Smallholder Farming Communities in Meru County, Kenya. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports. 9 (1)1-12. Article no. JSRR.20239, ISSN: 2320-0227.
  29. Barasa M and Waswa F. (2015). Effects of Returnees Re-Integration on the Livelihoods of Host Communities in Leer County, South Sudan. International Journal of African and Asian Studies, 13: 10-19.
  30. Makoti A and Waswa F. (2015). Rural Community Coping Strategies with Drought-Driven Food Insecurity in Kwale County, Kenya. Journal of Food Security. Vol. 3, No.3, 87-93. Available at DOI:10.12691/jfs-3-3-4
  31. Mwoga M. G, Waswa F and Obando, J. (2015): Emerging Land Use Changes-Climatic Variability Nexus in Meru County, Kenya. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 5 (20) 118-129.