Paul Kamau2015

Position: Ass. Professor 
Department: Plant Sciences
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Mbugua, P.K., 1992. Need for revision of the genus Sansevieria Thunb. The Sansevieria Journal 1(1):5-6.
  • Newton, L.E. & Mbugua, P.K., 1993. A checklist and identification key for succulent plants in general cultivation in Nairobi. Journal of East Africa Natural History Society and National museum 82(201): 43-53.
  • Newton, L.E. & Mbugua, P.K., 1993. Sansevieria leaves: a thirst quencher for baboons. The Sansevieria Journal (1):5-6.
  • Mbugua, P.K., 1994. Rediscovery of S. parva at Nairobi River Falls. The Sansavieria Journal 3(3):59-62.
  • Mbugua, P.K., 1994. Three Sansevieria species of Kenya 1. Sansevieria robusta N.E.Br. Cactus and Succulent Journal (U.S.) 66:87—88.
  • Mbugua, P.K., 1994. Sansevieria Thunb. In Agnew A.D.Q and Agnew S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers. Second Edition. 312 (Plates 140 & 141). East Africa Natural History Society, Nairobi.
  • Mbugua, P.K., 1995. Inter-loans Abroad. In Forum for Inter-lending (FIL) Newsletter. Issue 18 No.0966-2154. February Printed at British Library Documentary Supply Centre.
  • Mbugua, P.K. & Moore, D.M., 1996. Taxonomic studies of the genus Sansevieria Thunb. (Dracaenaceae). In AETEATIVX Congress Proceedings. L.J.G. Van der Maesen et al. (Eds.), The Biodiversity of African Plants, 489-492, Kluwer Academic Publisher; Netherlands
  • Mbugua, P.K., 1998. Three Sansevieria species of Kenya II. Sansevieria braunii N.E.Br. Cactus and Succulent Journal (U.S.) 70(6) Nov.-Dec. 311- 312.
  • Mairura, F.S.; Mugendi, D.N.; Ramisch, J.J.; Mwenje, J.I. and Mbugua, P.K. 2004. Assessment of Farmers Perception of Soil Quality Indicators for Crop Production Within Small farming Systems in the Central highlands of Kenya. In Proceedings on Status of Environmental Health in the Eastern Africa Region: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward. Department of Environmental Health, Kenyatta University, 24th – 26th March.
  • Mwachala, G. and Mbugua, P.K. 2007 Dracaenaceae. 43 pp. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
  • Kung’u J.B.;B. Kivyatu and P. K. Mbugua, 2006. Challenges to utilization and conservation of medicinal trees and shrubs in Eastern Africa. In:
  • Owuor, B.O., Kamoga, B., Kungu, J. B. and Njoroge, G. (Editors). Some medicinal trees and shrubs of Eastern Africa for sustainable utilization and commercialization. World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi. ICBN 9966-923-52-7. P 52-57.
  •  Kahuthia-Gathu, R. , L. Bernhard, H. M. Poehling, and P. K. Mbugua, 2008. Diversity, distribution and the role of wild crucifers in major cabbage and kale growing areas of Kenya. Bulletin of Entomology Research 10:1017/S0007/485308006305.
  • Omwega, E.O.; Okemo, P.O.; Mbugua, P.K. and Ogol, C.K.P. 2009. Ethnobotanical Survey and Microbial Evaluation of Medicinal Plants Used by the Samburu Community (Kenya) for Treatment of Diarrhoea. Pharmacognocy Magazine 4: (18) 165-176.
  • Marita, R.; Orodho, J.A; Okemo, P.O. and Mbugua, P.K. 2010. Antifungal, Antibacterial and Antimycobacterial Activity of Entada abyssinica Steudel ex A. Rich (Fabaceae) Methanol Extract. Pharmacognocy Research 2(3) 163-168.
  • Amuka, O., A. K. Machocho, P. O. Okemo and P.K. Mbugua, 2013. Profiling ofAntimicrobial Properties of Rubus keniensis Standl. Crude MethanolRoot Bark Extracts Against Selected Human Pathogenic Bacteria inJournal of Phrmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2(5) 20-23; ISSN 2278-4136. Amuka, O., P. Okemo, A. Machocho, P. Mbugua, E.N.M., Njagi and A. Nyamache, 2013.The Role of Phytomedicine in the Challenges of Emerging, Re-Emerging Diseases; and Pathogens Resistance to Antibiotics.International Journal of Herbal Medicine 1 (4): 92-100
  • Amuka, O., A.K. Machocho, P.O. Okemo and P.K. Mbugua, 2014. Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of Essential Oils from Satureia biflora D. Don, Benth, Speng (Chepsagitiet). Lippia javanica Burm.F. (Labotuet) and Toddalia asiatica (L) Lam. Rutaceae (Chepindoruet). Global Journal of Science Frontier Research: B Chemistry 14(4) Version 1.0.Online ISSN: 2249-4626 & Print ISSN: 0975-5896
  • Omwenga, E.O, P. K. Mbugua and P.O. Okemo, 2014. Ethno-Medicinal Survey of Important Plants of Samburu Community (Wamba)-Samburu District in Kenya. Journal of Botanical Sciences 3(3), 25-29.
  • Amuka, O., P.O. Okemo, A.K. Machocho and P.K. Mbugua, 2014. Ethnobotanical Survey of Selected Medicinal Plants used by Ogiek Communities in Kenya Against Microbial Infections in Ethnobotanical Research and Applications 12:627-641.
  •  Amuka. O, A. K. Machocho, P. O. Okemo and P. K. Mbugua, 2015. Preliminary Medicinal Value Evaluation of Some Plants Used by the Ogiek in Management of Microbial Related Infections. European Journal of Medicinal Plants 9(4): 1-12, Article no. EJMP.16295ISSN: 2231-0894, SCIENCEDOMAIN International,
  • Nyambati, G. K., Maranga, R.O., Ozwara, H. and Mbugua, P.K. 2018. Use of Putative Antimalarial Herbal Medicines among Communities in Trans-Mara,  Kuria and Suba Districts of Kenya. SEJ Pharmacognosy 1 (1): 1-14.
  • Muthenya, M.S., Mbugua, P.K., 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(6) June 2018 ISSN-2213-1356
  • Mwangi, I., Kiriro, G., Swaleh, S., Wanjau, R., Mbugua, P. and Ngila, J.C. 2019.  Remediation of Degraded Soils With Hydrogels From Domestic Animal Wastes. International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture.
  • Ogogo, J.A., Akinyi, M., Ogalloh, M., Mbugua, P.K. and Nzoka, S.M. 2019. Inclusive  Education for Persons with Disabilities in Context of Social Change  and Development in Kenya – A Case of Kenyatta University.  International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science  (IJRISS) |Volume III, Issue IV, April 2019|ISSN 2454-6186. Page 108


  • 2013, July, Mbugua, P., Ong’eta, W. and Nyambura, S. (2013). Negotiating Learning Through ICT: Experiences of Students With Disability in Higher Education. Paper presentation at the International Conference on Education at Kenyatta University, 10th -12thJuly.
  • 2015, 1-5th June, Presented a paper entitled “Access to Higher Education for Persons with Disabilities: the Case of Kenyatta University” at Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Africa Network (CAN) Conference held at KICC, Nairobi.
  • 2016, 22nd – 25th August. Presented two papers entitled “The Role of the National Education Board in Higher Education” and “Accessibility to Higher Education by Students With Disabilities: the Case of Kenyatta University” in the 1st Biennial Conference on the State of Higher Education in Kenya by Commission for University Education in collaboration with: universities and research institutions. Venue: Kenyatta University Amphitheater, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2017, 10-13th May, presented a paper entitled “Sansevierias Ethnobotanical Uses” at the Ethnobiological Conference held in Montreal Botanic Garden, Main Hall, Canada, Quebec District.
  • 2018, 7th – 11th May, presented a paper entitled “APDK Programmes and Strategic Plan” at the Sixth Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) African Network (CAN) Conference held in Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia.