Position: Lecturer                                                                         .
Department: Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics
Contacts Address: P.O Box 100387, 00101 Nairobi.                       
Telephone: +254 722 359 925.
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Areas of specialization:
Maternal and Child Nutrition/Health

Research Interests:
Micronutrient Deficiencies and Infant Young Child Feeding

Seminar/Workshop

  • 2016: Attended workshop on ISO 2007 (Information Systems Management) organized by Kenyatta University.
    Presentation on ‘Effectiveness of Mother-to-mother Support Groups in Promoting Exclusive Breastfeeding in Igembe North Sub-County, Meru County, Kenya. A Randomized Trial’ at Baby friendly Community Initiative partners workshop organized by MOH/APHRC. Kenya
  • 2015:Seminar presentation: Title ‘Effectiveness of Mother-to-mother Support Groups in Promoting Exclusive Breastfeeding in Igembe North Sub-County,Meru County, Kenya. A Randomized Trial’. At Kenyatta University Graduate School.
  • 2015:Workshop on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC).
  • 2015:Workshop on Social Return on Nutrition Interventions , APHRC
  • 2015:Training in supervision of postgraduates (Masters and PhD students) in writing thesis, Kenyatta University Graduate School.
  • 2015:Training in plagiarism detection in theses, Kenyatta University Library Services Directorate.
  • 2015:Workshop on writing learning modules, Kenyatta University
  • 2014:Workshop on Gender and HIV/AIDS, Kenyatta University
  • 2012:Proposal writing skills. Graduate School, Kenyatta University
  • 2011:Kenyatta University
  • 2011:Moodle ODEL  online tutorials by ODEL, Kenyatta University
  • 2011:E-Resources Training Course by ITOCA, TEEAL and Kenyatta University. Funded by Kenyatta University and ITOCA
  • 2011:ISO 9000 Management training, Kenyatta University Management.
  • 2011:Nutrition programs implementation and monitoring, surveys and assessments by UNFSAU and Kenyatta University.
  • 2008:Project impact assessment and accountability in emergencies conducted by Islamic Relief-UK in Addis Ababa.
  • 2008:Two-weeks training in management of humanitarian emergencies with emphasizes on nutrition management. Carried out at ACF-France HQ in Paris, France.
  • 2004:United Nations Food Security Analysis Unit (FAO Somalia)Workshop: Food security assessment, nutritional surveillance and response in emergencies.

Research Projects

  • Chief Investigator: Mother-to-Mother Support Group Project in Igembe North Sub-County, Meru County.
  • Project Title ‘Effectiveness of Mother-to-mother Support Groups in Promoting Exclusive Breastfeeding in Igembe North Sub-County,Meru County, Kenya. A Randomized Trial’. A Project funded by the National Council of Science and Technology (NCST) for my PhD Thesis.
  • Chief Investigator: Food consumption patterns and dietary practices survey in Meru Central District, Kenya. A baseline survey for double fortification of salt (iodine & iron). A Project funded by Micronutrient Initiative (MI), (CIDA in association with University of Toronto), University of Nairobi (ANP) and UNICEF (in association with the Kenya Medical Research Institute-KEMRI). This project proposal was initially written for my MSc studies at University of Nairobi.

Current research:

  • Effectiveness of Mother-to-mother Support Groups in Promotion of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Meru County, Kenya. A Randomized Controlled Trial

Past Research:

  • Food Consumption and Dietary Patterns in Timau, Meru. A baseline study for double salt fortification funded by Micronutrient Initiative of Canada (2004)

Affiliation to Professional Bodies

  • Kenya Nutrition and Dietitians Institute member


Administrative positions held to date

  • Departmental Board Secretary, Dept. Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics (FND)
  • Member, Departmental Admissions and Credit Waivers Committee (FND)

News and Events

35th and 36th Graduation Ceremonies

The School has also realized an increase in the number of graduands of Master of Science candidates. During the 35th and 36th graduation ceremonies, a total of 13 candidates graduated.

35th Graduation Ceremony

The School of Applied Human Sciences graduated three (3) PhD candidates during the 35th Graduation Ceremony held on 20th December, 2013, and another four (4) during the 36th Graduation Ceremony.

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