Workshop Programme


Venue: KCB Karen 26th and 27th October 2012

Friday  October 26,  2012




Title of Presentation

Presenter/Responsible Person(s)

5:00 – 6.00 PM

Arrival and registration of participants

Janet Ndoro and Jackson Mugweru


Recording the Proceeedings

Janet Ndoro


General Overview of RISE AFNNET, Way forward and the Workshop Program

Prof Kiama Gitahi

Saturday October 27, 2012




Chairman of Session

Prof Peter Gathumbi

8.20 – 8.40

Effect of feeding Moringa oleifera leaf meal on intake, growth, nutrient digestibilty and carcass in broiler chicken

Dr Daniel Gakuya

8.40 – 9.00am

Antimalarial activity of some plants traditionally used in treatment of malaria in Msambweni district of Kenya

Dr Joseph Nguta


9.00 – 9.20 am

Pharmacological and toxicological study of  ethnomedical herbal remedy used for management of sexually transmitted diseases in Samburu, Kenya.

Dr Irene Kamanja



Antinociceptive Properties of Selected Medicinal Plants used in the Treatment of Chronic Joint Pains in Machakos County, Kenya

Dr Stanley Wambugu




10:00 - 10:40am




Chairman of Session

Dr Mbaambu Mathiu

10.40-11.00 am

Ethno-Botanical Uses and Phytochemical Analysis of Cyperus articulatus From Tharaka Meru

Karambu Muriithi


11.00 – 11.20 am

Erythrina abyssinica ameliorates meningoencephalitis and conserves proteins in Trypanosoma brucei brucei chronic mice model

Dr Johnson Nasimolo

11.20-11.40 am

Hypoglycemic Activity of Zanthoxylum Chalybeum in Diabetic Rats

Clare Njoki





Chairman of Session

Prof. James Mbaria


Wound healing, safety and antimicrobial activity tests for Aspilia pluriseta schweinf. (Asteraceae).

Dr James Kuria


In vitro Antimicrobial & Cytotoxic Activity of Aloe turkanensis, an Ethnomedical Herbal Remedy Used in Turkana, Kenya

Dr Zachary Rukenya


The efficacy, phytochemistry and safety of a medicinal plant (vernonia hymenolepis) used in Kenya for oral health

Dr Ronald Okindo




13.20– 14.20 pm




Chairman of Session

Dr Daniel Gakuya

14.20 – 14.40 pm

Ethnotherapeutic management of female reproductive health dysfunction in Tana river county, Kenya.

Dr Catherine K Kaingu


Pharmacophysiological anti-cancer potential of medicinal plants used in Kakamega county, Kenya (an in-vitro study).

Dr Dominic Ochwang’i


Development of a biopesticide for use against mosquitoes from selected plants in Msambweni district, Kenya

Mr Joseph Musau





Student discussion with their supervisors



Final Remarks and Way Forward

Prof. Kiama

16.30 pm



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