Prof. Mitema is a Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology and Director of International programmes, University of Nairobi. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1972 from the University of Nairobi and a Masters degree in 1978 from Kansas State University USA, and a PhD in 1984 from the University of Nairobi. Prof. Mitema was appointed Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1976 and promoted to position of Lecturer in 1979, Senior lecturer in 1987, Associate Professor in 1992 and full Professor in 1997. He served as chairman of department between 1992 and 1998. He was a visiting Professor in Oklahoma State University USA between 1986 and 1987 and a visiting Scientist at the Centre for Veterinary Medicine at the USA Food and Drug Administration between September 2002 and March 2003.

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