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Dr. Jacinta Mwende Maweu Bio

Dr. Jacinta Mwende Maweu teaches Philosophy and Media Studies at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a PhD in the Political Economy of the Mass Media from Rhodes University, South Africa, a Master of Arts in Communication and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Her key research interests include: Critical Thinking, Socio-Political Philosophy, Leadership and Governance, Media Ethics, Political Economy of the Media, Mass Media and Human Rights, Peace Journalism and Media and Society.

Publications


2016

Jac.  2016.  ‘Journalists’ and Public Perceptions of the Politics of China’s Soft Power in Kenya under the “Look East” Foreign Policy’ . China's media and soft power in Africa:Promotion and perceptions. , New York: Palgrave Macmillan

2015

J.  2015.  The Relevance of Philosophy in Human Development. Polylog. No. 33 (August 2015):9-20..

2014

and Maweu, HWJM.  2014.  “The tension between ethics and ethnicity: Examining journalists' ethical decision-making at the Nation Media Group in Kenya”. Journal of African Media Studies. Volume 6(Issue 2):165-181.
and Wasserman, JMMH.  2014.  The freedom to be silent? Market pressures on journalistic normative ideals at the Nation Media Group in Kenya, Review of African Political Economy. (10.1080/03056244.2014.928277 ):1-13.

2013

2012

Maweu, JM.  2012.  A critical assessment of Odera Oruka’s Theory of Punishment. Abstract

This paper is a critical examination of Odera Oruka’s theory of punishment in his Punishment and Terrorism in Africa. It argues that although Oruka clearly highlights the weaknesses of the Retributionist and Utilitarian accounts of punishment and therefore calls for the Reformist view of ‘treating both the criminal and society’, he is mistaken in calling for the abolition of punishment simply because it cannot reform the criminal. The paper contends that the reform of the criminal is only one major function of punishment and not the only one, and so we cannot call for its abolition on the basis of this single consideration. The paper further urges that Oruka’s theory of punishment is rather deterministic: according to him, the criminal commits the crime because of the criminal forces which he or she has very little control over, so that he or she cannot be held morally responsible for his or her actions.

MAWEU, MSJACINTAMWENDE.  2012.  The Morality of Profit In Business: Transforming Waste Into Wealth Through The Iko Toilet Business Venture In Nairobi, Kenya. E.A. Med. J. Vol. 53 No. 11, Nov. 1976. : Thought and Practice Abstract
To monitor clinically significant isolates and their antimicrobial susceptibilities, all specimens sent to microbiology laboratory of the Kenyatta National Hospital were cultured on appropriate media. The susceptibility of the isolates was performed on Muller Hinton or diagnostic sensitivity test (DST) agar using comparative discs diffusion technique. The results were then entered into Microbe Base 2 computer programme. A total of 7416 clinically significant isolates were collected from 1991 to 1995. The most commonly isolated organisms were E.coli, Klebsiella and Staphylococcus aureus. Most of these hospital acquired infections had multiple resistance to conventional antimicrobials, namely, penicillin, tetracyclines, gentamicin, trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole and ampicillin. The resistance pattern was high among both gram negative and positive bacteria isolates. Beta-lactamase production amongst them were 51%, 69.3%, 79.6% respectively. Prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus was 39.8%. Addition of clavulanic acid to amoxycillin increased Staphylococcus aureus susceptibility three fold. The emergence of multiple drug resistance calls for a continuous monitoring and reviewing of antibiotic policy in the hospital and the country at large.
MAWEU, MSJACINTAMWENDE.  2012.  Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Modern Western Ecological Knowledge: Complimentary not Contradictory’. E.A. Med. J. Vol. 53 No. 11, Nov. 1976. : Thought and Practice Abstract
To monitor clinically significant isolates and their antimicrobial susceptibilities, all specimens sent to microbiology laboratory of the Kenyatta National Hospital were cultured on appropriate media. The susceptibility of the isolates was performed on Muller Hinton or diagnostic sensitivity test (DST) agar using comparative discs diffusion technique. The results were then entered into Microbe Base 2 computer programme. A total of 7416 clinically significant isolates were collected from 1991 to 1995. The most commonly isolated organisms were E.coli, Klebsiella and Staphylococcus aureus. Most of these hospital acquired infections had multiple resistance to conventional antimicrobials, namely, penicillin, tetracyclines, gentamicin, trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole and ampicillin. The resistance pattern was high among both gram negative and positive bacteria isolates. Beta-lactamase production amongst them were 51%, 69.3%, 79.6% respectively. Prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus was 39.8%. Addition of clavulanic acid to amoxycillin increased Staphylococcus aureus susceptibility three fold. The emergence of multiple drug resistance calls for a continuous monitoring and reviewing of antibiotic policy in the hospital and the country at large.
MAWEU, MSJACINTAMWENDE.  2012.  Media Liberalization in Kenya: Who benefits what? E.A. Med. J. Vol. 53 No. 11, Nov. 1976. : Amalion Publishing Abstract
To monitor clinically significant isolates and their antimicrobial susceptibilities, all specimens sent to microbiology laboratory of the Kenyatta National Hospital were cultured on appropriate media. The susceptibility of the isolates was performed on Muller Hinton or diagnostic sensitivity test (DST) agar using comparative discs diffusion technique. The results were then entered into Microbe Base 2 computer programme. A total of 7416 clinically significant isolates were collected from 1991 to 1995. The most commonly isolated organisms were E.coli, Klebsiella and Staphylococcus aureus. Most of these hospital acquired infections had multiple resistance to conventional antimicrobials, namely, penicillin, tetracyclines, gentamicin, trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole and ampicillin. The resistance pattern was high among both gram negative and positive bacteria isolates. Beta-lactamase production amongst them were 51%, 69.3%, 79.6% respectively. Prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus was 39.8%. Addition of clavulanic acid to amoxycillin increased Staphylococcus aureus susceptibility three fold. The emergence of multiple drug resistance calls for a continuous monitoring and reviewing of antibiotic policy in the hospital and the country at large.

2010

MAWEU, MSJACINTAMWENDE.  2010.  Ethics of Punishment: The Paradox of Imprisonment for Reform. E.A. Med. J. Vol. 53 No. 11, Nov. 1976. : Thought and Practice Abstract
To monitor clinically significant isolates and their antimicrobial susceptibilities, all specimens sent to microbiology laboratory of the Kenyatta National Hospital were cultured on appropriate media. The susceptibility of the isolates was performed on Muller Hinton or diagnostic sensitivity test (DST) agar using comparative discs diffusion technique. The results were then entered into Microbe Base 2 computer programme. A total of 7416 clinically significant isolates were collected from 1991 to 1995. The most commonly isolated organisms were E.coli, Klebsiella and Staphylococcus aureus. Most of these hospital acquired infections had multiple resistance to conventional antimicrobials, namely, penicillin, tetracyclines, gentamicin, trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole and ampicillin. The resistance pattern was high among both gram negative and positive bacteria isolates. Beta-lactamase production amongst them were 51%, 69.3%, 79.6% respectively. Prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus was 39.8%. Addition of clavulanic acid to amoxycillin increased Staphylococcus aureus susceptibility three fold. The emergence of multiple drug resistance calls for a continuous monitoring and reviewing of antibiotic policy in the hospital and the country at large.

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