Dasel Wambua Mulwa Kaindi

Dasel Wambua Mulwa Kaindi

PhD holder in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Nairobi. He is a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology.

He has wide research and lecturing experience in the areas of Human Nutrition, Food Safety, Food Biotechnology and Dairy Microbiology. 


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Theuri, A, Kaindi DWM, Mbugua SK, Karuri EG.  2017.  Under-fives rickets in a tropical dairy farming region Kiambu County, Kenya. JIARM. 5(5):10-21., Nairobitheuri_et_al._2017_abstract.pdf



  2012.  Risk factors for symptoms of gastrointestinal illness in rural town Isiolo, Kenya. Abstract

This study assesses risk factors for food-borne gastrointestinal illness indicated by diarrhoea and/or vomiting using 14-day recalls among children and young adults. The study was set in Isiolo, a rural town of Kenya, inhabited mainly by pastoralists of different ethnic groups. The preparation methods of milk at the household level were also investigated. The study was cross-sectional and involved 900 participants from randomly selected households. They were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. An unmatched nested case-control study was constructed by randomly selecting three controls for each case. Potential risk factors for gastrointestinal illness were analysed using both univariate and multivariate logistic regression models with random effect on ethnic groups. The study results showed that consumption of mutton, carrots, Irish potatoes, raw camel milk, boiled camel milk and fermented camel milk were important risk factors for diarrhoea and/or vomiting, whereas the consumption of boiled goat milk, boiled cow milk, spinach, washing of hands with soap and the presence of proper drainage system had protective effects (odds ratio < 1). We conclude that in this setting, primarily vegetables and the camel milk market chain pose the greatest risks for symptoms of food-borne gastrointestinal illness.

Kogi-Makau, W, Kaindi DWM, et al.  2012.  Towards small and medium entrepreneurs micronutrient capacity development in knowledge and product formulation in Kenya. 5th African Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC). , South Africa
Kaindi, DWM, Schelling E, et al.  2012.  Risk factors in symptoms of food poisoning among children and young adults in Isiolo, Kenya. Journal of Zoonoses and Public Health.


Kaindi, DWM, Schelling E, et al.  2011.  Microbiological Quality of Raw Camel Milk Across the Kenyan Market Chain. Global Science Books.


Okoth, MW, et al.  2010.  3. Food safety and food security linkage: a focus on livestock products. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial conference Sept. 8th – 10th 2010 . , Nairobi



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