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Nzomo M, Adhiambo-Oduol J, Kabira WM. Democratic Change in Africa: Women's Perspective.; 1993.Website
Gichuki FN;, Mungai DN;, Thomas DB. Development of a streamflow model for rural catchments in Kenya..; 1993. AbstractWebsite

A stream flow model was developed for use in rural catchments in Kenya. In the model the physical environment was divided into three zones: the unsaturated zone (consists of multiple hydrological response units defined by homogenous land use and soil type in which a daily soil moisture balance is maintained), shallow saturated and deep saturated zones which were modelled as regional aquifers. Rainfall and evapotranspiration were distributed according to altitude, and runoff was determined using the curve number method devised by the US Soil Conservation Service: a function of five-day antecedent precipitation. Evapotranspiration was varied according to the soil moisture content, and the weather generator allowed Monte Carol simulations over a long period. The data consisted of daily rainfall, mean daily evaporation for each month, land use/vegetation and soil type. The ARC-INFO GIS package was used to assemble the topographical, hydrological, land use/vegetation type and soil information in different layer. The model was tested on the Naro Moru catchment (172kn2) in Kenya, which has climatic conditions that vary from the glaciated peaks of Mount Kenya (5,200 m) to the semi-arid Laikipia plateau (1,800 m). The model was calibrated over a two-year period and validated over a different two-year period. A comparison of the observed and simulated stream flow showed that minimal calibration was required. The simulated stream flow compared well with the observed values for both the calibration and the validation periods (70-85% for the 10-day period) indicating that the model is appropriate for ungauged catchments.

Mungai DN;, Gichuki FN;, Gachene CKK;, Thomas DB. Development of a streamflow model for rural catchments in Kenya..; 1993. AbstractWebsite

A stream flow model was developed for use in rural catchments in Kenya. In the model the physical environment was divided into three zones: the unsaturated zone (consists of multiple hydrological response units defined by homogenous land use and soil type in which a daily soil moisture balance is maintained), shallow saturated and deep saturated zones which were modelled as regional aquifers. Rainfall and evapotranspiration were distributed according to altitude, and runoff was determined using the curve number method devised by the US Soil Conservation Service: a function of five-day antecedent precipitation. Evapotranspiration was varied according to the soil moisture content, and the weather generator allowed Monte Carol simulations over a long period. The data consisted of daily rainfall, mean daily evaporation for each month, land use/vegetation and soil type. The ARC-INFO GIS package was used to assemble the topographical, hydrological, land use/vegetation type and soil information in different layer. The model was tested on the Naro Moru catchment (172kn2) in Kenya, which has climatic conditions that vary from the glaciated peaks of Mount Kenya (5,200 m) to the semi-arid Laikipia plateau (1,800 m). The model was calibrated over a two-year period and validated over a different two-year period. A comparison of the observed and simulated stream flow showed that minimal calibration was required. The simulated stream flow compared well with the observed values for both the calibration and the validation periods (70-85% for the 10-day period) indicating that the model is appropriate for ungauged catchments.

Denga FO;, Ongwenyi GS;, Kitheka JU;, Gichuki FN;, Mungai DN;, Thomas DB. Erosion and sedimentation problems in the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya..; 1993. AbstractWebsite

This paper examine past and present trends in the development of Kenyan water resources, and the status of Kenya's arid and semi-arid lands. It considers the parameters linked with soil erosion and sedimentation processes and suggests means of combating the problem.

Mungai DN;, Denga, F. O; Ongwenyi GS;, Gichuki FN;, Kitheka JU;, Kitheka JU;, Gachene CKK;, Thomas DB. Erosion and sedimentation problems in the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya..; 1993. AbstractWebsite

This paper examine past and present trends in the development of Kenyan water resources, and the status of Kenya's arid and semi-arid lands. It considers the parameters linked with soil erosion and sedimentation processes and suggests means of combating the problem.

Omondi LN. Kenya: Introduction.; 1993.Website
Kabira WM, Masinjila M. Needs Assessment Rusinga Island.; 1993.Website
Sihanya B, Juma C. Policy options for scientific and technological capacity-building.; 1993. AbstractWebsite

The ability of policies on biodiversity prospecting to contribute over the long term to economic development, conservation and the equitable sharing of genetic resources is examined. Consideration is given to: national innovation policy and biodiversity, the linkage of biotechnology to biodiversity, biotechnology transfer, technology assessment, and blind alleys and windows of opportunity. The discussion underlines that biodiversity prospecting will not contribute much to developing countries unless it helps them accumulate technological capacity through training programmes and technology development through scientific innovation. In order that national biotechnology policies enhance biodiversity prospecting much attention needs to be paid to human resource development, technological innovation, legal and institutional reforms, biotechnology regulation and intellectual property management. The experiences of INBio (Costa Rica's National Biodiversity Institute), a pilot technology transfer project, are discussed

Mungai DN, Gichuki FN, Gachene CKK, Thomas DB. Sediment sources to Masinga dam.; 1993.Website
NZUVE SNM. Introduction to Manpower Management. New Dheli: Veena Publishers India; 1992.
NZUVE SNM. Business Policy and Strategic Management. Nairobi: University of Nairobi press; 1992.
Eley RM. The Hyrax.; 1992.Website
Mwangi AP, Macheru N. Project Proposal Writing.; 1992.Website
Gichuki CM, Gichuki NN. Wetland birds of Kenya.; 1992.Wetland birds of Kenya
J B, C N, P M. Women Professionals in the Agricultural Sector: Kenya Case Study. Arkansas: Winrock International; 1992.
Khasiani SA, Sunny G. Women's role in the supply of fuelwood.; 1992.Website
Ikiara GK, Coughlin PE. Kenya's industrialization dilemma.; 1991.Website
Wamitila KW, Khamisi S. orodha ya waandishi.; 1991.Website
Kaur, SS & Nyamongo IK. Ecology, Growth and Nutritional Status . New Delhi: Ashish Publishing House; 1990.
digestibility and nutritive quality of sheep diets Influence of big sagebrush(Artemisia tridentata) browse on intake. Influence of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) browse on intake, digestibility and nutritive quality of sheep diets.; 1990.Website
NZUVE SNM. Labour Relations, with a 60 minutes cassete. Nairobi: University of Nairobi press; 1990.
NZUVE SNM. Organizational Behaviour with a 60 minutes cassette. Nairobi: University of Nairobi press; 1990.
Mbogoh SG. Socio-economic considerations in smallholder irrigation development and experiences in Kenya.; 1990. AbstractWebsite

The paper describes Kenyan experience with smallholder irrigation, and draws from: (i) an evaluation of socio-economic aspects of smallholder irrigation rice schemes in Nyanza Province; (ii) a survey of the role of irrigation in a smallholder farming system in Baringo District; and (iii) a performance-monitoring survey of some smallholder irrigation schemes, also in Baringo District. Policy implications concerning the need for suitable evaluation before intervening in irrigation development are drawn from examination of the various socio-economic factors which may have led to the success or failure of the selected smallholder irrigation schemes in Kenya. These results could form part of the basis for a checklist of socio-economic factors appropriate to the design of sustainable smallholder irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Wamitila KW. Wingu la kupita.; 1990.Website
author Jesse N.K. Mugambi. African Christian Theology, Nairobi, Heinemann.. Nairobi: Heinemann; 1989. Abstract

African Christian Theology, Nairobi, Heinemann, 1989

Cheatle, Rodney J; Muraya P; YA; TBKLMDB; EK;. Modelling soil changes under agroforestry.; 1989.
Cheatle RJ, Muraya P, Young A, Thomas DB, Biamah EK, Kilewe AM, Lundgren L. Modelling soil changes under agroforestry.; 1989. AbstractWebsite

In the older approach to soil conservation, the emphasis was on controlling the rate of soil loss, expressed as tonnes per hectare or millimeters of soil depth. Conservation measures were directed at reducing erosion to a presumed acceptable rate, called soil-loss tolerance. Earlier attempts to assess economic terms were made on the basis of reduction in soil erosion control should come first, as a prerequisite to other agricultural improvements. Recent research has changed this emphasis in several ways. It has been recognized that the effects of erosion are by no means limited to reduction in soil depth. Equally important are loss of nutrients, organic matter, and through the latter, deterioration in soil physical properties. This is leading towards integration between tow aspects of soil conservation: erosion control and maintenance of fertility. Both are necessary to achieve land use which is sustainable as well as productive.

Mugambi JNK, Ojwang JB. The rural bias of Kenya's urbanisation.; 1989.Website
Abate A;, Wanyoike MM;, Badamana MS;, Abate AN. Towards Improving Animal Production In The Rangelands..; 1989.Website
Abate A;, Wanyoike MM;, Badamana MS;, Abate AN. Towards Improving Animal Production In The Rangelands..; 1989.Website
Caval syndrome  . Nairobi: University of Nairobi; 1988.
Gichaga FJ, Parker NA. Essentials of Highway Engineering.. MacMillan Publishers.; 1988.
NZUVE SNM. Personnel Management I, with a 60 minutes cassette. Nairobi: University of Nairobi press; 1988.
LITONDO KO. "Recurrent Cost of Public Investment and Rationalisation in Kenya",. Vaccine 26:2788- 2795; 1988. AbstractWebsite

Computers were first developed to process business transactions; the trend has been to have computers also support management in decision making. This led to the evolution of Management Information Systems (MIS). The concept of MIS can be traced from four major areas, namely, managerial accounting, management science or operations research, management theory and computer science. MIS is supported by a comprehensive set of data for business operations referred to as a database. There are several databases in any given organization. Organizations have realized that valuable information is hidden in separate databases which might sometimes contain overlapping and contradictory information, and are coming up with data warehouses. A data warehouse provides a platform for advanced, complex and efficient data analysis using On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) for data mining or Knowledge Data Discovery (KDD) to extract previously unknown strategic business information or business intelligence (BI). There are a lot of similarities between data warehousing and operations research (OR), they both require analytical processing to support executive decision making, yet OR, MIS and IT exist as separate communities, right from the education level to the organizations. There are many challenges facing data warehousing, with organizations viewing it as a purely IT project. The objective of the paper was to establish how some of the challenges of data warehousing could be addressed so as to reduce the failure rate of BI projects. It was concluded that data warehousing would be more successful if its development was a joint effort of both the OR & MIS community and the IT community. It is recommended that OR and MIS be taught as one discipline whose graduates will work very closely with IT specialists.

NZUVE SNM. Job Satisfication: Should Managers Worry About How Satisfied Their Stfaff Are?. Nairobi: University of Nairobi press; 1987.
NZUVE SNM. The Supervisory Function in Transition and its Dilemmas. Nairobi: University of Nairobi press; 1987.
NZUVE SNM. Addition, Alcohol and Drug Use - A Management problems. Nairobi: University of Nairobi press; 1987.
MOHAMED PROFABDULAZIZ. Development of Scientific and Technical terminology with special reference to African Languages. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Academy of Ethiopian Languages; 1987.
Waeni N. Dictionnaire pour l’Afrique . Paris, France.: Larousse Publishing House; 1987.
author Jesse N.K. Mugambi. God, Humanity and Nature in Relation to Justice and Peace. Geneva: WCC; 1987.
Burgis MJ, Mavuti KM. The Gregory Rift Lakes.; 1987.The Gregory Rift Lakes
NZUVE SNM. Managing Employee Resistance to Technology Change. Nairobi: University of Nairobi press; 1987.
Nyasani PJ. NB Examinations Techniques and Guides. Nairobi: Nairobi Bookmen; 1987.
N. WACHEGEPATRICK. CHRIST OUR ELDER: A Christological Study From the Agĩkũyũ Concept of Elder.. NAIROBI: CUEA (Catholic University Of East Africa); 1986.pn_wachegesma.pdf
MOHAMED PROFABDULAZIZ, J.A. F, Tabouret, and(eds.) KCKM. The Fergusonion Impact Mouton de Gryter. New York: Berlin; 1986.
Ochoro WEO, Odada JEO, Manundu CM, Awiti LM, Makanda DW, Kabando RM. Incentives for increased agricultural production. A case study of Kenya's sugar industry..; 1986.Website
Awiti LM, Odada JEO, Manundu CM, Ochoro WEO, Makanda DW, Kabando RM. Incentives for increased agricultural production. A case study of Kenya's sugar industry..; 1986.Website
Makanda DW, Odada JEO, Manundu CM, Ochoro WEO, Awiti LM, Kabando RM. Incentives for increased agricultural production. A case study of Kenya's sugar industry..; 1986.Website
Gichaga FJ, Rangasami KS. Introduction to Building and Civil Engineering Drawing. MacMillan Publishers; 1986.
Odhiambo LO, Odada JEO. Studies in Cooperatives: Their Role in the Kenyan Economy. Nairobi: The Kenyan Economic Association and Friedrich Ebert Foundation; 1986.
Samanta P, Seshaman. Growth of the non - copper Industrial Sector in Zambia. University of Zambia; 1985.
Kabira WM, Adagala K. Kenyan oral literature : a selection.; 1985.Website
Kabira WM, Adagala K. Kenyan oral literature : a selection.; 1985.Website
Kabira WM, Adagala K. Kenyan oral narratives.; 1985.Website
NZUVE SNM. Management Decision - Making: The Debate About Workers Participation. Nairobi: University of Nairobi press; 1985.
NZUVE SNM. Recruitment - Organization and Individuals Attracting and Rettaining Each Other. Nairobi: University of Nairobi press; 1985.
Yaşargil MG. Clinical {Considerations}, {Surgery} of the {Intracranial} {Aneurysms} and {Results}. Thieme; 1984. Abstract

Clinical Considerations, Surgery of the Intracranial Aneurysma and Results

Ogana W. Days of Glamour (2nd edition, Collection of short stories). Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau; 1984.
Okoola REA. Principal component analysis of sea-level pressure over the southwest Indian ocean during the northern summer of 1979.; 1984. AbstractPrincipal component analysis of sea-level pressure over the southwest Indian ocean during the northern summer of 1979

Sea-level pressure over the southwest Indian Ocean has been studied for the northern summer season during the first Garp global experiment (FGGE) period. Grid point pressure values, resulting from objective analysis, at 1200 GMT for the period 15 June to 13 August 1979 were selected for this study. This period is referred to as the selected monsoon period and it lay between the Indian subcontinent monsoon onset and withdrawal periods. The space and time characteristics of sea level pressure in the region were estimated from principal component analysis and from spectral analysis respectively.

Yaşargil MG. Clinical {Considerations}, {Surgery} of the {Intracranial} {Aneurysms} and {Results}. Newyork: Thieme; 1984. Abstract

Clinical Considerations, Surgery of the Intracranial Aneurysma and Results

Nyasani PJ. An Introduction to Traditional Logic. Frankfurt: Peter Lang; 1982.
Ogana W. Hand of Chance (2nd Edition, Novel). Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau; 1980.
J.O O. The Port of Kisumu in the Lake Victoria Trade. Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau; 1980.
J.O O. A Geography of Africa for Beginners. Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau; 1979.
Maloiy GMO;, Macfarlane WV;, Shkolnik A. Mammalian herbivores.; 1979.Website
J.O O. Population and economy of Kenya; Case: Studies series. Addis Ababa: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; 1979.

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