Prof. S.M. Githigia

Prof. Samuel Maina Githigia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology. He studied Veterinary Medicine (BVM) followed by Master of Science and Ph.D all from the University of Nairobi.. He joined Nairobi University as an assistant lecturer in September 1989. He was promoted to the position of lecturer in November 1991, Senior lecturer in May 2002 and Associate Professor in February 2016. He has taught Veterinary parasitology to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also involved in the teaching of Special Pathology, Diagnostic pathology to BVM students and Etiology of Disease to Wildlife students.

Prof.  Githigia is a member of the faculty of Veterinary Medicine Attachment and projects committee. He has supervised 4 Ph.D and 8 Masters of science and 14 undergraduate projects to completion. He is currently supervising 5 on going Ph.D projects

Prof.  Githigia has been involved in research in helminth parasites of economic importance to small scale farmers. He has re4searched in areas of their epidemiology, treatment, control and sustainable prevention in small ruminants. Since 2000, Dr Githigia has been involved in research on zoonotic parasites in pigs in small scale free range pig keeping enterprises in Kenya. He was appointed as a consultant by FAO to conduct a Pig Sector Review for Kenya in 2010. He submitted a comprehensive report that was published by the FAO Country Livestock Review Number 3 of December 2012. He is currently a member of the Government of Kenya- Ministry of Livestock Development Task Force on Revitalization of the Pig Industry in Kenya. He was appointed a member of the KVB internship sub committee in 2014. He is currently a quality assurance consultant for the Commission for University Education (CUE).

Prof. Githigia is an external examiner for Jomo Kenyatta University for Agriculture and Technology and the Animal Health and Industry Training Institutes (AHITIs).

Prof. Githigia was appointed by the VC University of Nairobi as Chairman Department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology on 2nd February 2016 for a period of three years.
The appointment was renewed for another three years with effect from February 2, 2019 up to and including February 1, 2022.
He was awarded a WSAVA/ AFSCAN Research grant in November 2018 for surveillance on Arthropod vector Borne Diseases in dogs and cats in Kenya.

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