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Obtained a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and a MSc. degree from the University of Nairobi. He was awarded a Ph.D degree in Pharmacology from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1982.He is registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board and is a Member of Kenya Veterinary Association and the Kenya National Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Maitho is employed by the University of Nairobi as a full Professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology. He teaches Pharmacology, Toxicology, food Toxicology, Research Methodology and principles of scientific writing to undergraduate and postgraduate students and has supervised 60 postgraduate students. He has wide experience in Veterinary profession, Consultancy, University research, training and administration and community service. He has conducted Post-doctoral and collaborative research and published over 50 scientific articles in peer reviewed Journals and outstanding research was published in International Journals and  International textbook in Pharmacology, published by Iowa State University Press, Ames, U.S.A.Prof. Maitho has conducted important research in clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, evaluation of herbal medicines, phenylbutazone, phenytoin, pesticide residues in food and environment, Fluoride, Pyrethrins, aflatoxins, paraquat and toxicological evaluation of food.
Finally, Prof. Maitho has served as a visiting Professor and External examiner in several Universities and has experience in writing of research proposals, strategic plans, and development of curriculum.

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