Effect of Farmyard manure on soil surface sealing and crusting of disturbed topsoils - a case study of West Pokot, Kenya

The effects of two farmyard manure application rates (5 and 10 t ha-1) on infiltration, runoff, soil loss and soil crust strength of four disturbed topsoil samples from luvisols (FAD/UNESCO, 1974 classification) were investigated under laboratory conditions for 60 days. The experiment was conducted in three experimental phases of 20 days each. The four topsoil samples were packed in soil trays and subjected to simulated rainfall of a constant intensity of 360 mm h-1 for three minutes on four consecutive days.

Participatory epidemiology of common diseases with special reference to cryptosporidiosis in dairy calves and children attending health facilities in Malindi district, coast province, kenya

Cryptosporidium is an important parasite that causes a potentially life-threatening disease in immunocomprornised individuals worldwide. The disease also contributes significantly to morbidity among calves and children in developing countries. Diagnosis of infection with this parasite was previously based on identification of acid-fast oocysts in stool; however, of late immunoassay techniques and peR-based assays have been used to increase the sensitivity of detection. The organism is a major public health concern as its oocysts are resistant not only to common antiseptics.

The Lake Victoria water hyacinth: its Implications for international environmental Conflicts (IECS) management and regional Relations in East Africa

The study investigates the real and potential conflicts generated by the Lake Victoria water hyacinth, and their implications for international environmental conflict management including the regional and international relations of the three East African countries. The study reaches the following conclusions: Firstly, although the water hyacinth generated conflicts are latent or convert and may only be evident in a given context, the problem must be tackled from a regional perspective.

Case Records And Commentaries.

Kenyatta National Hospital, formerly King George vi Hospital, was initially built to cater for the colonial military personnel and the indigenous people during the colonial period. It stands now as an integrated body and runs as a parastatal institution. It was found necessary to split it from its parent Ministry of Health in an attempt to improve the running of the Hospital.

“Home” Near Home: Somali migrants to Kenya, 1991-2013

The purpose of this study is to examine the issues associated with the increased Somali migrations to Nairobi. Since the 1990s, following the fall of Siyad Barre, Somalia has never known peace. Consequently, the country became a source of refugees to many countries of the world. Kenya became a home to many of the fleeing Somalis. Many Somali refugees in Europe and America and elsewhere in the world go to Kenya even after they have become residents or naturalized citizens of the host countries.

Planning for water transport on Lake Victoria

In an effort to exploit extensively the available resources and in order to provide access and consequently enhance the economic development of rural areas, the Kenyan Government has put as a priority, among others, the development and improvement of transportation facilities throughout the nation, since this in some parts has thwarted the development of certain regions. The theme of this particular study is an the improvement. of a transport system. The study has examined extensively the Water Transport on Lake Victoria within the Kenyan territory.

Planning for novel ways of solid waste management in secondary town in Kenya, case study-Kiambu town

Solid Waste Management is one of the challenges facing human settlements, and indeed when well managed, it can ensure that various problems associated with poor solid waste management such as land and water pollution, blocking of access ways, reduced aesthetics of the environment, health related problems and loss of revenue among others are eliminated. Good solid waste management entails involvement of all actors right from the waste generation stage up to the waste disposal stage.

Changing patterns in foreign investments in Kenya and their impact on HR policies: case studies of China and Britain

Most countries continue to strive in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). This is because of FDIs acknowledged benefits as tools of economic growth and development. Africa and particularly Kenya has joined other countries in seeking FDI as shown by the formation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). NEPAD has been the centre of attraction of foreign investment to Africa. The major FDI investors in Kenya have for many years been Britain, United States of America, and other Western and European nations.

Assessment of recovery and recycling of CFCs used in refrigeration industry in Kenya

Ozone depletion and its after effects on the life on earth have become a matter of global concern. In 1987, at Montreal in Canada, the international community came together for taking the necessary steps to stop further damage to the stratospheric ozone layer. The man-made Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were among the Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) that were to be controlled. In the Montreal Protocol (1987) the world adopted a programme of heavy cuts in the use of CFCs. It was agreed that production (not consumption) of CFCs is to be finally phased out by the year 2000.

Soil water movement retention and release properties of selected soils of Kenya

The study evaluated the Soil Moisture. Retention, Release and Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity, (Water Movement), in 6 Kenyan soils that included: 1 Andosol, 1 LuvisoljAcrisol, 1 Arenosol, 2 Nitosols and 1 Vertisol. Further investigations were carried out to establish the relationship between the three parameters and the selected soil characteristics.


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