Dr. Mirende M. Kichuki

Dr. Mirende M. Kichuki 


Senior Lecturer: Theriogenology

Telephone: +255 260 3511-4 ext. 4534

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Block B CVMBS; Room 103



Dr. Mirende M. Kichuki graduated from Sokoine University of Agriculture in 1999. He joined the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology as an Assistant Lecturer in 2005 and rising through the ranks to become a Senior Lecturer in 2012. He obtained his PhD in 2018. Dr. Kichuki lectures in Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Areas of Interest:

Animal Reproductive Biotechnology; Infectious Diseases.


Journal Articles

1.  Linda Peniel Salekwa, Philemon Nyangi Wambura, Mirende Kichuki Matiko and Douglass M. Watts (2019): Circulation of Rift Valley Fever virus antibody in cattle during the inter-epizootic/epidemic in selected regions of Tanzania. Am.J. Hyg; 00(0), 2019, pp 1-8: doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0798.

2.   Nyundo, S., Adamson, E., Rowland, J., Palermo, P.M., Matiko, M., Bettinger, G.E. et al., 2019, ‘Safety and immunogenicity of Rift Valley fever MP-12 and arMP-12ΔNSm21/384 vaccine candidates in goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) from Tanzania’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 86(1), a1683. https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v86i1.1683

3.   Matiko MK, Salekwa LP, Kasanga CJ, Kimera SI, Evander M, Nyangi WP (2018): Serological evidence of inter-epizootic/interepidemic circulation of Rift Valley fever virus in domestic cattle in Kyela and Morogoro, Tanzania. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(11): e0006931.

4.   L.S. Mulungu, V. Ngowo, M.E. Mdangi, A.J.J. Magadula, M. Kapingu, E. Mbukwa, C.A. Mgina, M.W. Mwatawala, M. Kichuki, A.S. Mwakalobo9 and G.F. Mgode: Effectiveness of the Domestic Cat (Felis silvestris catus) Urine Extracts Odour against Commensal Rodents: Huria Journal Volume 24, Number 2, July 2017.

5.   L.S Mulungu, C.A Sabuni, V. Ngowo, M.E. Mdangi, AJ.J. Magadula, M.Kapinga, E.Mbukwa, A.Magina, Mwatawala, M.W, Kichuki, M, Mwakalobo, A.S, G.F. Mgode (2016): Domestic Cat (Felis silvestris catus) Urine Odour as a Potential Rodent Management Strategy: Huria Journal Volume 22, August 2016.

6.   E.K. Batamuzi, ED Karimuribo, RM Wambura, EN Kimbita, RS Silayo, MK Matiko, K Rich, DG Mpanduji, LB Massawe, D Sendalo, ADB Mwakalobo, FOK Mgongo and K Mutabazi, Tanzania Veterinary Journal, Vol 28 (1): 39-50, 2013- Available at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/tvj

7.  R.M.Wambura, EK Batamuzi, ED Karimuribo, EN Kimbita, FOK Mgongo, DG Mpanduji, RS Silayo, MK Matiko, KarlRich, D Sendalo, ADB Mwakalobo and LB Massawe: Formation of milk and beef value chain innovation platforms: Experiences from Kilosa nad Gairo Districts, Tanzania. Uongozi Journal, Vol 23 (2), 2012.

8.   E.D. Karimuribo, Kimbita,EN; Silayo, RS; Batamuzi, EK; Matiko, MK; Rich, K; Mpanduji, DG; Wambura, RM; Massawe, LB; Sendalo, D; Mwakalobo, ADB and Mgongo, FOK: Animal health constraints perceived to be important in Kilosa district: implication on disease control and prevention.: Tanzania Veterinary Journal, Vol 28 (2), 2013.

9.   E D Karimuribo, P L Gallet, N H Ng'umbi, M K Matiko1, L B Massawe, D G Mpanduji1 and E K Batamuzi: Status and factors affecting milk quality along the milk value chain: a case of Kilosa district, Tanzania. Livestock Research for Rural Development 27 (3) 2015

10.  F. O.K. Mgongo, M K Matiko, E K Batamuzi, R M Wambura, E D Karimuribo, D G Mpanduji, L B Massawe, R S Silayo, E Kimbita and H Kiwia: Pastoral indigenous breeding practices and their impact on cattle reproduction performance: the case of Kilosa and Gairo Districts. Livestock Research for Rural Development 26(4), 2014.

11.  M.K. Matiko, N.L. Kanuya, A. Waldmann, E. Ropstad and O. Reksen (2007): Environmental constraints on post-partum ovarian activity in Tanzanian Zebu cows. Theriogenology

12.  N.L. Kanuya, Matiko M.K, Kessy B.M, Mgongo F.O, Ropstad E and Reksen O. (2006). A study on reproductive performance and related factors of zebu cows in pastoral herds in a semi-arid area of Tanzania. Theriogenology: 65 (9) 1859-74

13.  N. L. Kanuya, M. K. Matiko, R. Nkya, S. B. P. Bittegeko, M. N. Mgasa, O. Reksen and E. Ropstad (2006). Seasonal changes in nutritional status and reproductive performance of Zebu cows kept under a traditional agro-pastoral system in Tanzania. Tropical Animal Health and production: 38 (6) 511-519