Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
Department of Animal Sciences
FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
2016 to date: Lecturer
2011-2016: Assistant Lecturer
1st Oct., 2019 to date: Director, Research, Extension and Publications, Chuka University
13th May 2019 to 2nd Sep., 2019: Acting COD, Department of Animal Sciences, Chuka University
1st December, 2017 to 1st Oct., 2019: Faculty Representative in the Senate, Chuka University
7th Nov., 2011 to 1st Sep., 2012: Faculty Representative, Undergraduate School, Chuka University
2011 – 2013: Examinations Officer, Department of Animal Sciences – Chuka University
5th March, 2009 – 7th Dec., 2010: Lecturer II – Ministry of Livestock Development
27th July to 31st Aug., 2009: Senior Supervisor – Kenya National Census
Nov, 2003 to Sep., 2005: Private Field Artificial Inseminator
2017: Ph.D. in Animal Breeding, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
2016: Certificate in Statistics for the Life Sciences, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences
2016: Certificate, Essentials of Scientific Writing 7 Presentation, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences
2014: Certificate in Introduction to Theory and Implementation of Genomic Selection, Wageningen Institute
2013: Certificate in Tropical Farming Systems with Livestock, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences
2010: M.Sc. in Animal Production (Breeding option), Egerton University, Kenya
2004: B.Sc. in Animal Production, Egerton University, Kenya
2003: Certificate in Artificial Insemination, AHITI – Kabete, Kenya
7th Dec., 2010 to 16th Dec., 2013: Assistant lecturer, Chuka University
17th Dec., 2013 to date: Lecturer, Chuka University
1. C.M. Kariuki, E.D. Ilatsia, I.S. Kosgey, A.K. Kahi. 2010. Direct and maternal (co)variance components, genetic parameters and annual trends for growth traits of Dorper sheep in semi-arid Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 42: 473-481.
2. C.M. Kariuki, E.D. Ilatsia, C.B. Wasike, I.S. Kosgey, A.K. Kahi. 2010. Genetic evaluation of growth of Dorper sheep in semi-arid Kenya using random regression models. Small Ruminant Research 93:126-134.
3. C.M. Kariuki, H. Komen, A.K. Kahi, J.A.M. van Arendonk. 2014. Optimizing the design of small-sized nucleus breeding programs for dairy cattle with minimal performance recording. Journal of Dairy Science 97: 7863-7974.
4. C.M. Kariuki, E.W. Brascamp, H. Komen, A.K. Kahi, J.A.M. van Arendonk. 2017. Economic evaluation of progeny-testing and genomic selection schemes for small-sized nucleus dairy cattle breeding programs in developing countries. Journal of Dairy Science 100: 2258-2268.
5. C.M. Kariuki, J.A.M. van Arendonk, A.K. Kahi, H. Komen. 2017. Multiple criteria decision-making process to derive consensus desired genetic gains for a dairy cattle breeding objective for diverse production systems. Journal of Dairy Science 100: 4671-4682.
6. C.M. Kariuki, J.A.M. van Arendonk, A.K. Kahi, H. Komen. 2019. Deterministic simulations to determine the impacts of economic and non-economic breeding objectives on sustainable intensification of developing smallholder dairy farms. Livestock Science 226: 7-12.
KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2012-2016 NICHE/KEN/147. Build capacity to deliver competent graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain – Capacity for competitiveness in the dairy value chain in Kenya (C4C-DVC).
Economics of smallholder production systems; Definition of breeding objectives
Design of customized small-sized breeding programs