• Publications
  • Influence
The phlebotomine sandfly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae) of Kenya.
This review is a compilation of the currently known distribution of phlebotomine sandflies in the parts of Kenya that have been studied, from the time sandflies were first reported in the country. Expand
Effects of long-lasting insecticidal nets and zooprophylaxis on mosquito feeding behaviour and density in Mwea, central Kenya.
It is demonstrated that there were additive effects of zooprophylaxis and LLINs in the control of mosquito density and reduction of human risk to the mosquito bites and the ratios of man biting rates decreased significantly. Expand
Phlebotomus (Larroussius) orientalis (Diptera: Psychodidae) as a probable secondary vector of visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya.
The study investigated Phlebotomus orientalis possible role in the transmission of kalaazar in an endemic area where P. martini, the known vector of the disease in other parts of Kenya was seemingly absent but transmission has been going on. Expand
Combination and monotherapy of Leishmania major infection in BALB/c mice using plant extracts and herbicides.
The results of this study demonstrate that combination therapy using alternative administration of saponin, acriflavine, trifluralin and plumbagin is effective in treating L. major infection in mice. Expand
Sandfly-saliva injected during repeated feeding on a sensitized hamster causes fecundity and mortality to female Phlebotomus duboscqi (Diptera: Psychodidae).
Syrian hamsters have been shown to develop anti-sandfly saliva antibodies when they were used repeatedly to feed a colony of Phlebotomos duboscqi Neveu-Lemaire, the vector for L. major Yarkimoff & Schokhor in Kenya which helped to establish the sylvatic cycle of the parasite. Expand
Discovery of Phlebotomus Species of Sand Flies in Mwea Irrigation Scheme, Kirinyaga County, Kenya: A Possible Leishmaniases focus.
Background and objectives: During our study that was evaluating control of mosquito and sand fly vectors of Mwea Irrigation Scheme, Kirinyaga County, Kenya, we came across a number of phlebotomineExpand
Effects of Metarhizium anisopliae on sand fly populations in their natural habitats in Marigat sub-County, Baringo County, Kenya
1 Daystar University; 2 Kenya Medical Research Institute; 3 Kenya Medical Training College; 4 International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology Nairobi; 5 University of Nairobi; 6 SouthExpand
Evaluation of a 'push-pill' strategy for the control of mosquito vectors using long lasting treated bed nets (OlysetTM) and zoo-prophylaxis in Mwea Division, Central Province, Kenya
xii CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1 1.1 Background 1 1.2 Statement of the problem 3 1.3 Justification 4 1.4 Research questions 5 1.5 Null hypotheses 5 1.6 Objectives 6 1.6.1 General objective 6 1.6.2Expand