School of Agriculture and Veterinary Science

CONTACT ADDRESS: South Eastern Kenya University , P.O Box 170-90200, Kitui, Kenya
CONTACT TELEPHONE: +254-722 448 952, +254-734 668 826
E-MAIL: tituskanui@rocketmail.com

Academic Career

  • 2010 to date Professor of Animal Science, School of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, South Eastern Kenya University.
  • 1992 – 2009- Associate Professor, Department of Vet. Anatomy and Physiology, University of Nairobi
  • 1988 -1992-Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Physiology, University of Nairobi
  • 1984 – 1988 –Lecturer, Department of Animal Physiology, University of Nairobi.
  • 1978 – 1984 -Tutorial Fellow, Department of Animal Physiology, University of Nairobi

Current Research Interests

  • Validation of the use of plants in the management of various disease in animals and humans.
  • Conservation of plant biodiversity in threatened ecosystems.
  • Determining bioactivity potential of extracts of plants used in traditional medicines (Human ethnomedicine and ethnoveterinary).

Selected Publications

  1. Kanui, T. I. Multipurpose trees, shrubs and herbs used in pain management in Eastern Kenya: Income generation, sustainability and environmental challenges. In: The Principle of Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary View. Proceedings of The 1st Regional DAAD Scholars Conference 30th November – 1st December (2006) 72 – 76.
  2. Bisiker, L. J, Jenkins R., Kanui T. I., Musembi, C. Pain and its management in a traditional rural community in the Eastern Province of Kenya. J. of Pain Management. (2010) Vol. 3(1):1-10.
  3. Dahlin, J.,Kanui, T.I., Wambugu,S. N., Abelson, K. S. P. The suspended formalin test: A method designed for studying formalin –inducedbehaviour in the Speke’s Hingeback tortoise (KinixysSpeckii). Scand. J. Lab. Anim. Sci. in press.
  4. Kaingu, C.K., Oduma, J.A., and Kanui, T. I. Practices of Traditional Birth Attendants in Machakos District, Kenya, Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2010),doi:10.1016/j.jep.2011.05.044
  5. Githinji, C. G., Mbugua P.M, Kanui, T. I. and Kariuki, D. K. Antinociceptive effects of Stigmasterol and 9-hexacosene isolated from Mondia whytei (Hook.f.) root extracts. Journal of Phytopharmacology accepted for publication.2011
  6. Stanley N. Wambugu, Peter M. Mathiu, Daniel W. Gakuya, Titus I. Kanui, John D. Kabasa, Stephen G. Kiama. Medicinal plants used in the management of chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties, Kenya . Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 137, Issue 2, 2 September 2011, Pages 945-955
  7. Waweru, P. M., C. G., Mbugua P.M, Kanui, T. I. and Kariuki, D. K. The antinociceptive activity of ethanolic extract of Ocimum Kilimandscharicum ex Gorke and Ocimum Kenyense Ayob ex Paton- Leaves. International Journal of PhytoPharmacology. 2011.
  8. Peter W. Mwangi, Stanley Wambugu, David K. Kariuki, Paul M. Mbugua1, Titus I. Kanui. Antinociceptive activities ofthe ethanolic extracts ofOcimum Kilimandischaricum Baker Ex Gurke and Ocimum Kenyense AYOB. Ex A.J. PATON Leaves.International Journal of Phytopharmacology. 3(1), 2012, 1-4.

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