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John Kamathi Kiige

2019 to Date- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology- PhD in Horticulture

2014 to 2017 – Karatina University – Masters of Science degree in Horticulture.

2008 to 2012: Moi University – Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Science and Management (first class honours)

John Kamathi Kiige


  1. 2021; Undertaking research on ‘Evaluation of Dead-End Trap Technology for the Management of Potato Cyst Nematodes Using African Nightshade’, done under the umbrella of Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP).
  2. 2020; Attended KEPHIS meeting to discuss on strategies to mitigate interception of Kenya’s fresh produce at international market held on 26 February, 2020 at KEPHIS headquarters in Karen, Nairobi.
  3. 2019; Attended a GLOBALGAP training event at KALRO headquarters Nairobi.
  4. 2018; Published a research paper titled; ‘Biorational Preservation of Rose (Rosa hybrida L.) Cut-Flower Using Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana B.) and Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) Extracts’. Doi:10.18052/
  5. 2017; Published a research paper titled: “Efficacy of thyme extracts in preservation of rose cut flower”
  6. 2017; Published a research paper titled: “Efficacy of petroleum oil in the control of powdery mildew in garden peas”. 


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