Prof. Thiong’o George Thuku

Prof. Thiong'o G T

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Designation: Professor
Specialization: Organic Chemistry


PhD  (1999); MSc.  (1988); B.Ed. Science (1980)

Full Professor (2010); Associate Professor (2004); Senior Lecturer (1997); Lecturer JKUAT (1991); Lecturer KU (1990); Tutorial Fellow KU(1988); Graduate Assistant KU (1982); High school Teacher (1980); Honoured by ‘Who is Who in Science and Engineering in the World, 2001’


  • Member, Kenya Chemical Society (KCS)
  •  Member, Natural Products Research Network of Eastern and Central Africa (NAPRECA)


  • Biofuels and their use in power generation
  • Water quality and the environment
  • Analysis of pharmaceuticals


Karanja B.K., Inoti, I.K., Thiong’o G.T., and Keriko J.M., (2012) A Method of converting low density polyethylene into useful product, International Journal of applied environmental sciences (193-203)

Karanja B.K., Inoti, I.K., Thiong’o G.T., and Keriko J.M., (2011) a method of converting low densiry polystyurene into a waterproof paint. Journal of environmental issues 48-55

Keno D Kowanga, E Gatebe, G T Thiong’o and P Kareru (2012). Biosorption of Cu(II) and Pb(II) using Maerua subcordata root tubers. Tanzania Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (TaJONAS), ISSN 1821-7249, pp 409-415

Chhabra, S.C, Thorwa C.L, Thiongo G.T, Akeng’a T.R.A, Wambua, P, Ndunda, B. and Onyango, I.O; Phytochemical and Biological studies of Genus croton for the development of Agrochemical and Pharmaceutical products, J. Kenya Chem. Soc.4 (2007) 33- 46.

Ochola, J.B, Lwande W, Thiongo G.T, T Rogo, L. Hermann, R, Schepers, E, Bagine, R, Munga, P and Ndiege, I; Identification of insect-selective and mammal – selective toxins for, Parabuthus leiosoma venom, Toxicon 50 (2007) 449-456

R. Bhushan & G. Thuku Thiong’o:  Separation and Identification of some Cephalosporins on Normal Phase TLC Plates Impregnated with some Transition metal Ions and on Reversed Phase TLC”, Biomed. Chromatogr. 169 (2002)165-174).

R. Bhushan & G Thuku Thiong’o:   “Enantiometric Separation of Dansyl-DL-Amino Acids using Macrocyclic Impregnated Normal Phase Thin-layer Chromatography” J.  Planar Chromatogr.-Mod.TLC, 13(2000) 33-36.

R. Bhushan, J Martens & G Thuku Thiong’o:  Direct TLC Enatioresolution of  some Basic DL-Amino Acids using pharmaceutical Industry Waste as Chiral Impregnating Agent”’ J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal 21(2000) 1143-1147.

R. Bhushan & G Thuku Thiong’o:  “Direst Enantiometric Resolution of some 2-Arlypropionic Acids using (-)–Brucine impregnated Thin-layer Chromatography”, Biomed.  Chromatogr., 13(1999) 276-278.

R. Bhushan & G Thuku Thiong’o:  “Direct Enantionseparation of some  b-Adrenergic Blocking Agents using Impregnated Thin-Layer Chromatography”.J  Chromatogr. B., 708 (1998) 330-334.


Kioni P.N and Thiong’o G.T: 1st National Jatropha conference 26th – 28th July 2006 (ICRAF, Nairobi, Towards Bio-diesel production in Kenya.

Nyakundi, A-P, Keriko, JM, Inoti, I.K, and Thiong’o, G.T, Impacts of land use Around Olkalia Geothermal Stations, Proceedings of 2005, Scientific, Technological and Industrialization conference, JKUAT, Nairobi, Kenya.  (2005) 309-316

S.C. Chhabra, C.L Thoruwa, G.T Thiong’o, T.O Akeng’a, P. Wambua, B.,  Ndunda and I.O Onyango:  “Phytochemical and Biological studies of the Genus Croton for the development of Agrochemical and Pharmaceutical Products, Kenya  Agricultural Research Institute (KARI National Conference December 2003, Nairobi.

Kenji G., Mungai G., Kareru P., Thiong’o G., Keriko J and Gachanja A: Traditional Medicinal and Healing Methods among Embu and Kamba People of Kenya.  AICAD Research on Mini-Review Vol. 27 2004.

A Gachanja, P. Kareru, G.T Thiong’o, J. Keriko and K. Wanjau:  “Traditional Methods of preparation of Soaps using plant Oils” ICOB – 4 & ISCNP – $24 IUPAC International Conference on Biodiversity and Natural Products: Chemistry and Medical Applications 26-31 January 2004, New Delhi (India).


Kareru P.G., Thiong’o G.T., & Wanyika H. (2005) “Angeles” Neem Hand and Body Cream registered with Kenya Industrial Property institute (KIPI).

Kareru P.G., & Thiong’o G.T., ‘Aloneem’ Soap registered (KIPI) PA No.5822.

Kareru P.G., Thiong’o G.T & Gachanja A.N. “Aloonem” Hand and Body Cream (2005) KIPI.  PA No.5823.