Project 1: Legume Breeding – Students

PhD students

Mary Esther Muyoka Toili

Mary Esther Muyoka Toili is a part-time lecturer at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT, Kenya). She holds a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from the Institute of Biotechnology Research (IBR, JKUAT) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from Kenyatta University (Kenya). Her research interests revolve around the use of molecular biology tools in the dynamic agricultural world to promote sustainable development, with a strong bias in achieving food security in sub-saharan Africa.

 

Samuel Wahome

Samuel Wahome is a plant breeder with a Master of Science degree in plant breeding, and a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture (Crop science) both from the University of Nairobi. His research interest is in breeding common bean for cookability, nutrition and yield.

 

 

 

MSc students

Nelson Ndumba Maitima

Ndumba Nelson holds a BSc in Biomedical Science and Technology from Egerton University. He is a beneficiary of the LCEFoNS Project and he is currently working on “Molecular Characterization of Common Bean Cooking Defects with Focus on Improving Breeding Beans with Desirable Traits.

 
 
 
 
Laureen Gatwiri Muriki
 
Muriki Laureen graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology. She’s currently a beneficiary of the LCEFoNS project, pursuing her Master’s degree in Plant Breeding. Her research study is on “Effects of Environment and Planting Time on The Cooking Time of selected Common Beans in Kenya
 
 
 
 
Lloyd Otieno

Lloyd Otieno is currently an MSc beneficiary of the LCEFoNS programme at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Lloyd is pursuing plant breeding, he is working on “Genetic Analysis of the Raffinose Family Oligosaccharides Which Cause Low Flatulence in Common Bean.”