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Kareru Patrick Gachoki

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology


Academic/Work Experience PhD (2008); MSc (1987); BSc (1981);   Senior lecturer (2009) Recipient of commendation for outstanding work as Innovator at JKUAT, 2007

Research Interest

1. Research & Development of industrial and agro-based products 2. Herbal medicines (natural products chemistry)


  • Mercy Githua, Patrick Kareru, Ahmed Hassanali, Joseph Keriko, Grace Murilla, Mary Ndungu and Gathu Nyagah (2011). Antitrypanosomal Tetratriterpenoids from Toona ciliata roots. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America, 2(7): 1042-1047

  • John K Muthee, Daniel W Gakuya, James M Mbaria, Patrick G Kareru, Charles M. Mulei J, Francis K Njonge (2011). Ethnobotanical study of anthelmintic and other medicinal plants traditionally used in Loitoktok district of Kenya, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 135: 15-21

  • 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

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