Factors influencing livestock marketing in Central Division. A case study of Isiolo County, Kenya

In Kenya, it is estimated that over 70% of the land is Arid and Semi Arid (ASAL). This large chunk of land is occupied by the pastoralists who carry out Livestock keeping as a source of their Livelihood. The ASALs host about 70 national livestock herd with an annual slaughter of about 1.6 million tropical livestock units, which is equivalent to about 14 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Indeed, pastoralist supports 30 percent of Kenya's population.

Socio-cultural and economic risk factors for human Brucellosis in Lolgorian Division, TransMara District

Human brucellosis is a severely debilitating disease that requires prolonged treatment
resulting in considerable medical expenses and loss of income due to loss of working hours.
This study was designed to investigate the socio-cultural and economic risk factors for
contracting human brucellosis in Lolgorian division of TransMara district.
The overall objective of the study was to investigate the socio-cultural and economic
factors that contribute to the risk of contracting human brucellosis. Emphasis was put on

Factors influencing livestock marketing in Marsabit region:a case of Merille livestock market

The Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC) is mandated to address marketing issues of livestock in Kenya. However, it is weak and does not receive adequate budget for its operations.

The Initial and Aftermarket Performance of Ipos: Evidence From the Nairobi Stock Exchange

An initial public offering (IPO) occurs when a security is sold to the general public for the first time, with the expectation that a liquid market will develop. Most companies start out by raising equity capital from a small number of investors, w ith no liquid market existing if these investors wish to sell their stock. The performance of IPOs, is therefore important to attract the investors to the market. The initial under-pricing of IPOs is a common phenomenon in every stock market, with the amount of under-pricing, and reasons for under-pricing differing from one market to another.

Aquatic biodiversity of Lake Victoria Basin.

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa, with the largest freshwater fishery in the world. There are nine main affluent river basins (Sio, Nzoia, Yala, Nyando, Sondu-Miriu, Awach, Kuja, Mara, and Kagera), and one surface outlet, the River Nile. The basin has extensive wetlands and small water bodies, which have (or had) a hydrological connection with Lake Victoria and therefore constitute potential “refugia” for biotic and genetic diversity from the main lake. The biological diversity in these waters is known to be exceptional both in number of species and in their endemism.

Management of Dental Waste by Practitioners in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dental wastes are material that has been utilized in dental clinics, which are no longer wanted for use and therefore discarded. Improper disposal of these dental wastes can cause harm to the dentist, the people in immediate vicinity of the dentist, waste handlers and general public and the environment through production of toxins or as by products of the destruction process. This study aims to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practice on management of dental wastes among dental practitioners in Nairobi, Kenya.

Risk and return of investments held by insurance companies in kenya

The objective of this study was to establish the risk and return of investments held by insurance companies in Kenya. The study also aimed to establish whether there are differences in the return across companies for investments on similar assets. It also aimed to establish whether there exists a correlation between risk and return. In order to achieve these objectives, a study was carried out on the investments of 10 insurance companies for the period 1st January 1997 to 31st December 2001.

The effects of initial public offering on the financial performance of companies listed at the Nairobi securities exchange

This research investigates the change in performance of firms in Kenya as they make the transition from private to public ownership through initial public offerings (IPOs). The study compares the performance of the firms before and after going public. The performance of firms from previous study has shown a decline on the post- issue operating performance. This study confirms that the same still holds in Kenya. The study examined 6 Kenyan IPOs issued on the NSE from 2002-2012.

Endocrine regulation of reproduction in Tilapia

Tilapia, the dithiocarbamoylhydrazine derivative Methallibure (I. C. I. 33828), added as a suspension in 6 daily doses of 1 mg/liter of aquarium water each week, effectively suppresses gonadotrophin production after 5 weeks, leading to the disappearance of all spermatocytes and spermatids. Using this compound, it has been possible to demonstrate stimulatory effects of both Tilapia pituitary extracts as well as HCG at relatively low doses in the male Tilapia. While testosterone propionate can (in very high doses) induce spermiation, it has no demonstrable spermatokinetic effects.

Determinants of profitability in the banking industry in Kenya: a case of commercial banks listed on Nairobi stock exchange

Across the globe, the banking industry today enjoys a number of advantages compared to past years that would appear to contribute to their ability to generate profits. The importance of bank profitability can be appraised at the micro and macro levels of the economy. At the micro level, profit is the essential prerequisite of a competitive banking institution and the cheapest source of funds. It is not merely a result, but also a necessity for successful banking in a period of growing competition on financial markets.


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