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    • The Contents and discontents of devolution: measuring the "devolution performance" of the counties of Kenya 

      Sperling, David (Strathmore University, 2018-05-23)
      The session addresses various aspects related to devolution in Kenya, giving examples of the substantive issues involved, in contrast to many superficial assessments that tend to appear in the media. After distinguishing ...
    • Decentralized energy solutions for East Africa and the role of research - Energy efficiency potential in the Kenyan tea processing sector 

      Izael, Da Silva; Karisa, Robert; Ronoh, Geoffrey; (Strathmore University, 2018-07-18)
      Tea is one of the largest contributors to the Kenyan economy, accounting for over 20% of the country’s export revenue, and yet over 60% is grown by small scale holders. Although the country is among the top global tea ...
    • Digitising academic certificates using blockchain to curb fraud: the case of a Kenyan university 

      Otolo, Richard; Maingi, Eunice (Strathmore University, 2018-10-03)
      The prevalence of fake academic certificates in the country is worrying. This has come to light in the media during the vetting process during the recruitment of candidates for key public sector positions. The fraudulent ...
    • Customary law marriages in Kenya – current legal status and evaluation of value system entailed 

      Dr Wathuta, Jane; Deche, Fadhili (Strathmore University, 2019)
      This paper seeks to highlight the broad distinguishing features of certain types of customary marriages in Kenya. It outlines their current legal status, and identifies and evaluates the value system they entail. These ...
    • Domain engineering for weather information services 

      Tuheirwe-Mukasa, Doreen (Strathmore University, 2019-01-23)
      Weather is one of the key factors that affect the livelihood of people everywhere and in the various socio-economic sectors. Accessibility to reliable weather information is therefore vital for decision-making. A domain ...
    • Concealed firearm detection on video surveillance using skeletal tracking and computer vision techniques 

      Muchiri, Henry (Strathmore University, 2019-01-30)
      Crimes involving the use of illegal firearms have been on the rise worldwide. These illegal firearms are carried in a concealed manner under a person’s clothing and specifically on the hip area for easy access. To counter ...
    • Developing the challenge-based learning programme 

      Kimutai, Andrew (Strathmore University -, 2019-02-06)
      The IT industry is a progressively evolving sector. Companies have to constantly innovate to keep their technologies up-to-date. This is hampered by a shortage of skilled personnel due to the slow uptake of ever-evolving ...
    • Energy-efficient resource utilization algorithms in cloud data-centre servers 

      Kenga, Derdus (Strathmore University, 2019-02-13)
      The use of cloud computing has increased exponentially in recent years to satisfy computing needs in both big and small organisations. However, cloud data-centres consume enormous amounts of energy. This raises their ...
    • Promoting women ICT start-ups to accelerate women’s economic empowerment: a case of Strathmore University’s @iBizAfrica 

      Weru, Tracy (Strathmore University, 2019-02-20)
      For a very long time, the technology sector has been considered a male-dominated field. It is only in recent times that women have gained recognition as formidable players in this field. Recognising this, technology companies ...
    • Mining fuzzy-temporal gradual patterns 

      Owuor, Dickson (Strathmore University, 2019-02-27)
      Gradual patterns allow for retrieval of the correlations between attributes through rules such as “the more the exercise, the less the stress.” However, it may be the case that there is a lag between changes in some ...
    • Evaluating the need for coal in Kenya's electricity generation mix 

      Odera, Sarah (Strathmore University, 2019-03-13)
      In this paper, we will compare three government-led electricity generation capacity expansion plans for Kenya, highlighting the ramifications of assumptions made in the energy planning processes to energy planning conclusions ...
    • Institutional balance in the East African Community 

      Ouma, Partricia (Strathmore University, 2019-03-20)
      The East African Community faces several challenges, including poor governance, an inadequate legal and institutional framework, and poor public participation. A major cause of this predicament are institutional imbalances, ...
    • Modelling the dynamics of e-health systems assimilation by healthcare providers in Kenya 

      Shabaya, Patrick (Strathmore University, 2019-03-27)
      Research has linked the increase in the implementation and assimilation of e-Health systems by healthcare providers to the provision of high-quality and cost-effective healthcare services. However, the technology assimilation ...
    • Business process management curriculum development with the design science research methodology 

      Wamicha, Elizabeth (Strathmore University, 2019-04-09)
      The immense economic growth that Kenya has experienced in recent times has made it necessary for organisations in the country to institute well-defined business processes by developing business process management (BPM) ...
    • Bank risk and deposit insurance 

      Madigu, Godfrey (Strathmore University, 2019-04-16)
      The increased number of bank failures in recent years has emphasized the need to assess bank risk. The prediction of these bank failures through the development of an effective early warning system can allow for sufficient ...
    • City for rent 

      Wanza - Kipkemoi, Mary; Kimundi, Gillian (Strathmore University, 2019-04-23)
      The housing market in Nairobi is characterised by a mosaic of players and housing typologies determined by varying levels of access to land and affordability. The legacy of colonial segregation since the establishment of ...
    • Preparing for long-term EU-AU partnership in renewable energy 

      Wacera Wambugu, Anne (Strathmore University, 2019-05-14)
      The relevance of energy in global development is well articulated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 7 is fully dedicated to energy. The Sustainable Energy for ...
    • Security monitoring of IoT communication 

      Malombe, Victor (Strathmore University, 2019-05-21)
      Internet of Things is a communication platform that interconnects different types of home devices (home IoT networks) or industrial devices (industrial IoT networks). These devices usually lack sufficient protection against ...
    • Achieving universal electrification in Africa 

      Davies, Gabriel (Strathmore University, 2019-05-29)
      Universal rural electrification is a worthwhile target, but requires subsidy. This is because rural electrification targets remote, spread-out customers, which raises connection costs. The lower incomes of rural populations ...
    • Creating Africa’s Utilities of the Future 

      Dr. Shirley, Rebekah (Strathmore University, 2019-06-11)
      Power utilities in most African countries face critical challenges in delivering universal, affordable, reliable energy service to their customers. The sector remains poorly researched, with limited data available for ...