Academic year 2011/2012
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1.      Ongeti KW, Ogeng’o J, Gakuu LN, Saidi H Prolapsed intervertebral disc in an African population: Kenyan experience. East African Orthopedic Journal, 2012; 6: 12-15

2.      El-Busaid H, kasha W, Hassaali J, Hassan S, Ogeng’o J, Mandela P. sternal foramina and variant xiphoid morphology in a Kenyan population. Folia Morpholo (Warsz0, 2012; 71(1): 19-22

3.      Magoma G, aidi H, Kaisah W. origin of thyroid arteries in a Kenyan population. Annals of African Surgery 2012; 9(1): 50-54

4.      Obimbo MM, Ogeng’o JS, Saidi H. Comparative regional morphometric changes in human uterine artery before and during pregnancy; The Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 13:30

5.      Nasio NA, Saidi H. Effects of delayed treatment on perforated ulcers at Kenyatta National Hospital. Annals of African Surgery 2012; 9: 37-41

6.      El-Busaid H, Saidi H, Odula P, Ogeng’o J, Ndung’u B. sex varitions in the structure of human atrioventricular annuli. Folia Morphol (Warsz) 2012; 71(1):23-7

7.      Abdihakin M, Khamala W, Hasan S, Macleod J. a randomized controlled trial of steroid injection in the management of plantar fasciitis. South African Orthopedic Journal 2012; 11(4): 33-38

8.      Nyagetuba M, Saidi H, Githaiga JW. Surveilance of injuries among Kenya rugby Union (KRU) players- season 2010. Annals of African Surgery 2012; 9(2): 88-92

9.      Ongeti KW, Saidi H, Ogeng’ JA. Unusual formation of the median nerve associated with the third head of biceps brachii. Clinical Anatomy 2012;

10.  Ongeti KW, Ogeng’o JA. Variant origin of the superior thyroid arteries in a Kenyan population. Clinical Anatomy 2012

11.  Sinkeet SR, Ogeng’o JA, Elbusaidy H, Olabu BO, Irungu MW. Variant origin of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in a black Kenyan population. Folia Morphologica 2012; 71(1): 15-18

12.  Ongeti K, Ogeng’o J. a spontenous massive pleural effusion. African Journal of Resp Medicine 2012; 81 (1): 21-22

13.  Ongeti K, Pulei A, Mandela P. periduodenal tuberculosis masquerading as annular pancreas. Annals of African Surgery 2012; 9:

14.  Pulei A, MO, Ongeti K, PK, MI, Ongeng’o J. surgical significance of brachial arterial variants in a Kenyan population. Annals of Afrcan surgery 2012; 9:

15.  Pulei A, Ongeti KW, Inyimili M, Ogeng’o JA Surgical anatomy of the profunda brachii artery. Anatomy Journal of Africa 2012; 1(1): 20-23

16.  Munguti J, Mandela P, Butt F. Referencing orbital measures for surgical and cosmetic procedures. Anatomy Journal of Africa 2012; 1(1): 40-45

17.  Wangai L, Butt F, Mandela P.  Horizontal angle of inclination of the mandibular condyle in a Kenyan population. Anatomy Journal of Africa 2012; 1(1): 46-49

18.  Ogeng’o JA, Olabu BO, Obimbo MM, Sinkeet SR, Inyimili MI. Variant termination of basilar artery in a black Kenyan population. Journal of Morphlogical Sciences 2012; 29(2): 91-93

19.  Murila F, Obimbo MM, Musoke R. Asessment of knowledge on neonatal resuscitation amongst heathcare providers in Kenya. The Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 11: 78

20.  Konings E, Ambaw Y, Dilley K, Gichangi P, Arega T, Crandall B. implications of adopting newo WHO guidelines for antiretroviral therapy initiation in Ethiopia. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2012; 90 (9): 69-63

21.  Ongeti KW, Saidi H, Ogen’o J. Non expression of androgen receptors in the carotid artery. Journal of Morphological Sciences, 2012; 29(3): 144-147

22.  Misiani M, Ongeti K, Ogeng’o J. Anomalous origin of left testicular artery from inferior polar renal artery. Anatomy Journal of Africa, 2012; Anatomy Journal of Africa; 1(1): 13-15

23.  Ongeti KW Reappraisal of the dimensions of the diaphragm sellae. Anatomy Journal of Africa

24.  Ongeti KW. Split thickness skin grafting in an immunocompromised patient at Kenyatta National Hospital

25.  Magoma G, Saidi H, Kaisha W. relation of the external laryngeal nerve to superior thyroid artery in an African population. Anatomy Journal of Africa, 2012; 1: 27-29


·         Mandela P. living the mysteries of the Holy rosary 2012; London, Xlibris Publishing Corporation


·         Ongeti K. Androgen receptor distribution in the human carotid artery


1.      Misiani M. Age related changes in the microscopic organization of the plantar fascia

2.      Poonamjeet L. Structural organization of the aortopulmonary junction

3.      Nderity S. anatomical organization of infraorbital nerve complex

4.      Waisiko Bethleen. Renal vein variations


·         Beda

·         A Pulei

·         P.Mwachaka. Structural changes in the rabbit neural retina following monocular deprivation


The following members of staff are studying for their doctorates in various fields

1.      Moses  Obimbo: structure, adrenergic innervation and distribution of estrogen receptors in uterine artery of pig (PhD Anatomy)

2.      Hassan Saidi: Insights into major trauma outcome in Nairobi, Kenya (PhD Surgery)

3.      Paul Odula Paul: A comparative morphology of the anterior abdominal wall aponeurosis of the baboon and the goat. PhD (Anatomy)

4.      Julius Ogeng’o: Anatomical risk factors for atherosclerosis in Kenyan population. (MD project)



The Nairobi Surgical Skills Center (NSSC), a state of the art training facility and a mark of excellence in public –prive partnership  was officially inaugurated in November 2012


1.      Prof. Ogeng’o left the chair position in the department to assume the MD position at UNES. Prof. Hassan Saidi took over the reigns of leadership of the department.

2.      Dr. Phillip Maseghe joined the department as a tutorial fellow pursuing his MSc in Anatomy

3.      Mrs. Leah Ndungu replaced our long serving secretary, Hydah Lumumba as secretary to the chairman

4.      Mr. Gathenji retired after servicing as technical staff for 32 years

5.      Mr. Martin Inyimili completed a degree in BSc (Biology) of the University of Nairobi.

6.      Dr. Olabu and Mr. Murunga visited Sharjah Surgical Institute in Dubai for the purpose f benchmarking NSSC service delivery with the best out there!

7.      Academic staff took their annual team biliding/planning retreat to Lake Nakuru Lodge

8.      Promotions: Dr. Odula to senior lecturer and Dr. Obimbo to Lecturer

9.      The following staff members received the listed awards at the Preclinical ball held at the Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi:

(i)     Mr. Martin Inyimili – exemplary performance in technical staff category

(ii)   Mrs. Catherine Chinga –best performer in the administrative staff support

(iii) Dr. Olabu beda –Student support

(iv)  Prof. Saidi Hassan –Linkages, student supervision and scientific publicaitons


The teaching program has been restructured to deliver core content in a 30-week academic calendar.

The department introduced the Anatomy Journal of Africa to drive anatomy research in Africa. The journal’s editor, associate editor and managing eidoti are Prof. ogengo, Prof Saidi and Dr. Ongeti


The Department has continued to receive excellent reviews in terms of its approach to learning, course organization, availability of materials, mentorship and student support and effective assessments. The public has also viewed the services at the Chiromo Funeral Services favourably.

Prof. Hassan Saidi


January, 2013.