Catherine Makandi, Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Science Complex, Basement Floor, Main Campus

“The world is fast moving towards a knowledge economy, with Kenya’s vision 2030 anchored towards its achievement. The School of Science and Technology is here to equip you with 21st century skills that will enable you to become globally competitive”


Catherine Makandi is a lecturer in the department of Medical Laboratory Sciences – a fundamental organ of the KeMU School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has over 15 years of teaching experience in higher education, and has spent quite a substantial length of her teaching career on teaching Clinical Chemistry.

Professionally, she is a KMLTTB certified laboratory technologist with broad expertise in clinical laboratory testing and has practiced in this area for at least 5 years.

She understands that successful students become successful adults. She is so efficient in her job.  Because of her skills, Catherine can produce productive results.

She maintains regularly-scheduled office hours to advise and assist students. She is also available via email and phone outside of office hours.

She is interested in teaching, research and community affairs.


  • MSC, Medical Laboratory Sciences (clinical chemistry option), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya
  • BSc, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya


  • Catherine, M.M., Waithaka, K., Michael, K., Joseph, M.(2016) Effects of Catha edulis on kidney and liver function among chewing adults in Meru County, Kenya,East Africa Medical Journal, 2016, 93 (7):261 - 265
  • Catherine, M.M., Waithaka, K., Michael, K., Joseph, M. (2017) Effects of red and pale green variety of Catha edulis on liver and kidney of human consumers in Meru county, Kenya Int. J. Adv. Multidiscip. Res. (2017), 4(2):33- 40

Research Interests

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Blood transfusion
  • Laboratory management
  • Haematology


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