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Epidemic Potential for Malaria in Epidemiological Zones in Kenya
(University of Nairobi, 2012)
Malaria is a vector-borne disease which annually results in over one million deaths and five hundred million clinical episodes, most of which occur in sub-Sahara Africa. Since the disease is influenced by climate factors, ...
Using Markov Chains to Estimate the Cost Effect of Free Primary Education in Kenya
In the year 2003 the Kenyan government changed its education policy from cost sharing to free and compulsory primary education. As a result there was an influx of pupils into public primary schools. This policy therefore ...
Time-series modeling of returns from the NSE 20-share index: An empirical study of the impact of political climate on market volatility
A time series analysis of the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) 20-Share index from January 1998 to March 2007 is provided. A comparison of the daily rates of return and volatilities for periods immediately preceding and following ...
Induction of Decision Trees
(University of Nairobi, 2003)
Catchment ecosystems and downstream water: The value of water resources in the Pangani Basin, Tanzania
As water resources become increasingly scarce in Africa, the need for the use of economics to aid in decision-making and management becomes apparent. Global experience shows that economic approaches may achieve the best ...
Duality, Forecasting and Selection of Autoregressive Moving Average Models
(University of Nairobi., 2002)
Based on both duality in time between time series processes and lag transformation, we define duality in causality, invertibility for mixed Autoregressive moving average ARMA(p,q) models. We construct expressions, in ...
Leveraging ICT in the development of a clinical cancer registry – lessons learnt from the Kenya Oncological Research Database
The International Agency for Research on Cancer estimates that worldwide, by 2020 there will be 15 million new cases of cancer a year, 70% of which will occur in developing countries1. It is feared that most cases of ...
Impacts on climate variability and change