Kiprotich Kiptum

Kiprotich Kiptum
University of Eldoret · Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

B.Tech, MPhil and DPhil
I am currently researching on gulley control in North Western Kenya and looking for collaborators to finance the project

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Introduction
I am interested in all field of civil engineering. In particular, water and construction materials.
Education
September 2009 - December 2013
University of Eldoret
Field of study
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
December 2002 - December 2006
Moi University
Field of study
  • Water Engineering
August 1997 - December 2002
Moi University
Field of study
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Publications (37)
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The low income as a farmer in developing country drives to change the profession and to be a worker in the Indonesia crispy snacks industry. This research aims to identify and analyze the factors influencing Journal of Hygienic Engineering and Design 136 laborer migration from the agricultural profession to non-agricultural-based industry due to co...
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The application of inter-and intraspecific nitrogen supplements is considered to be the most economical means for higher production and income of maize. In the current study, we evaluated the effect of integrated fertilizer on the growth, yield component, and economic analysis of maize, Azam variety. Azam is a white flint maize genotype that was de...
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The low income as a farmer in developing country drives to change the profession and to be a worker in the Indonesia crispy snacks industry. This research aims to identify and analyze the factors influencing laborer migration from the agricultural profession to non-agricultural-based industry due to country side industrialization.This study used pr...
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The application of inter- and intraspecific nitrogen supplements is considered to be the most economical means for higher production and income of maize. In the current study, we evaluated the effect of integrated fertilizer on the growth, yield component, and economic analysis of maize, Azam variety. Azam is a white flint maize genotype that was d...
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Human activities have impacted negatively the benthic macroinvertebrate assemblage of River Kipsinende in Kenya consequently affecting the biodiversity of the area. The study assessed the impact of anthropogenic activities on benthic macroinvertebrates’ assemblage in the river. Quantitative triplicate samples were collected from three different lon...
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There has been over-exploitation of the current natural resources to provide building materials, leading to the degradation of the environment. The price of construction materials has also increased due to supply being unable to meet the demand. This has led to the need for alternate construction materials. Concrete, the primary construction materi...
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To know whether a given public transport vehicle will observe COVID-19 Ministry of Health Protocols and Guidelines in Kenya, a logistic expression was developed based on gender, type of vehicle, distance covered and the possibility of contracting COVID-19 by passengers while on board a given vehicle. Data collection was done by use 112 questionnair...
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Flooding in Eldoret town has been occurring during heavy downpours resulting in loss of property, live and interruption of transportation systems. This study aimed at determining the catchment characteristics in Eldoret town for the calibration and validation of SWMM5 model. This model was developed by US Environmental Protection Agency. The model...
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In spite of progress in water and sanitation, billions of people still lack these facilities. Though there are different types of sanitation available in different parts of the world, this paper aimed at assessing septic tanks and bio-digesters in Eldoret town in Kenya.
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The objective of this study was to determine the effect of paddy rice ploughing techniques on water use and the yield of rice crop, as well as water use efficiency for rice growing in small-holder irrigation schemes. The study was conducted at a farmer’s field in Powo B sub-block of Maugo Irrigation Scheme. The period of study was from July 2019 to...
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This study was conducted with the aim of determining the influence of tillage techniques on depth, furrow slice and water retention in Maugo Smallholder Rice Scheme in Kenya. Treatments were arranged in randomized complete block design with four replicates. Four tillage treatments were used. The first one was conventional ox plough practiced by far...
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EFFECTS OF CONSTRUCTION JOINTS ON SHEAR RESISTANCE OF PLAIN CONCRETE BEAMS
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Expanded polystyrene panels is a recent construction material in Kenya used for construction of walls and floors. However, its usage like most building materials generates wastes. Moreover, being less than six years since its introduction in the Kenyan market means that very few people understand the cost of building a residential house using EPS i...
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This book has 51 chapters in 195 pages with 242 worked examples that can transform a student from grade E to grade A in two months while at the same time sustaining the grade of an A student. This book guarantees the learner success as it gives examples of typical examination question from form 1 to form 4. The book can be used by a candidate and a...
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The overall objective of the research was to evaluate the influence of low impact developments (LIDs) on the generated runoff in Eldoret town, Kenya. The specific LIDs investigated were the infiltration trenches and bio-retention ponds. On methodology, rainfall was measured using rain gauge while discharge was measured using the current meter. Simu...
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Despite intense research on building materials, the challenge of finding cheap and lightweight construction materials still persist for persons wishing to construct a house. A material that is getting attention of researchers and lightweight is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). The aim of this study was to compare compressive strength and mass of blocks...
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In today's building industry, availability of cheaper construction materials still remains the primary goal of any developer. In Kenya, bricks, iron sheets, mud and cement/stone blocks are some of the walling materials in use. A newly introduced material which is affordable is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). This study aimed to evaluate types of wallin...
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Functional feeding groups in tropical rivers helps in understanding organic matter processing, energy flow, trophic relationship and management activities. This study aimed to describe the general distribution and composition of benthic macroinvertebrates functional feeding groups and ecosystem attributes under different land use in Kipsinende Rive...
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This paper presents some mechanical properties of concrete reinforced with dry water hyacinth stem and quarry dust as fine aggregates. Fresh water hyacinth stems were collected from Lake Victoria; sun dried for a week and chopped into 3 cm long pieces. Sieve analysis was done for fine and coarse aggregates. Concrete mix designs were done according...
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Abstract: Nearly half of the roads in Kenya are in poor state. The need to reduce the poor state of the roads in Kenya as well as maintaining the existing roads has resulted in establishment of borrow pits in different parts of the country. Once the road is complete, the borrow pits remain. This study aimed at assessing the suitability of three bor...
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Field trials were carried out at Uswo location, located in North Rift part of Kenya during March 2016-July 2016 growing seasons. The main objective was to determine the yield and quality responses of potato crop to deficit irrigation (DI) and mulch. Experimental set up was a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replicates. In the stud...
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The Kimwarer River basin covers 138.2 km 2. It has experienced ecosystem degradation due to extensive farming that has impacted on water yield. This study was undertaken to assess the impacts of land use changes on river flow using SWAT, a mathematical model that has the potential to predict the impact of land management practices on water at catch...
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Cabbages and Kales grown in Kimumu Scheme in Uasin Gishu County were monitored between November, 2017 and February, 2018 for a period of 90 days. Water was pumped from ponds to the vegetables after transplanting. The amount of petrol, rainfall and water applied together with the yields were measured. The water stress for cabbages during the entire...
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Portland pozzolanic cement delivered to a construction site was having quick setting time and could not harden after 24 hours. Due to this problem a study on some physical and chemical properties of cement was done to determine the various components of cement. East African Standard procedures were used to determine properties. The results showed t...
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Mathematical models which are based on mathematical equations are normally used to describe groundwater flow in a given area. In Keiyo Highlands, 37% of residents use shallow water wells as the sole source of water. Some of these wells run dry during the dry season and therefore a study was conducted with the aim to construct a 2D groundwater of th...
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Since the arrival of the award winning Lifestraw R products the year 2010 in western part of Kenya in Mumias town from Switzerland based company called Vestergaard, It has faced major challenge when it comes to refilling it with water. Users have found it difficult to refill it manually by getting impatient resulting to some of them abandoning the...
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A supply of potable water is important for the sustenance of a healthy population. This study was conducted in the Keiyo Highlands, Elgeyo Marakwet County, in Kenya. The aim was to assess seasonal variation in physico-chemical and microbiological water quality parameters of shallow wells. The water quality parameters were analyzed during the wet se...
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Burnt clay bricks are the main building material for walls in Marakwet West Sub-County of Elgeiyo Marakwet County in Kenya. The study aimed at comparing some selected physical properties of clay with the perception of masons with a view of locating the best site for bricks in the Sub-County. The methodology involved interviewing masons to get their...
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Abstract Droughts, short growing seasons and poorly distributed rainfall are major constraints to maize production in eastern semi-arid region of Rwanda. In situ rain water harvesting offers an alternative option to reduce rainwater runoff, increase infiltration and storage of water in soil and reduce the effects of drought stress on maize grain y...
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The proportion of Rwanda population that will be living in urban centres will be 35% by the year 2017. The extra buildings will definitely be made of bricks because of its abundance in the country. The objectives of the study were: firstly, to determine brick production at the site, secondly, was to determine depth of borrow pits for clays. Thirdly...
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Crop growth can be simulated under different water application using simulation models. The main purpose of deficit irrigation is high water productivity with less application of water to plants. In this research, the potential of AquaCrop to simulate the growth of cabbages in Keiyo Highlands (0°22’45’’N and 35°32’9”, 2586 m.a.s.l) under nine diffe...
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In many peri-urban areas of Kenya, potable piped water does not exist and where it does, it is rarely reliable. Thus, in such areas, residents heavily rely on groundwater sources for their daily survival. Therefore, it is common to find individual wells in each plot within such a peri-urban dwelling. Furthermore, in most cases, such dwellings lack...

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The research aims to measure the effects of climate change on the future of humanity in all respects and how the negative effects of this change can be minimized
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the attitudes of people in your country
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The effectiveness of environmental taxes in the European Union