University of Eldoret


The University of Eldoret is situated approximately nine (9) kilometres along the Eldoret-Ziwa road from Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County. It was founded in 1946 by the white settlers as a Large Scale Farmers Training Centre. In 1984, it was converted to a teachers’ training college and renamed Moi Teachers’ Training College to offer Diploma Science Teachers Training. Due to the double intake crisis, the College was taken over by Moi University in 1990 as a Campus and renamed it Chepkoilel Campus offering natural, basic and applied science programmes. In August 2010, through Legal Notice No. 125 of 13th August, 2010 the Campus was upgraded into a University College with the name Chepkoilel University College, a Constituent College of Moi University. Upon the award of Charter by the President on 11th February, 2013, the University College was renamed University of Eldoret.

For more Information visit http://www.uoeld.ac.ke


Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

The Department was established at Moi University in 1990 as the first university department in Eastern Africa to deal exclusively with training personnel for the fisheries sector. Prior to its establishment in the faculty of Forestry Resources and Wildlife Management at Chepkoilel Campus (now University of Eldoret), the management of fisheries resources in the country was being spearheaded by personnel with a sketchy knowledge on fisheries issues. Since the time University of Eldoret was chattered as a fully fledged university in the year 2012, the department continues to grow from strength to strength in the School of Natural Resource Management. The course on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences has continued to bridge a big gap by offering an all round graduate with competencies in handling capture fisheries management, Aquaculture, fisheries postharvest management, aquatic sciences (freshwater and marine) and environmental conservation issues related to the aquatic environment.

To satisfy the country’s personnel needs in the fisheries sector, the department offers various fisheries curricula developed with full participation of all relevant stakeholders at Diploma, bachelors, master and Ph.D levels. The alumini of the department are currently widespread serving the nation in various research institutions, state department of Fisheries, County governments, government parastatals, international and national NGO’s dealing with conservation of aquatic resources. Several have also established their own businesses in fish farming, fish feed production, and ornamental fisheries among others.

The department offers both general and specialized academic programmes in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences which includes:

  • Diploma in Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Management and Postharvest Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Coastal and Marine Resource Management
  • Master in Aquatic Sciences
  • Master in Aquaculture
  • Masters in Capture Fisheries Management
  • Ph.D In Fisheries (Aquaculture Option)
  • Ph.D in Fisheries (Capture Fisheries Management Option)

The diploma offered in the department is a two-year programme which leads to direct admission to second year of study in the BS.c programme for those who graduate with a distinction or credit, or to first year of study for those with a pass. Applicants with a recognized certificate in fisheries are also eligible for admission in first year of study.

The Department which is currently being headed by Prof. Phillip Raburu is endowed with highly qualified and experienced personnel in all areas of specialization in fisheries and aquatic sciences.

For more Information visit http://www.uoeld.ac.ke/department-fisheries-and-aquatic-sciences

Facilities

The Department has 42 earthen ponds for aquaculture research and training of both students and fish farmers in the region. The Department has a modern multipurpose hatchery which produces fingerlings for stocking the fish ponds and supply fish farmers in East Africa. The Department also operates two laboratories for practicals, research and training. The labs are equipped for analysis of different water quality parameters, including nutrients, identification of specimens, proximate analysis of food samples and feeds, soil and organic matter analyses and general microscopy and gravimetry. Through its manycollaborations, both internally and externally, the Department also is able to access many facilities for research. The department has also secured funds from the National Research Fund to equip a Fish Genetics and Genomics Laboratory which will go a long way in improving facilities in Fish Genetics and other related courses.

Programmes on offer

PhD in Fisheries (Fisheries Management)

PhD. in Fisheries (Aquaculture)

MSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Fisheries Management)

MSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Aquaculture)

MSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Aquatic Science)

Staff Profiles

PROF. BOAZ KAUNDA ARARA: B.Sc. (Moi), M.Sc. (Nairobi), Ph. D. (Memorial)
Professor and leader of the Marine Ecosystem Division at the Department.

He Lectures and supervises students at both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Aquatic and Fisheries Ecology. Has served as Head of Department. His areas of interest in research includes; Fisheries Ecology, Marine Population Ecology and Dynamics and has published more than 45 papers in referred journals and co-authored two books. He serves as an Editor of the Elsevier Fisheries Research Journal and reviews for several journals in Fisheries and Aquatic Science. His additional national and International contribution in the area of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences includes; Member of UN-CMS-Sharks Advisory Committee, Member IUCN Shark specialist group, member IUCN snappers, grunts and groupers specialist group, Member Reef Fish Spawning Aggregation Specialist group, Cruise leader SWIOFP demersal fisheries survey in coastal east Africa. He has served as External Examiner Makerere University Biological Sciences Department.

Contacts
Email: b_kaunda@yahoo.com


PROF. PHILLIP RABURU: B. Sc. (Kenyatta), M. Sc. (Nairobi), Ph. D. (Moi)
Associate Professor

Associate Professor and a member of Aquatic Resource Management Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and the courses include Conservation and Management of Aquatic Resource, Aquatic Resource and the Environment and Wetland Ecology and Management. He is the Head of Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, a Member of UoE Procurement Committee, Hall warden, Patron UoE Christian Union and also a Member of UoE Fish Farm Committee. His area of interest in research is Wetland Management and Conservation and has published over 30 papers in referred journals. His national contribution in area of research include Wetland Conservation and Management, Wetland Policy formulation and implementation

Contacts
Email: praburu2002@yahoo.com; cell-phone: +254717631789/ +254733616912


PROF. JULIUS MANYALA: B.Sc. (Pune) M.Sc. (Nairobi), Ph. D (UoE).
Associate Professor

Associate Professor and a member of Fisheries Management Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and the courses include Fish Population Dynamics, Fish Stock Assessment and Computer Modelling in Fisheries. He is the Chair in Fish Farm Committee, in charge of Departmental MoUs, Co-ordinator of Curriculum review committee, ICT and Computer coordinator. His interest in population modelling and has published over 20 papers in referred journals. His national contribution in his profession are member of the National Task Force in Aquaculture Policy, National Working Group on Frame Surveys, Tuna Management Strategy, Lobster Fisheries Certification and Facilitation of the Prawn Fisheries Management Plan (Legal Gazette Notice and Closed Season for Lake Victoria Legal Notice No, 7565.

Contacts
Email: manyalajo@yahoo.com; cell-phone: +254733397285/ +254725246885/+447452259416


DR. GERALDINE K. MATOLLA: B.Sc. (Moi), M.Sc. (Memorial), Ph. D (UoE).
Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer and a member of Aquaculture Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for undergraduate programs, and the courses taught include Fish diseases/ Fish health management and Seed and larval/Hatchery production. She is the Departmental and school PSSP coordinator, Chairperson of the Departmental welfare, Student academic advisor, Fish farm committee chairperson, Warden hostel ABC, Director of Gender Equity & Diversity at UoE. Has conducted research and published in fish diseases Socio-economics and gender issues in fisheries. National involvement in her profession include training of fisheries officers in aquaculture, on site fish farmer training, Development of cage fish farming systems in reservoirs, ponds and temporary water bodies in Eastern Africa, Pond construction and aquaculture management training course for fisheries extension officers, Trainer for Fish diseases at the Lake Victoria Training Programme. Currently involved in AGRIFOSE2030 sustainable aquaculture research project and in development of policy issues in aquaculture.

Contacts
Email: gmatolla@yahoo.com; cell-phone: +254724951440


DR. DAVID MANGUYA LUSEGA: B.Sc. M.Sc. (Poon), Ph. D (UoE).
Lecturer

Lecturer and a member of Post-Harvest Technology Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and the courses include Post Harvest Technology, Biology of Shell-Fish and Ornamental Fisheries. He is the Chair in Fisheries Graduate Committee, Fisheries Examination and Teaching Time Table coordinator, School of Natural Resources and Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Publicity and Exhibitions representative. His areas of interest in research are Environmental Health, Fish Post Harvest Technology, Fish Value Chains and Fish Value Addition and his national contribution in his profession include Fish Inspectors on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Fish Quality Management, Kenya Ornamental Fisheries and Aquaria consultancy services, Aquascaping fountains and waterfall features in Garden Fish ponds, Fish Pond Design and Management, Fish Veterinary Services, Fish Value Chain and Value Addition.

Contacts
Email: dmanguya@yahoo.com; cell-phone: +254722904693


DR. FRANK MASESE. B. Sc (Moi). M. Sc. (Moi). Ph. D. (UNESCO-IHE).
Lecturer

Lecturer and a member of Aquatic Resource Management Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for undergraduate programs, and the courses taught include Wetland Ecology and Management, Watershed Management, Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Ecology of Inland Waters. Has interest in aquatic sciences; watershed management, biodiversity conservation, water monitoring and wetlands and has published 21 papers in referred journals.

Contacts
Email: ondemasese@yahoo.com; cell-phone: +254721610066


MR. ROBERT OLENDI. B.Ed(Nbi) M.Sc. (Moi) PgD (Stirlig), DFM(Humberside) Registered Ph. D (UoE).
Lecturer

Lecturer and a member of Fisheries Management Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for undergraduate programs, and the courses taught include Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries Policy, Law and Professional Ethics and Management of Captured Fisheries. He is in charge of space allocation, Equipment and Library, Departmental Quality Assurance officer, and a member of Fish Farm committee. He is also in charge of School Field Attachment and Field Trip Coordination, ISO Champion and Internal Quality Auditor. He is interested in Aquaculture and Aquatic ecology has published 4 paper in the referred journals.

Contacts
Email: rjolendi@yahoo.com; cell-phone: +254720409653


MRS. LEAH CHEROP. B.Sc. (Moi), M.Sc. (Moi) registered for Ph. D. (UoE).
Lecturer

Lecturer and a member of Aquaculture Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for undergraduate programs, and the courses taught include Principles of Aquaculture/Aquaculture Systems, Fisheries Extension and Education and Water Quality and Pollution Control. She is a fish farm committee member. She is interested in fish ecology, biology and fish nutrition and has published 4 papers in the referred journals. She has participated in the curriculum development for establishing diploma and undergraduate programmes in the Department, trained Kenya Fisheries Officers and Fish Farmers locally, nationally and regionally on Aquaculture issues, Team member in the development of Agri-bussiness incubator (Nandi-Agri-Value chain incubator) under the umbrella of Agriculture Development Support Programme (ASDSP), Consultancy work with farmers on fish pond construction and management, nutrition of cultured fish, hatchery management.

Contacts
Email: ckerengo@yahoo.com; cell-phone: +254722430556


MR. SIMON AGEMBE: M. Sc. (Moi), B. Sc. (Moi), registered for Ph. D (UoE).
Lecturer

Lecturer and a member of Fisheries Management Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for undergraduate programs, and the courses taught include Capture Fisheries Resource Management, Developmental Biology of Fishes, Fish Stock Assessment and Fish Physiology and Anatomy. He is the timetable coordinator in the Department and School of NRM. Has research interest in Stock assessment, Fisheries biology, Fisheries Ecology, Fish larval surveys and has published over 10 papers in referred journals, one book and two book chapters. In his profession he contributes to National working group on Fisheries management plan for Lake Victoria and Team project in Aquaculture curriculum development. Member Reef Fish Spawning Aggregation Specialist group.

Contacts
Email: agembesimon@yahoo.com; cell-phone: +254713463596/ +254733241387


MR. ALFRED OTIENO: B.Sc (Moi), M. Sc. (UoE) registered for Ph. D (UoE).
Lecturer

Lecturer and a Member of Aquatic Resource Management and Fisheries Management Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for diploma and undergraduate programs across the divisions including Research Methods, Introductory Biostatistics and Computer Application in Fisheries Management. He is a Member of Consortium for Research in East African Tropical Ecosystems (CREATE), Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management (AHEM), Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and also UoE Christian Union Advisory Committee, He has research interest in Aquatic Environmental Health, Aquatic ecotoxicology and Aquatic Ecosystem Modelling. He has publish 8 papers in referred journals, a reviewer with Elsevier journal (Ecological Indicators) and his national and international contribution in his profession include with Global Alliance Health and Pollution (GAHP): National Toxic Action Plan, Collaborative training in fisheries and aquaculture in East, Central and Southern Africa (COTRA) in progress, Kenya Water Towers Agency (KWTA); National Wetland and Catchment lands conservation strategies and payment for ecosystem service framework including Action and Management Plan, Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme (LVEMP): Wetland Management Plan, National Research Fund (NRF); Developing a National Biomonitoring Protocol and Assessment of Rivers in Kenya (in progress), Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Trilateral Tilapia Cooperation Evaluation of Fish Farming in Western Kenya and National Agricultural Value Chain.

Contacts
Email: achiengalfred@gmail.com, aotieno@uoeld.ac.ke, alfredachieng@yahoo.ocm; cell-phone: +254720478489/+254738535729


MR. JAMES BARASA: B.Sc(Kenyatta), M.Sc(Moi) registered for Ph. D (UoE).
Lecturer

Lecturer and a member of Fish Genetics Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for undergraduate programs, and the courses taught include Population Genetics, Seed and Laval Production, Fish Selection and Genetics, Fish Project Planning and Management. His research interests include Molecular characterization of fish and animal populations, Molecular Systematics of fishes, Fish breeding and Selection, Environmental prospecting of microbes using molecular methods and genetic-phenotypic correlations in aquaculture fish species. He has published 6 papers in referred journals. His national contribution in profession include Aquaculture Extension. He is the PI of the project: DNA barcoding, and genetic characterization of Clariid catfishes of the Lake Victoria basin of Kenya, funded by the University of Eldoret, and the African Biotechnology Challenge Fund. He is a member of the British Ecological Society and the Southern Africa Wildlife Management Association, where he has participated in International Symposia of the Southern African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA).

Contacts
Email: barkanoti@gmail.com; cell-phone: +254725842098


MR. ANI JOSIAH SABWA: B. Sc. (Moi), M. Sc. (Moi), registered for Ph. D (UoE).
Lecturer

Lecturer and a member of Aquaculture Division at the Department. Lecturing and supervision of research projects for undergraduate programs and the courses taught include Pond design, construction and management, Introduction to Project planning and management, Seed and larval technology, Fish Nutrition and Feed technology and Principles of Aquaculture. He is the Administrator of Strecafish Project, Kenya Chapter. Member of the Fisheries and Aquatic Science department curriculum review team, Member of the Christian Union Advisory University of Eldoret and Moi University West Campus. He has been a member of Christian Union constitution review committee of both University of Eldoret and Moi University West Campus. He is interested in Aquaculture and Aquaponics research, has published 4 papers in refereed journals. His national contribution in his profession include Eldoret ASK shows and University of Eldoret Agri-business Trade fairs, Extension and outreach Programmes within Kenya (Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Kirinyaga, Vihiga, Trans-Nzoia Counties) and some parts of Uganda (Mainly Entebbe and Mukono districts).

Contacts

Email: anijos03@yahoo.com, anijos03@gmail.com and anijos03@uoeld.ac.ke; cell-phone: +254728938202/ +254727003400


MR. EDWINE YONGO: B.Sc. (UoE), M.Sc. (UoE).
Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant and a Member of Fisheries/Aquatic Resource Management Division at the Department. Teaching Fish Ecology, Fish Population Dynamics and Coordinating Special Project for the undergraduate program. His areas of interest in research are Fisheries Ecology and Fisheries Management and has published 4 papers in referred journals.

Contacts
Email: edwineyongo@gmail.com; cell-phone: +254717211646


Ms. PETRONILLA MWAGUDZA: B. Sc. (UoE), M.Sc. (Pwani University)
Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant and a Member of Post-Harvest Technology Division at the Department. Teaching Microbiology, Fish Preservation and Possessing and Fish Quality Assurance. She is interested in Post-harvest technology in fisheries and Marine ecology and biology.

Contacts
Email: petronillamasika@yahoo.com; cell-phone: +254727776792