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  • PS SDFA & BE Dr Francis Owino (centre), KMFRI BoM Chair Hon John Mumba (2nd right), KMFRI Director Prof James Njiru (left) during a courtesy call to Mombasa County commissioner Mr Gilbert Kitiyo.
  • The newly appointed Principal Secretary SDFA & BE Dr Francis O. Owino (seated centre) during his maiden visit at KMFRI Mombasa headquarters on 2nd March 2021.
  • Kenya Launches a coral reef fish project (Funded by Japan/FAO) to improve food security, livelihoods and maritime safety through increased resilience of coastal fishing communities
  • KMFRI Mombasa Center Director, Dr. Eric Okuku (centre) representing KMFRI Director and Assistant Director (Projects & Collaborations/CD Shimoni) Dr. James Kairo (right), meet Dr. Mathieu Guerin from France Embassy to explore possible research collaboration with French institutions.
  • KMFRI Director, Prof. James Njiru (right) exchange MoU with VC Pioneer International University, Dr Gideon Maina (left), this SDFA & BE MoU is on several areas of collaboration that includes Kenya Fisheries Services. The ceremony was witnessed by outgoing PS Prof. Micheni Ntiba on on 22nd Feb. 2021at Kilimo House, Nairobi
  • KMFRI Director, Prof. James Njiru (right) and Mombasa CD, Dr. Erick Okuku during the World Wetlands day on 2nd February, 2021 held at Sabaki Estuary, the celebration was officiated by the CS for Environment and Forestry Mr. Keriako Tobiko who led government officials and communities in planting mangrove trees
  • Director KMFRI Prof. James Njiru (right) with Deputy Director Freshwater System, Dr. Christopher Aura (centre) and Ag. ADF, Kenya Fisheries Services, Mr. Simon Munguti (left) during the Launch of Electronic Catch Assessment Survey (e-CAS) system and Stake Holder’s Engagement and dissemination Workshop on Environmental Clean-up and Mentorship Framework at Sosa Cottages in Vihiga County on 4 - 5th Jan, 2021

Hon. John Safari Mumba was appointed Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) Board of Management Chairman by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta via gazette notice dated 21st September, 2018. Hon. Mumba served as Provincial Director of Fisheries in the Coast Region, a position he held from 1975 to 1982.

KMFRI BOM Chairman Hon. John Safari Mumba

During this tenure, Hon. Mumba initiated the development of the first Marine Prawn Farming Project in Africa at Ngomeni near Malindi through World Bank funding, and also oversaw the establishment of the Kenya Fishing Industries Ltd which focused on deep-sea fishing. The company was co-owned by the Kenya Government through Industrial Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC)/World Bank funding. 

Hon. Mumba holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Zoo/Bot) from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Kenya Methodist University. The highly seasoned Manager has various professional qualifications starting with Post-graduate diploma in Education from the University of Nairobi; Fisheries Management from Grimsby College of Technology, UK; and Management of Public Enterprises from the Harvard University (HIID), USA. 

The experienced professional rose to become the Managing Director and CEO of Kenya Cashewnuts Ltd from 1982 to 1987, which saw the Parastatal post profits throughout his six-year tenure. His exemplary performance at the company ensured growth of the Cashewnuts Industry by offering farmers expert advice and improved prices for their produce. 

Other positions held in the public service and private sector include: Director, Kenya Bixa Limited; Director, ICDC; Director, Tototo Home Industries; Board Member, Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) Kenya; and Chairman, Cashewnut Industry Revitalization Task Force.

Hon. Mumba has also served as Bahari MP from 1992 to 1997.

 

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