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  • 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
  • Director KMFRI, Prof. James Njiru (seated, 3rd left), ECOFISH representative Mr. Kundu (seated, far right) and Inland Director of Kenya Fisheries Services Dr. Wamalwa (seated, 2nd left) with participants during the planning meeting for the Lake Victoria Frame Survey 2020 on 30th November, 2020 in Ahero, Kisumu County
  • Dr. Edward Kimani giving his presentation when ARCH Emerging Markets with Partners from IDC - Industrial Development Corporation from South Africa visited KMFRI on 12th November, 2020, the engagement revolved around an overview of the blue economy, KMFRI’s role in the blue economy initiatives, and KMFRI’s continued engagement/support in ARCH’s Cold Chain Sector investment in Mombasa
  • KMFRI team led by Dr. Christopher Aura Ag. Deputy Director Freshwater Systems (seated left) joined by the IFAD-ABDP's National Programme Co-ordinator, Mr. Sammy Macaria (seated right) on 29th September to 2nd October, 2020 for report writing workshop on the potential carrying capacity of fisheries production for small water bodies.
  • Director KMFRI Prof. James Njiru (left) with KARLO Institute Director, Dr. Theresia Munga had consultations on the development of KMFRI land in Mtwapa, Kilifi County on 30th September, 2020
  • Principal Secretary, University Education and Research, Amb. Simon Nabukwesi (centre) with CEO of National Research Fund (NRF) and KMFRI Director Prof. James Njiru (left) during a tour of KMFRI cage culture at Kibokoni, Kilifi County, a project funded by NRF on 24th September 2020
  • KMFRI Director Prof. James Njiru, gives a press briefing during the Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) at KARLO, Naivasha. Prof. Njiru underscored the need for aquaculture farming saying that it is the only way that a country could meet the fish demand in the country as opposed to relying on capture fisheries.
  • KMFRI Director Prof. James Njiru (4th right) accompanied by Mr. Abraham Kagwima (3rd right) and Dr. Dr Peter Odote (far left) visited KEFRI Enterprises on 11th August 2020 to learn how their successful business wing works. The model is being adopted by KMFRI Enterprise.
  • Inception and sensitization meeting: The project implementation team is led by KMFRI with research scientists Dr. Kevin Obiero (left), Dr. Domitila Kyule, Ms. Fonda Jane Awuor and Esther Wairimu.

Ms. Dorcas Mlughu was appointed to KMFRI Board of Management by Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary via Gazette Notice No 13245 of 21st December 2018 to sit as a member. Ms. Mlughu chairs KMFRI’s Board Audit and Risk Management Committee (BA &RMC) and she is also a member of Scientific and Technical Committee (S &TC) of the institute.

The communications guru, also a multi-lingual, has a wealth of experience in broadcast media having worked with leading media houses in Kenya. She has strong writing skills and is an impeccable public speaker. Ms. Mlughu obtained her degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at Kenya Methodist University in 2015.

In 2010, she obtained a diploma in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Multimedia University College of Kenya, upgrading from a certificate in Mass Communication previously acquired from the same institution.

Ms. Mlughu is currently a political radio host at Royal Media Service’s Bahari FM, a presenter, as well as the producer of famous Taita Radio programme - Kwasinda. She also hosted a major drive show and weekend breakfast programmes with the same broadcast radio.

Ms. Mlughu started her career as a sales representative for Orange, Telkom Kenya and Zain Telco’s. Her exceptional performance at the companies saw her climb up the ladder to become a respected Sales Supervisor at Real Concept Agency in 2009, where she was in charge of promoting selected Fast Moving Consumer Products in leading retail supermarkets in Kenya.

In the same year, she switched careers to become a Swahili news anchor and Breakfast Show host at Radio MMU, and took up other roles including news gathering and live reporting. Having endeared herself to a broad range of listeners coupled with her track record performance, the highly-seasoned communicator moved to Milele FM and Anguo FM Radio, where her role expanded to include hosting drive, mid-morning and breakfast shows in Taita language. Additional responsibilities included reporting business news in Taita and managing the business desk, breaking news, news anchoring, reporting stories on technology, transportation, telecommunication industry and profiling business wars between Telco’s and cable companies. She also gave daily highlights on market reports and forex reports.

Some of the past training she has attended include National Democratic Institute training on women in politics and leadership (NDI) in May 2017, a year after participating at the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association workshop on women leadership and politics (KEWOPA) in April 2016. Ms. Mlughu also attended ICRC Seminar on reporting conflict and Humanitarian Issues in July 2011; and Media Council of Kenya training on ethics in news reporting in May 2011.


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