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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

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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