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This Month
  • 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

Mr. Valentine Mwaisaka Mwakamba was appointed to KMFRI Board of Management by Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary via Gazette Notice No 4350 of 3rd May 2019 to sit as a member for a period of three years.

Mr. Mwakamba has close to 40 years of experience working at the helm of state corporations, business enterprises as well as political establishments.

He started out as Stocks Controller with Coffee Marketing Board (U) Limited from 1980 to 1995 before joining Linu Agencies in 1995 where he worked for a period of 12 years as a General Manager based in Mombasa. While he worked with the latter organization, he served at the Star of the Sea School Board as well as Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) as Chairman and a Branch Secretary respectively for a period of two years.

Before the end of his tenure at Linu Agencies, Mr. Mwakamba worked with the Kenya International Freight and Warehouse Association (KIFWA) as the chairman.

His experience in corporate governance saw him take over political mantle in 2012 where he served as The National Alliance Party of Kenya chairman until 2014.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Mwakamba worked with Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) in three capacities; where he served as a Board member and as a chairman of Auditor and Risk Committee as well as Kenya Ports Authority DB Pension SchemeTrustee.

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