Cecilia Githukia


• Conducting research on fish breeding, feeding and marketing.
• Organizing and conducting socio-economic surveys on the status of fish marketing in Kenya.
• Writing of proposals for funding, scientific papers, reports and manuals.
• Provision of consultancy and extension services to fish farmers.
• Supervision of Diploma, Undergraduate and Post graduate students on attachments and internships.
• Compilation of quarterly, annual reports and work plans.
• Member of Sustainable Aquaculture Research Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa (SARNISSA)
• Member of East African Water Association, Kenya Chapter (EAWA)
• Alumni of Moi University
• PhD student - Fisheries Management
• Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Aquaculture.
• Moi University, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
I am a holder of MSc. Degree in Aquaculture and BSc. Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from Moi University (currently University of Eldoret). I am pursuing my PhD studies in Fisheries Management in Kisii University. Currently I am involved in research activities in KMFRI, Kegati Aquaculture Research station on fish breeding, feeding and socio-economics in aquaculture. I am also involved in fish marketing studies on consumer preference of farmed and wild fish in Kenya.I do supervise students on attachment and internship at Diploma, Degree and Masters level. In my work in KMFRI, I have co-authored eight papers in peer-refereed international journals, one abstract and submitted one manuscripts for consideration for publication in journals.
• Githukia, C.M., Kembenya, E. M. And Opiyo M.A. (2016): Anaesthetic effects of Sodium Bicarbonate at different concentrations on African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) juveniles. Journal of Aquaculture Engineering and Fisheries Research. 2 (3): 151-158 (2016).
• Githukia, C.M., Ogello E.O., Kembenya E.M., Achieng A.O., Obiero K.O. & Munguti J.M. (2015). Comparative growth performance of male monosex and mixed sex Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) reared in earthen ponds. Croatian Journal of Fisheries 73: 20–25
• Obiero, K.O., Opiyo M.A., Yongo, E., Kyule, D., Githukia C.M., Munguti J.M. & Charo- Karisa H. (2014). Consumer preference and marketing of farmed Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) and African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Kenya: Case study of Kirinyaga and Vihiga Counties. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 1 (5): 67–76
• Aera C.N, Kembenya E.M, Ogello E.O, Githukia C.M, Yasindi A, Outa N.O and Munguti J.M. (2014). Length-Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Common carp, Cyprinus carpio in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Current Research. 6 (9): 8286-8292.
• Githukia C.M, Obiero K.O, Manyala J.O, Ngugi C.C. and Quagrainie K.K. (2014). Consumer Perceptions and Preferences of Wild and Farmed Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) and African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell 1822) in Urban Centres in Kenya International Journal of Advanced Research. 2 (7): 694-705.
• Opiyo M.A, Githukia C.M, Munguti J.M, and Charo-Karisa, H. (2014). Growth performance, carcass composition and profitability of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) fed commercial and on-farm formulated fish feed in earthen ponds. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 1(5): 12-17.
• Ogello E, Kembenya E.M, Githukia C.M, Nyonje B.M and Munguti J.M. (2014). The occurrence of brine shrimp, Artemia franciscana (Kellog 1906) in Kenya and the potential economic impacts among Kenyan coastal communities. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 1 (5): 151-156.
• Kembenya E.M, Ogello E.O, Githukia C.M, Aera C.N, Omondi R and Munguti J.M. (2014). Seasonal changes in length-weight relationship and condition factor of five fish species in Lake Baringo, Kenya. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research. 6: 130-140.

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