Kenya Aquatica

  • 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
Dr. Eric Okuku
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Dr. Eric Okuku

Dr Okuku has over 16 years in marine research ranging from marine ecology, pollution, plankton, biotoxins. He has lately been involved in GHG quantification, ocean acidification and use of radioisotopes to reconstruct pollution history and determine sediment accretion rates. He has coordinated more than 10 project in the last 10 years and has published a number of peer reviewed articles. Currently implementing marine litter, ocean acidification and pollution projects.

KMFRI Mombasa
Oceanography and Hydrography
Marine ecology and pollution studies
Biogeochemistry, ecotoxicology, radioecology, ocean acidification, biotoxins, Marine Litter
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ochiengokuku2003@yahoo.com

Phd (Kathilieke University of Leuven, Belgium),

Msc (VUB, Belgium),

BSc (Moi University, Kenya)

  • Okuku E.O., Wanjeri V.W, Owato G., Mwalugha C (2019). Decadal Pollution Assessment and Monitoring Along the Kenya Coast (Book chapter)
  • Okuku E.O, S. Bouillon, M. Tole and A. V. Borges (2019). Diffusive emissions of methane and nitrous oxide from a cascade of tropical hydropower reservoirs in Kenya (Accepted for publication: Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management)
  • Okuku E. O., Mwakio T., Kiteresi L. I. & Bouillon S. (2018). Role of a cascade of reservoirs in regulating downstream transport of sediment, carbon and nutrients: Case study of tropical arid climate Tana River Basin: DOI: 10.1111/lre.12206.
  • Okuku E. O., Mwakio T., Kiteresi L. I. & Bouillon S. (2016). The response of phytoplankton and zooplankton to river damming in three cascading reservoirs of the Tana River, Kenya. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management 2016 21: 114–132.
  • Okuku E. O., Mwakio T., Kiteresi L. I. & Bouillon S. (2016). Role of a cascade of reservoirs in regulating downstream transport of sediment, carbon and nutrients: Case study of tropical arid climate Tana River Basin: DOI: 10.1111/lre.12206.
  • Okuku E. O., Mwakio T., Kiteresi L. I. & Bouillon S. (2016). The response of phytoplankton and zooplankton to river damming in three cascading reservoirs of the Tana River, Kenya. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management 2016 21: 114–132.
  • Okuku E. O., Mwakio T., Ochiewo J. O., Munyi F., Kiteresi L. I. & Bouillon S. (2015). The impacts of hydropower development on rural livelihood sustenance. International Journal of Water Resources Development. DOI:10.1080/07900627.2015.1056297.
  • Borges A. V., Darchambeau F., Teodoru C. R., Marwick T. R., Tamooh F., Geeraert N., Omengo F. O., Guérin F., Lambert T., Morana C., Okuku E. O. & Bouillon S. (2015). Globally significant greenhouse-gas emissions from African inland waters. Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2486.
  • Wanjeri V.O., Okuku E. O., Ohowa B. & Kosore C (2013). An insight into ecotoxicological significance of PAHs contamination in selected Kenyan estuaries: Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources. 2(5): 157-166.
  • Ongore C. O, Okuku E. O., Mwangi S. N., Kiteresi L. I., Ohowa B., Wanjeri V. O., Okumu S. & Kilonzi J (2013). Characterization of nutrients enrichment in the estuaries and related systems in Kenya coast. Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources: 2(6): 181-190.
  • Okuku E. O. & Peter H. K. (2012). Choice of heavy metals bioindicator: a critique of the method that uses total heavy metals. International Journal of Environmental Research. 6(1): 313-322.
  • Kiteresi L. I., Okuku E. O., Mwangi S. N., Ohowa B., Wanjeri V. O., Okumu S. & Mkono M. (2012). The influence of land based activities on the phytoplankton communities of Shimoni-Vanga system. International Journal of Environmental Research. 6(1) 151-162.
  • Okuku E. O., Ohowa B., Munga D., Mwangi S. N., Kiteresi L. I., Wanjeri V. O., Okumu S. & Kilonzo J. (2011). Sewage pollution in the coastal waters of Mombasa City, Kenya: A norm rather than an exception. International Journal of Environmental Research. 5(4): 865-874.
  • Okuku E. O., Mubiana V. K., Hagos K. G., Kokwenda P. & Blust R. (2010). Bioavailability of Sediment-Bound Heavy Metals Using BCR Sequential Extraction on the East African Coast. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine sciences. 9(1): 325-334.