Kenya Aquatica

KCSAP Project

George Basweti
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George Basweti

He has worked in freshwater Ecosystems for more than 11 years. He trained at Kisumu polytechnic for a diploma in Analytical Chemistry in 2007 and further in 2014, he was awarded a BSc. degree in Analytical Chemistry with Computing at University of Eldoret. He has worked as a Lab Technologist in Chemistry Laboratory for many years, But since 2015, he has been working as an Assistant Research Scientist up to date. He has participated in various projects doing Chemical and Bio-assessment of water quality in fresh water Ecosystems.

KMFRI Kisumu Research Centre
Freshwater Systems Research
Chemical and Bio-assessment of water quality
Inorganic and organic pollutants, Ecotoxicology, Data Analysis
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mbasweti2013@gmail.com
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  • Mwamburi, J., Basweti, G., Owili, M., Babu, J., Wawiye, P. (2020) Spatio-temporal trends of nutrients and physico-chemical parameters on lake ecosystem and fisheries prior to onset of cage farming and re-opening of the Mbita passage in the Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria Lakes & Reservoirs: Science, Policy and management for sustainable for sustainable use, 25(3): 292 – 313 (First Online: 26 July 2020): https://www.doi.org/10.1111/lre.12329 
  • Mwamburi J.,Yongo, E., Aura, M.C., Babu, M.J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Nyaundi, K.J, Odoli, C.O., C. O., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P. (2018) Balancing community needs and resource protection: The case of Lake Kanyaboli, Kenya. Journal of Biodiversity and Endangered Species 6: 215. doi:4172/2332-2543.1000215

 

 

Scientific conference papers

  • Basweti, G, M. Job, M. (2021) Assessment of major point and non- point sources of pollution and their effect in aquatic ecology in Winam gulf, Lake Victoria, with implications on key indicator organisms. P. 52 & 53 Oral presentation. In; Book of Abstracts, National Wetlands virtual conference “Wetland and water” 12th – 14th May 2021, Virtual/ University of Eldoret- Town Campus. Organized by Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and National Land Commission (NLC)
  • Basweti, G, M. Chrisphine, N., Nicholas, G., Jared, B., Job, (2019) Does cage fish culture operation influence key physical chemical parameters of the waterbody? A case study of the ecological impact of cages in Lake Victoria, Kenya P. 14. Oral presentation. In; Book of Abstracts, Glow 9: An International Symposium “Emerging frontiers for African Great Lakes, Promoting Blue Economy, food security, and conservation, 5th to 7th August 2019, Kisumu Kenya. Organized by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management Society (AEHMS).

 

Technical reports

  • Basweti George, Mwamburi Job, Lenjo Mrombo, Babu Jared, Owili Monica, Nyamweya Chrisphine, Aura Christopher, Onduso George, Onyango Joseph, Awuondo Zablon, Achiya James, Salima Otieno, Mwanchi Josephat, Oyaro Christine, Akama Evans, Abaga Joyce, Olela Pamela (2021). Mapping and monitoring major point sources of pollution and assess their effect on fish ecology in Lake Victoria. KMFRI Technical ReportKMF/RS/2020/ i; 88p
  • Aura, C., Mwamburi, J., Nyamweya, C., Owili, M., Wawiye, P., Nyaundi, J., Miruka, J., Owiti H., Gichuru, N., Nyaboke, H., Ogwai, C., Guya, F., Basweti, G., Omwega, R. Wakwabi, E., Njiru, J.M. (2018)A technical report on monitoring of pollution in 4 biodiversity hotspots in Lake Victoria (Kuja, Nzoia, Yala and Sondu - Miriu river mouths) and establishment of temporal trends from previous baseline studies for informed management decisions. Technical Report KMF/RS/2018/C2.8. (i). Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kisumu116pp.
  • Gichuru, N., Ongore, C., Nyamweya, C., Mwamburi, J.,Basweti, G., Babu, J., Nyaboke, H., Aura, C., Wakwabi, E., Njiru, J.M. (2018)Annual gillnet survey to establish gear selectivity and its’ effects on population structure for key species; Tilapia, Nile perch and Omena in Lake Victoria (Kenya). Technical Report KMF/RS/2018/C 1.6 iv. 61pp,
  • Ongore, C., Aura, M.C., Babu, M.J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Mwamburi J.,Nyaundi, K.J. Odoli, C. O., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P., Yongo, E., (2017). Monitoring the extent of macrophytes and other invasive weeds on Lakes Victoria to establish the Impact on the fisheries to facilitate their management, KMF/RS/2017/B2.5 (iv) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.33pp.
  • Mwamburi J., Aura, M.C., Babu, M.J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Mwamburi J., Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Nyaundi, K.J. Odoli, C. O., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P., Yongo, E., 2017. Establishment of the effectiveness of co-management (BMUs) of fisheries in Lake Victoria Kenya for informed decision making. Technical Report, KMF/RS/2017/B2.1 (v) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.60pp.
  • Odoli C., Yongo, E., Gichuru N., Mwamburi J. Aura, M.C., Babu, M.J., Basweti, M.G., Guya, F., Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Nyaundi, J. K, Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P. (2017).  Evaluating the effectiveness of fish post-harvest losses intervention on Lake Victoria and to guide in fish post-harvest management. Technical report. KMF/RS/2017/B2.1 (vi) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.34pp.
  • Okechi, J.K., Guya, F., Babu, J., Ombwa, V., Ogari, Z., Aura, M.C., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Mwamburi J., Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Nyaundi, K.J. Odoli, C. O., Ogwai, A.C., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P., Yongo, E., (2017) Determination of environmental, social and ecological impacts of cage culture in Lake Victoria (Kenya) to guide management in fish cage cultureTechnical report. KMF/RS/2017/ B2.1 (iv). Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute. 60pp.
  • Owiti, H., Aura, M.C., Babu, J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Mwamburi J., Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Nyaundi, K.J. Odoli, C. O., Ogari, Z., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J.K., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Owili, M., Wawiye, I. P., Yongo, E., (2017). Assessment of the impacts of imported fish on the domestic market of fish and fish products to facilitate management decisions in regulating the fish markets. Technical Report: KMF/RS/2017/B2.1 (iv) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute. 42pp.
  • Nyamweya, C., Aura, M.C., Babu, M. J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Mwamburi J., Nyaboke, H., Nyaundi, K. J, Odoli, C. O., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Orwa, O.P., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P., Yongo (2017). Demarcation and protection of Nyakach Bay, Kiwa and Karungu sites in Lake Victoria in collaboration with communities, and monitor the effect of protection on the sites to inform management decisions. Technical Report KMF/RS/2017/. B1.8 (ii) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute. 40 pp.
  • Nyamweya, C, Aura, M.C., Babu, M. J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Mwamburi J., Nyaboke, H., Nyaundi, K.J, Odoli, C. O., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Orwa, O.P., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P., Yongo, E. (2017) Status of River Kuja Fisheries and Environment, Technical Report., KMF/RS/2017/B1.8 (iii) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.
  • Owiti, H., Aura, M.C., Babu, M.J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Mwamburi J.,Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Nyaundi, K.J. Odoli, C. O., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P., Yongo, E. (2017) Causes and Current Status of Fish Post-harvest losses in Lake Victoria, Kenya, Technical Report KMF/RS/2017/B2.1 (i) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.
  • Odoli, C. O., Aura, M.C., Babu, M.J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Mwamburi J., Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Nyaundi, K.J., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Owili, M., Owiti, H., Wawiye, I. P., Yongo, E. (2017) Upscaling to the BMUs Raised Fish Solar Dryer, Technical Report, KMF/RS/2017/B2.1 (ii) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.
  • Guya, F., Aura, M.C., Babu, M.J., Basweti, G.M., Gichuru, N.N., Mwamburi J., Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Nyaundi, K.J., Odoli, C. O., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P., Yongo, E (2017) Lake Victoria water level fluctuations in relation to other lakes in East Africa, Technical report, KMF/RS/2017/B2.5 (iii) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.
  • Yongo, E., Aura, M.C., Babu, M.J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Mwamburi J., Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Nyaundi, K.J, Odoli, C. O., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P. (2017) The Status of Lake Kanyaboli Fisheries: Water quality, challenges and prospects for sustainability, Technical report, KMF/RS/2017/B1.8 (iii) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute. 

Book of Abstracts

  •  Basweti, G, M. Job, M. (2021) Assessment of major point and non- point sources of pollution and their effect in aquatic ecology in Winam gulf, Lake Victoria, with implications on key indicator organisms. In; Book of Abstracts of 2021, National Wetlands virtual conference on “Wetlands and water” 12th – 14th May 2021 Virtual /University of Eldoret – town Campus  52
  • Basweti, G., Nyamweya, C., Gichuru, N., Babu, J., Mwamburi, J.(2019) Does cage fish culture operation influence key physical chemical parameters of the water body? A case study of the ecological impact of cages in Lake Victoria, Kenya. p. 14. In; Book of Abstracts, Glow 9: An International Symposium “Emerging frontiers for African Great Lakes, Promoting Blue Economy, food security, and conservation, 5th to 7th August 2019, Kisumu Kenya. 82p.Organized by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society (AEHMS). 

Fact sheets

  • Basweti George, Mwamburi Job,Lenjo Mrombo, Babu Jared, Owili Monica Nyamweya Chrisphine, Aura Christopher, Onduso George, Onyango Joseph, Awuondo Zablon, Achiya James, Salima Otieno, Mwanchi Josephat, Oyaro Christine, Akama Evans, Abaga Joyce, Olela Pamela (2021) Mapping and monitoring major point sources of pollution and assess their effect on fish ecology in Lake Victoria. Fact Sheet No. KMF/RS/2020/C21.i, 8p.
  • Aura, M.C., Nyamweya C., Ongore C.; Guya, F., Basweti, G., Wawiye, P, Mwamburi, J.; Ogwai C., Nyaboke, H., Gichuru, N., Mziri, V. Nyaundi, J., Babu, J., Ombwa, V., Okechi, J., Omwega, R., Owiti, H., Owili, M. (2019) Inland Fisheries: Lake Victoria, p (1-3), In: Aquatic research for blue growth and food security, KMFRI Freshwater Fisheries, May 2019.
  • Aura, M.C., Nyamweya C., Ongore C.; Guya, F., Basweti, G., Wawiye, P, Mwamburi, J.; Ogwai C., Nyaboke, H., Gichuru, N., Mziri, V. Nyaundi, J., Babu, J., Ombwa, V., Okechi, J., Omwega, R., Owiti, H., Owili, M. (2019) Limnology research for a better water environment.  Remote sensing algorithms (data extraction routines) on Lake Victoria for prediction of fisheries productivity. p (1-2), In: Aquatic research for blue growth and food security, KMFRI Freshwater Limnology, May 2019.
  • Aura, M.C., Nyamweya C., Ongore C.; Guya, F., Basweti, G., Wawiye, P, Mwamburi, J.; Ogwai C., Nyaboke, H., Gichuru, N., Mziri, V. Nyaundi, J., Babu, J., Ombwa, V., Okechi, J., Omwega, R., Owiti, H., Owili, M. (2019) 2. Rivers and the lake environment. Catchment management for improved lake water environment and fisheries productivity. p (3-4), In: Aquatic research for blue growth and food security, KMFRI Freshwater Limnology, May 2019.
  • Aura, M.C., Nyamweya C., Ongore C.; Guya, F., Basweti, G., Wawiye, P, Mwamburi, J.; Ogwai C., Nyaboke, H., Gichuru, N., Mziri, V. Nyaundi, J., Babu, J., Ombwa, V., Okechi, J., Omwega, R., Owiti, H., Owili, M. (2019) 3. Water hyacinth. p (5-6), In: Aquatic research for blue growth and food security, KMFRI Freshwater Limnology, May 2019.
  • Nyamweya, C., Ogwai, C, Aura, M.C., Babu, M.J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Mwamburi J., Nyaboke, H., Nyaundi, K.J., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P., Mziri V. (2019) Lake Victoria trophic structure as a basis to ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) managementRaising the quality of marine protectionPolicy brief/Fact sheet no: KMF/GoK/2019/C1.7 (ii) Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kisumu.
  • Owiti, H., Ogwai, C., Okechi, J., Gichuru, N. N., Ombwa, V., Aura, C.M., Nyamweya, C., Nyaboke, H., Mwamburi, J., Wawiye, P., Nyaundi, J., Mwainge, V., Omwega, R., Ongore C., Guya, F., Basweti, G., Babu, J., Owili, M. (2019) Tilapia value chain analysis: An assessment of gaps and opportunities. Fact sheet Policy Advice no: KMF/GoK/2019/C1.7 (iii) 20th May 2019, KMFRI. 4pp.
  • Owiti, H., Okechi, J.M., Mwainge, V.M., Aura, C.M., Nyamweya, C., Ombwa, V., Owili, M., Okeyo, R., Oketch, R., Nyaundi, J., Mwamburi, J., Ongore, C., Omwega, R., Wawiye, P., Babu, J., Guya, F., Basweti, G., Nyaboke, H., Ogwai, C., Gichuru, C. (2019) Socio-ecological assessment of status of cage culture development in Lake Victoria. Fact sheet /Policy brief KMF/RS/2018/ C1.8. i Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kisumu.
  •  Mwamburi, J., Nyamweya C., Ogwai C., Aura, C., Wawiye, I.P; Babu, M. J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N. N., Guya, F., Nyaboke, H., Nyaundi, K. J., Okechi, J. K., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore C., Owili, M., Owiti, H., Mziri, V. (2019) Lake Victoria trophic structure as a basis for ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) management. Raising the quality of marine protection. Fact sheet no: KMF/GoK/2019/C1.7 (II) 25th March 2019.4pp.