Kenya Aquatica

KCSAP Project

Jared Babu Miruka

Jared Babu Miruka

He has been working in domain of aquatic plants for a long time. He has trained in the University of Eldoret and graduated with a BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic in November 2014. He was a warded a diploma in applied Biology in 2009 at Gusii Institute of Technology in 2009. He has carried out more than 10 Research projects including International Foundation of Science, European Union, Inter-University of East Africa, National Research Fund, and Cage culture, Lake Victoria Environmental Management both Phase one and Two, Kenya Coastal Development Project, National Research Fund among others. His main output, he has development strategies for eutrophication control, enhancement of environmental quality (biodiversity conservation) and improved fisheries production, Dissemination of research finding in peer reviewed journals, seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences. Lectureship on environmental issues and natural resource management to visiting university students and other educational organizations. Besides, he has been involved in the planning, preparing budgets, execution of research projects and writing of technical reports. He is undergoing Msc

KMFRI Kisumu Research Centre
Freshwater Systems Research
Limnology ,Plankton Ecology and Algal Toxins
Algal Toxin and dynamics ,Plant nutrients, Remote Sensing and GIS Environmental & Aquatic Sciences, Limnology, Climate Change, Fisheries, Aquaculture, , Ecology, Data Analysis, Plankton and Algal Toxins scenarios.
  • BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic

  • Babu,J.M, Sitoki L.M, Ogendi,G.M, Getabu A.M, Boera,P.N, Akunga G.N, Nyaundi J.K, Njiru J.M, Mwayuli G.A, Olilo C (2015). Effects of point pollution on Water quality ,phytoplankton Diversity And Abundance in Lake Victoria, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries And Aquatic studies 2(5):57-64
  •  Babu J.M, Getabu A.M, Nyaundi K, jembe D, Boera P, Sitoki L, Mwayuli G.A, Omondi R.O, Olilo C.O-Phytoplankton distribution and abundance in small water bodies of the Lake Victoria Basin of Kenya. International Journal of applied Science and Technology, 2(6): 166-169
  • Ogendi G.M, Getabu A.M, Onchieku J.M, Babu J.M (2015). An assessment of some physical, chemical and Biological characteristics of Nyanchwa- Riana River flowing through Kisii town in south West Kenya. International Journal of applied Science and Technology 5(2): 68-79
  • Ogendi G.M, Getabu A.M, Onchieku J.M, Babu J.M (2015). An assessment of Microbial load of Nyanchwa – Riana Rivers,Kisii,Kenya.. 2(6): 182-192.
  • Application of phytoplankton community structure for ranking the major riverine catchments influencing the pollution status of a lake basin
  • Christopher Mulanda  Aura1 ?|   Cyprian Odoli2?|   Chrisphine S. Nyamweya1 ?|    James M. Njiru3?|   Safina Musa4?|   Jared Babu Miruka1?|   Monica Ochieng Owili1?|   Reuben Omondi5?|   Phillip Raburu6?|   Julius Manyala6?|   Job Mwamburi1 ?|   Zachary Ogari1?|   Emmanuel K. Mbaru3
  • Joseph Nyaundi1, Albert Getabu2, Job Mwamburi1, James Onchieku2, Zachary Kinaro3, George Ogendi2, Jared Babu1 and Nicholas Gichuru1, (2020). Organochlorine Contaminants in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, (Linnaeus 1758) in Densely Populated areas of South-Western Kenya.’ (ISSN 2162-5271), USA   web:
  • Nyaundi, J.K., Getabu, A.M., Kengara, F., Onchieku, J., Njiru, M., Kinaro, Z.O., Babu, J. M., Sitoki, L.M., Nyamweya, C., Osoro, E.M (2018). Assessment of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) contamination in relation to physico-chemical parameters in the Upper River Kuja Catchment, Kenya (East Africa). (Submitted, in Press): IJFAS, International Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Studies, Ref: (2018), Fish: 6-5-37
  • Nyaundi J.K., Getabu A., Kengara F., Onchieku, J., Hilda N., Babu J.M., Kinaro Z.O., Nyakeya K., Aura C.M., Nyamweya, C (2018): ‘Monitoring of organochlorine pesticides (OCP) residues in earthen fish ponds and their receiving waters in upstream ecosystems in the heavily populated areas of South Western Kenya’. Paper accepted at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DKuT) International Conference, November, 2018. Ref: (STI04-BAS-007)
  • Roegner, A., Sitoki, L., Werich, C., Corman, J., Owage, D., Umani, M., Odada, E., Miruka, J., Ogari, Z., Smith, W., Regmankora, E., Miller, T.R. (2020). Harmful algal blooms threaten health status of peri – urban fisher communities: A case study in Kisumu bay, Lake Victoria, Kenya. Exposure and Health, Online 3 February 2020,