The Aquatic Resources and
Blue Economy Conference (ARBEC), will be held in Kisumu, 
Kenya, in November 2022 

Important conference dates

15th August, 2022 - Abstract submission

28th Nov - 1st Dec 2022 - Conference date

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  • On 5th August 2022. Prof James Njiru CEO-KMFRI had a collaborative meeting with Mr. K. Takarijanto Counsel Republic of Indonesia.
  • KMFRI Kegati hosts the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kenya in the Hellenic Republic (Greece) Mrs Vicky Pantazopoulou met the Assistant Director of Freshwater Aquaculture (Dr Paul Orina) to discuss possible research collaboration between KMFRI and Greek institutions.
  • KMFRI CEO, Prof. James Njiru with participants during a workshop in Kisumu on Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) project. KMFRI is collaborating with Kisii University and Bowling Green State University, USA.
  • CS, Sports and Heritage - Amb. Amina Mohamed (R), KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru, PS State Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy, Dr. Fred Owino among others, after the side event on Blue Economy investment sports and the Environment.
  • On 30th May 2022 KMFRI CEO Prof James Njiru (standing 4th left) launched Beach cleanups and community awareness at Congo Beach, Ukunda, Kwale County.
  • KMFRI in partnership with Kitanda Vzw handed over a fish farming project to the residents of Bamba, Kavunzoni, Goshi location in Kilifi county on 23rd May, 2022.
  • KMFRI CEO, Prof James Njiru (right) exchange collaboration documents with President of National Institute of Oceanography (NIOF) of Egypt Prof. Amr Hamouda during the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) Africa chapter meeting in Cairo, Egypt on 10th May, 2022
  • KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru (2nd left) met with Prof. Stuart Hamilton (middle) of Salisbury University in the United States today at the KMFRI Nairobi offices to discuss collaboration on new projects.
  • KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru (right) with NHIF CEO Dr. Peter Kamunyo during a meeting on 26th January, 2022 to discuss the enhanced comprehensive medical insurance cover for KMFRI staff

Ms. Rachel Mbugua was appointed to the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute BoM on 6th June 2017 to sit as a representative of the Attorney General. The Advocate of the High Court of Kenya is a Senior State Counsel in the AG’s office, a job she took up in 2011 after a two-year stint at Mbugua and Mbugua Associates law firm. Ms Mbugua holds a Masters Degree in International Law and Comparative Law from Indiana University obtained in 2006. She graduated with a Bachelor of Law Degree from Keele University, UK, in 2003. Prior to her admission to the bar, she had acquired a diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law.

In her present role, Ms. Mbugua negotiates, drafts, interprets and vets local and international documents; agreements and treaties, and undertakes research on various legal issues. This was an expansion of her assignments at Mbugua and Mbugua Associates, where she also attended court sessions. She has a wealth of knowledge in collection and compilation of data for research, generated from her previous experience.

Ms. Mbugua began her career as a part-time lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the Kenya School of Professional Studies and in Inorero University, where she lectured Public International Law to 3rd year L.L.B students from 2006 to 2007. This was before she landed another job with the Bank of India in 2008, where she served as Assistant Officer in Credit for seven months. In this role, she drafted and enforced loan contracts between customers and the bank, and ensured efficient and reliable banking and financial service to all customers by working closely with internal and external service providers. She also handled customer complaints, maintained excellent project documentation, and arranged for timely dispatch of documents to customers.

Previously, Ms. Mbugua had worked at Satima Consultants Ltd from March to August 2007 as a Research Assistant where her duties involved researching and collecting data on legal and human rights issues, and preparation of assessment reports. She also developed training guides for various workshops with different organizations, formulated gender mainstreaming and human rights programme, organised workshops and prepared facilitation materials. Additionally, Ms. Mbugua assisted in proposal drafting and development of strategic plans, liaised with workshop participants and harmonised workshops on gender issues.

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