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Cecilia Githukia

Cecilia Githukia

Ms. Cecilia Githukia is a PhD student at Kisii University in Fisheries Management. She holds an MSc Degree in Aquaculture and BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences both from Moi University.  She also holds a certificate in International Post Graduate in Limnology from IHE-The Netherlands. Ms. Githukia is an aquaculture scientist involved in research activities on fish breeding, nutrition and fisheries socio economics. She has co-authored 3 books and 9 papers in peer reviewed journals. Currently, she is involved in research geared towards improvement of opportunities of fish farmers, marketers and consumers along the aquaculture value chain in realization of the fourth big agenda on food security.

Research Network: Research Gate

KMFRI Kegati Aquaculture Centre
Fish nutrition and fisheries socioeconomics
Fish breeding, Fish Nutrition and Fisheries socioeconomics

PhD in Fisheries Management (ongoing)

MSc (Aquaculture)

BSc (Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences)

Ogello E.O, Kembenya E.M, Githukia C.M, Aera C.N, Munguti J.M and Nyamweya C.S (2017): Substitution of fish meal with sunflower seed meal in diets for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) reared in earthen ponds, Journal of Applied Aquaculture.

Githukia C.M, Kembenya E.M, Opiyo M.A (2016). Anaesthetic Effects of Sodium bicarbonate on African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Juveniles at different concentrations, Journal of Aquaculture Engineering and Fisheries Research. 2 (3): 151-158.

Githukia C.M, Ogello E.O, Kembenya E.M, Achieng’ A.O, Obiero K.O and Munguti J.O. (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


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.

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) 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.

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.