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Elijah Kembenya

Elijah Kembenya

Mr. Elijah Kembenya, a top researcher at KMFRI, is based in Kegati Station, Aquaculture Division, and specialises in Fish Ecology and Seed Production. He holds a BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Science from Moi University (Kenya), an MSc in Limnology from Kisii University (Kenya), and is currently pursuing a PhD in Fisheries from Kisii University. Mr. Kembeya is currently studying life history strategy patterns of selected fish species in Kuja-Migori River

Research Network: Research Gate

KMFRI Kegati Aquaculture Research Centre
Fish ecology and seed production

PhD Fisheries (on going)
MSc Limnology
BSc Fisheries and Aquatic Science

  • Kembenya, E.M., Matolla G. K, Ochieng, V. O., and Ngaira M. V. (2012). Diplostomum Parasites Affecting Oreochromis niloticus in Chepkoilel Fish farm and Two Dams in Eldoret-Kenya. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 3(7): 2229-5518
  •  Akunga, G.N and Kembenya, E.M. (2014). Effects of Selected Water Quality Parameters on Abundance and Diversity of Phytoplankton in River Chepkoilel, Eldoret, Kenya. International Journal of Advanced Research, 2 (3), 863-871.
  •  Omondi, R., Kembenya, E., Nyamweya, C., Ouma, H., Machua, S.K., & Ogari, Z. (2014). Recent limnological changes and their implication on fisheries in Lake Baringo, Kenya. Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment, 6(5): 154-163.
  •  Ogello, EO., Kembenya, EM., Githukia, CM., Nyonje, BM., Munguti, JM. (2014). The occurrence of the 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, EM., Ogello EO and Munguti JM.  (2014). The Length-Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) Broodstock at Kegati Aquaculture Research Station, Kisii, Kenya. International Journal of Advanced Research, 2(5): 777-782
  •  Kembenya, EM., Ogello, EO., Githukia, CM, Omondi, R, Munguti JM. (2014). Seasonal Changes of Length -Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Five Fish Species in Lake Baringo, Kenya.  International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, 14(2): 130-140
  •  Aera, CN., Kembenya, EM., Ogello, EO., Githukia CM., YasindiA., Outa N.,Munguti JM. (2014). Length-weight relationship and condition factor of Cyprinus carpio (common carp) in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Current Research, 6 (09): 8286-8292
  •  Githukia C. M., Ogello E.O., Kembenya E. M., Achieng’ A. O., Obiero K O., Munguti J.M (2015). Comparative growth performance of male monosex and mixed sex nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) reared in earthen ponds. Croatian Journal of Fisheries, 42-53.
  •  Githukia C. M., Kembenya E. M., Opiyo M. A (2016). Anaesthetic Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate at Different Concentrations on African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Juveniles, Journal of Aquaculture Engineering and Fisheries Research, 2(3): 151-158, doi: 10.3153/JAEFR16017
  •  Ogello, E. O., Kembenya, E. M., Obiero, K. O. & Munguti, J. M. (2016). Effects of Nicotina tobacum (Linnaeus) on the survival and behavioral response of the freshwater leeches, Hirudinaria sp., International Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 7(1):1-6.
  •  Kembenya, E. M., Marcial, H. S., Outa, N. O., Sakakura, Y. and Hagiwara, A. (2016). Captive Breeding of Threatened African Carp, Labeo victorianus, of Lake Victoria. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. doi: 10.1111/jwas.12328 
  • Ogello EO, Kembenya EM, Githukia CM, Aera CN, Munguti JM & Nyamweya CS (2017): Substitution of fish meal with sunflower seed meal in diets for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) reared in earthen ponds, Journal of Applied Aquaculture, DOI: 10.1080/10454438.2016.1275074
  •  Paul Orina, Erick Ogello, Elijah Kembenya, Cecilia Githukia, Safina Musa, Veronica Ombwa, Venny Mziri, Jacob Abwao, Robert Ondiba, John Okechi, (2018). State of Cage Culture In Lake Victoria, Kenya. KMFRI Research Report No. AQUA/FWS/2017-2018/5. 


  • Eastern Africa Water Association (EAWA)
  • Sustainable Aquaculture Research Networks in Sub Saharan Africa (SARNISSA)