Position: Lecturer
Department: Environmental Sciences and Education
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 - 00100 Nairobi
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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1004-5512

 

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Research Interests

Water Pollution, Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS AND GRANTS

Articles in Refereed Journals

Joint with students

  • Halima O, Maingi S, Onywere M and Kitur EC (2023). Fish productivity response to water quality variations, case study of Nyumba ya Mungu Dam in Pangani water basin, Tanzania. International Journal of Ecology, Volume 2023, Article ID 7353898, 11 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2023/735389
  • Ngare LW and Kitur EL (2023). The Quality of Kiserian Slaughterhouses’ Effluent and Its Implication on Kiserian Dam Water in Kajiado County, Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Sciences ISSN 2519-5549 (online) Vol.6, Issue 2, No.5. pp 73 - 90, 2023 www.iprjb.org.
  • Nashilu K, Kitur E and Nzeve K (2022). Physico-Chemical and Bacteriological Quality of Mbagathi River, Kajiado County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology. ISSN No: -2456-2165 IJISRT22JUL691 www.ijisrt.com 1550. 1Volume 7, Issue 7, July – 2022.
  • Njiru MN, Koske J and Kitur E (2022). Knowledge and Perceptions of Small-Scale Farmers on Climate Variability in Millet and Sorghum-Growing areas in Tharaka Nithi Country, Kenya. Journal of Afri. Agri. For.J (2022, Volume 86, 1-2, Page 103-108
  • Mangi M, Onywere SM, Kitur EC, Makarius C.S, Nyemo L and Chilaganee A (2022). Hydrological response to land use and land cover change on the slopes of Kilimanjaro and Meru Mountains. Journal of Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecohyd,2022.8002
  • Kinyili BM, Ndunda, E and Kitur E (2020). Socio-Economic and Institutional Factors Influencing Adoption of Agroforestry in Arid and Semi-Arid (ASALs) Areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Forestry and Horticulture (IJFH). 6(1): 8-18.
  • Kinyili BM, Ndunda E and Kitur E (2020). Influence of Agroforestry on Rural Income and Livelihood of Smallholder Farmers in the Semi-Arid Region of Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment. 87-100.
  • Kinyili BM, Ndunda E and Kitur E (2020). Influence of Duration of Agroforestry on Physico-Chemical Soil Quality Parameters in Machakos County, Kenya. Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for Development (JASETD). Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (5th DeKUT ICSTI&E). DOI: 10.33803/JASETD.2020.4-1.4.
  • Mathenge MW, Gathuru GM and Kitur EL (2020). Spatial-Temporal Variation of Groundwater Recharge from Precipitation in the Stony Athi Sub-Catchment, Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Sciences ISSN 2519-5549 (online) Vol.3, Issue 1, No.2. pp 21 - 41, 2020 www.iprjb.
  • Mthenge MW, Gathuru GM and Kitur EL (2019). Spatial- Temporal Land Use and Land Cover Changes in the Stony Athi River Sub Catchment, Kenya. Journal of applied geology and geophysics. ISSN 2321-0982, Volume 7 Issue 5, pp 43-49
  • Kitur E, Kotut K and Kerich R (2018). Variations in the physic-chemical characteristics of water in the five peri- urban reservoirs in Kiambu and Nairobi Counties, Kenya. Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology. 4172/2161-0523.1000469.
  • Nzula MT, Gathuru G and Kitur E (2018). Physico-chemical effects of sand harvesting on water quality in River Thawake Machakos county, Kenya. International journal of scientific and research publications, Volume 8, issue 9, Sept. 2018. DOI: 10.29322/1jsrt,8.9.2018p8197
  • Kimotho A, Ngugi C, Kitur E and Okoth EO (2018). Growth performance of Nile Tilapia cultured under different cage stocking densities in a cage-cum-pond system based on Laboratory conditions and among farmers in Kirinyaga County, Kenya. International journal of Fisheries and Aquatic studies, 2018, 6 (812).
  • Otieno AA, Kitur EL and Gathuru G (2017). Physico- Chemical Properties of River Kisat, Lake Victoria Catchment Kisumu County, Kenya, Journal of Environmental Pollution and Climate Change.2017. 1:137.104172/2573-458x, 1000137.
  • Somoni PB, Kitur E and Koske J (2017). Effects of Human Activities on Quality of Water at Selected Points on River Rupingazi in Embu County, Kenya. IJRDO- Journal of Biological Science. ISSN: 2455-7676. Volume 3, issue 9 September 2017.
  • Gitau JK and Kitur E (2016). Variations in the levels of Physic-Chemical parameters of waste water before and after passing through tibia wetland and conformity to NEMA Kenya and general Standards Permissible Effluent Discharge Limits. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) E- ISSN: 2319-2402, P-ISSN:2319-2399, Volume 10, Issue 5 Ver. 1 (MAY 2016), PP 14-24.
  • Ochieng J, Kitur E and Obade P (2016). Assessment of Decay Coefficient of Allochthonous Litter for Sustainable Riparian Forage Agriculture and Environmental Monitoring, A Study in River Nyangores, Kenya. The Open Atmospheric Science Journal. Toascj@ benthamopen.org. BSP-TOASCJ-2016-7.
  • Manohar S, Kitur EL and Kibet FC (2016). Water Quality and Plant Species Composition of Selected Sites within Chemususu Dam, Baringo County, Kenya. Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology. ISSN-216-0525 Jeat: Open Access Journal, Volume 6, Issue 4-1000390.
  • Wairangu E, Kitur E and Macharia G (2016). Utilization of By- Products and Cleaner Production in Industrial Nile Perch Processing in Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, Volume 1 Issue 2 Year 2016. IPRJB, International Peer Reviewed journals and Book Publishers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. iprjb.org.
  • Manohar S, Otieno A and Kitur E (2015). Planktonic Diatoms Species Composition and Water Characteristics along Selected Sites of River Ki sat, Kisumu County, Kenya. Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology. 4172/2161-0523.1000469.
  • Gitau JK and Kitur E (2014). Efficiency of Tibia wetland in the treatment of waste water. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) e-ISSN: 2319-2402, p-ISSN: 2319-2399. Volume 8 issue 8 Ver. II (Aug.2014), PP 00-00. www.iosrjournals.org.
  • Nzeve JK, Njuguna SG and Kitur EC (2014). Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis Spirulus niger from Masinga Reservoir, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) e-ISSN: 2319-2402, p-ISSN: 2319-2399. Volume8.Issue 10 Ver.1 (Oct. 2014). PP 58-63 www.iosrjournals.org.
  • Nzeve JK, Njuguna SG and Kitur EC (2014). Determination of Heavy metals in Sediments of Masinga Reservoir, Kenya. Journal of Environment and Earth Science. ISSN: 2224-3216, Vol.4, No.20,2014. iiste.org.
  • Nzeve JK, Njuguna SG and Kitur EC (2014). Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination in Surface Water of Masinga Reservoir, Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. ISSN 2224-3186 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0921. Vol.5. NO.2, 2014.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Impacts of Aquaculture Development on Quality of Fish Pond Effluent and Livelihood of Farmers in Gathundu Kiambu, County. The 1st Eastern Africa Aquaculture Symposium and Exhibition.
  • African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) Kiambu Kenya 23rd- 25th November 2016. Organizers, Department of Agriculture and Livestock and Fisheries, County Government of Kiambu, Kenya. Kiambu Aquaculture Stakeholders Forum, KENYA.

Books

  • Otieno A and Kitur E (2018). Planktonic Diatoms as Indicators of water quality. 978-620-2-31060-4. Publishing Company, S’cholars Press Latvia.

CONFERENCES/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS

Participation in workshops/conferences

  • 9th African RCE on 26th June 2018, RCE-GN (Coordinator) with the support of NEMA, hosted a climate change awareness seminar which was attended by 26 participants from various organizations. The meeting was held at Central Park Hotel in Nairobi. The stakeholders shared best practices towards mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
  • 24th-28th 2017, Certificate of Attendance- System theory and higher education didactics, introduction to system theory the city as a system and urban metabolism higher education didactics, introduction to problem-based learning (40hours) training workshop at Kenyatta University. (DAAD)
  • 28th. September 2016.Certificate of Participation in Intellectual Property Rights Workshop. Theme; Industrial Properties in Education Development. Kenyatta University.
  • 24th- 28th April 20117, Participated in the training of trainer workshop on systemtheory and higher education didactics, Kenyatta University Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 24th - 26th. August 2016- Participated in the sixth African regional centres of expertise conference 2016 ‘Empowering African RCEs’. Theme, “Developing capacities of African RCEs for the implementation of the Global Action Programme on ESD and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.” Venue, Kenyatta University Conference Centre (Nairobi- Kenya).
  • 25th. to 27th. April 2016- Participated in an international atomic energy conference (Atoms for peace) Conference, Expert mission to prepare the education and training review services and 8 systematic assessment of regulatory competence needs. Venue, Kenyatta National Hospital Complex.
  • 22nd. to 23rd. October 2015Participated in Natural Resources Management Curriculum development workshop. Venue, Kenyatta University.

Presentation of papers at Academic and Professional Conference              

  • 3rd. -25th. November, 2016-Participated in the 1st Eastern Africa Aquaculture Symposium and Exhibition (EAASE) 2016. Theme ‘Strengthening Aquaculture Value Chain in the Eastern Africa Region”. Venue, African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) Kiambu, Kenya.
  • 23rd. – 25th. November, 2016. Presented a paper Impacts of Aquaculture Development on Quality of fish pond effluent and Livelihoods of farmers in Gatundu, Kiambu.

Convening and coordinating Conferences

  • Kenyan RCE Coordinators meeting 2018. The RCE coordinators and their youth counterparts held their annual meeting on 14th November 2018. The meeting was hosted by RCE Greater Nairobi (coordinator) at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. The meeting was funded by NEMA.