Kobingi Nyakeya
He has a vast experience in aquatic sciences and environmental toxicology. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Limnology at Kisii University. He holds an MSc Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Science (Aquatic Science Option) and a BSc Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Science. He is a trained Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Audit (EA) Expert. He is trained as an Integrity Assurance Officer (IAO) with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya and is a KMFRI Management appointee to Baringo Anti-corruption Committee where he serves as the Secretary. He also serves in the KMFRI Technical Committee for Freshwater Systems on Engagement with County Governments where he serves as a Liaison Officer for Baringo County.  He is also trained as a Manager (International Diploma in Human Resource Management; and National Diploma in Human Resource Management/Personnel Management). He did a novel/innovative study on “Adding value to our produce” where with his colleagues he formulated the 1st seaweed bath soap and other products using locally grown seaweeds in the Kenya Coast which has seen KMFRI and other organizations set up a factory to formulate seaweed products at Kibuyuni, South Coast. He has carried out research in environmental Risk Assessments (ERAs) using Chironomus spp. as a test organism and currently he is working on “Bioavailability, bioconcentration and biomagnification of pesticides by aquatic macroinvertebrates of different feeding guilds and fish in estuarine ecosystems along the Kenya Coast”; “Fisheries status of riverine and small water bodies (SWBs) in Lake Baringo Basin (LBB)” among others.  Other research projects he has carried out include National Research Fund (NRF) and National Council of Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). He also volunteers to offer free consultancy services on proposal development (Give back to community) to Community Based Organizations and other organized groups in the country for the purposes of food security and poverty alleviation.  He has published more 18 papers in peer reviewed journals, and has presented over 45 papers in both international and national scientific conferences.
Research Networks: Research Gate

KMFRI Baringo
Freshwater Systems Research
Bio-monitoring, environmental toxicology and Aquatic Science
Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Aquaculture, Environmental & Aquatic Sciences, Limnology, Climate Change, Fisheries, Ecology, Stream Ecology
  • Aura, M. C., Nyamweya, C. S., Owiti, H. O., Odoli, C. O., Musa, S., Njiru, J., Nyakeya, K. and Masese, F. (2021). Citizen Science for Bio-indication: Development of a Community-Based Index of Ecosystem Integrity for Assessing the Status of Afrotropical Riverine Ecosystems. Water 2:609215. doi: 10.3389/frwa.2020.609215
  • Nyakeya, K., Chemoiwa, E., Nyamora, J.M., Ogombe, C.O., Gichana, Z.M., Mbaru, K.E., Masese, F.O., Aura, C.M., Nyamweya, C., Njiru, J., Ondiba, R. and Basweti, E. (2020). Endemic Lake Baringo Oreochromis niloticus fishery on verge of collapse: Review of causes and strategies directed to its recovery, conservation and management for sustainable exploitation. Lakes & Reserv. 00:1–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/lre.12344
  • Nyakeya, K., Chemoiwo, J.E., Nyamora, J.M., Kerich, E. and Gichana, Z. (2020). Zooplankton communities of Lake Victoria and its effects on the fishery. Africa Environmental Review Journal, 3(2), 45-57.
  • Odoli, C. O., Owiti, H., Nyakeya, K., Maurice, O., Zachary, O., Mugo, J., Nyamweya, C. and Aura, C. M. (2019). Post-harvest interventions in small-scale fisheries: a boon or bane to food and nutritional security in Kenya? Food Security11:855–868.
  • Nyakeya, K., Kipkorir, K. G. k., Nyamora, J. and Kerich, E. (2018). Assessment of the Fisheries Status in River Molo to Guide the Management on its Fisheries. African Journal of Education, Science and Technology, Vol 4, No. 4, pp 10 -20
  • Nyakeya, K., Kipkorir K.G. K., Nyamora, J.M., Odoli, C.O. and Kerich E. (2018). Dynamics of Hydrology on the Physico-Chemical Water Quality Parameters and Trophic State of Lake Baringo, Kenya. AER Journal Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 94-107
  • Nyakeya, K., Nyamora, J.M., Raburu, P.A., Masese, F.O., Kerich, E. and Magondu, E.W. (2018). Life cycle responses of the midge of Chironomus species (Diptera: Chironomidae) to sugarcane and paper pulp effluents exposure. African Journal of Education, Science and Technology, 4(3), 1-13.
  • Nyakeya, K., Nyamora, J.M. and Kerich, E. (2018). Incidence of Larvae Deformities in Chironomus Species (Diptera: Chironomidae) as Bio-Indicators of Water Quality in Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya. African Journal of Education, Science and Technology, 4(3), 47-60.
  •  Nyakeya, P.O. Raburu, J.M. Nyamora, E. Kerich and E.W. Mangondu (2018). Life cycle responses of the midge of Chironomus species (Diptera: Chironomidae) to sugarcane and paper pulp effluents exposure. African Journal of Education Science and Technology, 4(3), 1-10.
  • Nyamora, J.M., Nyakeya, K., Wairimu, E., Mwihaki, G. and Muya, J. (2018). Long Line Seaweed Farming as an alternative to other Commonly used Methods in Kenyan Coast, Kenya Aquatica Journal, 4(01), 23-38
  • Ondiba, R., Omondi, R., Nyakeya, K., Abwao, J., Musa, J. and Oyoo-Okoth, J. (2018). Environmental constraints on macrophyte distribution and diversity in a tropical endorheic freshwater lake (Lake Baringo, Kenya). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 6(3), 251-259.
  • Nyakeya, K., Raburu, P. O., Masese, J F.O., Tsuma, J. Nyamora, M.J., Magondu, E.W., Kemunto, D.D.,  Ondiba N. and Jepkosgei, M. (2017). Sensitivity of the Native Chironomus Species in Monitoring of Riverine Ecosystems in the Catchments of Lake Victoria Drainage Basin, Kenya, AER Journal Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 126-133.
  • Magondu, E.W., Mokaya, M., Ototo, A., Nyakeya, K. and Nyamora, J.M. (2016). Growth performance of milkfish (Chanos chanos Forsskal) fed on formulated and non-formulated diets made from locally available ingredients in South Coast region, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 4(1): 288-293.
  • Magondu, E.W., Verdegem, M.C.J., Nyamora, J.M. and Nyakeya, K. (2016). Proximate composition, nutritional properties and attractiveness of Aerobic, Anaerobic and Anoxic bioflocs as a fish feed. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 4(1): 280-287.
  • Magondu, E.W., Verdegem, M.C.J., Nyakeya, K. and Mokaya, M. (2015). Production of aerobic, anaerobic and anoxic bioflocs from tilapia sludge. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 2(5): 347-352
  • Magondu, E.W., Karisa, H.C., Verdegem, M.C.J. and Nyakeya, K. (2015). Enhancing productivity of Labeo victorianus ponds using maize flour as a carbohydrate source. Aquaculture Nutrition@ John Wiley & Sons Ltd.,Vol 21, 942-951
  • Masese, F. O., Omukoto, J. O. and Nyakeya, K. (2013). Biomonitoring as a prerequisite for sustainable water resources: a review of current status, opportunities and challenges to scaling up in East Africa. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, 13: 173–191.
  • Nyakeya, K., Raburu, P. O., Masese, F. O., and Gichuki, J. (2009). Assessment of pollution impacts on ecological Integrity of the Kisian and Kisat Rivers in Lake Victoria Drainage Basin, Kenya. African Journal of Science and Technology 3 (4): 97-107.