Jared Miruka
He has been working in domain of aquatic plants for a long time. He has trained in Kisii University with a master’s degree in Limnology in December 2021, BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic in November 2014. Diploma in applied Biology in 2009 at Gusii Institute of Technology. He has carried out more than 12 Research projects including International Foundation of Science, European Union, Inter-University of East Africa, National Research Fund, and Cage culture ,Lake Victoria Environmental Management both Phase one and Two ,Kenya Coastal Development Project, National Research Fund. He has participated in international consultancies on assessing levels of microcystin in Lake Victoria and other small water bodies. The main output are as follows, he has development strategies for eutrophication control, enhancement of environmental quality (biodiversity conservation) and improved fisheries production, Dissemination of research finding in peer reviewed journals, seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences. Lectureship on environmental issues and natural resource management to visiting university students and other educational organizations. Besides, he has been involved in the planning, preparing budgets, execution of research projects and writing of technical reports. He is undergoing PhD in limnology

KMFRI Kisumu Research Centre
Freshwater Systems Research
Limnology ,Plankton Ecology and Algal Toxins
Algal Toxin and dynamics ,Plant nutrients, Remote Sensing and GIS Environmental & Aquatic Sciences, Limnology, Climate Change, Fisheries, Aquaculture, , Ecology, Data Analysis, Plankton and Algal Toxins scenarios.
  • BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic

  • Water quality, phytoplankton composition and microcystin concentrations in Kisumu Bay (Kenya) of Lake Victoria after a prolonged water hyacinth infestation period. Jared Babu MirukaAlbert GetabuLewis SitokiOnchieku JamesJob MwamburiOgendi GeorgeNyamweya ChrisphineCyprian Odoli First published: 23 September 2021https://doi.org/10.1111/lre.12380
  • Organochlorine Contaminants in Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758) in Densely Populated Areas of South-Western Kenya. Joseph Nyaundi1, Albert Getabu2, Job Mwamburi1, James Onchieku2, Zachary Kinaro3, George Ogendi2, Jared Babu1 and Nicholas Gichuru1. DOI:10.17265/2162-5263/2020.04.004
  • An Analysis of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Communities in Lake Victoria, Kenya on Microcystin .Githukia, C.,Onyango, D., Lusweti, D., Ramkat, R., Kowenje, C., Miruka, J., Lung’ayia, H. and Orina, P. (2022) Open Journal of Ecology, 12, 198-210. https://doi.org/10.4236/oje.2022.123012
  • Harmful Algal Blooms Threaten the Health of Peri-Urban Fisher Communities: A Case Study in Kisumu Bay, Lake Victoria, Kenya" (2020). Amber; Sitoki, Lewis; Weirich, Chelsea; Corman, Jessica; Owage, Dickson; Umami, Moses; Odada, Ephraim; Miruka, Jared; Ogari, Zachary; Smith, Woutrina; Rejmankova, Eliska; and Miller, Todd R.,Papers in Natural Resources. 1419.
  • Mwamburi, J., Basweti, G., Owili, M., Babu, J., Wawiye, P. (2020) Spatio-temporal trends of nutrients and physico-chemical parameters on lake ecosystem and fisheries prior to onset of cage farming and re-opening of the Mbita passage in the Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria Lakes & Reservoirs: Science, Policy and management for sustainable for sustainable use, 25(3): 292 – 313 (First Online: 26 July 2020): https://www.doi.org/10.1111/lre.12329 
  • Nyaundi, J.K., Getabu, A.M., Kengara, F., Onchieku, J., Njiru, M., Kinaro, Z.O., Babu, J. M., Sitoki, L.M., Nyamweya, C., Osoro, E.M (2018). Assessment of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) contamination in relation to physico-chemical parameters in the Upper River Kuja Catchment, Kenya (East Africa): IJFAS, International Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Studies, Ref: (2018), Fish: 6-5-37
  •   Nyaundi J.K., Getabu A., Kengara F., Onchieku, J., Hilda N., Babu J.M., Kinaro Z.O., Nyakeya K., Aura C.M., Nyamweya, C (2018): ‘Monitoring of organochlorine pesticides (OCP) residues in earthen fish ponds and their receiving waters in upstream ecosystems in the heavily populated areas of South Western Kenya’. Paper accepted at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DKuT) International Conference, November, 2018. Ref: (STI04-BAS-007)
  • Babu,J.M, Sitoki L.M, Ogendi,G.M, Getabu A.M, Boera,P.N, Akunga G.N, Nyaundi J.K, Njiru J.M, Mwayuli G.A, Olilo C (2015). Effects of point pollution on Water quality ,phytoplankton Diversity And Abundance in Lake Victoria, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries And Aquatic studies 2(5):57-64 
  • Babu J.M, Getabu A.M, Nyaundi K, jembe D, Boera P, Sitoki L, Mwayuli G.A, Omondi R.O, Olilo C.O-Phytoplankton distribution and abundance in small water bodies of the Lake Victoria Basin of Kenya. International Journal of applied Science and Technology, 2(6): 166-169 
  • G.M, Getabu A.M, Onchieku J.M, Babu J.M (2015). An assessment of some physical, chemical and Biological characteristics of Nyanchwa- Riana River flowing through Kisii town in south West Kenya. International Journal of applied Science and Technology 5(2): 68-79 
  • Ogendi G.M, Getabu A.M, Onchieku J.M, Babu J.M (2015). An assessment of Microbial load of Nyanchwa – Riana Rivers,Kisii,Kenya.. 2(6): 182-192. 
  • Mwamburi J.*, Yongo, E., Aura, M.C., Babu, M.J., Basweti, M.G., Gichuru, N.N., Guya, F., Nyaboke, H., Nyamweya, C., Nyaundi, K.J, Odoli, C.O., C. O., Ogwai, A.C., Okechi, J., Ombwa, V., Omwega, R., Ongore, C., Owili, M., Owiti., H., Wawiye, I. P.  Balancing community needs and resource protection: The case of Lake Kanyaboli, Kenya. Journal of Biodiversity and Endangered Species No. ENVIRONSCI-18-211R1