Veronica Wanjeri
KMFRI Mombasa
Oceanography and Hydrography
Environmental Chemistry
Analytical chemistry, Radionuclides, Biogeochemistry, Emerging organic pollutants, nanotechnology, ocean acidification, biotoxins,
  • Master of Technology in Applied Chemistry, University of Johannesburg in South Africa
  • Bachelor of Technology in Applied Chemistry, Technical University of Mombasa
  • Higher diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

 Membership to professional bodies 

  • Member of Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)
  • Member of Women in Nuclear Kenya
  • Wanjeri, V.W.O., Okuku, E.O., Barsanti, M., Schirone, A., Delbono, I., Owato, G. & Delfanti, R. (2021) Baseline radionuclide and heavy metal concentrations in sediments of Sabaki River estuary (Kenya, Indian Ocean). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 164, 112033.
  • Wayayi, V. W., Okuku, E. O., & Ohowa, B. O. (2021). Distribution of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls present in surface sediments of the Sabaki and Tana estuaries, Kenya. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, 20(2), 57-67.
  • Ohowa, B., Kiteresi, L., Wanjeri, V., Mwamburi, S. & Tunje, S. (2021) Sponges as simple biomonitoring tools for trace element pollution in marine environments: insights from a Kenyan study focused on the leaf sponge Phyllospongia foliascens. African Journal of Marine Science, 43(4), 533-538.
  • Wanjeri, V. W. O.; Okuku, E. O.; Barsanti, M.; Schirone, A.; Delbono, I.; Owato, G.; Delfanti, R., Baseline radionuclide and heavy metal concentrations in sediments of Sabaki River estuary (Kenya, Indian Ocean). Marine Pollution Bulletin 2021, 164, 112033.
  • Wanjeri, V.; Okuku, E.; Ohowa, B.; Kosore, M.; Ongore, C., An insight into ecotoxicological significance of PAHs contamination in selected Kenyan estuaries. 2013.
  • Wanjeri, V.; Sheppard, C.; Prinsloo, A.; Ngila, J.; Ndungu, P., Isotherm and kinetic investigations on the adsorption of organophosphorus pesticides on graphene oxide based silica coated magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with 2-phenylethylamine. Journal of environmental chemical engineering 2018, 6 (1), 1333-1346.
  • Wanjeri, V. W.; Gbashi, S.; Ngila, J. C.; Njobeh, P.; Mamo, M. A.; Ndungu, P. G., Chemical Vapour Deposition of MWCNT on Silica Coated Fe3O4 and Use of Response Surface Methodology for Optimizing the Extraction of Organophosphorus Pesticides from Water. International journal of analytical chemistry 2019, 2019.
  • Wanjeri V.W.O., Okuku E.O., Barsanti M., Schirone A., Delbono I., Delfanti R. Occurrence And Distribution Of Radionuclides And Trace Metals  In Sediment Cores From Kilifi  Creek, Kenya (Submitted for review).
  • Okuku, E. O.; Kiteresi, L. I.; Wanjeri, V. O.; Owato, G. O., Baseline survey of sediment contamination with 210Polonium in three peri-urban creeks of Mombasa, Kenya. Marine Pollution Bulletin 2020, 154, 111040.
  • Ongore, C.; Okuku, E.; Mwangi, S.; Kiteresi, L.; Ohowa, B.; Wanjeri, V.; Okumu, S.; Kilonzi, J., Characterization of nutrients enrichment in the estuaries and related systems in Kenya coast. 2013.
  • Okuku, E.; Ohowa, B.; Kiteresi, L.; Wanjeri, V.; Okumu, S.; Ochola, O.; Ongore, C., Screening of potential ecological risk of metal contamination in some Kenyan estuaries. Research Journal of Physical and Applied Science 2013, 2 (4), 52-63.
  • Okuku, E.; Ohowa, B.; Mwangi, S.; Munga, D.; Kiteresi, L.; Wanjeri, V.; Okumu, S.; Kilonzo, J., Sewage pollution in the Coastal waters of Mombasa City, Kenya: A norm Rather than an Exception. International Journal of Environmental Research 2011, 5 (4), 865-874.
  • Kamau, J. N.; Ngila, J. C.; Kirui, B.; Mwangi, S.; Kosore, C. M.; Wanjeri, V.; Okumu, S., Spatial variability of the rate of organic carbon mineralization in a sewage-impacted mangrove forest, Mikindani, Kenya. Journal of soils and sediments 2015, 15 (12), 2466-2475.