Alice holds an MSc. in Biochemistry and a BSc. (Biochemistry and Chemistry) from the University of Nairobi and she is currently based in Naivasha station. Ms. Mutie has collaborated in the implementation of several projects funded by different donors both locally and internationally.

Currently her research entails aquatic ecosystem health assessment in rivers and lakes. She is also interested in value addition and natural products bioprospecting from fisheries products.

She has participated in several community open forums, workshops, and conferences both in and outside the country.

Location: KMFRI Naivasha

Department: Freshwater systems

Specialization: Biochemistry

Research Interests: Microbiology and Molecular biology



  • MSc. in Biochemistry  from the University of Nairobi.
  • BSc. (Biochemistry and Chemistry) from the University of Nairobi.


  • Morara, G.N., Getabu, A.M., Njiru, J.M., Omondi, R., Mutie, A., & Nyamweya, C.S. (2022). Shifts in composition of fish species of fishery in |Lake Naivasha, Kenya: Trend implications for fishing effort, yields, and revenue. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research & Management, 27, e12397.
  • Mwainge, V. M, Ogwai, C., Mulanda, C.A.,Mutie, A., Ombwa, V., Nyaboke, H., Oyier, K.N., Nyaundi, J. (2021). An overview of fish disease and parasite occurrence in the cage culture of Oreochromis niloticus: A case study in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management Society
  • Mutie, A., Waithaka, E.., Morara, G., Boera, P.., Mwamburi, J.., Keyombe, J. L., & Obegi, B. (2020). Population characteristics of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) in light of varying water quality conditions of adjoined Lakes Naivasha and Oloidien in Kenya. Pan Africa Science Journal1(01), 54–71.
  • Waithaka E, Boera P, Obegi B, Mutie A, Morara G, Loki P, et al. (2020) The Impacts of Co-Management Towards Sustainable Development and Utilization of Fisheries Resources in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Poult Fish Wildl Sci 8:209. DOI: 10.35248/2375-446X.20.8.209.
  • Obegi, B. N., Sarfo, I., Morara, G. N., Boera, P., Waithaka, E. & Mutie (2020). Bio-economic modeling of fishing activities in Kenya: the case of Lake Naivasha Ramsar site. Journal of Bioeconomics, DOI 10.1007/s10818-019-09292-2
  • Waithaka E, Boera P, Morara G, Nzioka A, Mutie A and Keyombe JL (2019). Trends in Fishing on Lake Naivasha and their Implications for Management. African Journal of Tropical Hydrobiology and Fisheries 17: 9-15
  • Waithaka E, Boera, P., Mutie, Nzioka, A., Morara, G. et al. (2018) Assessment of Macrophyte Populations in Lake Naivasha, Kenya; Using GIS and Remote Sensing. J Environ Pollut Manage 1: 202.
  • Keyombe JLA, Lewo RM, Waithaka E, Mutie A, Boera P (2018). Has the Latest Fish Introduction in Lake Naivasha Improved Income of Fishermen? The Economics of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Lake Naivasha. Fish Aqua J 9: 250
  • Mutie A, Ojwang W, Werimo K, Omondi R and Ouko J (2015). Intriguing case of ecosystem dynamics in the Lake Victoria: Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and Escherichia coli. Int. J. of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2(5): 110-113
  • Ombwa V, Orwa P, Mutie A, Omondi R, Werimo K and Ouko J (2015). Effect of Eichhornia crassipes on coliforms load in small water bodies within Lake Victoria basin, Kenya. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 9 (10): 736-740
  • Abubakar, L.U. Mutie, A.M. Kenya, E.U. and Muhoho, A. (2012). Characterization of algae (oilgae) and its potential as biofuel in Kenya. Journal of Applied Phytotechnology in Environmental Sanitation. 1(4):147-153

Book Chapters

James M., Last, J., Yongo, E., Werimo, K., Mutie, A., Waithaka, E. Morara G., Aura, C. and Nyamweya C. (2018). The Lake Naivasha Fisheries. In: Kimani E.N., Aura M.C. and Okemwa G.M. (Eds.). The Status of Kenya Fisheries: Towards the sustainable use of renewable aquatic resources for economic development. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Kenya. 179 pp