Beatrice Obegi

Beatrice has worked in Both Marine and Freshwater Systems. She has an MSc. In Marine Ecosystem Based Management and Climate Change from Vietnam and a BSc. Degree in Environmental Science from Egerton University.  She has worked as a Laboratory Technologist for more than ten years. She worked in many projects such as KBP, Marine Park Environmental Monitoring e.t.c.. She has published twelve research papers and written many proposals. She has several collaborations with Kisii University, Egerton University,, Multimedia university and Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She is a Member of SIL (International Society of Limnology). She is currently undertaking her PhD program in Limnology at Kisii University.


  • Monitoring of environmental status of Lake Naivasha
  • Developing research proposals
  • Publishing research articles
  • Conducting ecological research both individual & participatory
  • Disseminating Research findings
  • Working on zooplankton and phytoplankton's
  • Research on water quality
  • Lake Naivasha monitoring project, Fish catch and stock assessment
  • Collecting climatic Change data
  • Pollution monitoring
  • Nutrients, trace metals. Primary productivity analysis.
  • Searching donor funding
  • Students Supervision

Location: KMFRI Naivasha

Department: Freshwater Systems

Specialization: Environmental Science

Research Interests: Environmental & Aquatic Sciences, Chemical Oceanography & Limnology, Climate Change Scenarios, , Aquaculture, Socio-economics, Sustainability Sciences, Ecology, Data Analysis



  • PhD student in Kisii University (On-going)
  • Marine resource-based management and climate change ( Nha Trang University,    Vietnam)
  • Environmental Science ( Second Class Honours Upper division Egerton University)
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (Mombasa Technical Training institute)
  • Craft Science Laboratory Technology(Mombasa Technical Training institute)

Obegi, Beatrice, G. A. Mwayuli, A. Getabu,James Njiru and Z. Gichana., (2022) A multivariate Analysis on Changes in Physicochemical qualities and Water Quality in River Malewaof Lake Naivasha Ramsar Basin; in Amutabi, A. N. And Mayaka, A. N. (Eds), 2021: New zeal in Africa’s Renewal. CEDRED Press ISBN 9789966-116-50-5 Chapter 5 pp190-207

  • N. Obegi, James Njiru, Albert Getabu and Zippora Gichana Spatial-temporal composition, abundance and diversity of algal communities in River Malewa of Lake Naivasha Ramsar Basin, Kenya; Global Journal of Earth and Environment Volume 7(2), pages 19-30
  • George Morara, Reuben Omondi, Beatrice Obegi, Albert Getabu, James Njiru and Nehemiah Rindoria; Water Level Fluctuations and Fish Yield Variations in Lake Naivasha, Kenya: The Trends and Relationship
  • Obegi, B. N. Mwayuli, AGetabu, A.& Kairoi, J. G. (2021) Social-Economic Characteristics of Households and Impacts of Trading Carbon Stocks of Mangroves Forest, Gazi Bay Kenya ; in Amutabi, A. N. And Mayaka, A. N. (Eds), 2021: New zeal in Africa’s Renewal. CEDRED Press ISBN 9789966-116-50-5 Chapter 14pp190-207
  • Book Chapter Charles Nyanga, Beatrice Njeri Obegi and Loi To Thi Bich Anthropogenic Activities as a Source of Stress on Species Diversity in the Mekong River Delta;
  • Obegi, B. N.,Ogendi, G. M., Omondi, R., Siriba, B. J.,Morara, G. N., Rindoria, N. M., & Orina, P. (2021). Characteristic Relationships between Phosphorous Accrual, Ecosystem Aspects and Water Level Fluctuations in Tropical Lakes: Naivasha Ramsar Site, Kenya. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 9, 53-67.
  • N. Obegi I. Sarfo  G. N. Morara· P. Boera E. Waithaka · A. Mutie (2020)Bio‑economic modeling of fishing activities in Kenya: the case of Lake Naivasha Ramsar site: Journal of Bioeconomics (2020) 22:15–31
  • George N. Morara James M. Njiru Albert M. Getabu  Reuben Omondi Ruth Lewo  Beatrice Obegi  Raymond Mwangata; Illegal unregulated and Unreported fishing: Methods and increasing trends in Lake Naivasha, Kenya`,(January 2020),PP.1-10.doi:101111/Ire.12341
  • Waithaka E. Boera P. Obegi B. Mutie A Morara G. Loki P. Nyamweya C. Aura MC2, Outa N. The Impacts of Co-Management Towards Sustainable Development and Utilization of Fisheries Resources in Lake Naivasha, Kenya
  • James Last Keyombe, Waithaka E and Obegi B. Length–weight relationship and condition factor of Clarias gariepinus in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2015; 2(6): 382-385
  • Waithaka E, Mugo J, Obegi B. and James Last. Socio-economics of the re-introduced Oreochromis niloticus in Lake Naivasha (Kenya), International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2015; 2(5): 142-146
  • Waithaka E, Priscilla B, Alice M, Anthony N, George M, Beatrice O, Patrick L and Erick K ( 2018)Assessment of Macrophytes Populations in lake Naivasha, Kenya; using GIS and Remote sensing J Environ Pollut Manage 1:202
  • N. Obegi (2018) impacts of blue carbon trading in gazi bay, Mombasa
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