Dr. Jonathan Munguti

Dr Jonathan Munguti holds a PhD Degree in Natural Resources and Life Sciences (with Distinction) from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, is a Chief Research Scientists in KMFRI, Director and Head of Aquaculture Directorate, in-charge of coordinating research and administrative functions in the Directorate to ensure research activities are aligned to the Institute’s strategic plan, vision and mandate. During his academic and research experience spanning over 20 years, he has collaborated in the development of donor funded research projects at national, regional and international levels including BOMOSA EU, ESP, KAPAP and KCSAP Projects. 

He has authored over 70 Scientific publications i.e., peer- reviewed journal articles, books/book chapters, conference proceedings, technical and consultancy reports. He is also an Editor and Reviewer of several international Peer-Reviewed Journals including Aquaculture Research Journal, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems and Aquatic Foods, Journal of World Aquaculture Society, People and Nature, Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture, Fish and Fisheries, among others. He has served as a Joint Secretary to the National Aquaculture Development Working Group and has vast knowledge on fish nutrition and has headed several National taskforces including the Economic Stimulus Program (ESP) Feed component aimed at promoting aquaculture growth through quality and affordable fish feeds in the country.

He has attended several specialized professional training courses and gained extensive leadership and project management experience by completing Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP), Senior Management Course (Kenya School of Government) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Intensive Aquaculture production (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). He has also participated in advanced fish Nutrition and feed formulation studies in the East African region. The professional training has significantly strengthened his research versatility and administrative capability. He has also significantly contributed to fisheries, aquatic resource management and aquaculture landscape in Kenya and beyond. 

He is a facilitator in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Module in the International MSc. Program in Limnology & Wetland Ecosystems offered by Egerton University (Kenya) and University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (Austria) under the support of UNESCO-IHE DELFT. Dr Munguti has successfully supervised 5 PhD students and 21 MSc students from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Austria and the Netherlands. He served as a taskforce member of the Kenya Agriculture Sector Transformation & Development Strategy (ASTDS). He is member of National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) for National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP) and a member of Research Grants Management Committee (RGMC), in the World bank Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP). He sits in Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research institute (KMFRI) Scientific and Technical Management Committee which guides research agenda for the organization. 

Research Interests: Dr Munguti research explores aquatic Nutrition, Fish health, with a focus on fish feed formulation, cost effective feeds, processing and production, the use of probiotics. I have conducted multi-institutional, interdisciplinary and fish health research leading to successful feed formulation feeding regimes, feed storage. He is also involved in developing, validating and upscaling climate smart aquaculture technologies, innovations and management practices (TIMPs) to significantly contribute to food and nutrition security. 

Online Publication Profile

KMFRI Sagana Aquaculture Centre
Fish nutrition, Fish Health management and Water Quality Management
: Research on aquaculture nutrition, the use alternative fish feed ingredients, development of policy briefs on aquaculture related issues (breeding, nutrition, culture systems, value addition and post-harvest) to offer policy direction on the development of a sustainable Aquaculture Industry
jmunguti2000@gmail.com, wamaengo@yahoo.com
  • Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Dr.Nat.Techn.)
  • M.Sc. in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • B.Ed. Education Science
  • Post-Graduate Diploma (Intensive Aquaculture Production)
  • Senior Management Course (SMC)
  • Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP)


  • Kyule-Muendo, D., Otachi, E., Awour, F., Ogello, E., Obiero, K., Abwao, J., Muthoni, C., & Munguti, J. (2022). Status of fish health management and biosecurity measures in fish farms, cages and hatcheries in Western Kenya. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience 3, 18 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s43170-022-00086-7
  • Obiero K., Achieng A.O, Nyamweya C.S, Onyango H.O, Opaad B., Ajodee Z.M, and J Munguti (2022) Societal Implications of Kenya’s Inland and Marine Waters (2022) Encyclopaedia of Inland Waters, Second Edition
  • Magondu, E. W., Fulanda, B. M., Munguti, J. M., & Mlewa, C. M. (2021). Toward integration of sea cucumber and cockles with culture of shrimps in earthen ponds in Kenya. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1111/jwas.12861
  • Ogello, E. O., Outa, N. O., Obiero, K. O., Kyule, D. N., & Munguti, J. M. (2021). The prospects of biofloc technology (BFT) for sustainable aquaculture development. Scientific African 14, e01053. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2021.e01053
  • Munguti J.M., Obiero K., Odame H., Kirimi J., Kyule D., Ani J., & D Liti., (2021). Key limitations of fish feeds, feed management practices, and opportunities in Kenya’s aquaculture enterprise. African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition & Development 21(2): 17415–17434; https://doi.org/10.18697/ajfand.97.20455
  • Munguti, J., Odame, H., Kirimi, J., Obiero, K., Ogello, E., & Liti, D. (2021). Fish feeds and feed management practices in the Kenyan aquaculture sector: Challenges and opportunities. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management24(1), 82–89. https://doi.org/10.14321/aehm.024.01.12
  • Fonda J. A., Opiyo M. A., Obiero, K. O., Munguti J. M., Abwao J., Nyonje B.M., Nevejan N and G. V. Stappen (2021). Aquaculture extension service in Kenya: Farmers and extension officers’ perspectives. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 13(1), 14–22. https://doi.org/10.5897/JAERD2020.1203
  • Nairuti R. N., Munguti J. M., Waidbacher H., & Zollitsch W. (2021) Growth performance and survival rates of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) reared on diets containing Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens L.) larvae meal Die BodenkulturJournal of Land Management, Food and Environment 72 (1): 9–19, DOI: 10.2478/boku-2021-0002 ISSN: 0006-5471 online, https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/boku/boku- overview.xml
  • Wachira, M.N.; Osuga, I.M.; Munguti, J.M.; Ambula, M.K.; Subramanian, S.; Tanga, C.M (2021) Efficiency and Improved Profitability of Insect-Based Aquafeeds for Farming Nile Tilapia Fish (Oreochromis niloticus L.). Animals, 11, 2599. https://doi.org/ 10.3390/ani11092599
  • Abwao J., Jung’a J., Barasa J.E, Kyule D., Opiyo M., Awuor J.F., Ogello E., Munguti J.M & G. A. Keya (2021) Selective breeding of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus: A strategy for increased genetic diversity and sustainable development of aquaculture in Kenya, Journal of Applied Aquaculture https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wjaa2021
  • Munguti, J. M., Karimi, J. G., Obiero, K.O., Ogello, E. O., Kyule, D., Liti, D. M. Liti and Musalia, L. M (2020). Aqua-Feed Wastes: Impact on Natural Systems and Practical Mitigations—A Review. Journal of Agricultural Science 13 (1): 111–121
  • Opiyo, M.A., Obiero, K.O., Abwao, J., Awuor, F.J., Kyule, D. and Munguti, J. (2020). Comparative growth performance of genetically male, sex-reversed and mixed-sex Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) reared in earthen ponds in Sagana, Kenya. Aquaculture Studies, 21(1): 23–30 http://www.aquast.org/uploads/pdf_507.pdf
  • Kyule, D.N., Fonda, J.A., Ochiewo, J., Munguti, M.J., Obiero, K.O., Ogello, E.O., Opiyo, M.A., Abwao, J., and Kendi, J. (2020). Perceived consumer preferences of fisheries products retailed in Kenyan markets Bioscience Research, 17(4): 2486–2496. https://www.isisn.org/BR17(4)2020/2486-2496-17(4)2020BR20-366.pdf
  • Kirimi J G., Musalia L.M., Magana A. & Munguti JM (2019) Protein Quality of Rations for Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Containing Oilseed Meals Journal of Agricultural Science 12, 2 ISSN 1916-9752 E-ISSN 1916-9760
  • Kirimi J G., Musalia L.M., Magana A. & Munguti JM (2019) Enzyme Assay to determine optimum crude papain level on plant protein diets for Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) International Journal of Life Sciences Research ISSN 2348-3148 7, 4, pp: (40-48)
  • Obiero, K. O., Waidbacher, H., Nyawanda, B.O., Munguti, J.M., Manyala, J.O., Kaunda-Arara, B., (2019). Predicting Uptake of Aquaculture Technologies Among Smallholder Fish Farmers in Kenya. Aquaculture International, DOI: 1007/s10499-019-00423-0
  • Awuor, F.J., Obiero, K., Munguti, J., Oginga, J.O., Kyule, D., Opiyo, M.A., Oduor-odote, P., Yongo, E., Ochiewo, J., (2019). Market Linkages and Distribution Channels of Cultured, Captured and Imported Fish in Kenya. Aquaculture Studies, 19 (1), http://doi.org/10.4194/2618-6381-v19_1_06
  • Kihia CM, Gitonga LM, Tembo J, E Kanyeki, J Munguti & B Muli (2018) Fishing power of conventionally harvested wetland baitworms compared to black soldier fly larvae as alternative baits in tropical artisanal hook fishery, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Orina, P.S., Charo-Karisa, H., Munguti, J.M., Boera, P., Abwao, J., Kyule, D., Opiyo M. A., Marcial H. & Rasowo, J. O. (2018). A Comparative Study of Labeo victorianus (Bouelenger, 1901) and Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Polyculture Systems (Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management, 1-7)
  • Aloo PA, Charo-Karisa H, Munguti J.M & B. Nyonje (2017) A Review on the Potential of Aquaculture Development in Kenya for Poverty Alleviation and Food African Journal Food Agriculture Nutrition Development 17 (1): 11832-11847
  • Marijani, Wainaina J. M., Charo-Karisa H., Nzayisenga L., Munguti J., Gnonlonfin G. J. B., Kigadye E., & S. Okoth (2017Mycoflora and mycotoxins in finished fish feed and feed ingredients from smallholder farms in East Africa Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research 43 169–176
  • Omondi G., Otachi E & Munguti (2017) Growth performance of mixed sex Nile tilapia in cage monoculture and Polyculture with African catfish. Aquaculture International DOI 10.1007/s10499-017- 0143
  • Kyule, , Opiyo, M.A., Ogello, E., Obiero, K.O, Maranga, B., Orina., P., Charo-Karisa, H., Munguti, J.M. (2016). Determination of fish value-added product preferences among the residents of Wote Town, Makueni County, Kenya. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 69–78. ISSN 0378 – 9721.
  • Omolo M, Onyango A, Magoma G, Munguti J, Masinde WP & K. Ogila (2017). Effect of varying dietary proportions of linseed and olive oils on fatty acid composition of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) under aquaponics culture system. African Journal of Fisheries Science ISSN 2375-0715 5 (3) 238-248
  • Ogello, E.O., Kembenya, E. M., Obiero, K.O., Munguti, J.M. (2016) Effects of Nicotina tobacum (Linnaeus) on the survival and behavioural response of the freshwater leeches, Hirudinaria , International Journal of Aquatic Sciences 7 (1):19–24.
  • Ogello, EO. & Munguti J.M (2016) Aquaculture: a promising solution for food insecurity, poverty and malnutrition in Kenya. African Journal of Food Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 16 (4): 11332 – 11351
  • Obiero, K. O., Abila, R., Njiru, M., Raburu, P.O., Kundu, R., Achieng, A.O., Ogello E.O., Munguti J.M., Lawrence, T. (2015) The challenges of management: Recent experiences in implementing fisheries co-management in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management 20: 139–154.
  • Githukia, M., Ogello E. O., Kembenya E. M., Achieng A. O., Obiero K. O., Munguti J. M. (2015). Comparative growth performance of male monosex and mixed sex Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) reared in earthen ponds. Croatian Journal of Fisheries 73: 20–25.
  • Obiero, K. O., Opiyo A., Yongo, E., Kyule, D., Githukia C. M., Munguti J. M. & Charo- Karisa H. (2014). Consumer preference and marketing of farmed Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) and African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Kenya: Case study of Kirinyaga and Vihiga Counties. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 1 (5): 67–76.
  • Kyule, N., Yongo, E., Opiyo, M. A., Obiero, K. O, Munguti, J. M., Charo-Karisa, H. (2014). Fish product development and market trials of fish and fish products in Kenya: A case study of Kirinyaga and Meru Counties. Livestock Research for Rural DevelopmentVol 26, Article #108. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd26/6/kyul26108.htm
  • Ogello, E. O., Obiero, K. O., Munguti, J. M. (2013). Lake Victoria and the common property debate: Is the tragedy of the commons a threat to its future? Journal of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds 7 (2): 101–126
  • Munguti, J.M., Ogello, E.O., Liti D., Waidbacher, H., Straif, M & Zollitsch, W. (2014) Effects of pure and crude papain on the utilization and digestibility of diets containing hydrolyzed feather meal by Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticusInternational Journal of Advanced Research 2 (6) 809-822
  • Opiyo M.A., Munguti J.M., Ogello E.O. & Charo-Karisa H. (2014) Growth Response, Survival and Profitability of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Fed at Different Feeding Frequencies in Fertilized Earthen Ponds. International Journal of Science and Research. 3 (9) 2319-7064
  • Musa S M., Orina P S., Aura C M., Kundu R, Ogello E. O. & Munguti J M (2014) The Effects of Dietary Levels of Protein and Greenhouse on Growth, Behaviour and Fecundity of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Broodstock. International Journal of Science and Research 3 (10) 2271-2278
  • Munguti, J.M., Musa, S., Orina, P.S., Kyule, D.N., Opiyo, M. A. Charo-Karisa, H & Ogello, E.O. (2014). An overview of current status of Kenyan fish feed industry and feed management practices, challenges and opportunities. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies; 1(6): 128-137. ISSN: 2347-5129
  • Munguti, J. M., Mugiranea, J. K. & Ogello, E. O. (2014) An Overview of the Kenyan Aquaculture Sector; Current status, Challenges and Opportunities for Future Development. Fisheries and aquatic sciences, 17(1), 1-11.
  • Aera C. N., Kembenya E. M., Ogello E.O, Githukia C.M, Andrew Yasindi A., Outa N & Munguti J.M (2015) Length-Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Common Carp (cyprinus Carpio) In Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Current Research, 6 (09) 8286-8292.
  • Ogello E. O., Munguti J. M., Sakakura Y. & Hagiwara A (2014) Complete Replacement of Fish Meal in the Diet of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Grow-out with Alternative Protein Sources. A review. International Journal of Advanced Research 2 (8) 962-978
  • Kyule D. N, E Yongo, M A Opiyo, K Obiero, J M Munguti & H Charo-Karisa (2014) Fish product development and market trials of fish and fish products in Kenya: a case study of Kirinyaga and Meru Counties, Livestock Research for Rural Development 26 (06)
  • Orina P S, J G Maina, S M Wangia, E G Karuri, P G Mbuthia, B Omolo, G O Owiti, S Musa & J M Munguti (2014) Situational analysis of Nile tilapia and African catfish hatcheries management: a case study of Kisii and Kirinyaga counties in Kenya, Livestock Research for Rural Development 26 (05)
  • Obiero, K., Opiyo, M.A., Munguti, M.J., Orina, P.S., Kyule, D., Yongo, E., Githukia, C.M. & Charo-Karisa, H. (2014). Consumer preference and marketing of farmed Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Kenya: Case Study of Kirinyaga and Vihiga Counties, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic studies 1(5): 67-76. ISSN: 2347-5129.
  • Orina P.S., M. Munguti, M.A. Opiyo, & H.C. Karisa (2014) Optimization of Seed and Broodstock Transport Densities for Improved Survival of Cultured Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, L. 1758) International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic studies 1(5): 157-161
  • Opiyo M.A., Githukia, C.M., Munguti J.M. & Charo-Karisa, H. (2014) Growth performance, carcass composition and profitability of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed commercial and on-farm formulated fish feed in earthen ponds. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 1(5): 12-17. ISSN: 2347-5129.
  • Ogello E. O, Musa S.M, Aura C.M, Abwao J O & Munguti J M (2014) An Appraisal of the Feasibility of Tilapia Production in Ponds Using Biofloc Technology: A review. International Journal of Aquatic Science (ISSN: 2008-8019) Indexed in: Thomson Reuters (ISI)
  • Ogello, E. O, Obiero K.O & Munguti J.M (2013) Lake Victoria and the Common Property Debate: Is the Tragedy of the Commons a threat to its future? Journal of Lakes, reservoirs and ponds - Volume 7(2) ISSN: 1844-6477
  • Ogello EO, Mlingi FT, Nyonje BM, Charo-Karisa H & JM Munguti (2013) Can integrated livestock-fish culture be a solution to east Africa’s food insecurity? A review Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND). Volume 13 No. 4 September 2013. ISSN NO 16845374
  • Charo-Karisa, H., Opiyo, M.A., Munguti, J.M., Marijani, E. & Nzayisenga, L. (2013). Cost benefit analysis and growth effects of pelleted and unpelleted farm made feeds on African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in earthen ponds. Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND). Volume 13 No. 4 September 2013. ISSN NO 16845374.
  • Musa S. M, Aura C M, Ogello E O, Omondi R, Charo-Karisa H & Munguti J M (2013) Haematological Response of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell 1822) Fingerlings Exposed to Different Concentrations of Tobacco (Nicotiana tobaccum) Leaf Dust. ISRN Zoology, Article ID 492613,7 pages
  • Munguti J.M, Charo-Karisa H, Opiyo M, Ogello E, Marijani E, Nzayisenga L & D Liti (2012). Nutritive value and availability of commonly used feed ingredients for farmed Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell) in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 12 (3) 6135- 6155.
  • A. Kassahun, H. Waidbacher, J. M. Munguti & W. J. Zollitsch (2012) Locally available feedstuffs for small-scale aquaculture in Ethiopia – a review. Journal for Land Management, Food and Environment Die Bodenkultur 51 63 (2–3)
  • Ogello E. O; R. Omondi, Opiyo M; H Charo, M. Munguti & C. M. Aura (2012) Survival and Avoidance Response of the Freshwater Gastropod Melanoides tuberculatus (Muller) to Different Concentrations of Tobacco Waste, Aquaculture Research, 43 1571-1576
  • T.M, D. L. Nyende, S. Kagoda, J.M Munguti. & W. W. Mwanja. (2010) Characterisation of Fish Oils of Mukene (Rastrineobola argentae) of Nile Basin Waters – Lake Victoria, Lake Kyoga and the Victoria Nile River. Tropical Freshwater Biology, 19 (1) 49 – 58
  • Florio, A. Gustinelli, M. Caffara, F. Turci, F. Quaglio, R. Konecny, T. Nikowitz, E. M. Wathuta, A. Magana, E. O. Otachi, G. K. Matolla, H. W. Warugu, D. Liti, R. Mbaluka, B. Thiga, J. Munguti J.M., P. Akoll, W. Mwanja, K. Asaminew, Z. Tadesse, & M. L. Fioravanti (2009) Veterinary and public health aspects in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus) aquaculture in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. Ittiopatologia 6, 51-93
  • Charo-Karisa, H., Munguti J.M., Waidbacher H., Liti D. & W. Zollitsch (2009) Low-input cage culture: towards food security and livelihood improvement in rural Kenya EC FP7 Project, SARNISSA
  • Nalwanga R, Liti, D.M, Waidbacher H, Munguti J.M. & W. Zollitsch (2009) Monitoring the nutritional value of feed components for aquaculture along the supply chain – an East African case study. Journal of Livestock Research for Rural Development 21 (9) 1-12.
  • Munguti J.M., Waidbacher H., Liti D.M., Straif M. & Zollitsch W. (2009) Effects of substitution of freshwater shrimp meal (Caridina nilotica Roux) with hydrolyzed feather meal on growth performance and apparent digestibility in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) under different culture conditions. Journal of Livestock Research for Rural Development, 21 (8) 1-13.
  • Munguti J.M., Liti D.M., Waidbacher H., Straif M. & Zollitsch W. (2006) proximate composition of selected potential feedstuffs for fish production in Kenya. Austrian Journal of Agricultural Research, 57 (3) 131 -141
  • M. Liti, R.M. Mugo, J.M. Munguti & H. Waidbacher (2006). Growth and economic performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) fed on three brans (maize, wheat and rice) in fertilized ponds. Aquaculture Nutrition, 12 1-7
  • Waidbacher H., Liti D.M., Fungomeli M., Mbaluka R.K., Munguti J.M. & Straif M. (2006) Influence of feeding rates and pond fertilization on growth performance measures, economic returns and water quality in a small-scale cage-cum-pond integrated system for production of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticusAquaculture Research, 37, 594-600.
  • Liti D.M., Waidbacher H., Straif M., Mbaluka R.K., Munguti J.M. & Kyenze M.M (2006) Effects of partial and complete replacement of freshwater shrimp meal (Caridina nilotica Roux) with a mixture of plant protein sources on growth performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in fertilized ponds. Aquaculture Research, 36, 746-752.
  • Liti D.M., Fulanda B., Munguti J.M., Straif M., Waidbacher H. & Winkler G. (2005) Effects of open-pond density and caged biomass of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) on growth, feed utilization, economic returns and water quality in fertilized ponds. Aquaculture Research, 36, 1535-1543.
  • Liti D.M., Munguti J.M., Kreuzinger N., & Kummer H. (2005) Effects of sodium chloride on water quality and growth of Oreochromis niloticus in earthen ponds, African Journal of Ecology, 43, 170-176
  • Liti D.M, Cherop L., Munguti J.M. & Chhorn, L. (2005) Growth and economic performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed on two formulated diets and two locally available feeds in fertilized ponds. Aquaculture Research, 36, 746-752
  • Liti D.M & M. Munguti. (2002) Use of local technology to promote aquaculture development in Sagana Kenya and Aquaculture development in Kenya. Aquanews. 17 (4) pp 1-3 USA

Published / Edited Books

  • Munguti J., Obiero, K., Orina, P., Mirera D., Kyule D., Mwaluma J., Opiyo M., Musa S., Ochiewo J., Njiru J. Ogello, E., and Hagiwara, A. (Eds) (2021). State of Aquaculture Report 2021: Towards Nutrition Sensitive Fish Food Production Systems. Techplus Media House, Nairobi, Kenya. 190 pp.
  • Ogello, E.O., Obiero, K. O., Kyule-Muendo, D., Ochieng, S., Munguti, J, Owelle, L. (2021). Diagnostic Study on Blue Economy for Strategic Planning. March 2021, MasterCard Foundation, 110pp.
  • Obiero K., Munguti., D. Liti., J. Ani., J. Njiru., J. Wamuongo., J. Singi., Lungaho, C. (Eds) (2021). Inventory of Climate Smart Technologies, Innovations and Management Practices (TIMPs) for Aquaculture Value Chain. Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Obiero, K. O., Achieng, A. O., Nyamweya, C., Onyango, H. O., Opaa, B., Ajode, Z. M., Munguti, J. M. (2021). Societal Implications of Kenya’s Inland and Marine Waters. Encyclopaedia of Inland Waters, 2nd Ed (Section Editors: Catherine Febria and Gail Krantzberg). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819166-8.00196-1
  • Munguti, J., Obiero, K., Liti, D., Ani, J., Njiru, J., Ikitoo, C., Wamuongo, J., Singi, J., Lungaho, C. (Eds.) (2020). Training of Trainers’ Manual for Climate Smart Aquaculture Practices. Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Munguti, J. M., Obiero, K. O., Orina, P. S., Musa, S., Mwaluma, J., Mirera,D. O., Ochiewo, J., Kairo, J., Njiru, J. M. (Eds). (2017). State of Aquaculture in Kenya. Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya. 133 p. ISBN: 978-9966-109-82-8
  • Kyule-Muendo, D., Munguti, J. M., Opiyo, M. A., ObieroO., Githukia, C. M., Orina, P.S., Njiru, J. M., Charo-Karisa, H. (2017). Fish Recipe Book, Volume 1. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. 45pp. ISBN:
  • Opiyo , Charo-Karisa, H., Nyonje, B., Omolo, B., Orina, P., Wainaina, M., Obiero, K., Munguti, J. (2017). Good Aquaculture Practices for Seed Production in Kenya: Volume 1. Tilapia and Catfish. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 9789966100078. 60pp
  • Opiyo , Charo-Karisa, H., Obiero, K., Munguti, J. M., Orina, P. S., Ogello, E. O., Nyoro, J., Kyule, D. N., Nyonje, B., Omolo, B. O. (2017). Overview of good aquaculture practices in Kenya. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa, Kenya. 33p
  • Munguti M (2015) Linking fish production with markets in Kenya in: KAPP and IIRR. 2015. Fruits of our toil: Increasing agricultural productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers in Kenya. Kenya Agricultural Productivity Programme and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Nairobi.
  • Charo-Karisa H, Munguti , Ouma H., Masai D.M., Opiyo M., Orina P.S & Okech J.K (2011) Fish farmers manual, for beginner’s students and hatchery managers, Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute. River brooks Communication Network publishers, Nairobi Kenya
  • Liti M. & J.M. Munguti (2003) Utilization of organic resources in fish farming. In Savala C. E. N. Omare, Woomer P.L (Eds) Organic resource management in Kenya Perspectives and Guidelines. 6:43-50

Book Chapters

  • Obiero, K. O., Munguti, J., Ogello, E., Njiru, J., & Hagiwara, A. (2021). Aquaculture in Kenya: Emerging Trends, Socioeconomic Status and Development Prospects. In, Munguti et al., (Eds). State of Aquaculture in Kenya 2021: Towards Nutrition-Sensitive Fish Food Production Systems; Chapter 1: pp 1–19.
  • Obiero, K. O., Ogello, E., Munguti, J., Kyule, D., Nyonje, B., Mwaluma, J., Hagiwara, A., Njiru, J. (2021). Development strategies and prospects for sustainable aquaculture development in Kenya. In, Munguti et al., (Eds). State of Aquaculture in Kenya 2021: Towards Nutrition-Sensitive Fish Food Production Systems; Chapter 10: pp 169–175.
  • Obiero, K. O., Munguti, J. M., Mutune, D. M., and Njiru, J. M. (2017). Overview of Aquaculture in Kenya. In: Munguti et al. (eds.), State of Aquaculture in Kenya, Chapter 1, pp 1?9, Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Musa, S., Opiyo, M.A., Obiero, K.O., Ogello, E.O., Githukia, C.M., Ombwa, V., Kembenya, E., Boera, P., Munguti, Okechi, J. (2017). Status of Freshwater Aquaculture in Kenya. In: Munguti et al. (eds.), State of Aquaculture in Kenya, Chapter 2, pp 10?24, Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Mirera, D., Obiero, K. O., Mwaluma, J., Munguti, J. M. (2017). Aquaculture Research, Education and Training in Kenya. In: Munguti et al. (eds.), State of Aquaculture in Kenya, Chapter 6, pp 54?61, Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ochiewo, J., Obiero, K. O., Munguti, J. M., Njiru, J. M. (2017). Legal, Policy and Institutional Frameworks Guiding Aquaculture Development in Kenya. In: Munguti et al. (eds.), State of Aquaculture in Kenya, Chapter 7, pp 62?71, Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Ochiewo, J., Obiero, K. O., Ogello, E.O., Awuor, J. F., Munguti, J. M., (2017). Social and Economic Impacts of Aquaculture in Kenya. In: Munguti et al. (eds.), State of Aquaculture in Kenya, Chapter 9, pp 80?87, Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya. 

Policy & Research Briefs

  • Cheserek, M. J., Obiero, K. O., Ogello, E. O., Munguti, J. M. & Kipkemboi, J. (2021). Social behaviour change communication for improved nutrition outcomes of women and children in Western Kenya. KCSAP Research Brief, 8p
  • Obiero, K. O., Cheserek, M. J., Ogello, E. O., Kipkemboi, J., & Munguti, J. M. (2021). Enhancing fish production and marketing for improved food and nutrition security in Western Kenya. KCSAP Research Brief, 8p
  • Obiero, K. O., Munguti, J. M. (2017). Kenya’s Aquaculture Brief 2017: Status, Trends, Challenges and Future Outlook. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa, Kenya. 12p