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Dr. Jonathan Munguti

Dr. Jonathan Munguti

Dr Jonathan Munguti a Principal Research Officer in KMFRI is the Deputy Director and Head of Aquaculture Division in the Institution as well as the Joint Secretary to the National Aquaculture Development Working Group. He has vast knowledge on fish nutrition and has headed several national task forces including the Economic Stimulus Program (ESP) Feed component aimed at promoting aquaculture growth through quality and affordable fish feeds in Kenya. He is also a facilitator in the Fisheries and Aquaculture MSc. Module  for 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 2 PhD students and 11 MSc students from various Universities locally and internationally.  

KMFRI Sagana Aquaculture Centre
Aquatic nutrition
Fish nutrition with a bias towards cost effective fish feeds

PhD - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life sciences Vienna, Vienna, Austria

MSc. Environmental science and technology (Limnology & Wetland Ecosystems) IHE. Delft the Netherlands

B. Ed Sc. Hons (Zoology/chemistry), Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.

  • Orina PS, Charo-Karisa H, Munguti JM, et al. (2018). A comparative study of Labeo victorianus (Bouelenger, 1901) and Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) grown in polyculture systems. Lakes & Reserv. 2018; 00:1–7.
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Orina P S, Rasowo J, Oyoo-Okoth E, Musa S, Munguti JM & Charo-Karisa H (2016). Combined effects of photoperiod and temperature on growth and survival of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell 1822) larvae under laboratory conditions, Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 28:1, 17-25, DOI: 10.1080/10454438.2015.1113763
  • Munguti, J.M., Ogello, E.O., Liti D., Waidbacher, H., Straif, M and Zollitsch, W. (2014) Effects of pure and crude papain on the utilization and digestibility of diets containing hydrolyzed feather meal by Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) International Journal of Advanced Research  2 (6) 809-822
  • Munguti, J.M., Musa, S., Orina, P.S., Kyule, D.N., Opiyo, M. A. Charo-Karisa, H and 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. and 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.


  • Munguti, J. M., Obiero, K. O., Orina, P.S., Musa, S., Mwaluma, J., Mirera, D.O, Ochiewo, J. Kairo, J. and Njiru J. M. (Eds.) (2017). State of Aquaculture in Kenya. Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya. 133 p.
  • Domitila Kyule-Muendo, Jonathan Munguti, Mary Opiyo, Kevin Obiero, Cecilia Githukia, Paul Orina, James Njiru and Harrison Charo-Karisa (2017) Fish recipe book, vol. 1. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, ISBN 978–9966–103–63–6. 45pp
  • Mary Opiyo, Harrison Charo-Karisa, Betty Nyonje, Bethuel Omollo, Paul Orina, Miriam Wainaina, Kevin Obiero and Jonathan Munguti (2017). Good Aquaculture Practices in Seed Production in Kenya. Kenya Literature Bureau, Kenya 60pp.
  • Jonathan Munguti (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.
  • Harrison Charo-Karisa, Jonathan Munguti, Henry Ouma, Mutune D. Masai, Mary Opiyo, Pual Orina, John K Okech (2011) Fish farmers manual, for beginners students and hatchery managers, Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute. River brooks Communication Network publishers, Nairobi Kenya
  • Liti D.M. & 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 


  • National Council member of Eastern Africa Water Association (EAWA)
  • Member of Sustainable Aquaculture Research Networks in Sub Saharan Africa (SARNISSA)
  • Associate Member of the regional Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes) Aquaculture