Dr. Wilkister Nyaora Moturi, PhD

Dr. Wilkister Nyaora Moturi, PhD

Senior Lecturer and Chairperson

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development,

Department of Environmental Science,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 721 566 802

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EDUCATION

2008

Ph.DEnvironmental Science

Egerton University, Kenya

1998

MPhil. in Environmental Health

Moi University, Kenya.

1992

Bsc. Agriculture and Home Economics

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Environmental Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Environmental Pollution and Management.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2012-Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University,

2007- Present

Chairperson, Environmental science Department, Egerton University.

2005- 2012

Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University

2003-2005

Assistant lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University

1999-2003

Assistant lecturer, Department of human Nutrition, Egerton University

1995- 1999

Teaching Assistant, Department of Human Nutrition, Egerton University

1991-1995

Teaching Assistant, Department of home Economics, Egerton University

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013 -

Factors and Health Risks of Geophagia in Pregnant Women in Nakuru County, Kenya . Funded by Egerton University

2009-2013

Lake Naivasha Sustainability Project: Managing Resources for Continual Improvement of the Ecosystem for Human Health and Well-being. Funded by IDRC.

2010-2012

African SNOWS- building capacity for interdisciplinary research in water supply, sanitation and environmental health across African universities and researchers from the North (Denmark and UK universities). Funded by Wellcome Trust

2009-2010

Enhancing Sustainable Community Health and Nutrition Security and Safe Motherhood among Rural and Low Income Urban Households in Nakuru District. Funded by Egerton University.

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Okoko A.A, Muia A.W, Moturi W.N, Oyake M. 2012. Levels of E.coli contamination of River Awach and household water in western Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources Vol. 1(5), pp. 120 - 126

2

Mutia T. M, Virani M.Z, Moturi W.N, Muyela B, Mavura W.J and Lalah J.O. 2012. Copper, lead and cadmium concentrations in surface water, sediment and fish, C. Carpio, samples from Lake Naivasha: effect of recent anthropogenic activities. Environmental Earth Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s12665-012-1556-8

3

Moturi W. N. 2011. Childhood Diarrhoea: Risk Factors and Interventions in Rural Kenya. Lambert Academic Publishing, German

Kimani V., Oduor S. and Moturi W. 2010. Use of Wastewater in Crop Production- A Case Study from Kenya. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany

Moturi W. N. 2010. Risk factors for indoor air pollution in rural households in Mauche division, Molo district, Kenya. African Health Sciences 10(3): 230 – 234.

Moturi W.N., Shivoga W.A. and Lelo F.K. 2010. The Need To Extend Protection Of Water To The Point Of Use: A Study Of Upper River Njoro Watershed, Kenya. African Journal of Science and Development 1(1):27-31.

Moturi W.N. and Shivoga W.A. 2009. Geophagia, a risk factor for diarrhoea in home environment: study of Mauche division, Molo, Kenya. J Infect Developing Countries 3(2):94-98

Moturi W. K. N. 2008. Factors likely to enhance mycotoxin introduction into the human diet through maize in Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol. 8 (3): 265-277.

Kitetu J., Moturi W. N., Oketch M. and Lugo C.C. 2008. Introduction to Environmental Management: A Diploma Course in Military Science. Egerton University. ISBN 9966-838-54-6.

Moturi, W.K.N. 2004. Household water sources and their contribution towards fluoride consumption in Njoro Division, Nakuru District, Kenya. African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 29 (2): 275-277.

Moturi, W.K.N.; Tole, M.P.; Davies, T.C. 2002. The contribution of drinking water towards dental fluorosis: A case study of Njoro division, Nakuru district, Kenya. Environ Geochem Health, , vol. 24 (2): 123-130

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit; Food Safety; Disaster Management and Preparedness; Environmental Geochemistry and Health; child Environmental Health.