Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Egerton University - DR BENJAMIN SOSI
Upload

DR BENJAMIN SOSI

OffLine
Staff Information
PERSONAL DETAILS
Designation
Assistant Lecturer
Corporate Email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Personal Email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Environment and Resources Development
Directorate / Dept
NATURAL RESOURCES
NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES
Address
P.O BOX 536, EGERTON
SUMMARY

Dr. Sosi Benjamin is a lecturer of Geology and Non-Renewable Resources at the Department of Natural Resources, Faculty of Environment & Resource Development, Egerton University. He holds a Doctoral degree in Natural Resources Management from Kisii University, Kenya. Dr. Sosi received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Geology at the University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. He worked for two years as a Geologist in the Ministry of Water, Sanitation & Irrigation, and later for two years as a lecturer in Geology at the Kenya Water Institute, Nairobi, Kenya. His research areas include aquifer hydraulic characterization and Water Quality Modeling Using Integrated Methodologies of Geophysics, Geochemistry, amongst other conventional methods. He is currently involved in teaching, research, mentoring, and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students in areas of Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, and Petrography, as well as Geochemistry and Geo-thermometry Applications in Geothermal Energy assessments. Dr. Sosi is also involved in the activities of the National Geoparks Committee as an expert member, under the auspices of the National Commission for UNESCO - Kenya. He has participated in the identification of geo-sites within the Baringo Great Rift Valley (BGRV) Geopark, geo-tourism branding, and signage development, development of Geopark Management Plan, and a dossier to UNESCO Chair for admission of the Baringo Great Rift Valley (BGRV) Geopark into the UNESCO Global Network of Geoparks. Dr. Sosi has authored and co-authored 6 peer-reviewed research publications.

 

ORCID
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6104-7011
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2015 - 2020: Kisii University - Doctor Of Philosophy (Dr. Natural Resources Management)

2008 - 2010: University Of Nairobi - Master Of Science (In Geology)

2003- 2007: University Of Nairobi - Bachelor Of Science (In Geology)

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Ph.D. Thesis Title: Hydraulic Characteristics of Olbanita Aquifer System in Lower Baringo Basin of the Rift Valley of Kenya: Implications On Groundwater Yields, http://41.89.196.16:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1018
  • MSC. Dissertation: Hydraulic Characterization of the Kabatini Aquifer, Upper Lake Nakuru Basin, Kenya rift, Using Geophysical and Pumping Test Data, http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/9887
WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan 2013 to date: A. Lecturer (Geology, Department of Natural Resources) – Egerton University, Kenya.

2010 – 2012: Lecturer – Kenya Water Institute

May 2009 – June 2010: Geologist II – Ministry Of Water & Irrigation – Nairobi

April 2008 – April 2009: Hydrologist II – Ministry Of Water & Irrigation – Nairobi

KEY PROJECTS
  • 2018 -2022: The Baringo Great Rift aspiring UNESCO Geopark in Collaboration with the Baringo County Government under the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
  • 2009 - 2010: Food Security Situation Assessment - Collaborative Task of the Kenya Food Security Steering Group: Office of the President, Office of the Prime Minister, Ministries of State for Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands, Agriculture, Livestock Development, Fisheries Development, Water and Irrigation, Public Health and Sanitation, Medical Services, and Education, National Drought Management Authority, WFP/VAM, FEWS NET, FAO, CARE-Kenya, UNICEF, OCHA, Oxfam GB, UNDP, World Vision; with financial support from the Government of Kenya, FAO, and WFP.
  • 2007: Hydrogeological Survey Project of Kisaju area, under Jamii Bora Housing Project: Kajiado District, Kenya
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Hydrogeology & Groundwater Resources Research
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Sosi, B., Barongo, J., Getabu, A., and Maobe, S. (2019). Electrical-hydraulic conductivity model for a weathered-fractured aquifer system of Olbanita, Lower Baringo Basin, Kenya Rift, Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering Vol.7 No.4: 360—372, DOI: 10.19637/j.cnki.2305-7068.2019.04.007
  2. Sosi B., Getabu, A., Maobe, S. & Barongo, J. (2019), “Relationship Between Aquifer Processes and Groundwater Quality: A Case of Olbanita Aquifer System, Lower Baringo Basin, Kenya Rift,” Air, Soil and Water Research, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1178622119889910, Vol. 12: pp 1–12.
  3. Sosi, B., (2016), “Application of Multivariate Statistical Techniques in Hydrogeochemical Process Mapping of Nairobi City and its Environs”, Quest Journals: Res. Jour. of Environmental and Earth Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 7, pp 01-09.    
  4. Sosi, B. (2014), “Nascent Concerns on the Sustainable Management of User Community-Based Approaches in Water Resources and Supply: A Case of River Njoro Watershed, Kenya,” International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=20131340, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp 22-32.  
  5. Sosi, B., Cheboi, E. and Simiyu, C. (2013), “Nonlinear Correlation analysis between Surface Resistivity and Hydraulic Characteristics of the Kabatini Well Field, Upper Lake Nakuru Basin, Kenya Rift,” IOSR Journal of Applied Geology and Geophysics, http://dx.doi.org/10.9790/0990-0163545, Vol.1, No. 6, pp 35-45.
  6. Sosi, B. (2013),   “Hydraulic Characterization of the Kabatini Aquifer, Upper Lake Nakuru Basin, Kenya rift, Using Geophysical and Pumping Test   Data,” International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 2093-2109.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS

2014: AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN WORK PERFORMANCE, EGERTON UNIVERSITY OPEN AND RECOGNITION DAY

TEACHING AREAS
  • Nare 201: Introductory Geology
  • Nare 213: Principles of Mineral Resources Management
  • Nare 331: Mineralogy
  • Nare 335: Mineralogy
  • Nare 345: Petrology
  • Nare 425: Mineral Resources & Mining
  • Nare 457:  Mining and the Environment
OTHER SOCIETIES
  • Geological Society of Kenya (GSK) - Membership No: 1107
  • Member of UNESCO Global Geoparks, National Committee - Kenya, 
  • International Society of Development and Sustainability, Japan - Membership Id: M130526
REFEREES

Dr. Benard Kibet Kirui

Department of Natural Resources

Egerton University, Kenya

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Prof. Justus Obiko Barongo

Department of Geology

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Prof. Albert Getabu

Department of Natural Resources

Kisii University, Kenya

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Copyright © 2021 Egerton University
"Transforming Lives through Quality Education"