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MR HENRY KIPRONO KOECH

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PERSONAL DETAILS
Designation
Lecturer/ Research Fellow
Corporate Email
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Division / Faculty
Faculty of Environment and Resources Development
Directorate / Dept
Environmental Science
Njoro
Office Extension No.
3421
Address
P.O. Box 536-20115, Egerton University
SUMMARY

Mr. Henry Kiprono Koech is a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Environment and Resources Development, Egerton University. He is also the Examination Officer in the Department since June 2017. He holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Science of Egerton University where he also earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health.

ORCID
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1021-550X
Researchgate
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Henry-Koech
Google Scholar
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=htfTX-YAAAAJ&hl=en
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2016-Ongoing: Ph.D. Environmental and Occupational Health, Egerton University, Kenya

2007-2011: M.Sc. Environmental Science, Egerton University, Kenya.

1998-2004: B.Sc. Natural Resource Management, Egerton University, Kenya

1993-1996: Kenya Certificate of Education (O Level), Kapng’etuny Sec. School, Uasin-Gishu

1992: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, Seiyot Primary School, Uasin-Gishu

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Water and Sanitation
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  1. 13th to 15th December, 2017: Environmental Management Systems Implementation of ISO 14001:2015 - Kenya Bureau of Statistics (KEBS)
  2. February 2015: Geographical Information System (GIS) - Egerton University
  3. August 2011-Present: Environmental Impact Assessment & Audit Associate Expert - National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
  4. October-November 2011: Mainstreaming Climate Change in Development Planning - Development Reality Institute
  5. Feb-Mar 2012: Designing Research Projects in the field - Tropical Biology Association (TBA)
  6. June 2012: Environmental Management Systems -ISO: 14001-2004-Implementation, Kenya Bureau of Statistics (KEBS)
  7. September 2013: Environmental Management Systems-ISO: 14001-2004-Internal Auditor Course, Kenya Bureau of Statistics (KEBS)
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • February 2020: Information Security Management System (ISMS) Champion - Ensuring the safety and security of information in the department
  • August 2017-Present: Examination Officer- Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University
  • 2013-Present: Assistant lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University
  • 2010-2013: Teaching Assistant, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University
  • 2009 Supervisor: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics- Population and Housing Census
  • 2004-2007: BOG Teacher- Kamagut Secondary School
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Climate change and health
  • Role of Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit in Development
  • Disaster Management
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Koech, H.K, 2021: Relationships between socio-demographic factors and occupational safety among workers in abattoirs and meat processing plants in Nairobi County, Kenya. Journal Health and Environmental Research (Accepted- ISSN Print: 2472-3584; ISSN Online: 2472-3592).

  2. Koech, H.K, Atalitsa, C.N and Ogendi, G.M. 2018: Effects of Slaughterhouse Effluent on Eutrophication Parameters in Kavuthi stream, Dagoreti-Kenya. Elixir Pollution, 117: 50489-50492. www.elixirpublishers.com/articles/1524052336_ELIXIR2018036126.pdf
  3. Atalitsa, C.N., Moturi, N.W., Mironga, J., Ogendi, G.M and Koech, H.K. 2015. Cultivation of Jatropha curcus L. for Energy Purposes in Kibwezi, Shimba Hills and Bondo, Kenya. International Journal of Science and Research, 4 (9): 539-543. https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SUB156793
  4. W.D. Karanja, G.M. Ogendi, S.T. Kariuki and H.K. Koech 2015: Assessment of Germination rates for Cyperus papyrus L. in Shore Soils of Lake Naivasha under Varying Chronosequence and Land Use. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic. Sciences, 4 (1): 1-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.19026/ijfas.4.2114.
  5. Kilonzi, M.C. and Koech, H.K. 2015: Environmental Education (ENSC 100)-E-Learning Module, Egerton University, Kenya. https://elearning.egerton.ac.ke/course/view.php?id=22
  6. C.M. Kilonzi, W.N. Moturi, G.M. Ogendi, H.K. Koech and J.K. Maina 2014: Spatio-temporal Variations in Physicochemical Parameters and Coliforms Levels of Domestic Water Sources in Njoro District, Kenya. Journal of Environment Natural Resources Management and Society, 2 (1): 11-23.
  7. Ogendi, G. M., G.M. Maina, J.W Mbuthia, H.K. Koech, C.M.  Ratemo and J.C. Koskey 2014: Heavy metal concentrations in water, sediments and Cyprinus carpio fish species from Lake. Res J. Environ. Earth Sci., 6(8) 416-423. http://dx.doi.org/10.19026/rjees.6.5252.
  8. E.C. Koskei, R.C. Koskei, M.C. Koske and H.K. Koech 2013: Effects of Socio-economic Factors on Improved Access to Improved Water Sources and Basic Sanitation in Bomet Municipality, Kenya. Res J. Environ. Earth Sci., 5 (12): 714-719. http://dx.doi.org/10.19026/rjees.5.5727
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  1. Koech, H.K. 2019: Research Findings on Air Pollution. Scholarly presentation at Sensitization Workshop on Air Quality Regulations, 2014 and Other Related Environmental Laws on 20th November, 2019 at Merica Hotel, Nakuru County, Kenya.
  2. Koech, H.K. 2019: Water Services Stakeholders in Nakuru Town. Scholarly presentation at workshop ‘Contributory Citizen Science Fluoride Study Launch Program on 18th July 2019 at Shabab Social Hall Nakuru County, Kenya
  3. Koech, H.K. 2019: Steps in Testing Water Quality and Parameters. Scholarly presentation at workshop ‘Contributory Citizen Science Fluoride Study Launch Program on 18th July 2019 at Shabab Social Hall Nakuru County, Kenya
  4. Koech, H.K., M. Ogendi and J. Kipkemboi, 2014: Impact of Dagoreti Slaughter-house Effluents on Kavuthi Stream Water Quality, Nairobi-Kenya. Abstract in Proceedings of the 8th Egerton University International Conference on 26th -28th March, 2014
  5. Ogendi, G.O., Maina G.M., Mbuthia, J.W., Koech H.K. and Tatemo C.M. 2014: Heavy metal concentrations in water, sediments and Cyprinus carpio fish species from Lake Naivasha. Abstract in the Proceedings of 8th Egerton University International Conference on 26th -28th March, 2014
  6. Koech, H.K.,M.Ogendi and J. Kipkemboi 2010: Assessment of effects of slaughter-house effluent physico-chemical characteristics of surface water in Kavuthi stream Dagoretti-Kenya. Proceedings of Egerton University 5th Annual Research Week and International Conference 22nd – 24th September, 2010.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS

June 2015- Best Academic Achiever in 2013/2014 Academic Year

TEACHING AREAS
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Environmnetal Geology
  • Statistics for Environmental Science
  • Disaster Management
OTHER SOCIETIES

 

  1. 27th April 2017-Member of the Seating Arrangements and Transport Sub-Committee  of  the Organizing Committee for the World Environment Day
  2. 5th April 2017- Member of the Organizing Committee  and Seating Arrangements and Transport Sub-Committee for the World Environment Day
  3. 2015-Present- Member of Environment Institute of Kenya
  4. 14th July, 2016-Present- Member of International Water Association
  5. 25th March- 27th March, 2015- Session Chair- The 9th Egerton University International Conference.
  6. 17th to 20th June, 2013- Facilitator in climate change workshop- Climate change Unraveled; Climate Change 101 and climate change in our Daily Lives- Chemeron Dryland Research Centre, Egerton University
  7. January 2010 - present- Member of Ecological Society East Africa
  8. 14th Sep 1998-11th Jan 2003- Member of Youth Wildlife and Environmental Movement (YWEM) Egerton University
  9. 3rd -24th February 2010- Participated in the Environmental education and awareness creation initiative outreach program to promote partnerships for “Clean, Secure and Sustainable Environment to improve livelihoods for all generations”
  10. 13th May 2009- Participated in Environmental Conservation Week with the theme “Conserving our environment for peace-building, reconciliation and sustainable development”

 

REFEREES

Professor George M.Ogendi (PhD),

Egerton University

Department of Environmental Science,

P.O. Box 536-20115, Egerton.

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Prof. Stanely M. Makindi (PhD),

Machakos University,

School of Environmental Management

P.O. BOX 136 – 90100,
Machakos County

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Professor. Julius Kipkemboi (PhD)

Department of Biological Sciences

Egerton University

P.O. Box 536-20115, Egerton

Email: j_kkipkemboi@yahoo.co.uk

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