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Meet the Director

Dr. Patricia N. Muendo

Director - Directorate of Research, Innovation & Technology

About The Directorate

Welcome to the Directorate of Research Innovation and Technology (RIT) at Machakos University Kenya (www.mksu.ac.ke). The purpose of the directorate is to support researchers at Machakos University to conduct innovative and high-quality research that will support academic activities, generate income, enhance visibility of the university and offer solutions to societal problems for the benefit of society.

About the Director

Dr. Patricia N. Muendo is the Ag. Director, RIT. She is a lecturer/researcher in the department of Biological Sciences, school of pure and applied sciences and has over 15 years’ experience in aquatic science / aquaculture education and research (nutrient dynamics, ecology & aquatic production systems). She has collaborated in various aquaculture research and development projects including PDA CRSP (USAID funded), INREF-Pond (Wageningen University, Netherlands), NICHE/KEN/158 (NUffic – Netherlands), ASALI (university of Amsterdam) and MARICULTURE (Nacosti – Kenya), among others. She is currently (2016 – 2019) a collaborator & co- principal investigator in SNIPH and IMAQULATE projects (funded by BBSRC – NEWTON FUNDS), responsible for project co-ordination and administration. She can be contacted on c/o Machakos university, P.O Box 136 – 90100, Machakos, Kenya; email: pmuendo@yahoo.com or pnmuendo@machakosuniversity.ac.ke; Tel. +254 724 993404

Our Mission

To be a Centre of excellence in research productivity

Our Vision

To develop the research infrastructure in Machakos university and build the research capacity of her researchers

RESEARCH GRANTS (Machakos University Grants as per Research Policy)

National Grants

• National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation https://www.nacosti.go.ke/
• National Research Fund http://www.researchfund.go.ke/
• Kenya National Innovation http://www.innovationagency.go.ke/


• Newton-utafiti Funds http://www.newtonfund.ac.uk/
• Mobility East Africa Travel Grant: Call for Applications: Rolling Basis https://www.britishcouncil.org/east-africa-arts/apply-grants/mobility
• CRP – ICGEB Research Grant http://www.icgeb.org/research-grants.html
• Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science http://aphrc.org/archives/7813

International Grants

• The Norway Research funding
• International Foundation for Science http://www.ifs.se/
• International Development Research Centre https://www.idrc.ca/



• Stirling university: SNIPH & IMAQULATE project
o SNIPH: Development of Alternative Sustainable Fish Feeds to Promote Human Health Using Novel Non-conventional Indigenous Ingredients
o IMAQULATE: Evaluating costs and benefits of prophylatic health products and novel alternatives on smallholder aquaculture farmers in Asia and Africa


• Kituluni Youth Polytechnic
• Computer for schools Kenya
• Machakos level 5 hospital
• South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU)
• Seeding Labs
• Kenyatta University
• Machakos Agriculture Training Institute