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Ms. Mercy Kirumba is an assistant lecturer in the department of Biological Science, School of Science, Maasai Mara university, Narok, Kenya. She received her BSc. in Plant Biotechnology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya, and her MSc. in Applied Microbiology with a bias to Environmental Microbiology from University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Environmental Biology in Maasai Mara university.

While in Botswana, an arid and semiarid land (ASAL), she acquired an interest in wastewater and sewage effluent treatment as she was working on her thesis "Prevalence of toxic cyanobacteria in a river receiving treated sewage effluent". She has continued to do research in the same field and is currently looking at the use of Waterpans as a solution to water scarcity in ASALs, and the use of Constructed Wetlands in improvement of water quality in Narok which is an arid and semiarid land (ASAL).

She can be contacted through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Publication:

  • Kirumba w. m. shushu D. D., Masundire H., Oyaro N.,(2014) Diversity of potentially toxic cyanobacteria in a river receiving sewage effluent; A case of Notwane river, Gaborone, Botswana. Internation Research Journal of Environment Sciences Vol3(11), ISSN 2319-1414

Collaborations and Linkages

University of Pau-France

It was requested that MMU to host one French Master of Tourism student for internship in 2014.The details to be discussed between Dean Tourism MMU and Director Tourism University of Pau France after the conference.

Clemson University - U.S.A.

Exchange research, training and workshop conference Developing a tourism information system for Maasai Mara Game Reserve

University of Bordeaux 3-France

Establishment of a French Language Institute/ centre Maasai Mara University is currently teaching French language to students undertaking tourism, arts and hospitality courses.

Aarhus University- Denmark

Establish and promote joint research, development projects and academic cooperation with focus on the Maasai Mara (ecosystem, living conditions, economic growth and biodiversity)

Regents University-London-U.K

Areas of collaboration: Education cooperation and articulation programmes. Research collaboration Exchange of students, faculty and staff members Joint consultancy activities Knowledge transfer Participation in seminar and academic meetings Exchange of academic materials and other information.

Kenya Industrial Estates

Create incubation centers and incubate student's projects with potential for commercialization. Attachment of MMU staff to enterprise funded through KIE for purposes of gaining experience that would be ploughed back into teaching.

University of Hertfordshire.- London-U.K

To conduct a survey to identify current research, educational, policy and regulatory activities (Governmental, academic, NGO)

University of Munster, Germany

The parties agree to collaborate in the following area of mutual interest: Explore possibilities for joint research programmes, Exchanges for students.

Physical Address

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