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 the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Environmental Biology at 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 the improvement of water quality in Narok which is an arid and semiarid land (ASAL).