Celestine Ingutia

Celestine Ingutia

Research Scientist
E-mail : cingutia@kefri.org
Researcher ID :
Designation : Research Scientist (Biometrics)
Expertise : Biometrician

Journal papers

  1. E., Kitheka1, C., Ogutu, N., Oduor, C., Ingutia, M., Muga, and J., Githiomi: Piloting biomass energy audit for energy and environmental conservation in Homa-Bay County, Kenya, E. Afri. Agri. For. J (Pg 136-146 Special Issue)
  2. C. Obonyo, M. Muga J. Kiprop, R. Othim, V. Oriwo, C. Ingutia and N. Bor: Priority non-wood forest products in Cherang’any Hills Ecosystem, E. Afri. Agri. For. J (Pg. 195 -204 Special Issue)
  3. Emily Kitheka, Jacinta Kimiti, Nellie Oduor, Jane Wanza. Mutinda, Celestine Ingutia and Joseph Githiomi, Factors Influencing Adoption of Biomass Energy Conservation Technologies in Selected Areas of Kitui County, Kenya, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A 8 (2019) 70-81
  4. Giathi G., Machua J, Gathura M, Oeba V, Ingutia C:The Effect of Indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) Rooting Hormone on the Rooting of Camphor (Ocotea usambarensis) Coppice Stem Cuttings, International Journal of Novel Research in Life Sciences Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp: (15-21), Month: March – April 2017


  • July 2019 – to Date : Research Scientist I, Biometrics, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI),
  • November 2014 – June 2019 : Research Scientist II, Biometrics, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI),
  • October 2013 – October 2014 : M&E Data Analytics Specialist, Nuru International, Isibania, Kenya
  • March 2010 – September 2013 : Investigations Administrator, Directline Assurance Company Limited, P.O Box 40863-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
  • September 2007 – December 2009 : Data Analyst, Strategic Africa,
  • January2006 – August 2007 : Research Assistant, Innovations for Poverty Action, Busia, Kenya

Administrative Responsibility

  1. Head Biometrics Unit, Research Support Section (RSS), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) Kenya

Academic Qualification

  • 2004 – 2010 : Master of Science (MSc.) in Applied Statistics, Maseno University, Maseno ,Kenya.
  • 1999 – 2004 : Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Applied Statistics, Maseno University, Maseno, Kenya

Key Competencies

  1. Enthusiastic, flexible and capable of working on own initiative, and, as part of a team
  2. Calm in responding to emergency situations
  3. Well organized, eager to learn and pro-active

Other Courses

  • June 2015 : Information Security Management System (ISMS), Implementers’ Certificate, SLEEK Consultants
  • November 2014 : Performance Management Training organized by KEFRI and Career Route
  • February 2013 : Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Certificate, Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)