Patrick Mwenja Mwirigi

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Patrick Mwenja Mwirigi

Research Scientist
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Researcher ID : 0000-0002-5088-3847
Designation : Research Scientist
Expertise : Assistant Research Scientist (Tree Breeding)

Journal Papers

  1. Owino, J. O., Kemboi, J. J., Mwenja, P. et al., (2020) ‘Ecological Assessment of the Performance of Tree Species Used in Rehabilitating Degraded Areas of Turkana County, Kenya’. Academia Journal of Environmental Science 8 (4).
  2. Francis Emanikor., Kemboi, J. J., Patrick Mwenja., et al., (2020) ‘Seed germination, early growth and biomass prediction of locally sourced terminalia brownie in Turkana County, Kenya’. Academia journal of Agricultural research 8(5):156/160, May 2020. DOI: 10.15413/ajar.2020.0111.
  3. Everlyne Ejore , Roxventa Ongugo , Jackline Kemboi , Samson Ojunga, Patrick Mwenja and Jesse Owino ‘Plant species and their importance to housing in the Turkana community, Kenya’. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry Vol. 12(3), pp. 101-108, July-September 2020 DOI: 10.5897/JHF2020.0634


  • October 2015 to date : Assistant Research Scientist-Kenya Forestry Research Institute Roles and Responsibilities

Academic Qualification

  • 2017-2018 : Masters of Science in Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management, Warwick University, United Kingdom
  • 2009-2013 : Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Natural Resources Management, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya

Other Courses

  1. Designing, Planning and conducting research experiments: Skilled in designing experimental trials, planning and executing project tasks to achieve results.
  2. Clear and concise writing skills: I am proficient in writing research proposals, journal papers, research reports, quarterly and annual reports and reviewing.
  3. Presentation skills: Able to communicate research findings, proficient in power point presentation
  4. Problem solving skills: able to identify and solve different problems arising in my work area.
  5. Data organization and analysis: able to collect, organize, analyze data and interpret data using Excel, SPSS and R
  6. Project management skills: able to plan, execute, monitor, report and evaluate projects
  7. Team work and collaboration: have excellent interpersonal skill
  8. Communication skills: I have learned how to relate with people and various stakeholders, maintaining good and professional relationships with my colleagues at work.
  9. Mentoring and supervision: able to mentor and supervise students on attachment and volunteers. I have also lead various field teams in executing various activities such as field days and exhibitions.
  10. ICT Competence: I am well versed with MS suite such as Word, Excel, Power point, Mendeley, Q GIS software. I am also proficient in using the internet and emails.
  11. Detail Oriented: I value accuracy and ensure that every duty I undertake pays close attention to details and captures all the valuable research data.