Dr. Muigai Peter Gitita

Dr. Gitita Peter M


Email:
muigaigitita@yahoo.com
Office Location: NSC 3, First Floor
Designation: LECTURER
Area of Specialization: Inorganic/Analytical  Chemistry

Academic/Work Experience
PhD., Chemistry (University of Nairobi,2008); MSc., Chemistry (University of Nairobi,1993); BSc., Chemistry (University of Nairobi,1987); Diploma in French Language from Alliance Francaise 2000); Trained in Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001 Implementation, by Kenya Bureau of Standards, at Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi November 2004

Lecturer (2006); Head of Quality Assurance Dept., Coast Region (Chief Principal Officer) at Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (2004); Senior (Special Projects) Officer at Kenya Bureau of Standards (2003); Senior (Quality Assurance) Officer at Kenya Bureau of Standards (2002); Senior (Quality Control) Laboratory Analyst at Kenya Bureau of Standards (2000); (Quality Control) Laboratory Analyst at Kenya Bureau of Standards (1992)

Current Research Interests

  • To map up Chromium content, Distribution and Deficiency in Soils and Foods in Central Kenya and other Regions of Kenya  and propose suitable Legislative Policies to eradicate or manage (Type 2) Diabetes in Kenya.
  • Utilization and Commercialization of Water Hyacinth from Nairobi Dam and Other Fresh Water Bodies in Kenya.
  • Comparative Study between UV/Visible Spectrophotometry and Ion – High Performance Liquid Chromatography in the Determination of Ions responsible for Eutrophication in Fresh Water Bodies. Case Studies: Nairobi Dam, Kenya and Lake Victoria, Kenya.
  • Eutrophication of Salt Water Lakes and Its Relation to the Growth of Blue-green Aquatic Algae (Spirulina platensis). Case Study: Lake Nakuru, Kenya.
  • Mineral nutrient content distribution and deficiency in various foods and water consumed in Kenya and recommendations for possible legislative remedial measures.
    Research Publications

P.G. Muigai, P.M. Shiundu, F.B. Mwaura and G.N. Kamau. ‘Inorganic Nutrient Profiles along Nairobi Dam Basin, Kenya’. In Press.

P.G. Muigai, P.M. Shiundu, F.B. Mwaura and G.N. Kamau (2011). ‘Initial Correlations among the Levels of Various Nutrient Species in Water from Nairobi Dam, Kenya’. Int. J. Biochemiphys; Vol. 19, P. 25 – 36.

 P.G. Muigai, P.M. Shiundu, F.B. Mwaura and G.N. Kamau (2010). ‘Phosphorous as the Limiting Nutrient Element for the Eutrophication of Nairobi Dam, Kenya’. Int. J. Biochemiphys; 18(1) 16 – 31.

 P.G. Muigai, P.M. Shiundu, F.B. Mwaura and G.N. Kamau (2010). ‘Correlation between Dissolved Oxygen and Total Dissolved Solids and Their Role in the Eutrophication of Nairobi Dam, Kenya’. Int. J. Biochemiphys; Vol. 18(1) 1 – 15.

 P.G. Muigai, A.M. Kinyua and G.N. Kamau (1996). ‘Optimization of Parameters for Effective Analysis of Metals in Biological Samples’. Int. J. Biochemiphys; Vol. 5(1&2)19-23.

 P.G. Muigai, G.N. Kamau and A.M. Kinyua, (1995). ‘The Determination of Levels of Mercury, Cadmium and Lead in Water Samples from Naivasha Area, Kenya’. Int. J. Biochemiphys; 4(1) 27 – 29.

Conference Papers

P.G. Muigai, G.N. Kamau, P.M. Shiundu and F.B. Mwaura (2009). ‘Determination of the Limiting Nutrient Element for the Eutrophication of Nairobi Dam, Kenya’. The Second Scientific Conference Proceeding, Faculty of Science, JKUAT, ISBN 9966-923-66-7, Vol. 2(1) 124-134.

A.M. Kinyua, P.G. Muigai and G.N. Kamau, (1993). ‘The Analysis of Cadmium, Lead and Mercury in Fish Samples’. Proceedings of the KEMRI/ KETRI Annual Medical Scientific Conference, Nairobi, Kenya.