Dr. Irene Nyangoge Orina

Address:                         P.O. BOX 62000-00200, Nairobi.
Mobile:                           +254726719358
Email:                             irene.orina@jkuat.ac.ke




University Education

End Date Institution Achievement Subject
2018 Stellenbosch University PhD Food Science
2012 JKUAT MSc Food Science and Technology
2006 JKUAT BSc Food Science and Technology



Currently a lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Technology (JKUAT).


Teaching and Research Areas/Interests

  1. Food Chemistry and Food analysis
  2. Food losses and waste
  3. Value addition


Research Projects

1. Project Name: Climate smart potato production and consumption for improved nutrition and better health in Kenya
Duration: 2020-Ongoing
Funding: Africa-ai-Japan-JICA

2. Project Name: Adapting climate smart technologies along the sorghum value chain to enhance productivity, utilization and improved livelihoods
Duration: 2020-Ongoing
Funding: Kenya Climate Smart Agricultural Project (KCSAP)


Selected Research Publications

  1. Evelyne N. Gikundi, Daniel N. Sila, Irene N. Orina, Ariel K. Buzera (2020). Physico-chemical properties of selected Irish potato varieties grown in Kenya. African Journal of Food Science. Manuscript Number: AJFS-17.09.20-2025.
  2. Mwove J, Imathiu S, Orina I, Karanja P (2020). Multinomial Logistic Regression Analysis of Factors Influencing Food Safety, Hygiene Awareness and Practices among Street Food Vendors in Kiambu County, Kenya. Current Research Nutrition and Food Science, 8(3). https://bit.ly/3grEwsR.
  3. Johnson Mwove, Samuel Imathiu, Irene Orina and Paul Karanja (2020). Food safety knowledge and practices of street food vendors in selected locations within Kiambu County, Kenya. African Journal of Food Science, 14(6)174-185. DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2020.1929.
  4. Irene Orina, Marena Manley, Paul Williams (2017). Use of high resolution X-ray micro computed tomography for the analysis of internal structural changes in maize infected by Fusarium verticillioides. Food Analytical Methods. 10, 2919-2933
  5. Irene Orina, Marena Manley & Paul J. Williams (2017). Non-destructive techniques for the detection of fungal infection in cereal grains. Food Research International, 100, 74-86.
  6. Irene Orina, Marena Manley, Sergey Kucheryaskiy & Paul J. Williams, (2018). Application of image texture analysis for evaluation of X-ray images of fungal infected maize kernels. Food Analytical Methods.