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Entomologist , Parasitologist , University president

Mutuku John Mutinga, Kenyan university president, parasitologist, entomologist. Fellow African Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, Kenya National Academy.

Background

Mutinga, Mutuku John was born on February 19, 1939 in Machakos, Kenya. Son of John Mutinga Kiamba and Alice Kaindwa (Kyai) Mutinga.

Education

Bachelor, Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1965. Master of Science, University Missouri, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1972.

Career

Medical entomologist, Ministry of Health, Nairobi, 1968-1973; senior lecturer, U. Nairobi, 1973-1979; principal research scientist, ICIPE, Nairobi, 1979-1986; deputy director, ICIPE, Nairobi, 1986-1987; senior principal research scientist, ICIPE, Nairobi, 1986-1994; professor zoology, Jomo Kenyatta U., Nairobi, 1995. Vice-chancellor U. Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya, since 1996. Commissioner Common for Higher Education, Nairobi, since 1996.

Membership

Fellow African Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, Kenya National Academy.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, tennis, swimming, gardening, bird watching.

Connections

Married Gloria Jean Friday, February 4, 1968. Children: Muthoka, Nzisa, Mueni.

father:
John Mutinga Kiamba Mutinga

mother:
Alice Kaindwa (Kyai) Mutinga

spouse:
Gloria Jean Friday

child:
Nzisa Mutinga

child:
Mueni Mutinga

child:
Muthoka Mutinga