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researcher , scientist , chemistry professor

Zachary Moranga Getenga, Kenyan chemistry professor, researcher, scientist. Achievements include discovery that pesticides are completely biodegraded (mineralization) to simple constituent elements. Consultant National Environmental Authority, Nairobi, Kenya, 2003—2005; Member of African Network Chemical Analysis of Pesticides, Kenya German Academic Exchange Service Scholars Association (life), Kenya Chemical Society (life).

Background

Getenga, Zachary Moranga was born on September 23, 1962 in Kisii, Nyanza, Kenya. Son of Getenga Oichoe Magoto and Tabitha Gesare Getenga.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1987. Master of Science, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, Maseno University, 1997.

Career

Assistant lecturer Maseno University, 1992—1993, lecturer, 1994—2002. Senior lecturer Western University College, Kakakmega, Kenya, since 2003. Postdoctoral researcher environmental chemistry Goldman Sachs Group Research Center Environment and Health, Neuherberg, Germany, since 2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery that pesticides are completely biodegraded (mineralization) to simple constituent elements.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor scientific papers to professional publications.

Membership

Consultant National Environmental Authority, Nairobi, Kenya, 2003—2005. Member of African Network Chemical Analysis of Pesticides, Kenya German Academic Exchange Service Scholars Association (life), Kenya Chemical Society (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Christian music, gardening, environmental conservation and pollution control.

Connections

Married Lilian Morike Moranga, December 14, 1987. Children: Brian Oichoe Moranga, Brenda Kerubo Moranga, Beavon Nyangwara Moranga.

father:
Getenga Oichoe Magoto

mother:
Tabitha Gesare Getenga

spouse:
Lilian Morike Moranga

child:
Brian Oichoe Moranga Getenga

child:
Brenda Kerubo Moranga Getenga

child:
Beavon Nyangwara Moranga Getenga