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Faculty of Agriculture
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Dairy and Science and Technology
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An Associate Profesor  with an earned PhD in Food Science with specialization in Dairy Science and Technology. Have vast experience in teaching and research and contributed immensely in promoting Dairy Industry Nationally and Regionally as a Lead Technical Person in the EAC Milk and Milk Product Standards formulation Technical Committee. Concerning administrative responsibilities and duties in the University, have gone through most of the ranks starting from Departmental Examination and Timetabling Officer, Food Safety Team Leader, ISO Standards Coordinator, and Chairman of Department. In supporting staff welfare, have served as the Chairman of the Egerton University SACCO LTD Board of Management. Full commitment and diligent to the respective assignments have earned some merit awards and prizes. In particular, as ISO Coordinator oversaw two recertification cycles for both ISO 9001:2008 QMS and ISO 22000:2005 FSMS.

  • 2007 PhD Food Science Thesis Title: Development of appropriate quality control parameters and technology to enhance utilization of camel milkEgerton University, Kenya
  • 2000 Post-Graduate Diploma in Food Technology Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 1993 MSc Dairy Science and Technology Thesis Title: The influence of stabilizers and storage temperatures on viscosity and syneresis of stirred acidified milk gels. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1992 Post-Graduate Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala  and Lund University Sweden 
  • 1988 BSc Food Science University of Nairobi, Kenya 
  • 1982 Diploma Dairy Technology Egerton College, Kenya

Dairy Science and Technology, Food Quality Assurance, Dairy Value Chain, ISO Quality Management Systems Auditing (ISO 22000:2018-Food Safety Management Systems and ISO 9001:2015-Quality Management Systems).


  • May 2017 Trained in Co-operative LeadershipCo-operative Insurance Society (CIC)

  • February 2017 Trained on pension for Non-pension Managers and Gratuity Management Octagon Africa

  • November 2016 National Co-operatives Board of Directors workshop Co-operative Bank of Kenya

  • July 2016 Trained in Smart Leadership for growth and performance KUSCCO LTD

  • May 2016 Trained in root cause analysis course Kenya Bureau of Standards 

  • April 2016 Trained and participated in the development of Competency Based Curricula for Certificate,

    Diploma and Bachelor levels Dronten University of Applied Sciences and Egerton University

  • December 2015 ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditors upgrading course Kenya Bureau of Standards

  • August 2015 Training in SACCO Directors Development programme Co-operative University College of Kenya NairobiJuly 2015 Training in Corporate Governance and Leadership Co-operative Bank of Kenya

  • November 2013 3rd Regional Co-operative Value Chain symposium on good governance for competitive co-operative enterprises and value chain Co-operative University College of Kenya Nairobi

  • July 2013 Dairy Value Chain study Tour CDI, Wageningen UR and CAH Vilentum University Netherlands

  • December 2012 ISO 9001: 2008 Lead Auditors Refresher Course Kenya Bureau of Standards

  • October 2012 Research Management Training Programme University of East Anglia and Egerton University

  • November 2011 Training on integrity promotion Egerton University

  • September 2011 GO4IT Training of Trainers workshop on facilitation of the Mid-Career course on Agricultural Innovation and Facilitation

    Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • April 2011 Capacity Enhancement in Research Publication for Egerton University Academic Staff Egerton University

  • May 2010 Strengthening University Capacity for Promoting Facilitating and Teaching Rural Innovation Processes (SUCAPRI)

    EDULINK and Makerere University

  • September 2010 Value Links Introductory Training Seminar GTZ and ATC

  • May 2009 Proposal and Communication Skills Enhancement Training Egerton University

  • May 2009 In-House ICT awareness workshop Egerton University

  • November 2006 Training of Trainers (TOT) Course Kenya Bureau of Standards

  • November 2006 Implementation of ISO 9001:2008 Kenya Bureau of Standards

  • October 2006 QMS Lead Auditors’ Course Kenya Bureau of Standards 

  • August 2006 Internal Quality auditing Course Kenya Bureau of Standards 

  • June 2006 Regional Training course for the East African Community on Food Safety Management Systems and ISO 22000

    ISO, UNIDO and Kenya Bureau Of Standards

  • July 2001 University Teaching Methods Course (Pedagogy) Egerton University

  • May 2017 to October 2019 Chairman, Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology (DAFTECH)

  • June 2017 to date Member of Egerton University ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System Team

  • August 2018 to date Member of Egerton University ISO-9001:2015 Quality Management System Transition Committe

  • Feb 2014 to date Senior Lecturer, DAFTECH Department

  • August 2012 to April 2017 Coordinator, ISO Quality Management Systems Standards, Egerton University

  • 2006 to date Lead Auditor –ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and ISO 22,000:2018 Food Safety Management System (FSMS) 

  • 2015 to date Dairy Technology and Management (DATM) BSc. Programme Leader 

  • April 2015 to March 2018 Chairman, Egerton University SACCO Society LTD Management Board of Directors 

  • Jan 2006 to July 2012 Food Safety Team Leader (FSTL), ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System, Dairy Processing Plant, Egerton University 

  • 1998 to 2005 Departmental Examinations and Time Tabling Officer 

  • September 1993 to April 2014 Lecturer of Dairy Technology and Food Quality Assurance DAFTECH Department

  • October 1988 to September 1993 Assistant Lecturer DAFTECH Department 

  • December 1983 to October 1988 Senior Technician DAFTECH Department 

  • August 1982 to November 1983 Rural Dairy Extension Officer  National Dairy Development Project Ministry of Livestock Development

  • 2019  to 2022 Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP-World Bank)-Increased stakeholder participation in enhancing food safety in the Camel milk value chain in Northern Kenya.

    Budget: Kes 15,256,383 Partners: KALRO and Kenya Camel Association of Kenya (KCA)

  • 2013-2018 Reduction of Post-harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains (RELOAD) (Co-Researcher) Egerton. Budget: Euros €657,355.00 (Kes 70 M) Donor: BMBF, Germany.

    Partners: University of Nairobi, Makerere University, Jimma & Ambo Universities in Ethiopia, University of Kassel, Germany, German Institute of Tropical Agriculture (DITSL), Uppsala University, Rhinevaal University.

  • 2011-2016 Natural preservation of raw milk by HOX – (DANISCO and DANIDA funded project)

    DANIDA Innovative Partnerships for Development Programme, 2011-2016. Title of project – ‘Natural Preservation of Raw Milk in Developing Countries – Kenya’. Funded by DANIDA and DANISCO/DUPONT. A collaborative research between Egerton University, Dairy and Food Science and Technology Dept. and DANISCO of Denmark. Co-Researcher

    Budget: Kes 15,203,801.60 Partners: DANISCO and Dupont

  • Camel milk coagulum/curd  formation and development of fermented milk and dairy products
  • Production and promotion of Commercial Fermented Camel milks
  • Application and promotion of Quality Assurance Systems in camel milk value chain
  1. Muliro, P.S., Shalo P.L. and Kutima P.M. 2013. Quality assessment of raw camel milk using dye reduction tests. Afr. J. Food Sci.Technol 4 (5) pp 116-121 Online
  2. Muliro, P.S., Shalo P.L. and Kutima P.M. 2013. Optimization of camel milk coagulum formation and consumer preference. Afr. J. Food. Sci Technol.4 (8) pp 176-181 DOI: http:/
  3. Muigei, S.C., Shitandi A., Muliro, P. Bitonga, R.O. 2013. Production of Expolysaccharides in Kenyan Fermented Milk, Mursik. IJSR 2(12): 79-89.ISSN (Online): 2319-7064 Volume 2 Issue 12, December 2013
  4. Muigei, S.C., Shitandi A., Muliro, P. 2014. Effect of incubation period and growth medium composition on Exopolysaccharides yield within indigenous Fermented Kenyan Mursik Milk. IJBPAS 3(3): 248-271 ISSN:2277-4998
  5. Kipkorir R., Muliro P., Muhoho S. 2015. Effect of Coffee Processing Technologies on the physico-chemical properties and sensory quality of Ruiru11, and SL 28 Kenyan coffee varieties. AJFS 9 (4) pp 230-236.  DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2014.1221.
  6. Kipkorir, R., Mohoho, S., Muliro, P., Mugendi, B., Broedel, F.O. 2015. Effect of coffee processing technologies on the aroma profiles and sensory quality of Ruiru11, and SL 28 Kenyan coffee varieties. AJAFS 3 (2) pp 178-188. 
  7. Madete, S.K.P., Bebe, O.B., Matofari, J.W., and Muliro, P.S. 2015. Effectiveness of Communication Strategies used in Creating awareness and Uptake of Food Quality and Safety Standards in the Informal Market Outlets of Camel Suusa and Nyirinyiriri. AFF 4(3): pp 83-86.  doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20150403.11 .
  8.  Madete , S.K.P., Bebe, O.B., Matofari, J.W., Muliro, P.S. and Mangeni B. E. 2015. Communicating Food Quality and Safety Standards in the Informal Market Outlets of Pastoral Camel Suusa and Nyirinyiri Products in Kenya. AFF 4(5): pp 216-221.  doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20150405.13.
  9.  Kisembe, S.W., Muliro, P.S., Matofari, J.W. and Bebe O.B.  2015. Safety of Pastoral processed Camel Meat (Nyirinyiri) for Consumers ascertained from Microbiological Quality. IJSER 6(5): pp 70-75. doi10.11648/j.ijnfs.20170604.14 .
  10. Mwangi, L.W., Matofari, J.W., Muliro, P.S., and Bebe, O.B. 2016. Occurrence of Brucella and Mycobacteria Species in Raw and Fermented Camel Milk along the Value Chain. AJAFS 4 (4) pp 212-218.
  11. Mwangi, L.W., Matofari, J.W., Muliro, P.S. and Bebe, O.B. 2016 .Hygienic assessment of spontaneously fermented raw camel milk (suusa) along the informal value chain in Kenya. IJFC 3 (18): pp 1-9 
  12. Ndungu, T.W., Muliro, P.S. Omwamba, M., Oosterwijk, G., and Jensen, A. 2016. Quality control of raw milk in the smallholder collection and bulking enterprises in Nakuru and Nyandarua Counties, Kenya AJFS 10 (5) pp 70-78.
  13. Ndungu, T.W., Omwamba, M., Muliro, P.S., Oosterwijk, G. 2016. Hygienic practices and critical control points along the milk collection chains in smallholder collection and bulking enterprises in Nakuru and Nyandarua Counties, Kenya. AJFS 10 (11) pp 327-337.
  14. Mwende, C.M., Matofari, J.W., Muliro, P.S., and Bebe, O.B. 2016. Aflatoxin B1 and Deoxynivalenol contamination of dairy feeds and presence of Aflatoxin M1 contamination in milk from smallholder dairy systems in Nakuru , Kenya. IJFC 3 (6) pp 1-10. DOI
  15. Mwende C.M., Matofari J.W., Muliro P.S., and Bebe O.B. 2016. Association of on-farm feeds handling practices with fungal growth and Mycotoxin production on feeds in smallholder dairy farms, Nakuru, Kenya. AJAR 11 (39) pp 3741-3750.
  16. Mwenze, M.P., Muliro, P.S., and Matofari, J.W. 2016. Comparison of Milk Component Levels, Processability and Mozerella Cheese Acceptability from Toggenburg and their Crosses in Kenya. IJIFNSA 4 (4) pp 7-14. Doi=ijds.2011.199.226. Kosikowski 
  17. Ndungi F.N., Muliro P., Faraj A. and Matofari J. 2016. Utilization of high acid milk at Rural and Peri-Urban milk value chain systems in Nakuru County, Kenya. AJFST 7(3): pp 86-93. DOI: http:/ 
  18. Orwa J.D., Matofari, J.W., Muliro, P.S. 2017. Handling practices and microbial contamination sources of raw milk in rural and peri urban small holder farms in Nakuru County, Kenya. IJLP 8(1) pp 5-11.
  19. Orwa J.D., Matofari, J.W., Muliro, P.S. and Lamuka P. 2017. Assessment of Sulphonamides and Tetracycline antibiotics residue contaminants in rural and peri urban dairy value chains in Kenya. IJFC 4 (5) pp 1-11
  20. Ogenche C.S., Muliro, P.S. and Waswa L.M. 2018. Milk Consumption Patterns of Children from Dairy and Non-Dairy Households in Nakuru County, Kenya. IJNMH 4 (5) pp 1-18. ISSNISSN 2397-0758Online ISSN2397-0766
  21. Orwa J.D., Muliro, P.S. and Matofari, J.W. 2020. Microbiological quality of raw milk along the rural and peri-urban dairy systems of Nakuru County Kenya. AJDFMP 8(7) pp 001-009  001-009
  22. Kipkorir, R.K., Mugendi, B., Muliro, P. 2020. Effect of coffee processing methods on fatty acids profiles and biochemical compounds of Arabica Coffee Cultivars. AJFS 14 (4) pp 92-97.
  23. Odera S., Kashongwe B.O., Muliro P.S. and Bebe  O.B. 2020. Inclusion of Yeast Cultures (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) to Dairy Cows’ Urea-Treated Rice Straw Diets Improves Mozzarella Cheese Processing and Yield. FNS 11 (12) pp 1107-1116. DOI10.4236/fns.2020.1112078
  24. Kebeya N., Nduko J.M and Muliro P.S.  2021. Evaluation of Consumer Acceptability and Shelf Life of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato-Enriched Mozzarella Cheese. NFS 17 (00) pp 1-9 DOI:10.2174/1573401317999210422093112
  25. Ndungi F., Muliro P., Faraj A. and Matofari J. 2021. Milk handling practices and Utilization at dairy farms and collection centers under Rural and Peri-Urban milk value chain systems in Nakuru County, Kenya. Ajfand 21 (4) 17815-17833.
  26. Kebeya N., Muliro P.S. and Nduko J.M. 2021. Physicochemical and functional characterization of mozzarella-style cheese fortified with orange-fleshed sweet potato flour MANUSCRIPT ID: FR-2020-569 Accepted for publication in the Food Research Journal and article processing charges (APC) have already been paid.
  27. Ndung'u T.W., Muliro P.S. and Omwamba M.  2021. A novel platform test to detect beta-lactam residues in raw milk. AJFS 15 (10) pp 336-344. Doi:10.5897/AJFS2021.2135
  28. Ndgung'u T.W., Omwamba M. and Muliro P.S. 2021. Evaluation of rapid beta-lactam antibiotic residues detection  kits for raw milk. AJFS 15(11) pp. 353-359. Doi: 10.5897/AJFS2021.2145


  • August 2019  A Judge for assessment and judgement on Milk Collection Centre of Distinction and Dairy Products Diversity Award during the International Eastern and Southern Africa Dairy Association (ESADA) African Dairy Conference and Exhibition

    Nairobi, KICC 

  • Sept 2017 Tropentag- International conference on food security, natural resource management and rural development. Theme: Future Agriculture: Social-ecological transitions and/bio-cultural shifts University of Bonn 

  • Sept 2016 Shelf life of raw milk based on storage containers University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria

    Utilization of high acid milk at rural and peri-urban milk value chain systems in Nakuru County Kenya University of Natural Resources and life sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria

  • October 2018 Long Service Award for serving in the Milk and Milk Products Technical Committee (TC) by  Kenya Bureau of Standard 

  • September 2017 Certificate of Appreciation for serving as Presiding Clerk for Nakuru Monthly Meeting for two consecutive terms (2011-2017) by Friends Church (Quakers) Nairobi Yearly Meeting.

  • April 2017 Certificate of facilitation for facilitating a short course in Agricultural Production for Vihiga Agricultural Enterprise development programme Egerton University

  • December 2016 Certificate of facilitation for facilitating a short course in Agricultural  Production for Vihiga Agricultural Enterprise development programme Training of Trainers (TOTs) Egerton University

  • June 2013 Certificate of Recognition for participating in the implementation of ISO 9001:2008 STANDARD Egerton University

  • April 2011 Certificate of life membership Egerton University Alumni Association


Current Courses Taught to Undergraduate Programmes

  • Dairy Science and Technology I – (BSc FOST group)

  • Dairy Science and Technology II – (BSc FOST group)

  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages Technology – (BSc FOST group)

  • Food Quality Assurance- (BSc FOST, DATM & FOND groups)

  • Food Packaging, Storage and Distribution – (BSc FOST & DATM groups)

  • Sugar Processing Technology – (BSc FOST group)

  • Food product development and marketing – ((BSc FOST, DATM & FOND groups)


Post Graduate Programmes 

  • Dairy Technology I – Core course (MSc group) 
  • Dairy Technology II – Elective course (MSc group) 
  • Food Quality Assurance – Core course (MSc group) 
  • Advances in Food Quality Assurance – Core (PhD group)
  • Advances in Dairy Technology - Elective (PhD group) 
  • Graduate Students Supervision – (MSc and PhD groups)
  1. Mwangi Linnet Wanjiru Thesis Title: Safety and nutritional quality of pastoral traditional fermented milk (suusa) 2015 during the 33rd congregation at Egerton University
  2.  Steven Wakoli Kisembe Thesis Title: Mycological, chemical and nutritional aspects of fresh and tradition processed camel meat (nyirinyiri) along the meat value chain 2015 during the 33rd congregation at Egerton University
  3. Madete S. K. Pauline  Thesis Title : Communicating food safety and quality standards in the informal market outlets of indigenous processed camel milk and meat products 2015 during the 33rd congregation at Egerton University.
  4. Ndungu Teresiah Wangui Thesis Title: Evaluation of hygienic practices and establishment of critical control points and raw milk quality in the smallholder supply chain of Nakuru and Nyandarua County, Kenya June 2017 during the 36th congregation at Egerton University.
  5. Caroline Mwende Makau Thesis Title: The prevalence of brucella abortus and mycotoxin contamination of animal feeds and implications on milk safety in rural and peri-urban small-holder dairy systems in Nakuru County, Kenya. June 2017 during the 36th congregation at Egerton University
  6. Orwa Joy Deborah Atieno  Thesis Title: Quantification of milk losses due to spoilage microorganisms and antibiotic residues in rural and peri-urban dairy sub-value chains in Nakuru, Kenya December 2017 during the 37th congregation at Egerton University
  7. Mwenze Mutui Peter Thesis Title: comparison  of major milk components, processability and mozzarella cheese acceptability from Toggenburg and their crosses in Kenya December 2018 during the 39th congregation at Egerton University
  8. Catherine Sarange Ogenche Thesis Title: Milk consumption patterns and nutritional status of children (24-59 months) from dairy and non-dairy households in Nakuru County, Kenya December 2019 during the 41st congregation at Egerton University
  9. Tamale Denison Thesis Title : Dietary diversity in females and folate determination in common leafy vegetables fortified maize flour porridge: implication of neural tube defects among children in Mbarara, Uganda April 2021 during the 27th  congregation at Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  10. Stephen Odera  ThesisTitle: Effects of adding yeast to urea yeast treated rice straw diets on milk quality and properties of mozzarella cheese June 2021 during the 43rd congregation at Egerton University.
  11. Nixon Kebeya Thesis Title : Quality evaluation of mozzarella cheese enriched with orange fleshed sweet potato (ipomea batatas l) June 2021 during the 43rd congregation at Egerton University. 
  1. Kipkorir Richard Koskei Thesis Title: Effects of different processing technologies on the quality characteristics of Kenyan coffee May 2015 during the 3rd congregation at DKUT
  1. Member of Kenya Institute of Food Technology (KIFT) and one of it's the trustees
  2. Member of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Technical Committee (TC) on Milk and Milk Products Standards formulation. Reappointed in (2019).

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P.O Box 190-50100 Kakamega, KENYA.


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Egerton University,

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