Resources and Environment

Resources and Environment focuses on introducing the current situation of resources and environment to make the broad masses of the people know the meaning and value of sustainable development as a kind of public academic journal. The current policies and related management measures designed for sustainable development will be mentioned in this journal.

Mwinyikione Mwinyihija

Editorial Board Member of Resources and Environment

Research Scientist, Kenya Leather Development Council, Kenya

Research Areas

Ecotoxicology, remediation and Environmental Audit

Education Atlantic University, Hawaii, USA
2002Ph.D University Of Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K.
1996B.ScEgerton University,Njoro


2010-presentSecretary,Chief Executive Officer,Leather Development Council of Kenya
2009Deputy Director,Head of Leather and Leather Products division Ministry of Livestock Development, Kenya

Academic Achievement

2011, Recognition for best achievement in the entire Ministry of Livestock Development during the National performance appraisal exercise related to the hides, skins and leather development
Recipient of the 'Head of State Commendation (HSC) (2006)' for valuable contribution in environmental protection within the tanning industry
Honoured for inclusion on Marquis 'Who's Who' in Science and Engineering, 2006 edition during its publication in September, 2006
Congratulatory letter from the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries for an illustrious academic and professional achievement,2006
Successfully won the John Parsons Award 1ST Recipient of the Award) under the British Society of Soil Science which, facilitated visits to centres of excellence meeting leading Scientist (UK) in applied soil/environmental sciences (Rothamsted, Cranfield,
Awarded the Principals Small Grants Fund For demonstrating top quality research design in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Microbiology which facilitated undertaking field research studies in Kenya.2003


Member of the British Society of Soil Science, U.K
Member of the Institute Of Biology, U.K
Member of the Institute Of Environmental Management and Assessment, U.K
Member of the Institute Of Professional Soil Scientist
Member of the The Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Mngt.(Chartered water and environment Manager, UK)
Member of the Society for the Environment
Member of the American Leather Chemist Association
Member of the American Chemist Association

Publications: Journals

[1]  Effect of Superphosphate and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Glomus mosseae on Phosphorus and Arsenic Uptake in Lentil (Lens culinaris L.). Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Online Firstâ„¢, 4 March 2011.
[2]  A visible light driven photoelectrocatalytic fuel cell for clean-up of contaminated water supplies. Desalination 251:132-137 (co-author.).
[3]  Contributed an article titled 'Hides, Skins and Leather in Kenya' in the Leather International magazine Nov/Dec 2008 Edition pg. 30-32. 2007.
[4]  Determination of the effect of Bone meal as an ameliorant for lead contaminated soils-Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology (In Press-2007).
[5]  Determination of the effect of Red Earth as an ameliorant for lead contaminated soils-Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology (In Press-2007).
[6]  Is the Kenyan tanning industry integral to prioritised environmental sustainability targets set in the quest to industrialisation by 2020 AD? Journal of Environmental Sciences Vol. 3(2): 113-134.
[7]  Determination of adsorption efficiency related to red earth, Bone meal and Pulverised Fly Ash as ameliorants to lead contaminated soils. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 3 (3):269-288.
[8]  Ecotoxicological Screening of Kenyan tannery dust using a luminescent based biosensor. The International Journal of Environmental Health 16(1):47-58 (2006).
[9]  An ecotoxicological approach to assessing the impact of tanning Industry effluent on river health. Archives of Environmental contamination and Toxicology, 50(3):316 (2006).
[10]  Assessing the occupational risk of dust particles in the Kenyan tanning Industry using rapid image processing and microscopy techniques. International Journal of Environmental Health and Research Vol. 15:1 53:62 (2005).
[11]  Biosensor based toxicity dissection of tannery and associated environmental samples. The Journal of American Leather Chemist Association, Vol. 100 (12):481-490(2005).
[12]  Ecological Risk Assessment of the Kenyan tannery industry. The Journal of American Leather Chemist Association, Vol. 100(11):380-395.
[13]  Assessment of the effect and bioavailability of Pulverised Fly Ash (PFA) as an ameliorant on lead contaminated soils. American Journal of Environmental Science, 1(3):230-238.
[14]  A paper "Improvement of the Kenyan Pastoral systems as a panacea to addressing food security and a stimulus to rural development". In Food Security in Rural Development-Proceedings of the Seminar of Berlin Alumni Network Scientific Workshop held on 21st-24th November 2001,Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN 3-8236 1347-2.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Ecotoxicological Diagnosis in the tanning Industry-Springer Publisher (USA).-Released October 2010.
[2]  Book Chapter (Sole author) (An Overview of Selected lux-marked Biosensors and Its Application As A Tool To Ecotoxicological Analysis) on Book titled 'Biosensors, Uses and Application'-Nova publishers (USA), 2008/09.