Meet Mututho

Hon. John M. N. Mututho, EBS

John Mututho was born on May 28th 1995 in Nakuru county, Molo constituency. The son of a farmer, Mututho was instilled with the core values – honesty, hard work and belief in God – that define him today. My passion for agriculture started way back when I was young. This steered me into pursuing various disciplines in agriculture, resource economics, and environmental economics, and played an active research role with Dr. Robert Dumsday, Australia, focusing on desertification and later soil and water management. Before this I attended the St. Brendan Primary school in Turi and later joined Michinda Secondary school in Elburgon.

Education

Diploma in Range Management: Egerton University, Kenya
Bsc. in Range Management & Agriculture: University of Nairobi,
Post Grad. Dip in Resource Econ: Latrobe University, Australia
Msc. Environment Economics: Latrobe University, Australia

Research Work

Was a research fellow in Australia with Dr Robert Dumsday, specializing in desertification and desertisation and later soil and water management. Awarded Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) by the former President on December 12th 2011 in recognition for exemplary performance towards the public good. He was also recognized by other bodies including NACADA, APSEA and other professional, public and private bodies and institutions

Career Highlights

Worked in the civil service for over 11 years, 2 years coordinating International Agencies and Government of Kenya projects in Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL)

• 1979: Marmanet Sheep and goats project, Tharaka Nithi and Meru
• 1980: Range water planning in Isiolo with Canadian funders
• 1980: Invented Pit System on rangeland rehabilitation

This is a water harvesting system which was implemented by FAO in Kenya and Ethiopia, using shallow pit systems in water shed management among other regions, worked in Kajiado, Isiolo, Meru, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni and Nairobi. I believe Nakuru has the unexploited potential in agriculture. Let’s work together and regain Nakuru’s glory. After school, I started by working in the civil service for over 11 years, 2 years coordinating International Agencies and the Kenya Government projects in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL), A water harvesting system which was implemented by FAO in Kenya and Ethiopia, using shallow pit systems in water shed management.

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