Gichora, M. 2009. Current status and historical aspects of Kenya’s beekeeping. Part of chapter in
”Development of Beekeeping in Developing Countries and Practical Procedures – A case study in Africa”.
A report by Japan Association for International Collaboration of Agriculture and Forestry (JAICAF).
NEMA. 2011. Kenya State of the Environment and Outlook 2010. Lead author Chapter 5 on ‘Forests and
H. Kojwang, M. Gichora and P. Bosu. (2019). The status and trends of forest pests and diseases and
their management in Africa. In: African Forest Forum. The state of Forestry in Africa - Opportunities
and Challenges. pp 75 - 97Ngece, N.
Gichora, M. 2020. In: Xing Quan Zhang, Irina Eichenauer and Wolfgang Ryll (Eds). Financing for
Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Mombasa, Kenya. UN Habitat. ISBN Number (Series):
978-92-1-133389-3 ISBN Number: (Volume) 978-92-1-132854-7. 100 pp.
Technical Notes /Protocols/Guidelines
Day, R.; S. Atuahene; M. Gichora; E. Mutitu and D. Chacha. 1993. Sampling cypress aphids.
Biological Control of Forest Aphids in Africa Technical Bulletin Series No. 2. IIBC.
Republic of Kenya, 2016, National Forest Programme 2016 - 2030
KEFRI. 2018. National Forest Health Research Strategy 2018 -2033
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fidheries and Cooperatives. Draft. National Agroforestry
Research Strategy 2021 - 2030
Gichora, M. 2003. In: Vlek, P. L. G. (Ed-in-Chief). ZEF Ecology and Development Series No. 6.
Towards realization of Kenya’s Full Beekeeping Potential: A Case Study of Baringo District. Cuvillier
Verlag, Goettingen, GERMANY. ISBN No. 3-89873-675-X. PhD Thesis. University of Bonn, Germany.
Gichora, M. W. 1992 . The significance of fungal decay of Eucalyptus regnans F. Muell. heartwood
for some aspects of the biology of Coptotermes lacteus (Frogatt). Master of Science Thesis. The
Australian National University.
7 July 1986 - present
: Research scientist, Kenya Forestry Research Institute
December 2013 - June 2014
: Short term contract as a forest coordination expert by Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural
Resources, State Department of Environment and Natural resources of the Republic of Kenya
1996 Part time Lecturer
: Forest Entomology (FOR 316) in the Department of Forestry, Moi University, Eldoret, KENYA.
: Head, Entomology Subprogramme, KEFRI
: Liaison Officer linking KEFRI/Forest Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. This
marked the start of diversification from a purely research role to a more managerial one.
1999/ 2003- 06
: Centre Director, Maseno Regional Research Centre, Kenya.
2012 - 2017
: Chairperson, KEFRI Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme Board of Trustees whose worth was more than US$
20 million in 2017. I stepped down for smooth succession after launching of a long term management
strategy for 2017 – 2030.