Titus Mutwiri, Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory Science
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Titus Mutwiri is a committed and dedicated professional with over 10 years’ experience leveraging skills in molecular epidemiology of parasitic diseases (Cystic Echinococcosis), medical microbiology, project Management, institutional relations, and people management. Titus Mutwiri is an assistant lecturer at Kenya Methodist University, Department of medical laboratory sciences. He holds a BSc. in microbiology (KeMU) and a MSc. in medical microbiology (JKUAT). A doctoral student in JKUAT and a former graduate fellow at ILRI. His interests in research span across zoonotic diseases in a one health approach. His latest research is on molecular epidemiology of Cystic echinococcosis (Hydatid disease) in western Kenya among humans, livestock, and dogs with key focus on the infection levels, and economic loses across the host species. He has great interest in mentorship and is the vice chair of management at Kamilimu, a structured mentorship programme for student in Tech with reach to over 25 universities in Kenya. Titus is a Toastmasters, passionate in communication and leadership and has sponsored two chartered toastmasters clubs in Kenya. He is a leader in sports as the President Baseball Federation of Kenya and a commissioner in the Sports and Sustainability commission with the National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOCK) as well as Founding Director of Maasailand Baseball academy


  • Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology; Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (ongoing)
  • Masters in Medical Microbiology; Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology; Kenya Methodist University
  • Diploma in Project Management; Kenya Institute of Management
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences; Kabete National Polytechnic


  • Muchiri J M., Ascolillo L., Mugambi M., Mutwiri T., Ward H D., Naumova E N., Egorov A I., Cohen S., Else J G., Griffiths J K. (2009) Seasonality of Cryptosporidium oocyst detection in surface waters of Meru, Kenya as determined by two isolation methods followed by PCR Journal of Water and Health 7(1): 67–75
  • Mutwiri, J. Magambo, E. Zeyhle, G.M. Mkoji, C. N. Wamae, E. Mulinge, C. Mbae, H. Wassermann, P. Kern and T. Romig (2013) molecular characterization of Echinococcus granulosus species/strains in human infections in Turkana, Kenya, East African Medical Journal 90 (7): 235-240
  • Odero, J. Magambo, E. Zeyhle, H. Kutima, L. Ndahi, F. Njonge, T. Mutwiri, H. Mbaya, C. Mbae, E. Mulinge, D. Kagendo, P. Kern, T. Romig, (2014) The monetary burden of cystic echinococcosis and its distribution based on gender and age in Turkana North District, Kenya. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences 4 (4): 1135-1142
  • Lilian Mwende, John Mokua Mose, Titus Mutwiri and Mulinge Mbithi., (2017) Evaluation of Trypanocidal activity of Bidens pilosa and Physalis peruviana against Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages: 13-17
  • Wilfred Gitau, Moses Masika, Moses Musyoki, Beatrice Museve, and Titus Mutwiri (2018) Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from clinical specimens at Kenyatta National Hospital. BMC Res Notes (2018) 11:226
  • Dennis Mwiti Wahome, Eunice Muthoni Mwangi, Titus Mutwiri. Factors Influencing Rational Drug Use in Public Hospitals among Doctors and Pharmacists in Meru County. International Journal of Professional Practice (IJPP) 2019 Vol 7 No.1
  • Muinde, P., Judy M. B., Filipe M. S., Salome D., Ian R. D., John Be., Titus M., Christian O. O., Eric M. F., and Laura C. F. (2021). Who let the dogs out? Exploring the spatial ecology of free‐roaming domestic dogs in western Kenya. Ecology and Evolution, 11(9), 4218-4231
  • Titus Mutwiri, Laura C. Falzon, Eric M. Fèvre (2021) Animal Movement: A hindrance towards future control of Cystic echinococcosis in Western Kenya (in press)
  • Titus Mutwiri, Magambo Japheth, Eberhard Zhyle, Ann W.T. Muigai, Lorren Alumasa, Fredrick Amanya, Eric M. Fèvre, Laura C. Falzon (2021) Human hydatidosis and incidental findings of a community screening program in Bungoma County, western Kenya (in press

Research Interests

  • One Health
  • Molecular/microbial epidemiology
  • Project management


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