East Africa Aflasafe Coordinator
Tel: +254 208632900
Charity Mutegi is the aflasafetm project’s Kenya Country Coordinator. Charity, a Kenyan national, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food science and Postharvest Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Juja, Kenya in 1998; obtained a Masters degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya in 2002 and bagged her PhD in Food Security in 2010. She has been working as a Senior Research officer with the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) from 2001 to 2011. She also doubled up as a Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director (Kenya activities) in the Peanut CRSP Project that seeks to improve the health and livelihoods of people in East Africa by addressing aflatoxin and gender-related constraints in peanut production, processing and marketing. She also held the post of National Post- Harvest Consultant – Kenya Aflatoxin Intervention Program at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from 2004 – 2005. In 2000, she was a Research Assistant with the Food Research Project, funded by the European Union, University of Nairobi, Kenya and taught Food Microbiology on a part time basis at The Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi, Kenya from 1999 – 2000, while pursuing her MSc.