I Richard K. Koech was born in Bomet County in Kenya in 1983. I received my B.Ed science degree in 2008 from Egerton University and a MSc. degree in Physics (Renewable Energy option) in 2012 from Moi University in Kenya.

In 2014, I joined the Department of Mathematics and Physics in Moi University as a Tutorial fellow. I am currently pursuing my PhD studies in African University of Science and Technology - Abuja in Nigeria. My current research interests include characterization of Photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, materials for solar energy harvesting and energy storage. I am a member of Africa Materials Research Society (AMRS) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).