I studied Zoology, Botany and Education at University of Nairobi and graduated with a B.Ed. (First Class Honours) in 1981. I was awarded M.Sc. Scholarship in December 1981 to study M.Sc. Biology of Conservation at the University of Nairobi till 1983. In 1985, was awarded a Ph.D Scholarship under the auspices of ICIPE and was trained at Kenyatta University where I obtained a Ph.D. in Biology of Conservation in 1989. Since 1983, I have been involved in Lecturing at the University and Tertiary Institutions, Administration, Research and Research Supervision, negotiating several grant proposals and agreements with donor agencies, project management and programme administration. I have attended numerous International and National Conference, Seminars and Workshops; professional courses; supervised over 19 D.Phil. theses, 35 M.Phil. theses & examined 40 postgraduate theses. I have also been an external examiner at Makerere University, Egerton University, Maseno University, the University of Nairobi and Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute. I have served in the following Administrative positions; Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics, Research & Extension) (2006-2016)(Moi University), Head, Department of Tourism Management (Moi University) (2000-2006),Head, Department of Wildlife Management (Moi University) (1989-1999), Principal, Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (1996-1998), Deputy Principal, Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (1995-1996). I have also served in the following Acting Capacities – Ag. Dean, Schools of Natural Resources Management; and Business and Economics, Moi University; Ag. Principal, Chepkoilel Campus, Moi University. During this time, I developed Strategic Plans and Service Charters. I possess the following professional qualifications; In 1985 International Course, "Components Essential for Ecology sound Pest Management Systems' held at ICIPE Research Centre Nairobi. In 1987 Immunological Research course at the Institute de Zoologic, Universite' de Neuchatel, Switzerland.  Protected Landscape Management; Integrating Conservation and Development Programmes, London, Southern and Western England. (15 - 23 May 1996). Gender, Environment and Development, Naivasha in 1996. In 1997 Project Management and Programme Administration at Management for Development Foundation (MDF), Ede, The Netherlands (6th October, - 28th November, 1997). 1997: Training of Trainers (TOT) course, Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute, Naivasha (5th - 16th February, 1997). 1997: Ecotourism course, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. (20 - 26th September 1997). have been awarded the following Research grants and Honours; Deans' Committee Research Grants 1999/2000, Deans' Committee Research Grant 1989/1999 and, Tropical Biology Association: Kakamega Forest Project, 1995. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Biodiversity Studies on Mt. Elgon and Saiwa Swamp national Park, 1993. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Resource Inventories for Ruma National Park 1 and 11, 1992. WWF, Research priorities for Tana River Primate Reserve (together with Zoology Department, Nairobi University), 1992. ICIPE, Ph.D funding 1985. Kenyatta University, M.Sc. funding 1982. USAID Organize and publish proceedings on Co-operation in Wildlife Education and Research in East Africa. (1992). B.Ed. Science, First Class Honours, University of Nairobi, 1981. I am a member in the following professional organizationsEcotourism Society of Kenya (ESOK), East African Wildlife Society, East African Natural History Society, Species Survival Commission (SSC) IUCN, The ICIPE Alumni Association, The African Association of Insect Scientists, Kenya National Examination Council, Cobra Project Committee Members - African Wildlife Foundation, Board member - Friends of Conservation, and PARCS Cross Regional Training Committee among others. I have also served in the community in the following capacities; Training local communities living adjacent to protected areas of Lake Bogoria National Reserve, Saiwa Swamp National Park and Kakamega Forest National Park on: Conservation of environment, Ecotourism and its benefits: Developing partnerships with conservation agencies.  Shinyalu Cultural Festivals Committee,Planning, organizing and co-ordinating activities of the annual festival. The activities include traditional dances, traditional songs, bull fighting, traditional foods and drinks and games. Member of School Board of Governors: Lugala Secondary School, Lugala Youth Polytechnic, Herrmann Gmeinner Primary School – Eldoret, Shabwali Secondary School, Chairman, Kimumu Welfare Society: Mobilizing the local community in organizing for the provision of water and electricity, and the maintenance of roads. Patron, Mujidi Welfare Society: Poverty alleviation strategies i.e. assisting local/rural communities to obtain sufficient food and other basic needs. Research grants and projects attracted funds from; The British Council, The European Union, African Wildlife Foundation, World Wide Fund for Nature, The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Lake Victoria Research Initiative, Commission for Higher Education, DAAD, Lake Victoria Basin Commission.