Kenneth Munene Mbae

Position: Lecturer


Tel: (University Ext. 248)


Teaching areas: Dairy Technology, Food Microbiology, Sensory Evaluation of Foods, Food Quality Assurance


Mbae joined MUST in 2011 from the Dairy Training Institute-Naivasha. Previously he had served two leading fresh produce exporters as a Quality Assurance Manager (AAA growers Kenya Ltd.) and an Assistant Packhouse Manager (Sunripe (1976) Ltd). He also spent a short stint as an Assistant Business Development Manager at AgriQ Quest Ltd., an Agricultural laboratory services provider. Mbae holds MSc in Food Science and a BSc in Food Science and Technology both from the Jomo Kenyatta of the University of Agriculture and Technology, and a Certificate in Dairy technology from Ghent University (Belgium).


Research Interests: Food Quality Assurance, Food Microbiology


Research Profile:

Mbae, K. M., & Umesha, S. (2020). Physicochemical and antimicrobial properties of post-synthesis betanin and chitosan oligosaccharide functionalized silver nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 22(11), 346.


Raghava, S., Munene Mbae, K., & Umesha, S. (2020). Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Rivina humilis leaf extract to tackle growth of Brucella species and other perilous pathogens. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences.


Mbae, K.M., Umesha S., Manukumar, H. M. (2018) Therapeutic properties of lectins in herbal supplements. Phytochemistry Reviews.17(3): 627-643


Mbae, K.M., Ndwiga, M.K, Kiruki, F.G. (2018) Microbiological quality of Kachumbari, a raw vegetable salad popularly served alongside roast meat in Kenya. Journal of Food Quality. Article ID 8539029, 7 pages,  


Mbae, K.M., Kiiyukia C., Kenji G.M., (2012) In Vitro Production of Trichothecenes and Zearalenone by Fusarium Isolates from Equatorial Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Grown in Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 12(5): 6490-6502


Mbae, K.M., Kiiyukia C., Kenji G.M., (2006) Production of Trichothecenes and Zearalenone by Fusarium Species Occurring in Equatorial Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Grown in Kenya. In: Makokha A.O. & Wangalachi A. (ed.) Proceedings of the Inaugural National Nutrition Congress, Nairobi, Kenya. KCAN. ISBN 9966-7147-0-7


Mbae, K. M. (2002). Kenya’s Fresh Produce Exports Boom– Threats and The Role of Food Scientists in keeping it Buoyant. African Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences. 2(2): 94–95