School of Agriculture,Enviroment,Water and Natural Resources

MR.LINCHORN GITHENYADesignation: Tutorial Fellow
Department: Geology and Meteorology

Areas of Expertise
Career geologist with expertise in the following areas; Mineral Exploration, Mining, Economic Geology, Structural Geology, GIS and Remote Sensing.

Academic Qualifications

  1. M.Sc. Mineral Exploration and Mining - South Eastern Kenya University, 2016 - 2020
  2. B.Sc. Geology - South Eastern Kenya University, 2011 - 2014

Conferences and Workshops
I have participated and presented papers in the following conferences and workshops.

  • Conference, Postgraduate training, research and innovation in transforming lives, South Eastern Kenya University, 16th to 19th November 2020.
  • Seminar, Geotechnical seminar on Rock mass classification, pit slope design and underground stability, 6th to 7th May 2021.
  • Webinar, From Infrastructure to Development Corridors; Water security in the Standard Gauge Railway corridor, Kenya, 13th September, 2021.
  • Seminar, MATLAB recipes for Earth Sciences, 20th to 24th September 2021 by Prof. Martin H. Trauth.
  • Webinar, Geosciences and the Sustainable Development Goals, 28th September, 2021.
  • Webinar, Opportunities for oil and gas in the Geothermal sector; Spotlight on East Africa, 7th October 2021.
  • Seminar, Groundwater recharge and the amplification of rainfall extremes under climate change by Prof. Richard Taylor, University College London, 3rd February 2022.
  • Webinar, The magmatic evolution, eruptive history and geothermal reservoir assessment of the Paka volcano, Northern Kenya Rift by Dr. Geoffrey Mibei, 2nd March 2022.
  • Webinar, Observed urban groundwater contamination from heavy rainfalls: evidence from Uganda and Senegal, 3rd March 2022.
  • Conference, African Energy and Mineral Management Initiative, 25th March 2022.

Honours and Awards

  • Awarded by South Eastern Kenya University for being the best geology student in the graduating class of 2014.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Geological Society of Kenya.

Professional Training

  1. 2017: Exploration and Development of Geothermal Resources - facilitated by UNU-GTP, GDC and KENGEN
  2. 2018: Spatial modeler in ERDAS Imagine – facilitated by OAKAR Services at Nairobi, Kenya.
  3. 2021: Satellite ground receiving stations and Remote Sensing technology application –facilitated by China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and China-Pakistan Joint Research Centre on Earth Sciences (CPJRC).


  1. Geology and Economic Mineralization of the Neoproterozoic Mozambique Belt Rocks of the Mwitika-Makongo Area, Kitui County, South Eastern Kenya. (MSc. Thesis).
  2. Lincoln. K. Githenya, P. C. Kariuki and A. K. Waswa (2019) –Application of Remote Sensing in mapping hydrothermal alteration zones and geological structures as areas of economic mineralization in Mwitika-Makongo Area, SE Kenya.
  3. Githenya LK, Mathu EM, Kariuki PC, and Waita J (2021) –Integration of Remote Sensing and Geological Mapping for Economic Mineralization Mapping in Mwitika-Makongo Area, Kitui County.

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