School of Agriculture,Enviroment,Water and Natural Resources

benjamin muliLecturer and Coordinator, Complaints Handling Unit

Primary Discipline

  • Agricultural Entomology

Degrees Awarded

  • BSc. Agricultural Education and Extension, Egerton University, 2001
  • MSc. Agricultural Entomology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, 2006
  • Ph.D. Environmental Science and Management, North-West University, South Africa, 2009

Current Professional/Scientific Interests, Memberships, and Activities:

  • Entomological research

Research, Scholarly, Professional and Scientific Activities

  1. Benedict Wambua, Elliud Muli, Joseph Kilonzo, James Ng’ang’a, Titus Kanui & Benjamin Muli. (2019). Large Hive Beetles: An Emerging Serious Honey Bee Pest in the Coastal Highlands of Kenya. Bee World. ahead-of-print  pp. 1–2pp. 1–2

  2. Kamonzo Jedidah K., Mutisya Daniel L., Muli Benjamin K. and Nguluu Simon N. (2018). Comparative whitefly vector density and bean disease incidence on local and hybrid varieties in semi-arid Kenya. GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 05(03), 046–053

  3. Boniface M. Mwami , Simon N. Nguluu , Jacinta M. Kimiti , Thomas Akuja , Benjamin K. Muli. (2018). Effects of Biofortified Fertilizer Application Rates on Productivity of Selected Bean Varieties Under Field Conditions in Semi-Arid South Eastern Kenya. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Bioresearch 3(3): 247-254

  4. Mbaluka, T. L., Muli, B. K., and Muasya, R. M. (2017). Effect of Integrated Soil Fertility Management on Greenhouse Tomato Yields in Semi Arids of Kitui. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Bioresearch 2(2): 17-23

  5. Muasya R., Muli, B. K., Musundire R., Njau N. and Mwangi, M. (2015). Reference Manual on Strategies to Enhance Management Of Agriculture Teaching and Research in Higher Education Institutions

  6. Nguluu, S. N., Karanja, J. , Kimatu J.N., Gicheru, P.T., Musimba, N., Njiru, E., Kathuli, P., Nzioki, H., Akuja, T., Muli, B.K .., Nzombe, N.N. (2014): Refining Dryland Farming Systems as a Means of Enhancing Agrodiversity and Food Security in Eastern Kenya: A review. Journal of Advances in Agriculture 3(1): 142: 149

  7. Muli, B. K., Schulthess, F. and Van den Berg, J. (2011). Dietary and thermo-hygrometric requirements to rear Mussidia fiorii Cecconi & de Joannis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) under laboratory conditions. African Entomology 19(3): 717–724

  8. Muli, B. K. , Schulthess, F. and Van den Berg, J. (2010). Performance of Trichogrammatoidea sp. nr lutea Girault (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatoidea) collected from Mussidia spp. in Kenya on eggs of six lepidopteran hosts. Journal of Applied Entomology 134: 521–530

  9. Muli, B. K., Schulthess, F. and Van den Berg, J. (2009). Parasitoids associated with Mussidia spp. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Kenya. Phytoparasitica 37: 55-60.

  10. Muli, B. K., Schulthess, F. and Van den Berg, J. (2009). Host plants and species diversity of Mussidia (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Kenya. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management 5:1, 35 — 40

  11. Muli, B. K. , Schulthess, F., Maranga, R. O., Kutima, H. L. and Jiang, N. (2006). Interspecific Competition between Xanthopimpla stemmator Thunberg and Dentichasmias busseolae Heinrich (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), Pupal parasitoids attacking Chilo partellus (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in East Africa. Biological Control 36: 163-170.


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