John Kimani Mungai, MSc heads the Forensic Science Services at the Kenyan Government Chemists Department in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. A longtime PHR partner, Mungai regularly trains health care providers, police investigators, and prosecutors in forensic evidence management, to protect and maintain quality evidence and the chain of custody in the pathway from crime scene to court. Mungai pioneered the first forensic DNA laboratory in Kenya has also spearheaded forensic DNA analysis trainings in Uganda and Tanzania. Reports emanating from these laboratories have aided in resolving complex cases such as disaster victim identifications, murder, attempted murder, robbery, robbery with violence, sexual and gender-based violence, and missing persons cases, among others.
Mungai has also been tasked with setting up a DNA database for the Kenya defense forces before they are deployed for peace keeping missions overseas.
Mungai is a member of the African Society of Forensic Medicine and has presented extensively at local and international forensic conferences and workshops, as well as at the International Institute for Justice and rule of law meetings in Valletta, Malta and Istanbul, Turkey.
He holds a master’s degree in forensic science from London University (UK) and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and chemistry from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.