Dr. Richard Leakey, Chairman
Dr Leakey is a renowned Paleontologist and Environmental Conservationist. He was first elected to
the TI-Kenya Board of Directors in 2007 and is the current Chairman. He is a Professor of
Anthropology at the State University of New York and previously served as the Head of Civil Service
in Kenya as well as the Director of the National Museums of Kenya. He passionate about seeking
scientific knowledge of human evolution and is the founder of Turkana Basin Institute. In 2015, Dr.
Leakey received a Presidential appointment as the Chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).
Ms. Rachel Gathoni Mbai, Vice Chair
Ms. Mbai, a lawyer by profession, is a Partner at Kaplan and Stratton Advocates. Her portfolio
includes property acquisition, disposal and development, property laws and finance, security
transactions and documentation for local banks, financiers and borrowers and due diligence
reporting. She has previously served as a Legal Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya.
Ms Mbai joined the TI-Kenya Steering Committee in early 2007, was elected as a member of the
Board of Directors in September 2007 and currently serves as the Vice Chair.
Mrs Marion Barriskell
Marion Barriskell is the Regional Director (Sub-Saharan) for the British Council. Before joining the
British Council, she was previously the Head of Investigations, for KPMG East Africa. She led in
conducting fraud investigations and collation of evidence for administrative and judicial processes
where necessary. Prior to joining KMPG East Africa, she was a manager at KMPG Forensic
Services (London) where she Managed fraud investigations including seizing evidence, analysing,
interviewing and reporting. She has also worked with Special EU Programmes for peace in Northern
Ireland, managing forensic investigations on irregularities detected. She is a recipient of Special EU
Programmes Body ( SEUPB) award.
Marion is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, as well as an Accredited
Counter Fraud Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of
Dundee and a Diploma in Audit Skills from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy.
She joined the TI-Kenya Board of Directors in August 2014.
Mrs. Bernadette Wanyonyi Musundi
Mrs. Musundi is a former Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Vice President and Ministry of
Home Affairs, Heritage and Sports. Mrs. Musundi has twice served as the Executive Director of the
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) the largest women’s NGO in Eastern Africa. She is
currently serving as a member of Strathmore University Council and is a also a member of the
council of Regina Pacis University College a constituent college of the Catholic University of East
Africa. She previously represented African women co-operative members on the International Cooperative
Alliance’s Global Women Committee for 20 years, seven of which she served as its Vice
President. Mrs. Musundi is also currently working as a consultant in creating linkages between
communities, development agencies and donor partners. She holds a B.A (Hon.) and M.A degrees
in addition to extensive professional training in Adult Education, Marketing, Business Administration
and Co-operative Management from local and foreign institutions of higher learning. She joined the
TI-Kenya board in April 2010. In October 2016, Mrs. Musundi was appointed and subsequently
elected Chair of the Recruitment Panel for the Chairman and Commissioners of the Independent
Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)
Dr. Linda Musumba
Dr. Linda Musumba is a senior lecturer and founding dean of the Kenyatta University School of Law.
She is a successful founding dean, leader and administrative head of a prestigious new law school
in a respected public university in Kenya. She put in place successful systems and procedures to
guide the daily operations of the School in line with the ethos and practices of the parent Kenyatta
University and particularly an effective feedback and evaluation system.
Dr. Musumba has carried out consultancies and research for various organisations such as the
African Union Commission and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). She has
written and presented papers in several conferences/seminars/workshops organised by various
Kenyan and international entities on various issues of law, gender, and governance. She previously
wrote a weekly column for the East African Standard Sunday Newspaper, and severally for the
Nairobi Law Monthly Magazine. Before joining the TI-Kenya Board of Directors in 2015, she was a
Member of TI-Kenya and Secretary General of African Centre for Rights and Governance. She holds
a PhD in Law from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and a Masters in Law in
Development from the University of Warwick, UK. Dr. Musumba is an Advocate of the High Court of
Kenya and received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi. She is a Chair of
the Legal Cluster in the Commission for University Education (CUE) Project.
Mr. Samuel M. Kimeu, Executive Director
Mr. Kimeu joined TI-Kenya in 2010 from the Embassy of Finland, Nairobi where he had been the
Governance Specialist since October 2007. He was previously a lecturer at the Kenyatta University
School of Law, a Research Intern at Global Rights based in Washington DC and the Executive
Director of the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Kenya). He is an
advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Masters of Law degree in International Human
Rights from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana-USA. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree
from the University of Nairobi. Mr. Kimeu is in charge of the day to day running of the affairs of TI -
Dr. Luis Gabriel Franceschi
Dr. Luis Franceschi is the current Dean of the School of Law at Strathmore University and the
Chairman of the Board of the Ethics Institute of East Africa. Dr. Franceschi is also the Legal Advisor
of Strathmore Educational Trust. He is also a member of the team of experts Peer Reviewers of the
Council of Legal Education. He has written a number of publications; one being L.G. Franceschi &
PLO Lumumba, The Constitution of Kenya; An Introductory Commentary, Strathmore University