Mr. Samuel Kimeu joined TI-Kenya from the Embassy of Finland, Nairobi where he had been the Governance Advisor since October 2007. He is a lecturer of Law and previously the Executive Director of the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Kenya). He has also been involved in extensive research on human and civil rights, the judiciary and constitutional law. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Masters of Law with a focus on International Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Transitional Justice and Comparative Constitutional Law from the University of Notre Dame. He received his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi.
Sheila Masinde has over 10 years work experience in media, outreach, governance and programme management. She joined TI-Kenya in 2014 from BBC Media Action (British Broadcasting Corporation’s international development charity) where she was the Communications and Training Manager. She first worked for Transparency International Kenya from 2009 to 2012 as the Advocacy and Communications Programme Officer. She has also worked at the Nation Media Group as a radio news presenter for Easy FM and online sub-editor, and I Choose Life as a Programme Trainer and Assistant Programme Manager. She also sits on the board of I Choose Life and serves in the resource mobilization and communications board committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyatta University and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Communication studies at the School of Journalism, University of Nairobi.
Elizabeth has over five years’ experience in the corporate sector, the most recent being eManage Africa Ltd where she served as the Human Resource Team Leader. She plans, directs and coordinates all Human Resource and administration activities and functions of TI-Kenya. She holds an MBA in Human Resource Management from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Bachelors degree in Education from the same institution.
Winnie has over Five years’ experience in Administrative work and Customer Service. She previously worked at Sustainable Community Development Services (SCODE) as a Project Officer, Rafiki Deposit Taking Micro Finance as a Customer Service Relationship Officer and at The Standard Chartered Bank in the Consumer Banking department. She has an interest in community service and volunteers at Africa Cancer Foundation. Winnie holds a BSc. Degree in Communications and Public Relations from Moi University, CPS (K) -KASNEB and is currently pursuing an MBA in Human Resource Management at The University of Nairobi. She handles all Administrative functions at Transparency International Kenya.
Harriet has over 4 years in research work. She has previously worked with Milward Brown East Africa as well as AC Nielsen Kenya Ltd as a research assistant. She also worked as independently as a research consultant. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from UoN as well as a higher diploma in Human resource management from the Institute of Human Resource Management.
Mary Maneno is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Kenyatta University, School of Law, and a Post graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, Mary previously worked at the Refugee Consortium of Kenya in 2011. She has also worked with the firm of Cootow and Associates Advocates. She has done extensive research and scholarly work on governance, land, the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons in Kenya and an analysis of reproductive health rights among Kenyan women. Mary is passionate about law and gender relations, human rights, legal research and legislative drafting
Titus Ogalo is a political scientist. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Moi University. He has experience in advocacy, governance, project planning and management and community mobilization. Previously, Titus worked in the Department of children and probation services and in the Public Relations Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Home affairs, SCOPE attached to the WFP’s food programme in Kilifi County and most recently with Kituo Cha Sheria where he provided leadership in implementation of various projects around access to justice and governance. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Nairobi.
Mr. Benjamin Maina is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over six (6) years’ legal experience. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Moi University School of Law and a Post graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law. Maina who is presently the Programme Officer at the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) -Nairobi, has worked for Transparency International Kenya since 2013. From 2013 to 2016 he served as the Deputy Programme Officer in ALAC – Western (Kisumu). He has vast experience in legal policies and frameworks, legal aid assistance, provisions and community engagement on civic education in legal issues, matters governance, human rights practices, civil society network practices, research and facilitation processes. He previously worked as an advocate of the high court of Kenya at Otsiula B.O and Company Advocates in Bungoma, Sifuna and Company Advocates and Kituo cha Sheria in Mombasa. Mr. Maina is a member of the Law Society of Kenya.
Isaiah Mwongela Mbiti is a lawyer passionate about anti-corruption and good governance in Africa. He holds an LLB Degree from Moi University School of Law and a Post graduate diploma from Kenya School of Law. He first joined TI-Kenya as an intern in 2012, later in 2013 as a Programme Assistant and in 2014 as a Deputy Programme Officer. He has previously worked with Rural Community Development Agency (RCDA) and the firm of Mithega and Kariuki Advocates in Meru. He has done scholarly work on corruption and Human Rights in the Kenyan context and Transitional Justice with Hekima College Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations.
Jackie is a lawyer with a passion for Human Rights, Governance and Rule of Law. She previously worked for the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights as a Human Rights Officer and also served in different capacities for over nine (9) years. She has been involved in promotion of institutional reform agenda targeting the Police and County Governments. She is a member of the Kenya National Committee on Prevention of Genocide, War crimes, Crimes against humanity and all forms of discrimination. Jackie holds a Masters of Law in Democratic Governance & Rule of Law with a focus on Corruption and Competitiveness, Rule of Law, Legal Issues in Transitional Democracies, International Human Rights Law, International NGO Law and Comparative Administrative and Constitutional Law from Ohio Northern University. She received her Bachelors of Law Degree from the Open University of Tanzania – Dar es Salaam. She possesses trainings in Public Policy, Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project management and Human Rights.
Psamson Nzioki is an environmental conservation and climate change professional with over 5 years’ experience in human rights, climate finance, project management and monitoring & evaluation. He joined TI-Kenya from Viability Africa where he served as a project analyst dealing with carbon asset management for energy efficiency projects, renewable energy projects and waste disposal & management projects. He has previously worked for the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the Kenya Forestry Research Institute and the United Nations Volunteers. He possesses a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation) Degree from Kenyatta University.
Caroline Ruto has over 8 years’ experience in social accountability, personnel management and research. She Joined TI-Kenya in August 2011 as a Deputy Programme officer having worked with Prasol consulting Ltd , World Concern and Horn Relief (International Humanitarian organizations). Currently she is the programme officer in charge of the social accountability project within the Humanitarian Aid Integrity programme (HAIP) that is being implemented in the 3 ASAL counties (Turkana, Wajir and West Pokot) through implementing partners. She holds a Diploma in Project Management and Bachelor of Commerce degree from Egerton University.
Laeticia Klein holds a Masters degree in Social Science from the University of Mannheim (Germany). After her University studies she gained valuable work experience in the fields of Good Governance, Knowledge Management, communication, organizational development, decentralization and strengthening civil society organization in development contexts as an advisor to various civil society organizations in Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Mali and Rwanda. From August 2015, she began working as a Knowledge Management Expert for TI-Kenya and supporting the IPCRM Sema! Piga Ripoti! project.
Titus Gitonga is a lawyer with over 3 years experience in governance, policy, human rights and legal research. He first joined TI-Kenya as a legal intern between September 2013 – February 2014 and has subsequently served the organisation in various other capacities as a volunteer lawyer and consultant. He has also previously worked with organisations such as Kituo cha Sheria, Kenya Water and Sanitation CSOs Network (KEWASNET) and the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya). Before taking up his current position at TI-Kenya, he was undertaking his pupillage at Nyarango & Company Advocates. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Kenyatta University and has completed his Professional Diploma at the Kenya School of Law.
Samuel is a lawyer by profession with a passion for advocacy, human rights and community engagement. He was previously a volunteer with the Advocacy and Legal Advisory Center where he was engaged in projects implementation through advocacy, research, community & partners engagement ,mobilization and training, case reporting ,management and referrals and legal aid programs. Samuel has also been involved in social accountability initiatives such as social audits and budget tracking in the health and education sector aimed at influencing policies. Prior to joining Transparency International, he consulted widely with Kenya Water and Sanitation Network on governance issues in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) & Water Resources Management (WRM) sector, civil society networking and use of Integrated Quality and Compliance system in project monitoring and evaluation.
Wycliffe Asiago has over 10 years experience in the corporate sector, the most recent being Viscar Industrial capacity limited where he served as a logistics coordinator. He plans in conjunction with the administrator to facilitate all logistical activities and any other functions assigned for TI Kenya. He holds a certificate in Food Production from Institute of Commercial Management (ICM).
Peter Munyasi joined TI Kenya in 2016 as a senior software engineer with more than 3 years of experience in the computer science industry and specifically in the software development field. Strong technical and architectural skills, planning, designing and development of software from early requirement analysis to maintenance are his strength. While he enjoys all aspects of his job, his favourite part is architecting and thinking ahead while building strong foundations. Elegant code always makes him enjoy work while at the same time lead to a successful product.
William Muli joined TI Kenya in 2016 as a programme developer. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Information Systems and a certification in Android Applications development. He is a Software Developer with a bias in web based systems and mobile applications. He has experience close to 2 years designing and implementing solutions to meet various business requirements. He is a tech enthusiast passionate about technology and its potential to change the lives of people all over the world.
Sharon Njeri is consummate professional dedicated to making the aspects of project planning and implementation seamless. She is a Bachelor of Arts degree holder in Social Sciences (Sociology) from Moi University offering 5 years of experience in project implementation and administration. She was previously working as a Campaign, Advocacy and Lobbying Assistant in Pelum- Kenya with a focus on biosafety, protection of the environment, agriculture and biodiviersity in Kenya.
Elizabeth is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre in Kampala. She has previously interned at the Commission on Administrative Justice (Kisumu), Transparency International Kenya (ALAC-Western), The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Uganda (Administrator General’s Department-Clerkship) and a Private Law firm in Kisumu. She is passionate in matters pertaining to observance of Human Rights and Advocacy on issues affecting women and youths.
Noah Mawaggali joined TI-Kenya from United Nations Volunteers (UNV) where he worked as Programme Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation. Prior to that, gathered experience as an Economist – Development Coordination with the National Government of Kenya. He brings on board more than six years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Planning and Management among others. Noah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Analysis, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics) from Kenyatta University. He is an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of the United Kingdom.
Fidialice Muthike is passionate about social research, good governance and the fight against corruption. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi. She has proficiency in planning and budgeting for research projects having previously worked as an assistant accountant at Excel Chemicals.
Phillip is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Kenyatta University and is a graduate of Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) with an LLB in Law and a post Graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law. He has worked with Kituo Cha Sheria a center for legal Aid and awareness as an Assistant Programme Officer where he litigated on various Public Interest cases. He proceeded to work for Caritas Nairobi, a non-governmental organization as a Programme officer before joining International Institute for Legislative Affairs as Policy and Legislative Drafting Officer where he was in charge of policy and legislative development initiatives. He is currently a Programme Officer at TI – Kenya under the Governance and Policy. He is an experienced drafter and trainer on policy and legislative development with a keen interest in governance and human rights.
Kevin M Mabonga is a Communications Specialist with over Six years’ experience in development communication. He is the Deputy Communications officer at TI-Kenya. Kevin oversees the communication needs of the organization through communicating the work and impact of TI-Kenya, its programmes, events and activities to internal and external audiences. Previously, he worked at the Media Council of Kenya as the Communications &Information Officer. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Communications Studies from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Education Degree from Maseno University.
Mercy Obonyo is an Environmental Scientist and human rights advocate. She has over 10 years experience in research and data management and over 5 years experience in human rights and environmental conservation advocacy. She joined TI- Kenya from The Kenya Human Rights Commission where she served as a Program Associate and also in different capacities in the Economic and Social Justice Programme. She has previously worked for: Support for Tropical Initiatives in Poverty Alleviations (STIPA Kenya) Anglican Development Services (ADS), Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI). She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Environmental Studies (Natural Resource Management and Conservation) from Kenyatta University. She also has advanced training in Transformational and servant leadership from the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) housed at Compassion International Kenya and from the Kenyatta University Growing Leaders’ programme.
Njeri has over seven years’ experience in finance and accounting within the corporate sector with companies such as Virtual City Ltd, where she served as the Chief Accounts Officer before joining TI-Kenya. She currently oversees TI-Kenya’s Finance Department operations and grant management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi and is completing Executive Masters of Business Administration studies at the Management University of Africa.