Mr. Samuel Kimeu is the Executive Director of Transparency International Kenya. He previously served as a Governance Specialist at the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi and the Executive Director of the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists. He has also taught law at the Kenyatta University School of Law in Nairobi-Kenya. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. He received his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi and is a member of both the Law Society of Kenya and the East African Law Society.
Mr. Kimeu is also currently serving as an elected member of The Africa Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC) since August 2019 and The Board of Transparency International since October 2017. He is an alumnus of the Australian Awards who benefited in November 2016.
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 Master of Arts in Communication studies from the School of Journalism, University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyatta University.
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 Investment 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.
Winnie Njoroge, an Associate member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM), handles all Human Resource & Administrative functions at TI-Kenya. She is an MBA (Human Resource Management) graduate from The University of Nairobi and holds a BSc. Degree in Communications and Public Relations from Moi University. Winnie is a Certified Public Secretary, CPS (K) –KASNEB and is currently undertaking The Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP) course from The College of Human Resource Management. 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.
Harriet has over 5 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.
Titus Ogalo – Programme Coordinator – Public Accountability
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.
Abraham has over nine years professional experience. He worked as an intern at World Vision Kenya then moved to a Project Coordinator’s position in the areas of Sponsorship, Food security, education and Health and Sanitation. The Coordination was mainly designing programmes for all the projects, supporting the project officers in the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the projects and reporting on the projects’ outcomes and outputs. Abraham joined TI-Kenya in July 2015 as a Convener in Humanitarian Aid Integrity Programme, Uwajibikaji Pamoja Project then became the National Convener, in charge of Uwajiabikaji Pamoja. The project is being implemented in 4 counties- Turakana, West Pokot, Marsabit and Wajir. Currently, Abrahams is the Regional Coordinator, North Rift Region. He holds a BSc Agricultural Economics and MBA, Strategic Management.
Titus Gitonga is a lawyer with over 5 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.
Psamson Nzioki is a seasoned environmental conservation and climate change professional with over 5 years’ experience in environmental law and policy, human rights, climate finance & governance, international climate change negotiations, advocacy and programme development & management. 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 leads the climate governance integrity programme at TI Kenya. He possesses a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation) Degree from Kenyatta University and is currently pursuing his Masters in Environmental Law from The University of Nairobi, Center for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy.
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.
Polycarp O. Otieno has over 4 years working with INGOs and NGOs on issues of administration, health governance and programme management. Polycarp joined TI-Kenya in April 2019 from National Taxpayers Association Kenya, where he worked as a project assistant in charge of implementing health related projects. He is also a trained budget facilitator and previously worked independently as a budget consultant and trainer where he empowered communities to understand the budget cycle and importance of public participation. He has also previously volunteered at Oxfam Kenya as a Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant and at the United Nations Office at Nairobi as an Administrative Assistant. He is currently in charge of the Open Contracting for Health Project, that is being implemented in Kenya as well as four other countries. He is very passionate about global politics and governance. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, University Of Nairobi and completing his Diploma in Project Management training from Kenya Institute of Management. He also has a certificate in Level A1 French from Alliance Francaise Kenya.
Fidialice Muthike is a highly qualified researcher with extensive experience in social research, governance and anti-corruption work. She is the Research and Enterprise Executive at TI-Kenya. She first joined the organization in 2016 as an intern in the research department. Since then, she has worked in various capacities within the research department. She is currently handling all the research work for the organization. She previously worked for Excel Chemicals as an Assistant Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi.
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
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.
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. 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 TI-Kenya, he consulted 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).
Della Wamalwa is the Finance Assistant at TI-Kenya. Before joining TI-Kenya, she interned at National Hospital Insurance fund, Konrad and Adenaur Stiftung. She holds a Degree in Business Management from University of Eldoret and is currently pursuing her CPA course.
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.
Issabelah Mutuku is an ardent Communications, Public Relations and Marketing expert with over 5 years’ experience. She joined TI- Kenya in January 2019 as the Marketing and Communications Executive. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from St. Paul’s University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Diplomacy, Development and International Security at Daystar University.
Abraham Mariita is an avid communications enthusiast with over 10 years’ experience in the field of Media, Communications and Development. Before joining TI-Kenya, Mariita worked with Pawa 254 as a Project Coordinator and previously at Internews Kenya where he served as a Logistics Coordinator for the media resource center. He began his career at Ghetto FM, as a journalist and later as the Station manager. Abraham is experienced in Project Planning and Implementation, Developing and Implementing Communication Strategies, Media training and mentoring, Media relations, Marketing, Civic Engagement, Social media management, Advertising and Branding. Mariita holds a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies – Development Communication, from the University of Nairobi, amongst other academic and professional trainings.
Dennilison Musau works as the Quality Assurance Executive for TI-Kenya. He manages Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation functions as well ensuring TI-Kenya products and services meet quality standards. He has five years’ experience in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Quality Assurance. Previously, he worked in the Water Sector Trust Fund as a Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation assistant officer. Dennilison is ISO 9001:2008/ ISO 9001:2015 trained Internal Quality Auditor and has practiced Quality Assurance for five years. He holds a Degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management from the same University.
Rose is the Regional Officer, North Rift. She joined TI-Kenya as Intern in 2015. She is a passionate about Project management and Social Entrepreneurship. Rose holds a BSc. In Project Planning & Management from Moi University and is currently studying Arbitration with the Chartered Institute of Arbitration- Kenya.
Charles is the Finance and Procurement Officer at TI-Kenya. He handles finance duties as well as overseeing all procurement aspects. Previously, Charles worked for Radar Limited. He has over 5 years’ experience in Corporate Finance. His experience spans various industries including manufacturing and service industries. A finalist of the Certified Investment and Financial Analyst course, Charles holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Nairobi.
Janet Momanyi – Front Office Assistant
Janet Momanyi oversees operations at the TI-Kenya front office. She has over 5 years’ experience in marketing and customer service. Previously, Janet worked as an intern at Rapids Camp Sagana, She has also worked at Kanunga Solfin Limited and GNLD International as a marketer. Janet is passionate about community service as she is a volunteer with the Rotaract club members and Kenya Scouts Association. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a specific major in marketing.
Eric is the ICT Assistant, Institutional Development at TI-Kenya. He joined TI-Kenya as an ICT intern in 2017 then served as ICT volunteer and later as ICT consultant. Before joining TI-Kenya. Eric had worked as an ICT intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, research intern at the Parliamentary Service Commission and Research Officer at Trendy Consulting International. He is interested in technology and systems and how technology can be used to strengthen the fight against corruption. Erick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and certifications in Linux Systems & Network Administration and SPSS.
Eric Kinaga currently serves as the Campaign Coordinator for the Shule Yangu Alliance Campaign, which brings together state and non-state actors in accelerating the realization of the 2015 Presidential directive on the titling of all public school land in Kenya. Prior to this, he led Transparency International Kenya’s interventions around public audit, that seek to strengthen the audit accountability process in Kenya. He joined TI-Kenya from Oxfam where he served as the Tax Justice Programme Officer. He is a regular contributor to dailies, on the areas of Public Finance Management, Education, Health and Public Accountability. He holds a Bachelors’ degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Moi University, a Diploma in Project Management from the Kenya Institute of Management, and M & E certifications from Measure Evaluation (USAID funded). A YALI RLC alumnus (Civic Engagement track), Eric is dedicated to helping solve Africa’s most pressing needs now and in the future.
Alex is the Regional Officer, North Rift Region. He facilitates legal aid and implements projects for the North Rift Regional Office. Yator has six years’ experience in Development initiatives, Resource mobilization, Research and Project management for local and international non-profit organizations. Prior to joining TI-Kenya, Yator worked for Comitato Internazionale Per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (CISP) as the Governance Program Technical Advisor. He has similarly worked for the International Republican Institute (IRI) as an Assistant Program Officer and the Institute for Education in Democracy (IED) as a Project assistant. Alex has extensive experience in facilitation, team building and training. He is a certified Art of Hosting practitioner- a model for hosting effective conversations. A lawyer by training, Alex is passionate about policy, promotion of good governance in Kenya and sustainable peace and democracy. He is a law graduate of Moi University.
Samuel is the Deputy Programme Officer, Extractives at TI-Kenya. Before joining TI-Kenya he worked with Globalink Consulting Ltd as an Environmental Consultant and Green Kenya Corporation as an Environmental Officer where he was greatly involved carrying out Environmental Impacts Assessments and Audits for proposed and operating projects. Samuel is trained in Environmental Management with a bias in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources Management. Ngei has vast knowledge and skills in environment and natural resources. He holds a BSc. in Natural Resources Management from Egerton University, a NEMA registered Associate Expert and a member of the Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK).
Caroline is the Programme Assistant for the Public Accountability thematic area. She is a passionate communications enthusiast with a selfless ambition to enhance transparency through communication. She has 2 years’ experience of working with Journalists as well as engaging the mass media platforms in raising awareness. Before joining TI-Kenya, Caroline worked with Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals where she oversaw the planning and implementing various programs to help in promoting the fundraising activities as well as engaging the community in educating of animal rights. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Daystar University.
Irene is the Programme Assistant under the Social Justice &Economic Accountability Programme. She previously worked in TI-Kenya as an Intern under the Policy, Legal and Instutional Frameworks program supporting the Democracy, Governance and Human Rights project. Before joining TI-Kenya, she was a pupil at the Court of Appeal, Nairobi and volunteered at the National Legal Aid and Awareness Programme. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Moi University and has completed her post graduate Diploma at the Kenya School of Law. Irene is passionate about promoting human rights through legislative and policy changes and advocating for alternative means of dispute resolution.
Bunguke Lwesi Melissa is a Software Developer. She has 2 years experience in Software Development.She joined TI-Kenya in November 2018 as an ICT Project Assistant .Before joining TI-Kenya , She worked with LAN – X AFRICA as a Software Developer, Keyreal Technologies as Software Developer freelancer and University of Nairobi as an IT Support intern.Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) and a Diploma in Computer Engineering from Bridge College. She has interest in technology and tools used in fighting against corruption.
Derrick Makhandia is a lawyer by training with a Bachelors of Law Degree from Moi University. He has also completed his Diploma in the Advocates Training Program from the Kenya School of Law. He first joined Transparency International Kenya in 2014 as an intern and rejoined later as a Project Assistant in 2016. Derrick has also worked with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics on various projects as a Research Assistant. In 2017, he also worked with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights as a Human Rights Monitor. Before rejoining TI Kenya in this capacity, he worked with Mzalendo Trust as a Program Officer-Parliamentary Affairs. Derrick has over 5 years experience in governance, human rights, research and legislative issues.
Rozzette Makundi is the Project Assistant for the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) Nairobi. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, School of Law and a post-graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law. Prior to joining TI-Kenya, Rozzette was an Advocate Trainee at the Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions. Furthermore, he has worked as an Intern at the National Hospital Insurance Fund and also at Alphonse Mutinda and Company Advocates. He is an ardent supporter and advocate in adherence, upholding and respect for the Rule of Law. Moreover, he is passionate about promoting human rights since basic rights and fundamental freedoms as encapsulated in our Constitution are inherent and equally applicable to every person.
Mercy is a lawyer by profession with the Law Degree from Moi University and has completed her Professional Diploma at the Kenya School of Law. Before joining Transparency International-Kenya in March 2019 as the Programme Assistant-Policy, Legal & Institutional Framework, Mercy has previously worked with Kenya National Commission on Human Rights as an intern. She is passionate about promoting human rights and good governance through advocacy, legislative and policy changes, litigation and social accountability
Amy Ochiel Ochieng is a lawyer who has keen interest in gender issues, governance, human rights, and diplomacy. Currently, she is a project assistant at Transparency International Kenya. She has 4 years’ experience in project management and administration. Amy holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi, School of Law. She is a YALI RLC EA alumnus cohort 3, a program launched by Former President, Barrack Obama. She was the chairperson of YALI RLC EA Alumni Chapter of Kenya. In addition to that, she has been a delegate during the Africa Youth Conference, United Nations Environmental Assembly, Africa Model United Nations Conference just to a mention a few. Amy has been featured on True Love Magazine, Daily Nation Bold Woman Series, People Daily Newspaper and YALI Leading Edge Newsletter for the work she has been doing within the community. In 2018, she was a finalist of the McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders. She has served as a member of the Youth Steering Committee, UN Women Africa that advises UN Women Africa on strategies to engage youth in Africa and organized the Africa Youth Conference. Moreover, she interned at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kenya.
Edwin K. Birech is a human rights practitioner as well as a researcher with six (6) years’ experience in policy formulation, human rights, advocacy, governance, training and research where he has built extensive skills through various professional trainings and hands on experience in the diverse areas of management of donor funded projects, policy formulation and analysis, advocacy, project cycle management and results based management. He holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Moi University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the Centre for Human Rights and Peace, University of Nairobi. He is also a Trained Trainer of Trainers (ToTs) on Physical and Digital Security Management as well as Monitoring and Documentation of Human Rights by East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders and Defend Defenders-Kenya respectively. Prior to joining TI-Kenya, Edwin worked for Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), Parliament of Kenya, Defend Defenders-Kenya and Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) as a Human Rights Monitor, Research Officer, Project Officer and Programme Associate respectively besides working as a Consultant for a number of organizations.Edwin, a Public Management alumnus of YALI RLC EA is the Programme Officer for Shule Yangu Alliance, a project that endeavors to accelerate the protection of public schools from being grabbed as well as supporting the government in issuing tittle deeds.
Teresiah is a communications professional with a passion for social equity. She has over 4 years’ experience in communications and PR. She joined TI- Kenya in July 2019 as the Communications Officer for Shule Yangu Campaign. Prior to that she was the Communications, Media and Digital Analyst at Cytonn Investments. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and PR from Moi University. She is in charge of creating awareness on the work and impact of Shule Yangu Campaign which seeks to help the Government Title public Schools. She is also a member of PRSK.