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 is an experienced Finance, Operations and Grants Manager with over 10 years’ experience in finance, accounting, and auditing. Before joining TI-Kenya, Njeri worked in the private sector for a leading retail chain and in the ICT sector. She has a wealth of experience in auditing and works to strengthen internal controls, ensuring that the systems, policies, and procedures underlying grant management are robust and fit for purpose. She currently oversees TI-Kenya’s Finance and Investment Department ensuring that resources are well and transparently accounted for in compliance with donor and regulatory requirements. She is a CPA finalist, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi and is pursuing MSc Development Finance at KCA University. Njeri is passionate about the 2030 global agenda for sustainable development hedged on the SDGs towards an equitable future for all.
Abrahams has over nine years of 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. Abrahams also worked as the Regional Coordinator, North Rift Region. He holds a BSc Agricultural Economics and MBA, Strategic Management.
Winnie Njoroge is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP-K) by The Human Resource Management Professionals Examination Board (HRMPEB) and a Certified Public Secretary, CPS (K) –KASNEB. She is a Full Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). Winnie 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. She handles all Human Resource & Administrative functions at TI-Kenya. Her previous work engagement is 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.
Gerald is a communications practitioner with over 5 years’ experience in developing and delivering communications and marketing strategies for international and local organizations. He has handled communications responsibilities at Act Change Transform (ACT!), AUA Industria LTD-Kenya and Uganda, and Pastoralist Community Initiative and Development Assistance (PACIDA). Gerald holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Kampala University-Uganda.
Titus Gitonga is an experienced and innovative lawyer with a passion and dedication to good governance and human rights advocacy. He has over 8 years’ experience in governance work. He first joined TI-Kenya as a legal intern between September 2013 – February 2014 and has subsequently served the organization in various capacities, including as a volunteer lawyer and consultant. He has also previously worked in private legal practice at Nyarango & Company Advocates and organizations such as Kituo cha Sheria, Kenya Water and Sanitation CSOs Network (KEWASNET) and the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya). He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Kenyatta University and has completed his Professional Diploma at the Kenya School of Law.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Fredrick Ochieng Ouma – Deputy Programme Officer, Climate Governance Integrity Programme (CGIP)
Fredrick Ochieng Ouma has 8 years working experience on climate change activism, climate governance and international climate change negotiations. He joined TI-Kenya in April 2018 as a Project Assistant and rose to his current position, Deputy Programme Officer in the Climate Governance and Integrity Programme (CGIP). He previously worked with the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) as a Youth Climate Activist both in Kenya and at the continental level. He is a member of two professional bodies on climate change negotiations, Africa Group of Negotiators (AGN), and Africa Group of Negotiators Expert Support (AGNES). The government of Kenya has also recognized his technical expertise on climate change negotiations and named him the Lead, Transparency negotiation workstream under the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for Kenya. He holds a bachelor’s degree on Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation) from Kenyatta University, and is currently pursuing a master’s in Environmental Policy at the Nairobi University, Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy.
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.
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.
Eric is the ICT Assistant, Institutional Development at TI-Kenya. He has over 5 years of experience in different fields in the faculty of information technology. Eric had worked 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. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and certifications in Cybersecurity & Ethical Hacking, Linux Systems & Network Administration, SPSS, Data Science and ArcGIS for Monitoring and Evaluation. Additionally, Eric is a NIST Cybersecurity Framework professional.
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
Irene is the Deputy Programme Officer under the Social Justice & Economic Accountability Programme. She joined TI-Kenya as an Intern under the Policy, Legal and Institutional Frameworks programme, She was then promoted to the Programme Assistant under the Social Justice and Economic Accountability Programme. 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 Bachelors’ 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.
Janet Momanyi oversees operations at the TI-Kenya Administration docket. She has over 10 years’ experience in Administration, 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 joined TI-Kenya as a front office intern and was later promoted to front office assistant and currently serves as the Administration Officer. 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.
Derrick Makhandia is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 7 years’ experience working in legal aid, governance, human rights, research and legal fields. 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, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, Mzalendo Trust, Mutuerandu Muriithi & Co. Advocates, and other institutions. He is passionate about the law, African history and books.
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).
Wakesho is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and has over 6 years of experience in governance, democracy, and human rights work. She has spearheaded projects on electoral governance and reform, freedom of expression, digital governance, privacy, international justice and digital identity. She previously worked at the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists and at Act Change Transform (ACT!) where her focus was on electoral governance. She is a member of the International Federation of women lawyers (FIDA-Kenya), the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), and the Kenyan Section of International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).
Alex Yator has over eight years’ experience in Development initiatives, Resource mobilization, Research and Project management for local and international non-profit organizations. He joined TI-Kenya in 2018 as a Project Assistant and later as a Regional Officer- North Rift. 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. He is tasked with strategically enhancing TI-Kenya’s presence and impact in the North Rift region through project initiatives aimed at empowering citizens to actively participate in the fight against corruption and demand for accountability. 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.
Edwin K. Birech is the Programme Officer for Social Justice and Economic Accountability (SJEA) programme, and Ag. Campaigns Coordinator for Shule Yangu Alliance Campaign, an alliance of partners that endeavors to accelerate the protection of public-school land in Kenya against land grabs. Edwin is a human rights practitioner as well as a researcher with 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, human rights, policy formulation and analysis, advocacy, project cycle management and results-based management. He is also a Public Management alumnus of YALI RLC EA. 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 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. Besides working as a consultant for a number of organizations, Edwin previously worked for Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), Parliament of Kenya, Defenders Coalition -Kenya and Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) as a Human Rights Monitor, Research Officer, Project Officer and Programme Associate respectively.
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.
Caroline is the Deputy Prograamme Officer (Communications) for the Public Accountability thematic area. She is a passionate communications enthusiast with a selfless ambition to enhance transparency through communication and advocacy. She has over 4 years’ experience of working with Journalists as well as engaging the mass media platforms in raising awareness. Caroline is focused with working with investigative journalists through mentorship programmes and determined to enhance the capacity of various journalists in investigative reporting, particularly through combining media and technology in monitoring use of public resources. Through her expertise in partnerships and stakeholders’ engagement, she is keen to execute organization anticorruption events. 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.
Brian is a lawyer by profession with a passion for good governance, human rights advocacy, and civic engagement. He first joined TI-Kenya as a legal volunteer between July 2018 to December 2018 where he was involved in supporting various initiatives and program work. After his stint as a volunteer, Brian joined the firm of Wambugu and Muriuki Advocates as a Trainee Advocate where he was the point person in research and drafting of pleadings. Brian brings on board a wealth of expertise in legal research, training and capacity building, communication, and partners engagement. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in law from Moi University and has completed his Professional Diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law.
Camillah is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with special interests in constitutional and human rights law. She has experience in both civil society and public service work. Prior to joining TI-Kenya, she worked as a Public Interest Litigation Fellow and Advocate-Intern at Katiba Institute. She has also worked at Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Legal and Host Country Affairs Directorate, and at the Office of the Attorney General as a legal trainee. Camillah is an alumnus of the 2020 inaugural cohort of the Emerging East Africa Public Interest Litigation Advocates Program, Arusha – Tanzania.
Brian is a public policy researcher and human rights advocate with interests in Public law, Civil and Political Rights, Administrative law, Civil Society Organisations, and International Development. Prior to joining TI-Kenya, Brian volunteered at Amnesty International and worked at Kenya National Legal Aid Service (formerly NALEAP-Nairobi), Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), and Kenya Private Sector Alliance. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from Moi University and has completed his Professional Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
Lewis is social development practitioner interested in Governance, Civic Engagement, and Accountability work. Prior to joining TI-Kenya, he worked at AVSI Foundation, Wings of Empowering Pastoralist Kenya (WEP), IDIS Forum for International Affairs (IFIA) and most recently, at Fahamu Africa. He is a Master of Arts (Project Planning & Management) student at The University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) graduate from the same University.