Meet Our Great Team
Sheila Masinde has 19 years’ work experience in anti-corruption, governance, programme management, media and outreach. She is currently the Executive Director of Transparency International Kenya (TI-Kenya), having served as Programmes Manager/Head of Programmes between 2015 and 2020. She joined TI-Kenya in 2014, as Research and Learning Manager, from BBC Media Action (British Broadcasting Corporation’s international development charity) where she was the Communications and Training Manager from 2012 to 2014. 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 from 2006 to 2009 as a radio news presenter and online sub-editor, and I Choose Life Africa as Programme Trainer and Assistant Programme Manager working in Public Relations, Outreach and Monitoring and Evaluation departments between 2003 and 2006. She studied in Kenyatta University and the School of Journalism. She has served on the boards of I Choose Life Africa and Elimu Yetu Coalition.
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.
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.
Winnie Njoroge is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP-K) by The Human Resource Management Professionals Examination Board (HRMPEB); a Certified Public Secretary, CPS (K) –KASNEB and 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 is charged with effective implementation, management and co-ordination of TI-Kenya’s Human Resources and Administrative Functions, to drive a high-performance culture while providing professional support to the management team as required. 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 8 years of 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’ of 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 Kenya and Uganda. She has over 7 years’ experience in project management and planning and budget advocacy. She has previously interned at the Commission on Administrative Justice and a private law firm in Kisumu. She is passionate on matters pertaining to women empowerment and the promotion of Gender Equity.
Samuel has over 13 years of experience in engaging businesses around shared value—a core business approach to drive sustainable impacts for both positive commercial and social outcomes. Prior to joining TI-Kenya, he was a team leader for the business development function at Zeneth Africa Consulting. He also led business development initiatives and supported capacity-strengthening programs at Pan African Institute of Management & Governance, and at Coca-Cola Beverages of Africa as a Resident Account Developer. Samuel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a major in Marketing from Moi University coupled with a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the College of Human Resource Management and an Associate Member of IHRMK.
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 manages Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation functions as well as ensuring TI-Kenya products and services meet quality standards. He has five years of 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 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. 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 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’ of 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 Officer and in charge IT systems and IT security, Institutional Development at TI-Kenya. He has over 6 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.
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.
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.
Lilian Gathua is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Secretary with extensive experience in legal consultation, litigation, legal and legislative drafting, project management and partnerships development. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya. She has experience working in both public and private sectors and has previously worked at Kiruki & Kayika Advocates and Murang’a County Assembly. She has also been a legal volunteer at Nafisika Trust. She is passionate about constitutionalism, good governance, rule of law, human rights and access to justice.
Samuel is a passionate and strategic environmental and extractives expert with 5+ years of expertise in natural resources advocacy, research, and programme and project management. Over time, he has gained advanced expertise in project planning, coordination and management, stakeholders, and partner management. He has advanced expertise in policy advocacy, campaigns, partnerships, and movement building. Previously, he served as a Deputy Programme Officer, Extractives at TI-Kenya. Prior to joining TI-Kenya, Samuel worked with Globalink Consulting Ltd as an Environmental Consultant and Green Kenya Corporation as an Environmental Officer where he was greatly involved in carrying out Environmental Impacts Assessments and Audits for proposed and operating projects. He is trained in Environmental Management with a bias in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources Management. Samuel holds a BSc. in Natural Resources Management from Egerton University and is a NEMA registered Associate Expert and a member of the Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK).
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.
Rozzette is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, who is enthusiastic about the protection and advancement of human rights, respect for the rule of law, access to justice and policy development. He 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 and is currently pursuing a diploma in Project Management from the Kenya Institute of Management. Prior to joining TI-Kenya, he served as an Advocate trainee at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), where he was engaged on the intricacies involved in criminal practice and prosecutions in Kenya.
Caroline 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.
Fidialice Muthike is a Research Professional with over five years of experience in developing technical research products on corruption, governance, service delivery, business integrity, among others. Fidialice previously worked for Excel Chemicals as an assistant accountant. She joined TI-Kenya in 2016 as an intern in Research Department and rose to become a Program Assistant in the same department. Currently, she works as the Research and Learning Officer. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology and currently pursuing a Masters in Project Planning and Management.
Ivy Nzilu – Project Assistant, Natural Resource and Climate Governance.
Ivy Nzilu serves as the Project Assistant, Natural Resource and Climate Governance Programme. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from United States International University-Africa majoring in Diplomacy, a minor in Environmental Studies, and is currently pursuing a diploma in Project Management from the Kenya Institute of Management.
Ivy is an environmental enthusiast who has worked in the political and development arena in Kenya focusing on good governance, democracy and extractives. Prior to joining TI-Kenya, she worked at Caritas Kitui as a programs support assistant under the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission department.
Lazarus Oyugi – Finance Assistant
Lazurus holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Finance) Degree from Maasai Mara University, Financial Analysts Certificate from Corporate Finance Institute coupled with vast experience in Finance and Grant management.
Before joining TI Kenya, he was a finance assistant with Intersos Somalia. He has interned with Medisel Kenya limited as a Financial Analyst and Amref Health Africa in the RMNCAH and Global Fund Malaria projects.
Joshua is an Enthusiastic Political Economist with experience in good governance and tax justice programmes. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Nairobi. He currently supports the development of strategies and interventions aligned to the successful implementation of projects, monitoring and documentation, and providing overall programme and logistical support to the Public Finance Management Programme.
Ronald Adika – Intern Western Region
Ronald Adika holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with IT from Maseno University. He is an experienced professional with over 2 years of experience, in advocating for good governance, with a strong commitment to social justice and expertise in inclusive governance. He is dedicated to empowering the marginalized and creating positive change in their participation in the governance processes.
He has actively engaged with stakeholders, conducted research in budget advocacy and Public Finance Management and proposed policy recommendations to address systematic barriers faced by the marginalized in participating in the country’s governance processes. In addition, he has organized capacity-building initiatives and collaborated with diverse stakeholders to influence policy reforms.
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