Dr. Winfred Ndubai is the Director, Strategy & Planning at the Nuclear Power and Energy Agency.
She has 20 years of experience in Kenya’s power sector. Previously, she worked for Kenya’s largest power generating utility, the Kenya Electricity Generating Company, in a role that focused on business development, strategic planning, and analysis of the company’s operations as Chief Business Strategy Officer.
Dr. Winnie holds a Ph.D. in Finance, a Master’s Degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Nairobi, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. At the Agency, she worked at the technical directorate for eight years, four as the head of the directorate. She was involved in conducting technical studies for Kenya’s nuclear power programme including the pre-feasibility study, development of a 15-year nuclear power programme roadmap, and overseeing the development of policies and strategies for various aspects of the NPP, among other activities.
Upon her appointment to head the Strategy and Planning directorate in 2019, she has spearheaded the development of the Agency’s five-year strategic plan that encompasses additional roles of coordination of research, development and capacity building in the energy and petroleum sectors.
FA Joseph Mwaura Kamau is an economist in the National Treasury, Department of Government Investment and Public Enterprises. Alternate to the Principal Secretary of National Treasury on the NuPEA Board. He holds a Masters of Finance MBA (Finance) from KAIST (South Korea) and Masters in Economics, Finance & Banking (Financial Sector Policy) from Moi University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Nairobi.
FA Joseph Mwaura is a Financial Analyst and a member of Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analyst (CIFA). He has vast knowledge and understanding in Finance, Economics and Investments. He has previously worked at Equity Bank (K) Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank (K) Ltd.
Eng. Collins Juma is the CEO of Nuclear Power and Energy Agency. He was a Council Member and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. He is also a registered Consutling Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya and has worked in the energy sector for over 20 years, including stints at Kenya Power and KENGEN. He is currently pursuing a PHD in Operations Management from the University of Nairobi. His in-depth and extensive experience working in the energy sector and being part of the team that pioneered the introduction of nuclear electricity generation in Kenya since 2010 will be critical as Kenya plans to seet up its first nuclear power plant with a capacity of 1000MW by 2027. This is expected to rise to a total of 4000MW by 2035 making nuclear electricity a key component of the country’s energy mix and an enabler to realization of vision 2030 through provision of affordable, reliable and clean electricity to all.
The Principal Secretary joins the State Department for Energy with a wealth of experience from the private sector where he worked variously as an investment banker. His latest assignment was with Faida Investment Bank where he traded and structured Treasury bonds and Corporate bonds at the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE). Other assignments include working with Dyer & Blair Investment Bank and Genghis Capital limited in the same capacity.
PS Wachira has served in various leadership’s positions right from his university days. He was a founding member of the Bonds Market Association as well as a member of the Steering Committee of the Kenya Association of Stock Brokers and Investment Bankers (KASIB). His contribution to the Bond’s market saw him being appointed to the Central Depository Project at the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). In 2021, the project dealt in government securities worth 900 billion, the highest turnover ever in Kenya.
The PS launched his career in the financial sector after participating in the issuance of the Safaricom IPO in 2008 where he interned. He had prior completed a Bsc Degree course from the University of Nairobi. At Campus, he served as the Secretary General NUNSA and Treasurer for the Confederation of Medical Students Association. He is currently pursuing an MA in Leadership at Pan African Christian University.
A strong believer in servant leadership through community engagement and development, in that position, the PS was able to spearhead initiatives such, as free medical camps for Cancer Screening, Tree planting, Youth Mentorship Programmes, and Sports Tournaments among others. Born and bred in Kieni Constituency, Nyeri County, the PS is a family man who’s strict up bringing is instrumental in shaping him into the person he is.
Mr. Paul Mwangi is an Assistant Director of Education, State Department for University Education and Research (SDUE&R). He holds a MSc. (Pure Mathematics) from Kenyatta University and BEd. (SC) from Egerton University.
Mr Mwangi is practicing education management and administration in the division of Local University and Administrative Services, Directorate of University Education, Ministry of Education.
He has previously worked as a Senior Quality Assurance and Standards Officer, Ministry of Education. He has served in the Councils/Boards of Egerton University, Murang’a University of Technology, Machakos University and South Eastern Kenya University as an Alternate to the Principal Secretary (SDUE&R).
Elizabeth M. Lenjo is a practicing Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She specializes in Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment Law, Media Law, Technology Law and Fashion Law. She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Turin (Italy) in conjunction with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy and a Bchelor of Laws (LL.B) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (C.U.E.A) and a Post-Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
Ms. Lenjo runs her own legal consulting firm, MyIP Legal Studio which conducts legal advisory and capacity building workshops on Intellectual Property Law.
Ms. Lenjo is a member of the Law Society of Kenya (L.S.K) where she has served in the Intellectual Property and ICT Law Committee between 2018 to 2022 and International Trademark Association (INTA).
Mr. Arthur Omondi Koteng is a Board Member of NuPEA, chairing the Audit Committee and sits in the Human Resource and General Purpose Committee. He holds a Masters Degree in Radiation & Environmental Protection from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from the University of Nairobi.
Mr. Koteng is the Director & Consultant Physicist at Canon Radiological Services Limited that offers Radiation Protection, Nuclear Safety & Security services to several practices countrywide in the fields of Medicine, Industry, Research and Teaching.
He has previously worked in the Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority under Ministry of Health as Head of Nuclear Safeguards Department and serves as an Advisory Committee Member of the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He is a trustee of the Africa Cancer Foundation and a member of the Eastern Africa Association for Radiation Protection (EAARP). He has vast experience in this field having worked under the nuclear regulator for 33 years
Eng. Samson Maundu is a partner and a Director at Rex Consultants Ltd in charge of Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications. He holds a Bsc degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Nairobi
Eng. Maundu is a practicing Consultant and a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) with wide experience in both low and high voltage engineering systems
Eng. Maundu previously worked at the then Ministry of Public Works where he rose from an Assistant Engineer to a provincial Engineer where he was in charge of 19 districts.
Henry K. Rono is a board member at NUPEA. He is also a senior lecturer at the Kenyatta University on industrial development, industrial sociology, research, statistics and information sciences. He holds a Ph.D.in industrial development from McGill University (Canada), M.A degree in industrial development and information science from the University of Calgary (Canada) and B.A degree in industrial sociology.
Dr Rono has been a principal consultant in a number of projects including social and environmental assessment of the Kwale Titanium Mining, the South Lokichar Oil Exploration, the Kerio Valley Fluorspar Mining, the growth of the micro-enterprises in Eldoret Municipality. Other projects have included development of e-learning infrastructure for the proposed National Open University of Kenya, e-learning infrastructure for the State Department of Technical and Vocational Training, Education Management Information System for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Management Information Systems for the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture.
Dr Rono has also been a board member for a number of state corporations including National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), Horticulture Development Authority (HDA), and Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA).
Before his posting in the Ministry of Energy, Maj. Gen (Rtd) Dr. Gordon .O. Kihalangwa, CBS served as the Director for Immigration services from 2014 until March 2018 when he was appointed as the Principal Secretary, State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services, in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. He also had a short stint as Principal Secretary, Ministry of Defence in August 2019. He was reassigned in the same capacity to the State Department for Public Works in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works in 2019.
Eng. Erick Ohaga is currently the Director, Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Development at Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA). Previously worked at the Kenya Power and Lighting PLC, and rose through the ranks to the position of county Business Manager. He has over 16 years’ vast experience in Energy Policy development, Nuclear policy and strategy formulation, design, construction, contract management, operations, maintenance and planning of power systems. Eng. Ohaga has intense experience in power purchase contract administration and regional power trade and participated in the development of the Kenya’s standardized Power Purchase Agreement for Renewable Energy Sources under the Feed-in-Tariff regime. He developed the Kenya Distribution Master Plan 2015-2020.
He holds MSc in Nuclear Engineering (KINGS), Masters of Business Administration, BSc. in Electrical/Electronic Engineering and post graduate diploma in Project Planning and management. He serves in council of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) as the Vice President. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya and a consulting Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya. He chairs the membership committee of IEK and national interviewing panel member of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Eng. Ohaga is a certified coach/mentor and certified personal development analyst (SA). He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), and full member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
Ms Caren Oduor is the Manager, Finance and Accounts at the Nuclear Power and Energy Agency.
Caren has a vast experience in Finance and accounting from both public and private sectors which includes; Chief Accountant at Salaries and Remuneration Commission, Senior Accountant at Rural Electrification Authority and also Senior Accountant at New KCC. Caren also worked as Accounts Manager at Siemens NV and at Worldspace Corporation as a Chief Accountant.
Caren holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce(Accounting option)degree both from the University of Nairobi.
She is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya – CPA (K) and a member of Institute of Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), and a member of Assciation of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK)
Dr. Antony Lusuli (PhD) is the Manager, Supply Chain at the Nuclear Power and Energy Agency.
Dr. Lusuli has over 31 years of experience in Supply Chain management both in public and private sector. Previously he has worked as a Chief Manager (Supply Chain Management), Manager (Supply Chain Management), Supply Chain Management Assistant at the Office of Controller of Budget, Deputy Supplies and Procurement officer with Western Kenya Community Driven Development and Flood Mitigation Project at World Bank as well as the National Treasury and Supply Chain Management Officer at Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. He has participated in drafting several legislations especially the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 and draft Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Regulations of 2016. He was part of the pioneer team that sensitized public servants on the implementation of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 in the Public Sector. He was also part of the team that pioneered the implementation of IFMIS in the public sector.
He holds Doctor of philosophy in Supply Chain Management and Masters’ of Science in Procurement and Logistics both from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Science and Technology and a Bachelors’ of Business Administration from Kenya Methodist University. He also holds Diploma in Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), CIPS Diploma Foundation Stage, Final Diploma in Supplies Management, Diploma Foundation Stage Government and Advanced Certificate in Supplies Management.
Dr. Lusuli is a member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supplies (MCIPS) and Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).
Lawrence Siele is the Manager, ICT at the Nuclear Power and Energy Agency.
His past experience includes: Head of ICT Mount Kenya University, Nakuru Campus, Senior Systems Developer at Kabarak University and ICT Manager at Kabarak University.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. He holds a Diploma in Project Management and Diploma in Database Management. He also holds professional qualifications in Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), PRINCE2, PMP and Cybersecurity.
Lawrence is a member of the Computer Society of Kenya (CSK), Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA) and Internet Society (ISOC) Kenyan Chapter.
Ms. Sophia Githuku is a zealous Human Resource management expert with a wealth of experience in the Human Resource and Administration industry. She holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi. She also holds a Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. She is currently pursuing Doctoral studies (PhD) in Business Administration (Strategic Management) at University of Nairobi.
She joined NuPEA (formerly Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board) in November 2011 as the Chief Manager, Human Resources and Administration. She is responsible for developing and implementing human resource policies and procedures to ensure the Agency is resourced with professional, competent and motivated workforce, providing strategic direction in the recruitment and management of human resources, providing oversight of the administration function and advising on appropriate organizational structure, business processes and best management practice to maximize efficiency.
Prior to joining NuPEA, Ms. Githuku worked at Kenya Tea Development Agency as the Human Resources Manager (Compensation and Benefits) 2005-2011, Human Resources Manager (Training and Development) 2003-2005, Human Resources Manager (Planning) 2000-2003, Employee Relations Officer (1997-2000) and Zonal Personnel and Administration Officer (1994-1997).
He is a lecturer at University of Eldoret, School of Environmental Studies. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree, Environmental Health from University of Eldoret, Master of Science, Integrated Pollution Control from Middlesex University, UK and Bachelor of Science (Hons), Environmental Management from University of North London (London Metropolitan University), UK. He has over 10 years of teaching experience from Kenyan academic institutions. He is a member of the Institute of Environmental Science of UK, a registered Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit Lead Expert with National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), member of Forest Society of Kenya and is trained implementer of ISO 9000 Standards by Kenya Bureau of Standard.
Mr. Stephen Karanja holds a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Science from the University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Education in Science from Kenyatta University and a Diploma in Sales and Marketing from the University of Nairobi. He has also undertaken various nuclear and energy related courses such as; Building capacity for the implementation of a nuclear power programme, Nuclear energy management, Energy audit and Non Destructive Testing (NDT) course for trainers. He specializes in NDT using nuclear techniques. He is experienced in teaching and lecturing at secondary schools and university respectively. He also has a broad experience as a marketer where he has worked as a Regional Manager in the book selling industry and in the insurance industry as a Unit Manager.
Ms. Teresia Malokwe holds a Master’s Degree in Health Economics and Policy from the University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from Kenyatta University. She chairs the NuPEA Board Audit Committee.
Hon. Josephine Sinyo is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She attended the University of Nairobi and The University of Hull in England for LLB and LLM Degrees respectively. She has over 30 years of experience in human rights, policy development, legislative research, and training in addition to service as a State Counsel in the Attorney General’s office. She was involved in the Constitutional Review process championing the agenda for children, women and Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDs) during her tenure as a nominated Member of Parliament, 1998 – 2002. Further, she has worked with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) including International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA, Kenya Chapter); Forum for Women Education (FAWE, Kenya Chapter); the Law Society of Kenya; Kenya Breast Health Programme; Kenya Union of the Blind; Kenya Society for the Blind and the United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK). In 2006, 2015 and 2017, she received State commendation from the President of Kenya awarding her the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW); the Excellence Service Award and the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) respectively in appreciation of her contribution in nation building.
Mr. Joseph Odhiambo holds BSc, Msc. and PhD in Biochemistry. He has worked for International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Tulane University (USA), Maseno University, and Ministry of Education – State Department for University Education and Research. He has over 20 years’ experience in research in Biomedical and Science Technology and Information policy formulation.
Mr. Ezra Odondi Odhiambo has expertise in strategic planning, business process re-engineering and improvement, change management, project management, telecommunications systems, computer systems, human resource management and design development and implementation of application software. His expertise has been acquired through holding Board positions and undertaking consultancy works such as sugar company operations, financial services, postal services, and telecommunication services among others. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Chemelil Sugar Company. Previously, he has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of National Irrigation Board 2016-2017; Kenya National Bureau of Statistics 2014-2016; Netcom Information System Ltd 1992 to date; BOMAS of Kenya 2004-2007; Kokuro Secondary School 2003-2006. He also served as Chairman, Apex Construction Company Ltd 2013-2017; Executive Committee Member, Information Standards Technology Association (Kenya) 1992-1997. He is a member of Computer Society of Kenya.
Amb. Simon Nabukwesi has a B.Ed, M. Ed. in Education Planning and Management and MA in International Project Management. He is a PhD Candidate in International Project Management. In addition to this, he has a Diploma Level training in Institutional Management at Hiroshima University, Japan and a Pre-university Training at the National Youth Service (1986). With this training, Simon has had a successful career as a High School Teacher, as a Deputy Principal and Principal in a span of twenty years (1989-2009). He has also served as Kenya’s High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extra-ordinary to Cuba. His eleven (11) years of service as a diplomat included being the Director of Foreign Service Institute which he worked to transform into the Foreign Service Academy for training Junior Diplomats, Middle level Diplomats, Senior Diplomats and eight (8) Cohorts of Ambassadors whom he took through induction courses. The Foreign Service Academy served as a soft power tool for the government by training diplomats and ambassadors from the Eastern, Central and Southern Africa in addition to coordination of scholarships from friendly nations. This made members of the Association of directors of Foreign Service Academies from the IGAD Region to vote Nabukwesi to be their Chairperson, from 2016 to 2019 when he left the Academy to head Europe and Commonwealth Directorate in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Amb.Nabukwesi was appointed to the position of Principal Secretary, State Department of University Education and Research with effect from 28th February, 2020. He is optimistic about working with all stakeholders to improve University Education and Research.
The Hon. Justice (Rtd) P. Kihara Kariuki was sworn in 2018, April as the 7th Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya. Previously, He served as President of the Court of Appeal of Kenya from 2013 to 2018. Moreover, he has served as Director of the Judiciary Training Institute, Judge of the High Court of Kenya, and Principal and CEO of the Kenya School of Law. Justice (Rtd) Kihara has led a distinguished legal career, having made noteworthy contributions -in particular, the transformation of the Kenyan courts through the engineering of the blueprints that culminated in the Court of Appeal Bill and the Strategic Plan for the Court of Appeal in Kenya. His legal proficiency also extends to civil, commercial and electoral court divisions of which he has considerable expertise. He is an Honorary Legal Advisor of the Anglican Church of Kenya and holds membership in the Law Society of Kenya, The Commonwealth Lawyers Association, The International Bar Association and the Lawyers International Services Agency USA. Justice (Rtd) Kihara attained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nairobi and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
Dr. Julius Muia is the Principal Secretary at The National Treasury. Prior to this, he was the Principal Secretary at the State Department for Planning – The National Treasury and Planning. Before his appointment as PS Planning, he was the Director General, Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat which operated under the Office of the President, Republic of Kenya to facilitate the implementation of Vision 2030. This is Kenya’s long-term policy framework that is premised on making Kenya a globally competitive, rapidly industrializing and upper middle income economy by 2030. Between April 2008 and October 2016, Dr. Muia served as the Secretary, National Economic and Social Council, Office of the President. This is a top advisory government think tank whose flagship project was formulating Vision 2030. An alumnus of the University of Nairobi’s School of Business, Dr Julius Muia graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting; Masters Degree and PhD in Finance from the same university. His professional qualifications include: Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K); Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K), Associate Kenya Institute of Bankers; Associate Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; and Certified Coach.