Mr. Francis Habara Moroto


Mr. Francis Habara Moroto is from Illeret Ward, Marsabit County. He studied at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa where he pursued a degree in Social Sciences (Major in Political Science and a Minor in Sociology) and graduated in 2010. He also studied at the Scuola Superiore, Santa Anna, PISA, Italy where he graduated with a master's Degree in Human Rights and Conflict Management in the year 2013. Mr. Moroto has worked with various NGOs and institutions in livelihood improvement, sustainable development, peacebuilding, and conservation projects/programs. These include; VSF GERMANY, Turkana Basin Institute (TBI), National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). He has over 12 years of experience working in this field. Mr. Moroto is also a member of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition.

He joined the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat National Governing Council in September 2023.

Ms. Habon Billow Farah


Ms. Habon Billow Farah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Kenya Methodist University and a diploma in Human Resource Management from Moi University. She has had extra training and attended different workshops to enhance her knowledge and experience. Among them are: Best Practice for Finance, Administration and Budget [by KCA University], Effective Director, Executive Programme [by Strathmore Business School], Harnessing Change for Organizational and Personal Growth [by Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, ICPAK], Enterprise Risk Management [by Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, ICPAK] and Corporate Governance [by Center for Corporate Governance].

Ms. Habon has had appointments as a director in Kenya Pipeline Co Ltd and also as a member of the Tax Appeal Tribunal, where she gained vast experience in managerial duties, business operations and organizational development, human resource management as well as effective leadership among other achievements. She is a certified member of the Institute of Human Resource Management [IHRM]. She is a focused, and effective team player in the fields where she has had a chance to be appointed in. She has good management and organizational skills as well as excellent public relations skills, necessary for working with people from different backgrounds.

Rusiana Mitau


Rusiana Mitau holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences from Moi University and a Master of Science Degree in Leadership from the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix AZ, USA. She has extra training and experience in strategic planning, performance management, finance for non-finance managers, and managing for results, and is passionate about strategic leadership and change management. Ms Mitau is a seasoned corporate business manager with over 20 years of combined experience in publishing and organizational leadership, general management, business operations, organizational development, financial management, human resource management, communications, and strategic leadership. She is the Chief executive Officer at Phoenix Publishers Limited.


Mr. Kimutai Boit


Mr. Kimutai Boit holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree in purchasing and Supplies from Moi University, and a Master of Project Planning and Management degree, from The University of Nairobi. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Project Planning and Management and has a certificate in mediation.

Mr. Kimutai Boit is a certified Governance Trainer at GlobeWide Management Consultants and has facilitated several training programs. He is an M&E expert. Kimutai Boit is an Adjunct Faculty in the University of Eldoret. He has a wealth of experience in banking and Finance spanning over 20 years. He previously worked in KCB Bank in Management positions. Mr. Kimutai Boit also actively serves as  a Board Member of AIC Chebara Girls and Kimumu Secondary Schools, since 2019.


Mr. Benson K. Kimani


Mr. Benson K. Kimani is currently the Alternate Member of the Board representing the Principal State Department for Economic Planning. He is the Director, Central Planning and Project Monitoring Directorate, in the State Department. He has over 32 years of experience in the Public Sector in Kenya. He has extensive experience in public sector development planning coordination at the national and sub-national levels. He has also been involved in preparing key documents such as the Medium Term Plans of Kenya Vision 2030 as well as spearheading the production of various guidelines on integrated county development.

He holds a Master of Arts degree in Economic Policy Management from Makerere University and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics) from the University of Nairobi. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has attended various courses including the Strategic Leadership Development Programme (KSG-Kenya); Monitoring and Evaluation of  Public Sector Projects and Programmes (University of East Anglia, Norwich); and Integrated and Sustainable Coastal Development (Gothenburg University, Sweden).

Ms. Peninah Mukami N.


Ms. Penninah Mukami N. joined the NEPAD Secretariat Board in August 2022 as Alternate Director to the Cabinet Secretary, The National Treasury. She is a Principal Economist at The National Treasury and Planning. She has over 14 years of experience in the public sector having served in various government ministries and departments as a District Development Officer in several former districts (Nyeri, Kirinyaga East, and Githunguri). She has served in various capacities in committees and taskforces in the Government of Kenya. She is adept in resource mobilization and donor-funded projects.

Ms. Mukami is an expert in Macro Economics and holds a Master of Arts Degree (Economics) from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics from Egerton University.

Jane Wanjiku Macharia


Ms. Jane Wanjiku Macharia was born in 1981 and holds a diploma in Business

Management and Administration from financial knowledge for Africa and a certificate in computer packages from Eucalyptus Training College. She also has extra training and experience in budgeting, savings, financial and banking services, and debt management from financial knowledge for Africa.

Jane has also trained in transforming Africa by providing entrepreneurs with business management skills, strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation. She has also worked as an NGCDF member at the Kangema Constituency office.

She is a Business operator at her Business place in Kangema Town as the manager for more than 10 years. She is just about to enroll for a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Murang’a University.

She is the Chief Executive Officer at Wagathoni’s Traders.

Amb. Dr. Samori Okwiya

Chief Executive Officer, (Executive) - Ex-officio

Amb. Dr. Samori Okwiya joined NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat as the Chief Executive Officer on 1st December 2020. As the CEO he is responsible for running all facets of the Secretariat to achieve the Secretariats’ goals, objectives, and agreed performance targets. Amb. Dr. Okwiya has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat, Amb. Dr. Okwiya was the High Commissioner/Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kenya to Malaysia with multiple accreditations to Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Sultanate of Brunei. As Kenya’s envoy, he enhanced the bilateral diplomatic relations between Kenya and the countries he was accredited to, increased visibility and awareness of Kenya’s potential in trade and economic diplomacy in South East Asia.

Amb. Dr. Samori Okwiya has earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management from the Binary Graduate School, Binary University. He matriculated through a Master’s program in Management and Organizational Development and pursued a baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration at the United States International University.