Dr. Christopher G. Gakahu

Chairman of Council

Christopher Gatama Gakahu is currently a principal consultant with Oikos Africa Environment Services Ltd. a firm and a center of excellence dedicated to offering professional services in sustainable development, policy advocacy and programming in areas of energy, environment and natural resources and in climate change mitigation and adaptation.  Prior to that he was the Assistant Country Director in charge of programmes in United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kenya where he doubled as the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources advisor and Team Leader for 15 years.  While there he played lead role in the review and establishment of national policies, laws and institutions including Ecotourism Kenya, the National Environment Management Authority, Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre, and the Kenya Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation among others. Before joining the UNDP Dr. Gakahu worked as researcher and biodiversity advisor at Wildlife Conservation International (WCI) - now African Conservation Centre (ACC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Prior to that, he had a ten years academic tenure at University of Nairobi and Moi University in Kenya. He holds a BSc (Hons) and PhD in Zoology - Biology of Conservation from the University of Nairobi. He has also undertaken post-doctoral studies and research at the Aberdeen University in UK, at Griffith University, Brisbane Australia and at San Diego State University - California. He is a GEF and EIA trainer and practioner, expert and a certified in PRINCE2. He has published widely and also edited several books.

He chairs the University Council


Dr. Bertha K. Kaimenyi


Dr. Bertha Kaimenyi has been working for a period of more than 20 years within the education sector in Kenya in different capacities.

She is an entrepreneurship expert and prides herself in starting the first Masters programme on entrepreneurship in Jomo Kenyatta University in 1993.

She has held several senior Administrative positions in different institutions of learning.

She currently serves as a Director at Kenya Tea Development Agency and a Council Member in the Meru County.

Dr. Kaimenyi holds a Doctorate of Education, an Education Specialist and a Master of Arts from Andrews University, Berrien Springs. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) from the University of Eastern Africa, Eldoret, Kenya.

She chairs the Academic, Research & Community Outreach Committee of Council

Mr. Jacktone Akelo


Mr. Akelo holds Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organization Leadership, Eastern University-USA; a Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Development Planning and Management, jointly from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Ghana and Technische Universitat Dortmund-Germany and a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Natural Resources Management – Wildlife Option, Egerton University-Kenya

Mr. Akelo currently serves as the Kenya Country Director; Living Water International.

He chairs the Governance, Human Resource and Students Welfare Committee of Council


Eng. Mohamed Ali Farah


Mr. Farah holds a Masters Degree in Community Health & Development from Great Lakes University of Kisumu. A graduate technical engineer by profession. He brings on board vast experience from different backgrounds. He served as Board Director, Northern Water Services Board and runs a private Consultancy firm on Water and Sanitation.
Mr. Farah is a member of the Environmental Institute of Kenya; the International Water Association (Hague, Netherlands); a Lead Expert National Environmental Management Authority(NEMA) and last but not least, a member of the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) Kenya.
Mr. Farah has also served as a Council Member and Chairman of Infrastructure/Development Committee at University of Embu and a Council Member of Moi University Council.
He chairs the Finance, Development and General Purpose Committee of Council



Eng Emma Kiilu


Eng Emma Kiilu is a Director of Nemel Kenya Ltd, an energy consulting firm. She is the immediate past Chairperson of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), previously Boardmember of the Rural Electrification Authority. She joined Ministry of Public Works in 1980 as a graduate trainee, rose through the ranks to become District Works Officer in various stations.

She left Government in 1994 to establish her own private practice.

Eng Emma Kiilu holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration both from the University of Nairobi. She is a registered Consulting Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya and also a Registered Class A1 Contractor.

Mr. William O. Motari


Mr Ogwagwa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics (Egerton University), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Operations Management (University of Nairobi). Has consulted in both public and private sector  in  Strategic Management & planning, Human Resources Management, Business Plans, Performance Contracting Areas, Feasibility Studies, Specialist (Technical) Management Disciplines, Public Service Management Administration and Reforms, ,Management of HIV/AIDS & Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse Programmes, Research and Development (R & D),Workplace Policies and Baseline Surveys, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs)  with an experience of over 10(ten) years.

He Chairs the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Council


Mr. Bonface K. Ngigi

Rep. PS National Treasury

Mr Bonface Ngigi Holds a Masters Degree in Project Planning Management from The University of Nairobi and a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics (Statistics) form The Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

He has vast experience in negotiation of Agreements, Investments, Regional Integration, National Budget preparation, Economic Policy formulation and analysis in areas related to Environment and Natural Resource Governance; Low Carbon, Sustainable Development, Climate Financing, as well as Disaster Risk Financing.

Over 12 years in Planning and Budgeting

He is the Representative of PS- National Treasury.

Mr. Evans Mugoya Atambo

Representing PS, State Dept. of Higher Education

PhD candidate (CUEA), M.Phil. in Curriculum Development (Moi), B.Ed. English and Literature (Moi).

Over 20 years of working experience in Education Management.

He is the Representative of PS-Ministry of Education, Science & Technology (MoEST)

Prof. Ahmed A. Osman Warfa

Ag. Vice Chancellor/Council Secretary

PhD (Curriculum and Instruction; Supervision of Instruction, Ohio University; )

Has over 30 years of work experience. Currently  the acting Vice Chancellor, Garissa University and Secretary to the Council