Our Bios

Nerima Wako Executive Director

Nerima attained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Sociology from Jacksonville State University (JSU) and her Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management.
Co- founder and Executive Director of ‘Siasa Place’ she is also founder of ‘Visionaries Aloud’ an organization that focuses on creating African docu-series; especially focusing on social and political issues tailored to the youth to enhance civic education and participation.
She is a flamboyant pan- African who loves writing. Something that she hopes and continues to work toward is having an engaged youth. Youth who are passionate about the issues in their countries and are bold enough to come up with solutions.

Ken Ogembo Program Officer Siasa Institute

Ken is diploma holder in community development and counseling from the Technical University of Mombasa with versed experience in community organizing, social justice and human rights work. He is currently volunteering at UJamaa Center, Mombasa. Until December 2014, he was working for Muungano Support Trust, an affiliate of slum dwellers international where he organized the movement for the slum dwellers within the three coastal counties being Kilifi, Mombasa and Kawle Counties. He championed negotiation of community land tenure for Mibuyu Saba (Kilifi) and Maweni (Likoni, Mombasa).
He initiated Muungano women on leadership to identify, strengthen and further women’s participation in management of local affairs. The initiative is currently championing housing improvement within the informal settlement of Matopeni Mombasa.
He is a strong believer in negotiation and information sharing as a way of building consensus.

Christine W. Ndung’u Program Manager

Christine Ndung’u has a BA in Communications; PR & Marketing Minor. She is also pursuing a higher diploma in Project Management at the Kenya Institute of Management- Nairobi. She is also a certified Trainer of Trainers (ToT) and has facilitated meetings revolving around Good Governance, Leadership, Campaign Against Negative Ethnicity and Youth in Politics, both locally and internationally. Christine is experienced in political party organization and structure and with working with youth in politics. To her;  Leadership is Selfless.

Scheaffer Okore Program Officer Civic engagement

schaefferScheaffer Okore is an International Relations and Diplomacy major and Director of operations Siasa Place Kenya.
She Advocates for;
i)Active Citizen Participation
ii)Dialogue Spaces for citizens to acquire, debate and contribute towards an informative citizenry.
iii)Democratic Governance, Accountable Leadership, Equity & Equality.
iv)Youth empowerment aiding in finding their voice to be able to Represent to stand for their Constitutionally bound Rights.

Siasa Place is s a Vacuum, A podium and a medium through which individuals of vast backgrounds and experiences come together to align one goal: EMPOWER THE CITIZENS.
It isn’t enough to acknowledge the speed at which dialogue spaces are diminishing in Kenya and that is what Siasa Place deems to uphold and Value every individual voice. Respects every single Opinion. Celebrate every effort towards achieving this.

Banice Mburu Program Officer Communications

Banice Mburu is a development and gender issues professional with particular interests in human rights, democracy, active citizenship, governance and policy advocacy. she worked at Society for international development in charge of University Dialogue Series in four counties and five universities with a focus of the four promises of the constitution. Having a passion for governance and advocacy, she is the current Secretary for Governance and Advocacy Ministry at CITAM Thika road with the mandate to hold both church and public leaders accountable. Banice holds a degree in International Relations, concentration in development studies and a minor in management.

Bernice Auma Program Officer ICT

bernice aumaBernice Auma is an IT Consultant with Bachelor’s degree in Technology Management from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Canada and a diploma in Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Bernice is the co-founder of ‘Visionaries Aloud president of Kesho Zuri Development society that provides school feeding programs to underprivileged schools and she is currently working with Otok School. She is also the founder of Netronics Communication, LTD, which is an Oracle partner in Nairobi Kenya.

Miriam Obara Creative Designer and Branding

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Miriam Obara, holds a diploma in Graphic Design, graduating at the top of her class and scoping most of the awards, from the BTEC examining body at the Academy of Graphic Technologies in Nairobi, Kenya. Miriam has worked as a Creative Designer in the advertising industry in Kenya, namely at Catapult Brand Consulting a world class agency, and AccessKenya Group a leading Internet Service Provider, where she handled growing brands in Kenya such as Dormans, Eden, Inoorero University and many more.
She positions herself to work with upcoming Entrepreneurs and organizations. She believes it is not enough to simply put a name and logo on an innovation but to develop brands that will fulfill their purpose and communication effectively with a targeted demographic. She is also the creative director and founder of Cabana Partners Limited.

Patrick Wabwire Electoral and Governance Processes

Patrick Wabwire holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Mt. Kenya university. He is an excellent listener and passionate about matters politics and governance. Patrick is particularly keen in ensuring youth develop keen interest in politics and embrace the core values of Integrity, innovation and growth in matters politics and governance.

Grayson Marwa Online Communication Officer

Grayson Marwa is an undergraduate student pursuing Bachelor of science in Mathematics and Computer Science at Maseno University. He is particularly interested in Politics and Governance issues. Grayson is part of the Communications team at Siasa Place and Supports Election Safari Program.

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