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 Head Of Outreach

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.

Volunteer at UJamaa Center, Mombasa. Ex-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.

Scheaffer Okore Head of Programs

International Relations and Diplomacy graduate from the University Of Nairobi.

Miss Okore is an ardent writer with an uncensored articulation. She is a democratic literacy mentor and champion who pushes for emancipation in every way. She’s an amplifier of voices, staunch activist, social justice advocate, feminist, human rights defender, cancer and GBV soldier. She believes in the impact of collective responsibility in social, economic and political issues.

Bernice Auma Head of ICT

Bernice 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 Head Of Creative

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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 Head of legal

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 Program Officer Communications

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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