Our Bios

Nerima Wako Executive Director

Nerima attained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Sociology from Jacksonville State University (JSU), U.S.A. and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the same institution.

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 Manager

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.

Bernice Auma ICT officer

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 Communications Officer

Miriam 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.

She has worked as a Graphic Designer and Head of Design in the advertising industry in Kenya, namely at Catapult Brand Consulting , AccessKenya Group a leading Internet Service Provider and Evolve Media Ltd where she handled growing brands in Kenya such as Hino, Yamaha, Dormans, GCN 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.

Patrick Wabwire Program Officer – Policy and Research

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.

Waithera Mwangi Finance Officer

Her love for making sense of numbers led her to pursue Actuarial Science at Strathmore University & thereafter a Masters in Finance at KEMU. Waithera is passionate about excellence in life, she worked in the financial services industry as a risk consultant. Her move to Siasa Place was a result of her desire to see people empowered and given the tools they need to make positive changes in their lives, rather than only speaking about their issues.


Kithinji Charles

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (PMP)

Kithinji Charles holds a bachelor’s of science in Applied Statistics with Computing from university of Kabianga and Masters of Science in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. In addition he holds certification in Monitoring and evaluation, Strategic management and leadership and Project Management professional (PMP).

He has worked with Farm inputs promotions Africa as M&E officer, Premier food industries Ltd as Management analyst, Innovations for poverty action as Field Data officer and Kenya Education Management Institute as Data analyst Apprentice. He possess extensive Monitoring and evaluation experience in Health, Food security and education projects. He is passionate about making youths projects succeed by offering excellent monitoring and evaluation support as well as project management advisory.

Grayson Marwa Program Officer

Grayson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Maseno University. Grayson is passionate about using modern means of communication to address issues that affect the Youth and get them involved in matters Politics.

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