Alumni

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Some of our notable Alumni

Chris Kirubi

Christopher John Kirubi is a Kenyan businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist. He is a director at Centum Investment Company, a business conglomerate, in which he is the largest individual shareholder.

BackgroundChris Kirubi was born in a poor family. Both of his parents died when he was very young. He began work while still in school, working during school holidays to support himself and his siblings. Upon graduation, his first job was as salesman, selling and repairing gas cylinders for Shell, the petroleum conglomerate.

During the 1960s and early 1970s, Kirubi worked as an Administrator at Kenatco, a government-owned transportation company. Starting around 1971, he began buying run-down buildings in the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa, renovating them and either selling the renovated structures or renting them out. He also began acquiring strategic pieces of land in and around Nairobi, and proceeded to erect rental residential and commercial properties on them, using loans from Kenyan financial institutions.

Holdings;

Kirubi’s investments include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Centum Investment Company: Chris Kirubi is the largest single investor in the company, whose stock is listed on both the Nairobi Stock Exchange and on the Uganda Securities Exchange.
  2. He owns 100% of Haco Industries Limited, a Kenyan household goods manufacturer
  3. 98.4 Capital FM, is a Nairobi radio station, whose shares he owns 100%.
  4. Kenya Commercial Bank Group and Nation Media Group

 Former investments;

At one time, Kirubi owned 9.58% of UAP Holdings, an investment and insurance conglomerate that provides investment and insurance services in the countries of Eastern and Central Africa. In 2015, he sold his shares to Old Mutual and exited the stock.

He chairs the following companies;

  1.   DHL Express Kenya Limited,
  2.   Haco Industries Kenya Limited,
  3.  Kiruma International Limited,
  4.  International House Limited,
  5. Nairobi Bottlers Limited,
  6.   Sandvik East Africa Limited and
  7.   98.4 Capital FM.
  8.  He is also non-executive director of
  9.  Bayer East Africa Limited,
  10. UAP Provincial Insurance Company Limited and
  11. Beverage Services of Kenya Limited.

 Former investments;

At one time, Kirubi owned 9.58% of UAP Holdings, an investment and insurance conglomerate that provides investment and insurance services in the countries of Eastern and Central Africa. In 2015, he sold his shares to Old Mutual and exited the stock.

Philanthropy

Chris Kirubi is involved in a youth mentorship programme dubbed Ask Kirubi. He drives his passion of empowering youth in Africa through online authorship and physical talks in High schools and Universities in Kenya.

Moses Wetangula

Background

Moses Masika Wetangula (born 13 September 1956) is a Kenyan politician. He served in the government of Kenya as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2012, and he was Minister for Trade from 2012 to 2013.

Wetangula went to Nalondo Primary School, Busakala secondary school, Teremi Secondary School, and Friends School Kamusinga before being admitted to the University of Nairobi, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. He was a member of the Board of Directors of ICROSS Kenya from 1989, stepping down when he became Kenya’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Moses Wetangula

Politics

Wetangula represented Sirisia Constituency in the National Assembly from February 2003 until January 2013. He was elected to the Senate of Kenya in 2013, representing Bungoma County, and became Minority Leader in the Senate.

He was nominated as a Kanu MP after the 1992 general election, serving until 1997. He has held several other previous public positions which include that of magistrate and the chairman Electricity Regulatory Board. Wetangula actively participated in organisation of funds-drives to set up projects on self-help basis and has been offering legal services to the local people. He has mobilised women and the youth to initiate income generating projects.

Wetangula was elected to the National Assembly in the December 2002 parliamentary election. In the Cabinet appointed by President Mwai Kibaki on 8 January 2008, in the midst of a crisis regarding the results of the concurrent presidential election, Wetangula was named Minister for Foreign Affairs. Later in January, in reaction to criticism from the United Kingdom regarding the presidential election, Wetangula summoned the United Kingdom’s High Commissioner, Adam Wood, to complain, and he said that “our elections don’t need a stamp of authority from the House of Commons”. After a power-sharing agreement was reached between Kibaki and Raila Odinga, both of whom claimed victory in the presidential election, Wetangula retained his post in the Grand Coalition Cabinet named on 13 April 2008.

British Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham met Kenyan Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula on 21 September 2011 in New York City.

In March 2012, Wetangula was stranded in Bamako, Mali during a coup d’état. He was evacuated after being trapped in his hotel room for several days.

Shortly after Wetangula’s return, Kibaki shuffled his cabinet. Wetangula left his post as Foreign Minister and became the Trade Minister. He permanently left the position later to successfully contest for the position of Senator for Bungoma County.

Senate Minority Leader

After winning election to the Senate, Wetangula was selected to serve as Minority Leader of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy. The Bungoma High Court nullified his election on 30 September 2013 and the Speaker of the Senate declared the seat vacant on 16 October 2013. In a by-election held on 19 December 2013, Ford Kenya candidate Moses Wetangula recaptured his Bungoma senatorial seat with a landslide win after garnering 149,458 votes against his main contender Musikari Kombo, who got about a half of the votes.

He continued to serve as the senate majority leader until 20th of March 2018.

Mubarak Muyika

Background

Mubarak Muyika (born May 31, 1994, Western Province, Kenya), is a Kenyan American business executive, computer programmer and internet entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. Orphaned at the age of 10. His father was the district commissioner of Siaya, a senior civil servant, who died when Mubarak was 2, and mother a high school teacher who died when he was 11. Muyika was raised by his mother’s sister and her husband in the suburbs of Nairobi. At age 16 Muyika founded Hype Century, a web hosting company which he sold two years later for six figures. He is the founder and CEO of Zagace, a company which runs an app store for businesses to access software for accounting, human resource management, marketing, among other uses.

While a student at Friends School Kamusinga, Muyika won two awards in Kenya’s national science fair, the annual Kenya Students Congress on Science and Technology:

In the fair’s 48th edition in 2010, he won for a technical whitepaper titled ‘Kahunic infra-photo surveyor’, which was presented as a computer talk, and was ranked first in that category. Muyika’s whitepaper was based on Java, MySQL and C++ dependencies, infra-red and laser rays, and customized ray emitters to identify objects concealed behind concrete and wood, among other uses, by use of reflection and refraction.

Muyika receiving a national award in the Kenya Students Congress on Science and Technology 2011.

In the fair’s 49th edition the following year, Muyika won for a database he developed to manage the flow of petrol and movement of oil tankers. The project’s original name in the fair was ‘Techno Fibre System’, but it was also referred to as ‘Enhanced petrol tracker’. It was presented as a computer exhibit in the ICT category, and although Muyika was recognized as the best student in the category, the project was ranked third nationally in the category.

He graduated from Friend’s School Kamusinga in 2011.

Career

His adoptive parents operated a small book publishing and distribution company, Acrodile Publishers. Using online resources and technical experience gained in earlier years, Muyika built a better Website for the company.

 

In 2011, Muyika founded Hype Century Technologies & Investments Limited, a company focused on website creation and webhosting. The following year, for his work in HypeCentury, he received the Anzisha Prize for young entrepreneurs, from the African Leadership Academy.

 

Muyika sold HypeCentury to Wemps Telecoms in a six figure deal in May 2013. By the time of the sale Hypecentury had 14 employees and was handling over 700 companies with 1400 domains. HypeCentury has since rebranded and is a fully owned subsidiary of Wemps Telecoms.

 

Later in 2013, Muyika founded Zagace in Nairobi with proceeds from the sale of HypeCentury, with additional funding from investors. Zagace has since raised a number of angel investments from various investors.

 

In June 2015, Zagace’s parent company was restructured as a Delaware-based parent corporation of the same name, with the company now based in San Jose, California.

Kenneth Lusaka

Background

Kenneth Makelo Lusaka is the 2nd and current speaker of the Kenyan Senate. Previously, he served as the 1st Governor of Bungoma County in Kenya.

Ken Lusaka Was born on 18 September 1963 in Bungoma County. He attended Kamukuywa Primary School, then Kibabii High School for his ‘O’ Levels and later Chesamisi High School and Friends School Kamusinga for his ‘A’ levels. After high school, he went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History. From the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, he earned an MA in Public Policy and Administration, and was the President of Scholars for the student body.

Kenneth Lusaka

Politics

In 2013, Ken Lusaka ran successfully for the position of Bungoma governor, alongside Alfred Khangati, Maurice Makhanu, Jack Tumwa and Wabwoba Walinywa. In the course of his tenure as a governor he moved to Jubilee Party on which he attempted to secure a second term on 8 August 2017. He, however, failed but was fronted by the Jubilee Party as a candidate for speaker of the Senate. On August 31, 2017, Lusaka won the speaker seat on second round with 42 votes against his closest rival Farah Maalim who garnered 25 votes thus becoming the second speaker of the senate in the history of Kenya.

Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu

Background

Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu was born circa 1956. He is a Kenyan politician. He has served as the Kenyan Minister of Health. He attended schools in Kyulu and Kangundo until he went to Friends School Kamusinga. He graduated from the University of Nairobi and earned a master’s degree in medical genetics from the University of Glasgow.

Career

Mailu started his career as an intern at the Kenyatta National Hospital. He was the founding director of its department of medical genetics in 1989. From 1995 to 2000, he worked for the Ministry of Health and led an anti-polio campaign. He subsequently worked for Unicef and the World Health Organization in Malawi and Zambia. He became the first African CEO of The Nairobi Hospital in 2003.

He has been nominated to be Kenya’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Kakai Kissinger

Kakai Kissinger (born Kakai Francis Kissinger on July 21, 1975) is a Kenyan human rights activist and attorney. Trained in international trade law at the University of Turin, Faculty of Law, in Italy (2003),[1] he received further training in 2007 in human rights and constitutional law at Harvard Law School in the US.

Kakai Kissinger was born in Kiminini- Kitale within the Trans-Nzoia County]in the vast Rift Valley Province of Kenya. He was named Kissinger by his mother after the Former United States Secretary of State- Henry Kissinger. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a specialty in international human rights and constitutional law. He has held senior positions before with the German Technical Cooperation (giz) as Senior Governance Advisor, as Executive Director of Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU)- a leading human rights organization in Kenya.

Kakai Kissinger

Kakai Kissinger was schooled at Nzoia Sugar Company Primary School and Lugulu Boarding Primary School for his primary education. He then proceeded to the prestigious Friends’ School, Kamusinga and later Musingu High School both schools in the then Western Province for his high school education. Later on, he joined the University of Nairobi in 1995 and attained a Bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B) in 1999. In 2003, he won an academic scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies in international trade law in Italy from the ITCILO, sponsored by the International Labour Organization. In 2006, he was awarded a Ford Foundation Scholarship to undertake studies at the prestigious Harvard University due to his engagements as a human rights activist and attorney. At the time, Kakai Kissinger was the executive director of a Kenyan non-governmental organization, Independent Medico-Legal Unit.

Kakai is the proprietor of Kakai Mugalo & Company, advocates in Nairobi, Kenya. He is interested in leadership in Kenya and has a close working relationship with his native rural area and constituency where he collaborates with local civil society organizations, church groups, youth groups and community-based organizations in all aspects of empowerment and development. He is a current board member of two Kenyan civil society organizations, the Independent Medico Legal Unit and Empower/Wezesha.

Upon the establishment of the Supreme Court of Kenya in 2011, Kakai was appointed the Deputy Chief Registrar of the Judiciary. On October 24, 2013, he was appointed Chief Registrar in an acting capacity following the removal of the then Chief Registrar, Gladys Boss Shollei.

Kakai Kissinger established the Kakai Kissinger foundation, where he plans to participate in philanthropic work and concentrate more in his native constituency. Through the foundation, he intends to recognize and award academic scholarships to bright and needy students from his former school, Friends School Kamusinga.

Kakai Kissinger widely consults for the African Union as an elections consultant. He has been hired in the past to manage and coordinate election observation missions on behalf of the African Union (AU) in the 2015 Ethiopian General Elections, 2016 Zambian General Elections, 2016 Uganda General Elections, 2017 Liberia General Elections, 2018 Zimbabwe General Elections and 2019 Botswana General Elections. He is also an AU trainer for AU recruited election observers.

He has also consulted for the German Technical Cooperation (giz) on Governance issues in Hargeisa, for East Africa Community (EAC) on election related matters, and for some Kenyan Government agencies on a wide range of topics.

Kakai Kissinger has taught law at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)and at the Kenya School of Law(KSL).

Henry Chakava

Background

Henry Miyinzi Chakava was born in Vokoli, Vihiga District (born 26 April 1946). He is a Kenyan publisher. He has focused on the publication of books particularly in East Africa and has been called “the father of Kenyan publishing”. For his contribution to educational and cultural literature in his region, he has received several awards.

Career

He began his career after completing his study in literature and philosophy in 1972. First he was editor and subsequently chief editor in Nairobi of the international publishing house Heinemann Educational Books, where he was involved in the publication and promotion of high-profile African writers including Ali Mazrui, Chinua Achebe, Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye, Meja Mwangi, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Okot p’Bitek.

In 1992 Chakava took over the Kenyan establishment and went further under the name East African Educational Publishers. Later, he expanded his business with establishments in Uganda and Tanzania.

He published a great number of educational and cultural books that have had a major importance in eastern Africa. For instance, he published the school books for primary and tertiary education that signified an important renewal in view of the subjects that were written from an African perspective. Previously, school books had been influenced greatly by a Western viewpoint.

Also, in the cultural field, Chakava came with innovating publications. Besides books in the English language, he published in local languages, at a time when local languages were still seen by governments and authorities as state subversive. Furthermore, he published books with a critic stance on local governments. Challenging the boundaries of the freedom of expression, he took great risks and in fact, was repeatedly threatened.

Moreover, he took the lead over the African Publishing Institute, and maintained contacts with important publishers in Oxford, England, such as the African Books Collective and Bellagio Publishing Network. Henry Chakava is also a visiting lecturer at the Oxford Brookes University.

He is the author of the 1996 book Publishing in Africa: One Man’s Perspective,[8] for which Chinua Achebe wrote a brief introduction.

To celebrate Henry Chakava’s 70th birthday, a number of key personalities in the publishing world have authored a book, Coming of Age: Strides in African Publishing, published by East African Educational Publishers Ltd, Nairobi Kenya. The new release, published in April 2016, is a collection of essays in honour of Dr Henry Chakava @70.