Current Board Members
Rhoda Mutio Silu, Founding Board Member
Rhoda is a founding member of Utooni Development Project which led to the formation of Utooni Development Organisation (UDO). She has been a committee member of Utooni Development Project since 1978. She taught at different government schools for 12 years and resigned in 1985 so as to assist her late husband Joshua Silu in development. In 2009, she opened an elementary school, Utooni Starlight Academy to educate children less than 5 years old. She is also a farmer.
Ester Ithau, Treasurer, Founding Board Member
Ester is a founding member of Utooni Development Project which led to the formation of Utooni Development Organisation. She has been doing community development activities for the last 35 years. She is a committee member for A.I.C Katanga church for over 40 years. She has served as the chair lady of Generation women group for over 30 years. She is the treasurer of Katanga focal area group, a post she has held for the last 12 years. She is a farmer and a business lady in the area.
Jonah Malika Mueke, Chairman, Board Member
Jonah is the founder and director of Malika Clothing’s Limited. He has knowledge in different fields including business administration, masonry, mechanical engineering, and dress making. He has served in many different boards in different capacities as shown. Treasurer, national Chamber of commerce for seven years, treasurer hospital management board for nine years, founder universal traders Sacco where he served as chairman for six years and as treasurer for 14 years. He is the founder of Bidii (NGO) where he served as chairman for nine years. He is a farmer and a businessman.
Doris Nzisa Kimuyu, Board Member
Doris is a community leader in the area and also the chairlady of Kwatuta self help group. She is a board of governor member at Kyangala and Kinoi secondary schools. She is the chairlady of A.I.C Kyangala church and also the chairlady of Mithu borehole project. She is a committee member of Maendeleo ya wanawake at district level. She is a business woman and a farmer.
Onesmus N. Makau, LL.B, LL.M, Board Member
Onesmus is the Chairman of the Dove Foundation, previously member of Centre for Legal Aid, Senior partner O.N. Makau and Mulei Advocates and Law Lecturer Daystar University, Management University of Africa and at Kenya Institute of Management. He is currently Puisne Judge and graduated with his Bachelors and Masters from Nairoby University. Married to Jane, they have three kids all in school. Mr Makau helped to register Utooni Development Organization.
Joanes Kaleli Kyongo, BED, MBA, PhD, Secretary, Board Member
Joanes is a married Christian. He is a lecturer in management at Daystar University and has over 20 years experience in Management.
Jesse Ndwiga Kanyua Mugambi, PhD, Board Member
Dr. Mugambi is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Member of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (MKNAS). He also represents Africa in the World Council of Churches Committee for climate questions. His Doctoral Thesis, completed in 1984 at the University of Nairobi, was on Ludwig Wittgenstein, focusing on problems of meaning in discourse with reference to religion. He has been a key speaker in many international and local conferences on religion and development.
Kevin Muneene Kamuya, Chief Executive Officer
Kevin is a married Christian with a lifelong interest in social justice issues, such as equality and human rights. Qualified graduate in Management of Information Systems, Project Management and Computer Science. He is a young, yet experienced person with the skills and desire to pioneer solutions to problems affecting the rural community. He has worked with the community for six years. A former Regional Manager in Bakersland Mombasa and a committee member of Blessed Soul S.H.G. He has one child and does poultry farming.