KENTTEC Staff 2017-08-18T10:13:26+00:00

KENTTEC Staff

Dr. Pamela Olet is the KENTTEC CEO, prior to this she was the national coordinator for the Pan-African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC-Kenya). Dr. Pamela Olet holds a PhD in entomology and a Masters degree in Business Management. Dr Olet has spent all her career time in studying and eradication of tsetse and trypanosomiasis, her efforts were recognized through a presidential award she received in 2011.
Mr. Seth O. Onyango Has over 15 years experience in the Livestock Sector both at field implementation, planning and policy levels. He is currently stationed at the KENTTEC headquarters and is in-charge of Monitoring and Evaluation of the Council’s activities. Mr. Onyango holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from Egerton University.
Mr. Ochieng Gamba is the Council’s entomologist and previously worked with the PATTEC project since its inception in 2005. His duties include consolidation and coordination of the technical work plans and guidelines for the control, suppression and eradication of tsetse and trypanosomiasis. Mr. Gamba has a wealth of experience in tsetse research gathered during his collaborative work with KETRI, ICIPE, DFID and IFAD. He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in zoology all from the University of Nairobi.
Mr. Cyrus Muiru is a Senior Economist in charge of Planning and Administration in KENTTEC. Prior to joining KENTTEC in June 2013, Mr. Muiru had worked as the Personal Assistant to six consecutive Permanent Secretaries in the Ministry of Livestock Development from 2006 to 2013. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Kenyatta University, a post graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Personnel Management, a certificate in project planning and implementation from Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) and is currently doing his project in Masters of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi.
Mr. Moses Cheruiyot is the KENTTEC Regional Coordinator for Coast Region. He has been instrumental in opening and operationalizing PATTEC Project office in Mombasa. His duties include coordinating implementation of Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis eradication in Coast Region. He has been on the forefront in the successful eradication of tsetse and trypanosomiasis in Pate Island.
He has had over 20 years experience in Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis control. He was on IAEA Fellowship at the Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission before he joined PATTEC in 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nairobi a Post-Graduate Diploma and a Masters Degree in Project Planning and Management from the same University.
   Agnes Ikolot Otwani Is the Regional Coordinator for Nyanza Region caved from the larger Lake Victoria Basin Region. Her duties and responsibilities involve coordination of tsetse and trypanosomiasis eradication activities in Nyanza region. She has formerly worked as the zoologist in-charge of PATTEC activities in Teso North and Teso South Sub counties for four years and as the zoologist in-charge of KENTTEC activities in Busia County for two years.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Makerere University with a Zoology major and Botany minor. She is currently writing her thesis for a Master of Science in Applied Parasitology at Kenyatta University. She has gained a lot of experience from working in the field and attending short courses in Geospatial analysis of disease vectors and use of GIS and Population genetics to identify isolated tsetse populations.
Isaiah Ndaburu Kiteto is the KENTTEC’s Regional Coordinator for Meru/ Mwea region. His duties and responsibilities involve coordination of KENTTEC’s activities of Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis eradication in the region that covers thirteen (13) counties in Eastern, North Eastern and Central Kenya. Before assuming his position, he was the Zoologist in charge of PATTEC/ KENTTEC activities in Tharaka in Tharaka-Nithi county for 6 years.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) having majored in Biochemistry with a minor in Zoology and a Master of Science degree in Tropical Animal Health (MSTAH) from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.
  Mr. Ronald Ochwada coordinates all the tsetse and trypanosomiasis eradication activities in the Lake Bogoria/Mara Region. He has over twenty years experience in Zoology.
Mr. Ochwada holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Zoology from Panjab University, India. His area of specialization is Parasitology. He has also undergone a Senior Management Course at the Kenya Institute of Administration.
Mr. Edmund Wafula is the KENTTEC’s Accountant and is in charge of all the financial operations of the Council. He has worked previously with the Ministry of Cooperative Development and Agriculture and Livestock Development as an Accountant in various sections. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance Option from Kenyatta University and bachelors degree in Commerce from Catholic University of East Africa and he is a member of the Institute of Certified Public AccountantS of Kenya (ICPAK).
Mrs. Nancy Miron is in charge of the KENTTEC’s GIS and Data base Management office and has previously worked as the Regional Coordinator KENTTEC Meru/ Mwea Region. She holds a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from Moi University and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Information System from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). Mrs. Miron has a wealth of experience in Vector management, GIS and Database management from her working with the ministry and collaborative works with local and internal organizations.
Ms Agnes Mungai is the KENTTEC secretary. She has previously worked at the Ministry of Livestock Development Headquarters as a Senior Secretary and worked with PATTEC project. She holds a Diploma in Public Relations from the University of Nairobi, a Certificate in Secretarial Studies from Nyeri Technical Training Institute. She has is trained in GIS, Data Capture and Analysis from ILRI, in addition to secretarial Management course at Kenya School of Government (KSG) and Management Development for Executive Assistants (ESAMI)
John N Njoroge joined KENTTEC in July 2013 as a Human Resource Officer. He holds a diploma in Human Resource management and a higher diploma in Counseling Psychology. In addition he has a diploma in Theology.
Mr. Njoroge has been a civil servant in the Human Resource Management cadre since 1981. In the Council he handles all the Human resource Matters.
Dr. Othieno Joseph is the KENTTEC’s Communication Officer. He handles all the communication activities of the Council which include publicity, media relations, advocacy and information dissemination. He holds a Bachelors’ degree in Veterinary Medicine, a Masters degree in Communication studies and a PhD in Agricultural Information and Communication Management from the University of Nairobi.
Mr. James Owuor is in charge of the Council’s supplies and procurement. Mr. Owuor worked with Ministry of Livestock Development in administration, personnel, accounts and procurement departments; before joining PATTEC and then KENTTEC. Mr. Owuor holds an advanced certificate in supplies management and a Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management.
   Mr. Limo Safari works in the Council as a lab technologist, he previously worked with Ministry of Livestock Development as a field extension officer in Animal Health and Disease control programmes. He is in charge of tsetse and Trypanosomosis survey and diagnostic and data collection team. Mr. Limo holds an Advanced Diploma from Kenya Polytechnic University College and a Certificate in Protein Molecular Biology from University of Nairobi. He has also done certificate courses in Project Planning and Management, Supervisory Skills Development at the Kenya School of Government Nairobi.
Mr. Julius Njenga Karanja works as an Accounts Clerk in the Accounts Department KENTTEC. Mr. Karanja prior to joining KENTTEC worked at State Law Office in Law Reforms Commission Accounts Section, Companies registry as a Cashier and Department of Administrator General as a Mail Officer. Mr. Karanja has a Certificate in Computer Based records management from the Department of Nuclear Science University of Nairobi.
Presentis Ngene is the Data Entry Clerk in KENTTEC and also held the same position in PATTEC.She worked as a Secretary at the DVS Office before joining KENTTEC.Presentis has a Secretarial Certificate from Kenyatta University(BTC) and Computer packages which she attained from Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute(KCITI) and Kenya College of Accountancy(KCA). She has trained in GIS, Data Capture and Analysis at the Regional Resource Mapping and ESRI and Secretarial Management Course from the Kenya School of Government.
Mr. Geoffrey Ochieng Odek is the senior driver at KENTTEC. Prior to KENTTEC, he worked under the Ministry of Livestock and later deployed to Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC). He has been working for KENTTEC since its launch in 2012.
Mr. Ben Katumba Mutinda is a driver at KENTTEC. Prior to KENTTEC, he worked with the Ministry of Livestock under the Veterinary department. He has been working for KENTTEC since its launch in 2012.