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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gazette Notice No. 3230 The Persons With Disabilities Act  (No. 14 Of 2003) The National Council for Persons with Disabilities Appointment

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 4 (1) of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2003, the Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Public Service Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programmes appoint to the Board of Directors of the National Council For Persons With Disabilities

Under Section 3 (1) (a)

OUR PRIORITY AREAS

NDFPWD

National Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities (NDFPWD) Applications to the National Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities are open through out the year.

CASH TRANSFER FOR PWDS

In the context of this programme, persons with severe disabilities refers to those who need permanent care including feeding, toiletry, protection from danger by other persons, Full time support has to be offered by a caregiver to ensure their needs are attended to.

ALBINISM (SUPPORT PROGRAM)

The Council has been implementing the National Persons with Albinism Sunscreen Support Programme that is providing sunscreen lotions to over 3,026 persons with albinism.

DISABILITY MAINSTREAMING

Disability Mainstreaming is an established department at NCPWD. Its sole mandate is to facilitate Disability Mainstreaming Programmes in Public and Private Sector.

JOB PLACEMENT

The Job Placement Department deals with analyzing market information trends in order to disseminate market intelligence to the PWDs.

LEGAL ADVISORY SERVICES

The Legal Service Department is an in-house service providing unit of the Council.

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About NCPWD

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament; the Persons with Disabilities Act No. 14 of 2003 and set up in November 2004. The Council representation is drawn from key government Ministries and organizations of/for persons with disabilities.

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The National Council for Persons with Disabilities
Address: Box 66577-00800, Nairobi
Telephone: 020 2375994/ 020 2314621/ 0709 107 000
Toll Free: 0800 724 333

Email Address: info @ncpwd.go.ke

Contact Information

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities
Address: Box 66577-00800, Nairobi
Telephone: 020 2375994/ 020 2314621/ 0709 107 000
Toll Free: 0800 724 333
Email Address: info@ncpwd.go.ke

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Mr. Peter Muchiri Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Peter Muchiri

Non-Executive Chairperson

Date of Birth: 1973

Date of Appointment 3rd May 2019

Key Qualifications:

Diploma in Business Management, Utalii College

Diploma in Community Development, St. John’s College

Certificate in Leadership and Integrity, National Democratic Institute

Bachelor of Arts, Community Development, Africa Nazarene University – Ongoing

Work Experience: He is the Director of Marriots Group of Companies Ltd and the National Chairman of League of Persons with Disabilities.

Dr. Habiba H. Mohamed Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Habiba H. Mohamed

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Birth: 1977

Date of Appointment 9th October 2018

Key Qualifications: Post graduate Certificate in Aviation Medicine, King’s College London, UK

Master of Science in Public Health, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), University of Glasgow, UK

Work Experience: She is a Consultant, Health Specialist CARE Somalia, General Practitioner and Aviation Medical Examiner.  She has previously worked at the Department for International Development (DFID/ UK AID) Somalia as a Health Adviser and has over 15 years’ experience in medicine as a general practitioner and health advisor

Slyvia M Mochabo

Slyvia M Mochabo

Board Member

Key qualifications

  1. –       Graphic Design – Diploma in Multimedia Design
  2. –       Certificate in Autism
  3. –       Certificate in ADHD Awareness
  4. –       Bachelor of Commerce (Degree)
Mercy Mugure Gichunge

Mercy Mugure Gichunge

Board Member

Mercy holds a Master of Philosophy Disability rights from the University of Pretoria and is currently pursuing Masters of Gender development studies at Kenyatta university.

She is an expert on the rights of persons with disabilities according to the CRPD and other international and regional legal instruments. Mercy has a physical disability and brings wealth of experience from the numerous advocacy projects she has successfully implemented and a personal journey as a woman with a disability. She is also an alumni of Kenyatta University Students Association (KUSA) where she served as the special needs secretary.

During her tenure she initiated the Disability Awareness Day campaign that was incorporated in the university calendar and is observed annually since then and has been replicated in other institutions of higher learning.
Mercy is currently an employee in a telecommunication company and a very active diversity and inclusion champion.

Dr Michael Munene

Dr Michael Munene

Board Member

Key Qualifications
– PhD – Universal Design and Disability Mainstreaming
– MA in Sustainable Design
– Postgraduate Diploma – Project Management
– BA – Interior Design

Work Experience
– 2010 To Date – Lecturer and Researcher at University of Nairobi
– Disability Mainstreaming Expert
– Grant Research Projects on Disability

Joseph Kariringah Lerina

Joseph Kariringah Lerina

Board Member

Key qualifications
– Diploma in Community Development and Social Work
– Certificate in Law Enforcement and Peace Building Initiatives
– Human Rights Training

Work experience
– Worked as Data Baseline Survey Officer at World Vision Kenya
– Currently working in VSO Kenya in Right to Education and life to Children with Disability, Educator Facilitator in Disability Championing.

Zena Atetwe Jalenga

Zena Atetwe Jalenga

Board Member

Key qualifications
– Post Graduate Diploma – Kenya School of Law
– Degree – LLB University of Nairobi

Work experience
Rashid and Rashid Advocates – Managing Partner
Betty Rashid and Advocates – Partner
Legal Consultant – Paradetic Consult
Associate Advocate – Otieno Muga Advocates

Harun Hassan Executive Director

Harun Hassan

Executive Director

Date of Birth: 1978

Date of Appointment: December 2020

Key Qualifications:

Holds a Master of Arts (MA) Public Administration from IGNOU.

Bachelor’s Degree in Env. Studies, Planning & management

Work Experience: He has wide experience in community work and disability rights spanning nearly 20years. Formerly a public administrator with Government of Kenya and a founder of the Northern Nomadic Disabled Organisation (NONDO), the first organization of persons with disabilities targeting nomadic communities in Kenya.

Mr. Samson Mpapayiai Tipape Independent Non-Executive Chairperson

Mr. Samson Mpapayiai Tipape

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Birth: 1977

Date of Appointment 5th May 2019

Key Qualifications:

Masters of Science in Governance and Leadership

Bachelor of Business Management (Human Resource Management)

Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management

Diploma in Personnel Management 

Work Experience:  He is the former Member of County Assembly, Kajiado County. Previously worked at the NCPWD (2011 to 2013) as Head of Human Resource.

Ms. Abdia Abdi Abkula Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Abdia Abdi Abkula

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Birth: 1978

Date of Appointment 5th May 2019

Work Experience: Worked as a PWD representative at the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) and a Civic Educator for Pastoralist Women for Health and Education in Isiolo County

Mr. Johnstone N Mutua Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Johnstone N Mutua

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Birth: 1988

Date of Appointment 5th May 2019

Key Qualifications: Diploma in Information Technology

Work Experience: He is currently an ICT Systems Officer at Riara Group of Schools, Nairobi.

Mr. Abdulhakim Ware Shehe Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Abdulhakim Ware Shehe

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Birth: 1987

Date of Appointment 5th May 2019

Key Qualifications: Diploma in Special Inclusive Education

Work Experience: He is currently a Board Member at Hola Municipality Council and Chairperson at Jenga Jamii CBO. He served as a Civic Educator at Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI), Tana River County.

Susan Mutungi Independent Non-Executive Director

Susan Mutungi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Birth: 1960

Date of Appointment 5th May 2019

Key Qualifications: Master of Arts, Social Work

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Work Experience: She is currently the Deputy Director for Social Development at the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection that deals with community development programmes that includes PWDs, Older persons and Families. She has over 30 years’ experience