Our team

Board Members

Joseph Ruhiu
Board member, Chairman

Joseph Ruhiu is the Chairman of KENVO Board of Management since February 2019 when he was elected to that position. His key responsibilities are to provide leadership to the board including ensuring the board performs its oversight role as encapsulated in the board charter and to monitor implementation of KENVO’s strategic plan (2019-2023).

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Leah Mwangi
Board member, HR

Ms. Leah Mwangi is a conservationist with 15 years in community-based conservation using integrated approaches. Leah has worked with Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO www.kenvo.org)​ in Kijabe landscape leading programs that aim at addressing both conservation and livelihood issues.

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Peter Ndung’u
Board member, Accounts and Admin

Peter Ndung’u accepted to be a board member of KENVO following a request from KENVO membership in February 2019. He is mandated with finance procedures advisory and control. Further he helps KENVO in adhering to, improving and maintaining good governance and laid down internal systems.

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Executive Members

Kenny Nwangi Njagi
Executive Chairman

Mr. Kenny Njagi has a Bachelor Degree in Development studies from Mount Kenya University and holds a diploma in Community Development and social work with excellent qualifications. He is a youth with eleven years of active volunteerism in holistic development and more so in youth matters, Kenny has a proven leadership record

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Rahab Njeri Mwaniki
Executive Secretary

Njeri has been a dedicated KENVO member since 2001, very passionate about environment, specifically trees, birds and bees. She is a seasoned apiarist who advises farmers on apiary projects (Beekeeping). Njeri is a Secondary School teacher, currently teaching English Grammar and Literature at Kinale Girls High School. She is a graduate from

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Mary Wairimu Karanja
Executive Vice–Secretary
I am an O Level Kenyan with great experience in Community Health. I have worked as a Community Volunteer from 2011 to date. I am also working with the NARIGP program in Nyanduma Ward since 2018. I engage in home Technologies and baking as a TOT from the year 2008 to date as well as being engaged in agri-business for 15 years. I am the Executive Vice – Secretary for KENVO.


Nelson N Muiru

Great experience in Community Based Development Projects’ Management, report writing, work-plans and schedules, general supervision and coordination, community resource mobilization, youth mentorship among others.

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Staff Members

Meet The Team – Listed alphabetically

Anne Wangari Kamanu
Project Officer, Environmental Conservation

Am a conservationist who loves to add value to the nature through tree planting. I believe that every tree I plant I plant HOPE for the future generation. Also am a disciple of the Late Wangari Maathai and KENVO is the place to be in conserving Kereita Forest and other forest block.

Francis Kamau Gicheche
Logistics officer
He is the logistics officer and the driver of the institution. Francis developed a special interest in environmental conservation and joined KENVO as a member and later employed. He has been actively been coordinating and participating in forest restoration program within the organization.
James Kamau Manyara
Environmental Education Officer

Am KENVO environmental officer with the following qualifications: certificate in Fundamental of ornithology from national museum of Kenya, certificate in Hospitality and tourism management.

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Joel Mwaniki Ndung’u
Project Officer Youth Department
He is a Youth mentor and supervisor working with KENVO for over 15yrs in youth exchange programs and youth empowerment activities. He is an enthusiastic and professional guide, and loves adventure, hiking, mountaineering and safaris. See more Joel developed his hiking interests in high school after joining the Kijabe Environment Volunteers and participated in the establishment of hiking trails in the kikuyu escarpment forests, particularly the Kereita forest. He is motivated by outdoor activities and driven by a passion for environmental conservation as well as community-based tourism. Currently working with KENVO as a project officer youth department.
Martin Karega Miringu
Project Officer, Income Generating Activities
I am KENVO bee keeping project officer with the following qualifications: certificate in bee keeping, diploma in accounting, See more certificate in office management, certificate in finance and grant management, certificate in natural resource management and business development, certificate in conservation farming technology for improved agricultural productivity and sustainable land management. I have 8 years of bee keeping experiences especially on apiary site management and training.
Regina Waita
Project Officer; Front office
Am KENVO front office officer with the following qualifications: certificate in social work. I have 8 years working as KENVO front office officer.
Grace Wacu Nding’uri
KENVO Front Office and Membership Officer

Great experience in environmental resource management, report writing, planning and front office management. I am also well versed with review of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports.

I have been an attaché at Kenya Wildlife Service (Nairobi Headquarters) for five months, I have volunteered at Forest Mist water bottling company based at Kereita, have worked for more than two months in a cyber as a Cyber Assistant (Esco Cyber, Kiserian). I have also been involved in the Government Youth cushion initiatives – kazi mtaani where I was involved in drainage maintenances.


Michael Kimani

Bsc. Statistics - MKU University

Simon Kamau

KWS Institute - Diploma Wildlfie Management

Keziah Njenga

Egerton University - Bsc. Education