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Board of Directors

Dr. Julius Makau Malombe
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Julius M. Malombe was appointed as Chairperson of the Board of the Kenya Water Towers Agency on 3rd May 2019. He is a Financial Economist and an accomplished public policy analyst with expertise in research, public & financial sector reforms, urban & municipal finance, infrastructure bonds, strategic planning and management, institutional rationalization and restructuring, corporate governance, environment, housing, urban and metropolitan development, local government, devolution and related socio-economic policy and reform initiatives. Dr. Malombe is a holder of a PhD degree, Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Diploma in Business Administration all from the University of Birmingham, UK. He also holds a MSc degree in Construction Management and Economics from the University of Aston (UK) as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Building Economics (Hons.) from the University of Nairobi.

Dr. Malombe has over 30 years public and private sector work experience in housing, urban development and devolved governments and has served in the Boards of Shelter Afrique, National Housing Corporation, Local Authority Transfer Fund (LATF), Nyeri Water & Sewerage Company Ltd and the Nairobi Oversight Board, among others. He has also participated either as chairman or member of a number of taskforces and committees tasked to rationalize and/or collect and collate public views on national policies and legislation including: National Housing Policy, Urban Development Policy, Kenya Vision 2030, Devolved Government Legislation and Policy, Policy and legislation on National Values and Principles of Governance, Corporate Governance in State Corporations and Housing Incentives.

He has served as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow & Consultant for the National Economic and Social Council in Kenya from 2007-2011. Since November 2000, Dr. Malombe has served as a Resource Person/Part-time Lecturer, Finance Specialization, Doctoral Studies Programme, School of Business, University of Nairobi. He has also taught urban public finance, local economic development, financial risk management, global financial markets course units for the Masters in Urban Management (MUM) & the Masters in Commerce (MCOM) degree programmes at the University of Nairobi and Strathmore University, respectively.

Dr. Malombe served as the Governor for the County of Kitui from 2013 to 2017. During his tenure as Governor, Dr. Malombe served as the Chairman of the Council of Governors Committee on Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development and was also Chairman of the Lower Eastern Governors Forum and the South Eastern Kenya Economic Block (SEKEB).

Prof. Julius Gordon Tanui, PhD
Ag Director General
Prof.Tanui is the Ag Director General. He holds a PhD from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, where he specialized in Environmental Education and Sustainable Development. Prof Tanui has 19 Years’ of enormous experience in Environmental and Sustainable Development field. Among other experience and achievements he was a Project Leader for the Centre of Excellence in Education Research Methodologies, East and Southern Africa which include; Oldernburg University – Germany, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa, Uganda Management Institute, Dar-es-salaam University and Moi University.
Ms. Wambui Muriithi was appointed to the Board of Kenya Water Towers Agency on 6th June 2018. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology and a Bachelor of Education degree from Moi University. Ms Wambui is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Commerce specializing in Investment and Economics as well as a finance course leading to a Certified Financial Modelling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) certification. She is a professional member of Management Consultants Association of Kenya MCAK00015) and an Associate Member of the Kenya Institute of Management (43001). Ms Wambui is a passionate and result-driven leader with over 17 years accumulated experience in corporate development and sustainable value creation in both private and public sectors. She has extensive experience and an active history of strategic leadership, designing and delivering strategic plans. In addition, she has experience in value creation, business modelling, capital raising, organisational reforms & change management, business development and strategic partnership engagements.
Mr. Robert Mutuma (HSC)
Mr Robert Mutuma was appointed to the Board of Kenya Water Towers Agency on 3rd May 2019. He holds a Diploma in Environmental Studies from the Technical University of Kenya. Mr Mutuma is a passionate environmentalist and an advisor of the Total Eco Challenge Programme. As an indigenous knowledge systems researcher, Mr Mutuma has published a paper on indigenous knowledge in fruit trees in Kenya. He is a recipient of the Head of State Commendation for his outstanding contribution to environmental conservation in Kenya. Mr Mutuma currently works with Total Kenya Ltd.
Mr. Peter Leitoro, OGW
Mr. Peter Leitoro represents the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. He holds a diploma in Wildlife Conservation and Management; Diploma in International Studies; Masters in Security Studies and Risk Management; and Masters in Business Administration. He has wide experience in law enforcement, conservation, financial and managerial skills.
Ms. Esther Wangombe
Ms. Esther Wangombe is an alternate member representing the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Energy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Moi University and Masters’ degree in Environmental Science from Kenyatta University. She also acquired a Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry for Rural Development from (ITC, Netherlands). Ms. Wangombe has vast experience in the Public Sector and currently holds the position of Deputy Director for Renewable Energy in the Ministry of Energy.
Ms. Edna Atisa
Ms. Edna Atisa was appointed to the Board of Kenya Water Towers Agency in March, 2019 as an alternate member representing the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury. Ms. Atisa holds a Master’s Degree in Economics, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Postgraduate Diploma in Education all from the University of Nairobi. She is an economist with vast experience in economic policy formulation and implementation and is a member of the Economics Society of Kenya.
Mr. Timothy ole Naeku
Mr. Timothy Tipila Ole Naeku was appointed to the Board of the Agency on 3rd May 2019. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law and a Bachelor of Law Degree both from the University of Nairobi. In addition, he has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. Mr Naeku is an accomplished Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 14 years’ experience practicing law in Nairobi. He is an active member of the Law Society of Kenya and has particular passion in enhancing the rule of law in community service. Mr Naeku currently serves as a legal advisor to a non-charitable trust in Narok County.
Ms. Hibo Bishar
Ms. Hibo Bishar was appointed to the Board of the Kenya Water Towers Agency on 3rd May 2019. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the Islamic University of Uganda and a Master of Science Degree in Climate Change Adaptation from the University of Nairobi. Ms Bishar is a climate change adaptation expert and a programs development consultant with over 8 years’ experience working with International Non-Governmental Organisations in Kenya. She is currently the Executive Director of DaHi Solutions, a consulting firm she founded in 2017 to provide technical expertise to private and public agencies on climate change, social programs and institutional development.
Ms. Wandia Maina
Ms. Wandia Maina was appointed to the Board of the Kenya Water Towers Agency on 3rd May 2019. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Daystar University and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Economics from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Ms Wandia is a career Psychologist and is currently the co-clinical director at Intrapersonal Health Services. As a certified professional mediator and regular resource person for the Law Society of Kenya and FIDA (K), Ms Wandia has over 12 years’ experience in the provision of psychotherapy services to individuals, families and organizations. Interested in the advancement of the holistic development of the individual, she combines her practice in psychology with the love for the outdoors through organising and leading hiking expeditions to various mountains within and outside Kenya.
Bernard Mulwa
Mr. Bernard Mulwa is the representative of the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Water and Sanitation to the Board of the Kenya Water Towers Agency. He was appointed to the Board in January 2018. Mr Mulwa is a Deputy Director in the Water Services Department in the Ministry and has over 33 years’ experience in the field. He holds a Master of Science degree in Water Resource Management from I.H.E-Delft, Netherlands and another in Applied Technology from the University of Rajasthan, India. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate Diploma in Watershed Management from Uppsala University, Sweden.