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The NEMA Board of Management is composed of the following:

  • The Chairman
  • The Principal Secretary of the Ministry for the time being responsible for matters relating to the Authority of an officer of the Ministry designated in writing by the Principal Secretary.
  • Six members, not being public officers, appointed by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forestry.
  • The Principal Secretary in charge of finance or his representative.
  • The Attorney General or his representative.
  • The Director-General who is the Secretary of the Board.

The current board of management is as follows:

                        Eric Mungai, MBS

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                          Chairman

Eric Wagithuku Mungai has over 25 years’ experience in senior management positions, serving as a director of several successful businesses in Kenya. He has extensive experience in various economic sectors, including property development, mining, agribusiness, hospitality and education. He is widely travelled with a strong network of global contacts in the USA, France, UK, Turkey, South Africa, Republic of South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania

He holds Bachelors of Arts, Leadership and Management, St. Paul University, Kenya, Business Management at the School of Management in Boston University and USIU-Africa, Nairobi.

He has served as Director, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Chairman, Sunkissed Limited and Chairman/CEO Astral Mining Limited. Currently, he is the Executive Director, Speedway Investments that is involved in several real estate ventures and has successfully completed Cedar Springs and Cedar Valley developments.

In 2016, he was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) for distinguished service to the nation from H. E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya.

He was appointed to serve as the Chairman, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in 2022.

 

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                                    Dr. Lul Abdiwahid

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                          Vice Chairperson

Dr. Lul Abdiwahid is the vice Chairperson, NEMA. She is an advocate by profession. She is the founder of Pure Pearl Foundation and also the proprietor of the Mombasa-based law firm, Abdiwahid and Associates Advocates.

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                               Mamo B. Mamo, EBS

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                             Director General

Mamo Boru Mamo, EBS has over 25 years of experience in public service with 18 years of work experience at the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), having grown through the ranks to the position of Director General. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education & Extension from Egerton University and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Education from Kenyatta University. Currently a PhD candidate in Climate Change and Sustainable Development. He is an Alumni of the prestigious International Leadership Development Programme (IVLP), Washington DC (USA) in Water Resources Protection (2013).

Mamo was appointed the Acting Director General in February 2019. Previously, he served as Deputy Director in charge of Environmental Education, Information and Public Participation in the Authority. He was appointed substantively as the Director General on 13th August, 2020 through a competitive process. 

In February 2022, Mamo was recognized by H.E president Uhuru Kenyatta with Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) for his immense contribution to Environmental Conservation  in Kenya. Mamo was recently recognized by the Africa Public Sector forum and awarded the Africa Public Sector CEO of the Year 2022 Award in Accra, Ghana and the top 50 Public Sector leader in Environment Sector in Africa.

 

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                                         Charles Mulila

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                          Board Member

 

Mr. Charles Mulila is a public and private sector governance expert with over 23 years’ experience. He is a media corporate and strategic communications practitioner, editorial consultant, community affairs coach, government relations and policy expert.

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                        Shanu B. Abudho

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                           Board Member

Shanu B. Abudho is an advocacy and governance expert with over 15 years’ experience in community service.

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                  Noordin Osman Jama

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                                Board Member

Noordin Osman Jama is a seasoned Maritime and Logistics expert with over 15 years experience in the sector. He is also an alumni of the University of Oxford having graduated in system analysis and design.

He has participated in the planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of impactful projects both in government and the private sector and consequently driving economic transformation for the benefit of the country.

He is an authentic and dynamic leader with the capacity to perform diverse responsibilities and unlocking opportunities for innovation and growth.

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                   Dr. Rhonest Ntayia 

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                            Board Member

Dr. Rhonest Ntayia has over 27 years’ experience in public service in Kenya and beyond having worked in various government organizations such as Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) and Government Chemist Department, Office of the President, Republic of Kenya among others.   

He holds a PhD in Agricultural / Environmental Chemistry from University of Glasgow, United Kingdom and an MBA on Strategic Management from the Management University of Africa-Kenya and B.S.C Chemistry (India).

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                         Samuel Nyangeso

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                               Board Nember

 

Hon. Samson Nyangeso is a governance and public sector leader with over 25 years’ experience.

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Jeremiah Motari Matunda

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                           Board Member

J. Motari Matunda is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and currently working at the Office of the Attorney General as Principal State Counsel.

He holds a Bachelor of Social laws (BSL) and Bachelor of Law (LLB), Master of Laws (LLM) in International Environmental Law from the University of Nairobi. Post graduate diploma in Corporate Governance. Post graduate diploma from Kenya School of Law (KSL), Senior Management Course (SMC) and Strategic Leadership training program (SLDP) from the Kenya School of Government-lower Kabete.

Currently pursuing doctor of philosophy at the University of Nairobi.

He has represented the government in numerous high profile court cases involving mega projects on environment.

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                          CPA Isabella Kogei

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                              Board Member

 CPA Kogei holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Master of Science (Finance) degree from the Kenyatta university, she is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Finance) from the same university.

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            Chrisologus Makokha

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               Board Member

Chrisologus Makokha is the representative of the Inspector General, State Corporations, Office of the Deputy President.

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                          Ms. Annie Syombua 

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                                  Board Member

Ms. Annie Syombua is the Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry representative. Ms. Syombua is an advocate of the high court of Kenya.

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