Welcome to Cheshire Disability Services Kenya   Click to listen highlighted text! Welcome to Cheshire Disability Services Kenya

Meet the Team

Cecilia Mutava

Cecilia Mutava

CEO

Cecilia is a qualified Chief Executive Officer with over 10 years of experience in overseeing the daily activities of small and large non-profit organizations. She’s an astute disability advocate with vast knowledge on disability mainstreaming, community development, and a good track record of steering development projects.

Vincent Ogutu

Vincent Ogutu

Programmes Manager

Vincent is a pro-poor development practitioner with over 10 years of experience in integrated development programmes with a bias in disability programming such as emergency relief, WASH, inclusive education, livelihoods & economic empowerment, and rehabilitation & school health promotion.

Scaver Mwakio

Scaver Mwakio

Finance & Administration Officer

Scaver Mwakio Nyangala joined the CDSK team in 2015 after working for years as a teacher cum accountant, and after serving in different Finance related roles.

Mercy Akumu

Mercy Akumu

Regional Coordinator

Mercy is an experienced social-economic development practitioner with 7 years of practical experience on assignments targeting disability programming and mainstreaming, social and economic welfare of children, youths, and young mothers with disabilities, especially on matters related to health, livelihood, and evidence-based research. She has a master's degree in Economics of Cooperation and Human Development and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University.

George Shimanyula

George Shimanyula

Project Officer

George is a graduate of Daystar University and holds a BA Degree in Community Development and a minor in Peace and Reconciliation.

Michael Otochi

Michael Otochi

Project Officer

Michael understands the challenges learners with disabilities face in their quest for knowledge. For him, every child should access quality education regardless of their gender, background, and socioeconomic status.

Maren Nkuraiya

Maren Nkuraiya

Project Officer

Maren holds a Masters in Community Development-Project Management from Daystar University and a Bachelor's degree in Communication - Development communication and Public Relations.

Lucy Obiri

Lucy Obiri

Project Officer

Lucy has a bachelor's degree in Counselling Psychology complemented by a diploma in Social Work and Project Management. Lucy has over 11 years of work experience in inclusive programming and support for vulnerable groups in the communities. She has also been a Peer Educator on issues related to drug and substance abuse in the informal settlements of Nairobi

Nancy Loko

Nancy Loko

Project Officer

Nancy is a highly skilled and results-oriented professional with a Masters degree in Strategic Management and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology both from the University of Nairobi. She has proven ability and skills in Project management and implementation, coaching and mentorship as well as partnerships, networking, and collaboration.

Barbara Ndolo

Barbara Ndolo

Project Officer

Barbara is a social worker with over 5 years of experience working in child-focused, youth-led, and youth-serving NGOs. She is a collaborative team player with a track record in delivering multiple Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, and Disability Inclusion pro-grammes

Faustine Chepchirchir

Faustine Chepchirchir

Advocacy & Communication Officer

Faustine Chepchirchir is a strategic communicator who blends a background in Linguistics, Media & Communication studies. She has a wealth of experience in Development Communications complemented with extensive experience in steering communication departments, creative teams, and digital marketing campaigns.

Rachel Kitavi

Rachel Kitavi

Project Assistant

Rachel Kitavi is a BA Community Development graduate from Africa Nazarene University and possess a Diploma in Mass Communication (Journalism & advertising) from Multimedia University College. She has vast experience in the employability of youth with disabilities and mental health issues.

Paul Wafula

Paul Wafula

Finance & Admin Assistant

Paul is an experienced Finance & Administrative assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. He has over 3 years of experience in handling small and large donor-funded projects. Paul is a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) graduate from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT).

Godfrey Obuya

Godfrey Obuya

Organisation Driver

Godfrey has been working as a professional driver since 2005 and has been CDSK's resident driver since 2015.

Ruth Kilonzi

Ruth Kilonzi

Office Assistant

Ruth joined the CDSK team in early 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community Development from Pan Africa Christian University .

Josephine Oleltele

Josephine Oleltele

Monitoring & Evaluation Intern

Josephine is a social worker and a certified Project Monitoring and Evaluation professional. She is passionate about social ventures that seek to enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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