The Authority’s Board of Directors is responsible for the supervision of overall affairs of the Authority.

  • Mr. Ngene Gituku, Chairman of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Board of Directors

    Mr. Ngene Gituku is the Chairman of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Board of Directors.

    He was reappointed in March 2018 for another term of three years. He served as CA chairman from 2014 to 2017, prior to which he had been a board member at the then Communications Commission of Kenya (now CA).

    He started his career in information technology at NCR Kenya Ltd, a multinational computer company, and soon after joined the local media industry where he served in various capacities. He joined the Nation Media Group in 1980 as a Marketing Assistant and rose through the ranks to the position of Assistant Advertising Manager in 1985. In 1987, Mr. Gituku joined the Standard Group of Newspapers as the Group Circulation Manager. In this position, he was in charge of the distribution and general marketing of all the Standard Group ‘products’, including local and overseas newspapers, and magazines. In 1991, he left the Standard Group to start his own business. In the public sector, Mr. Gituku has in the past served as a director on the board of the Kenya Pipeline Company and the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.

    He is a businessman with interests in real estate development, construction, distribution, transportation and supplies.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Meteorology from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Marketing.

  • Dr. Karanja Kibicho- Principal Secretary, State Department of Interior

    Before current appointment, he served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international trade, Ministry of Transport Industrialization and Ministry of Industrialization.

    He holds a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, a Masters of Science (MSc) degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mechanical Engineering.

    Dr. Kibicho has attended various short courses in management, leadership and capacity development skills. He has also attended short courses in Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations, implementation of ISO 9001:2008, Budgeting and Procurement, and HIV/AIDS in workplaces among others.

    Other courses attended include those Mines and Mineral Processing, National Metallurgical Laboratories, Jamshedpur, India; and Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics, Tottori University, Japan.

    Dr. Kibicho has taught in various institutions of higher learning in Kenya and outside the country. They include Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) where he served as the chairman and senior lecturer in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He has served as an external examiner at the University of Dares Salaam, visiting lecturer at the Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa and a part-time Lecturer at the University of Cape Town.

    He has published over 20 peer refereed papers in engineering journals and conference proceedings besides supervising many engineering projects at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. Dr. Kibicho has served as a management trainee in the Kenya Tea Development Authority (KTDA), production engineer at the Auto-Springs Manufacturers and participated in various GoK Taskforces. Besides being a member on various bodies in his capacity as the Permanent Secretary, he is the chairman to Gathuthi-ini Hope Foundation and a BOG member of various institutions of learning among other social responsibilities.

  • Mr. Sammy Itemere- Mr.Sammy Itemere,Principal Secretary, Broadcasting and Telecommunications

    Mr. Sammy Itemere is the Principal Secretary in the ICT Ministry in charge of Broadcasting and Telecommunications with oversight role in the State Parastatals that include, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK), Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and Kenya Institute of Mass Communications (KIMC). Prior to the appointment in December 2015, Mr. Itemere was Senior Partner at Business Persons Mentor Limited, a Consultancy firm dealing with Business Development, Strategy formulation, Partnerships growth, Training and up-skilling.

    A career banker, he has a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years in running Retail, Corporate, Enterprise Banking as well as Bank operations. He was Country Managing Director of KCB South Sudan limited a subsidiary of KCB Group which is the largest Regional Bank. He has also held senior positions in Imperial, ECK, Barclays and Credit banks. Mr. Itemere holds a BA Economics (Hons) and MBA (Marketing Option) from University of Poona, India

  • Dr. Kamau Thugge, E.B.S., M.B.S.

    Dr. Kamau Thugge is currently the Principal Secretary at the National Treasury. He has oversight responsibility for the National Treasury. He has previously worked in the Ministry of Finance as Head of Fiscal and Monetary Affairs Department, Economic Secretary and as a Senior Economic Advisor.

    Before joining the Ministry of Finance he worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) both in the policy and non-policy making Departments as a Senior Economist and Deputy Division Chief respectively. Dr. Thugge holds a Bachelors of Arts (Economics) (1980) from Colorado Collage, USA, Master in Economics (1982) from Johns Hopkins University, USA and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics (1990) from Johns Hopkins University, USA.

  • Francis W Wangusi, Director-General, Communications Authority of Kenya

    Francis W Wangusi has been the Director-General of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) – the government regulatory agency responsible for ICTs and Postal development, since August 2012, having carried out the role in an acting capacity for the previous year. 

    Mr. Wangusi has more than 20 years of experience in ICT and joined the CA (which was then the Communications Commission of Kenya) in 2000 as Assistant Director. He later became Director in charge of Broadcasting and Special Projects and Director in charge of Licensing, Compliance and Standards.

    Before joining the CA, he worked at the Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation and was a Senior Lecturer at the Kenya College for Communications Technology.

    Mr. Wangusi has played a pivotal role in a number of important ICT and Postal development projects in Kenya. In recognition of this, he was awarded the presidential honour of the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2013.

    He has a Master’s degree in Space Sciences with specialisation in Satellite Communications from the International Space University, France; a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy, and a Charted Engineer Part II Certificate from the Institute of Electronics Engineering, UK. He also has a Global Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration (GEMBA) from the United States International University (USIU).

  • Ms.Judy Munyinyi Mumo,Acting Information Secretary-Alternate to the Principal Secretary,Broadcasting and Telecommunications

    Ms. Judy Munyinyi Mumo is the Acting Secretary for Information and the alternate to the Principal Secretary, State Department of Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT), at the CA Board.

    She has over 15 years experience in communication, specifically in Government communication, print media, broadcast media, digital media and development communication.

    Until her appointment to the current position, Ms. Munyinyi was Director of Research in the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU), based at State House, Nairobi. Among her notable achievements in that role was serving as the media lead for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit/and the visit of US President Barack Obama to Kenya in July 2015. She managed all aspects of media engagement, including hosting an energy panel discussion with key energy sector leaders, which was broadcast across Africa.

    She has held senior editorial positions in media houses in Kenya, starting off in television as a Business News Anchor and diversifying into newspaper and magazine production, digital content management and corporate communications.

    Ms. Munyinyi holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Daystar University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Diplomacy and International Studies at the University of Nairobi.

    She is a member of the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) and a Fellow of the International Volunteers Leadership Programme, USA.

    See the profile of Mr. Sammy Itemere, Principal Secretary,Broadcasting and Telecommunications here

  • Mr. Festus Kingo’ri-Alternate to PS National Treasury

    Mr. Festus King’ori is the alternate to the Principal Secretary/National Treasury. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi and is finalizing an MBA from JKUAT. He also holds a postgraduate certificate in Investment Appraisal and Management from Harvard University, among others. He has also undergone extensive training in general management, strategic leadership and financial management. He has extensive experience in public policy, particularly with regard to public investments, gained form local and international institutions, having worked on secondment by the GoK to the World Bank. Mr. King’ori has served on several other boards in the same capacity. He is trained in corporate governance and is a full member of the Kenya Institute of Management.

    See the profile of Dr.Kamau Thugge, Principal Secretary, National treasury here

  • Mr. David Kitur

    Mr.David Kitur is businessman and an engineer with interests in the technology industry. He is the Executive Director of Microlan Africa.

    He has vast experience in the ICT industry having worked as an engineer at the then Voice of Kenya (now KBC), Kenya Railways, Kenya Power, Amarco and Umeme Services.

    He holds a Master of Science (Msc.) degree in Software Systems Technology from Sheffield University, UK and a Bsc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Nairobi.

    Mr.Kitur has attended short courses in Public Procurement and Corporate Governance, among others.

    He was appointed to the CA Board on 29th April 2016 for a term of three years.

  • Ms. Kentice Tikolo

    Ms. Kentice Tikolo is a communications expert with over 15 years’ experience in Strategic Corporate Communications and Public Relations.

    She is the founder and Managing Director of Impact Africa Limited, a strategic Public Relations & Communications firm, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Prior to going to private business, Ms. Tikolo worked at the Kenya Wildlife Service as the Head of Corporate Communications. She earlier worked as public relations officer for a number of parastatals and NGOs, where she rose through the ranks to the manager corporate communications at the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.

    She previously served in various roles, including scientific research, administrative and management positions in several multi-cultural settings.

    Ms. Tikolo holds a Master of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Stirling in Scotland, and a first degree in Education from Kenyatta University.

    A board member of the Global Alliance for PR & Communication Management, Kentice is the immediate past Chairman of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK), and a member of the Media, Arts & Entertainment board of Machakos County (Machawood). She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Federation of African Public Relations Association (FAPRA) and sits on the committee of the Media in Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA).

    She is credited for conceptualizing and implementing the Beyond Zero initiative for the Office of the First Lady, which kicked off with the First Lady’s Half-Marathon in 2014.

    She was appointed to the Communications Authority of Kenya’s Board on 29th April 2016 for a period of three years.

  • Prof. Levi Obonyo

    Prof. Levi Obonyo is an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, and also the Dean of the School of Communication, Language and Performing Arts at Daystar University.

    He started his career as a news correspondent in various media houses and later worked as an editor for magazines before joining academia. For over 20 years, Prof. Obonyo has taught media studies at university level in several institutions.

    Prof. Obonyo holds a PhD in Mass media and Communications from Temple University Philadelphia, USA. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education from Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, South Africa.

    He is a former Chairman of the Media Council of Kenya. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Council to Kenya National Commission to UNESCO (KNATCOM) specializing on communications.

    He has, and continues to serve in several boards. He is a columnist, has published many articles in academic journalists, chapters in books, and co-authored Journalists and the rule of law.

    He joined the CA Board in May 2014 and reappointed in April 2016 for a further term of three years.

  • Ms. Patricia Kimama

    Ms. Patricia Kimama has over 19 years’ experience in career spanning the banking, telecommunication and water industries. She has held roles in business, project and operational management.

    She is currently the Head of Cash Management and E-Channels at the Commercial Bank of Africa where she is charged with the responsibility of driving the Group’s strategy for Non Funded Income streams from Cash management and E-Channels.

    Prior to joining the Banking industry, she worked extensively in the telecommunications and water engineering industries in various capacities including retail Management, customer experience management, Contact Centre management, Dealer and MPesa business management, operations and sales management.

    She is a dedicated change leader with a passion for operational excellence and superior customer experiences.

    She holds’ a Masters in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from Daystar University. She also holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University as well as Senior Management Leadership training from Strathmore University.

    She was appointed to the CA Board on 29th April 2016 for a period of three years.

  • Mr. Peter Wanjohi - Alternate to PS, Interior and Coordination of National Government

    Mr. Peter Wanjohi is the alternate Director to the Principal Secretary, Interior and Coordination of National Government. He is a holder of MBA in Ethno-Musicology from University of South Africa (UNISA) and a Bachelor Business Administration degree from New Port University.

    He has extensive experience in planning and coordinating international, regional and local conferences as the current Director of State functions. He has also been a member of several committees such as member of Kenya Vision 2030, National Communication Dissemination Strategy and also a member of the Task force on restructuring of Human Resource requirement of the permanent Presidential Music Commission, 2006.

    He has also served as a nominated member, Parliamentary Business Committee representing Ministry of Sports Culture and Social services .

  • Mr. Paul Kukubo, MBS

    Mr. Paul Kukubo is a consultant with vast experience in the local and regional ICT sector.

    He is a consultant on Technology Value Addition and Inclusion working across East Africa and South Africa. He helps organizations in efforts to deploy technology across value chains. Mr. Kukubo is a Member of the Board of Directors of BRCK, an integrated hardware and software company that designs and engineers a rugged, self-powered, mobile WiFi device, which connects people and things to the Internet in areas of the world with poor infrastructure. He serves as Chairman of Rafica Company Ltd, a software technology solutions company and Collabmed Ltd a Healthcare Technology Company.

    He was the first Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya ICT Board (now ICT Authority), where he is credited for developing key international and local partnerships that fostered Kenya’s rise as a technology innovation hub. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Konza Techno City, billed as Kenya’s Silicon Savannah.

    Mr. Kukubo founded 3mice, one of East Africa’s pre-eminent digital solutions companies and later served as CEO of the East African Exchange (EAX), the first regional commodity exchange in Africa, meant to transform the governance of Africa’s agricultural sector.

    Mr. Kukubo holds Global MBA from United States International University (USIU-Africa) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi.

    A former chairman of the Marketing Society of Kenya, Mr.Kukubo is also a member of the International Association of Business Analysis and has previously served a chairman of the National ICT Master Plan committee, the Task Force on Creative Industries and a board member of Multimedia University. During early 2016, he served as a member of the Kenya Presidential National Task force on Coffee Sub-sector reforms.

    He was feted the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) for his contribution to ICT growth by President Mwai Kibaki in 2012. He also scooped the Thought Leadership award in 2012, in Cape town, South Africa.

    He was appointed to the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA)’s board on 29th April 2016 for a period of three years.

     

  • Mr. Mugambi Nandi

    Mugambi Nandi is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, with many years’ experience in corporate and commercial law. He is the Senior Partner at KN Law LLP, Advocates & Notaries Public, where he specializes in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, capital market transactions and energy law.

    He was named Company Secretary of the Year 2011 by the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. In 2017 he was cited by Chambers Global as a Recognised Practitioner in the Commercial & Corporate Lawyers ranking for Kenya.

    He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nairobi, and a Diploma in Financial Management from the ACCA.

    He has previously served as a Board Member of the Privatization Commission of Kenya, and currently sits on a number of boards, including the Council for Kenyatta University, Mayfair Bank Limited and Seriani Asset Managers Limited.

    He was appointed to the Board of Communications Authority of Kenya in April 2016 for a period of three years.

  • Mr. Christopher Guyo

    Mr. Christopher Guyo is a seasoned Human Resource professional with over 18 years experience. He is currently the HR and Administration Director at the DIB Bank Kenya Ltd (In-Formation), a Subsidiary of Dubai Islamic Bank - UAE.

    He has vast experience and competency in various fields of HR including Reward and remuneration, Employee Relations, Performance management, and Policy and strategy formulation. His other areas of expertise include Talent Development and management, Leadership development, learning and training management, expatriate administration, Employee Value Proposition development, Diversity and Inclusion.

    Mr. Guyo has previously worked at Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd as a Senior HR Business Partner- Retail and Business Banking. He had earlier worked in senior positions at Chevron Kenya Ltd, Shell- managed, Kenya Petroleum Refineries and Post Bank. He was appointed to the board of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) in April,2016 for a period of three years.

    He holds MBA in Human Resource Management from the University of Nairobi and currently pursuing his Doctor in Business Administration at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. He also holds a Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree from Moi University, Higher National Diploma in HRM, and Practitioners Diploma in Executive Coaching from Academy of Executive Coaching and an Advanced Certificate in Strategic HR Management from Cornell University, USA.

    Mr.Guyo is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) - Kenya, and HR Council member for the Kenya Institute of Management.

    He was appointed to the CA board on 29th April 2016 for a period of three years.