TVET Authority Board Members

Dr. Ahmed Ferej was appointed as a TVETA Board Member on 25th April, 2014. He is the Current TVETA Board Chairman. He holds a PhD in Education (TVET and Entrepreneurship) from the University of Illinois in the US (1994). He completed a Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering as well as a technical teacher’s certificate at the Kenya Polytechnic in 1975. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Eldoret, in the Department of Technology Education. Dr. Ferej has over 30 years professional experience in the field of education and training, mostly TVET, where he has taught at the technical secondary, middle college and university levels. He has contributed to national curriculum development. He has supervised several Master’s Degree and PhD candidates and served as external examiner for Kabarak University and Gold Coast University in Ghana.

Dr. Kevit Desai is the Principal Secretary in the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training (VTT) in the Ministry of Education.

  • PD. Robotics Control Systems Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Tokyo, Japan.
  • MSc Robotics Control Systems Engineering, SIT, Tokyo Japa
  • Undergraduate – Electrical/Electronic/Computer Engineering, City University, City

 Achievements: As a Task Force Member of the former Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, he was involved in the development of the University Act; Science and Technology Act; and Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TIVET) Act of Parliament.
He is the Chairperson of the Social and Political Pillars Board Committee of Vision 2030.
He is championing TVET reforms through linkages with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, government, Private Sector and Academia to promote outcomes of self and gainful employment, in an effort towards transformation of Kenya’s Technical and Vocational Education Training Platform.
He is the Chairman of the Permanent Working Group on TVET in Kenya, Chairman of Young Scientists Kenya and former Chairman of Karen Technical Institute for the deaf.
He is a member of the Steering Committee in JICA Master’s degree and internship program of the Africa Business Education (ABE) initiative for the youths, Board of young Scientists Kenya among others.

Eng Catherine Auma Nyambala was appointed as a TVETA Board Member on 25th April, 2014. She is the Founder of STEM Africa – an organization that promotes careers and innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM Africa’s goal is to see a new generation in Science and Technology in Africa with the goal of reducing poverty. An alumnus of the US State Department and Fortune Global Women’s Mentoring Program (2010), Catherine was mentored by Marissa Mayer (Yahoo CEO) at Google. She has got experience in Energy, Telecoms and Manufacturing and has been successful in implementing Strategic Quality Management at the Kenya Electricity Generating Company. She holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Operations Management. She is a Business Excellence and Innovation Management Expert and has been a participant in several local and international Innovation Awards including the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Kenya ICT Board, Bata legacy Award amongst others.

Mr. Sammy Milgo holds a BSc. degree in Food Science and Technology (University of Nairobi, 1984), MSc. degree in Food Science & Technology (State University of Gent, Belgium, 1997), Advanced Certificate in Quality Management (Singapore, 2000) and Executive Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA-Strategic Management option) (Moi University, 2012). Currently, he is pursuing a PhD degree in Climate Change and Adaptation (PhD-CCA) (Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi). Sammy has over nineteen (19) years experience in Standardization (Standards, Metrology & Quality Assurance), and Conformity Assessment  (Inspection, Testing, Certification, Proficiency Testing) activities having worked for the National Standards Body (NSB) KEBS, in various functional areas  and rising from the position of Assistant Quality Assurance Officer (1985) to Managing Director/CEO  of Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS), a statutory organization of government that reports to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives (MOITC)

Mrs. Jane Wambugu was appointed Alternate Director to the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury where she is currently serving as a Chief Accountant. She has served in various Government Ministries as an Accountant with 10 years’ experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Mrs Wambugu has also worked as a Project Accountant in Energy Sector donor funded projects in the Ministry of Energy for 4 years and 2 years as Ag, Deputy Head of Accounts Unit. She has also served as Deputy Head of Accounts unit in the Ministry of Tourism for 2 years. Mrs Wambugu is a holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance), Certified Public Accountant and a member of Institute of Public Accountants (ICPAK).

Prof. Faith Muli was appointed as a TVETA Board Member on 25th April, 2014. She is an Associate Professor of Pathology in the field of Medical Microbiology and holds a PhD degree from the University of Manchester, UK. She has a wealth of experience in academia, research, technical diagnostics and consultancy. She has taught at Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Egerton University, Moi University Faculty of Health Sciences at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and Kenya Methodist University. She has published extensively in internationally recognized journals and has presented many papers at international, regional and local conferences. She has also served as a WHO consultant in Curriculum review for training on the control and management of HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania under the Africa Regional Capacity Building on HIV/AIDS Network project (ARCAN).

Mr. Burua Sanga Shumaa Currently serving as Business Development Manager at Centum Learning Limited based in Nairobi. Sanga is a holder of BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and MSc. in Human Resource Development and Performance Management from the University of Leicester, UK. With over 20 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry, Sanga brings on board a wealth of experience in People Leadership, Performance Supervisory Essentials, Emotional Intelligence, Competence Observation, GAP Analysis, Assessment & verification, and Competence Assurance Management system- CAMS Assessor in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry. His experience is drawn from the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited (KPRL), where he served as Refinery Operator and later as Mombasa Terminal Superintendent with Caltex Oil. Thereafter, he took on the role of SOP and Training Specialist with Chevron for East & West Africa, before relocating to the middle East, where he worked with SABIC in Saudi Arabia, as well as ADNOC in Abu Dhabi, UAE at BOROUGE Petrochemical. In his leadership roles, Sanga has initiated the design and delivery of a tailor made coaching and mentorship program and made it available to coaches/mentors/SMEs to help support employees’ development, with the structures, procedures, skills and tools to effectively support the development programs.

Prof. Hazel Gachunga  was appointed as a TVETA Board Member on 25th April, 2014. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and has a considerably wide teaching, research and consultancy experience in the areas of Leadership, Change Management, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Behaviour amongst others. She   is a holder of a Doctorate from the University of Nairobi/University of Sheffield and alumni of IESE on international faculty development and executive programs management. She has also conducted extensive research in the areas of leadership. Prof. Gachunga is a board member at the Institute of Human Resource Management Kenya. She is a certified Balanced Score Card expert and Change Management Professional.

Dr. Kipkirui Langat was appointed as the first Director General of TVET Authority on 30th April 2015. He has a wealth of experience from both public and private sector. He has close to 20 years’ experience in TVET sector having joined Rift Valley Training Institute as Assistant lecturer in the Department of Automotive Engineering in 1996. He was promoted to a position of lecturer and appointed head of Department in 1998. He joined Eldoret Polytechnic in 2002 as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering before being appointed Deputy Dean of students a year later. In 2004 he joined Egerton University as a lecturer in the Department of Industrial and Energy Engineering. While in Egerton University, he was instrumental in implementation and reviewing Bachelor of Industrial Technology programme where he was programme coordinator, and Examination and [Read More]

Tribute to The Late Prof. Wilson Otieno Ogola 1957-2016

Professor Wilson Ogola  was the first chairman of TVETA and was appointed in April 2014. He was a Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering at the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K).

Before joining the Technical University, Prof. Ogola was a lecturer at Egerton University. Prof. Ogola published numerous articles in the area of mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics engineering. The professor died at his home on Tuesday July 19,2016, after a short illness. At the time of his demise, Prof was the sitting chairman of the TVET Authority Board.