National Construction Authority Names of Management Team and Profiles


National Construction Authority, Kenya is responsible for overseeing the construction of various structures across the country. Names of senior managers at the institution are as follows.



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Academic Background: Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration, United States International University- Kenya (USIU)

Master’s in Business Administration, United States International University- Kenya (USIU)

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Career: Arch. Manduku was appointed as the Executive Director and Registrar of Contractors on 12th November 2012, and is currently serving his second term in the position. He is a corporate member of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and Institute of Construction Project Managers of Kenya. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of the Authority, he founded and managed a private architectural consultancy firm, Cadplan Architects Ltd, from 2001 to 2012. The firm was amongst the first Kenyan architectural firms to expand within the East African market with branch offices in Uganda and Rwanda. In addition, he was a founder member of the Rwanda Architectural Association. During his tenure as the Managing Director of Cadplan Architects, he oversaw the training of over 25 Architects and won several international architectural awards. In 2 years, he facilitated the outstanding development of the Authority from a start up with no funds to a vibrant and nationally recognized organization. He spearheaded the registration of over 20,000 local and foreign contractors in Kenya in 2013 and spearheaded the passing of NCA regulations 2014.

Arch Manduku is an avid reader who enjoys travelling and playing golf. He currently resides in Nairobi and is married with three children.



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Academic Background: Doctoral Candidate, Human Resource Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology

Master of Science, Human Resource Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology

Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance, KCA University

Bachelor of Arts, Egerton University

Career: Mr. Kemei’s passion for people led to his choice of career. Before joining NCA, he was the Senior Human Resource and Administration Manager at Kenya Power, where he had risen up the ranks and was responsible for recruitment, management of administrative services, policy formulation and records management. He has worked in various parts of the country and brings to the Authority over seventeen years’ experience in the in Human Resource Management  and Administration field.




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Academic background: M.Sc. Construction Engineering and Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology;

B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology

Career: Prior to joining NCA, Eng. Akech was a Project Manager and Team Leader at Safaricom, where he was fully responsible for the day to day running of major projects, such as data centers and mobile switching rooms in over one thousand base station sites. Before that, he worked as a structural engineer at Gibb Eastern Africa Ltd from 2001 to 2005, where he worked on several projects in Tanzania, Malawi and Mauritius, including the Kenya Airways hangar in Embakasi. He had previously worked for Howard Humphreys Consulting Engineers as a Graduate Engineer, and was involved in key projects in both Kenya and Ethiopia. Eng, Akech has over fifteen years’ experience in design, supervision and management in multi-disciplinary construction engineering environments and brings that wealth of knowledge to his current position at the Authority, where he in charge of commissioning research and disseminating the findings, developing and implementing training programmes as well as conceptualizing income generating ventures.




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Academic Background: Masters of Business Administration (Finance), University of Nairobi Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Career: Mrs. Kirimi is a career accountant, with extensive experience in finance, management accounting, taxation and stock control, with considerable knowledge in management information systems, financial management systems and computerized accounting and budgeting. Before assuming the role of Finance Manager, Mrs. Kirimi was the Acting Principal Accountant in the Ministry of Land Housing and Urban Development’s Directorate of Public Works, where she supervised the day to day activities of the section, prepared monthly financial reports, prepared the annual budget and oversaw its implementation. She has substantial experience in public finance, having worked in the Office of the President and the Ministries of Labour and Human Resource Development and Land, Housing and Urban Development, where she was awarded a letter of commendation by the then Permanent Secretary Prof. John Lonyangapuo for outstanding achievement.




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Academic Background: Currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Nairobi;

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nairobi

Career: Eng. Karani has over twenty years of experience as a civil engineer, extensively as a Water Engineer. Prior to joining NCA, he worked for the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation, where he handled major projects across the country, such as the construction of Rare, Thua and Rumuruti Dams. Eng. Karani, still under the NWCPC, served as the Regional Manager in the Coast and Southern regions. He brings to the Authority an all-embracing knowledge of the industry, keenly aware of the workings and challenges of contractors and other professionals in the sector.



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Academic Background: Currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Strathmore University

Bachelor of Arts, Communication (Public Relations), Daystar University

Diploma in Business Administration, Association of Business Executives, United Kingdom

Career: Mrs. Kabala is a trained public relations professional and media personality with almost ten years’ experience in both radio and television. She is also a writer, published in both local and international publications. Mrs. Kabala’s media background has equipped her with excellent writing and oratory skills, as well as creativity and attention to detail- abilities that are invaluable in the profession. Since joining the Authority, she has managed the corporate brand and raised NCA’s profile to a solid and reliable government agency as well as developed mutually beneficial relationships with relevant stakeholders.



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Academic Background: Master of Science, Computer Science, University of Nairobi

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT)

Career: Mr. Obare is a certified systems developer and engineer, with broad experience and knowledge in the ICT field. Before joining NCA, he was an Assistant Systems Applications Manager at KenTrade, responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising all activities related to the design, development and implementation of the company’s information systems and software applications. He has also worked as a systems administrator at the Kenya Ports Authority and the Rural Electrification Authority. Mr. Obare has been involved in policy formulation as well as the development of standards and procedures in various capacities, and brings that wealth of knowledge to his position at the Authority.



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Academic background: Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management), Kenya Methodist University

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option), Devi Ahilya University, Indore (India)

Career: Mr. Kilonzi has an extensive accounting background in the public sector, having worked as the Chief Accountant at the Horticultural Crops Development Authority and The Kenyatta International Convention Centre, where he was in charge of formulating, implementing and reviewing accounting systems and financial policies and procedures. Mr. Kilonzi also has working experience as an auditor and has been in the accounting industry for the past ten years. He has already overseen several accounting milestones at NCA, such as the development of the financial and accounting policies, management of donor funding and the publication of the Final Accounts for the last two financial years in accordance with statutory guidelines.



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Academic Background: Bachelor of Arts (BA-Honours, Economics, University of Baroda (India)

Career: Mr. Gesora, a career civil servant, oversees the Corporate Strategy Department of the Authority, where he ensures that the Authority is line with its Performance Contract and Strategic Plan. He has previously worked as the Principal Economist in the Ministry of Land, Housing And Urban Development, and was one of the key staff members who set up NCA and helped build a working organizational framework. Mr. Gesora has also worked in the Ministries of Roads and Public Works, Lands and Settlement, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Finance and Treasury. In various capacities, he has worked on the Implementation of Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation, developed Strategic Plans for Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA). Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KERA), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) and participated in the formulation of various policies, such as the Irrigation and Drainage Policy for Kenya, Kenya’s Horticultural Policy and the Oil-crops Policy for Kenya. A seasoned economist, Mr. Gesora brings over twenty years’ experience to NCA.




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Academic Background: Master of Business Administration (Finance), University of Nairobi Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Career: Mr. Ochieng, whose love of mathematics inspired his accounting background, has worked as an auditor extensively in the public sector. He was previously the Senior Internal Auditor at the Kenya Urban Roads Authority, where he developed, documented and updated audit procedures, developed a risk matrix, carried out financial audits and prepared audit reports. He also worked in the same capacity at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Mr. Ochieng has vast knowledge in risk management and quality management, and brings that same experience to his position at the Authority.



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Academic Background: Currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy and Administration, Kenyatta University

Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management), Kenyatta University

Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management, Inoorero University

Bachelor of Education (Arts), Moi University

Career: Mr. Kariuki, who started his career as a teacher, has been a Human Resource professional for the last thirteen years, and was previously the Principal Human Resource Management Officer in the Public Works Directorate of the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development. He has an extensive background in Human Resource generalist affairs, including experience in employee recruitment and retention, staff development, mediation, conflict resolution, benefits and compensation, records management, policy development and legal compliance. His teaching background provides an added advantage to staff at the Authority when it comes to welfare and development.




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Academic Background: Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Mumbai (India)

Bachelor of Arts, Panjab University (India)

Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

Career: Mr. Lukoba brings to the Authority over ten years’ experience in both strategic and operational positions in multinational organizations. He has a strong legal background with emphasis on Human Resource and Industrial Relations Management with a focus on Compliance and Risk management. Prior to joining NCA, Mr. Lukoba was the Legal and Ethical Trading Manager at Oserian Development Company Ltd. He has also worked with various legal firms, where he worked extensively in litigation.




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Academic Background: Bachelor of Arts, Building Economics and Management, University of Nairobi

Career: Qs. Susan Rutto is a construction industry professional with fifteen years’ experience both in the private and public sectors. Having worked for various consultancy firms, she joined the then Ministry of Public Works where she rose to Superintending Quantity Surveyor, where she prepared bills of quantities, tender documents and advised on contract administration, as well as handled various projects, such as the School of Combat in Lanet. Qs. Rutto was one of the founding staff members of the Authority, where she helped develop the evaluation criteria for the registration of contractors and initiated the registration process for the same.



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Academic Background: Master of Science, Procurement and Logistics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT)

Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management, Jomo Kenyatta Institute of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Career: Ms. Apopa is a long standing professional in the supply chain management field, having practiced the same for twenty three years. She has worked in various capacities for the Ministries of Agriculture and Labour, and more extensively for the Kenya National Highways Authority, where she received a Professional Achievement Award in recognition of distinguished accomplishments in her department. Ms. Apopa has expansive experience in procurement planning and budgeting, preparation of statutory reports and tender documents as well as a good understanding of legal frameworks associated with procurement, and brings that wealth of knowledge to the Authority.




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Masters in Urban Management, University of Nairobi

                                      Bachelor of Architecture, University of Nairobi

Career : .Arch.Kabere is an experienced trainer and technical expert in the technical training and capacity building field, having worked extensively in the industry for the last 7 years. She is a highly motivated and charismatic personality who is passionate about mentorship and continous learning. Having worked with the Authority as an external trainer since the programme’s inception, Arch. Kabere is highly capable and well suited to lead the Training and Capacity Building Department.



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Academic Background: Currently pursuing a Masters in Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT)

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Nairobi

Career: Prior to joining the Authority, Arch. Mwilu was with the Diretorate of Public Works, where he rose to the position of Senior Superintending Architect. He also worked as a Personal Assistant to the Works Secretary. Arch. Mwilu joined NCA as a Regional Officer in charge of the Lower Eastern Region, and his dedication and hard work saw him promoted to Manager, Regional Offices, where he coordinates the activities of NCA’s twelve regional offices and six liaison offices. Arch. Mwilu brings to the Authority a wealth of knowledge due to his technical background, as well as over a decade’s experience both in the public sector and as a private consultant.




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Academic Background: Currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration (Operations Management) at University of Nairobi

MSc in Procurement & Logistics (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology)

B.A. Building Economics, University of Nairobi,

Advanced Diploma CIPS-UK

Certification in Monitoring and Evaluation, Kenya Institute of Management.

Career: Qs. Mathu has implemented several public and private projects both as a consulting Quantity Surveyor and a Project Manager. He started his career at Davson & Ward Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers before joining the former Ministry of Public Works in Quantities and Contracts Department. His hard work and focus as a construction professional saw him awarded overall best Quantity Surveying Candidate in the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS) Professional Examination of 2010. He is a Council Member of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK) amongst other Boards. He has a wide local and international exposure in global issues in construction such as Business Development, Public Private Partnerships, Project Finance, Procurement & Contract Management of Works, Construction Materials Distributions and Business to Business Linkages. As a founding member of Research and Business Development Department, Qs. Mathu has contributed immensely to the growth and innovation strategies of National Construction Authority to date.