Biography Information

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY & RESPONSIBILITIES

2010 – to date  Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Department of Real Estate and Construction Management

2000 – 2010   Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Department of Real Estate and Construction Management specializing in Land administration, management and policy development, Land Information Systems and Housing policy studies, Building materials and Services. Supervision of post graduate and undergraduate students in  Research projects. Coordination of undergraduate and Diploma Research Projects

 1994 – 2000  Tutorial Fellow at the University of Nairobi, Department of Land Development.

 1993    Summer Vacational Desk Receptionist and Switch Board Operator at Astor College, 99 Charlotte Street, London WIP ILD.

 1991 – 1992  Trainee Valuer and Section Head in the Department of Estate Management of RACOM Ltd

 1990   Research Assistant (Vacational Job) HRDU, University of Nairobi.

                                          WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

March 2012   Institution of Surveyors of Kenya Breakfast Forum on Devolution of Land administration, as a Resource Person and discussant

 27th May 2011  Kenya Human Rights Commission Breakfast Forum on land reforms Agenda in Kenya, as a presenter and discussant

 14th April 2011 Workshop by Kenya Land Alliance on Land Reforms in Kenya, Naivasha, Kenya

 26th – 29th October 2010  10th AFRES Conference, Naivasha, Kenya

 15th October 2010  ISK Workshop on Land reforms under the New Constitution

 19th – 23rd September 2010 46th ISOCARP Congress; Sustainable City Developing World Nairobi, Kenya

 4th September 2009 ISK/LSNSA/SIDA Coast Opinion Leaders Forum on Land Reforms, Mombasa, Kenya

 21st July 2009     K/APSEA Professionals Forum on Land Reforms in the Context of National Cohesion, Constitutional Review and Vision 2030 Goals, Nairobi Kenya

 24th – 26th June 2008 Training Programme on Transparency in Land administration, Bagamoyo, Tanzania                                                   

20th – 23 rd May 2007  A Housing Symposium 3-Neighbourhooda are more than Houses Conference, Arriyadh, Saudi Arabia

 9th – 13th January 2006  A Global Urban Research Unit/ DFID conference on Homelessness,  New Delhi, India

9th – 27th May 2005A Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre course on Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit.

 10th – 13th Feb.2005    A Nordic Africa Conference on Youths in Africa Cities, Reykjavik Iceland

 10th – 12th November 2004  Expert Group Meeting on secure land tenure: ‘New Legal Frameworks and Tools’: UN- Gigiri, Nairobi

 11th – 12th February 2004      Ministry of Lands and settlement Workshop on Formulation of Kenyan Land Policy.

 12th – 13th June 2003    Regional Workshop / Seminar on Security of Land Tenure: Nairobi

 12th – 13th March, 2003      4th International (AFRES) conference on Real Estate in Africa: Nairobi

 2nd – 5th October, 2001  International Conference on Spatial Information for Sustainable   Development: Nairobi.

 20th – 26th February, 2000     Regional Conference on Urban Land Management Practice – East African context: Nairobi, Kenya.

                                           RESEARCHES UNDERTAKEN

 2012        Decentralization and Land administration; A case of Narok County; Research Commissioned by the Institution of the Surveyors of Kenya as part of the ongoing Land Reforms initiative

 2012      Land sector Stakeholders Perception Survey on the Proposed Draft   land Registration Bill 2011; A Study conducted for the Institution of the Surveyors of Kenya

 2011       Preparation of Memorandum on Land Sector Views and Comments on the Land Registration Bill 2011 for Institution of the Surveyors of Kenya

  2011      Land reforms and Private Sector Development: An Assessment of   Kenya’s Land reforms and Economic Development in the context of the Proposed Land Legislations; Research and Report undertaken for KEPSA/ Chemonics(K)Ltd

 2011     Establishment of a Computer based Land Information Management System (LIMS) at the Ministry of Lands Kenya; A research done and documented for Kenya Land Alliance, March-May 2011

 2009     Land Tenure Reforms: A Case of Coast Province; A Research commissioned Institution of the surveyors of Kenya to inform the land reforms in Kenya (2009-2010)

                            PROFESSIONAL/ ACADEMIC CONSULTANCIES AND EXPERIENCE
  •  Over 20 years experience in as a land administration Consultant handling  processing of land development applications like change of user, extension of leases, Subdivisions and title processing
  • Extensive knowledge on the operations of the land administration processes and institutions in Kenya.
  • Member of Taskforce for preparation and drafting of Community, Evictions and Resettlement Bills (gazetted September 2012)
  • Currently(2012) involved in the ongoing Kenya’s Land Use Policy Formulation as an expert in land administration and housing in the Human Settlement and Urban Development thematic group
  • Curriculum Development  on  the degree in Land administration for The University of Nairobi, Kenya Polytechnic College June-august 2009
  • Involved in Kenya’s land policy formulation process (2004-2006) as an expert in the legal thematic group
  • Development of the Strategic Plan for the Institution of the Surveyor’s of Kenya’s a council member
  • Research work specializing with land administration systems in Kenya specializing in governance in their management culminating in Phd and papers on land administration and governance.
  • ISK/KLA/SIDA land reforms project (2008-current),
  • Research Coordination and formulation of research themes based on the Draft Land policy at the ISK
  • Professional training as resource person in various forums organized by the Institution of the Surveyors of Kenya, Land Sector Non State Actors on Land in the areas of reforming capacity and governance in land administration
  • Training of Land officers on corruption and integrity in a workshop on Integrity Assurance in 2006

                                 PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS AND POSITIONS

  • Member of the Board of Governors, Gituru Secondary School, Muranga County (2007- To date)
  • Member of the Board of Governors, Njiiri  School, Muranga County (2010-To date)
  • Member of Task force on Formulation of Community and Evictions and Resettlement Bills (Gazette Notice no 13557 of sep 2012)
  • Vice Chairman of the Institution of the Surveyors of Kenya (2009-2010)
  • Chairman Land Management Chapter of ISK (2007-2009)
  • Member of the legal thematic Group in the Land Policy Formulation Process (2004-06)
  • Vice Chairman of the Institution of the Surveyors of Kenya (2004 – 2005).
  • Assistant Treasurer of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (2001 – 2004).
  • Council Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (1999 – 2005).
  • Secretary Land Management Chapter, I.S.K. (1999 – 2001)
  • Council Member of ACK St Peters Church, Kahawa Sukari (2002-2004)
  • Secretary Central Sukari Neighbourhood Association(Kahawa Sukari Estate) (2000-2011).
  • Full Member of the Institution of the Surveyors of Kenya.
  • Corporate Member of Architectural Association of Kenya (Environmental Design)
  • Environmental Lead Expert and Auditor (NEMA)
  • Registered and practicing Estate Agent.

                                    INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

 Serving/giving in community projects, motivating the youth through speeches and counseling, keeping physically fit by exercises and golfing.

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