Geoffrey Kamau
Dr. Geoffrey Kamau Kibui
Chairman KAGRC Board

Dr. Geoffrey Kamau is the chairman of the Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre having been appointed to the office in April 2015. He oversees the development and promotion of optimum productivity of the national animal population through provision of high quality disease free animal germplasm and related breeding services. Dr. Kamau has wealth of experience in veterinary extension services acquired through working with farmers at various capacities in Kenya. In addition, he has wide experience in leadership, partnerships and mobilization of teams and is also an entrepreneur in hospitality services. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from the university of Nairobi.

Bernadette Misoi
Dr. Bernadette Misoi
Member

Dr. Bernadette Misoi is a member of the board and chairperson of the board audit committee. She has wealth of experience in livestock disease control, disease surveillance, veterinary public health, Artificial insemination services, veterinary extension services, hides skins and leather development, Livestock yards, training, inspectorate and the administrative work. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and an MBA in strategic management. She is the chairperson of the audit committee of the Board.

Walter Ongeti
Dr. Walter Ongeti
Member

Dr. Walter Juma Ongeti is an accomplished academician, strategic thinker, trainer, manager and a resourceful person with demonstrable leadership and management capacity including knowledge of strategic management, training, corporate governance and research. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Business Administration majoring in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance from the University of Nairobi’s School of Business in 2014; A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree majoring in Strategic and Change Management (2009) from the University of Nairobi; A Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) degree majoring in Economics and Business studies (2003) from the same university. Dr. Ongeti has taught and supervised students at undergraduate masters and currently PhD levels. He has over 9 years’ extensive experience in Research, Training and management consultancy in both the Private and Public sector in Kenya. Beyond the illustrious career, Dr. Ongeti is a distinguished member of the society and a great contributor to community service through various activities. He is Presidential Appointee as a chairman of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, a director, Kenya Animal Genetics Resources Centre and also a director at, Naivasha Water, Sewerage and Sanitation Company. He is also an accomplished motivational speaker and has so far delivered life changing talks to over 25 high schools, several institutions of learning as well as corporate entities. He remains focused on providing strategic leadership in academia, training, consulting, research as well as corporate governance.

Obadiah Njagi
Dr. Obadiah Njagi
Member Representing PS State Department of Livestock

Dr. Njagi is the Director of Veterinary Services and a member of the board representing the Principal Secretary, State Department of Livestock. Dr. Njagi has wide experience in leaderships and collaborations in the field veterinary services. Dr Njagi is a graduate of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Degree and Master of Science Degree in Veterinary Clinical Studies from the University of Nairobi. He represents Kenya in the O.I.E

Martin Ngomat
Mr. Martin Ngomat
Member

Mr. Martin Ngomat is an Agricultural Economist and a Board member of KAGRC. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Agriculture and a Master’s Degree of Science in Agriculture and Rural Development from Kenya Methodist University

Zenna Challa
Ms. Zena Challa
Member

Ms. Zena Challa is an Agricultural Economist. She holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics (1992) Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness studies Egerton University Kenya. Dissertation – The Role of Women in food production and a MSc in Development Projects: management and implementation (2003) International, Rural Development Department, Reading University in the United Kingdom. (Thesis – Project Evaluation and Utilization of findings: theory and practice.)

Charity Bokindo
Ms. Chariry Bokindo
Member Representing PS State Department of Agriculture Research

Charity is a career Administrator who has served in various capacities, levels, Ministries and Localities. As a Senior Administrator, County Commissioner, District Commissioner and District officer. She holds a Bachelor of Administration in Political Science & Linguistics – UO and an MBA – Moi University. Currently she is the directors Administration, Ministry of Agriculture Research.

Joseph Mureithi
Dr. Joseph Mureithi
Member Representing Director General KALRO

Dr. Joseph Gichane Mureithi is currently the Deputy Director General for Livestock Research, Kenya Agricultural Research and Livestock Institute, a position he has held since July 2006. Prior to this, he served as the coordinator of the Legume Research Network Project (LRNP), the Soil Management Project, and Farmer Field School Project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation between 1997 and 2006. Dr. Joseph Mureithi is a forage agronomist who has extensive experience in green manure cover crops (GM/CCs) research and development work. As the coordinator of the LRNP he spearheaded the development of the GM/CCs systems for various agro-ecologies in Kenya and also characterized their potential niches. He is trained in participatory research methods and was involved in the training of five dairy research/extension clusters in Kenya in those methods. Dr Mureithi is a member of the Technical Committee of the Board.

Robert Gatonga
Mr. Robert Gatonga
Member Representing CS, National Treasury

Mr. Gatonga is a representative of the Principal Secretary of the
National Treasury to the board. He is a member of the finance human resource and administration and the audit committee of the board.
Mr. Robert Wanyondu Gatonga is currently a Resource Mobilization Officer at the National Treasury. He has previously worked with the State Department of Statistics and Planning as a District Development
Officer. He is currently charged with mobilizing domestic and external resources for financing national and county budgetary requirements and undertake bilateral and multilateral negotiations relating to grants and loans. He has vast experience in formulation of development plans and financial budgets. He is also an ICT expert especially in software and database management systems

John Gethi
Mr. John Gethi
Member

John is currently Director - Milk Procurement and Manufacturing - Brookside Africa Ltd. He is an Agricultural Economics graduate of University of London. He has been in farming and the agribusiness industry for almost 30 years and has held several agribusiness responsibilities spanning dairy, seed, horticulture, coffee and tea. John has also been involved in several National dairy task forces set up to tackle key issues within the industry

David Kios
Dr. David Kios
Managing Director

Dr. David K. Kios – Managing Director Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre is a holder of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Nairobi and Master of Science in Animal Breeding from the University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa. Currently, he is in his final stage of PhD Thesis in Theriogenology (Animal Production) at the University of Nairobi and research on improving efficiency of embryo transfer technology for improvement of animal breeding in Kenya. He is in charge of day to day running of the Centre’s activities and Secretary to the Board. He also serves as a Director at Action Aid and a member of the board of management of Kipture High School. He has extensive knowledge in research and development gained at the University of Eldoret.