Youth Alive! Kenya Board
We direct YAK’s efforts towards creating meaningful impact
Jacqueline MathengeBoard Chair
Jacqueline Mathenge is a programme management expert with over 8 years’ experience in the non-profit sector across national and international organizations. She has expertise in governance and human rights programming and international development projects. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Peace Studies and International Relations from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from the United States International University – Africa and currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning & Management from the Kenya Institute of Management. Jacqueline is the current Board Chair of Youth Alive! Kenya, a position she has held for 4 years now.
Dennis MungoBoard Secretary
Mr Dennis Mungo is currently the Executive Director of Youth Alive! Kenya (YAK). In his role, he steers YAK’s vision of a society where young people are empowered to realize their full potential. In particular, he works to break the self-perpetuating cycle of exclusion of young people so that they may actively chart and address issues affecting their well-being and development by empowering and providing a platform for them to amplify their voice in the development discourse and emerging realities that they face through robust youth engagement. He has over a decade’s experience and passion working on human rights programming, governance and access to justice having previously worked with the Kenyan Correctional Services. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of London, and another Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Technology from United States International University. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration. Dennis has a strong passion for his work as well as to share knowledge, skill and experience geared towards empowering the young people in Kenya and beyond.
Victor KapiyoBoard Member
Victor is a lawyer, human rights defender, researcher, and a tech-enthusiast based in Kenya. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public. He has worked in the legal sector for over eight years. His areas of specialization include among others: corporate and commercial law, legal practice, legal compliance, research, arbitration, human rights, human resources, project management, research, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, strategic planning and public policy. He has a keen interest in leadership, business, governance, Intellectual property, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and social justice. Victor is an alumni of the University Of Nairobi School Of Law (LL.B and LL.M), Strathmore Business School and the Kenya Institute of Management. He is also a member of the Law Society of Kenya, where he serves in its Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Committee in 2018 – 19, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya) and the Internet Society (ISOC). He also serves on the boards of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) and Youth Alive Kenya (YAK).
Rita KarauBoard Member
Rita Karau is currently a Senior Associate with Kaplan & Stratton Advocates, responsible for joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, privatizations, capital markets, intellectual property, international & cross-border transactions. Rita holds Kenya School of Law, bar qualifications, an LLB degree from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Secretary. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, International Bar Association, Law Society of England & Wales and the International Trade Mark Association.
Chris MuthuriBoard Member
Chris has been a Board Member at Youth Alive! Kenya since 2016. He served as Treasurer from 2016 – 2018. He has over a decade’s experience working with several international, regional and local organisations across Africa. Chris has extensive experience in advocacy, programme management and fundraising having taken up leadership roles on several instances. He works as a Senior Programme Officer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) and has been in this position since October 2017. In this role, Chris manages RWI’s Regional Africa Programme whose overall objective is to realise a demonstrable improvement in access to justice for all and implementation of human rights commitments in Africa.
Maria Ndung'uBoard Member
Fred MuliBoard Member
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