St. Joseph's School, Rapogi; University of Nairobi; London School of Economics and Political Science; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; University of Kent
Bachelor of Nursing Sciences; MSc Health Policy Planning and Financing; PhD Social Policy/Health Economics
Ministry of Health; University of Nairobi; PHILIPS Africa Research Hub; University of Kent; World Health Organisation
Epidemics Intelligence Analyst; Assistant Lecturer
World Health Organisation; University of Kent
Favourite thing to do in my job: Providing health solutions to governments and policy makers.
I am a mentor, leader, writer and hobby photographer.
When I am not researching on different government policies, I am probably playing soccer or somewhere in the gym pretending to be lifting weights.
Using knowledge in healthcare and economics to help shape government policies.
I am a mentor, health policy and health economics researcher, a lecturer of health policy and health economics, and a policy analyst. My interests lie in maternal and neonatal child healthcare, health economics and policy, political economy and health policy. I specifically use policy, econometrics, and economics theories to implement and evaluate health programmes. My PhD work was about free maternity policy in Kenya.
My past work has involved implementing and evaluating the voucher scheme project at the Ministry of Health-Kenya; running public-private partnerships at Philips Research Hub; teaching health policy and research at the University of Nairobi and currently University of Kent; and mentoring students.
I currently support the World Health Organisation Africa Regional office with Epidemics intelligence of COVID-19.
My Typical Day
Attending meeting with different stakeholders (governments, colleagues, potential employers and collaborators); teaching health policy and research; writing articles; and running or playing soccer (weather and lockdown permitting).
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
I'm that guy!
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
A politician somewhere in Rusinga Island
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Soft Chapati; Kienyeji Chicken; Tilapia fry
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Riding the ArcelorMittal Orbit
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Good health; Happy family; A lot of money (that is not stolen) so I can send talented children from Rusinga Island to study at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard
Tell us a joke.
Why is it that your nose runs, but your feet smell?