Director- Dr. Judith Langat-Mutahi,Ph.D.
Dr. Judith Langat-Mutahi holds a Ph.D in Literature with specialty in Womanism and Post-Apartheid South Africa. She is currently doing a Masters in International Law (LL.M) from the University of Cumbria (UK) as part of continuous learning and conversion. Dr. Langat-Mutahi has served as a Lecturer at Kenyatta University and as Editor of Character Magazine, a leading Social Magazine in the 1990s. Apart from being Director of the Fort Hall College, Dr. Langat-Mutahi also serves as a Director and Senior Research Fellow at The Consulting House (TCH-IPEX), a policy innovation think-tank that works in 18 countries of Africa. The Consulting House is also the host for a Resilience Hub executed jointly with IGAD-CEWARN and ICGLR-LMRC in 22 countries. This Hub is funded by the Canadian Government and Dr. Mutahi leads the team on ‘Gender Resilience See-Saw’. She is fluent in French and has a working competence of Russian. Her wealth of administrative and academic experience from her years at the university and as a Policy Researcher provide sound leadership to the Fort Hall team. Dr. Mutahi has been certified by Kenya’s Technical and Vocational Training Authority to develop competency based curricula.
Assistant Director and Tutorial Fellow- Jonathan Maina, LL.B, MSc. (LSE)
Jonathan Maina is a lawyer by training. He has an LL.B from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and earned an M.Sc in Public Management and Governance from the same University. He is currently a Ph.D candidate in political economy at SMC University, Zurich. Having studied in France for one year, Jonathan is also fluent in both written and spoken French. He has a Diploma in French Language from Université Paul Cézanne, Aix-Marseille. Previously, Jonathan worked in the Office of the President as Policy Adviser at the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. He designed, as well as coordinated the implementation of several legal capacity building programmes for county governments. He played a key role in negotiating the sub-national borrowing framework for the then newly inaugurated county governments as well as drafting Kenya’s devolution policy. He is vastly experienced in the practice of consulting, arising from his work at The Consulting House as a Research Fellow. Jonathan has designed and evaluated development programs and undertaken various legal assignments for different clients including Tullow Oil and the Office of the President. His areas of expertise are public management and law. He tutors in the areas of County Law, Public Procurement and the Practice of Consulting. Jonathan has been certified by Kenya’s Technical and Vocational Training Authority to develop competency based curricula.
Tutorial Fellow-Jean D Kambuni, LL.B (Moi)
Jean Kambuni holds a Law degree (LL.B) from Moi University and is currently doing her Masters in International Law (LL.M) degree from University of Cumbria, UK. She holds the position of Research Fellow and Regional Co-ordinator of the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Hub, a consortium of The Consulting House, IGAD-CEWARN and ICGLR-LMRC. She is also head of Bench, Inter-Governmental Business Division within TCH/IPEX. Jean has worked as a consultant in Comoros, Madagascar, Swaziland, Burundi, Ethiopia, Zambia, DRC, South Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya. She has led teams in several evaluations and has buckstopped three policy and security studies on state fragility. The Canadian-funded HUB that Jean co-ordinates covers all the IGAD and ICGLR countries totaling 22. Jean led a team that wrote bi-monthly political and legal analysis reports providing Political and Economic Risk Analysis on Kenya to Tullow Oil (BV). She is a Tutor in the areas of Social Engineering and the Practice of Consulting.
Jean is a lawyer by training and is currently pursuing an LL.M in International Law at the University of Cumbria. Jean is a tutorial fellow for the courses: certificate in the practice of social engineering and certificate in the practice of consulting.
Tutorial Fellow- Phillip N Gathungu, B.A (UoN)
Phillip Gathungu holds a B.A degree from The University of Nairobi, with an emphasis in Political Science. He is currently doing his Masters in International Law (LL.M) from The University of Cumbria, UK. Phillip has been instrumental in providing strategy, implementation and evaluation support to the social investment and community development programs of several private sector institutions including Family Bank and the KCB Group. Phillip also has extensive expertise in regional integration processes derived from his engagements with IGAD in Migration, Peace & Security programs. Prior to joining Fort Hall College, Phillip was responsible for implementing donor-funded governance-enhancement programs and facilitating the building of institutional capacity within local civil society organizations. Phillip’s areas of tutorial expertise include; political transition and democratization, civil and ethnic conflict, clan politics, informal institutions, civil society development, and trajectories of post-independence development in sub-Saharan countries. Phillip also has extensive expertise in the conduct of research studies, planning and impact evaluation specifically in security sector reform, constitutional reform, regional integration and urban governance. He is a tutor in the areas of Social Engineering and the Practice of Development Administration.
Tutorial Fellow - Daisy Maritim, B.Sc, MA (Uni. Of S. Australia)
Daisy holds a B.Sc degree from United States University in Africa (USIU) and a Masters in International Studies (MA) from the University of South Australia. She is currently pursuing her PhD studies in Political Economy at SMC University, Zurich. She is fluent in French having spent some time in France studying. Daisy is Head of Bench for the Technical Undertakings Division at The Consulting House-IPEX. She buck stops all the technical aspects of consulting, including development of tools, innovations and origination of bids at TCH-IPEX. Daisy is also a Research Fellow at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Hub, and has previously worked for the Office of the Deputy President as a programs coordinator attached to the Office of the Spouse of the Deputy President. She drafted numerous winning proposals for funding. She is also a weekly political columnist for the Weekend edition of the Standard Newspaper and was previously a columnist on the Star Newspaper. She has been a team member for several consulting assignments in Kenya and the Horn of Africa. Her experience is used at the Fort Hall College in the teaching of Investigative Journalism, Development Administration and Social Engineering. Daisy has been certified by Kenya’s Technical and Vocational Training Authority to develop competency based curricula.
Tutorial Fellow- Rita Gichema – B.A, (Egerton)
Rita Gichema is a Tutorial Fellow and head of finance at Fort Hall College. She holds a BA in Economics and Sociology in addition to being a CPA holder. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the United States International University. Rita worked as a Finance Manager in a mid sized SME earlier in her career where she spearheaded development of a customized financial management system for loan processing. As head of the finance and administration department in a Policy and Innovation think tank, her roles include grant administration for HUB, budgeting, financial reporting and administration. Her finance and audit background brings into play finance and accounting skills to the college. Rita is a tutor in the area of public finance and public procurement.
Visiting Tutorial Fellow- Faith Kiboro, B.A (Sussex), M.Sc (LSE)
Faith Kiboro holds a Joint B.A degree in Sociology and Business Management from University of Sussex in the UK; and an M.Sc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Faith is currently enrolled for her Ph.D degree in Political Economy at the SMC University, in Zurich, Switzerland. She is an Associate Research Fellow at East African Resilience Hub heading a research stream called ‘Elasticity of Democracy in Mosaic Societies’. Prior to joining Fort Hall College, Faith previously worked at The Rockefeller Foundation’s Africa Regional Office as an Associate where she led a research team seeking innovative solutions to challenges in the health and urban sectors. Prior to that she was a young professional at Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) in the Private sector and Governance division, as well as a member of the Division of Communication and Public Information (DCPI) at UNEP. She is also a Leading in Public life fellow, having participated in the Young African Leaders Programme (2016) at the University of Cape Town. Faith has participated in various projects at The Consulting House-IPEX including inter alia: formulation of Danida’s Thematic Programme support to good governance in Kenya (2015-2020), writing bi-monthly reports providing Political and Economic Risk Analysis on Kenya to Tullow Oil (BV) as well as undertaking research work to update publications on the relationship between predatory states, militia groups and rogue multinationals. Faith is a tutor in the area of social engineering and development administration.
Visiting Tutorial Fellow- Kevin Maina, B.Sc, M.BP (Melbourne)
Kevin Maina holds a B.Sc degree in International Business Administration (IBA) from The United States International University (USIU-A), and a Masters degree, M.BP (Master of Business-Property) from The Royal Melbourne University (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia. Kevin is currently enrolled for his PhD degree in Political Economy at the SMC University, in Zurich, Switzerland. As a Political Economist, Kevin has worked on numerous research projects at The Consulting House-IPEX where he works as an Associate Fellow in the Inter-Government Business Division. Kevin is currently heading the research stream on ‘Manifestations of Insecurity’ at the Canadian funded HUB consortium between TCH-IPEX, IGAD-CEWARN and ICGLR-LMRC. At the Fort Hall College, Kevin teaches the foundational courses on the Problem Tree, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking.
Graduate Assistant – June Jambi, LL.B (Buckingham), M.Sc (Uni of London)
June Jambi is a Lawyer who earned her LL.B from Buckingham University (UK) and an M.Sc in Political Economy from Kings College, University of London. Having studied in France for one year, June is fluent in both written and spoken French. She has a Diploma in French (Diplôme d’études en langue française- DELF) from Institute Linguistic Adenet, Montpellier, France. As a fresh M.Sc graduate, she assists the Tutorial Fellows in the teaching of County Law, Public Procurement, and Public Finance Management. While her LL.B assists her in the teaching of County Law, her M.Sc assists in teaching the management of the Public Sector including public procurement and financing.