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Mr. Kinuthia Wamwangi, EBS

Mr. Kinuthia Wamwangi, EBS

Team Leader

Mr. Wamwangi is currently serving as a Council member at Maasai Mara University. He is also the Kenya Country Director for Embrace Africa Limited and Chairman of Embrace International. He has served Kenya in many organizations and capacities. He was the Chairperson of Transitional Authority between June 2012 and March 2016 where he was charged with ensuring seamless devolution of power, functions, resources and personnel.  This entailed facilitating and coordinating the transition to a new devolved system of governance in Kenya, creating 47 new county governments serving over 40 million Kenyans and assuming responsibility for key functions and services from central government in accordance with Kenya Constitution 2010.

Between 2009 and 2012 Mr. Wamwangi was an independent consultant for the Inter-Ministerial Committee of the Government of Kenya which was charged with formulation of policy on Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises. This led to the enactment of the Micro and Small Enterprises Act No 55 of 2012.  The Act established the Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA), for the purpose of promoting, developing and regulating the Micro and Small Enterprises sector. In August 2015 while still holding the position of TA Chairperson Mr. Wamwangi was appointed by the Principal Secretary in the then Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development as Chairperson of the Kenya Government De-Linking Committee to spearhead the process of delinking MSEA from the Ministry.  The De- Linking Report was published in June 2016

Between 2008 and 2012 Mr. Wamwangi engaged in other activities as an independent consultant. In particular, in his capacity as a devolution expert he enabled many Non-State Actors to engage with government organs charged with writing the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and devolution laws. He also doubled up as a Human Resource consultant. In this role he enabled many organizations to undergo transformation processes.

Mr. Wamwangi worked as a Senior Programme Officer at Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa (MDPESA) from 2003 – 2008 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was responsible for a World Bank-supported decentralization initiative covering 25 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. In addition, he was in – charge of Capacity Building, Training, HIV/AIDS and Gender Mainstreaming. During this period, he was seconded for one year to the Kenya Government to serve in the capacity of Deputy Director for the Fourth AfriCities Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya in September, 2006.  While in Zimbabwe, he served as a visiting lecturer at Africa University between the year 2004 and 2005 in Mutare, where he lectured on Decentralization and Governance to English speaking Masters Students from Eastern and Southern Africa

Mr. Wamwangi has served in other capacities previously. He served as the first Personnel and Administration Manager of the delinked NSSF. He then joined CanaudMetalBox Ltd as a Human Resource Manager. He is also a long serving local government practitioner. He first joined Thika Municipal Council as a Legal Officer/Senior Administration Assistant in 1975 before being elevated to Municipal Advocate.  He was then appointed Assistant Town Clerk for Mombasa Municipal Council where he continued to practice as Counsel for the Municipality for three years. Thereafter he became Town Clerk of Thika Municipal Council where he served for nine years as CEO before being transferred to Nyeri Municipal Council where he served for one year in the same capacity.

Mr. Wamwangi holds Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Employment Law and Employment Relations from the University of Leicester (UK) and, a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Manchester (UK). He is also a holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Law of the Kenya School of Law. He graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree in 1974. He is currently pursuing his PhD studies on Leadership and Governance at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.