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Mary Ashira, was recognized as the Council of Governors Staff of the Year 2018 by her fellow colleagues. In the survey conducted by the CoG to recognize those who have performed exceptionally, colleagues noted Mary had an excellent spirit and attitude towards work. While quoting why her, some noted that she puts a lot of effort in everything she does and has never been late any single day of the year. “Mary puts her role at the apex with the institutional memory which she is always at hand to help and orient new team members, assist and also ensure that the core work at her office is completed with a smile. She is an all-rounded staff with a superior attitude and high ethical standards.” said staff at the secretariat.
Mary works as the secretary to the CEO. Keep up with the great job Mary!




The Council of Governors secretariat is an equal opportunity employer and in the period of September- December 2018, the following staff join the team.
Below are their profiles;


fatmah1Fatumazahra Hussein, Finance Officer

Fatumazahra holds the position of Finance Officer at the Council on secondment from the County Government of Garissa. She is an accomplished and vastly experienced Certified Financial Accountant with a career spanning over nine years managing finance and accounting . She has ample career experience having worked with a number of recognized institutions including the County Government of Garissa, Ernst and Young and First Community Bank. She has a Masters of Science in Finance and Investment from the Kenya Methodist University and a degree in from the University of Nairobi.


barbBarbara Wanjiku Gitonga, Project Co-ordinator

Barbara is a Project Accountant under the Ford Foundation Project. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Development Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Development having majored in Development Communication and minored in Public relations. She has a rich working experience having worked with the African Gender and Media Initiative (GEM) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and a consultancy experience with Kelin Kenya.


james gitau

James Gitau Maina, Project Accountant

He is a Project Accountant under the Ford Foundation project. He holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Double Major Accounting and Finance) and a Certified Public Accountant. He has also worked with the NGO Kwetu Home of Peace.


bettyBetty Chemutai Tirop, Project Assistant, Gender

Betty is a Project Assistant Gender under the UN WOMEN supported program. She has a rich background in social services with a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Moi University, a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Agra University in India and a Master’s Degree in Rural Economics .She has an extensive working experience having worked with the Bomet Liaison Office, Bomet County Government and Moi University. 


ClareClare Chepkoech, Project Assistant, Procurement

Clare is the Project Assistant-Procurement under the UNDP supported Program. She holds a Bachelors in Supplies and Procurement Management from Mt Kenya University and a Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering. She has worked with Silverscope Limited, Aloona Industries and Gap Marketing in similar capacities. Other institutions she has worked with include IEBC, Aga Khan University Hospital and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.


wanguiMercy Wangui, Project Assistant, Procurement

Mercy joins the COG as a Project Assistant-Finance under the UNDP supported Program. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Finance and a distinction in the Growing Leaders Forum. She has worked for the Kenya Maritime Authority, Leinmach Restaurant in Nyali and the National Treasury and Planning; Debt policy, Strategy and Risk Management.

PercPer Clausen, Senior Financial Advisor THS-UC &Danida UHC Project
Per Clausen joins the COG as a Senior Financial Advisor for THS-UC &Danida UHC Project. He is working in close collaboration with the Council’s Health Committee and the Ministry of Health upon secondment from the Danish Embassy.

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