Governing Council
KEMI is governed by a Council which is committed to excellence in corporate governance, transparency, and accountability. This is essential for the long-term performance and sustainability of our Institution, and to protect and enhance the interests of our clients and other stakeholders. The Council regularly reviews the governance arrangements as well as developments in the education sector, expectations and regulations. The council recognizes its mandate to direct and be held accountable for building the capacity of managers in the education sector.  
KEMI is governed by a Council which is committed to excellence in corporate governance, transparency, and accountability. This is essential for the long-term performance and sustainability of our Institution, and to protect and enhance the interests of our clients and other stakeholders. The Council regularly reviews the governance arrangements as well as developments in the education sector, expectations and regulations. The council recognizes its mandate to direct and be held accountable for building the capacity of managers in the education sector.  

According to Legal Notice 19/2010, the functions and powers of the Council are to:

  1. Formulate, with the approval of the Cabinet Secretary, policies pertaining to the management and implementation of the objects of the Institute;
  2. Administer the property and funds of the Institute in such manner and for such purposes as shall best promote the interests of the Institute; provided that the Council shall not dispose of the immovable property of the Institute without the approval of the Cabinet Secretary;
  3. Receive, on behalf of the Institute, donations, endorsements, gifts, grants or other monies, and other monies, and to make legitimate disbursements therefrom;
  4. Borrow, generate and raise funds for the purposes of the Institute;
  5. Appoint suitable staff of the Institute upon such terms and conditions as it may determine;
  6. Receive reports from the Director or any officer of the Institute in respect of financial and other circumstances of the Institute, and to direct any action to be taken by the Director or such officer;
  7. Establish facilities in any place (whether in or outside Kenya) for the better discharge of its functions and responsibilities under this Act; and purpose of the Institute.

The Council is compliant with the provisions of but not limited to the following Acts and regulations: KEMI Legal Notice 19/2010, Education Act No. 14 of 2013, Occupational Safety Health Act and Public Procurement & Disposal Act 2005. g

Governing Council Members

Dr. Mercy Karogo, MBS

Chairperson-KEMI Council
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Dr. Mercy Karogo, MBS

Chairperson-KEMI Council
Dr. Mercy Karogo, MBS was born on 05th July, 1956. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration and Management- Entrepreneurship, from Kimathi University College of Technology, Kenya (2018), a Master of Science (Entrepreneurship) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya (2000) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Nairobi (1994). She has a wide experience in education leadership and management having served as the Chief Executive Officer, of Kenya National Examinations Council from 2016 to 2021. She served as Acting Director/CEO Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development from July 2015 to November 2015. She also served as Senior Deputy Director, Curriculum and Research Services, Kenya Institute of Education from 2012-2015 and as Deputy Director TIVET (Technical, Industrial, Vocational & Entrepreneurship Training) from 2008-2011. She previously served in the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs as a Deputy Director- Curriculum and Instruction from 2007 to 2008 and as an Acting Deputy Director, Youth Training. She also served as a Curriculum Specialist, at the Kenya Institute of Education from 1990 - 2007. She is the Vice President and Member of the Association of Examinations Assessment in Africa (AEAA). She is also a member of the Association of East Africa Examinations Assessment (AEAEA) and a Board Member of the College of Insurance and Africa Association of Public Administration and Membership of professional Institutions among others.

Dr. Belio R. Kipsang

Principal Secretary - Ministry of Education
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Dr. Belio R. Kipsang

Principal Secretary - Ministry of Education
Dr. Belio R. Kipsang is the Principal Secretary Ministry of Education /State Department of Basic Education. He holds a PhD degree in Education (Education Administration and Planning) from Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Masters of Arts degree in Economics and Bachelor’s degree in Education (Business and Economics) both from University of Nairobi. He previously served as Managing Trustee/Chief Executive Officer Coffee Development Fund, Deputy CEO and Head of Operations Higher Education Loans Board. He is a Council Member at Mt. Kenya University and Cooperative University College. He is also a board member Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade, Council Member Advisory Council for Coffee Initiative, Government Delegate International Coffee Organization and chair Operations Committee, Association of African Higher Education Financing Agencies

Dr. Maurice Odondo

CEO/Secretary to the Council
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Dr. Maurice Odondo

CEO/Secretary to the Council
He is the Director/CEO, Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI). Prior to his appointment, Dr. Odondo was the Deputy Director Training, Research and Consultancy Department. He previously acted as Deputy Director Corporate Services Department and Head of School of Management Division at the Institute. He was a Member Representative (MR) of Quality Management Systems for the Institute and coordinator of ISO 9001:2015. He has 24 years’ experience in the education sector having contributed in various capacities. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Education (Arts) from Moi University, Master of Business Administration from Kenyatta University and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from JKUAT. Dr. Odondo is a member of Kenya Association for Public Administration and Management (KAPAM). He is a renowned trainer in leadership and management, an author of education management books; he has published in various Journals and presented papers at national and international educational conferences. He champions the provision of quality, relevant and inclusive education to humanity

Dr. Nancy Macharia

Council Member
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Dr. Nancy Macharia

Council Member
Dr. Macharia was employed by the Teachers Service Commission in May 1987 as a teacher of English and literature and taught in various schools before joining the TSC secretariat in 1995 as a staffing officer. She rose through the various ranks in the secretariat until her current appointment as the Commission Secretary in July 2015. She has worked in the education sector for more than 28 years. She holds a Master of Education (Policy and Management) degree from Bristol University, UK and a Bachelor of Education degree in English/Literature from Kenyatta University. Mrs Macharia has undergone training both locally and internationally in Corporate Governance, Public Procurement, Policy Formation, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Proactive Management and Business Excellence Models, among others. In addition, she is a member of the Kenya Association of Public Administration Management (KAPAM) and Institute of Directors

Mr. Calleb O. Ogot

Council Member
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Mr. Calleb O. Ogot

Council Member
Calleb O. Ogot was born on 18th September, 1965. He holds a Master of Business Administration with concentration in Finance from Kenyatta University; a professional Diploma in Procurement and Supplies from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies (UK); a bachelor’s degree in Education (Economics/Business) from Kenyatta University. He is a member of the CIPS/Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies (UK) and Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM). Currently, serves at the National Treasury and Planning as Senior Deputy Director - Public Procurement Department; He previously worked at the Teacher Service Commission in various capacities including serving as Acting Head of Supply Chain Function, Deputy Director Finance among others. Before joining the TSC Secretariat, he served the Commission in the following capacities: District Staffing Officer; Lecturer, Kitale Technical Training Institute and Moi Institute of Technology. He had a brief stint as Senior Education Officer, Ministry of Education.
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Dr. Solomon M. Kathuo

Council Member
Dr. Solomon M. Kathuo was born in 1968. He is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in the field of education and public service. He currently holds the position of Acting Senior Deputy Director Corporate Services at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). Dr. Kathuo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kenyatta University, and a Master's degree in Education from the University of Mysore in Karnataka, India. He also pursued a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Dr. Kathuo has actively pursued various professional courses including strategic leadership and development, strategic negotiations, results-based performance, and public-private partnerships. Before joining the KICD, Dr. Kathuo gained invaluable experience while working at both the Teachers Service Commission and the Public Service Commission at the Ministry of Education. These roles allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the educational system and the challenges it faces, while also equipping him with the necessary skills to drive positive change.

Mr. Saul Barasa

Council Member
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Mr. Saul Barasa

Council Member
Mr. Saul Barasa was born in July 1965. He is the chairman of The Kenya Teachers Colleges Principals association (KTCPA). He holds Bachelor of Education (Arts) from Kenyatta University with an ongoing Master of Philosophy in Educational Administration at Moi University. He has a wide experience in education leadership and management having served as Ag. Head of Department (Education) and Deputy Principal at St. Paul’s Kibabii Diploma Teachers Training College from 2009 – 2016. He also served as a Principal Simotwo High School and Principal Metkei Secondary School. He previously also served as Assistant Teacher, Pemwai Secondary School. He is currently the Chief Principal, St.Paul’s Kibabii Diploma Teachers Training College Mr. Barasa has also pursued other various courses including Diploma in Educational Management offered by the Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI), Quality Management System ISO 9001 – 2008, Performance Contracting course, Financial and stores Management in school accounting, In- Service course for Principals and Heads of Departments, KESI course on Re-engineering the Management of Schools, Training of Trainers courses and Educational Management Stage1.

Mr. Kennedy Kyeva

Council Member
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Mr. Kennedy Kyeva

Council Member
Mr. Kennedy Kiio Kyeva was born in 1967. He is an esteemed educator with a remarkable career spanning over three decades. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Mt. Kenya University, equipping him with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a lasting difference in the lives of young learners. He also holds a Diploma in Education Leadership and Management from KEMI. Currently, he is the Headteacher of Kangemi Primary School. He has been serving in the position of Headship for the last 26 years. In addition to his role as a Headteacher, he has also made significant contributions to the education sector on a broader scale. His commitment to advocating for the rights and welfare of teachers led him to assume the esteemed position of National Treasurer of Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA), a position he currently holds. His remarkable career is a testament to his passion for shaping the minds of future generations and his unwavering dedication to the betterment of the educational landscape in Kenya.

Mr. Indimuli Kahi

Council Member
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Mr. Indimuli Kahi

Council Member
Mr, Indimuli Kahi, OGW holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management from University of Nairobi and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.) from Kenyatta University. He is the current president African Confederation of Principals and National Chairman of Kenya Secondary Schools’ Heads Association (KESSHA). He is also a council member of the International Confederation of Principals.

Mr. Timothy Atuti

Council Member
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Mr. Timothy Atuti

Council Member
Mr. Timothy Atuti was born in December 6, 1969. He holds Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management (MA PPM) from the University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Education in Arts from Egerton University. He has over 29 years of experience in education leadership and management. In addition to his extensive work experience in the education sector, he has taken up significant responsibilities outside of his professional roles. From 2011 to 2016, he served as the Chairman of KESSHA Kisii Central, demonstrating his commitment to promoting education. Currently, he is the Chair of Nyanza KTCPA.

Dr. Stella Keter

Council Member
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Dr. Stella Keter

Council Member
Dr. Stellah Jepngetich Keter is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Management and Policy Studies in the School of Education, Moi University. She has experience in teaching Principles and Practices of Teaching and Learning, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Economics of Education and Research Project Writing. Currently she serves as Teaching Practice Coordinator among other responsibilities. Besides teaching she participates in some County Government committees, Board of School Management and mentoring young people. She holds a PhD in Educational Management and Policy Studies (Moi University), MPhil in Educational Planning (Moi University), B.Ed Arts (University of Nairobi) and P1 Certificate (Kigari Teachers College
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Mr. Stephen Chacha

Council Member
Born in 1964, , Stephen Chacha is a seasoned educator and advocate for fundamental human rights. His pursuit of knowledge led him to earn a Certificate in Professional Instruction (PI) from Machakos University in 1989. Stephen further enhanced his educational background with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts (BEd) from Kampala University in 2009. Throughout his professional journey, Stephen held various roles, showcasing his dedication and leadership. He served as an Assistant Teacher from 1989 and steadily progressed to more significant responsibilities. He assumed the positions of Deputy Headteacher from 1993 to 1994, and later, as Headteacher from 1994 to 1995. His dedication to the education sector extended to roles such as District Staffing Officer from 2009 to 2014 and, more recently, as a Curriculum Support Officer at TSC from 2015 to 2022. Stephen is a dedicated professional who has consistently made a positive impact in education and community development, embodying his commitment to professional growth and advocating for fundamental human rights.
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Mrs. Joyce Kanja

Council Member
Joyce is a Counseling Psychologist in private practice. She holds a master’s in counseling psychology from Daystar University, a bachelor’s in Education and Counseling from Kenya Methodist University, and a Diploma in Education from Kenyatta University. Joyce holds certificates in the teaching of French as a Foreign Language from the University of Tananarive in Madagascar, the University of Grenoble in France, and the University de Sud in Reunion. She is certified by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) as an assessor in IGCSE Foreign Language French course work. She is a certified Counselor (KCPA) and a certified trainer and investigator in Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the humanitarian sector.Joyce started her career as a teacher and taught English and French in various secondary schools. She took early retirement from the government and joined Braeburn Ltd where she taught French at Braeside High School.
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Mr. George Emoru

Council Member
Mr. George Emoru Emojong was born on 01/01/1975. He holds a Masters degree in Education, planning. Management and administration from Mount Kenya university (2014) and a Bachelor of Education arts degree from the University of Nairobi (2010). He worked with the County government of Turkana as the County executive committee member from 2020-2022. He also worked with the County Assembly of Turkana as a Senior Hansard Editor from 2014- 2020. He has a wide range of experience in matters education management having worked with the Teachers service commission in different capacities as a teacher, deputy headteacher and headteacher from 1996-2014.

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