KMET is an indigenous Kisumu-based non governmental organization established to promote quality in health and education services across Kenya. Founded in 1995 and registered under the Trustees Act in 1996, KMET champions for access to quality and comprehensive Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent health among undeserved communities. KMET operates in 35 of the 47 counties in Kenya as well as regionally in East and Central Africa. KMET is managed through a Board of Trustees which ensures the institution operates within its internal policies and with respect to the Laws of the Republic of Kenya.
Monica holds a PhD in Public Health from the University of Central England (UCE) and is a trained Nurse/Midwife who managed the busy maternity unit at Kenyatta National Hospital for 15 years doubling up as a Honorary Lecturer at the department of Nursing – Nairobi University before opting out to fully concentrate on establishing KMET’s activities at the grassroots.
Human Resource & Operations Manager
Griffin has over 10 years’ experience in HR and is a registered member of the Institute of Human Resources Management (IHRM-K) and Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is also the CEO of the Centre for Maternal Health Innovations (CMHI)- KMET's social enterprise for sustainability. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration & Human Resource Management, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and a Diploma in Human Resource Management.
Eunice is the team leader at KMET’s finance department and has had more than 15 years of experience in financial management in the private and nonprofit sectors. Eunice has a Master of Science Degree in Finance, an undergraduate degree in Finance, and a qualification of CPA section 6. She handles an annual portfolio of over USD 5 million.
Janepher is the Vocational Training and Young People Empowerment Manager at KMET. She is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Counselling and Psychology, a Higher Diploma in Psychological & Trauma Counseling with a Certificate in Drug & Substance Abuse. Janepher has steered the registration of the KMET Empowerment Project into a leading Vocational training Centre in the region with over 1500 girls graduating since 2014.
Lydia is a holder of a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, Finance option (with IT), Maseno University, and a Diploma in Co-operative Management. She brings on board experience of 15 years in SACCO and Group Savings Management with institutions such as TUNZA Savings and Credit Co-operative Society. She is an expert in group savings, and loan methodology; entrepreneurship, and financial capability interventions having been a consultant and trainer of trainers (TOT) for group savings & loaning.
Board of Directors
Secretary to the Board
Dr. Monica Oguttu is the founding Executive Director of Kisumu Medical and Education Trust. Monica holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Central England and is a trained and registered nurse and midwife. Monica managed the busy maternity unit at Kenyatta National Teaching and Referral Hospital and doubled as an Honorary Lecturer at Nairobi University’s Department of Nursing for 15 years before transitioning to operationalize KMET.
Dr. Thomas Kwasa
Chair to the Board
Dr. Thomas holds a master's degree in Medicine in Internal Medicine, a Certificate in Tropical medicine and is a senior lecturer in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the University of Nairobi.
Prof. Khama Rogo
Prof. Khama Rogo is a trained obstetrician-gynecologist, with an MD/Ph.D. in gynecologic oncology. After a successful career in academic medicine in three continents, Khama embarked on international health where he has been an articulate and steady voice in reproductive health and rights for over two decades. Dr. Rogo has served as a consultant to the UN/WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, SIDA, DANIDA the Dutch government, and DFID, among other international organizations. He is the current Chair of the LREB Committee of Eminent Persons on COVID-19
Dr. Anne Indalo
Dr. Indalo is an Experienced Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s Department of Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics. Having been Deputy Chief Pharmacist of Kenyatta National Hospital and acting as the Hospital's Chief Pharmacist, she brings onboard both Public and Private sector health management. Additionally, she serves on the KMPDU board on Pharmacovigilance. Anne supports KMET’s work in line with Health Systems Strengthening and Facility Management.
Peninah A. Achola
Penina is an expert and lecturer in Community Health and Development. She’s been involved in several scientific and social research in health science. Penina is seasoned in effective communication, non-profit institution management, fundraising, and establishing partnerships from her past work with AMREF as the Country Director, South Africa, Plan International, as Regional Health Advisor Eastern and Southern Africa, among others. She is experienced in grant writing in different wide approach projects including research.