Faculty - LMA

Abel NyakiongoraDr. Abel Nyakiongora holds a Master of Public Health (MPH)-Management of Health Systems and Services from Maseno University as well as a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from Nairobi University. He has wide ranging experience in the Health Sector having worked as a Medical Officer, a District Medical Officer of Health and later at the Ministry of Health in the areas of Health Policy, Standards, Quality and regulation. He has been involved in capacity building through part time teaching at the Kenya School of Government. He has a passion for in health research and has been a co-investigator in a number of research projects to improve on evidence based decision making.





Peter Kithuka 220Dr Peter Kithuka is an expert in health systems management with experience spanning over 20 years in health management, training and consulting. He previously served in the Ministry of Health, Kenya as a Health Administrator and worked in various stations including Thika Hospital, Kenya Expanded Programme of Immunization, Coast Provincial General Hospital. He is currently a fulltime lecturer at Kenyatta University, Department of Health Management and Informatics where he teaches health economics, policy and planning, quality management and hospital administration. He has consulted for various organizations including USAID, AMREF Health Africa, Catholic Relief Services, Nigeria, College of Ophthalmologists of East Central and Southern Africa (COESCA), Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), West Pokot County, Embu County, Norwegian Peoples Aid, Fred Hollows Foundation, Karatina University, St. Pauls University among others. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Systems Management.



dr jacklyne ashubwe jalembaDr. Jacklyne is a Medical doctor with fifteen years of clinical and public health experience. She holds an MBCh, B and MSc in Tropical and infectious diseases both from the University of Nairobi. She is currently working as a Lead and programs coordinator with Medwise Solutions, a consulting firm engaged in health systems strengthening initiatives, and a part-time lecturer at Kenyatta University School of Medicine. She is a recent graduate of the MDI and is passionate about healthcare leadership and management for health systems strengthening.






Dr Mollent Akinyi Okech ProfileDr. Mollent is a seasoned Human Resources for Health professional and trainer in the health sector with over 15 years’ experience. She is the current Team Leader of PeakMoments Global Solutions Ltd. She formerly served as a technical officer for human resources for health at World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health Kenya. She has also served as an independent consultant strengthening the health systems of several African and Pacific countries.

As a trainer, Dr. Mollent has participated the in training of over 3,500 public and private health managers in management, human resources for health management, leadership and governance. In addition to her excellent facilitation skills, she has coached and mentored several health management teams to improve health service delivery.



Nzomo Mwita 221pxDr. Nzomo Mwita is a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant/Trainer, as well as the Technical Director for KATHIKA - Monitoring & Evaluation Service. He is a Social Scientist with specialty in Monitoring and Evaluation and Health Systems Management. He has experience ranging over 26 years in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Health Systems Management, Training Design and Management, and Primary Healthcare and Community Based Healthcare (PHC/CBHC) Programming. Previously, Dr. Mwita worked as the Global Director for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Regional Director for MDI in Eastern Africa, Deputy Director for Capacity Building, Training Technical Specialist, Regional Training Coordinator, PHC/CBHC Training Coordinator, Project Manager for Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) project and Programme Sociologist/Trainer, at Amref Health Africa. He also worked as a Training and Development Advisor for MS-Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC) based in Arusha-Tanzania. He founded the 4-week M&E training course in 1999, which has trained over 5,000 people in Africa. He holds a PhD in Public Health/M&E from Kenyatta University in Kenya, MSc. In Community Health and Health Management from University of Heidelberg in Germany, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Kenyatta University.

caleb sunguti 2 221pxMBA (Project Management); B.Ed (Mathematics, Business Studies)

Mr Sunguti is Senior Lecturer – Public Financial Management and Project management at the Kenya School of Government – Nairobi Campus from 2008- to date. He is a Trainer, Researcher and Consultant in public financial management, budgeting and budgeting process, PFM Implementation, control and Reporting, public procurement management, Programme Based Budgeting PBB), Training of Trainers (TOT), public policy, strategic planning, Public Project Planning and Management, Leadership and Integrity, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Risk management, leadership, governance, public sector reforms that are involved with the re-engineering of IFMIS, performance management systems, performance management, performance appraisal systems, public participation, Kenya Vision 2030,Training Needs Assessment, Improvement in Public Service Delivery, County Government Management, business information systems, institutional capacity assessment, market research, development e-Learning systems, ISO Certification documentation and implementation, business innovations, advisory services to national and county government, project proposal writing, fundraising, Management consultancy and research in public sector.

Daniel IrunguMr. Daniel Irungu is an Organizational Development (OD) consultant at Brent Wellis and Associates with working experience at senior level in both development and public sectors. He held several positions including Chief Officer at the Department of Health in Nyandarua County, County Secretary and Head of County Public Service in the same County, Regional Programme Manager at the College of Ophthalmology of East, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA), expatriate Programme Officer at the International Republican Institute in charge of institutional development in Kenya and Somaliland. He has been a hands-on practitioner and consultant in health systems management, strategic planning and management, programme management, project cycle management, performance management, change management, results-based management, public policy research, among others. He has consulted for several organizations that include Churches United Against HIV/Aids (CUAHA), Heinrich Boll Foundation (HBF) / European Commission (EU), Action aid International Kenya (AAIK), Kindernothilfe e.V / International Aid Services, among others.

patrick mwai muchaiRegional Advocacy Officer, International Collaboration for Essential Surgery

Mr. Patrick Mwai is a public health communication and advocacy specialist with over 12 years’ experience. He is currently the Regional Director-International Collaboration for Essential Surgery He has worked with both local and International organizations namely; Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO), Pathfinder International, The Global Campaign for Microbicides at PATH International and also as a HIV prevention Advocacy fellow with the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC). Patrick also served as the Community Advisory Board chair (2009-2010) at the Kenya Medical Research Institute-University of Washington (KEMRI-UW), Kilifi in a HIV vaccine study focusing on male sex workers along the Kenyan Coast.



Nina Ichungwah 221Ms. Lucy Nina Ichung’wah is a management systems professional and a consultant in; Records & Archives Management, Digital Contents Management, Knowledge Management and E-Learning with over ten (10) years’ experience. She has a specialty mainly in Vital Records control, Disaster mitigation & risk assessment, Management of electronic records, documentation management and control, development, design and implementation of information, E-learning and Knowledge Management systems. She is a Trainer and Consultant with AMREF Directorate of Capacity Building, ACADRI and Kenyatta University. She holds an Honours degree in Information Sciences as well as a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Information Studies from University of South Africa (UNISA).




margaret karangatha 300pxMs. Margaret Karangatha is the Executive Director of The Lead Consortium Ltd. Over the last 25 years, she has been consulting in Kenya and in many African countries. She is an Executive Coach and mentor, and a Facilitator/ Organizational Development Consultant in disciplines such as Health Care Industry, Publishing, Engineering, Real Estate, Educational Institutions, and Floriculture among others. Her passion to “Grow people for effectiveness, fruitfulness and satisfaction” is the sole motivation that has seen her coaching and training staff at Amref Health Africa, Africa Population And Health Research Centre (APHRC), Kenol Kobil, Abba and Wandu Engineers, Afriscan Kenya Limited among others. She participated in the development of curriculum and training materials for Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) for Africa and is currently part of a Team developing a curriculum and training materials for Surgical Health Sub-sector in Kenya. She specializes in Organizational Planning, Leadership and Human Resource Management and Finance for Finance and Non Finance Managers. She is a Co-Founder and Director of M&D Homes, M&D Bygg and M&D International. She worked as a Management Coordinator for United Bible Societies overseeing work in over 34 Countries in Africa for 15 years. She is an Associate Consultant with AMREF, CORAT and Kenya Institute of Management (KIM). Margaret holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) from the University of Nairobi, a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA, Strategic Management) from United States International University and is a Certified Public Accountant – Kenya (CPAK). She has served in several Boards and is currently the Board Chairman of The Navigators Economic Transformation Facility (EPTF) and the Regional Treasurer of Scripture Union Africa. Margaret spends her free time developing relationships with family and friends, and leaders for the church through the Leadership Development Program (LDP).