Hon. Eng. Joshua N. Toro - Chairman

Hon. Eng. Joshua Ngugi Toro was appointed as the Chairman of NIB Board of Directors on May 3, 2019 via the Kenya Gazette special issue Vol. CXXI.56. He holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He is a registered Engineer by Engineers Registration Board and a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya.

His Engineering career started immediately after graduating in 1977 at Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC). While at KRC, he was seconded to the Union of African Railways Headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo as Head of Engineering between 1989 and 1992. The Union is a specialized agency of the African Union (AU) responsible for the promotion of railway network interconnection and transportation of goods and passengers within African Countries. As Head of Engineering he was responsible for research and feasibility studies, policy development for acquisition, design, renewal and standardization of rolling stock and equipment and evolution of maintenance standards for the members’ railways. He was accorded Diplomatic status by the Government of Kenya during this period (1989 to 1992).

Hon. Eng. Toro served as a Member of Parliament for Kandara Constituency for ten (10) years from 1997 to 2007. H.E Mwai Kibaki, who was the Official Leader of Opposition then, appointed him shadow Minister for Roads, Public Works and Housing in parliament for five (5) years between 1997 and 2002. He also served as the vice chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Labour, Health, Housing and Social Welfare between 1997 and 2002.

He was appointed by the then President H.E Mwai Kibaki as an Assistant Minister for Roads, Public Works and Housing for five (5) years between 2003 and 2007. While in Parliament, he served as Member of African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC) which is affiliated to the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption between 1997 and 2009.

Hon. Eng. Toro was one of the pioneer members of the Board of Directors of Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) that established it from scratch to the current formidable organization it is today. He was a Board member at KeNHA for five (5) years between 2008 and 2012 where he also served as the chairman of the Board’s Technical committee alongside being a member of the Audit and the Procurement Oversight Committees.

His background in Engineering and experience in the various leadership roles will help him lead NIB in implementing its mandate so as to effect and promote the Government’s Big4 Agenda on Food Security and Nutrition.


Hon. Grace J. Kiptui

Hon. Kiptui (MRS) was appointed as a member of the Board on June 5, 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) Degree  from the University of Nairobi and a post graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law. She has gained  a wealth of   leadership experience after serving as the immediate former County Woman Member of the National Assembly( Woman Representative) for Baringo County, Joint Secretary to the Constitution Development Fund Review Taskforce, Honorary Legal Advisor at the Kenya Girl Guide, Litigation Council at the Attoney General’s Chambers, Member of the National Task force to Review Labour Law. Mrs. Kiptui was recently appointed as an independent member to the Ministry of Labour Security Wages Council for 3 years. She has practised law at different firms and currently she is practicing in the name of Kiptui Kipkemei & Company Advocates.


Eng. Japhet K. Rutere

Eng. Rutere was re-appointed to the Board on June 5, 2018 having served in the previous Board. He is a well-known leading Chartered Civil Engineering Consultant in areas like Water, Sanitation, Irrigation, Drainage, Dams, Roads, Buildings, Retaining Structures and Contracts in the country. He has 38years of experience in private sector on professional training and practical experience in all aspects of civil engineering development and rehabilitation projects right from inception through design, implementation, commissioning, operation, maintenance to management (OMM) and training (ToT). He has executed several technical audits, assessments and evaluation of projects implementation through country programs like CRS Uganda & Rwanda, CARE- Somalia & Sudan among others. He has successfully executed consultancy assignments for WB, UN, UNOPS, IFAD, ADB, EU, CARE, DANIDA, FINNIDA among others in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, South Sudan etc. In addition, he is well skilled, competent, and up to date in all Engineering design programs.

Hon. Zainab K. Chidzuga

Hon. Chidzuga was appointed to the Board on June 5, 2018. She holds a Diploma in Community Development and Social Work from Mount Kenya University and British Council, O’ Level. She is the immediate former County Woman Member of the National Assembly(Woman Representative) for Kwale County where she served as a member in different committees. She has also served as a Director at Coast Water  Service Board, Chaiperson of Kwale Health Management Board & member of Kwale Environment Committee. She has been involved in advocating for Strategic leadership and change management, Agro Forestry, Modern Farming, Youth and Women empowerment initiatives among others.


Arch. Francis M. Gichuhi

Architect Gichui was appointed to the Board on June 5, 2018. He holds a Master of Science (Msc) Degree in Construction Project Management from Birmingham City University (United Kingdom) and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Nairobi. He is a registered corporate Architect with Board of Registration of Architects and Quality Surveyors (BORAQS) and Corporate Member of Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK). He is the founder, Managing Director and Principal Architect of Habitech Consultants with over 26 years of experience in design, procurement of construction contracts and construction supervision of all types of buildings. He briefly worked in the UK, attached to several proejcts. Currently, Arch. Gichuhi is a Project Manager and Principal Architect for the design and construction of Marsabit Plaza Nairobi for the Diocese of Marsabit, Project Manager and Principal Architect for the design and construction of Industrial Sheds for the Kenya Industrial Estates (Machakos & Sagana). He is also serving at the same capacity in the construction of Marsabit Radio Station for the Diocese of Marsabit and at Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute Techno Centre among other projects.


Rtd. Cap Stanley O. Ntutu

Rtd Cap. Ntutu was appointed as a Member of the Board on June 5, 2018. He is a retired Kenya Airways captain with over 20 years flying experince.  He has served as the Commanding Captain on the SAAB 340 with Kenya Airways and first officer on the Boeing 737-300 flying the African Routes. Previously he was captain on the PA 34/ PA 23, Cessna 206/210/310 and Cessna 402 flying both passenger and cargo loads. He has undergone various training like Flight Safety Training, Dangerous Goods Training and Customer Relationship Management  Training at Kenya Airways Pride Training Centre, Airline Transport Pilot Licence at kenya Civil Avaition Authority, Commercial Pilot Licence at Qualiflight Training Inc. USA and Private Pilot Licence at Equator Flying School.


Wambui Nyutu

Wambui was appointed as a Board Member on June 5, 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi. She is a change agent and has participated in various forums geared towards youth and women empowerment. She has served as a volunteer at Ahadi Kenya Trust, Legal Affairs Director at the Kenya Universities Female Students Association and currently legal officer at Phtuma Agencies.

Edwin K. Chelluget

Mr. Chelluget was appointed to the Board on December 14, 2018. He has a diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and a Bachelor of Law from Moi University. He is the former speaker of Nandi County Assembly and Chairman of the Nandi County Assembly Service Board. He has practiced law at Kitiwa Co. and Advocates, Buluma and Co. Advocates, Chepkwony and Co. Advocates, as well as Chelluget and Co. advocates.

Esther A. Longori

Ms. Longori was appointed to the Board on December 14, 2018. She is a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Education specializing in Early Childhood Education Development from Kampala International University. She also has a Diploma in Early Childhood Development from Sir Humphrey International as well as an ECCD and TTC. She has vast experience in teaching and people relation skills. This is from being the Head teacher of Naro Primary from 2010-2017, being a participant in the Women Peace Leadership training in 2010, representing the Kalemungorok Community of Kainuk Area as a community representative. In Addition to her people skills, is her training in Community leadership for prevention of and response to Gender based violence conducted by World Vision Kenya as well as Child Participation and Empowerment Project.


Dr. Francis K. Njonge

Dr. Njonge was appointed as a member of the Board on December 14, 2018. Dr. Njonge holds a PhD from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a Master of Science Degree at James Cook University in Australia and Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary (BVM) at the University of Nairobi. Dr. Njonge has also undertaken training of trainers organized by Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) and Agri and Co-operative Training and Consultancy Services in collaboration with GTZ. He is the founding Dean School of Natural Resources and Animal Sciences at JKUAT. He has received several awards both nationally and internationally including the Certificate of Achievement and Commendation awards, the Rod and Monica Campbell award amongst others. To date, Dr. Njonge has supervised seven (7) Doctor of Philosophy students, Eleven (11) Masters Students and examined fourteen (14) theses. He has has other responsibilities such as chairing the Technical Committee of the 2012 JKUAT scientific technological and industrialization, Board of Management at St Paul’s Gatuanyaga secondary school and the Founding Chairman Board of Governors of Gathigiriri mixed secondary school among others.

Aboud Moeva- Alternate, Principal Secretary State Department of Irrigation

Mr. Moeva was appointed to the Board on December 14, 2018. He is a holder of a Master in Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Strategic Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in General Agriculture both from the University of Nairobi.
He possesses vast expertise in Agriculture and is an Agriculturalist/Community mobilizer as well as acquiring an extensive professional profile of 21 years’ experience in management of Irrigation development. He has done several professional courses such as Irrigation Project Preparation Course, Ministry of Agriculture (1989), Farmers Organization and Development, Ministry of Agriculture (1989) and Smallholder Irrigation Promotion Course, Tsukuba International Center-Japan (1999) among others.
He currently holds office as the Director of Irrigation Water Management and has previously held several responsibilities including: Head of Planning, Monitoring and Information Management-Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Head of Budget and Project Coordination Branch- Ministry of Agriculture, District Agricultural Officer-Lamu district among others.

Eng. Laban Kiplagat- Alternate, Principal Secretary State Department of Crop Development

Eng. Kiplagat was appointed to the Board on October 11, 2018 as an alternate to the Principal Secretary State Department for Crop Development. He is currently the Director/ Chief Engineer, Agricultural Land and Environment Management. Eng. Kiplagat has a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Egerton University and a Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a PhD in Project Management at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Eng. Kiplagat has attended several seminars and workshops both locally and internationally on irrigation management and is a member of the Engineer’s Board and Institution of Engineers of Kenya, Kenya Institute of Management as well as certified Monitoring and evaluation professional from the Kenya Institute of Management, Kenya. He has been in the Civil Service for over 29 years working in different stations and institution including NIB.


Charles Kairu – Representative of The National Treasury

Mr. Kairu was appointed to the Board on October 14, 2015 as representative of the National Treasury. He is a holder of a Master Degree in Development Economics from Williams College, USA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Public Service and is currently serving as Senior Assistant Director in the Public Debt Management Office at the National Treasury.


Christine K. Ileli, Alternate, The Attorney General

Christine was appointed as a Board Member on January 9, 2017. She holds a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from the University of Nairobi, Bachelor Degree in Law (LL.B.), a postgraduate diploma in law, Kenya School of Law. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and has over 9 years experience in the public service and is currently serving as a principal state counsel in the Government Transactions Division at the State Law Office.

David Bosuben- Alternate, Principal Secretary State Department of Water and Sanitation

Mr. Bosuben was appointed to the Board on June 28, 2018. He holds a Master of Science degree in Water Management from UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands, Post Graduate Diploma in Shared Water Resources from Cairo University, Arab Republic of Egypt and Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, University of Nairobi. He is currently the Deputy Director of Transboundary Water Resources at the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, based at the Ministry Headquarters, Nairobi. He is a Member of National Steering Committee responsible for operationalizing the New Water Act 2016 and finalising the Water Policy 2018. He has also previously served as a member of the Intergovernmental Reforms Committee, member of a task Force and Hydrology expert to Lake Victoria Basin Commission; Head of surface water, Uasin Gishu District and Water Officer, Marakwet District.

Peter Waweru, Inspectorate of State Corporations

Mr. Waweru joined the Board in June 2018 representing Inspector General (Corporations). He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (Marketing option) and Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting option). His current position is Deputy Inspector General (Corporations).He has served in various capacities including being a Town Clerk in the defunct Local Authorities.


Gitonga Mugambi, General Manager / CEO

Mr. Mugambi was appointed the General Manager of National Irrigation Board on acting capacity, on May 13, 2016.  He was confirmed to the position August 1, 2017. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Nairobi. He is a well accomplished agronomist with experience of over 25 years in Planning and Strategy, Resource Mobilization, Formulation of irrigation development programs such as Economic Stimulus Program. His experience is valuable in policy formulation, implementation and management of National Irrigation Board.

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