Hon. Sylvanus Maritim is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ICT Authority effective 24th February 2023. Hon. Maritim, a Telecommunications Engineer with vast knowledge, experience and expertise in the ICT Industry, particularly the Telecommunications sector where he has implemented Strategic ICT projects in several African countries that include Kenya & Djibouti. He served as Member of the National Assembly for Ainamoi Constituency, Kericho County, in the 12th Parliament for the period 2017 -2022. While in Parliament, Hon. Maritim served as a Member of the Departmental Committees on ICT & Sports as well as Culture & Tourism. He was instrumental in ensuring relevant legislations and policies were passed to strengthen the leveraging emerging technology trends to build the capacity of the Kenyan Youth in ICT, Arts & Culture.
Hon. Maritim is now steering the ICT Authority as the Chairman of the Board of Directors that provides oversight. The Authority is the Strategic Government of Kenya that has been mandated to implement priority ICT projects, under the Government of Kenya Digital Transformation Agenda ,such as Digital Superhighway that is enabling connectivity efficient provision of government services to the citizens of Kenya. He believes in building high performance teams in every organization that he leads and leveraging technology to transform the lives of all Kenyans, using ICT.
Hon. Maritim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications and Information Technology from Kenyatta University.He also has extensive international certifications in ICT.
Official Profile for Rahma Jillo, Director, ICT Authority Board
Rahma Jillo is a Director at the ICT Authority Board effective from 10th March 2023.
Rahma holds a Bachelors of Law (LLB) and a Masters in Law (LLM) from the University of Nairobi (UoN) with specialization in Banking and Financial Services Law. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a cumulative practice experience of over 15 years’ in Commercial, Real Estate, Competition, Telecommunication and Not -for - Profit Law.
Director Jillo served as a Member of the Cooperative Tribunal from November of 2012 to November of 2014, specifically, the Hearing and Settling of Co-operative Disputes. She served as an adhoc Member of the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal from 15th March 2022 to 10th March 2023. During this period, she gained immense experience in identifying and determining contentious issues.
She has an in-depth grasp of several other areas: Infrastructure Development, Joint Ventures, Transfer of Land, Telecommunication Law, Real Estate Law & Projects Development such as residential, commercial and mixed-use.
Director Jillo advises clients on all stages of a project from inception, development, financing, undertaking due diligence on the purchasers, drafting and overseeing to the conclusion of transfer of ownership of units in large Housing Developments.
Rahma also sits as a board member in various Boards of international and national Non-Governmental Organizations as well as offering legal counsel to others. She has also published in Not-for-Profit Law and is a Fellow of the International Center for Non-Profit Law in Washington D.C, US.
Mr. Ken Kaunda was appointed to the ICT Authority Board with effect from 10th March 2023.
Mr. Kaunda is a seasoned Organisational and Human Resource professional with over 30 years’ experience in various public and private sector organisations in the East and Central African Region. His expertise is across diverse sectors ranging from Manufacturing, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, Media, Aviation and Security.
Over the years, he has been responsible for the design and implementation of Human Resource strategies and overseeing human capital development while ensuring succession planning mechanisms were in place to enable the organisations develop talent within its management teams.
He has also provided strategic leadership for the implementation of organisational transformation and change management and overseeing the design and implementation of Quality Management Systems within various organisations.
Ken provides Thoughtleadership in matters Human Resource, Corporate Governance, Leadership and organizational re-engineering
Ken holds a Post- Graduate Qualification in Human Resources from the College of Professional Studies UK, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Government from the University of Nairobi, a Management & Leadership Qualification from Cornell University.
Ken is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Human Resources, Kenya (FIHRM) where he is second National Chairman, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Kenya(FKIM) and former member of the Governing Council and Member, Institute of Directors, Kenya.
Annette Mutuku is a Director at the ICT Authority Board effective from 10th March 2023.
Annette is a Communication and Leadership consultant with over 15 years of experience working across four continents with leading organizations that include Microsoft, General Electric Africa, GE Healthcare, WHO Foundation, and International Leadership University, among others.
She has developed and executed strategies and award-winning campaigns in Technology, Data Protection, Healthcare, Aviation, Power & Renewable Energy and Education.
She is a certified trainer and coach with the John Maxwell Team and serves on the Boards of several tech startup and development organizations.
Annette holds a BA in Communications from Daystar University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Nairobi.
Mr. Alfred Ngeno was appointed to the ICT Authority Board with effect from 10th March 2023.
Previously he worked with Alcatel-Lucent as a Senior Consultant South and East Africa, as a Network Manager at Huawei Technologies, Citi Bank as a Business analyst.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from the University of Warwick and a Masters Degree in Finance from Cass Business School, City University London.
Alfred brings to the Board a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Communication Engineering and Network development as well as ICT management.
Mr. Njogu Wachira was appointed to the ICT Authority Board with effect from 10th March 2023.
Mr. Wachira is a trained journalist and has Vast Knowledge in Kenya’s Media Landscape.
He previously was the Head of Radio, Head of News and News Anchor at CountrySide FM Radio Station. He has tutored journalist students as an instructor in Wilnag Media Training College.
He has trained in broadcast Journalism and Media Studies hence his knowledge and Experience in the field of Communication.
Boniface Mbithi is a Director at the ICT Authority Board effective from 10th March 2023.
Boniface, a lawyer by training is a global Youth Leader, a climate-tech enthusiast and circular economy entrepreneur who believes in solving global challenges through innovation.
Mr. Mbithi has worked in several sectors such ICT, NGO as well as the Service industry. He has utilized his skills and expertise in Law for ICT such as developing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policies as well as legal support for Strategic and Operations Management in organizations.
He is an alumnus of Catholic University of Eastern Africa-Kenya, Coady International Institute, St Francis Xavier -Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada and Copenhagen University, Denmark.
Boniface, a dedicated Rotarian, has been awarded Top 35 under 35 in Kenya and is recognized among the top 50 UN Climate Change Champions in Africa.
Ms. Edna Atisa was appointed to the Board of Directors as an alternate to the Principal Secretary National Treasury on 30th April 2022. Ms. Atisa holds a Master's Degree in Economics, a bachelor's of arts in Economics and a post-graduate diploma in education from the University of Nairobi. She is an economist with vast experience in economic policy and formulation.
He has served in various ranks and assignments in the Civil Service in the Republic of Kenya at The National Treasury, Ministries of Environment & Forestry, Industrialisation, Trade & Cooperatives, Sports & Heritage, The Presidency and ICT & Digital Economy.
Mr. Karani is well-grounded in Leadership and Corporate Governance having served in the Board at Kenya Wildlife Service, Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation, Bomas of Kenya and The National Museums of Kenya.
He has Multisectoral exposure gained from his experience as the Convener of the Medium Budget for General Economic & Commercial Sector and Budget Coordinator for Ministries of Tourism, Education, Information, East African Community, Public Service Commission, Trade and Industry.
Clarah is the Alternate to the Principal Secretary, State Department for Lands and Physical Planning in the ICT Authority Board.
She has worked at the State Department of Lands and Physical Planning since 2008 and is currently an Assistant Chief Land Registrar, Ministry of Lands.
Before joining the State Department of Lands Clarah was in private practice. She worked at Oronga Esonga Advocates between 2007 and 2008 and between December 2004 to October 2006 at J.W. Wambua and Company Advocates.
Clarah is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya admitted to the Bar in 2006. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Nairobi. She is a CPS Finalist, holds a Diploma in Public Relations from Kenya Institute of Management and has trained in Management and Strategic Leadership.
Ms. Pauline Wamuyu Kimotho is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 14 years post admission experience.
She is a specialist in Telecommunication Law, Contract Law, Commercial Law, Employment and Labor relations Law, Public Sector Law, Compliance and general corporate governance practices.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town South Africa, a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Nairobi Kenya and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Public Secretary.
As the Head of Legal and Secretary to the Board at the Information Communication and Technology Authority (Authority) of Kenya where she is currently based, Ms. Kimotho is charged with developing the Authority’s policies on intellectual property, data protection, conflict of interest, access to information and any other issues of interest and concern to the Authority. Ms. Kimotho also advises the Authority on emerging legal issues that affect the operations of the Authority.
Ms. Kimotho’s has an interest in policy development. She has horned her skills further over the years she has worked in the Public Sector. She has participated in Policy and Law development in the Telecommunications Sector, having worked on the development of the Kenya Information and Communication Act Regulations of 2010, while working at the Communications Authority of Kenya and currently as a member of the Taskforce on review of the Kenya Information and Communication Act, 1998. Ms. Kimotho is also a fellow of the 2020 Women in Cyber Fellowship awarded by the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office and has participated in the proceedings of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Security of and in the use of Information and Communications Technologies 2021–2025.