Brian Omondi Osore

Mr. Osore is a resident junior environmental planning and management consultant at HESCO with over 3 years of valuable experience in environmental planning and management. He is currently pursuing a Msc. Degree in Occupational Safety and Health at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology-Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IEET). He is a holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Planning and Management-School of Environmental Studies of Kenyatta University.

Within the past 3 years, Brian has been involved in various local baseline studies carried out before or after implementation of projects with a focus on biophysical and social-aspects in Environmental Impact Assessment and Audits, Integrated Natural Resource Management, Rural, Urban and Regional Planning etc. Professionally, he has been involved as a participant in the preliminary ESIA for the then proposed Dongo-Kundu by-pass in Mombasa County, preliminary EIA Study for the proposed upgrading of the Moi International Airport run-way in Mombasa, the inaugural Noise Mapping Exercise at Moi International   Airport in 2013, as well as the preparation of the framework ESIA for the proposed Mitubiri Sanitary Land-Fill Project by the Directorate of Nairobi Metropolitan Development in Muranga County, for the purposes of securing international donor funding. He was also a team leader in the development of an Employee Waste Management and Awareness Manual and Training program for Moi International Airport, as well as in carrying out an Internal Environmental Audit exercise for Moi International Airport in 2013.

Mr. Osore has also been involved as an Associate expert in carrying out EIA studies for various infrastructural development projects such as commercial buildings, office parks, multi-storied residential apartments, hotels and resorts in various counties including Kajiado, Narok, Kisumu, Nairobi, Machakos and Siaya counties.

Eng Joseph K. Muchemi

Eng. Muchemi is a registered civil engineer with well over 20 years working as a private consultant and in the public sector. Recently he was a team leader responsible for the preparation of design and tender documents for forty four number villages in the districts of Njombe, Songea, Mufindi and Namtumbo in Tanzania under the World Bank funded Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program for SPL-GITEC & ADCL based in Njombe and Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania. He has also held a position of   Managing Director reporting to the NWCPC Board of Directors  responsible for the implementation of the boards decisions and providing leadership to the employees which entailed; Carrying out the day to day business of the corporation; Developing of and recommending to the board long term strategies, annual operating budgets and establishing proper internal monitoring and control systems; Ensuring effective communication between management and the board; Ensuring continua’s improvement in quality and value of services provided by the corporation; Ensuring continuous achievement of the corporation’s financial and operating goals; Principal spokesperson of the corporation and Project Manager for the construction of Sasumua Cofferdam and emergency spillway for the Athi Water Services Board. NWCPC acted as the Contractor.

Other relevant positions held Head of Construction reporting directly to MD NWCPC while in charge of all Preparation of work plans, procurement plans and cash flow plans for the department and supervision of the implementation of the same. The project was aimed at Increasing the countries water storage by 5 million cubic meters through the desilting of 200 number small dams/pans and construction of 64 number new dams/pans in 52 districts of Kenya; Improving availability and reliability of water by drilling and equipping at least 188 number boreholes in 51 districts of Kenya; Carrying out some flood mitigation works in the Nzoia, Nyando and Tana Basins by construction of dykes, drainage channels and gabions; Building institutional capacity to enable the corporation undertake its new mandates by rehabilitation of plant and equipment.

Eng Muchemi has also been the Chief Regional Manager Nairobi Region reporting directly to MD NWCPC & Chief Operations& maintained Manager where he was in charge of all the operations and maintenance aspects of the water supplies in the then newly formed Nairobi Region. Nairobi region covered the Kajiado-Isenya water supply, Kiserian water supply, Masinga-Kitui water supply, Kiambu and Kijabe water supplies.

The project works were as follows: -Ensuring adequate and quality water is provided at all the water supplies; Setting up mechanisms that ensure timely repairs and preventive maintenances are carried out; Preparation of work plans, procurement plans and cash flow plans for the region and supervision of the implementation of the same; Monitoring and enhancing revenue collection; Negotiating with difficult water defaulters; Ensuring that all the schemes have adequate resources to enable them meet their targets; Establishment, development as well as supervision of an effective team to run all the aspects of the then newly formed region; Coordination and reporting to the head office  and Agreeing with the area managers work programs, setting performance targets against which their performance could be measured.

Other assignments have also included various environmental studies and sectoral reviews covering water, forestry, energy, livestock, agriculture, education, sociological and gender issues, and settlements. He is a Registered Lead Environmental Impact Assessor / Environmental Audit Expert with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)

Mrs Njoki Njeru

Mrs Njeru is a socio-economist with over 18 years of hands-on experience in working with communities both in rural and urban areas.  She has MBA in Strategic Management awarded  at Kenya Methodist University ( KEMU), B.A (Hons) Sociology & Economics at  University of Nairobi, Diploma in Strategic  Management and International Relations at  Columbia University, New York, Diploma in Organizational Development, Consultancy & Team Building From OCIC Kenya/UK and numerous job specific trainings/short courses  short as TOT – Conflict mitigation and management with GOK/ERIS INTERNATIONAL, Certificate in GRS/GIS Mapping with RMFRC, Certificate in Apiculture with JKUAT, Certificate in Disaster Preparedness, Monitoring, Response and Rehabilitation with UN-WFP and GOK, Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming and Participatory Tools development with CRS/ KENYA, Certificate in Project Design, Development and Monitoring Tools with CRS/ KENYA, Diploma in Organizational Development Consultancy Skills with OCIC-UK, Certificate in Community Based Food Aid Targeting and Distribution with UN-WFP and GOK,  Certificate in Effective Groups and Leaders (EGAL) with OCIC-(UK), Certificate in Participatory Rural Appraisal Methodologies (P.R.A) with EGERTON UNIVERSITY, Certificate in Training Women on Management Skills (TWOMS) with Kenya Catholic Secretariat – KCS, Certificate in Strategic Thinking and Management with Chart Management Consultants, Certificate in Training of Trainers in Community Based Health  Care (CBHC) with AMREF, Certificate in Development Education Leaders and Trainees in Action (DELTA), Certificate in effective management and sustainability     of Community based development programmes- with PREMISE, Certificate in advanced proposal writing for funding with VADA

Mrs Njeru has immense expertise in Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (Log Frame, zopp, Cost- Benefit Analysis, PRA, RRA methodologies etc.), Training of Trainers (TOT), Organizational Development (OD), Team  Capacity Building and Development, Community Development, Strategic Thinking and Management, Resource mobilization &Management for Wealth Creation, Mainstreaming Gender issues into Development Agenda, Mainstreaming in HIV/Aids issues into Development Agenda and Corporate Governance.

She was a supervisor in  2009 National Population & Housing Census Survey a Lead Coordinator for the Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP) for Mbeere District with the following responsibilities with the responsibility of   management of program staff, resources and over 90 self -help groups,  facilitation of  participatory planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the program activities, participatory needs assessment for the district and develop project/ program proposals for funding and  link the diocesan development agenda with various development partners like GOK line ministries, NGOs, CBOs, Local Government and the Mbeere DDC.

She has also worked as Social worker for Diocesan Rural Water Development Program charged with the following responsibilities of mobilizing the community groups for projects planning, implementation, maintenance and sustainability, training all the water projects stakeholders in all aspects of the water projects activities developing  proposals for funding of the community water requirements and  conducting  continuous participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation of the water project activities with all the stakeholders

Titus Mwangi

Mr Mwangi is an agronomist /sociologist specializing in community development with 20 years international experience in managerial, training and facilitation roles. He has various in-service training courses attended locally and overseas back my field experience. I am an excellent trainer and facilitator with interpersonal and communication skills. He has M.A in Sociology and Community Development and BSc in Agriculture.

He has just completed an assignment on development of Sub-catchment management plans (SCMP) for Kundos and Kipchorian tributaries o the Nyando River with Repcon Associates funded by LVEMP (II). He was also recently involved in u ndertaking the MWI Irrigation Reforms Implementation strategy (IRIS) with Eureka Education and training consultants. Other project undertakne recently include: Feasibility study for Kieni Irrigation investment as the agronomist in the team, a project on  value chain analysis (VCA) for the ShoMap (a horticultural project) of the Ministry of Agriculture in Meru and Embu districts to help develop a system to increase the small holder producer profits from the horticultural farming.; an assignment with NIB on a study to develop an irrigation data base in the North Rift with PALKAR consulting engineers as the agronomist/agriculture expert in the team; Development of leadership capacity of the community leaders and the project managers of the 410 bridge International organization in the country; A lead consultant where he  facilitated a PRA training of trainers’ course for the entire District implementing staff for IFAD funded project on Natural resource management in Mt. Kenya east and thereafter did the backstopping of the PRA exercises.

He was also involved in starting up horticultural farm for growing snow peas, garden peas, French beans and other assorted vegetables Nyeri District Participated in the Strategic plan review process for Kenya Seed Company as the agronomist; Development of out-growers program and ensure that EU market requirements are met at all levels of the production process to assure food safety;  an assignment for WFP to address appropriate ASAL food crops to be grown in ASAL Garissa, Isiolo and Tana River Districts through water harvesting technologies for increased food security at the household level;  team member he was  involved in the review of agro-pastoral sector of Moduli district of the Tanzania government and made appropriate recommendations on the management of degraded lands of the district. He has also worked as a consultant for DFID Nigeria to review the PLA capacity building fund.

Ken Mike Oluoch

Oluoch has Masters in Social Development and Management of Maseno University and Bachelor of Environmental studies (Planning and Management) of Kenyatta University. He also has postgraduate diploma in Environmental Systems Management form Galillee College, Israel. He is registred with NEMA as EIA/EA expert.

He has extensive experience in project management and community mobilization having worked as a project manager with the Kenya Organization of Environmental Education for over 4 years for successful projects such the formulation of the Environmental education curriculum for primary and secondary schools in Kenya.

He has also been in charge of Sustainable Environment and Community Development Project in Kisumu where he has had the mandate to; coordinate all project field activities Undertake financial reporting and project progress reports; Identify and screen potential community based organizations for grant support; Initiate networks and partnerships with other organizations; offer guidance to community members in implementation of community projects; over see community trainings based on their needs guide community members in developing Local Environmental Plans.

Simon Kamau Kage (BSc Forestry)

Mr Kamau is a forester with immense experience in natural resource management and community development.  He has Bachelors of Science Degree in Forestry and a Diploma in NGO management.  He is experienced in such areas as Project management, Climate Change, Biodiversity conservation, Forest Management, Environmental Conservation, Community Development, Social/Community Work, Food security, Gender, Policy and advocacy having worked with various organizations for the last twenty years.

He has worked with Green Belt Movement as a senior projects officer where he was responsible for Coordinating, designing, developing and overseeing implementation of tree planting and other community development programs and projects.

Since 2007 he has been working with Integrated Forestry Consultancy and Management Services (IFCMS), a firm involved in forest development and management as a Partner.  With IFCMS he has been responsible for project Management, project implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation in such projects as  Preparation of Participatory Forest Management Plans, Training in Participatory Forest Management, Training in Sustainable Forest Management, Climate change- Mitigation, Adaptation , financing and technology transfer ,Environmental conservation, Tree Planting ,Tree Nursery Management and Cultural and Eco- tourism.

He also worked with JICA Africa and TICAD conferences between 2006- 2009 as a contributing environmentalist to the work of JICA Africa and the preparations of TICAD 4 of 2008 in Tokyo Japan. For two years he actively participated in preparation of the strategic plan for 2008 – 2012 for JICA Africa. He also presented environmental based scientific papers in various conferences held in Africa such as Nairobi Kenya, Lusaka Zambia, and Accra Ghana. While in October 2007 I presented an environmental paper in a ten day work shop held at Tokyo Japan in preparation of TICAD 4, held in April 2008 (Tokyo international conference on Africa development) organized by JICA Japan. The rallying calls for TICAD 4 were environment, human security & rights, investment and economic growth in Africa.

Gichohi William Ngatho (MSc- forestry)

Mr Ngatho is a forester with over 7 years experience in forestry and other connected specializations. He has Masters of .Philosophy in Environmental and BSc. (Forestry) both at Moi University. He is also a trained wildlife ranger and environmental impact assessor and auditor. Mr Ngatho has been consulting for HESCo in EIA aspects on forestry for the last three years. He has been involved in such as projects as EIA for reforestation/afforestation of  5000Ha of land in Soysambu for African Forest Ltd, Post Project EIA for projects undertaken by International Rescue committee in Turkana County, EIA for drilling of boreholes in Waingere Community Project, Ndumberi Water Project, Kinyangi-Kakuzi Water Project, EIA for Drip Irrigation for NIB and Katilu Community in Turkana County, EIA for Drip Irrigation for  Kaputirr Resource Management Association ( KARMA) in Kaputirr Location,  Kainuk Location in Turkana County among many others.

He is currently working with Rhino Ark under secondment by KWS as a coordinator for joint surveillance unit for conservation of the Aberdare forest ecosystem.  The project involves the KWS, KFS, Aberdare local communities and the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust. He is responsible for Planning, budgeting and coordinating the joint program surveillance, advocacy & training activities, Giving a networked security monitoring and protection attention on the entire Aberdare ecosystem and unique scattered niche areas, habitat of rare and endangered mountain Bongos within the ecosytem., Liaising with parties and active steering of field advocacy, community trainings & security surveillance, Documenting and reporting field activities and surveillance findings to a network of the parties involved and Managing and supervising a team of local community scouts part of the joint security program. In 2006- 2009 he worked with Green Belt movement as a projects officer with responsibilities such as Liaising with potential public institutions in tree planting campaign on bare lands and degraded forest sites to boost the national tree cover, Steering a tree planting partnership project between the GBM, local communities Kenya Armed Forces and Kenya Prison Service, Consultation, evaluation and monitoring of institution project activities and reporting, training and conducting civic and environmental education seminars for civil servants and Lobbying for public institutions to partner with GBM in its tree planting campaign.

Alan Kirui Cheruiyot

Mr. Kirui is an environmental planner with over 12 years in environmental and developmental project with experience spreading all over East Africa and Horn of Africa. He is currently a PhD candidate and tutorial fellow at Kenyatta University (KU) in the School of Environmental Studies. He is a holder of Masters of Environmental Planning and Management (EPM) and B. EPM both from (KU).  He also has many certificates in his area of specialization. Some of these certificates include: Certificate in Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Development awarded by Yale (USA) and Kenyatta University Kenya, Certificate in Standardization of Geographical Names awarded during the toponymy training for East Africa awarded by United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) /Africa Organization for Remote Sensing (AOCR) /Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and Certificate in Training of Trainers (TOT) awarded by World Vision International.

Professionally Mr Kirui has been involved in projects such as: Catchment capacity building and planning training programme for Lake Victoria North (LVN) Catchment Area staff and the Sosiani Water Users Association and review of 10 Micro-Catchment Action Plans and development of materials for training of trainers (TOT). He is also a Facilitator, Africa Nazarene University (Nairobi), Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit Course, (teaching EIA Methods, Environmental valuation, EIA ethics, Environmental Management Plan and Water Quality Regulations, Environmental Review and Decision Making).

He has was a Lead Consultants for Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) w here he undertook Regional DRM Mainstreaming into National planning in Five States of IGAD, participated in a project titled ‘Working with small holder farmers in the semi arid areas to enhance food security through rain water harvesting and innovative cropping systems funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Research Grant’ and another  titled Sustainable management and utilization of wetland resources for poverty alleviation in the River Nzoia (Kenya), Nakivubo Basin (Uganda) and Mwanza Gulf Tanzania) funded by the Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VICRES) and the Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA’. He has also participated in formulation of the National Disaster Policy Development for GoK.

Mr. Kirui is registered with NEMA and practicing EIA/EA Lead Expert No. 400. He has participated in over 250 EIA/EA projects.

Haroub Ahmed Haroub

Mr Haroub has MSc. in Energy of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology. At heartland, Mr Haroub is responsible for managing implementation of various environmental projects. He has carried out Environmental Risk and Impact Assessment studies for over 250 sites in Kenya and Sub-Sahara Africa and still actively involved in Environmental Impact Assessment and Risk Management studies for the service and production industries in Africa. He is familiar with soil sampling protocols, sample collection equipment preparation and equipment de-contamination. He is also familiar with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), World Bank (WB) and European Union (EU) environmental protection requirements and standards.

Mr Haroub is currently the lead environmental manager for various project implemented by Heartland Environmental consultants.


In addition, he has carried out environmental audits and risk assessment studies of petroleum release sites in Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Rwanda, Mauritius and Uganda for Shell & BP and Mobil Oil Company Kenya Limited. Mr Haroub has carried out environmental audits of the Magadi Soda Company’s existing soda ash factory, Magadi Rail, and their Mombasa Shed and Ship loading facilities as well as few irrigation sites in Kenya. He is a Registered Lead Environmental Impact Assessor / Environmental Audit Expert with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)

John Ndung’u Kanyi

Mr. Kanyi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Kenyatta University.  He is a team player with more than ten years experience in community development activities as both a Program Officer and a Lead Facilitator. He has gained experience in facilitation of community development programs mainly water and sanitation projects, community mobilization and formation of Community Based Organizations (CBOs). He is registered as an Environmental Impact Assessment/ Environmental Audit (EIA/EA) Lead expert by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).