Sammy Chemoiwo

Sammy Chemoiwo is a principal at the Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)

In May 2023, he received a gold medal in the leadership category for inclusivity.

Additionally, his school was honored with a gold medal for the Sustainable Development Goals Award at the sixth edition of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics.


Bowen is a Grade 6 student at Techlit Africa - an organisation that imparts digital skills to children in rural primary schools. 

The organisation is owned by Nelly Cheboi - a techpreneur who was feted as CNN's Hero of the Year in 2022. 

Bowen has been recognised for teaching and breaking down code in the Swahili language on TikTok.

Such is his impact that his videos have garnered views ranging between 100,000 to 500,000. 

Millicent Cassianes

Millicent Cassianes is a teacher who has broken barriers in the field.

She is an educator at BL Tezza Special School for the Deaf in Karunga, Nakuru County.

Her daily activities involve uplifting young children neglected in the community due to their disability.

She founded the school with just a few students but it has gained a lot of popularity and received support from wellwishers.

Ndungu Nyoro

Ndugu Nyoro is an advocate for education for all and the founder of Affecto Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on nurturing responsible young adults. 

Being the brains behind Affecto's Watoto Wasome mentorship program, he had dedicated himself to promoting the right to education for children from underprivileged backgrounds.

Due to his works, Nyoro was honoured with the ABE International Award for advocating affordable and accessible education in Kenya in 2023.

Raphael Munavu

Professor Munavu is an experienced professional with a career spanning 35 years in the education sector and public service.

He is, however, most popular for having been appointed the Chairperson of the Presidential Working Party of Education Reforms by President William Ruto in September 2022.

The task force submitted its recommendations to the Head of State in August 2023 putting Prof. Munavu on the cusp of changing the course of the Kenyan education system forever. 

Robert Mokaya

Robert Mokaya is a Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Nottingham who distinguishes himself with a focus on porous materials discovery.

He achieved a historic milestone in May when he became the UK's sole black professor of chemistry to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Mokaya was further honored in 2022 with the Order of the British Empire for his significant contributions to Chemical Sciences. 

Rosemary Bosibori Onyancha

In October 2023, the African Union (AU) recognised Rosemary Bosibori Onyancha as the winner of the AU Continental Best Teacher Award. 

Onyancha who teaches at Moi Forces Academy Lanet in Nakuru was honoured with the award that recognises outstanding teachers in Africa who have made exceptional contributions to education. 

Onyancha has spent her entire career as an educator, dedicated to nurturing young minds and promoting excellence in education.

Peter Tabichi

Peter Tabichi is a teacher at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School, Nakuru County.

Tabichi made headlines in 2019 after he was recognised as the best teacher in the world after winning the Global Teacher Prize 2019.

He was recognised for giving 80 per cent of his salary to various community programs around the school.

Paul Wainaina

Prof Paul Wainaina is the current Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University, a position he has held since August 2016.

Apart from serving as the VC of KU, he is also a full Professor of Philosophy of Education at the institution.