Impressive Profile of Ngina Kenyatta's Boss

  • Ngina Kenyatta, the daughter of President Kenyatta is a director in the family foundation- The Kenyatta Trust.

    Founded by the head of state, the organisation helps bright and vulnerable students who are beneficiaries of its high school scholarship program and supports the same students through university and other tertiary institutions.

    A spot check on the foundation's website reveals that Ngina is answerable to one Mwende Mbevi Muthama who is the executive director and is in charge of overseeing all operational and administrative functions. 

    The Kenyatta Trust management team from left: Kirigo Ndegwa (program coordinator), Nyokabi Kenyatta (director), Ngina Kenyatta (director), Mwende Mbevi (executive director)

    According to her LinkedIn profile, Mwende attended Daystar University between 1992 and 1996 where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications and community development. She is also trained in emotional intelligence and coaching.

    Mwende has a diploma in counselling psychology from Amani Counselling Centre which helps her efficiently execute her mandate in offering mentorship to the trust's beneficiaries.

    Mwende, in 2016, acquired a certificate in corporate governance to better run the organisation.

    At The Kenyatta Trust, Mwende has two members of the first family working directly under her- Ngina and Nyokabi Kenyatta Muthama who is the head of state's sister.

    "The Kenyatta Trusts’ priorities from 2014-2019 will focus on areas of education, mentorship, and training of young men and women to serve in the public service sector, community transformation and empowerment and, student welfare.

    "The Kenyatta Trusts’ directors and management are committed to more youth in Kenya being empowered and transformed into citizens of change, " Mwende was quoted by the organisation.

    Apart from the foundation, she also works as the marketing director for Manda Orchids, the largest of its kind in East and Central Africa according to its website.

    Before her appointment by the Kenyatta's, she worked as a volunteer at the Ahadi Trust, an organisation known for fighting jigger infestation in the community.

    Ngina Kenyatta with some beneficiaries of scholarships from the Kenyatta trust.