Since 2017, Wafula Wanyonyi Chebukati has been serving as the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and has managed to keep his family out of the limelight.
Unknown to the public, however, is that Chebukati's nuclear family consists of his wife Mary and three children Emmanuel, Jonathan and Rachel, who have all achieved their own milestones.
Emmanuel, for instance, is a very respected player in the engineering industry across the region having amassed more than seven years experience in systems auditing, application security, and secure cloud deployment.
In 2017, he co-founded the regional data analytics company, Hepta Analytics, headquartered in Rwanda with an office in Nairobi. The company specialises in data science and analytics practices aimed at transforming raw data into information and insights that empower businesses to make informed decisions.Wafula Chebukati's son and Hepta Analytics co-founder Emmanuel Chebukati.File
Among its services include big data analysis that involve analysing data on its customers' infrastructure as well as software development.
Other services include infrastructure and cloud design, research and consultancy, geospatial technologies as well as training.
In the six years that the company has been operational, it created revolutionary products among them HeptaPay, a bill payment application serving East African Region especially Rwanda and HR Analytics, a training platform targeted at HR professionals to assist them in visualizing metrics about their staff and predicting trends.
Hepta is just part of Emmanuel's sensitive technological projects he successfully undertook throughout the region and in some instances, globally in the public and private sectors.
In 2015, he served as the information security consultant at Shidolya Tours and Safaris shortly after graduating as a trainee from the Presidential Digital Talent Program.
Soon after, his career kicked off and he joined NatureSurf Systems Ltd as a system developer before starting his on company.
Armed with a master's in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University, he has also worked as a cyber security instructor at LinkedIn as well as a Skillsoft where he served as a cyber security bootcamp instructor.
He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology (specializing in Forensic IT and Cybercrime) from the United States International University (USIU).
Emmanuel is a Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council), an Information Storage Associate (EMC2) and also a three-times Microsoft Azure Certified professional.IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati (right), his wife Mary and son Emmanuel.File
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