The Board of Directors of Wikimedia Kenya manages the affairs of this organization as stipulated in our Bylaws. The Board is responsible for the majority of the day to day running of the chapter and is elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. Members of the Board act as Directors of the company. The Board currently consists of 5 members as outlined below.Legal duties and responsibilities of board members are set out below.
He is Kenyan ICT professional, PHP developer, political scientist and a DJ, a father of 2 and I have been involved with the Kenyan IT communities for the last 8 years all in different capacities which include organizing group hackathons, meetups, outdoor community events and high profile conferences. In 2011, HE organized the first WordCamp in Kenya, a franchise conference about Wordpress, the world's largest open source publishing software which was very successful. He have worked in different countries in Africa, giving him an exposure to different cultures. He did the digital strategy for the Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete's presidential campaign in 2012 which eventually led him to his current job, The Adviser to the Vice President of Kenya on Digital Media and Technology.He joined Wikimedia Kenya in 2010 and was involved in planning of Wikipedia 10 celebrations in Kenya and the Wikipedia for Schools project. He headed the coast province pilot from the research visits to execution. He is a major contributor at commons. His username across all Wikimedia sites is Raidarmax.
His username is Limoke oscar on this wiki and Mpmayenge on the Swahili Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Projects.
He is one of the co-founders of Wikimedia Kenya after participated in the Kiswahili Wikipedia Challenge. He led and participated in the Offline Wikipedia Project in Kakamega as the Lead. He has been spearheading various Outreach Projects for the Wikimedia Kenya both locally and round Africa to increase Wikipedia contributors. He holds a bachelors degree in Geomatic Engineering and Geographic Information Systems from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.He is currently a Technical Associate at Google based in Nairobi.
His vison is to help spread and reach out to many Kenyans and Africans on the usage and contribution to Wikimedia Foundation Projects.
Email: limoke wikimedia.or.ke
Stephen is currently serving as the treasurer on the board member of Wikimedia Kenya, a position he has been serving since December 2011. He served as an interim treasurer until proper chapter elections were held in April 2012. His term runs up-to April 2013. He joined Wikimedia in 2011 during the Wikipedia for Schools project. He led the team to Nyeri for the project and under his leadership, the team managed to visit 10 schools thereby achieving the threshold required for the pilot. Most of his contributions are on the English Wikipedia but in total he has more than 4000 non-bot edits in all Wikimedia projects. His main interest is GLAM and his user-name across all Wikimedia projects is stephenwanjau. He believes that the difference between the developed nations with Africa is not material wealth, but knowledge. Knowledge should be free and open to everyone.
He holds a diploma in computing and electronics systems from Tracom College (Nakuru) and a degree in Statistics and computer science from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. View his candidature statement here.
Ann Njeri is currently the Board Secretary after being elected in April 2012.She is a 4th year BCOM student at Strathmore University .She loves the fact that she doesn't have to be in the IT industry so as to contribute to building Wikimedia projects. She joined Wikimedia at the end of 2010. She participated in organizing the event for Wikipedia 10 anniversary and thereafter participated in the Offline Wikipedia project in the Nyeri region.In her own words;
My dream does not differ from that of Wikimedia, I dream of a time that free knowledge would be distributed to all corners of this Country.
As part of the board one of her aims is to have Wikimedia Kenya partner with various institutions which donate or sell computers at fair prices while others contribute to increasing our pool of knowledge. This way, we can contribute more to development of our community through better access to free knowledge. She is also aiming to break the mentality that only men can do it when it comes to IT and tech, ladies also have a role to play and are capable.
Alex is the current project manager after being elected in the 2012 AGM that was held in April 2012.He is a Wikimedia contributor, a Mozilla contributor and he has also done stuff with the Nairobi GTUG, in short he has always loved sharing knowledge. For me it's great when you discover something new, but mind blowing when you assist someone else discover it as well and that's what Wikimedia is all about.
He has been instrumental in the planning of WikiSaturdays, WTN, Kenyan topics for Wikipedia for schools, HIV-AIDS Project etc as well as connections made with other like minded institutions eg Ushahidi, Mozilla, OLPC etc. And not forgetting Asaf's visit.
He has been present in all meetups and involved in making venues available as well. Involved in WTN throughout its stalls, and most of our activities this year - some listed above. I'm practically mostly around.
Board members in previous years: