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My practical leadership and results-oriented experience

Head of Internal Audit -  Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC)

2022 to date

As the Head of Internal Audit, I am responsible for providing an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value to KMRC’s operations. I assist the Board and Management in protecting the assets, reputation and sustainability of KMRC by evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, internal controls and governance processes.

Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) - Senior Internal Auditor

2007 to 2021

As a team leader, I undertook planning and execution (fieldwork) of audit assignments, reporting and follow-up. Actively engaging in preparation of CBK’s Internal Audit annual audit plan, preparing audit assignments and evaluating internal controls, risk management practices and governance processes to ensure their effectiveness and offer value-adding recommendations to the business areas within the Central Bank.

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

2005 - 2007

Reviewing individual and company tax returns to check for completeness, accuracy and validity of the information submitted. Communicating and advising taxpayers on correct filing of the tax returns. Carrying out tax audit assignments of Income Tax and VAT to determine the completeness and accuracy of taxes declared and remitted to the Authority by the taxpayers.

ICPAK Member Services Committee

2017 to date

I have been directly involved in training and sensitizing members and trainee accountants/accounting students on the Trainee Accountant Practical Experience Framework (TAPEF). I have also carried out various in-person training sessions in Kisumu and Nairobi and facilitated webinars to ICPAK members (TAPEF supervisors) and accounting students.

Bank Kuu Pension Scheme, 2012

2016 to 2021

As a Trustee with fiduciary responsibility and Chair of the Board Audit and Compliance Committee of the Scheme overseeing assets worth over Kshs. 5.6 billion, I led strategic thinking, implementation of key internal controls, risk management practices, effective financial management systems and learnt to leverage on board dynamics.

Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI)

2019 to date

As a Graduate Fellow in Operational Risk Management (ORM), I provide capacity building consulting services in this area. I have also developed MEFMI’s e-learning content on designing ORM framework for Public Debt. MEFMI published my practical paper on - Operational Risk Management: Principles and Framework for Government debt management in the MEFMI Region.

Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) - Risk Management & Internal Controls Trainer

2014 to date

A walkthrough of the three lines of defense model in effective risk management and controls; what drives effective risk management; risk management framework specific focus on the six-step process; risk management tools; business continuity and disaster recovery plan as part of risk management measure. Focus on effective internal controls; examples, fundamental concepts and components of internal controls; and limitations that could arise on the same.

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