Mary Abukutsa Onyango

Listen As a pioneer researcher in indigenous African vegetables, Mary Abukutsa Onyango has changed the position of these vegetables from a poor man’s crop to a highly sought after food that can be found in supermarkets today. Onyango, who grew up vegetarian as a result of allergies to animal protein, was motivated to choose agriculture […]

Sophie Githinji

Listen Sophie Githinji is an author and a post-doctoral researcher in malaria management at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme. She recently completed a project involving the use of mobile phone text messages to report stocks of anti-malarial commodities and malaria surveillance data. She is currently involved in a trial using text messages to remind caregivers to […]

Judi Wakhungu

Listen Growing up, Professor Judi Wakhungu always knew she wanted two things — to be a ‘boss’ and that she loved science. In 2013, she was appointed to one of the most important offices in Kenya, serving as the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water, and Natural Resources. Today, she is Kenya’s Ambassador to France. Before […]

Norah Olembo

Listen Professor Norah Olembo is the executive director of the African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum (ABSF), and is credited with popularising the concept of intellectual property rights in Kenya. Due her extensive academic qualifications, Olembo is recognised as an expert in her field and as a pioneer female in a male-dominated profession. However, her journey in […]

Angela Ambitho

Listen Angela Ambitho is the Founder and Group CEO of Infotrak Research and Consulting. Her role in the organisation mainly entails strategic management and overseeing of regional and global business development. Ambitho previously spent 10 years as an information services and research provider, holding various senior management positions. She is a marketer by profession and […]

Esther Kahangi

Listen In 1997, Esther Kahangi shot to international recognition for scientific innovation. The acknowledgement was earned when she led a team of professionals in launching a pilot tissue culture banana production project which aimed to improve banana farming in the country by developing a variety that gave higher yields and matured earlier. The innovation made […]

Agnes Mwang’ombe

Listen Agnes Mwang’ombe is a Professor of Plant Pathology and the former principal of University of Nairobi’s College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences. Prior to her appointment as principal, Mwang’ombe held various positions in the University’s teaching department, including Dean in the Faculty of Agriculture and Full and Associate Professor in Plant Pathology between March […]

Jane Ngige

Listen Jane Ngige is the CEO of the Kenya Flower Council, an association for growers and exporters of flowers and ornamentals. Her role at the Flower Council is to provide leadership for core activities such as administration and implementation of its code of practice. She is also involved in networking and publicity for the Council. […]

Mabel Imbuga – Scientist whose passion is in increasing the number of women pursuing sciences

Listen Professor Mabel Imbuga is a renowned scientist by profession and an advocate for women in the Sciences. She is the immediate former Vice Chancellor of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), and the third Kenyan woman to head a university. Professor Mabel Imbuga’s affinity for nature and the sciences started at […]

Sarah Serem – Relentless custodian of taxpayers billions

Listen Sarah Serem was the first chairperson of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an independent commission established by the Constitution of Kenya 2010 to regulate salaries in the public service. During her six-year term, she was on a mission to tame Kenya’s ballooning public wage bill, which gained her a reputation as a tough negotiator. […]