Advisory Board

Kijiji International plans to start our first dialysis clinic in Kenya, Africa and so we have already set up a great team of advisors in Kenya who will guide us as we penetrate into the Kenyan market:

Rev. Daniel Gachuki Ndungu

Member – Advisory Board

Rev. Daniel Gachuki Ndungu
Rev. Daniel Gachuki Ndungu is a senior minister in Nairobi, Kenya. He has been in the ministry as a pastor for the last 15 years. He is married to Anne and blessed with two children.
His passion is to see change in Africa especially in areas of poverty and disease. In his experience as a minister of the gospel who has also travelled in other parts of Africa, he feels that with the cooperation of national, regional, and international partners the kidney problems could be managed through the availability of dialysis facilities which can be made accessible to ordinary people. Rev. Daniel first schooled in East Africa School of Theology in Kenya and attained a higher diploma in Bible and Theology. He also has a Diploma in Gender Studies and Related Issues. He also has a Diploma in Leadership and Management from Arusha, Tanzania and a degree in Bible and Theology from Africa International University. He has been a Bible college lecturer and served also in the capacity of the registrar for six years and he is conversant with administrative issues. Through the church that he ministers, Rev. Daniel has been involved in humanitarian issues such as the feeding program for the orphans and vulnerable children which every week at the church. He has also been involved in giving humanitarian aid to the marginalized communities of Kenya including free medical camps.

Elizabeth Oywer

Member – Advisory Board

Elizabeth Oywer - Advisory Board
For the past 20 years, Elizabeth has been involved in improving nursing education and practice in Kenya and is currently the Registrar/CEO of the Council.
Elizabeth is a Kenya Registered Nurse, holds a BScN degree from the University of Dundee in Scotland and a Masters degree in Health Studies from University of South Africa.
Her working experience includes clinical nursing in various hospitals in Kenya, teaching at a nursing school, leadership and management at the Ministry of Health headquarters and Nursing Council of Kenya. Elizabeth also serves as a member, board of directors for the International Council of Nurses.

Valentine Imonje

Member – Advisory Board

Valentine Imonje - Advisory Board
Valentine Imonje is a proud kidney donor! He has a degree from Universal College in Kenya where he studied Financial Management before going to Florida State University for his MBA. Since 2007, Valentine has been running a KHATO (Kidney Health Awareness and Treatment Options), a Kenyan-registered nonprofit/non-governmental organization that helps raise awareness about CKD and put in place intervention measures, help people with CKD access dialysis, liaise with caregivers across the board to give CKD the seriousness it deserves, etc. He is the current Executive Director. Valentine has great management and liaison building skills and he has also done presentations at various international dialysis and kidney health conferences and he is the regional representative of the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

Ephantus Maina

Member – Advisory Board

Ephantus Maina - Advisory Board
Ephantus Maina is the vision bearer of the HAKI Foundation and also serves as the Secretary of the Board and the Executive Director of HAKI Foundation. HAKI Foundation is a Kenyan registered nongovernmental organization whose mission is to create awareness, offer training and support related to kidney and other chronic diseases especially to the youth and the poor who have little access to medical information and services. HAKI is governed by its Board of Directors and the Foundation’s activities are carried out by the staff and a team of voluntary peer educators. In the first year of operations alone HAKI trained a team of 25 peer educators and reached over 3,000 men and women in Kenya directly through the peer educators outreach programs. HAKI also produced the “Happy Kidneys Documentary” and they still have an active online and media presence. Through HAKI’S visionary record and the commitment of the staff, the Board and the friends of HAKI there is no doubt this organization will continue to be a major partner in raising awareness and support for an improved quality of life in the Kenyan communities.