Ms. Peninah Malonza, OGW, was born in 1974 in Kitui South Subcounty, Kitui County in South Eastern Kenya.Peninah desires to touch the lives of ordinary Kenyans by uplifting their livelihoods. She is passionate about teamwork, networking and building strong relationships with key stakeholders in an effort to positively impact people’s lives.
A young woman who comes from a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural background born to a small hunter-gatherer indigenous community of mukogodo forest in Laikipia North called Yiaku in the late 80s. She is hardworking, very passionate and competent in her work and a good team player. Additionally, she is a creative and critical thinker who strongly believes that the solutions to a better community and country lie within us and just need a little activation and attention.
John Lekakeny Ololtuaa was born in Kilgoris District, Trans-mara West Sub County in Narok County. He attended God-Ngoche Primary school and registered an outstanding performance in the examinations. He was admitted to Sosio Secondary school and later joined Narok High School where he sat for his KACE certificate. He later attained his Bachelor of Education (Arts) Degree and a Masters Degree in Education Administration both from Kenyatta University.
Born in Wajir County, in the Republic of Kenya, MS. Ummi Bashir is a strategic leader and cultural ambassador passionate about preserving, promoting, and celebrating our rich cultural heritage, #MakingKultureKoolAgain.
She believes our cultural heritage is a source of pride and unity for our country. It is what sets us apart and makes us who we are. As such, State Department of Culture works together to preserve and promote our rich cultural heritage for future generations.