Our Team

Eng Alphonce Odhiambo


Alphonce is a Network and Infrastructure services engineer who believes in the power of knowledge as a tool for revolution. He has a deep interest and passion for technology, research, and article writing. He spends most of his time exploring community networks, software development and design thinking methodologies, and the role of technology in the socio-economic and cultural heritage space. He advocates for devolved internet access to communities and internet governance through local initiatives and programs to address digital sovereignty and devolution. He is a champion for open, secure, and trustworthy internet… Read More >>>

DR John K. Tarus

Vice President

Dr. John K. Tarus is currently the Vice President of Internet Society, Kenya Chapter. The Vice President is the principal assistant to the Chapter President whose role is to perform any duties of the President in his/her absence. He has also served previously as the Chapter President from February 2021 to February 2023. He is passionate on matters related to Internet Governance and Policy; and championing the growth of open and secure Internet among communities. Dr. Tarus received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China in 2017…. Read More >>>

Hawi Rapudo

Secretary General

Rapudo Hawi has over 18 years experience as a research consultant, civic-tech and development practitioner, and security and governance specialist. Hawi worked with Kijiji Yeetu, Usalama Forum, County Governance Watch, Solidaarisuus/CECOME, PeaceNet, Chemchemi Ya Ukweli, UNDP, and UNHabitat. His education credentials are MSc. Governance, Peace, and Security, BA Leadership and Management, and Dip. Community Development among others. Hawi is a fellow with Missions Publiques, Global Program 2023–2026 (#WetheInternet) and the current Secretary-General of Internet Society Kenya Chapter… Read More >>>

Edna Karijo


Ms. Edna Karijo was elected as a Board of Trustee Member of the Internet Society of Kenya. She is a Public Policy specialist, a Program Manager at eMobilis and a Champion for Digital/ICT Skills for Youth in Kenya. Ms. Karijo’s professional work experience spans in the business and technology industry. She has worked with digital skills initiatives including Digify Africa by Livity, (a South African Agency bridging the continent’s digital divide), Google’s Digital Skills for Africa Program, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s digital skills initiative and the Ajira Digital Program, (a Government Initiative of the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Digital Economy, implemented by eMobilis, KEPSA and supported by the Mastercard Foundation)… Read More >>>

Samuel Kinuthia


As an ISOC Trustee for the Kenya chapter, I bring extensive expertise as an experienced IP network and cybersecurity professional with over a decade of hands-on experience. My unwavering passion lies in talent development, capacity building, and fostering strong partnerships and collaborations within the industry. With a robust technical background and a wealth of expertise, I have garnered widespread recognition in my field… Read More >>>

Stephen galgesa Basele


Basele Stephen is a highly skilled software engineer with a BSc in Computer Science. As the proprietor of Basderm Africa LTD, he leads a tech consulting firm that delivers cutting-edge IT solutions to businesses, NGOs, and corporations. Basele’s expertise, client-centric approach, and commitment to innovation have earned him a reputation as a visionary leader in the IT industry.

Albert Migowa

Chair Of Communications Committee

Albert Migowa is a trained Counseling Psychologist. As a Psychologist, he is able to understand the emotions and feelings of people thereby able to communicate effectively. Additionaly, Albert is a counselor with the Red Cross and is the deputy team lead of counselors in Nairobi County. Additionaly, he has established a team of counselors at the Red Cross Karen Lang’ata Branch. Albert has been part of mental health projects with nationwide profiles. He has offered psycho-social support to people in quarantine… Read More >>>

Jacob Ngumi

Chair Of Membership & Outreach

Mr Jacob Ngumi is a Degree holder with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, Diploma in HIV/AIDS and currently undertaking Masters Degree in Project Planning and Management. He is also experienced in policy review especially Youth Policy, Advocacy on Adolescent and Youth
Sexual Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, Budget formulation and review, Governance and devolution process. He is experienced in running major projects including HIV/AIDS and health, education, peace building, governance and devolution and human rights, strategic planning and development. He has also undertaken several research projects covering health, human development, poverty reduction, human rights and governance… Read More >>>

Joel Okomoli

Chair of Finance and Budget Committee

Joel Okomoli is the head of finance and budget committee at the Internet Society Kenya Chapter and a Member of Outreach and Engagement Committee of ICANN. An experienced Data Manager with interest in the application of Information and Communication Technology in business operations, monitoring, evaluation and learning, systems development, audit, data management and analysis. He is passionate in research, training, modelling, administration and capacity building. He has technical competencies in Accounting (QuickBooks), Statistics (SPSS) and Network Deployment among other skills. A retired Finance Officer / Treasurer for ISOC Kenya (2016 – 2023), Joel continues to support chapter initiatives towards business development, community outreach and resource mobilization.

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