Core Team

 

Owuor Otula

Chairperson

OTULA is the founding editor of ScienceAfrica. He has a strong interest in popularization of science, technology and innovations for sustainable development in Africa. Prior to founding Science Africa in 1994, Otula served for a decade as a pioneering science editor/writer with Nation Media Group, Nairobi Kenya and is a renowned science journalism coach and mentor. Otula has served in several boards, including the East African Science and Technology Commission; National Biosafety Authority (NBA-Kenya) and the Agricultural Information Resource Center. Has been a member of the African Federation of Science Journalists, International Science Writers Association and has associated with the World Federation of Science Journalists, among others. He holds an MA in International Relations; BSc in Microbiology, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington USA.

Daniel Otunge

Director

DANIEL is a communication and advocacy specialist with over 15 years of professional experience. As the Deputy Executive Director of ScienceAfrica, Daniel is in charge of strategy, projects development, coordination and management. Daniel holds a MA degree in Mass Communication from the, University of Nairobi. Daniel has undertaken various professional courses in journalism in Africa, Europe and USA. He has worked in senior communication and advocacy positions with regional organizations, including African Agricultural Technology Foundation and the African Seed Trade Association, among others. He has taught journalism at St Paul’s University and advocacy skills at Cornell University (USA). Daniel was the founding chairperson of Media for Environment Science, Health and Agriculture.

Mr. Henry Owino

Senior Press Officer

HENRY is an accomplished Science journalist who brings a wealth of experience to AfriSMC. Prior to joining the SMC, Henry worked with ScienceAfrica (where he continues to be a correspondent), the Nation Media Group as a reporter and the Video Production Media as Cameraman and Production Director. He is a solutions journalism specialist, having successfully completed a nine-month training and internship conducted by ScienceAfrica and the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) in 2017/18 project year. Henry holds a BA in Communications (broadcast option) from Daystar University. also handles mentorship program for Science Africa trainees and interns. He is the Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA), Nairobi Branch team leader.

Mr. Fredrick Odero

Accountant

Fred Odero joins AfriSMC as an accountant in the Department of Finance. Prior to coming to the Center, he was an Accountant at Davle Consulting (K) Limited. Fred received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Egerton University. As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Fred, has been meeting the accounting needs of corporations and individuals. At the AfriSMC he specializes in preparing assets, liability and capital account management and analysis, as well as analyzing financial options through risks and benefits.

Mr. Anthony Rume

Digital Media Officer

ANTHONY is a Brand Marketer and Social Media Strategist with over five years of experience. Prior to joining the AfriSMC, Anthony worked with organizations across Kenya, such as National Museums of Kenya, National Aids Control Programme (NASCOP), County Insight, Millennium Insurance, The Mater Hospital and YAKUTI Magazine. Building on a multi-disciplinary background, Anthony is skilled in Online Advertising and Digital media strategy. Anthony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Moi University with Marketing and a Diploma in IT from Griffins College.

Ms. Nuru Saadun

Press Officer

Nuru Saadun Ahmed is a Science Journalist with a passion for reporting on environment, health, climate change and agriculture. Nuru graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda in 2015. She is a hard-working, motivated, humble, trustworthy and friendly lady.

Mary Hearty

Press Officer

Karatina University, Kenya. Prior to joining AfriSMC as a Press Officer, Mary was a reporter with ScienceAfrica Journal and a correspondent for RoggKenya, a DW Akademie sponsored organization advocating for good governance in Kenya.