Who

We Are

Access to safe drinking water is a major challenge across Africa. This challenge became the reason Aqua Clara Kenya (ACK) was founded in 2009, to help different communities have access to safe drinking water using a market-based approach. 

 

Aqua Clara Kenya is a social enterprise working across Africa to improve access to safe drinking water.  Since its establishment, ACK has been distributing simple, affordable and effective technologies that have enabled more than 300,000 people to have access to safe drinking water.

Our Vision

An Africa where everyone has access to safe drinking water.

Our Mission

To increase access to safe drinking water in Africa by building local capacity, providing effective solutions and implementing sustainable approaches.

 

Our Board Members

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Standing from LEFT:

Kapto Tomno, Ruth Kiraka, John Nyagwencha, Rosemary Githaiga, Olivia Muiru and

Vandana Thottoli.

Seated from LEFT:   

Harry Knopke, Charity Muya, Onsando Osiemo. Not in Photo: Paul Earwaker. 

Our Staff

John Nyagwencha
Chief Executive Officer

John joined Aqua Clara Kenya in 2010 to do his M.Sc research on Environmental Legislation and Management. In 2011, he became the first Operations Manager and rose to become CEO in 2016. John oversees ACK’s work in Kenya and across East Africa.

  • John Nyagwencha
Peter Kihuria
Chief Operating Officer

Peter joined Aqua Clara Kenya in 2018 and has over 7 years of experience in Finance. He previously worked with SOTENI Kenya and with Uzima Foundation Africa. Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the University of Nairobi and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA 6)

  • Peter Kihuria
Betty Kerubo
Operations Manager

Betty was Aqua Clara Kenya’s first employee in 2010 and has risen to her current position of Operations Manager. Betty holds a Bachelor of  Business Administration with IT (Finance Option) from Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology and a Diploma in Business Management from Kenya Institute of Management.

  • Betty Nyamwaya
Kelly Ndiku
Communications and Marketing Officer

Kelly joined Aqua Clara Kenya at the start of 2019, he has over 5 years experience in advertising and marketing having worked in South Africa and Kenya, with expertise in brand development and strategy and over 10 years experience in the film and television industry.

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Sarah Wangeshi
Accounts Assistant

Sarah joined the Aqua Clara Kenya team in June 2020. She has a Bachelors degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management from Kisii University and is a graduate of our WASH Incubator Programme. Sarah also served as a sales agent for Aqua Clara Kenya between 2017 and 2018. 

  • Sarah Wangeshi
Rose Kiptoo
Community WASH Promotion Officer

Rose joined Aqua Clara in November 2019 as a Monitoring and Evaluation Intern having worked in Quality Assurance department Frigoken Limited Kenya for four years. She is now the Community WASH Promotion Officer. She holds a Bsc. in Environmental Health from Moi University.

    Douglas Makora
    School WASH Manager

    Douglas Makora joined Aqua Clara Kenya in 2014 as an intern while undertaking a B.Sc. in Population Health at Kenyatta University. He has experience working in different capacities for Aqua Clara Kenya and today serves as the School WASH Manager. Douglas is currently undertaking Masters in Public Health.

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    Benson Nyandusi
    Distributor Sales Executive

    Benson Nyandusi first joined Aqua Clara Kenya as a Community Development Entrepreneur (CDE) installing over 500 Biosand Filters. In 2011, Benson joined ACK as a full-time staff member and today supports partner organizations to distribute our products. He has a diploma in Community Development.

      Daniel Nyakundi
      School WASH Technician

      Daniel is a technician involved with the installation of rope pumps and rain water harvesting systems. He has a wide experience in promotion and installations of different WASH solutions. He has a certificate in Agricultural Mechanical Engineering.

        Josephine Orare
        Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

        Josephine joined Aqua Clara Kenya in 2018, she was hired as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Her expertise includes data analysis, water quality testing, planning and conducting research and surveys. She has a BSc in Public Health with Information Technology from Maseno University and Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from Amref International University.

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        Risper Mose
        Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

        Risper joined Aquaclara in 2019 as an intern in the monitoring and evaluation department. She holds an undergraduate degree in Public Health from Maseno University and a monitoring and evaluation certification from Amref Health International University.

          Jeremiah Ouko
          H2OPE Accelerator Manager

          Jeremiah joined Aqua Clara Kenya in 2015 as the Training and Consulting Support Officer having initially interned in 2013. He is a graduate of the Dutch government-sponsored Young Experts Programmes (YEP) batch 10. Jeremiah holds a BSc. Environmental Health from Moi University.

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          Sijmen Weesie
          Business Development Manager

          Sijmen joined Aqua Clara Kenya in 2017 after working in the Netherlands, Portugal, and Brazil. He has a Masters in International Land and Water Management from Wageningen University (Netherlands). He is also a young expert under the Dutch government-sponsored Young Experts Programmes (YEP).

          • Sijmen Weesie
          Irene Murere
          Community WASH Promotion Officer

          Irene joined Aqua Clara Kenya in August 2019 having interned with the Ministry of Health and the USAID-funded KIWASH project. Irene oversees Hygiene and Sanitation Promotion through the WASHiriki Programme. She has a B.Sc. in Environmental Health from Moi University.

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          Valbett Adera
          Community WASH Promotion Manager

          Valbett, joined Aqua Clara Kenya in March 2021 and will be leading the organization's sales and marketing initiatives targeting households. She holds a B.A. Journalism and Media Studies from University  of Nairobi and has over 4 years experience testing and selling new products and services.

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          Jane Oburi
          Production Assistant

          Jane joined Aqua Clara Kenya in 2011, as a Community Development Entrepreneur and installed Biosand Filters for over 200 customers. Jane supports customers through follow-up, repairs and filter assembly.

            Peter Moindi
            Production Assistant

            Peter joined Aqua Clara Kenya in 2010, as a Community Development Entrepreneur and installed Biosand filters for over 300 customers. He has a diploma in Business Administration and Management and is currently pursuing a degree in Bible and Theology.

              Dominic Makori
              Inventory and
              Supply Officer

              Dominic joined Aqua Clara Kenya in 2012, initially to support the production of biosand filters. He became a full-time employee in 2014 and currently supervises the assembling of different ACK products