Our Team

Hilary profile picConscientious Hilary, Director 

His passion and vision for CPI Kenya is amazing.  With in-depth knowledge of CPI Kenya and its objectives, you will love to listen to his synopsis of CPI Kenya.  An exemplary leader who believes and mentors all those who work with him, he identifies one’s potential and encourages them to work on it to perfection.

Hilary Halkano Bukuno holds a Masters Degree in Peace Education from United Nations Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

He worked for 8 years at the Catholic Diocese of Marsabit, Caritas Office as the Coordinator of the Justice and Peace Office. He is a seasoned peace practitioner with over ten years of experience in developing and implementing peacebuilding programs among the Pokot, Samburu, Turkana, Gabra, Borana and Rendille pastoral communities in Kenya.

He is a founding member of Children Peace Initiative Kenya and also the architect of the Peace Building program on Integrating Children in inter-ethnic conflict transformation.

Monica Kinyua

Exuberant Monica, Deputy Director

Her warm smile and open nature are the first things that catch your eye about Monica Kinyua.  Ambitious, hard-working, and compassionate are some of the attributes that describe Monica.

Monica is a founding member of CPI Kenya.  She is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and has a Masters Degree in Peace Studies from the University of San Diego, in the United States.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Social Ministry at Tangaza College: Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).  Monica honed her skills in peacebuilding programs through consultancies with Caritas Marsabit and Maralal for more than 8 years among the Pokot, Samburu, Turkana, Gabra, Borana and Rendille pastoral communities in Kenya.

Her hobbies include traveling, storytelling and reading motivational books.

Jane Wanjiru Kinyua_0Dynamic Jane, Program Manager

Warm, friendly, full of life, and a hearty laugh are some of the traits that describe Jane Wanjiru Kinyua.

Jane is also a founding member of CPI Kenya.  She has vast experience in different development-related fields within various institutions in Kenya and Tanzania.  She worked as a Peace Consultant among the pastoralist communities in Marsabit, Samburu, Baringo and West Pokot Counties in Kenya.  She has also worked with young people acquitted of juvenile crime within the Government of Kenya rehabilitation schools under CEFA, an international NGO.

She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Peace Studies at the University of San Diego in the United States.  She has an undergraduate degree in Youth Ministry from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa(CUEA).

Her hobbies are making new friends, swimming, storytelling, reading and socializing.


Intelligent Carol, Operations Manager

Witty, fun loving, go-getter with meticulous attention to detail is the best way to describe Carol Karani.  She holds a Bachelors Degree from Catholic University of Eastern Africa (C.U.E.A) in Social Communication with vast experience in photography and videography.  Tangaza College and Ukweli Videos Productions are where she honed her skills in photography and videography.

Because of her passion for development in society, she and her colleagues founded Children Peace Initiative Kenya.  Through CPI Kenya, she has gained 7 years experience working with children among the pastoralist communities in Samburu, Marsabit and Baringo counties. Her hobbies include environment, water and wildlife conservation, as well as photography.


Diligent Purity, Interactions for Peace Program Manager

Attention to detail, thorough and committed are the words that describe Purity Karimi.  She is the Program Manager for Interactions for Peace.  This is a project that she holds dear due to her love for children and it has brought out her excellent skills in teaching and mentoring children.  She has managed this program from inception (2014) to present day.

Purity has a Project Management diploma from The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).  She is also a Certified Public Accountant CPA(K) from KCA University with 6 years experience at Yaya Medical & Chest Services.

Her hobbies include mentoring children in church, especially in their transition to young adulthood, traveling and socializing.


Friendly Frank, Logistics Officer 

Ever smiling, generous and reliable are some of the attributes of Francis Miriti.

He has 15 years experience in transport and logistics with major regional travels to Uganda and Sudan. Amicus School, Lemco Insurance Company, and Indian Consulting Engineering Services are the places he gained his vast experience.

Swimming, traveling and exploring new places are his passion.

Colleen AP Fellow.jpgCheerful Colleen, AP Peace Fellow 2018
Colleen is currently a candidate at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in the Master of International Public Policy program with an affiliation in Conflict Management, and will graduate in December 2018.
Colleen is a native of Buffalo, NY and has always had a passion for humanitarian and peacebuilding work.
She graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science and a commissioning as an Ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard.
She served for 8.5 years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard focused on underway operations. She served three sea tours and one special assignment staff tour. While at sea, she was a first responder to the January 2010 earthquake that struck Port Au Prince, Haiti.
As a responder, she led the first shore excursions into Port Au Prince to provide medical care and deliver humanitarian supplies. She was also responsible for coordinating helicopter medical evacuations in and out of the harbor.
In 2011 she sailed to Western Africa where she trained the newly created Liberian Coast Guard, Senegalese Navy, and Sierra Leone Navy. In her remaining four years at sea, she was responsible for the interdiction of over $20 million in illicit narcotics, successfully interdicting multiple human smugglers, and conducting Search and Rescue operations which resulted in seven lives saved.

Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, playing with her dog Mira, and playing sports.