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 Justice and Peace Office. He is a seasoned peace practitioner with over ten years experience in developing and implementing peace building 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 model 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, 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 University of San Diego, California, United States.  She studied her undergraduate degree in Social Ministry at Tangaza College:Catholic University of Eastern Africa(CUEA).   Monica horned her skills in peace building 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 travelling, story telling and reading motivational books.

Jane Wanjiru Kinyua_0Dynamic Jane, Program Manager

Warm, friendly, full of life, hearty laughter 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 for juvenile crime within the Government of Kenya rehabilitation schools under CEFA- an international NGO.

She is currently pursuing her masters degree programme in Peace Studies at the University of San Diego (USA)  She has an undergraduate degree in Youth Ministry from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa(CUEA).

Her hobbies are making new friends, swimming, story telling, 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 the places she horned 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 6 years experience working with children among the pastoralist communities in Samburu, Marsabit and Baringo counties. Environment, Water and Wildlife Conservation as well as photography are her hobbies.



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) up to date.

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, travelling 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, travelling and exploring new places are his passion.



Visionary Barbara, Associate- Communications

Ambitious, vivacious and charming.  These are some of the words that can be used to describe Barbara Maina.

She joined CPI Kenya in August in the Communications Department. She has a BA degree in Social Communication from Tangaza University College as well as a diploma in administration and management from Strathmore University.

Barbara has over twelve years’ experience as an administrator and has previously worked in non governmental organisations, presidential campaigns and various private companies in Kenya.  She is starting a new chapter of her career in communication specifically development communication.

Travelling, socializing, hiking, photography and reading are some of her hobbies.