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NTSA Board


Lt Gen (Rtd) Jackson Ndungu Waweru, CBS, OGW

Chairman of the Board

LT GEN (RTD) Jackson Ndungu Waweru, CBS, OGWLt Gen (Rtd) Jackson Ndungu Waweru was appointed to serve as National Transport and Safety Authority Chair in October 2016.
Prior to being appointed the Board Chairman, Lt Gen (Rtd) Waweru served in the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) for 39 years. He held various positions in KDF among them Base Commander, Deputy Kenya Air Force Commander, Commandant Defence Staff College and Commandant National Defence College.
He undertook various training courses among them flying training in India, Flying Supervisors Course in UK, Air Command and Staff training in USA and he is a graduate of National Defence College Kenya.
He holds a Masters Degree in International Security Studies from the University of Leicester UK.

Mr. Francis Meja, Director General

Mr. Meja is the Director General and is responsible for implementing the policies, programs and objectives of the Authority. Prior to his appointment, he was the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Mr. Meja commands a wealth of knowledge and expertise on road transport and transport logistics. He is a holder of a Master's Degree in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the University of Nairobi and has a BA in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Marathwada in India

 Mrs. Alice Jepchumba Chesire,Vice Chairperson 

  Alice Chesire was appointed to the Board of National Transport and Safety Authority on 4th Februar, 2019.
Mrs Chesire is the Executive chairperson of Hornbill Development Company which specializes in property development and real estate. She has vast experience in corporate governance having served as a Director at Kenya Dairy Board, Horticultural Crops Development Authority and Fresh Produce Exporters Organization of Kenya. She has served in Human resource, Technical and Audit committees of various Boards. She has participated, championed and provided leadership in women empowerment. Mrs Chesire holds a degree in Leadership Management from St. Paul University and a Diploma in Agriculture from Egerton University.

Mr. Henry Rotich C. S, The National Treasury

Mr. Henry Rotich, is currently the Cabinet Secretary of The National Treasury. He worked as Head of Macroeconomics in the Ministry of Finance and at Central Bank of Kenya. He has vast experience in managing National Government finances under the devolved system of governance. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University; a Masters of Art degree in Economics and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics both from the University of Nairobi.
The Alternate to the Cabinet Secretary is Mr. George Omino
is Mr. George Omino.

Ms. Esther Koimett, CBS,  Principal Secretary, State Department of Transport

Ms Esther Koimett is the Principal Secretary, State Department of Transport. Ms. Koimett is a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of Nairobi. She has held various senior positions in Government and the parastatal sector, including being the permanent secretary, Ministry of Tourism. She previously worked as the Investment Secretary, Ministry of Finance.
The Alternate to the Principal Secretary on the Board of NTSA is Mr. Martin Eshiwani.

Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki,  Attorney General

Justice Paul Kihara is the Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya. 

Prior to his appointment he was the President of the Court of Appeal. He holds a Bachelors of Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi. Judge Kariuki was appointed the President of the Court of Appeal in 2013; he was instrumental in the decentralization of the Court of Appeal to Malindi, Kisumu and Nyeri Counties. He also directed the development of the blueprint ten-point strategy for the transformation of the Court that culminated in the Court of Appeal Bill and the Strategic Plan for the Court of Appeal in Kenya. Judge Kihara was appointed Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya in March 2018.
The Alternate to the Attorney General is Mr. Alex Mbuvi.

Mr. Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai nsc (AU), The Inspector General of Police

Mr. Mutyambai is the Inspector General of the National Police Service (NPS).
He is a trained police officer with a vast experience on security and intelligence matters. He has previously worked as a Superintendent of Police and the Deputy Director in charge of Counter-Terrorism in the National Intelligence Service.
He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Policy from the Australian National University.
He has special training on counter-terrorism and advanced security from the US and Operational Management learned in the United Kingdom and Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism from Israel.
The Alternate to the Inspector General is Mr Julius Muthama Kitili

Mr. Francis Kiriinya Mwongo, CBS,OGW,ndc (Kenya), Member 

Mr. Mwongo was appointed to the Board of the Authority on 4th February, 2019. He holds a degree in political science from the University of Nairobi and is a graduate of National Defense College specializing in intelligence and security Management, Public Administration, Diplomacy and International studies. He is also an expert in leadership and strategic planning, public policy formulation and analysis. Having graduated from various institutions such as Strathmore universit, Kenya school of Government, Stockholm University among others. He has over ten years’ experience as a Director of intelligence and has served in the intelligence community of Kenya for 40 years. Previously, he held international leadership positions in the UN Security Council and Kenyan missions in Sweden and Tanzania.

 Mr. Moses Nderitu, Member, Private Sector Representative  

Mr. Nderitu was appointed to the Board of NTSA on 4th February, 2019. He is serving a second term in the Board having been appointed for the first time in October 2015.
Mr. Nderitu is a graduate of the Owner Manager Programs at Strathmore Business School. He is a successful entrepreneur in diverse industries with vast experience in marketing and media production where he established Level One Productions Ltd. He is currently the CEO & founder of KOTO Housing Kenya Ltd and CEO of Excloosive Ltd

 Hon. Catherine Njeri Waweru, Member 

Hon. Catherine Waweru was appointed to the Board of National Transport and Safety Authority on 4th February, 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Development from St Paul’s University. She is an experienced Social Economic professional and development consultant with vast experience in community service, Governance and Development. She offers strategic leadership in areas of Health and Education in Nakuru County and serves in various community organizations and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Currently she is a member of the Rift Valley Provincial Hospital Management Committee.
Engineer Meshack Kidenda, Member 

Eng. Meshack Kidenda, MBS, HSC, FIEK, RCE Eng. Kidenda was appointed to the Board of National Transport and Safety Authority on 4th February 2019. Eng. Kidenda is a Registered Consulting Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds a B Sc. in Civil Engineering from University of Nairobi and M Sc. in Traffic Engineering from University of Birmingham. He retired from Public Service after 37 years of service, where he served in various stations and capacities including in senior management as Chief Engineer (Roads), Director of Industrial Training and as the first Director General of the Kenya National Highways Authority – KeNHA

Mr. Wilfred Nyamwamu Okemwa

Mr. Wilfred Okemwa was appointed to the Authority's Board on 30th May,  2019. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Education(Business Studies and Economics) and a Diploma in Business Management  both from the University of Nairobi. He has over 38 years experience in public service with speciality in Public Policy, Tax and Road Transport Management having worked with Kenya Revenue Authority as the Regional Coordinator in Income Tax for twenty years and in Road Transport Department for 16 years. He has attended several courses including Strategic Leadership  development at the School of Government, Corporate governance training, Business Strategy for Results,
HR for Non-HR Managers/Line Managers,
Coaching and Winning,
Performance Enhancement,
Transformative Leadership,
Talent Management,
Conducting Meetings and
Report Writing,
Industrial Relations & Collective bargaining training,
Communication& Interpersonal skills,
Results Oriented Management,
Performance management. He has also led various committees appointed as chairman at his previous work place leading from the front. Beside Government, he has also held leadership roles in various secondary schools in Kisii County and has been an inspiration to the community due to his leadership skills. He has also held positions of  chairmanship of various professional groups from the Kisii community.