Our Team

The office has both international staff as well as officials serving courtesy of the Host Administration. Current staff members include the Director, Programme Officers, Finance Officer, Administrator/PA to the Director, and a Clerk as well as the Project Manager of the WCO ESA Project supported by the Government on Finland. The office also has staff working on virtual secondment from South Africa and Swaziland. Other countries which have previously provided staff to the ROCB include Mauritius and Zimbabwe.

All ESA Project Team

Larry Liza

Director

LARRY was appointed Director of the ROCB with effect from 1st October, 2015 following a recruitment process managed by the ESA Management Committee on behalf of the Governing Council. Prior to this, he served at the ROCB as Programme Coordinator for the region for a period of 5 years. He is seconded to the World Customs Organization in the region from Kenya Revenue Authority where he served in various roles within the Customs and Border Control Department.

Larry holds a Masters degree in Environmental Planning and Management degree from the University of Nairobi where he also obtained his undergraduate honours degree in Bachelor of Science. He has various other qualifications in Customs, Information Technology, among others. Larry is also a renowned poet who has performed globally since the age of 4. He serves as a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood where he champions maternal and newborn health across the globe.

Andrew Odhiambo

Finance Officer

ANDREW is an employee of the Kenya Revenue Authority, Customs and Border Control Department. He is a holder of Masters of Business Administration (Finance) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Honours degree both from Kenyatta University.

He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K), and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

David Ladu

Programme Officer

DAVID joined ROCB on 1st, August 2015 as a Program Officer. He graduated with a Master’s of Science at University of Bellevue, Bellevue, Nebraska Human Services, Mental Health Professional, June 2006. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, Government and Politics, at the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas in 2002.

Previously, he worked for the Ministry of Interior Government of South Sudan, South Sudan Customs Service, as a Chief Customs Officer (C.C.O), Station Head, Western Equatoria State Yambio, 2013. He also served as the South Sudan Customs Service Juba HQs Accountant (2012 -2013) and as the Team Leader Financial Controller for Nadapal Station Eastern Equatoria State 2007 -2012.

Faith Mosongo

Programme Officer

FAITH joined ROCB on 7th, December 2015 as a Programme Officer. She has a Masters degree in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Science First Class honours degree from the University of Nairobi.

She is a trained Customs Officer with Kenya Revenue Authority who served at the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) section of KRA and has worked alongside with the WCO in this regard in the region, particularly in the East African Community. She was the Alternate National Project Manager and contact of the WCO AEO in Kenya before joining the ROCB after an extensive and thorough recruitment process.

She also previously worked at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).

Judy Mwaura

Administrator & PA to Director

JUDY is a holder of Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) degree from St. Paul’s University, Limuru (SPUL). She is an employee of the Kenya Revenue Authority and worked as the Executive Assistant/PA for the Commissioner of Investigation and Enforcement Department for nine years.

She has just completed her Post graduate diploma in Tax Administration from Kenya School of Revenue Administration

Primrose Maina

Clerk / Administrative Assistant

PRIMROSE is a holder of a degree in Business Administration from Kenya Methodist University.

She is an employee of Kenya Revenue Authority and previously worked for Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) as a Marketing Assistant and Brookside Dairy (BDL) as a Marketing Auditor.

 

Riitta Passi

Project Manager, WCO ESA Project

RIITTA is the Project Manager of the WCO ESA Project, supported by Finland and commenced her second tour of duty at the ROCB in October 2016. The first project ended in March 2016. Priorly, her duties included: PICARD Programme Manager at the WCO, Customs Attaché at the Permanent Representation to the European Union during the two Finnish EU presidencies, National Expert at the European Commission DG TAXUD and various Customs posts in Finland since 1983.

Fridah Kimani

Regional Expert, WCO ESA Project

FRIDAH is the Regional Expert for the WCO ESA project II. She holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Management and degree in Business Administration. She is accredited by the WCO as a Customs Valuation Expert and also as a Technical and operational Advisor.

Haido Igwo

Project Assstant, WCO ESA Project

HAIDO joined the WCO ESA Project II as the Project Assistant on 3rd April, 2017. Prior to that, she was working at the RTC, Kenya; (Kenya School of Revenue Administration) as a Supervisor in Administration Unit. She has worked at the School for the last 12 years

Haido holds a Master’s degree in Project Management from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture (JKUAT). She is also a holder of Bachelors of Commerce Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management. She is currently pursuing a Diploma in Customs Administration at the RTC, Kenya.

Erick Kaburu

ICT Officer

ERICK joined the ROCB as the ICT Officer on 11th September, 2017. He is a holder of a bachelors degree in Business Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

He previously worked at CIC Insurance (Systems support) and COSEKE Kenya (Project Bureau Supervisor).