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.
LARRY was appointed Director of the World Customs Organization, East and Southern Africa 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.
VINCENT, is an employee of Kenya Revenue Authority having trained in Tax and Customs. He has worked in various capacities at Valuation section, Malaba border post, and projects division. Before joining KRA he worked for Premap East Africa as an Accountant / Finance officer. He was deployed to the World Customs Organization East and Southern Africa Regional Office for Capacity Building (WCO ESA ROCB after a detailed recruitment process.
Vincent studied at Kenyatta University to attain a Bachelor of arts degree in Economics, University of Nairobi to attain a Masters’ of arts degree in Economics and KCA university to attain accounting CPA (K). Among his other professional qualifications, he holds an Investment and Securities Analyst certificate.
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).
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
Jamilah is a holder of Higher Diploma in Science in Computing(International Advanced) and currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Business Computing and Information Systems at the UCLAN University of Lancashire graduating in 2021.
She is an employee of the Kenya Revenue Authority and has served at the Commissioner’s Operations Office-Customs and Border Control before her deployment to the World Customs Organization East and Southern Africa Regional Office for Capacity Building WCO ESA ROCB on 15th January 2021.
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).