Meet Our Staff

Family Conference 2015

Family Conference 2015

“Labourers and leaders are emerging, with an increasing passion for Jesus Christ”

Today, the Navigators Kenya staff family comprise of different nationalities, languages and numerous heritages and life experiences. The Navigators Kenya family also includes those who work alongside and support our staff, whose hearts beat with the passion of our motto, “to Know Christ and to Make Him Known.”

Pray for them, get in touch and request their ministry updates. As the Lord leads, consider financially supporting them as they advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations.

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Victor Japheth Onduso (VJ)

My name is Victor Japheth Onduso also known as VJ. I am a staff in training labouring with The Navigators-Kenya at the University of Nairobi, Main campus. I met the Navigators in 2010 while I was a student at Maseno University. I started attending weekly meetings for the Navigators collegiate ministry at the same institution. I later made a decisio
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Josphine Muthoni

I Graduated from The University of Nairobi with a B.Sc. in Food science, nutrition and Dietetics. I am also a certified public accountant in Kenya (CPA-K). I had done a one year STEM program (Short Term Experience in Ministry) with another organization. There, I worked with teenagers who had just graduated from High School and were waiting to join
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Dennis Muli

I interacted with The Navigators throughout campus; I studied Mechanical Engineering at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). However, I met The Navigators in 2008 through Core Group after I had completed my high school studies. I volunteereed with Navs at Core Group for two years. Over the period I saw young people co
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Ronald Shikanda

I was a student at Kenyatta University from September 2010 to April 2014. I took a B.Sc. in Hospitality and Tourism Management. I graduate in December 2014. I met The Navigators in my second year at Kenyatta University when a friend invited me to one of the Nav Bible studies and later on to the large group meetings which I really liked! I was attra
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Faith Mwendwa

I met The Navigators in high school through a lady called Zenah, who would come to our school and take us through Bible study. When I got to university, I ‘ran away’ from The Navigators, but the persistence of Weche brought me back. Through Navs I have been discipled to grow in my identity in Christ and also in my faith. I made friends through the
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Silpa Ochieng’

When I grow up, I want to be a doctor, like my dad, that is what I grew up saying and then in my final year of high school, that dream died. And I didn’t really have another one, but for sure it was not becoming a Navigators staff. I got to know about The Navigators through my sister, I was just about to join high school, and four years later, when
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Kamata Mbugua

Kamata Mbugua

I work as a Construction Project manager with a contractor firm in Nairobi. I volunteer in High School Ministry (HSM) where my engagement is mainly on weekends, reaching out to students and conducting Bible Studies. I was introduced to Navigators in 2007 after my high school and I have been serving in HSM since 2008. Leaving high school, I was conc
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Andrew & Faith Sibairo

I was on Navigator Staff training from January 2004 to June 2006. During this period I courted my wife, Faith. We got married on November 25th 2006. In September 2007, we moved to Morogoro Tanzania where we served as missionaries amongst the students community at Sokoine University of Agriculture. Faith and I have a passion for intensive inductive
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The Kiamba's

Alex & Monica Kiamba

We have been married for 2 years now. Both of us were on Staff Training with the Navigators from 2004 to Mid-2006, after graduating from University. Monica joined the Machakos Ministry in October 2006 as a Field Ministry Partner, while I served as an Associate Staff until January 2009, when I joined full time ministry. We have a daughter Kayla Iman
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The Mutonga's

Adams & Sarah Mutonga

We have been missionaries for the last 8 years in Morogoro, Tanzania and now in our second year of a 5 year term leading the work. We are currently developing a National Ministering Team (N.M.T.) composed of missionary staff and a pool of growing Tanzanian Navigators scattered across the land. We meet them at least three times a year to mentor in l
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Ndambukis

Boniface and Catherine Ndambuki

Cate and I got married o November 9th 2013. We have taken off well in marriage and are really grateful to God; He has continually grown us and more so serving as a couple. We serve with the students’ ministry in Machakos, working with High School graduates-CORE group and High school students at Kwanthanze Secondary school. We also represent the Mac
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The Meredith's

Bob & Patty Meredith

Emily and Wesley are Officers in the US Air Force; Emily in Personnel and Wesley in Engineering. Ian is now in 12th grade at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya. Patty and I are part of the Africa Regional Team where I began serving as Africa Resources Director in 2003. Part of my job includes helping Navigator Country Leaders set up effective sys
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The Odindo's

Billy & Lilly Odindo

Missional thinking and living is rooted in our mandate as disciples. If we as a body of Christ succeed in every area, but fail to make disciples who can spiritually multiply, then ultimately we have failed. Yet if we fail in every other area, but succeed in spiritual multiplication, then ultimately we have succeeded! This reality has been etched in
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Bethuel Bissem

Bethuel Bissem

Knocking on the door marked 21 at Prefabs First Years Hostels; I’m surprised at how nervous I am. Having done it dozens of times still, my palms are sweaty and my breathing slightly heavy. A new room: a new face, a different conversation and the possibility of a life changing moment. “Ingia” (Come in), I hear a voice call out in Kiswahili and with
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Cornelius Muatha

Cornelius Muatha

I was a quiet, easy-going boy aged 16 when I first met a Navigator. Having been raised in a family of seven, with strong Christian values, and led to the Lord by my sister, I was quite active in church. Yet my heart longed for more than just the charisma and hype I found in my local church. Little did I know that this longing would be a turning poi
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Chris & Anne Amulo

I was introduced to the Navigators in my final year of high school and came to Christ the following year at University. A few months after graduating in 1997, I was invited by the then Country Leader, Dennis Tongoi to do a short-term training with the Navigators in Tanzania. Later on I joined the Disciple Making Leader Training program (D.M.L.T) in
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Esther Waruiru

Esther Waruiru

Knowing Him, helping others know Him I was born in Nyeri County, north of the Capital City Nairobi, the fifth born in a family of nine. I never imagined growing up that God had such an amazing purpose for my life. The daughter of a Presbyterian Minister, I had the benefit of a Christian home. I came to Christ at an early age of 8 and by high School
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Dr. Walter Jaoko

Walter Jaoko is a medical doctor by profession, currently working with the Kenya Aids Vaccine Initiative. He accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour in 1979. Walter and his wife Florence have two daughters, Rehema and Imani.
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The Odhunos

David & Agiso Odhuno

We came to Botswana in May of 2005 having been commissioned as missionaries from Navigators Kenya. We have three children; Waksi who is currently in university in Johannesburg SA, Karlina is attending university in Kenya and Sila who is in form five (grade 11). One of the highlights of our time so far has been the registration of the Navigators Bot
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Elias Musieba

Elias Musieba

I am married to Jane and God has blessed us with four children; two boys and two girls. The eldest is 27 years old while the youngest turns 22 this year. I am part of the administration staff team. I am one of the Office Assistant’s. I came to Nairobi in 1982 and lived with my uncle who used to work for Bruce Van Wyk, the then Navigators Kenya Coun
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The Njenga's

Felix & Mercy Njenga

“NO! I am fine eating by myself, thank you very much!” 8 years ago, I was a new student at the University of Cape Town (UCT), eager to make friends, and this girl had just rejected my well-meaning offer to join me at our table. I later found out that her name was Mercy. Despite these frosty beginnings, she would later agree to marry me, and togethe
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Ian and Mbithe Cheruiyot

We met each other in 2009 and started out as enemies due to a misunderstanding. Two years later we resolved the misunderstanding and now here we are- married and enjoying this adventure. Looking back to those tumultuous beginnings of our relationship we can sense God’s grace in this journey. It is God’s grace that enabled us to resolve the “misunde
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Jean Kiviu

Jean Kiviu

I became a follower of Christ at the end of primary school and received basic discipleship from American missionary teachers. In high school, I got to know about the Navigators who were discipling Wanjiku Kimani (then a fellow student and friend). I admired the way she was able to help younger believers because of the help she was receiving from th
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Wamboyes

Ernest Wamboye

I serve as the Communications Manager in The Navigators Kenya office. I surrendered my life to Christ in 2004. A dancer called Anto preached after their group’s dance presentation and explained Amazing Grace like I never heard it before. I deserved death but Christ took it for me instead and gave me life. I have been discipled by the Mukolwes
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Makaus

Justus & Annrose Makau

In 2006, I (Justus) joined the Navigators staff training program for two years. In 2007 God led me to full time ministry and it is still wonderful to see young men live a life worthy of the Gospel and now pass what they have learnt from us (2 Timothy 2:2). I met Annrose and in 2012, we got married. Annrose and I work among students at Machakos. We
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The Weche's

Johnny & Rose Weche

It is written in the Acts of the Apostles that God made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek Him, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. For in Him we live, m
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Kiptoo Chesire

Kiptoo and Annabelle got married in 2004. They are privileged to raise three children. Kiptoo studied economics for his undergraduate, worked as a banker before going into self-employment. Currently, he is the Director, Learning Resources Limited Kenya, a pioneer e-learning company in Kenya. In addition, he runs Midland Hotel, Nakuru.
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Kevin Shikuku

Kevin Shikuku

On 1st June 2010, I joined the Navigators Kenya Short Term Experience in Ministry (S.T.E.M) program in Eldoret. I appreciate discipleship as a core and instrumental facet in the life of a Christian. It challenges me to keep growing towards maturity in Christ at every stage of life. Through this process, I have been able to know more about Christ, b
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Livingstone Shabaya

Livingstone Shabaya

“What manner of love is this, that he should lay down his plans, spend his cash and visit me?” I wondered. I was drawn to his genuine concern and friendship. I had been referred to Dennis Tongoi by my high school teacher Isaiah Isutsa. Shortly after school, I moved to Eldoret town in search for a job, there I met Dennis. Apart from assisting me sec
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The Mahiaini's

Mutua & Stephanie Mahiaini

The Lord has blessed Stephanie and me with 4 wonderful children: Mahia (working in the Kenya media industry), Njoki (currently doing her internship at Nairobi Baptist Church), Kanaiya (Studying in Canada), and Gathoni (USIU). I was introduced to the Navigators in 1969 by Jim White. I become more involved in 1973 while doing my ‘A’ Levels as Ove Tin
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The Mao's

Milton & Grace Mao

Married four years and three months, and serving as Navigator Ministry Field Partners for almost the same period, we are delighted to follow the call to advance the gospel. We serve in Kisumu, on the shores of Lake Victoria, Western Kenya, and both of us carry a deep burden for reaching the youth. We have opened up our home and people have come. Ma
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The Wanyoike's

Nick & Flo Wanyoike

From the earliest days as young believers, through student ministry at the University of Nairobi, to being Navigators staff, parents and more, Flo and I can only but testify of how we’ve experienced God’s grace. We believe that the Lord has invited us as a family to be His representatives to the nations. We have 3 wonderful children; Nyamu (25) 
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The Owuor's

Noel & Rhoda Owuor

My heart was first gripped by Jesus in a physics class! Peter Buyu, my teacher had this strange way of communicating the gospel. He introduced me to the discipline of bible reading. I was eager to learn. In three months, I had read through the New Testament. My changing life impacted my family. I later learnt that Peter Buyu was involved with the N
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Nick Simani

Early in 2011, the Board of Directors inducted Nick Simani into the Board. He joined the Board in his capacity as the Board Chairman of Economic Projects Trust Fund (EPTF), a ministry of the Navigators Kenya. He has served as the Board Chair of EPTF for the last 15 years. During his tenure, this micro-enterprise outfit has grown in leaps and bounds
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Esther Muthoni

Esther Muthoni Njenga

I am a mother of two lovely girls Wairimu (21) and Wanjiru (16). Wairimu has just completed her first degree at USIU in International Relations and will be graduating this August. Wanjiru is in form three at Lukenya Girls High School. I first meet the Navigators while at Alliance Girls High School. I was part of a bible study that Sarah Mutua and I
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Nancy Lugonzo

Nancy Lugonzo

It was 4:30pm. I had just completed my duties for the day – keeping the premises clean and running office errands. I was excited. I was going to pick Eve from school since Francis, my husband, was away on a trip. Eve is our youngest child. Lillian (16) and Calvin (12) are all grown up, in different schools and walk back home after school by t
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The Oswago's

Naftali & Mary Odhiambo

Organized and spontaneous is the paradox that describes Mary and I …we are still figuring out David, the new addition to our family! Our passion is to see Christ-likeness in our own lives and in the lives of the young people God brings our way…inspired by the help we ourselves received from The Navigators. Mary met the Navigators after high school
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Patricia Wasao

Patricia is a seasoned accountant turned farmer! She is the Board’s Treasurer and is part of the Navigators Kenya Finance Committee. Her prayer and hope is that the Navigators Kenya will raise enough funds through different means and investments to support current and potential laborers. “So far so good! We have come a long way in keeping our books
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Prof. Jesse Theuri Njoka

Prof. Jesse Theuri Njoka is married to Naomi, they have five children, three of their own, and two adopted. He is an associate professor at the University of Nairobi (UoN), College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), Department of Range Management. He gave his life to Christ in May 1967. Three years later, as a freshman at UoN, he met Na
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The Adams

Prof. Rodney D Adam & Dr. (Mrs.) Mary B Adam

Rod and Mary have joined the Navigator team in Kenya with a focus on discipling young professionals. They have been married over 30 years and have three children, Jennifer who is a registered dietician and lives in New York, Benjamin who is serving with Campus Crusade for Christ in South Africa, and Sara, a student at Duke University. Rod was on fa
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The Whiteny's

Paul & Stephanie Whitney

Our passion is to make disciples among the Kuria people who will love the Lord God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and love their neighbors as themselves. We want them to hear the truth about God, to know that He cares deeply about every area of their life. We are Paul and Stephanie Whitney and we live in a rural village in South Nya
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The Agwa's

Peter & Lydia Agwa

The Lord has blessed Lydia and I with 3 wonderful children; Jonan, Akello and Jonea. Jonan is a software developer with a passion for missions! He looks forward to his second short term mission trip to Ecuador where he will put his IT skills to work. Akello graduated from Queens University with a degree in Biology and is about to complete a one yea
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The Mutua's

Sarah Mutua

My full name is Sarah Mwayitsi Imbuye Mutua. I turn 62 in September this year. I was married to Simon Mutua and widowed in 2004. I have 2 sons, Samuel Kyalo Mutua (19) now at university and Stephen Kapten Mutua (17) now in his last year of high school. My first contact with Navigators was in 1971 at the University of Nairobi (UON) as a first year s
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The Mukolwe's

Stanley & Patience Mukolwe

My second 5 year term as Country Leader for the Navigators of Kenya was renewed last December. I still recall Mike Treneer’s message from John 21 as he encouraged Patience and I along the same lines that the Lord encouraged Peter: to tend His lambs, to shepherd His sheep and to tend His sheep. I met the Navigators in 1979 just prior to joining Vete
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Stephanie Chebet

Stephanie Chebet

I am the second born in a family of four. I first heard of the Navigators while at Moi University where I was pursuing a Bachelor in Travel and Tour Operations Management. I was impressed by their deep understanding of scripture and that they did a lot of scripture memory. Later on I got an opportunity to meet some of the members of the Eldoret tea
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Thomas Orina

Thomas Orina

In 2000 I met Wanjau Nduba while working at EPTF. He continually encouraged me in my walk with God. Later, he introduced me to the Navigators Kenya. I have since enjoyed working under the Country Leader and administration staff. I am married to Beatrice Saboke and the Lord has blessed us with 4 children; Sheri (22) a 2nd year student at the Univers
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The Owuors

Tom & Emma Owour

The Lord has blessed Emma and I (Tom) with three children: Benjamin (12), Anna (10) and Betty (9). My wife and I lead the Navigators Eldoret team. We are also tasked with the responsibility of shepherding the staff and ensuring that we remain true to our calling and vision. Ministry at Eldoret involves: walking with couples in the couple’s ministry
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The Njuguna's

Timm & Carol Njuguna

My first assignment with the Navigators was in 1987 as the administration assistant at the Kenya Office while Carol was the personal assistant to the Africa Leader, Mike Treneer. Carol and I have been married for 16 years, and for the same number of years, have been serving with the Navigators Mombasa. Our son Wathayu is 12. We lead the Navigators
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The Nakuru team

Travis & Lydia Klingforth

We lead a team in Nakuru that is engaged in whole-life discipleship with small groups and individuals in Kiratina and Free Area, two of the poor neighborhoods of Nakuru. We walk alongside churches in these neighborhoods, as we help people become more like Jesus. We share practical and interactive bible studies. We also mentor these disciples one-on
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Victoria Adembesa

Victoria Camila Adembesa

My journey with the Navigators started while I was at Moi University pursuing a degree course in Bio-Chemistry. I graduated last year. I am currently an intern with the Navigators Kenya- Eldoret enrolled in the Short Term Experience in Ministry (S.T.E.M) program. This is a one year program that has exposed me to a deeper knowledge of Christ and the
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The Kilwake's

Victor & Jael Kilwake

I have a passion and calling to minister to youth and students in order to prepare them to have a lifetime of fruitfulness and impact in the Lord. Currently I am serving as Field Ministry Partner with the Navigators Kenya based in Machakos. My work with the Navigators ministry encompasses students’ ministry in Machakos Boys High School and Daystar
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The Wanjau's - Navigators Kenya

Wanjau & Stella Nduba

The Lord has blessed Stella and I with three girls; Wairimu (15), Karungari (12) and Watiri (7). I came to faith while at Alliance High School and before long, got plugged into a Navigators bible study group. A love for scriptures and heart for my fellow students led me back to my former school as a bible study leader. Later on, I proceeded to the
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