Board of Trustees

Brooks Washington
Board Member

Founder and Managing Partner at Roha, a greenfield investment company focused on East Africa. Roha invests and develops new companies by leading greenfield projects from origination to exit.

Waringa Njonjo
Board Member

Partner at MMAN Advocates heading its Commercial and Projects practice groups. Over 12 years’ experience in commercial and corporate lawWaringa is also a board member of PharmAccess Foundation.

Advisory Board

Anne Miltenburg
Advisory Board Member

Anne Miltenburgjoins our Advisory Board to strengthen our brand and direct our work increasing both reach and impact. Anne is an award winning brand developer specialising in brands for social change. After a storied career at agencies such as Studio Dumbar and Interbrand in Europe and South-East Asia, she founded BrandTheChange.org in Nairobi, an educational company that trains social entrepreneurs to build stronger brands to accelerate change. She is the author of Brand The Change and creator of the Brand Thinking Canvas. Her brand building tools are in use by more than 10,000 people across four continents.

Founders

Angela Wachuka
Co-Founder

Angela is one of Kenya’s leading publishers of African literature. From 2008 to 2017, she was the executive director of East Africa’s leading literary organization, Kwani Trust, where she published Africa’s leading literary and award-winning voices including Chimamanda Adichie, Binyavanga Wainaina, Nuruddin Farah, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and Ayobami Adebayo. Wachuka served as secretary to a national film committee appointed by Kenya’s Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts in 2017 to align proposed film legislation with sectoral needs. She is currently Secretary of Wabunii Sacco, a savings and credit organisation providing financial inclusion and solutions to Kenya’s creative sector. 

Wanjiru Koinange is a writer, restorer of libraries and entrepreneur from Nairobi, Kenya. Her debut novel, The Havoc of Choice, based on the events surrounding the 2007 Kenyan general election is currently a national bestseller. Her writing has also been published in several journals and magazines across the continent including Chimurenga, SlipNet and Commonwealth Writers where she served as a cultural correspondent for East and Southern Africa. Prior to Book Bunk, Wanjiru explored ways in which art and creative production could be used to influence social change. These efforts were channelled through the Cape Town-based non-profit, Africa Centre, where she managed some of their core programs, and continues to be an interest of Wanjiru’s.

core Team

Cess Karimi
Digital Life Manager

Cess is our resident digital guru. She is an experienced web designer and developer with over 6 years of experience in creating digital presence via user-focused design and interactive features. She has 105+ websites to her name custom designed and built-in WordPress, Shopify, and custom CMS. Cess’s passion for web design and development has seen her work on projects that command the attention of her client’s audience, and engage and motivate them to explore their digital profiles.

Dennis Maina
Digital Life Coordinator

Dennis is an IT specialist currently focused on cybersecurity. His most memorable experience of cataloguing so far is listing a newspaper that is 118 years old and also finding original comics in the collection. 

Evelyne Wangeci
Administrative Support Associate

Evelyne is a graduate of  International Relations and Diplomacy and an aspiring diplomat. Her most memorable experience working with the events’ team is seeing the happy faces of kids who attend various events and programmes curated for them.

Jonathan Bii
Communications Manager

Leading our world of communication is Jonathan Bii, our brand new Communications Manager! Jonathan is an experienced communications professional with experience working in government, Silicon Savannah, Media and with development agencies. At Book Bunk, he leads and oversees all our communication needs while exploring new ways for us to engage with our community.

Marianne Wamuyu
Programmes and Events Manager

Marianne is a Literature and Political Science graduate, and the proud mother of a little girl. She is dedicated to creating memorable event experiences which create a better environment for future generations. She is also passionate about books because, “There’s nothing a book cannot solve.” When she isn’t planning and managing Book Bunk’s events and programmes, she spends her free time reading, singing, and playing with her daughter.

Marion Anvango
Acquisitions Liason

Marion is our lead intern and is a recent Bachelor of Arts graduate from the University of Nairobi. When she’s not cataloguing at McMillan Memorial Library and its branches, she’s either indulging in fiction or writing articles on culture and fashion as well as book reviews.

Maureen Mumbua
Digitisation Coordinator

Maureen is a recent Economics and Statistics graduate from the University of Nairobi. Her most meaningful experience at Book Bunk has been the public’s piqued interest and partnership. She hopes that her work will help her gain a better understanding of how collective culture can be used as a tool for poverty reduction. 

Trevas Matathia
Communications Coordinator

Trevas is an anthropologist who has recently graduated from the University of Nairobi. Over the course of his university studies, he grew an interest in how space is utilised by society and how the use of such spaces affects the daily lives of the people that live and operate there.

Support Team

Laura Atieno
Digitisation Associate
Polycarp Mutuku
Digital Life Associate
Yvette Wanjiru
Digitisation Associate

Yvette is a very recent high school graduate and the youngest member of our inventory team! When she’s not cataloguing at McMillan Library, she spends her free time reading fiction and watching movies.

Facilities Team

Agnes Atieno Oyuga
Security Officer-Eastlands

My name is Agnes Atieno, born and raised in Maringo, Makadara. I have been a library user of the Eastlands Library, Makadara since I was a kid. I was so excited to be called into the Facility team as a security officer after qualifying for the interview. My experience working with Book Bunk has been great and I am proud to be part of this organisation that has brought a positive impact to the libraries in our communities. Working at the library has been exceptionally rewarding. I am also an avid reader.

Antony Odongo Omuya
Security Officer-Eastlands

My name is Antony Odongo alias ‘Mavado’ from Maringo Estate, Makadara. I have been using this library since I was young. I have learnt a lot of skills working as a security officer at Book Bunk. This position has allowed me to learn a lot through the training activities offered at Book Bunk. I come from a humble background and being here has improved my community socialising. I like riding motorbikes outside work because it’s one of my favourite hobbies. Thanks to Book Bunk for the opportunity to work with you and I’m looking forward to engaging with you more years to come.

Collins Felix Onyango
Janitor-Eastlands

I am Collins Felix Onyango aka ‘Aziz’ born and raised in Maringo estate, “OFARO”. I have been a library user since I was young and I am so thankful to Book Bunk for giving me a chance to give back to the community I grew up in. I am also grateful for my janitorial role as it enables me to continue to serve my community. I enjoy spending time with my wife and children and working out. I am looking forward to continuing to grow with Book Bunk.

Daniel Museveni Olubwayo
Janitor CBD

I am Daniel Museveni Olubwayo-Alex, a married man and father of two. I am grateful to work at Book Bunk as a janitor. I have been part of the journey since 2019. Seeing the organisation grow under a well structured management has been something I am proud to be a part of. I have seen myself learn and grow and I’m looking forward to being part of Book Bunk’s future growth as we build on the vision to make our libraries a better place both for the users and the entire team. Besides this I am a skillful driver at heart.

Henry Quivers Nyanya
Janitor-Kaloleni

My name is Quivers aka ‘Quavo’; a father of one daughter, Quinisha. I work as a janitor for Book Bunk. My job enables me to interact with a lot of people which I really enjoy. Moreover, in the course of performing my duties I stumble upon various challenges and the process to overcome them and learn from them is one that I find quite fulfilling. Outside of work, I enjoy playing football and if it’s not obvious yet, making new friends. Travelling is another thing that I find quite relaxing.

Kevin Idalia Obondo
Security Officer-Kaloleni

I am Kevin Idalia Obondo aka ‘Sneijder’, a father of one. I am grateful for working with Book Bunk, an organisation I joined while working for Lynk in the Kaloleni Library renovation in 2020. From my job with Lynk, I got an opportunity to work with Book Bunk as a security officer. I have learned a lot of things through Book Bunk and I am proud to be part of the impact it makes in the community. I am certainly looking forward to growing into new levels with the organisation. Beyond my work, I enjoy playing football as a player on the pitch, as a fan and behind the controller of a Play Station.

Kevin Keagan Omondi
Landscaping Officer

My name is Kevin Keagan Omondi alias ‘Garang’, ‘Kingpin’ or ‘Tosh’. I am a proud Maringo Estate, born and bred. I got into Book Bunk through the work they did in renovating my home library, Eastlands. I am glad to now be part of Book Bunk as a landscaper and handyman, a job that I love and will continue to grow in. My time here at Book Bunk has exposed me to new interests like photography.

Martin Kivayiru
Janitor-CBD

I am Martin Kivanyiru ‘aka’ Livondo, I am married and a father to 3. I joined Book Bunk in 2019 and still appreciate working here today. Book Bunk has taught me a lot, and, as a janitor, it has also helped me know how to cope within society. My wish to the organisation is to see its progress in the future and keep helping the community. I’m grateful for the progress I’ve made and I’m looking forward to growing more with the team. Besides this I’m a skillful electrician and love to create things with my hands.

Staicy Atieno Monica
Janitor-Eastlands

My name is Staicy Monica Atieno. I am a single mum from Maringo estate, Makadara near the Eastlands Library. I am a janitor at Book Bunk Trust. I have grown in this position starting as a casual labourer, which I got while Book Bunk was renovating the library. I worked on demolishing the walls,removing plastic tiles with a panga,collecting broken window glasses and sweeping the floors. It was hard work but I thank God that I can see the fruit of my labour. I am grateful to Book Bunk for this opportunity and am proud to be part of the change. In five years, I would still like to be part of Book Bunk. I am big on being there for the less fortunate members of my community and to share my food and clothes; it’s things like that that make me happy.

Veronica Wambaire Nderitu
Security Officer-Kaloleni

I am Veronica born and raised in Makadara (Marish) . I have always used the library since I was a child. Back then it was dusty and had no electricity. I met Book Bunk through my brother who worked on the renovation of the library. Thereafter, I was called for an interview where I secured a job as a security officer and I am so excited to be part of the facility team. In the coming years I would still like to be part of Book Bunk. I am very passionate about drawing. It’s a skill I’d like to develop further.

Consultants

Benjamin Mutuku
Lead Financial Consultant

Vantage Finance performs finance and accounting functions for Book Bunk Trust. As the Lead Consultant, Benjamin ensures internal controls are in place to promote accountability and the integrity of financial and accounting information. He also works in tandem with the team to improve budget absorption and mitigate financial risks for the Trust.