Our Leadership

These are the people leading the KMT team towards improve the lives of all Kenyans by transforming its key market systems.

Senior Management

Alison Ng’eny-Otieno

Alison Ng’eny–Otieno is the current Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Markets Trust. Alison has extensive experience in governance, risk management and internal control processes. Her work experience spans operations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America having previously worked with the CGIAR Consortium, CGIAR Centres and one of the ‘Big 4’ Audit firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds a Masters in Business Administration, Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), is a Certified Public Accountant, (CPA(K)) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Alison Ng’eny-Otieno – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Susan Maina

Susan MainaSusan is a market systems development expert with more than 10 years of management experience working in economic and private sector development in Kenya. She is currently a Sector Manager at the Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) with key roles in sector strategy development and management of interventions aimed at improving the performance of the Agricultural Inputs market in Kenya.

Susan has been involved in the development of PSD (Private Sector Development) thinking in Kenya and has been part of the BDS (Business Development Services) donor group that has evolved towards the Market Systems Development approach (MSD/M4P). In various capacities, Susan has taken a key lead in facilitating partnerships to unlock co-investments from private sector firms, and supported establishment of new retail strategies that have increased access to quality inputs and private extension support for smallholder farmers.

Susan Maina has strong experience in strengthening long-term relationships between market actors, as well as building capacity of lead firms and other agribusinesses, cultivating BDS providers, partnering with financial institutions to increase access to finance for underserved populations, and working with women- and youth-led MSMEs to increase competitiveness and access to local, regional, and international markets.

Susan Maina – Agricultural Inputs Sector Manager

Felister Mwangi

Felister Mwangi is a Human Resource and Organisation Development specialist with over 13 years professional experience supporting private, public and International non-profit organisations (INGO’s) in Human Resource management and administration. She has sound understanding of donor expectations on linkage between human resources and program implementation. She is an IHRM (Institute of Human Resource Management) registered  practicing Professional.

Felister Mwangi – Head of Human Resources & Administration

Bonface Kaberia

Dr. Bonface Kang’entu Kaberia is a seasoned inclusive market systems leader with 25 years of experience, including 15 years’ experience in senior management positions working with international development NGOs mainly in East Africa. Dr. Kaberia has a PhD in International Rural Development (University of Reading, UK) and a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (University of Nairobi, Kenya).

Currently, Livestock Sector Manager, Kenya Markets Trust from February 2019. Prior to this appointment, He was the Chief of Party and Livestock Advisor on the $24.9 million Feed the Future funded USAID Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands – Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project in Kenya which was operating in Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir and Turkana. REGAL-AG’s goal was to create a more inclusive and competitive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in Kenya’s arid lands. Dr. Kaberia, played a significant role and is credited in pivoting the project to a market system development model which resulted in expanded markets and private sector investment in livestock value chains in Northern Kenya.

Previously, worked as Regional Coordinator, Winrock International for the USAID funded Farmer-to-Farmer programs in Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea supporting country offices to main stream value chain and market systems development approaches to the programs. Through extensive dialogue with key donors and in-country partners, identified new opportunities for a positive impact on food security in the above countries and mainstreamed market systems development approaches to existing Winrock programs for sustainability and greater impact. Provided technical leadership to the country offices and conducted sector value chain mapping, identifying partners, and developing targets to support strategic planning and program design. Prior to being appointed Regional Coordinator in Winrock, was the Program Manager for a $2 million USAID funded Partnership for Safe Poultry in Kenya Project (PSPK) under Winrock International.

Dr. Kaberia was instrumental in pioneering FARM-Africa’s Sidai Animal Health Franchise model which currently operates in Kenya. Dr. Kaberia implemented the FARM-Africa’s world Aware Business Award Winner project namely the Meru and Tharaka Nithi Dairy Goat and Animal Health Project which was funded by DFID. While working with FARM-Africa was instrumental to initiation of the Kitui and Mwingi Dairy Goat Project.

Bonface Kaberia – Livestock Sector Manager

Abdi Wario Bonaya


Abdi Wario is a highly dynamic and accomplished development practitioner with an outstanding 12 years qualification in all facets of private sector development, public policy engagement and program management in rural and urban WASH. During this period, he has provided tailor-made advisory services and facilitation support that has contributed to significant change in the water sector at macro, meso and micro levels. He has pioneered innovative and adaptive operational tools for financing water service providers and championed adoption of Public-Private Partnership and Performance based contracting for water financing. Over the years he has honed his knowledge and skills in multi-stakeholder management, public-private dialogue, and political-economy analysis and providing context-oriented solution in water services provision.

Wario has a degree in Sociology and Political Science and Master in Business administration. He has certificate on water management from IHE Delft Netherlands and pursuing accreditation on Public Private Partnership.

Abdi Wario Bonaya – Head of Programmes

Mary Ngugi

Mary Ngugi is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA(K)) with over 14 years of management experience in the Finance and Administration field. She is currently the Finance Manager at Kenya Markets Trust playing a key role in the overall financial management of the organisation.

She has strong professional experience in grants management, financial reporting, budgets, taxation, strategic management, governance and HR.  She also has practical experience in managing multi-donor funds as well as expertise in managing the fiduciary and reporting requirements of donors.  She has sound understanding of donor expectations on the linkage between financial resources management and program implementation.

She has managed huge budgets for various donor funds including DFID, CGAP (World Bank), Netherlands Government, Norwegian Government, Austrian Regional Bureau, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD,) Ethical Tea Partnership-UK and Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Masters in Business Administration (Strategic management) and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA(K)).  She also holds qualifications in Human Resources Management, Corporate Governance, Business Administration and Certified Secretary (CS).

CPA Mary Ngugi – Finance Manager


Our Board

Patrick O Obath

Patrick Obath is a highly respected member of the Kenya and East Africa business community with 35 years’ experience. He is currently a managing consultant at Eduardo Associates.

He is the immediate former chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, KEPSA and a former director of the East Africa Business Council (EABC) and the Kenya Power and Lighting Company. He is currently a director at Trade and Markets East Africa (TMEA) and the Standard Chartered Bank.

Patrick O. Obath – Board Chairman

Ms. Muthoni Wachira

Muthoni Wachira is a Finance professional with over 10 years of entrepreneurial, senior executive and board-level experience and an unwavering commitment to responsible investing. A seasoned strategist proficient at leveraging understanding of African culture as well as issues surrounding gender and social responsibility in order to capture new opportunities and deliver critical services, products and technologies to underserved populations whilst providing high returns to investors. A decisive problem-solver adept at embracing changing market dynamics, leading transformation efforts, establishing governance structures and building high-performing, multidiscipline teams.

Muthoni Wachira – Board Member

Betty Wamalwa Muragori

Betty Wamalwa Muragori works as an international consultant based in Nairobi, Kenya and has over 20 years’ experience working in international development and with governments, civil society organisations, the United Nations, the World Bank and international development organisations. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development, from Clark University, Massachusetts, USA.

Betty Wamalwa Muragori – Board Member

Duncan E Onyango

Duncan Onyango is an accomplished senior executive. Currently he is the Regional Director / CEO East Africa for Acumen Fund Inc., New York, a USD 150m social venture fund that invests into enterprises that sustainably serves the needs of low income communities across East Africa. Mr. Duncan is a Director at Trade and Markets East Africa (TMEA) and holds a similar position at Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF).

Previously he was the Group Chief Finance Officer / Executive Director of the Rift Valley Railways (Kenya and Uganda) and has also previously served as the Managing Director for Quantum Africa, Kenya.

Duncan E. Onyango – Board Member