Senior Management

Brig. (Rtd) John M. Waweru, EBS, "ndc" (K), 'psc' (K)

Director General

Brigadier (retired) John Migui Waweru is the Kenya Wildlife Service Director General. He was appointed to this position on March 13, 2019.

He was born on December 5, 1961 in Nairobi, Kenya and joined the Kenya Navy on April 14, 1982. 

Brig. (Rtd.) Waweru holds a Masters Degree in Security Management from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and is currently undertaking a PhD in International Studies at the University of Nairobi.

He brings a wealth of management experience and strategic leadership from his previous assignments where he served as a Naval Officer with the Kenya Defense Forces for over 30 years, both in command and staff appointments at the Kenya Navy, Kenya Defense Headquarters and various Military Training Institutions in Kenya and overseas.

Dr. Patrick Omondi, PhD, OGW

Ag. Director Biodiversity, Research & Planning

Dr. Patrick Omondi is the Ag. Director Biodiversity, Research & Planning. He holds a MSc. in Wildlife Management & Control, Reading University UK; BSc. in Wildlife Management, Moi University; and a PhD in Animal Ecology, Kenyatta University. He has upon him the honour and style of The Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) in recognition of his contribution to Wildlife Conservation in Kenya.

He has twenty (25) five years’ experience in the Service

Mrs. Lynette Muganda

Deputy Director, Human Capital

Ms. Lynette Muganda is the Deputy Director, Human Capital. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. She also has a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP)  from Kenya School of Government. She is member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).

She has four (4) years’ experience in the Service.

Mr. Robert Muasya, HSC, ndc (k)

Deputy Director Security

Mr. Robert Muasya is the Deputy Director, Security. He is a career wildlife conservationist and holds a Diploma in Wildlife Management obtained from Egerton University as well as a Diploma in International Studies from the University of Nairobi.

He has over thirty (30) years experience in wildlife conservation & management in the Service. 

Edwin Wanjala Wanyonyi

Deputy Director (Strategy & Change)

Mr. Edwin Wanyonyi is the Deputy Director Strategy & Change. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, Kenya Institute of Management, a postgraduate diploma in resource mobilization and a member of Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is currently pursuing PhD in Management.

He has ten (10) years’ experience in the Service.

CS Leonard Maingi.

Corporation Secretary

CS Leonard Maingi is the Corporation Secretary. He is a member of the institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and the Law society of Kenya. He attended the law schools of the University of Houston and the University of Nairobi.