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Dr. Bruno Linyiru

Dr. Bruno Linyiru

Director General
Agriculture and Food Authority
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Dr. Bruno Linyiru is currently the Director General of Agriculture Food Authority (AFA), formerly Secretary Trade. He holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship from JKUAT, an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and also trained in various WTO courses. Dr. Linyiru has served as a board member in various State Corporations and Ministerial Committees. He is a visionary, self-driven finance and enterprise practitioner with over 25 years of both strategic and operational level experience in both Central government and State Enterprises. As Secretary Trade and reporting to the Principal Secretary Trade and Enterprise Development, my primary role is to oversee the realization of the department’s mandate of, Buy Kenya Policy, Promotion of Wholesale and Retail Markets, Export Promotion, Fair Trade Practices, Coordination of Regional Trade Matters (COMESA, AGOA, IORA & IGAD), Trade Negotiations Services and Advisory Services and Enforcement of International Trade Laws, Regulations and Agreements.

Directorate Management

Dr. Benson Apuoyo, PHD

Dr. Benson Apuoyo, PHD

Ag. Director
Coffee Directorate
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Dr. Apuoyo holds Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Entrepreneurial Finance from Kenyatta University. He also holds Master of Business Administration (Finance) Degree and Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) Degree both from the University of Nairobi. He has an experience of over 30 years in the coffee industry having worked for the Coffee Directorate (the defunct Coffee Board of Kenya) since 1989. Prior to this, Dr. Apuoyo worked for the Ministry of Agriculture as a frontline extension officer for two years in the former Kisii District. He has served in various positions including Coffee Inspector, Area Manager, Marketing & Research Officer in the defunct Coffee Board of Kenya. Under the Agriculture and Food Authority, Dr. Apuoyo has served as the Manager- Market Research & Product Development Department- Coffee Directorate and Deputy Director- Coffee Directorate in charge of Market Research and Product Development Department. Dr. Apuoyo is member of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) and has published in refereed international journals and presented in a number of local and international conferences.

Calistus Efukho

Calistus Efukho

Ag. Director
Food Crops Directorate
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Master of Agricultural Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Egerton University, Professional certificates in International Agricultural Research and Market-Oriented Agriculture Promotion for Africa. Over 20 years in the Horticulture sub-sector 13 of which in the public sector. Experience in Stakeholder technical training, technology transfer, crop production, Good Agricultural Practices audits, Post-harvest handling, regulation and compliance to market requirements of horticultural Produce. Experience in Project management having worked with small-holder farmers and counties in the Demand-driven Extension and Market-oriented Agriculture. 8 years’ experience in private companies as a Production Manager, Vegetables and Flowers with Homegrown (K) Ltd and Oserian Development Co. Member of Japanese Society for Horticultural Sciences

Felix Mutwiri

Felix Mutwiri

Ag. Director
Miraa, Pyrethrum & Other Industrial Crops Directorate
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Jude Chesire

Jude Chesire

Ag. Director
Sugar Directorate
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Christine Chesaro

Christine Chesaro

Ag. Director
Horticultural Crops Directorate
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Grace Kyallo

Grace Kyallo

Ag. Director
Fibre Directorate
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Ms. Grace G. Kithusi is a horticulture specialist who holds a Master of Science degree in Horticulture from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Egerton University, Kenya. She holds the position of Technical and Advisory Services Manager at the Horticultural Crops Directorate with 23 years of experience, working in the horticulture sector. She has diverse knowledge in various aspects of the sector in Kenya including technical, policy and cross cutting matters and has worked with different stakeholders including small holder and large producers, stakeholders in both public and private sectors such as regulators and policy makers, County government officials, extension providers, input suppliers, financiers as well as development partners.

Anne Gikonyo

Anne Gikonyo

Ag. Director
Nuts & Oil Crops Directorate
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