Nerima Wako-Ojiwa

Nerima Wako-Ojiwa

Executive Director

Nerima Wako is the Executive Director of Siasa Place (SP). The word Siasa means politics, SP is a youth organization established in 2015, dedicated to collaboratively create an environment that enables youth of Kenya to directly engage with the political mainstream in a meaningful way.

Siasa Place educates youth on electoral processes, constitution, government institutions and functions. SP currently works in 13 counties, directly engaged with over 8000 youth and through 180 online campaigns SP has made 131 million impressions online.

Nerima attained her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Sociology from Jacksonville State University 2010 and her Master’s in Public Administration in 2012. Nerima is the Vice Chairperson, Youth Coordinating Committee – Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Convenor, Youth Serving Organizations Kenya, which is a consortium of 22 youth organizations. Nerima is also a writer, a former columnist with ‘The East African’ and 2018 Obama Leaders Fellow.

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