Kenya High School, University of Nairobi and University of London
Degree in Medicine and Masters in Epidemiology
I have worked as a medical doctor under the Ministry of Health in 2 public hospitals; Moi Referral and Teaching Hospital and Kilifi County Hospital. I provided inpatient and outpatient healthcare to the general public.
I am currently working in a research project involving malnourished children.
KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme
Favourite thing to do in my job: Helping in the development of a life saving treatment or intervention.
I am a medical doctor involved in clinical research.
I am involved in projects that test medical interventions/treatments on human subjects to see if they work. I am also involved in collecting data on what puts one at risk of certain illnesses.
My Typical Day
My usual day at work starts at 8:00 a.m and ends at 5 pm, this can change based on work committments.
Attending to/recruiting research participants , reviewing data collected, clinical care in the health facilities we work in, visiting the research sites, engaging other stakeholders on our research e.g. attending meetings and conferences, reviewing and discussing with the research team issues that arise.
What I'd do with the money
Hold a career day and invite various professionals to interact with students.
I would invite students from various schools to attend a career day at a central location or at my current work place. I would have various professionals(including scientists) in attendance.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Adventurous, calm, inquisitive
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Maroon 5, Mafikizolo, Sia, Chidinma, Nyashinski etc
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
A road trip to a wildlife conservancy in Voi; I was the driver.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Outrun Usain Bolt, sing better than Beyonce and play the violin.
Tell us a joke.
Never trust an atom… they make up everything! “If you’re NOT part of the SOLUTION; you’re part of the PRECIPITATE”