Governing Council

Meshack Kidenda, Chairman

MSc In Traffic Engineering
BSc Civil Engineering

Catherine Kelonye, Member

Secretary To The Council
Chief Principal

Alex Kazongo, Member

Mr. Kazongo, 56, has a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years in financial management and corporate governance. He was the Managing Trustee of National Social Security Fund between 2009 and 2012 where he provided distinguished and transformational leadership. He also served as Finance Director of Kenya Ports Authority, and Independent Director at Kenya Pipeline, National Bank, East African Portland Cement, Consolidated Bank and Bamburi Cement for cumulative 14 years.
Mr. Kazongo holds MBA (USIU), B Com. (Nairobi), Management Development (Cape Town), and CPA (K) (Strathmore). He is a seasoned member of the Institute of Directors and ICPAK.
Currently Mr. Kazongo is the Chairman of Mawego Technical Training Institute, and also Chairman of Supanova Holdings Ltd, a private venture in agriculture and hospitality. Prior to joining the public service, he worked for Jubilee Insurance and Old Mutual in the position of Financial Controller and Finance Director respectively. Alex started his career at Deloitte where he attained the rank of Audit Senior.
Mr. Kazongo is the Chairman of Finance Infrastructure and Resource Mobilization Committee of the Governing Council.

Nelson Aloys, Member

BSc – Business Administration
MBA – Management Info Systems
MSc – Development Finance

Lilian Mainye, Member

Bachelor Of Arts (Geography & Sociology)
Higher National Diploma In HRM
Diploma HRM
Member of IHRM


Bachelor Of Law
Masters In Law
Post Graduate Diploma In Law

She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya who practices as a Gender, Policy & Governance Consultant. Roseline is also a Certified Professional Mediator, is trained as an Environmental Impact Assessor and Environmental Auditor, and she is pending peer review interview for recognition as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Roseline served as Deputy Chairperson of the Judges & Magistrates Vetting Board which reformed the Judiciary and vetted all Judicial Officers. She is a Council Member of the Law Society of Kenya where she represents Senior Advocates. She has also served on several Boards gaining valuable governance expertise and exposure. She has also served on several Professional bodies locally, regionally and Internationally. She will be a great asset to The Kisumu National Polytechnic.

Rajeer Arora, Member

Hons in Agriculture and Economics Training in Advocacy and Value Chain Management

About The Governing Council

The Kisumu National Polytechnic was reborn under a new order in accordance with the TVET Act Sec 26(1) (c) and mandated to offer Diplomas, Higher National Diplomas as well as technical degrees in collaboration with technical universities under section26 (3).
The TVET Act 26 (4) (a), further provides for the establishment of Governing Councils of the vocational institutions. In 28 (1) (c) The Cabinet Secretary in consultation with the TVET Authority establishes the Governing Council for National Polytechnics.
Thus, the Governing council is an organ established by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act 2013.

Functions of the Governing Council

The TVET Act 29 sets out the functions of the governing council to include the following

  1. Overseeing the conduct of education and training in the institutions in accordance with the provisions of the Act and any other written law.
  2. Promoting and maintaining standards, quality and relevance in education and training in institutions in accordance with the Act and any other written law.
  3. Administering and managing the property of the institutions.
  4. Developing and implementing the institution’s strategic plan.
  5. Preparing annual estimates of revenue and expenditure for the institution and incurring expenditure on behalf of the institutions
  6. Receiving, on behalf of the institution; fees, grants, subscriptions, donations, bequests or other moneys; and to make disbursement to the institution or other bodies or persons.
  7. Determining the fees payable and prescribing conditions under which fees may be remitted in part or in whole in accordance with the guidelines under the provisions of this Act.
  8. Mobilizing resources for the institutions.
  9. Developing and reviewing programmes for training and to make representations thereon to the Board.
  10. Regulating the admission and expulsion of students from the institutions subject to a qualifications framework and the provisions of this Act.
  11. Approving collaboration or association with other institutions and industries in and outside Kenya subject to prior approval by the Board.
  12. Recruiting and appointing trainers from among qualified professionals and practicing trades persons in relevant sectors of industry.
  13. Determining suitable terms and conditions of service support staff, trainers and instructors and remunerating the staff of the institutions in consultation with the authority.
  14. Making regulations governing organization, conduct and discipline of the staff and students.
  15. Preparing comprehensive annual reports on all areas of their mandate. Including education and training services and submit the same to the board.
  16. Providing for the welfare of the students and staff of the institution
  17. Encouraging, nurturing and promoting democratic culture , dialogue and tolerance in the institutions and
  18. Discharging all other functions conferred upon it by the Act or any other law

Membership and Governance Procedures

Membership and Governance Procedures are set out In Section 28 (3) as follows:

  1. The Board of Governors of a public institution shall consist of not less than seven (7) and not more than nine (9) members appointed by the Cabinet Secretary.
  2. The membership of the Board of Governors shall comprise: A Chairperson, A representative of the Principal Secretary in the Ministry responsible for technical and vocational training, A representative of the Governor in the County within which the institution is located and Six other persons appointed on the basis of their knowledge and experience in Leadership and Management, Financial Management, Technology, Industry, Engineering, Information and Communication Technology.