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Heads of Division


Assistant Director, Finance & Administration, Mr K Suuji

Mr. Kishanto Ole Suuji - Assistant Director, Finance & Administration at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) joined Central Bank of Kenya on 16th December, 1991 as an Assistant Superintendant. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Government from the University of Nairobi. He is a Member of the Institute of Procurement and Supplies Management of Kenya (IPSM).

Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Suuji worked in the Office of the President, Provincial Administration, as a District Officer.

Mr. Suuji worked in various Divisions within the Department of Estates, Supplies and Transport (DEST) for sixteen years rising through the ranks to the Manager Procurement. While in DEST, he attended various courses and actively participated in the initial implementation of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations 2006. In August 2008, he was appointed Administrator, Staff Clinic Division, Human Resources Department where he served till June 2009 when he was appointed to head Transport Division, DEST.

Mr. Suuji joined the School in December 2010, Office of Assistant Director, Finance and Administration in charge of Finance, Information Technology, Procurement, Conference Centre, Administrative Services divisions and Management of Projects in the School. He is the Deputy to the Executive Director, KSMS.


 Finance & Administration

Dr. Lydia Ndirangu

Lydia is an Assistant Director and Head of Research at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. She joined the Central Bank of Kenya on the 15th October 2010. She holds a PhD. degree in Social Science (Development Economics) from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.


Lydia has a broad policy research experience having worked as an analyst at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis for ten years; and at the Institute for Policy Analysis and Research. As a development economist, she has substantial research experience in financial sector development, public finance and real sector analysis. She started her research career as an economist at the Coffee Research Foundation in 1991. Her other assigments have included work with the Work Bank, United Nations Development Programme, German Technical Corporation, International Food Policy Research Institute among others. She has published journal articles and book chapters.


Her current research focus is on financial inclusion and vulnerability of financial markets.


  Research Centre 

Chris Simiyu Namachanja, Head of Business Development & Corporate Affairs Division


Assistant Director and Head of Business Development & Corporate Affairs Division at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) was born on 14th December, 1962. He Holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi.

Mr. Namachanja joined the Bank on 19th September 1988 and worked in all Divisions within Bank Supervision Department for twenty one years. While in Supervision Department, he attended various local and overseas courses and actively participated in various National and Regional initiatives organized by Central Banks in the region. Key initiatives included development and operationalisation of the Bank Supervision Application (BSA) System, Automation of submission of Prudential Returns to Central Bank, Harmonization of Banking Supervision Practices and Legislation of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2009. Mr. Namachanja was the Head of the Secretariat to the National Task Force on Anti-money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) initiatives and Strategy in Kenya. While serving on the task force, he trained as a Trainer of Trainers (ToT) and as a Country Evaluator for compliance with the AML/CFT Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations and International Best Practices.

On August 26, 2009, Mr. Namachanja was appointed as Branch Manager, Kisumu, where he served for one year and three months till December 3, 2010 when he was appointed to Head MDC at the School.



Dr. Dulacha Galgalo Barako, Head of Academic Division


An Assistant Director and Head of Academic Division at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. He was previously Principal Researcher and Head of Financial Sector Analysis at Research Centre. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. He previously taught at the Curtin Business School, Curtin University of Technology, Australia and served as an adjunct professor at Curtin Business School, School of Accounting for 2009/2010 academic year. As an adjunct Professor, he actively engaged in collaborative research projects. He published several research papers internationally referred journals. Some of the journals that he has published are: Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Financial Reporting Regulation and Governance, Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, Journal of African and Asian Studies, Journal of Management and Governance and Journal of Money Laundering Control among others and a book chapter. Dr. Barako serves in the Editorial Board of the African Journal of Business Management as Editor.


He has co-supervised a PhD thesis and supervised several masters' research theses. He has examined several postgraduate theses. Currently, he is the external examiner for Curtin University (Curtin Business School-theses examination) and Strathmore University (Strathmore Business School-theses examination.)


Dr.Barako joined Central Bank of Kenya in 1996. During his years of service in the Central Bank, he worked in, Research, Bank Supervision and Banking Services departments. Between January 2011 and June 2013 on secondment assignment, Dr.Barako served as Technical  Advisor (Research and Policy) at the Commission on Revenue Allocation.

Dr. Barako served as Treasurer to the Council of Moi University 2009-2012), and is currently chairman of Council of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.


 Academic Centre


Joshua Ngundi Kimoro, Head of Management Development Centre


Assistant Director and Head of Management Development Centre (MDC) at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) was born on 30th November, 1962. He Holds an MBA (Finance) and BCom (Accounting Option) degrees all from the University of Nairobi. Joshua is currently working on his thesis for an award of a PhD in Business Administration (Finance) at JKUAT.


He is a qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and an active member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).  He is also a certified Business Continuity Management (BCM) practioner (AMBCI) and a member of Business Continuity Institute (BCI).


Mr. Kimoro joined the Central Bank of Kenya on December 1, 2003. He has worked in internal audit department and has served as the head of risk management. Before joining the bank he had worked as an external auditor with Delloite and Touche, finance manager for various companies locally and as senior internal auditor at the Kenya Power and Lighting Company.


While in the bank, Joshua has attended various local and overseas courses and has facilitated several courses at KSMS mainly in the area of auditing and risk management. He has actively participated in various national and regional initiatives organized by the Central Banks in the region. Key among these is the development of a harmonized risk management framework for the EAC central banks.


MDC is one of the core divisions in KSMS which is mandated to develop, organize, market and conduct capacity building programs that facilitate prudent and best practices aimed at enhancing stability in the finacial services sector. MDC programs and activities are benchmarked to the best international practices that are in line with internationally recognized institutions and Reputable Schools of other Central Banks around the globe.


 Management Development Centre   

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