R. Mugo Wa Karanja

Uzima Foundation

Mr. Karanja is a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of UZIMA Foundation Africa, a catalytic youth-serving organization focusing on youth empowerment through social, political and economic capacity building aimed at facilitating an improved quality of life. He is also the Current Chairman of the Youth Enterprise Program’s micro-credit unit. Mr. Karanja is also a Member of Board of Trustees and Financial Advisor for the Economic Projects Trust Fund (EPTF), a youth development and support agency providing micro-credit; entrepreneurship training; business development services, market access and promotion of CSR across the country to small and medium size organizations. A Financial Consultant, Mr. Karanja developed his professional accounting career starting with Peat Marwick Mitchell in 1978. He has served as an auditor, financial advisor and IT Manager for KPMG Kenya for over ten years as well as Regional Accountant for Reuters Africa and Country Manager for The Navigators Kenya before establishing his own Financial Advisory firm. Mr. Karanja is currently engaged in the promotion of wealth creation programs, projects and activities among the poor in rural and urban settings. He has extensive experience in providing monitoring and evaluation, accounting and consulting services to bi-lateral, grant-making, and not-for profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Mr. Karanja also previously served for over twelve years as the treasurer of a large multi cultural trans-denominational Christian Church with over 3,000 members in Nairobi, Kenya. He is an Executive Board Member and Treasurer for Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA), a pan-African faith based movement with membership in over 47 countries in Africa. Mr. Karanja is married with three daughters.