Dickson Simiren Ole Kaelo  - Chief Executive Officer

Dickson Ole Kaelo is KWCA Founding Chief Executive Officer. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Wildlife Management from Moi University and Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Production from Egerton University. Dickson is currently pursuing his PhD in Range Management at the University of Nairobi.

Dickson conservation work experience includes Management positions at Basecamp Foundation, International Livestock Research Institute, Koiyaki Lemek Wildlife Trust and Ewaso Ngiro South Development Authority.

He is a co-founder and a board member of the Koiyaki Guiding School. His 14 years of engagement in the Maasai Mara ecosystem resulted in the formation of 4 conservancies; Olare Orok, Motorogi, Mara North and Naboisho Conservancies and improved coordination among 16 conservancies within the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem.

Dickson is a member of Lemek-Olchorro Oiroua and Enonkishu Conservancies in the Mara. Working with communities and landowners to conserve and benefit from wildlife is a high priority for Dickson. 

He is a KWS Honorary Warden, a co-winner of the Sustainability science award from the Ecological Society of American. He is co-author in various articles and book chapters on community natural resource management and has been a speaker in local and international conservation science conferences.

Gladys Warigia Njoroge - Policy Coordinator

Gladys holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Nairobi. She is currently pursuing a Master of Laws Degree on Environmental Law and a diploma in Project Management. Gladys has experience on Policy issues on Natural resources and Project Management.

She was a member of the Technical Working Group involved in the establishment of KWCA in 2012/13, representing World Wide Fund, Kenya where she worked for 2 years. Gladys was also in the Technical Working Group reviewing the Wildlife (Conservation and Management) Bill in 2012 where she served as a member of the secretariat.

Martin Muchuma - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Joyce Nyaruai - Communication and Development Officer


Raymond Cheruiyot - Finance and Administration Officer


Faria Tarus - Programs Assistant


Sharon Sitati - Intern




Our Mission

To work with landowners and communities to sustainably conserve and manage wildlife and their habitat outside formal protected areas for the benefit of the people of Kenya.

Our Vision

A Kenya in which people and wildlife coexist in mutual benefit.