Open Institute

Our Family

Team behind the great work Open Institute is doing

Kaya Family.

We call the Open Institute the Kaya. Open Institute is our home and we have a very close and tight family

Jay Bhalla

Director, Founder and Trustee

Al Kags

Director, Founder & Trustee

Benjamin Charagu

Programmes Director

Ivy Gathu

Programme Officer

Mbuvi Muli

Office Admin

Murage Munene

Technology Lead

Kevin Kavai


Asha Ali

Mobile Developer (Intern)

Prolyne Nancy


Esther Njagi

Data Fellow - Council of Governors

Jonah Mngola

Programme Lead, Extractives

Crystal Asige

Programme Lead, Ability Programme

Mark Irura

Programme Lead, Open County Initiative