First Round Judges
Hezekiel Gikambi holds a Bachelor of Education (Arts) Honours degree (Kiswahili & History and Government) holder from the University Of Nairobi and a Post Graduate International Diploma in Sales Management and Marketing from Cambridge International College (UK), a professional development course in Research Methods & Project Cycle Management with Eastern Institute for Research and Training , a Certificate in Digital Media Management from Rhodes University in South Africa, a Post graduate Diploma course in Journalism and Mass Communication at Kenyatta University. He is currently pursuing a MA-Swahili Studies course at the University of Nairobi. Currently he is a Languages and Media studies lecturer at Multi Media University Kenya. He was the Project Manager of Swahilihub, a digital project of Taifa Leo and Mwananchi publications (Tanzania) of Nation Media Group, which produces a world class daily news Swahili site. He has been the Education Features Editor and former pioneer columnist and editor of the weekly Mbwembwe-Jarida kabambe la wasomi chipukizi, a two page student/school buzz magazine on Taifa Leo every Wednesday. He has taught Kiswahili and History and Government at high school level and in colleges for over 15 years most of which he examined.
Stephen Macharia holds a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics and a Bachelor of Education in Linguistics and Literature from the University of Nairobi. He has taught and examined students at high school level for 5 years. He currently teaches Communication Skills at Strathmore University as well as consulting at the Strathmore Writing Centre.
High School Examiners
Henry Ngure holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Moi University. He is currently a teacher of Kiswahili and Geography at Kenton High School in Nyandarua County. He is also a marker of national examinations.
Geoffrey Tinega graduated in 2009 with a B.Ed (Arts), 1st class honours from the University of Nairobi. He is currently pursuing an MA in (Communication Studies) from the University of Nairobi where he assists lecturers from the Linguistics and Communication departments in marking students’ examinations. His subjects are English/Literature he currently teaches at Rasul Al Akram Academy in Karen, Nairobi.
Primary School Examiners
Violet Nkatha is a teacher at Milimani Primary School. She has been teaching for the last fifteen years. She graduated from Kamwenja Teachers College and later the University of Nairobi having attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literature. She has taught English and Literature at the International Teachers Training College where she did her attachment. She has also been teaching English at Milimani Primary where she prepares candidate classes in English language as a subject.
James Mbaria Njire holds P1 Teaching Certificate from Kilimambogo Teachers College. He has 15 years of teaching experience. He is currently a teacher at Forest One Primary School in Nyandarua County. He is also an examiner of English Compositions with KNEC.