Breathing life into the community

Governance and Leadership

Yehu adheres to all relevant laws and regulations. We continue to strengthen and align our governance structures, policies and procedures to support our operating environment and strategy.

The company is led by a competent Board under the leadership of Dr. Rita Lugogo with a strong social vision of empowering the socio-economically marginalized, in the rural Kenya.

Unique Entity

Yehu Microfinance Services Ltd (YMSL) provides a unique entity in the provision of financial services to the low segment of the market. It predominantly focuses on the rural poor of Kenya through an adapted Grameen group lending model.

Rapid Growth

This model has seen it rapidly grow in the Coastal Region of Kenya in the last 22 years and it has now successfully replicated the model in Eastern Region of Kenya with over 50,000 clients largely women and the youth, served through 15 branch outlets.

Focus

Yehu focuses on empowering socio-economically marginalized rural entrepreneurs through provision of financial literary and financing for creation and enhancing of businesses through loan products under: Business, Agriculture, Green energy, Asset, Micro-insurance, water & sanitation, education and consumer loans thereby improving their social and economic welfare.

Governance

Its Management is under Mr. Adet N. Kachi, a Microfinance Specialist and accomplished strategist who has been the driver of the rapid growth of the company experienced in the last 10 years, an average clientele growth rate of 40 per cent per annum.

Meet Our Executive Board Team

Board Chair Person

Dr. Rita Lugogo

As the founder of the microfinance, she carries the vision of Yehu. Dr. Rita is passionately involved in community development in rural Coastal region through Choice Humanitarian, an International NGO whose Head office is in Utah, USA. She holds a PhD in human nutrition and was once a lecturer in the now Egerton University before she got fully immersed in community development activities.
Chief Executive Officer/Board Secretary

Mr. Adet N. Kachi

Mr. Adet has been at the helm of the organization as its Chief Executive Officer for more than 10 Years. Adet Kachi brought into the organization impeccable international experience having worked in Southern Africa in the same field before joining Yehu.

He has been instrumental in its tremendous growth and positioning in the Microfinance space both in Kenya and other African Countries. He is well endowed with strategic managerial skills besides being a microfinance expert.
Mr. Adet is also a part time lecturer in a local University. He is pursuing a Doctorate degree in Business Administration

Board Member

Mr. George Ojiambo

Mr. George Ojiambo is an accomplished banker with over 20 years of banking experience. He has ably served as the Chairperson of the Credit Board Committee.
Board Member

Mr. Nabil Adamjee

Mr. Nabil Adamjee has extensive experience in entrepreneurship with a wide network as a Rotarian. As a businessman, he runs a mining company and has extensive interests in green energy. He is the newest member have served barely one year.
Board Member

Ms. Susan Waceke Mutuiru

Waceke is a highly qualified Risk and Compliance practitioner with over 12 years of multi-industry experience who is responsible for leading the design and placement of risk management along with regulatory compliance programs to mitigate company exposure and transfer appropriate levels of risk.

Waceke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science as well as various risk management certificates in operational risk and IT risk.

She is a member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Board Member

Ms. Enid Achieng Otieno

Enid has 25 years extensive external and internal audit experience with Deloitte & Touche, Kenya and Tanzania, and the First Chartered Securities group of companies in Kenya respectively.
She has served in various boards in a non –executive capacity including Audit & Risk and Finance Board Committees in organisations such as Yehu Micro Finance Services Limited, She Chooses to Live Initiative, World Vision Kenya, Local Authorities Pension Trust, Kenya Network Information Centre (Kenic – dotke) and United States International University (USIU) – Africa.

She is a member of the Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) where she volunteers on the Steering Committee and is serving as the current chair and also chairs the Technical Committee. She is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA Global & Kenya), ISACA, Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK) and Women on Boards Network (WOBN) Kenya.

Enid is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Engagement & Productivity Coach (CEPC) Certified Public Accountant, Kenya (CPA K) with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Board Member

Ms. Rose Nekesa Maruti

Madame Rose Nekesa Maruti is an HR professional with 21 years working experience, both Kenya and the region. She has vast Leadership and people management skills, having served in multiple capacities in Banking, Telecommunications and Manufacturing Industries in HR Generalist roles.
Board Member

Ms. Jeth Wanjiku Maina

Madame Jeth Wanjiku Maina holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA- finance option, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and sociology – BA Economics and sociology
She is a member of ICPAK practicing as Internal Auditor, Risk Management , Operations and quality management systems in public and corporate sectors.
Board Member

Mr. Yusuf Oreu Lugogo

Mr. Yusuf Oreu Lugogo is a holder of Bachelor in Science and commerce Finance Option. Having expertise in Performance Management, Quality Management System (ISO 9000), project management, strategic planning, compliance, and Risk management. He has worked in the public and private sectors and currently working as a Country Director Choice Humanitarian organization
Board Member

Ms. Anne Mwasi

Anne Mwasi bring over 20 years’ accumulated experience both from the Financial sector and the Public sector and is currently a Non-Executive Director at Yehu Microfinance Services where she serves at the Audit Committee, as well as Social Performance and Sustainability Committee. Outside Yehu, She serves as the CEO/Board Secretary at Nyamira County Public Service Board.

Previously, Anne has held different roles as a Chief Finance Officer at JamiiBora Microfinance and as the Chief Internal Auditor at Musoni Microfinance.

Anne has served as a Board Member at The Institute of Internal Auditors. Due to her contribution, She was co-opted as a Training Committee member steering the Good governance in both public and private sectors.

Anne is a holder of Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Nairobi and is currently defending a Doctorate Degree at the same University focusing on ‘Gender Diversity in Boards, Board Capital, Firm Characteristics and Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Kenya.

She is a Certified Secretary, a Certified Internal Audit Quality Assessor and an accredited Governance Auditor with distinct expertise in Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Finance management, Value Based Leadership and Internal Audit.
In line with her passion for leadership, she co-founded Nyamira County Women in Leadership Caucus where she nurtures her ambition to provide leadership advisories and mentorship programs to young women aspiring to grow up the ladder. Anne is a member of several bodies including The Institute of Directors, The Institute of the Certified Secretaries, The National Public Service Boards Forum, The Association of County Public Service Board Secretaries and The Women on Boards Network.