About Twakutukuza Trust
Twakutukuza Trust was established to benefit people diagnosed with cancer. Twakutukuza is a Swahili phrase meaning We exalt You!.
Twakutukuza was birthed out of Doris Mayolis journey. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2005, she and her family went through the motions of hurting, denial, acceptance, searching for information, treatment, hair loss, weight loss . The whole journey. After her miraculous healing 11 months later, she desired to walk with and ease the burden of those who were on the journey she had been through. Out of her pain and triumph, Twakutukuza was birthed.
In 2009 Doris felt the need to organize a Twakutukuza concert to raise funds for cancer patients and give a platform for music lovers to raise their voices to inspire, heal and exalt the Great Healer Â God. The concert was a success! While Doris thought that the concert was a one off, it wasn’t to be. The pledges from the concert kept flooding in and people were asking about cancer and what other support Twakutukuza could offer. The need was so great and there was no one in the country who was offering the kind of support that the cancer patients were looking for.
In 2010 Doris organized the second concert in January. The turnout and funds were more than expected. It was clear that there was need to create a Trust and manage the funds and support the patients professionally. Twakutukuza was registered as a Trust and a Board was formed in 2010.
Twakutukuza is holistic in its approach. It looks at the emotional, physical and financial support of its clients. In Twakutukuza we:-
– Listen with empathy
– Provide advise where needed
– Provide financial aid
– Organize events to educate and boost self-image
– Organize events that raise and create cancer awareness
– Partner with donors
– We walk the journey together –
Ms. Mbatha Mbithi
Ms. Mbatha Mbithi who serves as the interim Chairperson of TwaTrust has a solid background in banking and finance having worked for five commercial banks over a period of 18 years.Â She holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Moi University as well as a BSc in International Business Administration from United States International University.
Ms. Mbithi is the Chief Manager Operations at the Industrial & Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), a position she has held since September 2009.
She represents ICDC on the Boards of Uchumi Supermarkets Ltd, Development Bank of Kenya Ltd and IDB Capital Ltd.
In her private capacity, she sits on the Board of Administration, Nairobi Baptist Church as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and also in the Finance, HR & Governance Committee of the Management University of Africa.
Mr. Musili Kivuitu
Interim Vice Chair
Mr. Musili Kivuitu, the Interim Vice Chair, is a Christian and holder of a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nairobi. He is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA), a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). He has over ten years working experience in audit and financial management of financial institutions, manufacturing entities and the public sector.
Musili currently works with Liberty Holdings Kenya Limited as the regional head of risk and compliance and sits on the board of World Vision Kenya, Logos Christian School and Word of Life Kenya.
Mrs. Sharlynne N. Mbai
Mrs. Sharlynne N. Mbai joined the Twakutukuza Board of Trustees in 2011.Â She holds an MSc in Information Systems from Strathmore University and a Bachelor of Education Degree from Kenyatta University. She also has a Diploma in Business Management from the Kenya Institute of Management.
She is an experienced Information Technology Consultant specializing in ICT strategy development, projects management, application management, Training and Communication.Â In addition to these responsibilities, she is currently a Board Member of Kenya Women Finance TrustÂ (Kenya Women Holding), and Chair of the Business Development Committee of the Kenya Women Investment Company.