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ELF is an African non-profit organization that provides practical, values-based leadership development and mentorship to…

ELF Staff

The team consists of knowledgeable and experienced professionals

Our Programs

We use various active learning activities to create awareness on diverse issues

Message From The Founder

Greetings to you. Thank you for taking your time to interact with us at Emerging Leaders Foundation. If you are looking for a platform that nurtures, grows, and equips leaders to lead sustainable change in their communities, then you are at the right place. That is all we do, we equip young people with knowledge and skills to not just prepare them for the future but to also support them to create the future they want to see.

What Makes Us Different

What is different about us

Community service

We emphasize on service to community by all fellows in the program because we believe that when you teach you learn, and when you learn you must teach.

Personal touch

We are personally in touch with all our current fellows and alumni and this helps us to continuously support them and monitor their progress.


We link our fellows and alumni to high-impact events and forums nationally in Kenya and at the continental level through the African Union Youth Division.

All-rounded training

We train our fellows/ participants to be all-rounded individuals

Gender Equality

We focus heavily on women but we also work with men to redefine masculinity and help them to change their thinking and embrace partnership with women in leadership


We pair up mentees/fellows with mentors according to their areas of interest or need. The mentorship relationship is along gender lines but there are moments when we do group mentorship with both men and women.

The making of Leaders

Our Model

ELF is in the business of identifying polishing and supporting Africa’s Young leaders. We prepare them to shape the future of the continent through our three-step model:


01. Discover

We guide participants in reflecting and articulating narratives from their personal life journeys.

02. Connect

Establishing a connecton with people is the first step to having influence in many communites.

03. Impact

Leadership is about results. It’s about making a real tangible difference in the lives of communities.

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Griffins Walubokho
Tunaweza Coordinator – Bungoma County

Griffins is the President of Bungoma Youth Connect, a leading network for youth entrepreneurs in Bungoma County. He enjoys reading and writing, and is passionate about youth empowerment on financial management. He is the Communications Officer at the Office of the First lady – Bungoma. He is a Bachelors of Commerce-Finance graduate, and alumnus of the YALI Regional Leadership programme.

Vincent Ogallo
Tunaweza Coordinator – Migori County

Vincent is an ardent social worker focused on campaigns for full eradication of Female Genital Mutilation and Gender Based Violence; and youth governance in Migori. He is the coordinator of Activista Kenya – Migori Chapter; a global movement of young people working in solidarity to end poverty and challenge injustices. He holds a diploma in Community Development from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

Ahmed Ashraf
Tunaweza Coordinator – Kilifi County

A passionate footballer with a heart for youth empowerment, Ahmed empowers youth through Sports. He is the founder of Kakoneni All Stars which organizes and fundraises for Sports tournaments to educate young women and men on civic education, eradication of drug abuse and reproductive health issues in Kilifi County. Ahmed was an aspirant in the 2017 elections contesting for the Jilore ward seat, and remains active in County politics. He is an ELF alumnus – class of 2016.

Ephantus Mburu
Tunaweza Coordinator – Murang’a County

Ephantus is a vocal community mobilizer with key interest in politics and youth leadership. He is actively engaged in educating his community on participating in governance processes. He previously worked with the Parliamentary Service Commission as personal assistant to a Member of Parliament. He is a registered medical laboratory technologist and is currently pursuing a Masters in Infection disease diagnosis at Kenyatta University.

Winnie Mutua
Tunaweza Coordinator – Makueni County

Winnie is a marketing professional who has worked with various brands and successfully positioned them globally. She is the founder and managing director of Tennie Enterprises, a general supplies company through which she also empowers fellow youth to take up business opportunities in Makueni County. Winnie plays an advisory role in the Makueni Youth Empowerment Service (M-YES), an initiative of the County Government. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Kenya Methodist University.

Kenneth Ruto
Tunaweza Coordinator – Uasin Gishu County

An actor and comedian, Ken is the chairperson of North Rift Theatre Ambassadors. He is a passionate community mobilizer mostly working in civic education and peace keeping in Uasin Gishu County. In 2009, he won a peace award sponsored by Brand Kenya and Directorate of Youth Affairs. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Moi University.

Daniel Ronoh
Tunaweza Coordinator – Kericho County

Daniel is an avid reader with keen interest in transformative leadership and development. He works as a programmes manager at Konnect Youth Consortium in Kericho County. He enjoys engaging leaders who inspire change both at grassroots and global levels. Dan is trained in advocacy and policy development, and holds a Masters in Strategic Management from Kenyatta University. He is committed to ensuring that the youth of Kericho can interrogate existing county plans and programmes and participate in decision making.

Catherine Mootian
Tunaweza Coordinator - Narok County

An FGM survivor, Catherine lives and breathes women’s and girls’ rights mostly in the areas of health and education. She is the Executive Director of AfyAfrika, a youth serving organisation focused on improving self-sufficiency among youth through health promotion, advocacy and research. The organization is currently running a girls movement dubbed “Sikeketwi Movement” aimed at galvanizing grassroots support for collective elimination of FGM in Narok County. Catherine is an ELF alumnus – class of 2016.