Research Interests

  • FinTech, digital financial solution, innovations that contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in developing economies.
    • Behavioral economics in Smallholder’s willingness to pay of Digital credits in East Africa Community (Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC))
      • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) financial health and its role on Agri-food value chains.


      10/2018-10/2021 M.Sc. Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA)- Georg-August-University Göttingen and University of Kassel, Germany

      Profile International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics

      Thesis Digital credit uptake among rural women: Empirical evidence from Kenya

      09/2011-07/2015B.Sc. Agriculture - Kenya Methodist University, Kenya

      Profile Agricultural Science ( Soil and plant science, Postharvest handling and Value addition)

      Thesis Evaluating the effects of phosphate fertilizers on the growth of chelalang, Tasha, and Ciankui bean varieties in Meru county

      Professional Work Experience

      04/2019-02/2022 Graduate Research Assistant at DARE- University of Göttingen, Germany
      04/2021-07/2021 United Nations Apprenticeship, Graduate Study Program GSP59, Geneva/Switzerland
      03/2020-05/2020 Co-led a Ph.D. research team investigating digital financial inclusion, Data Collection in Kenya by University of Göttingen, Germany
      09/2019-12/2019 Co-led a Ph.D. research team on Land-use systems. Field Data collection, Certification in the coffee sector of Rwanda- Fairtrade and Rain Forest Alliance by University of Göttingen, Germany
      07/2015-09/2018 Marketing and Student recruitment officer at the- Kenya Methodist University
      10/2014-06/2015 Internship at the Ministry of Agriculture - Meru SCAO Sub-section, Kenya
      04/2013-05/2014 President Student Association-KeMUSO (2013/14)- Kenya Methodist University

      Teaching Experience

      10/2018-2022 Student Assistant – Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the - Georg-August-University
      09/2016-09/2018 Professors Assistantship- Horticulture & Soil Science, at the -Kenya Methodist University

      Certifications, Conferences and Publications

      04/2022 Working on paper publication: Digital Credit Uptake among Women in Kenya
      02/2020 Certified as a Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Marketer of Organic Agricultural Products by the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL)- EU and US- NOP certification standards and regulations
      03/2021 Trained on Applied project Management, Workshops by STUBE-Niedersachsen, Germany
      05/2020 Poster presentation selectee- Global food symposium University of Göttingen/Germany
      08/2019 Published an article as the main author in “Agrar Aktuell” journal celebrating 10 years of SIA. Online: link


      2019/2020 KeD- Stube Nidersachsen BPSA Scholarship- Germany
      2012-2015 KeMUDA- An excellence full scholarship by the Methodist University Developmental Association- USA

      Language Competence

      English: Native
      Swahili: Native
      Kinyarwanda: Native
      German Basic