Gabriel Dinda is the Founder of Writers Guild Kenya, a Centre for readers & writers working to encourage general reading and Writing culture in Kenya. He has worked to publish 52 first time authors and 12 functional book clubs in a period of 6 years. In 2018, he was awarded as the 1st Runner’s Up in the Writing and Research Category in Utumishi Bora Awards. In 2015, he was awarded Top 25 Under 25 Leadership Award by KCA University and African Garage owing to the new energy and hope he has brought to Writing scene in Kenya.
He is the author of Questions of my Youth (2019), Guide to Self-Publishing (2018), Youth Unemployment in Kenya, a Ticking Time Bomb(Co-authored,2016). He believes that reading in our families is one great way to bring joy & nurture thinkers at home. He is a Graduate Assistant at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and a student of Masters of Applied Philosophy and Ethics at Strathmore University.
Martine Mwebia -A passionate project management professional with experience in designing and executing local and regional marketing projects in the corporate and non-profit sectors. He has a unique blend of excellent persuasion skills, backed by a solid accounting background and business acumen. He currently works for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as a Business Development Officer, with additional responsibility of supporting the Africa regional marketing team to design and implement the digital marketing initiatives for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Besides work, Martin is a skilled photographer, and a chorister with the PCEA St. Andrews Youth Choir.Patricia’s vision is to support the aspirations of Writers Guild Kenya to ensure that the general reading culture and writing culture in Kenya is cherished. Patricia believes that if our story is not captured in books(or other forms), then we are robbing the future generations of their inheritance.
He is a software engineer by passion and an electrical engineer by training. He is the Founder and CEO of Brainverse Technologies and Startup Suite. Brian is passionate about developing tech products that address the contemporary global challenges. He is keen on growing the next generation of software developers for social good.
Patricia Mataga is currently serving as a Programs and Operations Manager at Writers Guild-Kenya. Prior to this, Patricia served as the Social Media Manager in the same Organization. In her role, she oversees the Coordination of Programs and Operations with a view to growing Writers in Kenya and encouraging general reading in our families. To this end, she has overseen the Publication of 12 first time authors and the creation of three Writing Programs currently operational at Writers Guild-Kenya. The Programs have cumulatively graduated 76 writers who are actively writing in different platforms. Patricia is passionate about Management, Marketing and generally watching ideas grow under her guidance. She has also worked in other capacities in both South Africa and Kenya. In South Africa, she worked with, Ecomm Accountants as Immigration Administrator and Receipt Bank Speciality, she has also worked with Receipt Bank and Xero(Europe) and AfricaTalent Bank as a Writer and a Brand Ambassador.Patricia’s vision is to support the aspirations of Writers Guild Kenya to ensure that the general reading culture and writing culture in Kenya is cherished. Patricia believes that if our story is not captured in books(or other forms), then we are robbing the future generations of their inheritance.
Verah Omwocha is a writer, Book Editor and Reviewer. She is the Publishing Manager at Writers Guild Kenya where she has helped publish 15 books.
She won the 2017/8 Tito Livio Award for Historical Fiction for her short story, ‘The Crescent Moon’ .
She is an editor and has also published a number of Book Reviews and commentaries about books and the Literary space in Kenyan Newspapers: The Daily Nation, The East African and The Standard