Founder and CEO
Happy Feet Footwear & AB3D, Kenya
I have a Mechanical Engineering background and I was affiliated to Fablab Nairobi during my time as a student. I am passionate about technology, making and innovation especially when geared towards social impact and development.
I am a Stanford Fablearn Fellow; a cohort of maker educators from around the world due to my involvement with the Fablab Robotics Outreach program. The program taught making to children with a primary focus on the less privileged kids from the slums in Nairobi. I am an alumnus of the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) having participated in 2013 and helped organised it in 2014 and 2016.
I also organized IDDS - Design for Development (D4D) workshops around the world together with other IDDS alumni. Currently, I am the founder and CEO of AB3D (African Born 3D Printing), a hardware social enterprise that creates easy and affordable access to 3D printing through the local manufacture of 3D printers from recycled electronic waste parts. This was inspired by Happy Feet; project which leverages 3D printing to make
customized and bespoke shoes for people with deformed feet as a result of the jigger sand flea menace. I have been named one of Impact Design Hub Top 40 Under 40 awardees.