About Us

About us

KSA is mandated to promote, coordinate and regulate space related activities in the country. This will be achieved through promotion of research and innovations in space science, technology and respective applications as well as enhancing the regulatory framework. It will also spur Kenya’s competitiveness and positioning in playing a critical role in the regional and global space agenda


To coordinate, nurture and develop Kenya’s Space sector towards enhanced utilization of Space opportunities.


Effective utilization of Space Economy for national sustainable development.


Promote, coordinate and regulate space related activities in Kenya.

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • History

    Kenya & Italy collaborate to establish a Satellite launching and tracking base in Malindi

    Over 20 sounding rockets & 9 rockets launched from the Malindi Station

    National Space Secretariat was established

    Kenya Space Agency established as successor to the National Space Secretariate

    Kenya deploys in first satellite (nanosatellite) into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS). The satellite, (1KUNS-PF), is a technology demonstrator with a low-resolution camera.

    Kenya Space Agency first board is inaugurated by the Cabinet Secretary of Defence

    What We Do

    Our Functions

    Co-ordinate and regulate space related activities in the country
    Implement the Kenya space policy and any related programmes
    Recommend and advise the Government on the development of relevant legislation to facilitate the successful implementation of Kenya space programme
    Advice the government on the legislative and other measures necessary for the implementation of the relevant Conventions, Treaties and Agreements that Kenya is a party
    Recommend national space policies, strategies and programmes
    Promote capacity building in space science and technology and its applications
    Establish centres of excellence in space science;
    Enter into mutually beneficial bilateral and multilateral agreements with persons, agencies, governments or bodies in furtherance of its mandate
    Identify, prepare and facilitate the implementation of inventions and innovations in space technologies
    Provide leadership in coordinating and supporting research in space science and technology;
    Liaise with the relevant institutions and Government agencies to ensure funding and implementation of space programmes
    Promote awareness and appreciation at all levels of Kenyan society on the relevance and benefits of space science and technology

    Board of Directors

    Maj Gen (Rtd) James Aruasa

    Maj Gen (Rtd) Aruasa possesses a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies and Defence International Relations Course. He has been a Base Commander Laikipia Air Base, Deputy Air Force Commander, Managing Director at Kenya Ordnance Factories (KOFC), Senior Directing Staff at National Defence College, Commandant Defence Staff College and Chairman Defence Forces Pensions Appeals Tribunal.

    Maj Gen (Rtd) James Aruasa

    Dr. David Otwoma

    Dr. Otwoma is the Chairman of the Eastern Africa Association for Radiation Protection. Dr Otwoma is a committee member of Konza Innovation Ecosystem Initiative Advisory Council. He holds a PhD in Radiation Physics, an MSc in Nuclear Science and a BSc in Physics. Currently he is the Chief Analyst at the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation.

    Alternate to PS Higher Education
    Dr. David Otwoma

    Eng. Philip Nyakwaka

    Eng. Nyakwaka possesses a BSc Electrical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Nairobi. He worked in the Ministry of Transport and Communication at the Directorate of Civil Aviation and Kenya Posts & Telecommunication/Telkom Kenya. He is currently in consultancy.

    Independent Member
    Eng. Philip Nyakwaka

    Ms. Winnie Molonko

    Ms Molonko holds a Masters Degree in Law (LLM) from University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) of Moi University, Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, a post graduate efficiency certificate in legislative drafting from Ghana Law School, a certificate in Legislative Drafting from Royal Institute of Public Administration- London. She is a Certified Secretary of Kenya, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She has over 15 years of experience having worked as a Parliamentary Counsel, State Law Office, Senior Regulatory Officer- Capital Markets Authority and Legal Counsel at Central Bank of Kenya. Currently, she is working at the National Treasury& Planning.

    Alternate to PS National Treasury
    Ms. Winnie Molonko

    Ms. Joan Chesoni

    Ms Chesoni is a public sector lawyer specializing in Air and Space Law Practice. She has practised as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya for 10 years, beginning in private practice where she focused in the areas of Commercial and Intellectual Property Law. She is a State Counsel at the Office of the Attorney-General & Department of Justice in Kenya. Joan is an advanced LLM alumna of the Leiden University International Institute of Air and Space Law.

    Alternate to AG State Law
    Ms. Joan Chesoni

    Dr. Mucemi Gakuru

    Dr. Mucemi possesses a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nairobi and PhD in Microwave Engineering from the Cambridge University. He is currently the Head of Commuter Rail Unit at the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing,Urban Development and Public Works. He is also Team Leader for the Implementation of World Bank Financed Projects at Kenya Railways.Dr.Gakuru represents Kenya Railways in the Nairobi Area Metropolitan Transport Authority - NaMATA and in the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project NaMSIP. He is the owner and CEO of Teknobyte Ltd

    Independent Member
    Dr. Mucemi Gakuru

    Mr. Kennedy Okondo

    Mr. Okondo possesses a Bachelor of Economics and Masters in Economics (Development Economics) from the University of Baroda. He is currently the Chief Economist and Head of Planning at the Ministry of Defence.

    Alternate to PS Defense
    Mr. Kennedy Okondo

    Dr. Doris N Mutta

    Dr. Mutta possesses a BSc Forestry, MSc Botany and PhD Environmental Studies. She has over 20 years’ experience in programme management of research and development projects in forestry, coastal and marine resources with government, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations (KEFRI, ACTS, UNEP, AFF) Currently she is the programme manager of an Africa wide project on strengthening sustainable forest management in Africa.

    Independent Member
    Dr. Doris N Mutta

    Brig Hillary kipkosgey

    Brig Kipkosgey assumed the position of Ag. DG / CEO of KSA on 29 June 2021. He holds a Master in Strategic Studies from US Army War College, Master of Science in Communication and Information Systems from Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Studies from University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Communications Engineering from Moi University. His work experience spans a period of 28 yrs, 26 yrs in the military and 2 yrs in the private sector.

    Director General
    Brig Hillary kipkosgey

    Kenya Space Agency & Vision 2030