NAKSHI is composed of a team of experts in training, language use, editing, proofreading, translation, communication, public relations, research and publishing. We boast professionals with varied years of experience in at least two of the fields we offer services in. We are a mix of university professors, media practitioners and language experts widely versed in the technical and operational requirements of their fields of specialisation.
Personal Profiles
Detailed curriculum vitae of the directors are available on request.

Tom Odhiambo

Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in education specialising in English and Literature from Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. He taught at high school before studying for an MA and PhD in African literature and culture at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has taught at universities, including the Witwatersrand, Masinde Muliro, Strathmore, Marist, Tangaza and Nairobi. He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi. He sits on the editorial board of various journals, including African Studies, Journal of Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies and Hekima. He writes for the Saturday Nation, Sunday Nation, The EastAfrican, Nairobi Law Monthly, Nairobi Business Monthly, The Somali Investor, among other publications. He has been an editor for several years, working on manuscripts by individuals and reports for organisations, including the Parliament of Kenya, UNESCO, IMLU, the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, Kenya Nursing Council, and Longhorn Publishers.

Dennis Nyasani

Holds a Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree specialising in English language and literature from Egerton University, Kenya. He has an MA in English from the University of Pune, India. He has taught in several high schools in Kenya and lectured at Kagumo Teachers Training College and Mount Kenya University. He has scripted radio programmes for training teachers and reviewed English books for primary teacher education. He has also worked for the Teachers Service Commission, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, and the Kenya National Examinations Council. He works as an editor, proofreader and translator at the Parliament of Kenya. He has interest in poetry.

Peter Odongo

Is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Political Science from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Literature at the University of Nairobi. He worked as a Research Assistant at the Faculty of Arts, University of Nairobi. He has also been exposed to the workings and operations of publishing during a stint at the Kenya Literature Bureau. Odongo is an enthusiast of language use, literary criticism and cultural studies. He has contributed opinion and literary articles to various newspapers in Kenya, including the Daily Nation, Saturday Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily and The Standard. He has edited and proofread theses, journal articles, reports and magazines for various individuals and organisations. He has also written speeches for presentation at national and international fora. He is presently engaged in editing, proofreading and translation services at the Kenya National Assembly. His current research interests include literary and cultural studies, language use, editing and proofreading, governance, and policy formulation.

Seth Ouma

Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and Political Science from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently studying for a Master of Science in African Politics at the University of Oxford, the United Kingdom. He has worked with various research organisations, including the University of Oxford, the Afrobarometer Research Project in Kenya, the London School of Economics, and the University of Edinburgh, UNDP, Windle Trust Kenya, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and Kenya’s National Crime Research Centre. He has also been a project coordinator for USAID and the Kenya’s National Gender and Equality Commission. He has research interests in governance, democracy, the media and devolution in Kenya.

Mwang’ombe Mwambeo

Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Literature from Moi University, Kenya. He currently works as a legislative and Hansard writer and editor at the Parliament of Kenya. Previously, he was in charge of communication at the Taita Taveta County Government and was a reporter for the Nation Media Group Kiswahili and English publications. He has written, translated, edited and produced speeches, magazines and books. He was part of a team that edited a Kiswahili/English dictionary.

Resian Ndilai

Holds a diploma in journalism from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. She is studying for a Bachelor’s degree in English and Literature at Kenyatta University, Kenya. She is an experienced journalist and community trainer in peace and development. Resian has worked at the Community Water for Poverty Alleviation (COWAPA) and Aquatera Consultants, developing and implementing community water supply systems. She has developed training manuals on financial management of community water supply systems and been involved in implementing programmes as well as monitoring and evaluating project systems. She has worked as a field reporter with the Interlink Rural News (IRIS) and at Maikoo Ate as the programmes coordinator. She is a senior editor at the Kenya National Assembly.

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