About AKI

Who we are

The Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) was established in 1987 as an independent non-profit making consultative and advisory body for insurance industry. The Association currently has 55 members and 4 associate members.

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Our role includes:

  • Promoting cooperation among our members
  • Protecting and prompting our members' common interests
  • Raising awareness about insurance to the general public
  • Market research
  • Industry capacity building

Our Vision

"To be the leader in championing insurance growth and excellence globally."

Our Mission

"To champion an enabling environment that promotes growth and excellence in the insurance industry."

Our Values

  • Agility
  • Innovation
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration

Governance Structure

AKI is governed by a Board that is elected by the general membership. The Board provides strategic direction to the Association which it executes through the General Insurance and Life Insurance Councils; Committees of the Board, Technical Committees and a Secretariat which runs the day –to-day operations of the Association.

Board of Directors

Board members are elected by members at an Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Board has 10 members who consist of one Chairman and two Deputy Chairmen.

Five (5) members of the board serve on the General Insurance Council and four (4) serve on the Life Insurance Council. Each of the Councils select a chairman who also assumes the positions of Deputy Chairmen.

Position Name Company
Chairman Jerim Otieno UAP - Old Mutual Group
Deputy Chairman & Chairman Life Insurance Council James Oyugi Metropolitan Cannon Life Insurance
Deputy Chairman & Chairman General Insurance Council David Kuria UAP - Old Mutual Group
Member Catherine Karimi APA
Member Caroline Laichena Sanlam General Insurance Company Ltd
Member Catherine Igathe Jubilee General Insurance Company Ltd
Member Ambrose Dabani Britam Life Assurance Kenya Ltd
Member B.S. Sharma Kenindia
Member David Rono Pioneer Life Assurance Company Ltd
Ex-Officio Member Mathew Koech Fidelity Shield Insurance Company
Executive Director and Secretary to the Board Tom Gichuhi AKI

AKI Management Team


Tom Gichuhi

Executive Director


Zachary Ochieng

Senior Manager, Finance and Administration


Pauline Gathuri

Senior Manager, Life Business


Birian Akwir

Senior Manager, General Business


Brettah Muthuri

Manager, ICT


Lynn Obwanda

Manager, Legal and Statutory Affairs


Hazel King'ori

Manager, PR, Research & Education