Our Team Leader, Prof. Clara Momanyi is a professor of Kiswahili in the Department of Kiswahili, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She has served in national boards as director and has translated both national and international documents and policies into Kiswahili. She has also served as a committee member of several Kiswahili national and international associations and presently she is the Secretary General of the National Kiswahili Association, CHAKITA-Kenya.
She has previously served on the editorial board of RUWAZA AFRIKA, Journal of Contemporary Discourse in Language, Literature, Culture and the Arts, also a Journal of Egerton University, and has edited CHEMCHEMI, Journal of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kenyatta University. She is a member of the Editorial Board of KUMEKUCHA, a journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in Catholic University.
She has also peer-reviewed articles for other publications in both English and Kiswahili. She is an editor and translator of English to Kiswahili articles, Kenyan civic education materials, the draft Kenyan Constitution into Kiswahili, UNESCO newsletters, documents in FEMNET & other Organizations. To date, she has convened a total of 16 national and international conferences in the area of Kiswahili and third world development studies.
She is a Senate Member of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). She is a Kiswahili literary writer, well published in Kiswahili novels and short stories. She is the author of several academic articles published in national and international journals in language studies. She has a total of 56 published articles, chapters in books and author of books. She received a Fulbright Senior Scholars award in the area of Kiswahili Language learning research in USA – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2006-2007) and was recognized for promoting leadership for social justice by Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (2010).
She was also awarded the Presidential commendation of Elder of the order of the Burning Spear (EBS) for outstanding service in Human rights and National Language development (2010). She has participated in a total of 93 conferences, Seminars and workshops both nationally and internationally. Out of these, 61 papers have been presented in national and international conferences, some of which are published. Prof. Momanyi brings a wealth of experience in translation where her linguistic competence puts the Company on a high pedestal.’
Alfred is a highly experienced translator having translated for the last 21 years. He holds a BA Translation Studies (PAC University) and MDS (Master of Development Studies, Children and Youth Development) from St Paul's University. He also heads the Kenya Chapter of the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI).
Alfred is also the founder and director of Kilifi Watoto Center, a children's charity based in Kilifi which empowers vulnerable children. He started his translation career in 1992 as an in house translator for Bible Translation and Literacy, an affiliate organization of SIL International that carries language research and translation in the small languages of the world. It was while working for BTL that he translated the Bible into the Giryama language and did a lot of language research for the Giryama language.
Among the papers that he participated in writing are Kigiryama Grammar, Giryama Verbal Morphology, among others. Alfred has also translated many books and materials in Swahili, some of the books translated are The Truth About Sex, by Kay Arthur, Joni, by Joni Eareckson Tada, Introductory Course in Translation Principles by Katharine Barnwell, Breakthrough by Rudi Lack, over 6 books by Dr Jaerock Lee, Skillfull Parenting by ICS among many others.
He has also translated telephone content messages for CIBERSONS, a content company based in Paraguay for 3 years. He has served clients such as UNOPS, UNEP, AMISOM, World Vision, Amref, Norvatis, HED Program, PATH, Maryland Global Initiatives, Bayer East Africa and many others. Alfred has helped train new translators in Mbeya and Mwanza in Tanzania, Sudan, Congo, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya. Being a prolific translator, Alfred is a member of various translation organizations like IAPTI, PROZ and Translators cafe.
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