Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Kenya Office

Based in Nairobi,

The Born Free Kenya team
Some of the Born Free Kenya team

Tim Oloo - Country Manager

Tim became Born Free Kenya Country Manager in 2013, having started his career 27 years ago as a Research Scientist at the Kenya Wildlife Service. He joined Born Free after a 10 year stint with the Serena Hotels. In December, 1999 received a presidential award (HSC) for distinguish service to wildlife conservation in Kenya. Tim’s major task is to oversee all of Born Free’s programmes and operations in Kenya.

Dr. Perez Olindo - Kenya Patron

The Born Free Foundation appointed internationally renowned conservationist Dr. Perez Olindo as its Kenya Patron in 2013. He was once the Director of the Kenya Wildlife Conservation and Management Department, now Kenya Wildlife Service and has over the years served in several senior positions in the wildlife and conservation arena. As the Kenya Patron, he brings on board expert knowledge and will also offer an advisory role to the team.

David Manoa Owino - Programmes Officer

Manoa started with BFF in May 2003 as a volunteer and took up the position of Projects Assistant in April 2005.   He works as the main field person for Born Free Kenya, overseeing BFF projects on the ground.  He is also involved in research projects as well as animal welfare campaigns.

Victor Kariithi Mutumah – Programmes Officer


Victor has qualifications in Wildlife and Tourism Management. He has previously worked as an elephant keeper at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and as a Community Outreach Officer in Nairobi.  While at the Wildlife Trust, he gave presentations to visiting groups and tourists and also worked with the communities living close to National Parks and Reserves.

PHoebe Akinyi Odhiango - Administrator, Born Free Kenya

Phoebe joined Born Free Kenya in Sept 2006 as the administration assistant. She is in charge of office management, accounts and all the other administrative functions at the Kenya office. She also assists in project work whenever the team need an extra hand.

She has qualifications in environmental studies and business management.


Silvia Kabita - Marketing and Communications Officer

Silvia joined the Kenya team as Marketing and Communications Officer in 2013, having previously worked in the agency and tourism side.  She works closely with the Marketing Director to oversee the following aspects in the Kenya office; corporate, fundraising, social media, PR, events, publications and merchandising. 

MARTIN NDURU KIGUTU - Driver, Born Free Kenya

Martin joined Born Free Kenya in March 2003. As head driver, Martin oversees all aspects of the fleet of 6 Landrovers to ensure they are in good condition for the bush.  Martin is very familiar with the country, especially conservation interest areas. Martin is also very hands on in assisting with field projects, and is experienced in mountain climbing.


Having previously worked with the Kenya Wildlife Service, he is very familiar with all corners of the country and the different wildlife interest areas and issues. He is very competent in off road driving and a qualified mechanic.


Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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