Moving Mountains Kenya TreasurerFrancis Kioni
Francis Kioni is the current Treasurer for Moving Mountains in Kenya and sits on the Board.
Kioni originally started working with us back in the mid-nineties when he was living in Kibera, he helped on all our building projects in the Kibera slum and at 'Rowallan' Scout Centre on the outskirts of Nairobi, next to Kibera, where our early international development trips built clinics, developed water projects and helped on regeneration projects within the slum.
Quickly becoming a firm favourite, he was and still is our go to 'wise man', there will never be a situation or problem that cannot be improved by spending a short time asking Kioni for his advice and as such, he is very much the father figure of Moving Mountains Kenya.
Kioni is also our project manager, he spends a lot of time visiting previous, current and possible future projects with the Moving Mountains Community Action Team (group of former street children who work on all our Moving Mountains projects in Kenya and Tanzania) and is a well known and highly respected figure across East Africa, sitting on the board/committee of a number of school/community groups.
After the post-election violence in Kenya in late 2007/early 2008, Kioni moved his family out of Nairobi and built a new home and life just outside Naro Moru town on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya where he used his knowledge of the building trade to set up a suppliers shop which his wife manages.