Preston Mendenhall

Country Head

Preston has more than 20 years' experience in emerging markets. As Kenya Country Head, he is responsible for Tatu City and other Rendeavour land developments in the country. He also leads sales, marketing and business development across Rendeavour's new city developments in Nigeria, Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Previously, Preston was Head of Marketing & Public Affairs for Renaissance Group, the Moscow-based emerging markets investment firm. Prior to Renaissance, Preston was Vice President for Strategy of Russian Standard, Russia’s leading global consumer brand with interests in financial services and alcohol beverage production and distribution.

From 1993-2006, Preston was a producer and correspondent for NBC News, covering global events in the Soviet successor states, Europe, Central and South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Preston is a graduate of Cornell University and Phillips Exeter Academy.

Alex Kahu

Deputy Country Head, Head of Utilities

"Tatu is envisioned to be a smart sustainable city with modern infrastructure"

Tatu Connect is the game-changer in providing world-class utilities

A veteran of Tatu City, Alex started his career with the company as an ICT engineer and rose to the Head of Utilities. Today, he is responsible for the management of power, water, waste and ICT infrastructure, leading a vibrant and dedicated team of water, electrical, and telecom engineers.

In addition to his role at Tatu City, Alex serves as Head of ICT for Rendeavour, the owner and developer of Tatu City and six other new city developments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Alex holds a Bachelor of IT from Strathmore University and an MBA from Kenyatta University.

David Wachira Karimi

Deputy Country Head, Head of Sales

"We are here because of you. Be part of a well-planned city in a secure, tranquil and serene environment."

David has over six years' experience in the real estate industry. He has previously worked as a real estate advisor with other leading real estate companies and as a financial advisor in Old Mutual.

David has a bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Daystar University.

Solomon Mahinda

Executive Vice President

A seasoned public affairs, stakeholder management, communications and marketing expert with over 17 years experience developing and executing extensive multi-market internal and external relations projects including cultural transformations and stakeholder relations.

Previously, Solomon was Managing Director of H+K East Africa (part of WPP Scangroup) responsible for the Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania operations. Prior to H+K, Solomon was Vice President for Marketing and Communications for Renaissance Group’s Africa operations. Renaissance is the Moscow-based emerging markets investment firm.

With vast experience in organising and managing complex stakeholder engagement initiatives, Solomon has been at the core of creating global award-winning communications campaigns across various markets.

Linda Mwendwa

Operations Manager

Sales & Marketing

Samuel Njoroge

Deputy Head of Sales

"Quality of a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the customer gets out of it"

Samuel has over 7 years’ experience in Business Development, Leads generation and relationship management and has previously worked at Barclays Bank of Kenya, Bank of Africa (K) and DIB Bank.

Samuel holds a certificate and Associate of Kenya institute of Bankers degree from Kenya School of Monetary studies and currently undertaking a Bachelors of Commerce (Finance) degree at Egerton University.

Christine Mwongera

Deputy Head of Sales

“Tatu City is THE place to be!”

A sales unit manager, Christine brings a wealth of knowledge in property sales and management. She is passionate about sales and providing first class customer service.

Christine previously worked at Kenya Power Pension Fund, Catapult Brand Consulting and Lloyd Masika.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Sharon Chesang

Project Manager

Benard Ndichu

Real Estate Advisor - Commercial

Irene Njagi

Partner, Tatu Access

Hannah Kihara

Partner, Tatu Access

Hannah has over seven years’ experience in Business Development and Relationship Management. She has previously worked at Bank of Africa (K) Africa, ABC Bank Kenya and DIB Bank. Hannah holds a Diploma in Business Management.

Janerose Ntwiga

Partner, Tatu Access

Janerose is an experienced residential real estate advisor.

Prior to Tatu City, Janerose worked in several real estate companies, focusing on golf estates and holiday home investments.

Janerose holds a Higher Diploma in Communications and Public Relations.

Brian Ontumbi


“Tatu City is Africa’s game-changing real estate development!”

Brian’s experience in Tatu City encompasses CRM (Salesforce) administration, website maintenance and administration, marketing, event coordination and digital marketing, CSR and technological development at Tatu City.

Prior to Tatu City, Brian worked for Blue Consulting, a Salesforce partner in Kenya, as a Salesforce Consultant for three years.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology.

Francis Bett

Design Associate

Francis is an experienced graphic designer. He has helped build brand identities and promotional materials for the business and create illustrations, advertising campaigns and digital products.

Francis previously worked at FW Africa, an advertising company.

Allan Odhiambo

Digital Marketing Associate

“As far as new cities in Africa are concerned, Tatu City is the new frontier.”

Allan is a data-driven digital marketer with a keen focus on conversions and staying updated with the latest developments in the digital marketing landscape. He is skilled at content creation and curation, ranging from visual content design to SEO and web analytics.

At Tatu City, Allan focuses on digital marketing activity utilising internal and third-party data to identify trends and insights, and to optimize spending and performance based on the insights.

Prior to Tatu City, Allan worked as a graphic design and digital marketing consultant for three years.

Allan holds a Bachelor of Business and Information Technology from Kenya Methodist University.

Rodgers Tumo

Digital Marketing Associate

Michael Muiruri

Market Research

Prudence Karimi

PR and Communications Associate

Catherine Muriuki

Sales Associate

Elizabeth Nyongesa

Sales Associate

Construction & Development

Yousef Samara

Senior Project Manager

Amit Joshi

Senior Project Manager

Wamagata Nduru

Urban Planning and Design Manager

Wamagata manages urban planning and design for Tatu City. Previously, he worked with Centre for Urban and Regional Planning (CURP) and Planning Systems Services on several public and private projects including Urban Development Plans in Eldoret, Lamu, Kisumu and Nairobi.

Wamagata holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Landscape Architecture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a Master of Arts Degree in Urban Planning from University of Nairobi, and a Master of Science in City Design and Social Science from The London School of Economics and Political Science.

David Muchiri

Quantity Survey Manager

Augustine Njau

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Shelmith Njagi

Project Administrator

Shelmith manages the administrative functions of the Construction & Delivery unit, ensuring deadlines and compliance requirements are met.

Prior to Tatu City, Shelmith worked with the County Government of Kirinyaga as a Projects Officer, as well as with Civotech Associates, where she was tasked with the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment reports.

Omar Abdillah Said Abeid

Design Engineer

Judith Musilu Mali

Design Engineer

Makrem Ben


Vincent Nderitu

Project Manager

Mercy Karanja

Document Controller

City Management

Perminas Marisi

Head of City Management and DCC

“Charming, livable and adventurous is an understatement. Tatu City’s 360 degree uniqueness makes it an ideal destination to LIVE, WORK and PLAY.”

As the Head of City Management and the Development Control Company, Perminas is focused on building the safest and most secure, green, sustainable, environmentally friendly and resilient city that captures our collective imagination. He leads a team of agile, innovative and experienced professionals committed to attaining world-class urban development and management standards.

Previously, he served as the Head of Facilities and Project Management at Broll Property Group, where he oversaw and managed integrated facilities and project management services for leading multinational and local client accounts in the East African region. At Broll, Perminas honed his expertise in facilities projects planning and execution, budgeting and business development. Perminas has also previously worked in Pentawave East Africa as a consultant facilities and project manager and in Retriever East Africa as a Technical Client Support Supervisor.

Perminas holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and postgraduate qualifications in project management, health and safety

Dennis Kinanga

City Manager

Peter Otieno

Head of Landscaping

Peter is passionate about landscape designs and planting plans, turfgrass management, tree management, nursery management, signature gardening and plant husbandry. He brings into Tatu City more than 10 years’ experience in landscaping that cuts across large residential projects, golf courses and five-star hotels.

Prior to joining Tatu City, Peter worked at Vipingo Ridge, Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club and Muthaiga Golf Club.

Peter holds a Bachelor Degree in Landscaping from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and completed training in hospitality and business management from Cornell University (USA) through eCornell.

Eric Atego

Maintenance Manager

Linda Sarah Nyaseda

City Services Project Manager

Maryann Kanyingi

City Management and DCC Credit Controller

Martin Kiarie

Community Liaison Officer

Martin leads Tatu City’s interaction with communities around the project.

As Community Liaison Officer, he oversees the training of local youth in construction skills, the city’s labour desk and the matching of local community members with jobs at Tatu City.

Before joining Tatu City, Martin worked at the Kiambu County Assembly as a ward manager.

Catherine Wambui Kibathi

Airfield Supervisor

Patrick Katana

Reforestation Officer

SEZ One Stop Shop

Thomas Mwaengo

SEZ Operations Manager

As the SEZ Operations Manager, Thomas provides technical support to investors and stakeholders of Tatu City Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on matters related to SEZ operations, tax, customs and other statutory regulations. Thomas leads the Tatu City One-Stop Shop and serves as liaison between Tatu City SEZ clients and the government agencies.

Before joining Tatu City, Thomas worked as Project Manager and Customs Officer at diverse technical and managerial levels at the Kenya Revenue Authority for 15 years.

Thomas is a Certified Prince2 (Practitioner) Project Manager and holds MBA (Operations Management), Bachelor of Computer Science and Advanced Diploma in Project Management.

Emmah Mwangi

One Stop-Shop Clerk

Legal & Transactions

James Marumi

Lead Legal Counsel

Sharon Manoah

Legal Counsel

‘‘Tatu City. Welcome Home!’’

Sharon has experience in commercial, company secretarial, regulatory compliance and real estate law.

Prior to joining Tatu City, Sharon worked with Capital Land Property Asset Management (ZA), G&A Advocates LLP, Sichangi Partners LLP and Bowmans (Coulson Harney LLP).

Sharon holds a Master of Laws Degree (Commercial Law) from the University of Cape Town and is a recipient of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship.

Gidion Bushuru

Legal Counsel

Angela Nungari

Legal Counsel

Maryanne Achieng Ochieng

Legal Assistant

Richard Were

Transactions Associate

Zainab Salaa


"Tatu City is the place to be"

Prior Tatu City, Zainab worked at Yolanda Tavares Public Relations Ltd as Account Executive, gaining experience in PR, marketing, media relations, sponsorship and event management.

Zainab holds an MBA from the United States International University of Africa and a bachelors degree in Communication & Journalism from Kenya Methodist University.

Meshack Mutinda Kakuli

Legal Assistant


George Waweru

Finance Manager

"We enhance and foster economic growth through urbanisation.”

George focuses on the financial aspects of building Tatu City’s utilities business. He also supports the financial accounts of Kofinaf, a company affiliated with Tatu City.

Prior to joining Kofinaf in 2015, George worked in the banking sector for 10 years, where he gained financial reporting experience.

George holds an MBA from St. Paul’s University and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Egerton University. George is a Certified Public Accountant and a member Institute of Certified Secretaries.

Virginia Njogu

Financial Analyst

“Tatu City is building Africa’s future”

Virginia is responsible for financial and commercial analysis of land transactions, development projects and other business opportunities. Utilising her expertise in finance and business analysis, she ensures that all business plans and financial models are created and maintained for the real estate developments and the power, water and telecom businesses.

Virginia spent the majority of her early career in the energy and telecommunications industries.

Fredrick Murimi

Financial Accountant

Fredrick manages accounting processes such as reporting, tax, audit, accounts receivable, accounts payable and internal systems analysis.

Before joining Tatu City, Fredrick worked for Solvochem East Africa Ltd, an international logistics company.

Jackline Muturi

Financial Accountant

“Tatu City is indeed where your dreams come home.”

Jackline is a financial and payroll real estate accountant. With both accounting and auditing experience, she is well versed in financial planning and budgeting, internal controls, risk assessment, preparation of financial statements and financial reporting.

Jackline holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance Major) with ACCA certification.

Maria Kibugi


"At Tatu City, we live, work and play!”

Maria has more than a decade of experience in finance.

She is a Certified Public Accountant in Kenya and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi.

Esther Muthoni

Finance Assistant

Evans Odhiambo

Procurement Officer

Mercy Chirchir

Inventory Clerk

Tatu Connect

Moses Nga’nga’

Customer Service Manager

Without utilities, life would be impossible.”

Responsible for customer care across the utility business for Tatu City, Moses has experience in customer and stakeholder management, service operations, smart metering, automated billing, quality control and assurance, water and water sewerage treatment processes.

Prior to Tatu City, Moses worked for Ruiru Juja Water and Sewerage Company in the quality department and Transform Nations, an NGO, as an assistant program coordinator.

Moses holds a Bachelor of Chemistry from the University of Nairobi, a Water Safety Plan certificate from the University of North Carolina and EIA/EA certification from Kenya Institute of Management.

Caroline Cheptoo

Water Infrastructure Manager

Wycliffe Were

Power Systems Manager

Festus Langat

ICT Manager

Jedidah Mwangi

Power Engineer

Claris Kinya

Power Engineer

Claris helps clients in Tatu City with utility connections, billing and incident management. Claris has also worked as Field Service Engineer at Tatu City on the preliminary design for Tatu Industrial Park’s 11kV power reticulation.

Prior to Tatu City, Claris worked at M-Kopa Solar as an Embedded Test Engineer and in the development team for the Solar Fridge.

Claris received her Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi.

Elijah Kamau

Water Design Engineer

Dominic Too

Field Service Engineer, Electricity

“Tatu City has the greatest growling engine of change - smart technology."

Dominic has experience in design, construction, operation and maintenance of electrical infrastructure. He started out as an intern at Tatu City.

Dominic is a registered graduate engineer and a certified electrician.

Christopher Musau

Field Service Engineer - ElectroMechanical

Victor Kimale

Team Lead, Field Electrical

Victor is experienced in overhead construction and maintenance of high, medium and low voltage lines and underground power, transformers, energy storage, installation, repair and maintenance. He has also completed multiple last mile projects and street lighting installations.

Victor joined Tatu City from the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), where he worked in operations and maintenance and new connections across Kenya for 13 years.

Victor trained at the Institute of Energy Studies and Research (KPLC training school).

Bernard Osoro

Field Service Engineer, Water

Bernard specialises in pumps, generators, water treatment, plumbing and preventative and corrective maintenance of specialised equipment.

Prior to Tatu City, Bernard worked for Stecol Corporation for four years and Vision Point Sacco Limited for two years.

Alex Nderi

Field Service Engineer, Water

Alfayo Kiprop

Field Engineer, Tatu Telecom

Patrick Mwangi

ICT Infrastructure Engineer

Austine Gambo

Substation Control Technician

Andrew Ombagi

Substation Control Technician

Stephen Odhiambo

Substation Control Technician

Fredrick Ouma

Power Technician

Dennis Kimani

Water Infrastructure Operator

Bernard Mbogo

Water Infrastructure Operator

Teresa Mwende

Water Infrastructure Operator

Milka Wandaka

Credit Controller

Jepchirchir Cheruiyot

Laboratory Analyst

Jane Karanja

Laboratory Analyst

Deborah Kuria

Telecoms Account Manager

Oscar Khagabo

Power Technician

Kelvin Owino

Water Infrastructure Operator


Onesmus Kinyua

Lead Clerk of Works

Ambrose Waita

DCC Engineer

Stephen Mwaura Murimi

Clerk of works

Lucy Njogu

Project Coordinator

Erick Mithamo


Environment, Health and Safety

John Sambula

Head of Health & Safety

Vincent Nyangaresi

Health Safety & Environment Officer

Brenda Michieka

EHS Advisor

Hesbon Auma

EHS Advisor


Anne Njoki Kimani

Talent Coordinator

Mary Mwaura

Office Manager

"Tatu City - The place to live, work and play"

Mary’s experience in the real estate sector encompasses office management, budget and expenditures.

Mary holds a diploma in Secretarial Management from Reeswood Secretarial College.

Lorraine John Natasha

Executive Assistant

Victoria Kihara

Executive Assistant

Maureen Koech

Control Room Operator

Roslida Ogutu

Office Assistant

Fridah Magiri

Office Assistant

Contact Us

Please contact us by phone or email.

+254 20 513 1000
+254 708 555 555

Tatu House, Off Ruiru Kiambu Road,

P.O. Box 2739-00621, Nairobi.