Samson’s educational background is unusual for a fund manager. He has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Law (LL.B) Dip, from the Kenya School of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA -K), a Certified Public Secretary (CPS -K), a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, and an affiliate member of both the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, UK (CIPS). His interest in health began in 2007, when he was joined a KPMG assignment in South Sudan to work on various projects under the KPMG IDAS practice, setting up and building the capacity of South Sudan AIDS commission. There he came to believe that health sector funding systems needed to change in the developing world. “In my experience,” he says, “there is such extensive funding for health that national governments feel that is no longer their responsibility. But donors can only do so much – funds need to be channelled through appropriate systems and infrastructure. Without these, any amount of funding will fall short.” He now leads the Health and Innovation portfolio within IDAS where he works to deliver innovative health programmes, monitoring, grants management, health systems strengthening and assessments for clients.
Diploma in Law (LL.B) Dip, from the Kenya School of Law.
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Nairobi.
Master of Laws (LL.M) in Public Finance and Financial Services Law.
Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K)
Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPS -K)
Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya
Student member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply –UK, CIPS
Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Current: Director, Health and Innovation Pillar at KPMG IDAS practice
Current: Team leader for the Local fund agent team of The Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (North and Southern Sudan)
Value for money advisor, Royal Danish Embassy (RDE)/ Kenya Agricultural Sector Programme Support (ASPS) - Value for Money Study
Finance and procurement manager for the Capacity Building Trust Fund (CBTF) by the Government of Southern Sudan
Procurement advisor, Government of Kenya -Governance, Justice, Law and Order Sector (GJLOS) a multi-donor funded reform programme