Joyce Akai Emanikor MP, Turkana County [login to view email]
Social Policy Analysis and Action Environment and sustainable development Poverty and Livelihoods Analysis Peace and Reconciliation Gender and Development Education Programme Management and Strategy Capacity Building for Empowerment

About Joyce

Joyce Akai Emanikor is Turkana County’s Woman Member of the Kenya National Assembly.

Joyce Emanikor was the former Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) chairperson, the first woman to hold the position and the Emergency Education consultant for UNICEF.

Joyce is a PhD candidate at Moi University and holds a MA in Development Studies from the University of Manchester, UK and a BA (First Class Honours) from Daystar University, Kenya.

She is credited with translating The Bible into Turkana language and starting mobile schools in Turkana.


From Mar 2013

Member of Parliament Kenya National Assembly

MP, (Woman Representative), Turkana County – to the Kenya National Assembly

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

Emergency Education Consultant United Nations Children’s Fund

Emergency Education Consultant, United Nations Children’s Fund, Kenya Country Office.

From Oct 2010

Chairperson Kerio Valley Development Authority

Oct 2010:
Chairperson, Kerio Valley Development Authority for a 3-year term.

Jan 2007 - Jan 2011

Education Programme Officer Oxfam

Education Programme Officer, Oxfam, Kenya Programme.

Jan 2002 - Jan 2007

Project Officer, Turkana Integrated Programme Oxfam

Project Officer, Turkana Integrated Programme, Oxfam.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2002

Development Consultant Appropriate Development Consultants Ltd (ADCL)

Development Consultant, Appropriate Development Consultants Ltd (ADCL).

Jan 1985 - Jan 1996

Translator, Turkana Bible translation project Bible Society of Kenya (BSK)

Translator, Turkana Bible translation project, Bible Society of Kenya (BSK)

Jan 1984 - Jan 1985

Assistant Primary School Inspector Teachers Service Commission, Kenya

Assistant primary school Inspector, Teachers Service Commission, Kenya


Upto Dec 2007

MA in Development Studies University of Manchester, UK

MA in Development Studies,
Institute of Development and Policy Management (IDPM),
School of Environment and Development,
University of Manchester, UK.

Upto Oct 2001

BA (Hons) Community Development (1st Class) University of Eldoret, Kenya

Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours):
Community development (Major),
Peace and Reconciliation (Minor),
Daystar University Nairobi (2001)