Karika Kenya


KARIKA is an acronym of Kenyan Aged people Require Information, Knowledge & Advancement. This is a registered community based organization CBO, under the ministry of culture and social services in the year 2003, located in Dagoretti South Riruta location next to police station. the land in which we are located belong to the government of Kenya and we were located here by the Authority of the local leaders after we had been forcefully evicted by the landlords we used to rent their house next to K-REP BANK when they had a family land dispute in the year 2013.


Prof. Lucy W. Maina, Ph.D, OGW

Prof. Lucy W. Maina is an Associate Professor of Sociology of Development at the Department of Sociology, Gender and Development Studies at Kenyatta University- Kenya where she teaches sociology of ageing, research methods, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, sociology of development, gender and society, social welfare policies and evaluation, community development and organization among others. She has published widely in the area of social gerontology and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Population Ageing (Springer) at Oxford. Her research interests in Ageing led her to establish the Kenya Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2012, a membership association affiliated to the IAGG and which seeks to advance research knowledge and policy response to Ageing in Kenya and beyond.

Elijah Mwega

Joyce Maina

Joyce Maina is a compassionate professional with a degree in Business Management specializing in Human Resources. With expertise in performance management, organizational development, and a commitment to ethical and confidentiality standards. Alongside her academic background, Joyce is also a dedicated caregiver, providing support to the elderly and persons with disabilities. She is passionate about advocating for a better future for the elderly and ensuring their well-being.


CS. DR. MERCY KANYARA is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Commissioner For Oaths. She is also a Professional Certified Mediator (CPM) -MTI, a Certified Public Secretary (CS) -ICPSK,a Humanitarian Chaplain, a Pastor and an Entrepreneur in real estate and hotel industry. She is a practicing advocate with M. N. Kanyara & Company Advocates. She is also a motivational speaker, Counsellor, Women Leader and a lecturer. She holds a Masters Degree in Laws (LLM)-UON, a Masters Degree in Business Administration-JKUAT, Bachelors Degree in Law (LLB) -UON, Diploma in Legal Studies -Kenya School of Law, Diploma in Human Resource Management- Kenya Institute of Management, Diploma in Leadership -Word of Faith Bible Institute, Certificate in Counselling. As a result of her philanthropic character within the community, she holds an honorary PhD in Divinity. She is pursuing a PhD in Entrepreneurship. She has 34 years experience as an advocate and wide experience at senior management positions in both private, public and NGO sector. Dr. Mercy is philanthropist and she is one of the founding Trustee of Eddie Forever Solution Centre (ESOC) Foundation in Dagoretti. ESOC is a non-profit foundation which supports and promotes the welfare of the needy children, it runs a children’s home for orphans and needy children. ESOC also runs a monthly feeding program and distribution of foodstuffs to the needy. She’s also a Trustee of KARIKA Group Foundation (Foundation supporting the aged in Kenya. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK), Institute of Chartered Mediators & Conciliators (ICMC) and a long-time member of Lions Club International. Dr. Mercy has also been involved in management of politics. She was a Commissioner in the Elections Board of NARC Party in the year 2001 to 2007.She was an International Elections Observer for Presidential elections in Zimbabwe in 2002 and South Africa in 2004. In 2017 to 2019, she was the Director of International Relations in Jubilee Party of Kenya.



James Kamau

Project Officer

Patrick Mdogo

Field Officer

Violet Kagai

Project Officer

Mercy Kanyara

Resource Mobilizer

David Smith


Domitila Wandi

Finance Officer