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Mercy Wanjau
Acting Director General at Communications Authority of Kenya


Mrs. Mercy Wanjau is the Acting Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). She was appointed to the position on 22nd August 2019. Prior to her appointment, she was the Authority’s Director of Legal Services and Board Secretary.

A commercial lawyer by profession, Mrs. Wanjau is a regulatory and governance expert who has been involved in design and harmonization of ICT policy and regulation at the local, regional and international level for over 15 years.

She is passionate and deeply interested in harnessing the transformative power of responsive public policy, regulatory reform and innovative technologies towards achieving digital transformation. She is a Certified Secretary and a Professional Mediator. She has previously consulted with KPMG South Africa and PriceWaterhouseCoopers Kenya.

Prior to that, she had a stint in commercial legal practice. In 2005/2006, she proceeded on international secondment to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), on a UN/World Bank/infoDev programme.

Mrs. Wanjau is a Trustee of the SOS Children’s Villages and is a Council Member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) Kenya.

She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (LLB Hons), University of Cape Town (LLM) and Strathmore Business School. In addition, she is an Eisenhower Fellow and a published author.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote: Building an East African Digital Economy Through Progressive Policy and Regulation


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