Welcome to the newest members of our team


With the start of the new academic semester last week, Akilah not only welcomes its students to a new campus, but also is proud to introduce a number of new staff.

Mutoni Kayihura

Mutoni Kayihura, Country Director

Mutoni Kayihura is Akilah’s new Country Director, managing the daily operations on our campus in Kigali. With 18 years of professional experience, Mutoni worked as the Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer of Tempo Africell in Burundi prior to joining Akilah. A native Rwandan, she spent 16 years in Toronto, graduating from Canada’s York University in Canada. Mutoni received her MBA in Corporate Strategy and Economics from Maastricht University (Holland) before returning to Rwanda in 2006.

Excited about her newly assumed position, Mutoni says: “I am looking forward to engaging with the many members of the Rwandan and international community that give Akilah its energy and strength. We have an extraordinary faculty, filled with interesting, committed instructors who are tied closely to the ambitions and goals of our remarkable students. I am excited to make Akilah a model institute and reinforce the foundations that will carry it in many more years to come.”

Lydia Tumuhairwe

Lydia Tumuhairwe, English Instructor

Daniel Namanya, English instructor

Daniel Namanya, English instructor

Other new staff includes two English instructors, Lydia Tumuhairwe and Daniel Namanya. Lydia hails from Kampala Uganda where she studied Education, Literature, and English at Makerere University. Most recently, Lydia served as the Dean of Academics at Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology in Bugesera. Daniel completed his Diploma in Education from Kyambogo University (Uganda) followed by English Language and Literature studies at the Uganda Christian University. His passion for education motivated him to pursue a Masters Degree in curriculum development.

Dieudonne Uwase, Mathematics Instructor

Dieudonne Uwase, Mathematics Instructor

Dieudonne Uwase, Akilah’s new Mathematics Instructor, graduated from Kigali Institute of Education in March 2009, with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Physics. In addition to teaching, he is currently pursuing a Masters program in Economics.

Triphine Murekatete

Triphine Murekatete, Admissions and Recruitment Associate

Lastly, Akilah’s very first alumni employee, Triphine Murekatete has been hired as our Admissions and Recruitment Associate. Triphine graduated from Akilah with a Business Diploma in Leadership and Hospitality Management last August. She is excited to help inform and recruit new classes of young Akilah women!

Welcome to all of our new Akilah staff!


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