Angellah Kairuki


She is currently the Minister of State in the President's Office for Public Service Management and Good Governance. She was also selected as a WEF Young Global Leader in 2014 and is a graduate of the University of Hull. She holds a PgDL in Legal Practice from Staffordshire University.

She previously served as Deputy Minister for Lands,Housing and Human Settlement as well as Constitutional and Legal Affairs. Prior to joining politics, she worked in the Attorney General’s Chambers as Parliamentary Draftsman and as a State Attorney in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

Angellah Kairuki has also worked in the Private Sector as Head of Department of the Ethics, Compliance and Governance at VODACOM Group PTY. In 2011 she was appointed by the Speaker of the National Assembly to represent Tanzania in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and she was elected by the IPU assembly to become a Member of Human Rights Committee of the IPU.Currently she holds the portfolio of Secretary General of the Tanzania Women Parliamentary Group. She is also a member of the National Executive Committee of the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and Member of the National Council of UWT, the ruling party’s women wing.

Angellah is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and a Member of Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators. She has an LLB degree from the University of Hull and a PgDL in Legal Practice from Staffordshire University. In 2012 Angellah took part in the inaugural Leadership for Change in Africa programme by the African Leadership Institute, and was on the list of Forbes magazine’ 20 Young Power African Women in 2013. In 2014 she was chosen by the World Economic Forum to be a Young Global Leader.

Angellah participated in AFLI's Leadership for Change program.

“For me the greatest take away in the group project was how to assimilate different ideas, to appreciate the input, skills and experience of the group members and how to utilize their skills to improve the project. It opened me up to implement other projects of benefit to Tanzania.”


More can be read at her Parliamentary Page.

Featured News

Peter Wilson
14 April 2019

The African Leadership Institute has a very strong cohort of emerging African leaders for the prestigious Tutu Leadership Fellowship for 2019. Amongst nearly 250 nominees of outstanding quality from more than African countries, 23 of Africa’s highest potential young leaders were selected to take part in the programme. Including the candidates nominated by our sponsoring organisations, the candidates represent 12 different African countries, ranging in age 25 to 39 years of age, and span several industries. The selected candidates demonstrate the incredible wealth and breadth of leadership talent that exists in Africa’s youth.

The biographies of the 2019 candidates follow:

Charles Sidambe
12 April 2019

2016 Fellow, renowned Kenyan award-winning film producer and Spielworks Media CEO, Dorothy Ghettuba, has been appointed by Global streaming giant, Netflix, as Manager for International Originals. 
The move comes after Netflix announced in 2018 that it would commission original shows from Africa by 2019. This move was intended to  increase demand for the platform among viewers from the region and eventually reduce the cost of access. “Telling our African stories. Onwards and Upwards,” said Ms Ghettuba in an Instagram post announcing her appointment. Dorothy launched Spielworks Media, a Nairobi-based African production company, in 2009 and wished to one day, turn the company into an African version of the American motion picture studio, Universal Pictures. She has produced epic programs such as ‘Sumu La Penzi’ and  ‘Lies That Bind’. 
Charles Sidambe
15 March 2019

2018 Tutu Fellow Aminu Umar-Sadiq has been appointed as an Executive Director and Member of the Board of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, or NSIA, by President Muhammadu Buhari. This appointment sees him move from his previous role as Senior Vice-President and Deputy Head of Infrastructure, also at the NSIA.
In 2018, the NSIA Board established a Direct Investment Committee for review and oversight of investments in core domestic infrastructure sectors such as motorways, agriculture, healthcare, power, and education. Aminu has significant experience in investment banking, private equity and public finance, including his most recent role at the NSIA.
Charles Sidambe
15 March 2019

2018 Tutu Fellow Adebola Williams has been named a 2019 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.  Adebola, who is the founder of RED Media, was selected from thousands of applications from across the world following a rigorous vetting process designed to identify global leaders and young visionaries working to shape the future through inspired leadership.
Created in 2004 by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, as a way to help the world meet increasingly complex and interdependent challenges, Adebola Williams will join an elite community of the world’s next-generation leaders in influencing decision-making through the contribution of new ideas, perspectives and energy.

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

AFLI Workplace

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AFLI uses Workplace by Facebook as its networking and collaboration platform for the Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  It allows Fellows to network, discuss issues, develop position papers, plan events, and coordinate with each other ahead of meetings when travelling to other countries. It also provides a space for programme associates to collaborate on their requirements for the Tutu Leadership programme.

Workplace is a software app that functions across desktop and mobile using familiar features like groups, chat, and video calls, and is used by more than 30,000 organisations around the world. It uses an interface familiar to anyone who has used Facebook, but adjusted for the workplace. We have provided answers to FAQs on how to log in, how Workplace can be used, and answers to possible technical questions users may have.  Fellows can log into Workplace by clicking on the the logo.


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