Moses AloboMoses Alobo



Occupational Information

Occupation: Medical Doctor, Epidemiologist, Public Health consultant

Occupational Position: Medical Director for Glaxosmithkline in East Africa


My Tutu project is provision of primary school libraries in rural Kenya through strategic partnerships with corporate and individuals. By establishing these libraries as a seedling centre for the pursuit of education, mentorship, oral literature sessions, we intend to provide the societies in rural Kenya with a new awakening that is usually hidden in books and cultivate a reading culture, the essence for cultegration, while at the same time provide a network for outstanding pupils and students a pursuit of life changing careers for their communities. The libraries which are run by 3 member community teams are based in locality primary schools with low indices of education and provide daily newspapers, computers with internet connections, curriculum books, revision past papers and various library activities like read aloud sessions. They are open to the adult public.

Professional History

Prior to his current position, Moses was the Medical Manager for Oncology in Sub-Saharan Africa for Hoffmann La Roche, where he was also a member of the oncology advisory board for CEMAI (Central Europe, Middle East, Africa and India). He has implemented quality health management and research projects in the fields of cancer, antibiotics, vaccines, respiratory diseases, hepatitis, kidney disease and neglected tropical diseases in different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. 


Degrees from University of Nairobi and later the University of Birmingham. Medical Doctor, Epidemiologist, Clinical Researcher and Health Technology Assessment Specialist in Kenya and the UK.


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Norman Smit
23 December 2017

Making a simple change can help realize one’s full potential. At TED Talent Search Lagos 2017 in Nigeria, Victoria Ohaeri describes the importance of changing her name to positively affect others' perceptions.  The 2016 Tutu Fellow tells her personal story about the effects of labeling, and how changing her name made all the difference.

Norman Smit
21 December 2017

Young farmers participating in a project started by 2017 Tutu Fellow Samuel Kariuki have had their first harvest and been paid for the fruits of their labour.  The new farmers in the agro-entrepreneurship Fort Hall Eye Project harvested two tons of beans. This green success is taking place in one of the most troubled counties in Kenya, where alcoholism has left almost no household unaffected.

Peter Wilson
21 December 2017

When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

Norman Smit
20 December 2017

The CEO of All On, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is helping to build access to affordable sustainable energy for low income households, small business, and communities.  All On is an independent impact investing company.  As part of its approach it has also provided a grant to the acclaimed Nigerian tech incubator, Co-Creation Hub, to challenge Nigeria’s innovators on energy. Co-Creation Hub is run by 2017 Tutu Fellow 'Bosun Tijani.

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.