Mwihaki Muraguri

Founder, Paukwa

Mwihaki loves words - spoken, written, set against a rhythm, in a book or a poem. Words have always been central to her creative process. Her superpower – the weaving of words. For over two decades Mwihaki honed her skill in project delivery while working in the development arena across Sub Saharan Africa. With a progressive career in public health, development and philanthropy, Mwihaki has delivered change in myriad ways through institutions as diverse as AMREF Health in Africa, the KCB Foundation, IDRC and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Throughout her career, advancement of Africa has always been at the core.

A skilled speaker, writer and project manager, Mwihaki’s passion for storytelling led to the establishment of Paukwa House Ltd. a storyhouse dedicated to showcasing and sharing positive stories from the continent, developed from an authentically African perspective to counter and change prevailing negative social stereotypes on Africa. Paukwa provides storytelling training, emcee, writing, photo and film documentation services for clients; and curates and delivers positive content about Kenya through digital media channels as its social mission.

Mwihaki is based in her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya where she plays house with her husband and three children.