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ORGANIZATION

Member Associations

At present, Kopiken has seven member associations. These are:

    AUTHORS (CREATORS OF WORKS);

  1. Kenya Non-Fiction Authors Association (KENFAA)

  2. Writers Association of Kenya (WAK)

  3. Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA)

  4. Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ)
  5. ARTISTS AND VISUAL CREATORS;

  6. Kenya Association of Photographers, Illustrators and Designers (KAPIDE)
  7. SONG LYRICISTS & WRITERS OF SHEET MUSIC;

  8. Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK)
  9. PUBLISHERS;

  10. Kenya Publishers Association (KPA)

Other associations of rightsholders have been invited to become members, and it is expected that they will join Kopiken in the near future.

Directors

Kopiken is governed by a Board of Directors. The directors are drawn from Kopiken’s member associations. Each association is represented on the Board by one director. Kopiken’s General Manager is also a member of the Board.

The current Board is made up of the following directors;

  • Chairman Prof Henry Indangasi (rep WAK

  • Vice Chair Dr Vicky Khasandi (rep KOLA)

  • Mr Lawrence Njagi (rep KPA)

  • Mr James Mutisya (rep MCSK)

  • Mr Chris Oluoch (rep KAPIDE)

  • Mrs Zipporah Mutea (rep KENFAA)

  • Mr Tervil Okoko (rep KUJ)

Staff

  • General Manager Sharon Chahale-Wata

  • Licensing Officer Aggrey W. Kisaka

  • Admin. Assistant Josyline Kagota

  • Accounts Officer Allan Kilel

  • Office Assistant Dorcas Odhiambo

Kopiken Agents

  • Nairobi Central Region
    1. Robert M. Wambai
    2. Kennedy M. Kisiang’ani
    3. Petronillah N. Mulai

  • Nairobi West Region
    1. Carol N. Wanjala

  • Nairobi North Region
    1. Lionel J. Akaranga
    2. Christine K. Masicha

  • Nairobi East Region
    1. Noreen A. Ambogo

  • Western Region
    1. Eliud A. Opwocha
    2. Kipsang C. Wesley

  • Nyanza Central Region
    1. Jones O. Adede

  • South Nyanza Region
    1. Sabastiano O. Onkoba

  • Coast Region
    1. Alfreda J. Ocholla

  • Upper South Rift Region
    1. Timothy Kamau

  • South Rift Region
    1. Samuel O. O. Debe
    2. Reginah K. Baraza

  • Eastern region
    1. Cathrine M. Kiongo (Embu county)
    2. Purity N. Wanyaga (Meru county)

  • Central region
    1. Mercy L. Otaro (Nyeri county)
    2. Willy R. Muriuki (Nyeri county)
    3. Catherine W. Nyaga (Murang’a county)

Memberships

Kopiken is a member of IFRRO - The International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations, whose headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium.
>> www.ifrro.org