Mr. Francis Wanjohi Mwangi, MBS, OGW

The Director is the CEO of the institution, oversees all the functions of the Unit in additional to director roles.

National Disaster Management Unit

Mr. Philip A. Opiyo, CP

Deputy Director
National Disaster Management Unit
The Deputy Director NDMU supports the functions of the Director NDMU.

Research, Monitoring & Evaluation.

This docket requires monitoring and evaluation to improve performance and achieve results in disaster risk management. Also to improve the current and future outputs
This docket is currently held by Benjamin Shamalla assisted by Amos

Information, Communication & Technology.

This docket handles all matters to do with ICT for the Unit. Currently this docket is headed by Mr. Amos

Search and Rescue.

This section deals with tactical search and rescue operations. This docket is currently headed Bursdly Nyange.

Finance, HRM & Administration 

This docket deals with all matters of finance of the Unit. This docket is currently handled by Mr. Muriithi Thomas, in collaboration with CFO National Police Service among others.

Arms and Ammunitions.

This sections is charged with acquiring, storage and issuance of Arms and Ammunition for the Unit. Currently this docket is vacant however NDMU personnel collaborates with National Police Service

Awareness Campaigns.

Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear (CBRN).

This section handles Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear (CBRN)
It collaborates with Ministry of Health, Government Chemist Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board and Radiological Waste Management Center in Karen.

Explosives and Disposal (EOD).

This section in collaboration with National Police Service, Humanitarian Peace Support School undertakes the following to make Kenya a more safe Country

  • Post Blast Investigations
  • Weapons Technical Intelligence
  • Humanitarian Demining in Armed Conflict Areas
    Counter Improvised Explosive Devices awareness


This office entails the communication officer, the official spokes person of the Unit and handles all media issues. Currently this function is being handled by the Deputy Director.

Chief Administration.

This docket deals with all administrative matters of the Unit. This docket is currently handled by Mr. Cyrus Maina.

Risk, Reduction & Preparedness.

Mitigation, Resettlement and Peace Building.