Meet a few members of our team, all of whom are tireless in their devotion to the children and the Restart Centre…

Vincent Juma
Vincent lives near Gilgil with his wife and young sons. He has been working at Restart for one year. He trained with the Automobile Association and previously was employed as a personal driver. He loves to drive, and in fact there is an open invitation to anyone who would like to enjoy his trips! Vincent also likes to play football and regularly represents the senior team as goalkeeper. He sings in the senior choir and is a great supporter of all aspects of Restart life.
Dorcas Muthoni Kamau
Restart Home Help
Dorcas has worked at Restart for five years, and carries out many roles at the Centre including cleaning, kitchen work, laundry and nursery childcare.
Prior to Restart Dorcas worked for Telecom Kenya for over ten years. When she was made redundant, she was able to buy a small plot of land in Gilgil to build a house for her and her six children. On her one day off a week she loves to spend time in her garden planting flowers.

Robai Wanyonyi
Procurement Manager
Robai joined the Restart team in February 2018. She is the procurement manager and previously carried out the same role in a large construction company in Kisumu. She is married and originally comes from Western Kenya, although she is now settling into life around Gilgil. Robai loves reading and singing and is keen to help in extra curricular activities with the children.

Virginia Muthoni Karanja
Nursery Worker
Virginia started working at Restart in December 2014, and before that she worked as a maid at a local estate. Originally employed as a cleaner, she now works in the nursery looking after the small children and toddlers, which she absolutely loves – and it is clear that the toddlers adore her.
Virginia has 5 children of her own aged between 9 years and 25 years old.
She is an entrepreneur and on her days off she makes soap which she sells to the locals of Gilgil. She also loves to grow flowers.

Luke Ndolo
IT Manager & Teacher
Originally from Kisumu in Western Kenya, Luke has worked for us since January 2015, Previously he spent a number of years working for the Ministry of Education in Kenya, installing computers in schools. He studied computing at the technical university of Mombasa. In his spare time he loves mountain biking and tinkering with old cars. He also loves football and is a Chelsea fan. He can often be found at Restart having a kickabout with the children.
Ezira Masette
Senior Cook
Ezira Masette has spent most of his life working as a cook and joined Restart in November 2014 just before we moved into our new premises. He is currently responsible for the feeding of around 105 children, plus the staff who live on site at Restart. Ezira also lives on site. He has a wife and 5 sons who all live in Uganda where he is originally from. Every three months he goes back to Uganda to see his family. He loves helping to look after the children at Restart.