Pete Vowles says kwaheri to Kenya as he heads back to the UK

Pete Vowles leaving Kenya
The Vowles family prepare to leave Nairobi for Oxford. Photo: Twitter/PeteVowles

Department for International Development Kenya Head, Pete Vowles, is heading back to the UK after just over two years in East Africa.

Prior to taking up his most recent post in Kenya, Mr Vowles was been leading reforms to transform the way the DFID design and deliver programmes.

Educated at Oxford University, his previous roles include Joint Lead in Transforming Programme Delivery, Deputy Head of DFID in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Head of Partnerships DFID in India, State Building Team Leader DFID Afghanistan, Head of Global Development HLSP and Team Leader of the Bangladesh Population and Health Consortium.

Posting his news on Twitter, he said “Sobbed a bit saying farewell to the great UK High Commission team today: an inspiring bunch, doing great work to help people end poverty in Kenya. I have learnt so much working with you all and sad my time has been cut short.”

According to another social media post, it appears he will be based in the city of Oxford for his next role and if you would like to look back on his time in Kenya, please click here.

Leave a Reply