History & Foundation

Prior to the Centre’s inception in 2001, Edith Murogo employed domestic workers in her home and taught them home management skills. A unique employer, Edith strived to understand the challenges that faced this marginalized group. She treated them with respect and gained their respect in return. From a healthy and open relationship with her employees, she soon became aware of the stigma and tribulations associated with domestic workers and opened her home as a training and advocacy centre for them.

In its pilot phase in 2001, CDTD was known as Domestic Support Services, and initially served 5 girls from Kibera. Sensitive to the needs of Kenyan women, Ms. Murogo soon expanded her program and officially registered the Centre as an NGO in 2003. Since its registration, she has adopted numerous programs in order to best assist the disadvantaged. While the Domestic Workers program remains the focal point of the program, CDTD now houses a Literacy Program, Continued Education Program, Rescue and Rehabilitation Program, and Refugee Rehabilitation Program. In total, CDTD’s size has multiplied 600 times since its birth in 2001.More than 10,000 individuals have been transformed through CDTD's work. Today the organization operates as a fully fledged NGO that addresses the welfare of domestic workers; both children and adults

Board Of Directors

Dr. Alfred Muthee

Board Chair
BSc-Agric (UON) MSc-Agric Econ (UON)
PhD- Agricultural/Natural Resources Economics (WSU-USA)
Agricultural/Natural Resources Consultant

Dr. Muthee holds a PhD in Agricultural/Natural Resources Economics and has 36 years of relevant experience. He is currently a private consultant and works for various organizations i.e. Government of Kenya and Parastatals, International NGO's (CARE, World Vision, Oxfam) and International/Regional bilateral and unilateral organizations (World Bank, Food and Agricultural organization, USAid for International Development, UN-Economic Commission for Africa, UKAid, COMESA, IGAD and African Development Bank among others.

Edith W. Murogo

Board Secretary
BEd-Arts Kenyatta University
CDTD Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Edith holds a BEd degree from Kenyatta University where she graduated in 1992. A teacher by profession, Edith worked in the private sector before founding CDTD. In 2000, using personal savings, Edith started empowering domestic workers from her private house where she equipped them with homecare management skills in housekeeping, cookery and childcare. By 2006 Edith started rescuing girl child domestic workers and other girls in need of care and protection. Locally and abroad, Edith is known as an advocate for girl child and women empowerment and has vast experience formulating initiatives for gender equality. As a Chief Executive Officer, Edith's portfolio includes fundraising and program co-ordination.

Catherine Mugure Maina

Board Treasurer
CPA (K) - Strathmore University
Auditor – Kang'ethe and Associates

Catherine Maina is a Certified Public Accountant (K) having qualified from Strathmore University in Kenya. Over the years Catherine has worked with both Companies and NGO clients where she has gained a total of nineteen years audit experience providing services to both donor Funded Projects and corporate clients.
Currently, Catherine works as an Auditor at Kang'ethe and Associates Audit Firm where she is also a finance partner in charge of the day to day management of the company in addition to managing the company's broad clientele which is diverse and has equally unique needs and expectations. Catherine is highly computer literate and has advised and helped set up computer based accounting systems and controls for many clients.

Rev Joyce Mworia

Board Member
PhD – Kenyatta University (ongoing)
Reverend – Methodist Church in Kenya

Rev. Joyce Mworia is an alumni of Alliance Girls High School and is currently undertaking her PhD studies at Kenyatta University in Early Childhood Education Development. Joyce has an MA in Developmental Studies from St. Paul's University in Limuru. For the past 20 years, she has been working with the Methodist church in Kenya, undertaking pastoral work for the church and is currently serving as a coordinator for Boys and Girls brigades. Joyce is a qualified Training of Trainers (TOT) professional having undergone extensive training in this area and is involved in training activities in her organization.

Grace Wanjaiya

Board Member
MA in Counseling Psychology - International Leadership University
Counseling Psychologist and Trainer

Grace Wanjaiya is a Counseling Psychologist with an MA from the International Leadership University. Previously Grace worked with the Ministry of Agriculture in Training and Development Department for 32 years and holds an MSc in agriculture from the University of Melbourne. While at the Ministry, Grace was involved in Training of Trainers (TOT) and staff development and psycho social support. Grace is very passionate about counseling girls and women from disadvantaged backgrounds and has been very instrumental in counseling CDTD beneficiaries using her own resources. She is also involved in social work through her church where she is a member of the Woman's Guild.