About us

East Africa Branch


East Africa Branch is the largest branch within the Institute with approximately 200 members in a wide range of maritime-related disciplines. The branch has continued to play a major role in the development of ICS in all areas.

Branch activities are a mix of the educational and the social and include seminars, annual dinners Golf Tournament Industry open day and a revision week for students in late March every year just ahead of the April examinations. The Branch also works closely with various stakeholders such as the Ports Authority, the Maritime Authority, the chamber of commerce, privately owned shipping companies and container Freight Stations as well as various learning institutions including the primary education providers.

The East Africa Branch primarily comprises Fellows, Members and Retired Members working or living in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Somali, Ethiopia and Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia & Djibouti but such is the nature of the industry that many of its members are now based overseas.

In terms of the spread of disciplines represented in the branch, having Kenya at its centre results in a pre-dominance of port-related activities, such as agency, surveying broking and ship operations although, legal, insurance and banking professionals are still represented in membership.


Who's who in 2018-2019

Chairman Robert Watene FICS
Vice Chairman Tumaini Namoya MICS
Secretary Elijah Ndungu FICS


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Contact details:


Physical Address of the Premises

Off Moi Avenue

Along Liwatoni Road - Mombasa

Opposite Moi University  ( Mombasa town Campus)

Mombasa - Kenya.


Branch Delivery Address for Postal Service.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

East Africa Branch

P. O Box 2095 - 80100

Mombasa - Kenya


Office contact numbers

Office line - +254772497876


Other Contacts:

+254721790168 / +254780790164 -  Mr. Awindah Oketch (Education and Training Officer)

+ 254729813175 / +254731436362 - Mr. Paul Katana ( Administration and Finance Officer)


E-mail: education@icseastafrica.org

W: www.ics.org.uk/east-africa-branch