About Strauss

Get to know us

Established in 2007, Strauss Energy is a local firm comprising accomplished and enterprising innovators in the fields of engineering, energy and construction. We provide a solution to the energy problem currently being experienced by businesses and households by providing renewable and cost-effective energy through BIPV technology, a revolutionary solar-powered roofing tile designed and made in Kenya.

It is tested and approved by the Kenya Bureau of Standards. To fully realize the envisaged Vision 2030, Strauss is fast on the path of plugging the energy deficiency and plans to meet the needs of both public and private clients it serves.

Our Mission

To integrate energy generating technology into the basic building materials.
To dramatically widen the energy generating shareholder base by ensuring the general citizenry participate and get a good return.

Our Vision

To annihilate extreme energy poverty by converting freely available clean energy into passive income.

Our Board Members

Amb.James Ochami


Senior Partner, Ochami & Associates, Former Director, IDB, Former Ambassador, DRC

Christine Ng’ang’a


MD, Strategia Advisors Ltd. Board Director Sanlam General Insurance, Former Assistant VP, New York City Economic Development Co-operation

Nancy Aburi


Strategic Partnerships (UN and Private Sector ).

Eng. James Mwangi


MD, Kurrent Technologies, Chairman, KEPSA (Energy Comm)

Management Team

Tony Nyagah

Co-founder, CEO


Tony develops partnerships, and directs the company growth strategies. Prior to founding Strauss, he held senior positions at IBM and the World Bank Group. Tony has 15 years management experience, including co-founding a bio-metrics technology start-up and growing it to annual turnover of 250 Million in 4 years. He holds a Masters in Energy Management and a Bachelors’ degree in Structural Engineering.

Charity Wanjiku

Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer


Charity has 10 years experience and is responsible for building partnerships, focusing on renewable energy procurement, sales and development to support company growth. Charity has previously worked with the Aga Khan Hospital, UNHCR and The Planning Group. She holds an MSc Project Management in Construction and Bachelor of Architecture. She is also a registered Architect.

Daisy Karimi

Special Advisor, Technical Services


Daisy has 5 years experience and oversees operations, logistics, and general implementation. Daisy holds an BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an MSc. in Energy Management. Daisy is also a certified PMP professional and a YALI Fellow in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young Africa Leaders Institute (YALI) 2015. She has worked as a plant manager for NKG and an Engineer at Ketraco.

Douglas Obok

Chief Engineering Officer


Douglas has 7 years experience and oversees engineering processes, the technical quality, and photovoltaic assembly. Mr. Ombok boasts of a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree in addition to vast experience in power and lighting having previously worked at the National utility company, Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC).


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