Msingi EA is deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of the brilliant and visionary Ali Mufuruki who was our inaugural Chairman. His dedication and passion for the region helped shaped who we are today.
We give our deepest condolences to his wife and four children.
May he Rest in Peace
Monday 9th December 2019
Body arrives in Tanzania and will rest at Lugalo
Family and close friends will convene at his Kunduchi home
Tuesday 10th December 2019
Last respects will be held from 9.00 am at JNICC(Julius Nyerere International Conference Center)
A new chapter for Msingi East Africa
After years of successfully working together as partners with a shared mission of transforming sectors in East Africa, Gatsby Africa, Kenya Markets Trust and Msingi have integrated to become one organisation. Combined, we have a long history operating in East Africa and have worked with governments, development partners and others in the pursuit of sector transformation.
The integrated organisation is a philanthropic entity of Lord David Sainsbury operating across a portfolio of six sectors in East Africa – Commercial Forestry, Aquaculture, Textiles and Apparel, Livestock, Agricultural Inputs and Water. Our consolidated portfolio puts us in a strong position to deliver meaningful levels of impact for millions of people in the region, and strengthens our ability to generate and share our learning with others.
What does this mean for the work that we have been passionately championing over the years? There will be no changes to the focus and modalities of how we work or our shared commitments – our existing programmes will continue to operate and drive transformation as they have always done.
However, we will retain our current Msingi website for a minimum period of six months, so that our knowledge materials are available to you. We shall be moving these over to our new website so that nothing will be lost.
As we launch the integrated Gatsby Africa, we are excited about the opportunities that this integration brings for our people, the sectors we work in and the communities we serve. Coming together allows us to leverage the strengths of the three organisations, unlocks a new world of opportunities for our staff, our sectors, and millions of East Africans.
We are excited about what the future holds and our collective contribution to the region we all believe in and are committed to.