About us

A diverse team, ready for any challenge


The Prothea Kenya team finds its strenght in diversity. 
This can be seen in the different profiles, like:

- Orthopaedic Surgeon
- Electromechanical Engineer
- Orthopaedic Technologist
- Entrepreneur

The team consists of Kenyan and European experts, working together to offer the best possible solutions for our patients.


Ugani Prosthetics,
Driven by innovation


Prothea Kenya is the local Kenyan branch of the Belgian social enterprise Ugani Prosthetics. 

Over the past years, Ugani has developed an innovative digital (3D) workflow which enables orthopaedic technologists to lower the cost of their devices while increasing the quality. 

Ugani has done projects in Benin and Ghana, and will launch its next workshop in the DRC next year. Prothea will use the 3D workflow of Ugani to produce devices in Nairobi.


Discover more about Ugani Prosthetics

  Team

Nick Were, 
Director

Co-founder and Orthopaedic resident. Nick holds a long term vision of providing patient centred care and enhancing the multidisciplinary approach in patient management. He is currently practicing at the Kenyatta National Hospital and several other hospitals in Kenya. Nick is keen on integrating 3D technology in his practice, recognizing that applying innovative solutions in the delivery of orthopedic care is critical in increasing access to quality, equitable, inclusive health care to Kenyans from all backgrounds.

Florian Vallaeys, 
Director

Florian is the co-founder of Ugani Prosthetics and an engineer by training. Over the past years he worked in several startups and has developed a strong entrepreneurial mindset. He is the driving force behind the implementation of Prothea Kenya as a local branch of Ugani and will push the organization to grow and reach more and more patients.

Benedict Odhiambo,
Prosthetist

With a passion for innovation and a commitment to patient care, Benedict has spent years honing his expertise in creating custom prosthetics and orthotics that enhance mobility and comfort.


His journey in the field has been marked by a deep sense of compassion and a drive to make a positive impact on the lives of those he serves.

When he's not crafting prosthetic solutions, he enjoys staying updated with the latest advancements in the field, always striving to provide the best care possible, he also enjoys music and playing musical instruments.​

Nelson Oniango, 
Prosthetist

Nelson graduated from KMTC in 2013 as an Orthopaedic Technologist. He also followed a specialization course in Germany with Ottobock. Over the past years, he has worked at the Kenyatta National Hospital, where he helped countless patients.

Amélie Leconte, 
Prosthetist

Amélie is an ISPO Cat I prosthetist and orthotist with 5 years of  experience in different European Clinics. She will be assisting and training the Kenyan prosthetists and orthotists to ensure the quality of all produced devices adhere to the highest standards.

Amos Wafula, 
Prosthetist

Amos has 7 years of experience in orthopaedic technology, and has had many succesful stories in patient management, community based rehabilitation and the identification and assesment of patients needs. He loves travelling, swimming and playing pool.

Success Stories​

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