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


Nick Were

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

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.

Faith Njoki

Faith has 10+ years in business management in various positions and indurstries. She has depth of knowledge on how to run an organisation and does so effortlessly. When she's not in the office she's on the road exploring new frontiers on two-wheelers. 

Amos Wafula, 

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.

Benedict Odhiambo

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.​

Geoffrey Maragia
3D Engineer

Jeff graduated from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in 2021 with a degree in Controls Engineering and is a seasoned engineer. 

He has spent in career so far engaging in various engineering disciplines and built up a strong forte of skills. When anything goes wrong, he is the first person to ask.

On his free time he enjoys listening to music and tinkering with gadgets.

Success Stories​

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