Our history

Kenya Kesho was set up by Sandra and Peter Ruysenaars in 2006, as an Educational Trust Fund, with an inheritance received by Sandra and Peter from Sandra’s father, Monty England and her step-mother, Margaret Heggie.

Sandra and Peter are proud and passionate Kenyans making a difference.

Peter Ruysenaars was born and brought up in Kenya. By profession he is a Certified Accountant. He was resident manager of PriceWaterhouse (PWC) before starting his own professional practice and becoming one of Kenya’s top tax consultants. In 1990 Peter left the professional world behind, bought The Pemba Channel Fishing Club and became a big-game fisherman. 26 years and many fishing records later he now spends most of his free time administering The Kenya Kesho Trust.

Sandra Ruysenaars was also born and brought up in Kenya and is a retired hotelier. Sandra spends all her free time talking about Kenya Kesho.
As life-long Kenyans who have been successful businesspeople and philanthropists Sandra and Peter have a deep understanding of Kenyan culture and society. Their combination of strong personal commitment, passion and pragmatism has meant that The Kenya Kesho Trust has operated successfully for over a decade.

Both Sandra and Peter are well aware of how they benefited from a good education. Now as they transition from making a difference in the lives of individual students to making a wider difference at a community level by establishing this primary school for girls there is no doubt that they will apply the same deeply ethical and hands-on approach to their latest project.


“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

Thank you Dad and Margaret.
Love you.

PO Box 86952
Kenya 80100