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Emmanuel Chebukati: Story of Wafula Chebukati’s Son Who is a Computer Guru and Hacker

Emmanuel Chebukati is a cloud security engineer with over 7 years of experience in systems auditing, application security, and secure cloud deployment. He is a Co-Founder and Certified Cloud Security Engineer at Hepta Analytics and Heptapay.

Unknown to a majority of Kenyans, Emmanuel is the son of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Wanyonyi Chebukati.

He has delivered sensitive technology projects across the East African region and globally (remotely) in the public and private sectors. His industry experience is backed by three Microsoft Azure certifications, he is an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, a Certified Ethical Hacker, and he holds an MSc in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon. He is currently working on scaling Hepta Analytics – a data analytics company he co-founded – in Kenya and Rwanda.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Emmanuel attended the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa between 2003 and 2011, where he attained a International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). In 2009, he acquired a certificate in computer programming from the Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT).

In 2011, he enrolled back at IAT and attained a Certificate in Business Information Technology, with distinction honours.

Between 2012 and 2014, Emmanuel attended there United States International University (USIU) in Nairobi and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computer Technology. He joined Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 and graduated in 2018 with a Masters in Information Technology.

From August 2021 to January 2022, he also served as a Cyber Security Instructor at LinkedIn.

Emmanuel served as a Cyber Security Instructor at eKRAAL Innovation Hub between April 2019 and June 2022.

He co-founded Hepta Analytics in 2017 and has served as the company’s Cloud Security Engineer since then to date. In 2020, he co-founded Heptapay.

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