Alloys Nyakundi was born and raised in Kisii, Kenya, where he is currently coordinating the activities of Emmah’s Garden non-profit.
Alloys has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans, USA. In addition, at Loyola, he was awarded the Kairos Award in May 2019. The Kairos award is given to a class or students by Loyola University. Recipients have demonstrated Loyola’s core values of academic excellence and collaboration for ministry in completing their coursework during the calendar year they will graduate.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Religious Studies from Kenyatta University, Kenya.
Alloys is a member of the AMECEA (Association Member of Episcopal Conference of Eastern Africa) SCCs training team where he promotes Young People Small Christian Communities activities at the regional level (9 countries in Eastern Africa: Kenya, Zambia, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania), where he gained valuable insight into the needs of Eastern Africa people and how they can be met through organizing them in communities.
Alloys co-authored the chapter “We Create the Path by Walking: Youth Small Christian Communities in Eastern Africa,” which is found in God’s Quad: Small Faith Communities on Campus and Beyond (Orbis 2018). The chapter shares several case studies highlighting the experience of young people in various parts of Eastern Africa.
He believes that human beings were created to be in solidarity with one another. His work can be summed up with the Ugandan proverb, “One hand washes the other hand.”