Peter Ouko

Founder & Executive Director

Peter (Pete – as he is famously known) is the Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Safety Awareness Initiative, better known by its brand name CRIME SI POA.

Pete founded Crime Si Poa in 2007 while on Death Row in a maximum security prison, serving time on a wrongful conviction. His passion for justice and safety of young people plays a major role in his management style and is also what inspired him to found the organization.
He holds a Diploma in Law from the University of London and is on course to complete his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the same University.

As Chief Executive, Pete has demonstrated an ability to spot and invest in talent, encourage teamwork and build transformational leadership amongst his staff leading to delivery of impactful results and is credited with the development of strategic partnerships that has seen the organization grow rapidly, especially within the last two years. Pete owes his resilient spirit to his parents, the beneficiaries of the organization’s programs as well as his mentors.

A people person, a music lover but an average dancer, Pete spends his free time networking and appreciating different genres of music.