Mr. Ouma was a Biochemistry major at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and has a Master of Philosophy degree in Environmental Health from Moi University. He also holds post-graduate diplomas in Cleaner Production and in Risk Assessment and Monitoring for Environmental Chemicals from Dresden University of Technology and Kobe University respectively. He is a member of the Environmental Institute of Kenya (EIK) and is a registered Environmental Impact Assessment/Environmental Audit (EIA/EA) lead expert and is also a certified EIA/EA reviewer.
He is an environmental practitioner with vast experience as Principal Environmental Research Officer, Environmental Inspector, and Senior EIA Officer for the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), and as a District Environment Officer in various districts. He is currently the Deputy Director for NEMA’s Compliance Section, and represents the Director-General, NEMA on the Board.