Daniel M. Mutonga

Position: CEO Zahanati Ventures
Categories: Team Members

Daniel Munyambu Mutonga is a licensed General Practitioner in Kenya with interest in Global Health, Tropical Medicine, Lifestyle Diseases, Mental Health, Homecare and Mobile Health. He is Co-Founder of Zahanati Ventures Ltd, Cambi Health and has worked with other eHealth startups interested in new markets across Africa.

He trained as a medical doctor and obtained an MBChB, MSc. Tropical & Infectious Diseases, and an Honorary BSc. Medical Physiology from the University of Nairobi. He had a 2-year assignment in Havana, Cuba as a resident in Comprehensive General Medicine. Daniel is stationed at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Kenyatta University and Mathari National Teaching & Referral Hospital.

He has several research publications on Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Open Access, Intimate Partner Violence, Pediatric Critical Care and is conducting research on Travel-related Diarrhoea and Frailty among the Elderly. He is a member of the Kenya Association of Family Physicians (KAFP), Kenyan chapter of the International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Advocacy for Global Health Partnerships (AGHP) and International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM).

Daniel is married to Dr. Christine Wayua (PhD) and his hobbies include travelling, music, movies and cooking.


von Saint Andre-von Arnim AO, Kumar RK, Clark JD, Wilfond BS, Nguyen Q-UP, Mutonga DM, Zimmerman JJ, Oron AP and Walson JL (2022) Family-Assisted Severity of Illness Monitoring for Hospitalized Children in Low-Resource Settings—A Two-Arm Interventional Feasibility Study. Front. Pediatr. 10:804346.

von Saint Andre-von Arnim AO, Kumar RK, Oron AP, Nguyen QP, Mutonga DM, Zimmerman J, et al. Feasibility of family-assisted severity of illness monitoring for hospitalized children in low-income settings. Pediatr Crit Care Med. (2021) 22:e115–24.

Mutonga DM, Mureithi MW, Ngugi NN, Otieno FC. Diabetic Foot Ulcers in a Kenyan Referral and Teaching Hospital: Risk Factors, Patient Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes. Series of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Vol 1 Iss 2. September 2019

Mutonga DM, Mureithi MW, Ngugi NN, Otieno FCF. Bacterial isolation and antibiotic susceptibility from diabetic foot ulcers in Kenya using microbiological tests and comparison with RT – PCR in detection of S. aureus and MRSA. BMC Res Notes [Internet]. 2019;1–6.

Duncan Mwangangi Matheka, Joseph Nderitu, Daniel Mutonga, Mary Iwaret Otiti, Karen Siegel,and Alessandro Rhyll Demaio. 2014. Open access: academic publishing and its implications for knowledge equity in Kenya. Globalization and Health 2014; 10: 26.