The Studyville is a joint project of DEFOCA (Defence Forces Comrades Association) and the Mukuru Trust, a charitable non-profit trust dedicated to assisting the less privileged of society.
DEFOCA promotes the welfare of serving and retired members of the Defence Forces by relieving distress, alleviating poverty and generally improving the welfare of members in need. The funds to carry out these activities are generated through membership fees and by investing funds in income generating activities and from donations and grants from serving and retired personnel.
The Mukuru Trust established in 2001 is an initiative of professional Kenyans who seek to assist needy residents of Mukuru and other slums in Kenya.
- The Chief of Defence Forces – Gen Samson Jefwa Mwathethe
- The Vice Chief of Defence Forces – Lt Gen Robert kibochi
- Commander Kenya Army – Lt Gen Walter Raria
- Commander Kenya Airforce – Maj Gen F O Ogolla
- Commander Kenya Navy – Maj Gen Levi Franklin Mghalu
- Chairman Mukuru Trust –Dr. Kamithi Ng’ang’a (Environmentalist)
- Secretary Mukuru Trust- Ms Muthoni Gichohi (Lawyer)
- Treasurer Mukuru Trust – Prof. David Sperling (University Professor)