Mwende is the daughter of Peter Gatabaki, the senior chief of Thakwa who is also a former member of the Githunguri MP. She set the course of her work and she studied in Mathematics between 1987 and 1990 at the University in Kenyatta. On 4 December 2017, Mwende Gatabaki, David Ndii’s wife spoke to reporters in Mombasa.
Later she became a graduate student of Computer Studies at Salford University from 1994 to 1996 and a Masters of Management and Organisation development at the United States International University from 1994 to 1996. On 4 December 2017, when President Uhuru Kenyatta was ordered to release Ndii after his dramatic arrest she was placed in public. She was published by The Standard. She is an honored digital strategist, who has been honored four times for her accomplishments in ICT. In December 2013, Ms. Ndii won the Kenya@50 Years Award for Excellence in ICT Utilization and Management Award.
Although serving as Special Counselor for the African Development Bank Group’s first president and Chief of Operations, in March 2014 Chairman Kenyatta asked the AfDB President to allow her to return to Kenya and to prepare on his administration’s digital transition.
In addition to its impressive curriculum vitae, for six years–from 2004 to 2010, Mwende worked as the general manager of the Kenya Tea Development Authority. KTDA was the first Africa-based organization to be given the CIO 100 Global Award in 2009 during her tenure.
As Senior Public Sector Consultant in East Africa (Standard) for July 2015 to October 2016, Mwende had worked with McKinsey & Company. The mission was to improve the activities of the public sector to intensify the socio-economic impact and increase revenues of the business.
In January 2018, she served as a group chief at Lattice Consulting Limited. Lattice Consulting was founded in 2003 as a Boutique Consultancy and Investment company with corporate and private clients across the public and East African industries.