Our Journey as Toastmasters in East Africa is too rich, too phenomenal to document is such a short space. Stories have been told in tall tales, speeches given in club meetings that tell of every member and the their individual journey within Toastmasters. Each story is our story.

We recognize members who save and slave to share the joy and impact of leadership and communication in their communities. We have done this together. The data recorded here presents the records in Toastmasters International.

PERIOD ending June 30th

Chartered Clubs in Country

District Alignment

Key Achievements

Members Recognition


Kenya 37

Uganda 9

Ethiopia 8

Rwanda 4

Tanzania 3

5 Division

15 Areas

Smedley Distinguished District

15.7% Club Growth

23% Membership payments

80.4% Distinguished Clubs

3rd World Position

25 DTMs

International Video Speech Contest: 1st and 2nd Place Winners


Kenya 32

Ethiopia 7

Uganda 5

Rwanda 4

Tanzania 3

2 Divisions

7 Areas

Smedley Distinguised District

50% Club Growth

48.6% Membership Payments

85.3% Distinguished Club

4th World Position.

5 DTMs

International Video Speech Contest: 2nd Place Winner


Kenya 21

Ethiopia 5

Uganda 3

Rwanda 3

Tanzania 2

5 Areas

Undocumented by TI


International Video Speech Contest 1st and 2nd Place Winners

The real history of our district began in 2017-2018 year. This year East Africa, was a very rewarding period for Toastmasters in the region as World Headquarters included the Territorial council of East Africa in its district reformation plan, we were graced by a visit from the then President of Toastmasters International – Balraj Arunasalam, DTM and, thanks to the unwavering support of Toastmasters across East Africa, we registered a growth of 100% in the number of clubs – from 17 active clubs in June 2017 to 34 clubs in 2018.

The Best of East Africa Conference in Kigali Rwanda, held in May of 2017, heralds the first affirmation of 17 Chartered Clubs and 3 Prospective clubs which later chartered the next year to migrate East Africa from Undistricted Toastmasters Territory to a Territorial Council.

Serving in the first Territorial Council leadership was Chair – Rozy Rana, DTM, Program Quality Director- Joshua Tahinduka, DTM and Club Growth Director – Harry Karanja, DTM. This team committed to expanding the knowledge of transition to District across East Africa together with passionate and committed club sponsors, mentors and coaches.

Members of Individual clubs pooled together to physically mobilize members of new clubs and committed their time and resources to grow others. These members went beyond their personal development journey to very noble and inspiring mission that was fundamental to the expansion of Toastmasters in East Africa Today. We are totally indebted to each one of them in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. Thank you!