Sh. Badru is a prominent Islamic Finance Shariah scholar in East Africa. He is the first Certified Shariah Auditor and Advisor licensed by Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions in Kenya. He currently sits on the Shariah board of three Islamic financial institutions including the first Islamic Bank opened in Kenya back in 2008. He advises on various aspects of Shariah Compliance, Shariah Audit and product development. Sh. Badru brings a wealth of both local and international experience from the Islamic finance industry. An often sought out speaker and Shariah expert, he has advised both governmental and non-governmental organizations on Shariah compliance in various projects in Kenya such as the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development as well as Islamic Relief – UK. Shaikh Badru has a Masters in Islamic Banking and Management from the Marksfield Higher Education Institute, validated by the University of Gloucestshire, U.K and a B.A in the Hadeeth Sciences from Madina University Kingdom of Saudia Arabia.