What we do

We enable health systems to leverage on technology to fill staffing gaps affordably by efficiently utilizing the existing health workforce, and by enabling the equitable distribution of health workers in both urban and rural areas.

Healthcare facilities are constantly understaffed and rely on locum (per-diem) medical staff to fill in vacancies, often on short notice. Similarly, healthcare workers rely on networking and good will from colleagues to source for locum jobs, often missing out on opportunities.

OnLocum’s on-demand staffing platform empowers healthcare facilities to engage healthcare professionals where they are and fill shifts at scale, ensuring that patients get help faster. With the help of technology, healthcare leaders can control costs without compromising quality care.

Speed is our main differentiator

OnLocum reduces the average locum shift-booking time from 24 hours, to 10 minutes.

This can mean the difference between a mother delivering a healthy baby, or both lives lost in transit to another facility for referral.

Our Mission

Connecting healthcare facilities to available, flexible healthcare professionals, on-demand.

The Team

OnLocum is a solution built within the healthcare industry, for the industry. Collectively, the co-founders have over 30 years of experience as hospital managers. They understand first-hand the hassle involved in sourcing for healthcare practitioners on short notice, and the negative impact on the quality of care for patients.


Eric Mulatya

Co-founder, CEO & CTO

Caroline Wanjiku

Co-founder & COO

James Nthale

Co-founder & CFO

Jane Mutisya


Salim Mkirani

Senior Engineer

Issabelah Mutuku

Communication Manager

Dr. Esther Mbula

Clinical Consultant