Chairman, Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia
Commissioner Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, is the Chairman, National Cohesion and Integration Commission. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor on Cohesion, Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Executive Office of the President and Cabinet Affairs. Dr. Kobia served as a Commissioner in the Judicial Service Commission which recruits Kenyan judges, and oversights the Judiciary; 2010-2012 Ecumenical Special Envoy for the Sudan’s; 2007-2018 Chancellor of St. Paul’s University; former General Secretary of the Geneva based World Council of Churches.
He has vast experience in mediation and dialogue. Currently, he coordinates dialogue platforms as safe spaces for interactions between Kenyans of diverse stations and Government to address pressing issues. The fruits of the dialogues include peaceful co-existence, healing and reconciliation, peaceful resolution of conflicts and national cohesion.
He holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning, Theology, and International relations from universities in...
Vice Chairperson, Wambui Nyutu OGW
Commissioner Wambui Nyutu OGW is the Vice Chairperson of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi. She recently acquired a certificate in Leadership Decision-Making and completed the Women and Power program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Commissioner Nyutu is also a Certified Professional Mediator from the Mediation Training Institute East Africa and holds an Arbitration and ADR certification from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Prior to her appointment as a Commissioner at NCIC in 2019, she served as a Director at the National Irrigation Board of Kenya since 2018. She also worked as a Legal Assistant at Kiragu Wathuta & Co Advocates in 2017 and as a Legal Secretary at Peman...
Commissioner, Hon. (Eng.) Phillip Okundi ,EBS,HSC
Commissioner Hon. (Eng.) Phillip Okundi , EBS ,HSC is a seasoned Engineer who has served in various capacities. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Westminster and a Masters Degree in Telecommunication System Engineering from the University Essex. A highly self-motivated and enthusiastic leader with over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of policy making, advising government and setting up the agenda and strategies for communication and implementation of international projects. Extensive experience in harnessing the critical support of the public and private sectors for key infrastructure upgrade objectives and in mobilizing and maintaining the interest of all stakeholders in these activities. Commissioner Okundi has served as a Member of Parliament for Rangwe 2003-2007 and also in various capacities. This includes Chairman of world space International (1995), Managing Director and Chief Executive Kenya Post and...
Commissioner, Hon. Abdulaziz Ali Farah
Commissioner Abdulaziz Ali Farah holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Moi University (Specialized in Strategic Management) and a Bachelor of Education Arts from Kenyatta University, Nairobi. He has over twenty years work experience both in public and business sectors. He has previously worked as a National Civic Education Officer with the Truth, Justice & Reconciliation Commission of Kenya. He has also worked as a Managing Director in charge of several companies operations besides serving as a Member of the Constituency Development Fund Task Force whose report contributed to the amendment of the 2003 CDF ACT and CDF Amendment ACT 2007.
He is a resourceful and initiative driven leader, public administrator, peace and conflict advocate. He has a background and experience in managing operations of a constituency as a Member of Parliament (MP), Mandera East Constituency, Mandera Country, overseeing daily functions of companies and participating in the...
Commissioner, Dr. Danvas Makori
Commissioner Dr. Danvas Makori holds a Doctor of Theology from the International Christian University, Masters of Arts in Biblical Theology of the International Christian University and a Bachelors of Arts in Theology from the Jameson Christian College. Commissioner Danvas was the County Executive Committee (CEC) of Finance and County Executive Committee (CEC) Agriculture, Livestock, Development and Fisheries in Nairobi County Government.
Commissioner Sam Kona is a conflict resolution, governance and stability expert with over 25 years’ experience in public, private and civil society sectors. He has carried out extensive research and managed dozens projects in sub-Saharan Africa with particular focus on conflict early warning systems, post-conflict reconstruction, peacebuilding, mediation, governance and security. Sam has held senior leadership roles in government, including serving as Chairman of the National Council for Population and Development and Kerio Valley Development Authority.
A distinguished program leader, Sam has worked as a senior manager with international agencies and organizations such as the United States Agency for International Development, Development Alternatives Incorporated, Centre for Conflict Resolution at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Chemonics International, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and Oxfam GB. While at the Centre for Conflict Resolution, he spearheaded national...
Commissioner, Hon. Dorcas L. Kedogo
Commissioner Hon. Dorcas Kedogo is a seasoned Educationist and has over 30 years experience in education. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from USIU, Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma from Mosoriot Teachers Training College. Commissioner Hon. Kedogo was a Women Representative for Vihiga County. She served as a Women Representative for KNUT and as a representative of Teachers under the Kenya Union of Teachers Vihiga District 2000-2012. She has also served as a teacher in various capacities in her career and spearheaded various developments among the youth as well as the women.