Dr. Linda Musumba received her qualifications from the University of Birmingham, UK – PhD Law, University of Warwick, UK – Masters in Law, Kenya School of Law – Bar Examinations and University of Nairobi, School of Law – Bachelor of Laws Degree.
She is the founding Dean of Kenyatta University School of Law (KUSOL). Since relinquishing the Deanship, she continues to teach law at KUSOL and in particular Constitutional Law, Electoral Law, East African Regional Law, as well as oversees the Law School’s Judicial Attachment Programme that has received wide acclaim. Dr. Musumba has carried out research and consultancies for several local, regional and international organization and has been consulted widely by both state and non-state actors with regard to various matters that pertain to constitutional law, electoral law, law and gender, as well as regional integration.
Board Vice Chairperson
Mr. Wilfred Koitamet Olekina holds an Executive Masters in Public Policy and Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Literature from Kenyatta University. He is trained in Corporate Governance and Non-profit Leadership (Florida; USA) and is currently involved in private consultancy and contracts in the construction industry. He has worked as a political adviser for prominent political entities in Kenya. In July 2013, he coordinated the preparation of the National Plan of Action for Floods Control and Management. From August 2009, he worked as a logistics and Liaison Consultant for the National Crisis Response Centre where he was also appointed Deputy Coordinator from 23 March 2010. During the Sinai fire disaster, he coordinated agencies such as the Kenya Red Cross and the County Government of Nairobi in assisting the fire victims. He has represented Kenya in various IGAD led processes resulting in production of the regional Hazard Map and Atlas and the Regional Disaster fund. Koitamet Olekina has also been a Board member of the Kenya Tourist Board, Chairman of the Organization for Intercultural Education OFIE, Executive Director of Maasai Education Discovery (MED), Director of Regional Co-ordination of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), worked with the NGO Council’s Regulatory Committee, served as Vice Chair at the National Constitutional Conference of Kenya which produced the draft constitution in 2005, and has been the General Manager of Casafare and Pandora Construction Company.
He was elected as Narok District representative to the National Constitution Conference at Bomas of Kenya and chaired various consensus building meetings. In 2004, together with like-minded colleagues, he founded the Bomas Katiba Watch Group which conducted meetings across the nation educating Kenyans/disseminating the Bomas draft. In 2006, he was appointed Narok District Civic Education Programmes Coordinator during the National Constitutional Referendum. He has also been a member of the National Pastoralist Development Network, and has been involved in the rescue of Maasai girls from forced marriage, and organized sponsorship of their education. He has also worked as an advocate of Early Child Education, Cultural Studies and Rural Development volunteer projects. He serves as Vice Chair of the Board
Prof. Michael Chege is a Political Economist with special interest in governance and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Bank, SIDA, USAID, UNDP, IDRC, Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. Prof. Chege has also served as a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute of International Affairs at the University of Geneva, and Harvard University, and has published widely on African development and governance issues. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and Bachelors degree in Economics and Government from the University of Nairobi.
He taught at the University of Nairobi between 1976 and 1988, after which he joined the Ford Foundation as a Programme Officer in charge of funding public policy and international affairs projects in Eastern and Southern Africa. Between 1996 and 2004, he served as the Director and Professor of the Centre for African Studies at the University of Florida and was a UNDP Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Planning in Kenya between 2005 and 2014. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank.
Alt. CS, National Treasury
Mr. Samuel Gitau has a career spanning 28 years as an economist in the Public Service sector since July 1991. He has served as an economist in the Ministry of Planning and National Development, Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs, Office of the Attorney General and Office of President.
In 2016, he joined the National Treasury where he is currently serving as the Senior Deputy Director, Macro and Fiscal Affairs Department.
Additionally, Mr. Gitau has been awarded a MA in Economic Policy Management from Makerere University and from the University of Botswana, a Post Graduate Diploma in Population and Sustainable Development.
Michael Nzomo Mbithuka an ICT professional with over 15 years business leadership experience spanning banking, telecoms, satellite and technology sectors. He is currently the Cloud Technology Lead -Public Sector at Oracle Corporation. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Information and Media Technology, Moi University.
He is passionate about breaking barriers to access and transforming lives through innovative technologies. He serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee..
Dr. Dinah Samikwo is a PhD holder in Science Education, with more than ten years of teaching experience both at Secondary schools and University of Eldoret. She has vast experience and interest in the areas of Biology Education and Animal Physiology. As a researcher, she has participated in various conferences and published articles in various peer reviewed journals. She serves as Chair of the Programmes Committee in the KIPPRA Board.
Executive Director/Board Secretary
Dr. Rose Ngugi is the Executive Director of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) and serves as the Secretary to the Board. She is involved in providing technical guidance and capacity building on policy and strategy formulation to the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders, with the overall aim of contributing to the achievement of national development goals. Before then, she was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Executive Director, Africa Group 1, International Monetary Fund, and Washington D.C. Dr. Ngugi has been a member of Central Bank of Kenya, Monetary Policy Committee and has vast teaching experience in the University of Nairobi, School of Economics. Dr Ngugi has published widely. Her research interests are in public policy, financial sector, investments, reforms and institutional issues. She holds a PhD from Business School Birmingham University, UK specializing in Financial Markets, a Masters and Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Alt. PS, Trade
Dr. Fred Simiyu is a committed civil service management professional with over 26 years of experience chronicled with diversity industry experience in the field of nurturing Trade and Industrial entrepreneurship, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives at National, regional and sub-national levels for income generation, employment creation and poverty reduction in the Republic of Kenya.
He has hands on experience and abundant international entrepreneurial exposure gained through study tours of several industrial parks, shopping malls/supermarkets and international exhibitions in over 20 cities across China, India, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and East Africa to internalize their salient success strategies.
Dr Ali is an educationist with extensive experience in educational management, research and curriculum design especially for the pastoralist communities. He has significant experience in documentation (publications) and leadership, ensuring flexible responses which adapt to the needs of people in complex dynamic lifestyles or environments.
He is a PhD holder in Sociology of Education from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. He has previously served as a member of the Agricultural Industry and Wages Council as well as the Chairman of Educational Standards and Quality Assurance Council, National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya and Community Wildlife Conservancy and Compensation Committee, Marsabit County. He has also served as a lecturer, administrator and counsellor at various teachers’ training colleges and high schools. Dr. Ali has also made various presentations at conferences and in research publications.
Ms. Nkaabu is a communications specialist with eleven (11) years’ experience in the communication sector. Her expertise includes public relations, public speaking, creative writing, media relations, print media content development, personal and organizational branding, community mobilization and advocacy. She has previously served as the Meru County First lady (2013-2017) and as a senior corporate affairs and communications expert at Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (2011- 2015). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Public Relations) and a Diploma of Communications Arts (Print Media) both from Daystar University.
Dr. Nahashon Langat Moitaleel has been a Lecturer at Kenyatta University as well as an e-learning coordinator at the same institution. He is also a Council Member at Occupational Safety and Health Act. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Finance option Degree, 2nd Class Upper Division, and Masters in Business Administration – Strategic Management Option both from The University of Nairobi. He also holds Doctorate of Philosophy – PhD in Business Administration from Kenyatta University. He has also lectured and supervised students at Egerton University, KEMU University, Maasai Mara University and Moi University all of them being in the School of Business. He serves as Chair of the Audit Committee in the KIPPRA Board..
Dr Phoebe Ayugi Josiah was appointed as a Director of the Board of Management of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) on 21st October 2016. Dr Josiah is a Scientist with specialized training in Biomedical Sciences, Public Health and Epidemiology. She is also a Policy and Technical Advisor, Trainer and Mentor for Science Technology and Innovation..
Dr Josiah received her education at Makerere University Kampala Uganda, where she graduated with BSc (Hons) in Zoology, Botany and Chemistry. She later proceeded to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Imperial College, London; Durham University, UK; and University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where she obtained her MSc and PhD in Medical Parasitology, Entomology, Public Health and Epidemiology. Dr Josiah has been recognized as a Chevening Scholar, following the successful completion of her Doctorate Degree while on Chevening Scholars Fellowship from 1987 to 1991.
Between July 2002 and August 2015, Dr Josiah worked at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) as a Chief Research Officer in various capacities. Her key functions were developing policy guidelines in addressing the conduct of research, research administration including the administration and management of sponsored projects. She was further involved in promoting biomedical research innovations, capacity building, training, skills development, and mentorship of young upcoming scientists. She played a pivotal role while heading the Corporate Affairs and Partnerships Department, in enhancing the corporate image of the Institute and strengthening collaborative research initiatives with partner institutions, donor agencies, the private sector and communities..
Ms. Rose Ronoh is a part time Human Resource Lecturer at the Kenya College of Accountancy University and Public Management and Administrative Ethics. She is also a Human Resource Manager, Mcryan`s Enterprises and has previously worked at the National Hospital Insurance Fund as Operations Officer I and at Standard Newspapers (Subscription Department – Nairobi Region) as a Marketing Executive.
She holds a CHRP Certificate, Masters degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management option from Kenyatta University, and Bachelor of Commerce – Business Administration and Management from Daystar University, and Higher Diploma in Human Resource from College of Human Resource Management and Certificate in Counselling Skills – College of Human Resource Management. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Human Resource Management at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management. She serves as the Chair of the Human Resource and General Purpose Committee in the KIPPRA Board.
Mr Zachary Mwangi, EBS is the Alternate Director to the Principal Secretary, State Department for Planning in the KIPPRA Board. He is an Economist and Head of Macro Economic Planning Division, State Department of Planning.
He holds a M.A. in Economic Policy Management from Makerere University, Uganda and has over 25 years of experience in his field. He has been involved in the coordination of various publications such as Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya- Depicting the National Population Census by County and Sub Location, 2014, 2019 Population and Housing Census Reports, Various Annual Economic Survey Reports, Various Annual Statistical abstract Reports, among others