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 Kenya, USA and Switzerland. He is a visiting Professor to Wesley Colleges in USA and UK. He is an author of several books including Dialogue Matters.

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 Telecommunication Corporation (1977), CEO Kenya Bureau of Standards 1997-2001, CEO Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), Chairman of the CCK Board of Directors 2008 and Managing Director and Chief Executive Kenya Ports Authority 1984-1993.

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 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 formulation of strategies and policies that seek to make them run effectively. He has a wide knowledge in the fields of administration and management, overseeing operations, formulating and implementing strategies, conflict management, peace building, and building partnerships. Additionally, he possesses knowledge in formulating and implementing best-practice management principles while fostering a culture that promotes sound work ethics. He is an excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills hence can interact with people from different backgrounds. His goal is to make a difference in society by promoting equality, integration and a conflict-free environment.

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 Consultants from 2016 to 2019.

Commissioner Nyutu is the founder and policy maker of the Wambui Nyutu Foundation, a youth-led organization concerned with the economic, political, and social issues affecting the youth of Kenya. In 2015, she served as the Legal Secretary of the Kenya University Students Organisation and as a special delegate of the Students Organisation of Nairobi University. In 2018, she was awarded the Order of Grand Warrior (OGW) by His Excellency, the 4th president of Kenya, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta.

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