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...
The Late Commissioner Fatuma S. Tabwara ( Vice Chairperson)
THE NATIONAL COHESION AND INTEGRATION COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON REV. DR. SAMUEL KOBIA EULOGY DURING THE FUNERAL OF THE VICE CHAIRPERSON COMMISSIONER MS. FATUMA TABWARA IN KWALE COUNTY ON 30TH DECEMBER 2019.
Spouse; Mr Fuad Saidi Gofwa
Children (Saudi Fuad Suleiman, Fuad Musa, Fuad Aisha Fuad Leila and Grandson Fuad Said
Members of Parliament Present:
Kwale Women Representative:
NCIC Commissioners and Staff Present:
The People of Kwale County:
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Grief fills our hearts this sad moment not only at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, but also the entire country at the passing on of our dear colleague and Vice Chairperson, Commissioner Fatuma Tabwara. This sorrow is definitely profound and personal to all of us gathered here. The news of her sudden and untimely departure deeply shocked us. As Commissioners it will take us along time to come to terms with the huge loss, coming as it does, bare two months since we...
Commissioner, Hon. (Eng.) Phillip Okundi
Commissioner Hon. (Eng.) Phillip Okundi 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...
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, Wambui Nyutu OGW
Commissioner Wambui Nyutu OGW, holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters Degree in Business Administration- Strategic Management. She is a Certified Professional Mediator from Mediation Training Institute East Africa and holds an Arbitration and ADR certification. Prior to the appointment as a Commissioner at NCIC in 2019 , she served as a Director at the National Irrigation Board of Kenya since 2018 . She worked as a Legal Assistant at Kiragu Wathuta & Co Advocates in 2017 and Legal Secretary, Peman Consultants (2016-2019).
She is the founder and policy maker of Tuinuke Initiative, a youth-led organization concerned with the economic, political and social issues affecting the youth of Kenya. In 2015, she also served in the Kenya University Students Organisation as Legal Secretary and at Students Organisation of Nairobi University as a special delegate. She was awarded The Order of Grand Warrior (OGW) by His Excellency the President...
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.