IPOA BOARD MEMBERS


Macharia Njeru
Board Member
Macharia is chairman of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and has practiced law for the past 22 years specializing in corporate, banking and property law. He is the founding managing partner of Macharia-Mwangi & Njeru Advocates. In 2009 he was appointed a member of the National Task Force on Police Reforms that developed the program for police reforms in and subsequently sat in the Police Reforms Implementation Committee where he led drafting of policing related legislation that was later enacted into law.
Jedidah Ntoyai
Board Member
Jedidah is a psychologist with vast experience in the field and in human resource management. She has worked in the public sector for over 25 years and is currently a consultant. She holds an MA in Psychology from the United States International University. She has a passion for supporting organisations develop their human capital to enhance their competitive edge in the market place. She is the vice chairperson of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority. She was a Commissioner with the Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission.
Grace Madoka
Board Member
Grace is a lawyer with long standing experience in legal, communications, advocacy and development work. She served in the Public Complaints Standing Committee the precursor of the Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman) before being appointed to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority in 2012. She has worked in a number of national task force committees and boards on HIV/AIDs, microfinance, pension and education. She leads the Communications and Outreach committee of the Board.
Vincent Kiptoo
Board Member
Vincent is a Valuer and Lead Environmental Impact Assessment Expert. He holds a MSc. degree in Urban Land Appraisal from the University of Reading (UK), Master of Arts in Housing Administration and B.A in Land Economics both from the University of Nairobi. Vincent has trained and has extensive knowledge and experience in criminal and asset tracing investigations having worked with KACA, Anti-Corruption Police Unit, KACC and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for over 10 years.
Tom Kagwe
Board Member
Tom holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Nairobi and a BA (Hons) in Political Science. He has a wealth of experience in research, human rights law and practice. In addition to authoring numerous scholarly works on police reforms, Tom participated in the initial conceptualisation of a police oversight framework in Kenya, which led to enactment of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority Act of 2011. He chairs the Finance and Administration board committee.
Rose Bala
Board Member
Rose holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology, MA in Social Work and an MA in International Child Welfare. She has previously worked in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Children's Department. In 1997, she initiated a technical co-operation between Government of Kenya and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The cooperation was instrumental in capacity building of children officers, probation officers and judicial officers with a view to streamline the rehabilitation of children in the justice system.
Fatuma Ali Saman
Board Member
Fatuma is an educationist with a background on women rights advocacy. She has worked with national and international faith-based organisations particularly those representing interests of marginalised and minority communities. She represented Muslim women in the National Constitutional Conference and contributed in developing the chapter on the Bill of Rights and Devolution.
Njeri Onyango
Board Member
An ardent sportswoman, Njeri is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and member of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators. She sits on the Kenya Premier League Independent Complaints Committee, Kenya Volleyball Federation Constitutional Review Committee among other sporting bodies.