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ANNE MAKORI

CHAIRPERSON

ANNE MAKORI

Mrs. Makori is the Chairperson of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority. She holds a Law Degree (LLB Hons) from the University of Nairobi, a postgraduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Masters in Leadership. She is a Certified Public Secretary (C.P.S) K., a Certified Professional Trainer and a Certified professional mediator.

Anne has a vast experience spanning over 20 years with exposure at both Board and management levels. She has worked for the Government of the Republic of Kenya, the Media Industry, the Finance Sector (Banking), Legal Practice specializing in civil litigation, conveyancing and corporate law. Mrs. Makori has also undertaken Human Resource Consultancy at both local and international levels.

She is an experienced leader in the areas of Strategy Development and implementation, Company Secretarial, Organizational Review, Performance Management, Culture and Change Management as well as Business Development having previously given oversight and leadership at different levels including serving as a General Manager in charge of Business Development, Legal and Human Resources.

Mrs. Makori is a member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK), Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). She is also actively involved in community service in the areas of education, literacy and language development for small and marginalized community groups as well supporting Churches.

DR. JONATHAN LODOMPUI, PhD.

VICE CHAIRPERSON

DR. JONATHAN LODOMPUI, PhD.

Dr. Lodompui holds a PhD in Political Science and Public Administration with a bias in Conflict Transformation, a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and Political Science biased on Reforms and Transformational Development all from the University of Nairobi. He also holds two Diplomas.

Jonathan has many years of management experience in various organizations and in national consultancies in transformative development, peace building and conflict management, with a bias on security matters. Dr. Lodompui has made presentations at local and international forums and contributed in academic journals. Some of his works include; Conflict Analysis and Mapping in Kenya, Impoverishment of the Pastoralists Groups in Kenya, Fathers are parents too, the Collapse of the EAC in 1977, the National interest of Tanzania, Samburu Origins, Migrations and Settlement and Internal and external conflict triggers among others.

He is the Vice Chairperson of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, and the immediate former Director for the Enablers and Macros Directorate at the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat. The Directorate is charged with coordination of the implementation of infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, airports, sea ports, water infrastructure, security, police reforms, Science, Technology and Innovation, Information Communication and Technologies among others.

Prior, Dr. Lodompui also worked with the Military as an Air Force Officer, the Child Fund as a Regional Coordinator – North Rift, Teachers Service Commission as a Chief Research Officer and a Director at Kenya Vision 2030 Secretariat in Charge of Infrastructure Development and Reforms. He also taught at various universities including the University of Nairobi, Technical University of Kenya, Africa Nazarene University and the United States International University.

Dr. Lodompui holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and Political Science biased on Reforms and Transformational Development. 

Jonathan has many years of management experience in various organizations and in national consultancies in transformative development, peace building and conflict management, with a bias on security matters. Dr. Lodompui has made presentations at local and international forums and contributed in academic journals. Some of his works include; Conflict Analysis and Mapping in Kenya, Impoverishment of the Pastoralists Groups in Kenya, Fathers are parents too, the Collapse of the EAC in 1977, the National interest of Tanzania, Samburu Origins, Migrations and Settlement and Internal and external conflict triggers among others.

He is the Vice Chairperson of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, and the immediate former Director for the Enablers and Macros Directorate at the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat. The Directorate is charged with coordination of the implementation of infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, airports, sea ports, water infrastructure, security, police reforms, Science, Technology and Innovation, Information Communication and Technologies among others.

Prior, Dr. Lodompui also worked with the Military as an Air Force Officer, the Child Fund as a Regional Coordinator – North Rift and the Teachers Service Commission as a Chief Research Officer. He also taught at various universities including the University of Nairobi, Technical University of Kenya, Africa Nazarene University and the United States International University.

 

DR. JIMMY M. MWITHI, PhD, FKIB, MKIM, CFE, IoD (K).

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DR. JIMMY M. MWITHI, PhD, FKIB, MKIM, CFE, IoD (K).

Jimmy is a holder of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Leadership and Governance from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.  An holder of a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) Strategic Management – Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Criminology; – Egerton University. He is a fellow at the Kenya Institute of Bankers (FKIB); a full Member of the Kenya Institute of Management (MKIM); a Member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya) IoD (K) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He has attended to several courses on Management, Leadership and Governance.

He has served in various capacities in the Public and Private sector for over 29 years and has dealt with strategy/policy formulation, capacity building programs, intelligence collection, investigations and prosecution of criminal & civil cases.

He has worked at the Kenya Police Service, Efficiency Monitoring Unit (OP), Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited and a University Lecturer. He has published Journals on Leadership & Governance, Strategy formulation and Security.

He is a former Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Kenya Chapter and former Chairman of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), Security Committee.

DOREEN MUTHAURA, MBS

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DOREEN MUTHAURA, MBS

Ms. Muthaura is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, an expert in Legislative Drafting, Law Reform, Policy Formulation and evidence based Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA).

She holds a Masters Degree in Law (LLM – Distinction) from the University of London, Law Degree (LLB Hons.) from Moi University, a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law, a Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting from the Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA – International) London, a Postgraduate in Evidence Based Policy Formulation and Translating Policy into Legislation from RIPA International London, Certificate in Effective Governance, Leadership and Integrity from the Griffith University, Queensland Australia. 

Ms. Muthaura has served in various capacities in the Public and Private sector.

She was the Vice Chairperson and Commissioner at the Kenya Law Reform Commission, from 2013 to 2018.

At the KLRC Ms Muthaura chaired the Committee on Law Reform, Policy Formulation and Legislative Services, spearheaded and drafted the first Legislative Process Guide in Kenya, participated in the drafting of over 60 model laws for County Governments customization and adoption, developed several Government policies and other legal instruments.

She is a Law Lecturer and has trained County Attorneys and other senior Government officers.

Ms. Muthaura worked for the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) from 2011.

At the CIC she participated extensively in drafting laws required by the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution.

Ms Muthaura was instrumental in drafting the National Police Service Act, National Police Service Commission Act, Independent Policing Oversight Authority Act, Kenya Defence Forces Act, Power of Mercy Act, National Security Council Act, National Intelligence Service Act, amongst others.

She is also a Parliamentary Counsel having worked for the Office of the Attorney-General, State Law Office, Legislative Drafting Department.

At the AG Chambers, Ms. Muthaura drafted several legal instruments, Bills and subsidiary legislation and offered high profile legal and legislative advice to the Government of Kenya.

She has participated in various Taskforces and Committees. She is currently a member of the Taskforce on the Review of the Mandatory Nature of the Death Penalty in Kenya. Ms. Muthaura has also undertaken Law Reform and Legislative Drafting Consultancies at both local and international levels. She is a Member of the Law Society of Kenya, Member of the East African Law Society, Member of the Commonwealth Association of Lawyers, Member of Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel (CALC), Member of Chevening Scholars Alumni, Member of the Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya Chapter FIDA-K and an Australian Award Fellow.

Ms. Muthaura is also actively involved in community service in the areas of human rights, education as well supporting women, churches and other charity organizations.

Ms. Muthaura is the Chairperson of the Human Development Committee at the IPOA.

DR. WALTER OGONY

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DR. WALTER OGONY

Dr. Walter Owen Ogony a distinguished medical practitioner is a former Chief Medical Specialist at Kenyatta National Hospital and Assistant Director of the Surgical Division. He has served in Public Service for 35 years; 27 of which were at Kenyatta National Hospital where he rose through the ranks to the post of Chief Specialist.

Dr. Ogony holds a Masters Degree in Medicine from the University of Nairobi, Postgraduate Diploma from University of London, and Fellowship of the Eastern Africa College of Ophthalmologists. He is a registered and licenced member of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and also a member of the Kenya Medical Association and Ophthalmological Society of Kenya.

Dr. Ogony has vast experience in Medical practice having initially worked as a general practitioner, then later on as a specialist, medical education and management. He is very conversant with matters pertaining to work injury and benefits. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Ogony has upheld his professional and personal ethics, integrity and honesty. He chaired and also sat as member of several Taskforces and Committees of the Kenyatta National Hospital among others while in service.

Dr. Walter Owen Ogony has also attended several courses, seminars and conferences for relevant skills and aptitude. Some of the courses attended and positions held include; Senior Management Course at the Kenya School of Government, Corporate Governance, BIDE Performance Contracting, Industrial Relations at F.K.E and Trustee Development Programme Kenya. He is a past Member and Chair of the Board of Governors of Sidindi Secondary School and a past member of the Nairobi Health Management Board.

In 2012, Dr. Walter Owen Ogony was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) for his exemplary service to the nation by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya.

PRAXEDES TOROREY

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PRAXEDES TOROREY

Ms. Tororey holds a Masters degree in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe. She is pursuing another Masters in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at Moi University.

She has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB); University of Nairobi, Diploma in International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy; University of Joensuu, Diploma in Women’s Law and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.

She also has Certificates in Management and Strategic Reform of Electoral Processes, Legal Audits, Legislation Drafting, Mediation, Arbitration, Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution, Strategic Leadership Development Programme and Corporate Governance.

Praxedes has twenty-six years of Public Service having worked as Magistrate in Narok, Nanyuki and Karatina and Machakos Law Courts.

She participated in the development of the Judiciary Bench Book for Magistrates in criminal proceedings and also developed a training manual on application of Human Rights Instruments in Courts by Judicial Officers.

Ms Tororey has serves as an in-house General Counsel with a State Corporation and Constitutional Commission in Public Sector Management, Constitutional Development, Administration of Justice, Human Rights, Devolution, Policy and Legislative Drafting, Elections management, Management of Forests and Corporate Governance including development of National Anti-corruption frameworks.

She was Director, Legal and Public Affairs at Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Among other achievements, she supported the transition of Kenya’s electoral management body from ECK, IIEC to the IEBC, developed the Referendum Regulations, 2010 and the Referendum Media Guidelines of the same year.

Ms Tororey also served as the Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal Services at the Kenya Forest Service.

At KFS, she helped develop the Board Code of Conduct, Code of Conduct for disciplined officers, four (4) Subsidiary Legislations under the Forest Act and a litigation strategy for the Service. She also trained Forest Officers in prosecutions and oversaw their Gazettement.

Ms Tororey is a member of the International Commission of Jurists (Kenya Chapter), Law Society of Kenya, FIDA-Kenya and Kenya Women Judges Association, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chairperson, Consolata Friends Association (Flora Chapel Branch), Vice Chairperson, One More Day for Children and a life member of the Red Cross Society of Kenya.

Ms Tororey has undertaken various leadership responsibilities including; Chairperson, Review of Electoral Laws Taskforce and Referendum Technical Committee (IEBC), member to the Taskforce on Review of Legal, Policy and Institutional Framework for fighting Corruption in Kenya, 2015, Secretary, Legal Reforms, Electoral Code of Conduct and Compliance Committee (IEBC), Taskforce Member, National Steering Committee on Devolved Government; Chairperson Court Users Committee, Registrar of Titles, Ministry of Lands, Past Secretary, Jurist of the Year – International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).

HON. JOHN WAIGANJO

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HON. JOHN WAIGANJO

Hon. John Waiganjo is an advocate of the High Court with a Law Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He was admitted to the Bar in 1996.

Hon. Waiganjo represented the Ol Joro Orok Constituency in the National Assembly after he was elected to Parliament in March 2013 where he was credited for making more than 360 presentations.

In Parliament, he was a member of the Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs where his name is synonymous with the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill and the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill which sought to to abolish death as a form of punishment in Kenya.

Championing for proper procedures to be followed during drafting and enactment of laws by various State agencies, Hon. Waiganjo supported the Parliamentary Committee on Delegated Legislation’s rejection of PSV regulations developed by the National Transport and Safety Authority which had not been tabled in Parliament arguing that it was only Parliament that could make laws.

Hon. Waiganjo is also a Co-convenor of the Kenya Parliamentary Human Rights caucus and a member Law Society of Kenya.

He is senior partner at J.M. Waiganjo and Company advocates, an avid sports fan and a black belt in Shoto Kan martial artist.

FATUMA MOHAMUD MOHAMED

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FATUMA MOHAMUD MOHAMED

Fatuma is a Gender and Governance Specialist who holds a Masters and Bachelor’s Degree in Gender and Development Studies from the University of Nairobi. She has over 20 years of experience in policy-related development issues, policy formulations, dealing with stakeholders, donor organizations and local communities.

She is a trained Mediator and has expertise in conflict management and has valuable experience in fostering peaceful coexistence and national cohesion. She is a founder of Women Centre for Peace and Development, an NGO that spearheads the empowerment of marginalized women in peace and security, education, economic empowerment and political participation in the Northern Counties of Kenya. She has knowledge of relevant national and international gender and human rights instruments, convention and legislation.

Fatuma served as a Commissioner with National Cohesion and Integration commission. She has served at Egerton University’s Institute of Women Gender and development studies as a part time lecturer. She is a member of the National Women Steering Committee which is advocating for the implementation of the two-third constitutional gender rule. She has also served in the private sector at the Barclays Bank (K) Ltd. in several capacities.