IPOA SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM


MR. MAINA NJOROGE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/BOARD SECRETARY
Mr Njoroge holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Nairobi. He has attended the Senior Management Leadership Programme (SMLP) at Strathmore Business School (Strathmore University) and Antai College of Economics and Management (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China). He has attended several local, regional and international training courses in finance, management and strategic leadership. He has travelled extensively on official duties and training in countries such as Burkina Faso, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, USA, China, Malaysia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa and Zimbabwe. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CPA (K), and a Certified Investment and Financial Analyst. He is member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA), and Institute of Directors (Kenya). Before joining IPOA in 2013, Mr Njoroge worked with the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) as Finance and Administration Manager and later Finance and Investments Manager for nearly seven years. He was IPOA’s acting CEO from October 2013 to May 2014. He is currently serving as a member of the Audit Committee at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
STEPHEN WETHEO MUSAU
Director, Inspections and Monitoring
Stephen holds an MA Human Rights and Conflict Management from the School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy). He also holds diplomas in International Law and Human Rights (University of Helsinki); Organisation Development and Management (Kenya Institute of Management) and Security in Peacekeeping Missions training at Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU-Vicenza, Italy). He also holds certificates in Peace Operations from School of Peace Operations (Netherlands); International Investigations; and a BA (Economics and Sociology Major) from Egerton University.
DAVID NDERITU
Director, Complains and Legal
Mr. Nderitu is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya having been called to the bar in 1995. He holds a law degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi and a post graduate diploma in law from Kenya School of law. He also hold a masters degree in political science (MPA) from Eastern Washington University (EWU) (USA), specializing in public administration. Mr. Nderitu has been in legal practice in Kenya for over 20 years. Before joining IPOA he served as a senior assistant director of public prosecutions at ODPP.
JEREMIAH ARODI
Director, Investigations
Jeremiah holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kenyatta University. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree at Egerton University. He has extensive experience in Forensics Crime Scene Management and general investigations. Jeremiah served for seven years in the National Police Service in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations. He later joined the EACC where he worked in the Investigations Directorate for six years. Jeremiah has specialised training in Forensic Crime Scene Management by the FBI, Prevention Interdiction and Investigations on acts of Terrorism through the Terrorism Assistance Programme by United States of America Department of Justice. He has also attended FBI training in Crime Scene
DIANA WATILA
Head, Complaints Management
Diana Watila is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Governance at the African Nazarene University. Diana is a Law graduate from the University of Nairobi and holds a post graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law and a certificate in Leadership and Integrity from the Central European University in Hungary. Diana has extensive experience in Human Rights and police reforms gained from working in the civil society sector. Prior to working with IPOA, Diana worked at International Commission of Jurists as a Program Officer and later at the Independent Medical Legal Unit.
KENNEDY OCHIENG NDIRE
Head, ICT
Kennedy Ndire has vast experience in enterprise systems and network design and implementation, Data Centre Setup and management, ERP systems (SAP, Oracle Siebel CRM and Translogic) and CRM systems (Microsoft Dynamic CRM) design and rollout, user training, project management, policing and strategic management. He holds a first-class Bachelor of Business Information Technology from Strathmore University. He has wide spread professional trainings in the expanse of ICT. He is currently pursuing Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi. He has previously worked in various positions with Kenya Railways, Rift Valley Railways, Independent Policing Oversight Authority and at Huduma Kenya Secretariat among others.
DENNIS DANSON OKETCH, MKIM, MPRSK
Head, Communications and Outreach
Dennis, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science and a National Diploma in Visual Arts and Communication from the Technical University of Kenya. He is awaiting graduation for a Master’s Degree in Communication from Moi University. Dennis has attended the Senior Management Course at the Kenya School of Government. He has spoken at forums in Sydney Australia and Kampala and travelled on official duties to South Africa and the United Arabs Emirates. Dennis holds full membership in the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) and the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
COLONEL (RTD) JAMES K. CHEMIATI
Head, Security Services
Colonel James Chemiati is the current Head of Security Services Department. Colonel Chemiati has vast experience in the Security sector having previously worked with the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). Colonel Chemiati’s experience encompassed both the local and international environment, having attended various security related training in the KDF, served as a Peace Keeper in Western Sahara under the United Nations and South African National War College as an International Directing staff Specialising in Peace Keeping Operations.
HASSAN KIDZUGA
Head, Risk & Audit
Hassan holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CPA (K), and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and a Certified Monitoring & Evaluation Expert. He has previously worked in various positions with Coast Water Services Board, Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust, NEMA, Action Aid International Kenya among others. He has also undertaken training in Financial management & Good Governance at the Danida Fellowship Centre - Denmark.
DENIS OMBUNA SIMON, MKIM
Head, Inspections and Monitoring
Denis holds an MBA in Strategic Management from JKUAT, BA (Sociology/Public Administration/Political Science) from the University of Nairobi and is Certified in Strategic Management and Leadership. Before joining IPOA, Denis worked with Kenya Wildlife Service in various capacities in Park Management, Investigations and Intelligence. To IPOA, Denis brings on board a wealth of experience spanning over 10 years in Law Enforcement. He has undertaken various professional trainings in corporate leadership, Investigation, enforcement of international laws, environmental protection and climate change. He holds full membership of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
RODAH OCHIRA
HEAD, HUMAN CAPITAL
Rodah Ochira holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Nairobi, Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Moi University, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Public Administration from Moi University. She is a Lead Auditor in Quality Management System, ISO 9001:2008. She has over 12 years’ experience in Human Resource Management and Administration. Rodah previously served Stima Investment Cooperative Society before joining IPOA. Prior to this, she served Kenya Railways Corporation Human Resources and Administration Department for 10 years. She has undertaken various competency development programmes with the Institute of Human Resource Management and an Executive course in Human Resource Management from Galilee International Management Institute. She is a full member of the Institute of Human Resource Management.
EMMANUEL LAGAT
Head, Rapid Response and Forensic Services
Emmanuel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Moi University. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at Africa Nazarene University. He has extensive experience in Forensics Ballistics and general investigations. He has had specialised training in Forensic Ballistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Academy in Quantico, Virginia in the United States of America and Disaster Victim Identification and Fingerprint by the Interpol in Lyone in France and Integrated Ballistics Identification System Course in Lyone. Locally, he has also attended FBI training in Crime Scene Management and also Crime Scene Management by the German Police. He has also done Advanced Investigations Course by the CID.
FREDRICK CHABARI
Head, Procurement
Fredrick holds an MSc in Procurement and Logistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Option) from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS-UK), an Advanced Diploma in Purchasing & Supply from the UK, Diploma in Business Management from The University of Nairobi, among other professional qualifications. He is a member of The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (M.K.I.S.M) and The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (M.C.I.P.S-UK).
FESTUS KINOTI
Head, Legal Services
Festus Kinoti is the Head of Legal Services at the Independent Policing Oversight Authority. He has a Masters degree in Law (LL.M) in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy (CUM LAUDE). He has also a Post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and a Bachelor of laws (LL.B) University of Nairobi (2nd class upper) Before joining IPOA he was the Ag. Head legal services at the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority where he joined as a Senior Legal Officer. He has also worked as a Senior Legal Officer at the Independent Policing Oversight Authority. Before IPOA he worked as an Associate at Musyoka Wambua & Katiku Advocates and Orowe & Co. Advocates. He started off as a Legal Officer at ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
BETHUEL SUGUT
Head, Regional Offices

Bethuel Sugut holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Strategic Management from Moi University, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from Egerton University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from University of Nairobi. He is an Auditor in Quality Management System, ISO 9001:2008. To IPOA, Bethuel brings on board a wealth of experience spanning over 21 years’ experience in Management and Administration. 

Bethuel previously served in the Provincial Administration at the Office of the President and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). Prior to that Sugut served as a Personal Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Director of Administration, Planning and Operations at Mt. Kenya University for 9 years and 5 years respectively. Before joining IPOA, Sugut was the Administration Manager at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC).

He has undertaken various Administrative Programmes with the Kenya School of Government (KSG). He is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Administration with a bias in Strategic Management. He is an Associate member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Institute of Human Resource Management.