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IGI Kenya
Nairobi is the operational headquarters of IGI.  IGI Kenya also exists as an affiliate with a large membership among young Christian professionals and across several of the big estates in Nairobi.  IGI Kenya has pioneered the Community Taxpayers' Assemblies and has been very active in civic education (e.g. before and after the 2010 referendum on the new constitution).

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2017 Presidential Election

In view of the apparent failings of process leading to the annulment of the elections, and continuing concerns about irregularities, IGI Kenya wrote to IEBC (electoral commission) and had a meeting with them 13 October, to discuss concerns.  IEBC gave assurances that further changes will be made, which are to be published 15 October.

Since the election legislative changes have also been proposed, on which the government has invited consultation, and to which IGI Kenya has replied comprehensively.  Unfortunately, the changes seems more aimed to avoid a successful legal challenge in future, than to correct any underlying irregularities, and have given widespread concern.

                      Interim report on abuses reported before and during the Kenya August 2017 Election: click here

                      Report on IGI K "Aspirants' Forums" for 2017 General Election: click here

IGI Kenya Board of Directors

IGI Kenya has a total of 111 members most of whom are professionals working in various occupations of the private and public sectors. The membership is managed by a team of committed Christian professionals, who constitute the managing board and meet quarterly in Nairobi . The members of the Board are as follows:-

Stephen Kiseve

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi where he is pursuing an MSc in Agricultural Resource Management. He is an alumnus of the Japan International Cooperation Agency currently working with the Ministry of Agriculture as a Principal Agricultural Officer. He has been a Christian for many years and he is a member of a reformed church in Nairobi.

Esther Barasa

Esther is a believer and a member of an evangelical church in Nairobi. She holds a BEd (Hons) in Accounts and Mathematics from the University of Nairobi. Esther is a mother of three and she works with the Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya.

Irene Rotich

Irene holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Economics from the University of Nairobi. She has a post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Personnel Management. She has worked for several years as a Human Resource Manager with different firms in Eldoret, Nairobi and Kajiado. Irene is a committed Christian and a member of a reformed church in Nairobi.

John Muketha

 John holds a B.A in Education and an M.A in Economics, both from the University of Nairobi. He has had a number of study tours including to the World Bank Institute in Washington USA, Bradford, Leeds and Birmingham Universities in the UK, Central College of Commerce in Scotland, Civil Service College in the UK, Indian Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service College in Singapore, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia. He has done training consultancies with various Kenya government ministries including the Office of the President, Office of the Vice-President and Ministry of Planning and National Development and Kenya Bureau of Standards. He has been a Lead Consultant in various projects involving UNPFA, UNICEF, AMREF, ACTION-AID Kenya, ACTION-AID Uganda, ILO-IPEC, AITEC and OXFAM-America. As a career civil servant, he has been a senior lecturer, head of department and later, acting Director of the Kenya Institute of Administration and a Commissioner with the Public Service Commission of Kenya. John has been a Christian for many years and he is a member and deacon at the Trinity Baptist Church in Nairobi. He is married to Ruth and they have four children.

Sakwa Buliba

Sakwa studied Philosophy and Kiswahili and obtained a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Nairobi. It was while at the university that he founded the IGI. He has previously taught Kiswahili at State House Girls High School and Communications at the Bible College of East Africa. He was the national coordinator of Shalom Centre for Counseling and Development for several years. Sakwa is a trainer in various public governance subjects including Efficiency Monitoring and Performance Evaluation, Public Education, Public Ethics and International Human Rights Education. He has designed training models, trained and evaluated projects for Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA), Oxfam Novib (Netherlands), World Vision (Kenya),World Vision (Rwanda), World Vision (Australia), German Foundation for World Population (DSW), The World Bank (Washington DC), Foglamp Inc. (Washington DC), Global Integrity Inc. (Washington DC) and UNICEF (Somalia). Sakwa is a committed Christian, a deacon and a member of a reformed church in Nairobi. Please contact at .

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There are now 24 registered Community Taxpayers' Assemblies.