Kibaki names national cohesion team - Daily Nation

Kibaki names national cohesion team

Thursday September 10 2009

By PPS

President Kibaki has appointed members of the National Cohesion and Integration commission.

The nine-member commission will serve for a period of 3 years.

The President exercised his powers to appoint the team pursuant to section 17 (4) of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Act 2008.

Dr Mzalendo K Kibunja will act as the commission's chair.

Other members of the Commission are: Mrs Jane Mumbi Kiano, Mrs Mary Onyango, Rev Lawrence Bomett and Ms Alice Nderitu.

Also to serve in the National Cohesion and Integration Commission are: Dr Ahmed Yassin, Ms Milly Lwanga, Ms Fatuma Mohamud Mohammed and Mr Halakhe D Waqo.

Dr Mzalendo holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of New Jersey, USA and has worked as a Director of the Museums of Kenya.

Mrs Jane Kiano has wide experience in public service and has served as the National Chairperson, Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organisation.

Mrs Mary Onyango holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Maastricht in Netherlands while Rev Lawrence Bomett holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Illinois, USA.

Ms Alice Nderitu is a holder of a Master of Arts degree in Armed Conflict and Peace Studies from the University of Nairobi.

On his part, Dr Ahmed Yassin holds a PhD degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Ms Milly Lwanga is a holder of a Masters Degree in International Human Rights and Law from Lund University, Sweden while Ms Fatuma Mohamud Mohamed holds a Master of Arts degree in Gender and Development Studies from the University of Nairobi and is currently the Programme Director, Women Advancement Initiative Kenya.

Mr Halakhe D Waqo holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Nairobi and worked as an Advisor, International Emergencies and Conflict, East Africa.

Parliament nominated 15 persons for appointment to the commission.