Commissioners

Dr. Jane Kiringai - Chairperson

Dr. Jane Kiringai is a seasoned economist with experience spanning over twenty years. She started her career as an economist in the Ministry of Finance determining the aggregate budget framework and ministerial and sectoral budget ceilings.

Before joining CRA she worked as a senior Economist with the World Bank covering a broad range of economic development issues, including macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, public expenditure management and fiscal decentralization. She has also worked with other development institutions including Department for International Development (DFID), the European Commission Delegation, and as a Policy Analyst with Kenya’s Policy think tank, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).

Dr. Kiringai holds a PhD in Economics from University of Nottingham, UK, a Masters in Development Economics from Williams College, US, a Bachelor of Philosophy in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science both from University of Nairobi.


Mr. Humphrey Wattanga - Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Humphrey Wattanga holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Finance, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry (cum laude) from Harvard University, USA.

He has over 15 years’ global experience serving as a business development, corporate finance and transaction adviser to private equity entities, private sector companies, development finance institutions, governments and public organisations.

He is a Peer Review member of Grand Challenges Canada; a member of the Brookings Institution’s review panel on the potential and limitations of Social Impact Bonds; and an integral party in the conceptualization, structuring and roll-out of the M-Akiba platform, the world’s first mobile-only government bond.


Professor Edward Akong’o Oyugi - Commissioner

Professor Edward Akong’o Oyugi holds a PhD in Psychology and Paedagogy from the University of Cologne, Germany and post-doctoral training from University of Cologne, Germany and University of Bayreuth, Germany.

He has held senior academic and research positions in several universities such as Kenyatta University, Bayreuth University (Germany), University of Heidelberg, (Germany), United States International University, Kenya and Tangaza College, Kenya.

He has been a member of the National Economic and Social Council and the Task Force on Devolution. He was also the executive Director of Social Development Network (SODNET) for several years.

Professor Oyugi has published extensively and written several books, articles, book chapters, and papers on diverse subjects. He has received several awards including Otto Benecke Foundation Award (1980) and Hellmann/Hammett Award of the Fund for Free Expression, New York (1992).


Ms. Fouzia Abdikadir Dahir - Commissioner

Ms Fouzia has over 10 years’ experience in financial management. Prior to joining the Commission on Revenue Allocation, she worked as a finance manager.

She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Portfolio Management and Investment Analysis from the London School of Commerce, U.K. and a Bachelor of Commerce-Finance from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). She is currently undertaking an MBA from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. She also has certification in civic leadership from Tulane University (USA).

Commissioner Fouzia is a Mandela fellow (Young African Leadership Initiative, 2014) and she has also published on the challenges of the girl child in Africa education in the Hunger Report by Bread for the World.


Dr. Irene Koech Asienga - Commissioner

Dr. Irene Koech Asienga has over 15 years’ experience in research, teaching and administration.

Prior to joining the Commission on Revenue Allocation, Dr. Asienga worked as a Senior Lecturer and Director of Kabarak University, Nairobi Campus. Under this capacity, she was responsible for mentoring, teaching, grading and supervising students. She was also involved in preparation and implementation of the campus strategic plan, coordination of academic programs, supervision of teaching and non-teaching staff, academic advising, marketing the campus programs, drawing up annual reports for the campus and preparation of annual estimates of income and expenditure. She is a former Dean, Business School and Head of Commerce Department at the same university.

She holds a doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK; a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Malawi and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi.

She has interests in environmental, agricultural and development economics and has published widely in peer reviewed journals.


Mr. Kishanto ole Suuji - Commissioner

Mr. Kishanto ole Suuji has over twenty seven years’ experience in public service and the financial sector.

Prior to joining the Commission on Revenue Allocation, Mr. Suuji worked as a Director at Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Central Bank of Kenya, where he rose through the ranks in various departments of the bank. Under this capacity, he was in charge of the Finance and Administration Department.

He holds an MBA from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and a B.A. in Economics and Government from University of Nairobi.


Mr. Peter Gachuba - Commissioner

Mr. Peter Gachuba is an Investment Banker with over 20 years of Investment Banking and Private Equity experience. Prior to joining CRA, Mr. Gachuba worked as the Managing Partner of Strategic Africa Fund, Strategic Africa Advisors from 2012 to 2016 and as the Managing Partner of AfriCap Fund, a specialized Private Equity Fund based in Johannesburg South Africa from 2004 to 2010.

Mr. Gachuba has also worked for Kestrel Capital, Cooperative Bank of Kenya, Acacia Fund Limited, CDC Capital Partners, KPMG and Loita Capital Partners. He has also served as a Non- Executive Director in many boards including Faulu Microfinance Bank, Equity Bank Limited, and has worked in USA, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania.

He holds an Accounting and a Master’s Degree in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University in New Hampshire, USA.


Professor Peter Kimuyu - Commissioner

Professor Peter Kiko Kimuyu holds a PhD in Energy Economics from University of Nairobi, an M.Sc. in Energy Economics from University of Surrey, UK, an M.A. in Economics from University of Nairobi, and a B. Ed. in Economics and Mathematics from University of Nairobi.

He is the founder director of the School of Economics in the University of Nairobi and former Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research.

He has held board-level appointments with the Export Promotion Council, Privatization Commission and KCB Group. He is a trustee with Africa International University, Technical Advisor to Scott Christian University and a lapsed member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Professor Kimuyu has published extensively and written several books, articles, book chapters, and papers on diverse development issues.


Dr. Kamau Thugge - Commissioner / P.S The National Treasury

Dr. Kamau Thugge is a distinguished economist with a PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Thugge has worked for mainly two organizations. Before his appointment to The National Treasury as the Principal Secretary, Dr. Thugge started his employment in the International Monetary Fund (IMF); he came back to the Ministry of Finance and again went to IMF.