The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA), is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Article 215 (CoK)
1) There is established the Commission on Revenue Allocation.
2) The Commission shall consist of the following persons appointed by the President;
(a) a chairperson, who shall be nominated by the President and approved by the National Assembly;
(b) two persons nominated by the political parties represented in the National Assembly according to their proportion of members in the Assembly;
(c) five persons nominated by the political parties represented in the Senate according to their proportion of members in the Senate; and
(d) the Principal Secretary in the Ministry responsible for finance.
3) The persons nominated under clause (2) shall not be members of Parliament.
4) To be qualified to be a member of the Commission under clause (2) (a), (b) or (c), a person shall have extensive professional experience in financial and economic matters.
The Commission since its inception has had two sets of Commissioners. The third Commission term shall run from 2023.
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 the University of Nairobi.
Mr. Humphrey Wattanga holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Finance (from the University of Pennsylvania, 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 part of the conceptualization, structuring and roll-out of the M-Akiba platform, the world’s first mobile-only government bond.
Dr. Irene 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.
Prof. Edward 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).
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.
Ms. Fouzia Abdikadir 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.
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.
Prof. Peter Kimuyu holds a PhD in Energy Economics from the University of Nairobi, an M.Sc. in Energy Economics from the University of Surrey, UK, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Nairobi, and a B. Ed. in Economics and Mathematics from the 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.
The former Chairman is an accountant by profession with decades of hands-on experience. He is a qualified Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of London since 1974. He is a former Governor of Central bank of Kenya and the immediate former chairperson of the Capital Markets Authority. He has held a number of senior posts in various private sector and public companies including British American Tobacco, Lonrho and Unilever.
The former Vice chairperson holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Education. She has been the National Project Coordinator in Arid Lands Resource Management Project. She has wide experience in development and implementation of government policies in Arid and Semi – Arid (ASAL) regions. She has also facilitated the implementation of programmes funded by development partners such as the EU, UNDP, WFP, FAO, UNICEF and OXFAM. She is the immediate former Chairperson of the Kenya Food Security Meeting which coordinates humanitarian interventions of all actors including government donors and NGOs in the food security sector.
The former Commissioner is a holder of a Doctorate in Economic Analysis and Planning, a Masters of Arts in Development Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Economics. For about thirty years he has served as a lecturer and Associate Professor of Economics, Chairman of Economics Department (University of Nairobi), and Programmes Director at the African Centre for Economic Growth. He has also been an economic policy consultant for many international agencies and Kenyan organizations.
The former Commissioner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French. She has been the chairperson of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (2008-2011) and a member of the Executive Committee of the One Shilling Foundation. She previously held senior positions in Kenya Commercial Bank for 22 years having left as Regional Manager, Coast. She is a holder of International Bankers Certificate London. Amina has a World Bank Certificate in Economic Analysis of Projects.
The former Commissioner holds a PhD in Accounting, MBA in Accounting and Finance and Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds rank of Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and is a founder member of the Association of Financial Analysts of East Africa. Prof Kimura has held a large number of positions both in the public and private sectors including the University of Nairobi, United States International University, KASNEB and Higher Education Loans Board among others.
The former Commissioner holds a MBA from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyatta University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Secretary (CPS), a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Kenya Institute of Management (KIM). She further holds certificates from Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies on Fiscal Decentralization and Local Governance and from Duke University, Stanford School of Policy on Budgeting and Financial Management in the Public Sector.
The former Commissioner holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry, a Master of Science degree in Chemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He has held senior academic and administrative positions in Moi University, University of Nairobi; Egerton University, the Kenya National Examinations Council and the South Eastern University College (SEUCO). He has wide research and teaching experience and is a Fellow of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS).
The former Commissioner holds a Master of Science Degree in International Banking and Finance (1983) from Herriot – Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and a Bachelor of Commerce degree; Accounting option (1975) from the University of Nairobi and a Certificate in Money and Capital Markets Development from the prestigious New York Institute of Finance. He is a financial sector payments system development expert with thirty years experience working with the Central Bank of Kenya. He has undertaken various consultancy assignments with varied donor agencies such as UNDP, USAID among others and has been a board member at the Capital Markets Authority. He is also a member of the Kenya Institute of Directors