The Kara Annual General Meeting (AGM) was successfully held on 29th April 2016 at the secretariat offices. Besides the traditional agenda items, the meeting unanimously endorsed Messrs Paul Oyier, Arthur Namu and Ms. Natasha Njee to fill up the vacant positions in the Council.

The three were identified by the Governing Council through an elaborate process and presented to the AGM for endorsement as per Article 7, section 8 of the Kara constitution. 

  1. Paul Oyier is strategy, corporate communications and media specialist with over sixteen years experience both as a journalist with local and international media, and as public relations consultant. He has worked in both print and electronic media including stints as a correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP), as a contributor to the Daily Nation, a pioneer investigative journalist with Tazama! aired on KTN, a prime time news anchor on K24 and English News Editor and Presenter with Kameme FM. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Ngei Phase Two Langata Resident Association, where he has served as Chairman of the past two and a half years. He also sits on the Kenya Alliance of Residents Association (KARA) Chairmens Forum – a consultative body for leaders of neighbourhood associations across the country.

 He is a graduate of United States International University (USIU-Africa) where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Journalism with a specialization in Public Relations in 2005, and is currently completing his Master of Arts (MA) degree in Communication Studies from the same university. He has also received certification in the design and development of Balanced Scorecards from the Balanced Scorecard Institute of Europe Middle East and Africa.

  1. Arthur Namu is a retired banker, securities and corporate finance practitioner. He also serves the Kenya Government as Chairman, State Corporations Advisory Committee, Office of The President  and is a Director and Vice Chairman of Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) and a Director of KCDF Investment Holding Limited (KCDFIH).

Mr. Namu has a strong passion for volunteerism and philanthropy. He serves in a number of community initiatives besides KCDF, such as Chairman, Consolata Shrine's Consolata Youth Rehabilitation Program; Member, Strategy Committee, Limuru Country Club; Vice Chair, Wanjiru Kunyiha Asthma Trust Fund among others. Mr. Namu holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Nairobi and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.

  1. Natasha Njee is a communication, branding, event and business management expert. She worked with advertising companies and banks in various positions before opting to resign and manage her own business of a home-based cake decoration.

Natasha’s desire to give back to her community led her to get her family together and start the Gatabaki Education Foundation in October 2011, with the aim of supporting students from unfortunate backgrounds. She is a co-opted member of Loresho North Residents Association Board and Secretary of Loresho Lane Residents Forum. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, minoring in Marketing from USIU, and is looking to complete her Masters in Communication at Daystar University.

We congratulate the new Governing Council Members and look forward to working closely with them to realize Kara’s mission and vision.