Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation

The Executive Team

  • Kelvin L. Lemantaan-Chair

    Kelvin is born and brought up in Samburu county. He has a diploma in community development and also in community based tourism. He is several board of community tourism investments in Samburu and also a member of Samburu Isiolo Tourism forum and member of national peacecorps among others.

  • Ms Jecinta S. Rhoda-Member

    Born and brought up in Laikipia north, Jecinta is a Professional Nurse and Health management professional with over 15 years of experience of running rural clinics to complex health facilities. She in the Manager of Aga Khan University Hospital- Nanyuki Branch.Inspired by her autistic son, Sang’ida – She is the founder and director of the Sang’ida Foundation that supports children with disability and also of indigenous women with disabled

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  • Abdi Salan-Member

    Born in Wajir County of North Kenya, Abdi spent his teenage years employed as livestock foreman in several beef ranches in Laikipia. Where he started is activism work on labour and human rights of farm labourers. He raised issues on the living and working conditions of farmers workers and farm hands whose situations borders – labour bondage. His Charismatic leadership led to join up with IMPACT is advancing human rights education, training of para legal workers and organised for IMPACT staff to sneak into the higly guarded and electric fenced ranches to interview staff and take pictures. He raises issues relating to male labourers not allowed to bring in their spouses and families, harassment by the management and injuries and workman compensations. He is from Wajir County, however, part of his family lives in Isiolo County.

  • Dr. Alfred Saigero Mosiany-Member

    Born and brought up in Laikipia north and went to Ewaso Primary school. He joined Nakuru Boys High school after which he joined University of Nairobi- School of Medicine. He is a qualified surgeon. He has over 10 years working a full time Medical doctor with the Ministry of Health. He has worked in several counties mainly pastoralists counties. He is passionate and has interests for pastoralists and he runs free medical clinics in Samburu, Laikipia and Kajiado.

  • Malih J. Ole Kaunga-Secretary/Director

    He is founder and Director of IMPACT. Born in Laikipia , Ole Kaunga has dedicated over 20 years to defending pastoralists land rights and Human rights in Kenya and Africa. He Founder several organisations such as the Organisation for Survival of Il-Laikipiak Indigenous Group(OSILIGI) that won an international case against the British Governent on its armies training in Kenya and leaving munitions that have maimed, killed and injured children and members of Samburu and Maasai herders. He also founded Maasai Cultural Heritage accredited to UN- WIPO. He has worked for the ILO as an expert on indigenous peoples. He has established extensively on land rights, indigenous traditional knowledge, culture, natural resource and governance. He consults for the UN and its agencies as well as international/grassroots organisations. He has worked with several universities , legal research and law firms to bring cases against private sectors and governments for violating community rights.

  • Ms Grace Resiato-Member

    Grace is trained a lawyer , specialising in Human rights with over 10 years working with several Government and Quasi Governments commissions and institutions , NGOs and private practice. She has supported several human rights causes. At the moment she advises quasi government institutions on human rights issues. She is the first Laikpia Maasai female Lawyer from Laikipia in her father’s footstep whom also was the first Laikipia Maasai male lawyer. She is the Chairperson of the Board of