Senior Programme Officer at International Budget Partnership Kenya
John is a Senior Programme Officer at the International Budget Partnership Kenya where he leads the programmes work. Central to his role is to lead IBP Kenya’s public finance research and analytical work at the national and county level in Kenya. Therefore, he is part of the team that works to promote budget transparency and improve public engagement on how the government raises and spends public resources.
He has done extensive research on Kenya’s public finance system for evidence generation that IBP uses to provide technical support to civil society organizations and, in some cases, government agencies. His research focuses on equitable revenue sharing mechanisms, equity in government expenditure, social protection, public debt, government cash flow, budget credibility, public participation in budgets, public debt sub-national budget transparency, among other areas. This role also includes supporting capacity building and the development of guides and tools that IBP Kenya uses to improve CSOs’ engagement with national and sub-national government budgets.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), an MBA in Strategic Management from the Kenya Methodist University and a professional award on Decentralization and Local Governance from SOAS University of London.
Before joining IBP, he worked with Twaweza East Africa as an Associate Analyst, where he helped to build the Kenya Budget Explorer, a centralized budget portal, to improve citizens’ access to budget information. He is a big data enthusiast, a happy bee farmer, and a part-time historian.