Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation

The Executive Board Members

  • Mr. Kelvin L. Lemantaan- Board Chair

    Kelvin was born and raised in Samburu. He has a diploma in Community Development & Community Based Tourism. Kelvin is a board member of several community tourist investments in Samburu County.He is also a board member of Samburu Isiolo Tourism Forum and National Peace Corps among others.

  • Malih J. Ole Kaunga-Secretary

    He is the Founder and Director of IMPACT. Born in Laikipia , Ole Kaunga has dedicated over 20 years to defend pastoralists land rights and Human rights in Kenya and Africa. He is the Founder of several organisations such as the Organisation for Survival of II-Laikipiak Indigenous Group(OSILIGI) that won an international case against the British Goverment 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. Jacinta S. Rhoda-Treasurer

    She is the Founder & Director of Sangida Foundation. Born and raised in Laikipia North, Jacinta is a Professional Nurse and Health Management Officer with over 15 years of experience in running rural clinics to complex health facilities. She is currently the Manager of Aga Khan University Hospital- Nanyuki Branch.Inspired by her autistic son (Sangida), Jacinta founded Sangida Foundation that supports children with disability and indigenous women with disabled children.

  • Dr. Alfred Saigero Mosiany-Youth Representative

    Dr. Alfred was born and raised up in Laikipia North, where he went to Ewaso Primary school. He later joined Nakuru Boys High school and graduated from the University of Nairobi-School of Medicine with a Bachelors of Medicine Degree.Dr. Alfred has over 10 years working experience as a medical superintendent with the Ministry of Health.He was among the 48 Kenyan doctors who went to Cuba under State-sponsored training on a two-year course in general comprehensive medicine.Dr. Alfred is passionate about helping the pastoral communities and has been advocating for campaigns against harmful and retrogressive cultural practices such as Early marriages & FGM within the pastoral communities.He runs free medical clinics in Samburu, Laikipia and Kajiado.At the moment he is the medical superintendent at Kimanjo Sub-district Hospital.The facility has experienced tremendous positive changes due to his exemplary leadership skills.

  • Mr. Abdi Salan-Community Representative

    Born in Wajir County of Northern Kenya,  Abdi spent his teenage years employed as a livestock  foreman at several beef ranches in Laikipia; it is here Abdi  started his activism work on labour and human rights of ranch workers. He raised issues on the living and working conditions of ranch workers whose situations were related to labour bondage. His charismatic leadership led him to join up with IMPACT in advancing human rights education, training of para legal workers; He organised for IMPACT staff to sneak into the higly guarded and electric fenced ranches to interview staff and take pictures. He also  raised issues relating to male labourers not allowed to bring in their spouses and families, harassment by the management and injuries and workman compensations.

  • Ms. Grace Resiato-Member

    Grace is a trained lawyer, specializing in Human rights with over 10 years working experience in several government and quasi governments commissions and institutions as well as NGOs. She has supported several human rights cause. At the moment, Grace advises quasi government institutions on human rights issues. She is the first Laikpia Maasai female lawyer from the region in her father's footstep who was also the first Laikipia Maasai male lawyer. 

  • Mrs. Luigia Lesuuda-Member

    Luigia was born and raised in Laikipia. She is among the key founders of OSILIGI(Organisation for Survival of II-Laikipiak Indigenous Group)that translates to HOPE in Masaai. OSILIGI later transformed into IMPACT with Luigia being one of the expert members for its formation. Currently, Luigia is at the front-line in training and empowering pastoral women on alternative livelihoods, isssues surrounding Gender based violence as well as their rights. As a business woman, Luigia runs her own Agrovet shop.