Kenya’s Parliament has adopted a report endorsing the appointment of Immaculate Kassait as Data Commissioner.
The chairperson of the Committee on Communication, Information, and Innovation William Kisa’ng moved a special motion for the house to approve Kassait’s nomination as Data Commissioner.
The committee had vetted Kassait on Tuesday 3 November following her nomination by the President on October 13.
The House has approved the Report of the Committee on Communication, Information and Innovation, recommending the approval of Ms. Immaculate Kassait as Data Commissioner.
— National Assembly KE (@NAssemblyKE) November 5, 2020
This paves way for the president to confirm her appointment consequently giving Kenya her first data commissioner serving for a single term of six (6) years and shall not be eligible for a re-appointment.
Kassait served as Director of Voter Education Partnership and Communication at IEBC since 2019.
Previously she was the Director Voter Registration and Electoral Operation for 9 years. She has worked at the Institute for Education in Democracy (IED) a leading NGO in the areas of elections in Kenya and the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya) as a Programme Officer in the Women’s Rights and Advocacy Programme.