Jacqueline (Jaki) Mbogo is the crime and criminal justice program officer at the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA). Working in the Kenya Program, Mbogo is focusing on preventing violent crime and promoting criminal justice reform in Kenya. The project is a collaboration with OSI’s Initiative on Confronting Violent Crime and the Special Initiatives Criminal Justice Program.
Mbogo comes to OSIEA from Saferworld where she served as the community policy coordinator before becoming the Kenya team leader working to prevent armed violence and to create safer communities. She is a founding member of the Usalama forum, a vibrant civil society coalition effort to engage on security sector reform in Kenya. Mbogo has also contributed to various resources and training materials on security sector reforms particularly on community policing and peace building. Mbogo holds an MA in development studies from the University of Nairobi, a BEd from Kenyatta University, as well as various certificate courses on security sector, conflict prevention, and project management.