Mugambi Kiai serves as a program officer with the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa and the Africa Governance and Monitoring Project (AfriMAP). Based in Nairobi, he is responsible for AfriMAP monitoring, research, and advocacy work around East African involvement with African Union mechanisms as well as grantmaking programming.
Kiai previously worked as a senior program officer with the Canadian International Development Agency and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. In 2002, Kiai headed the Central Depository Unit, an electoral violence monitoring and advocacy program established by a Kenyan human rights coalition. Prior to that, he headed the Human Rights Advocacy program at the Kenya Human Rights Commission. Kiai graduated with a master’s in law from Harvard Law School.