Date of inception:

September 29, 2004

Number of Members:

135 (as of August 2012)

Chapter Events:

  • TOPS Symposium on “Security Sector Reform and Transformation” (February 2011)
  • East Africa Chapters Regional Conference on “Developing a Regional Security Strategy for East Africa” (August 2009)
  • Community Leadership Conference (August 2008)
  • TOPS Symposium on “Media and Security” and on “Environment and Security” (November 2007)
  • Community Leadership Conference (September 2007)
  • Community Reunion Meeting (August 2005)
  • General Assembly (November 2004)
  • Chapter Launch (September 2004)

Chapter President:

Lieutenant General Njuki MWANIKI

Recent Promotions:


Dr. Wafula Okumu is now based in Addis Ababa, where he works on border issues for the African Union. He previously served as the Head, African Security Analysis Program at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria. Dr. Okumu attended the 2003 Senior Leaders Seminar.

Previous Promotions

United States Department of State Background Note – Kenya