Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia
Samuel Kobia (Rev, Dr.), a Kenyan national, is the Chairman, National Cohesion and Integration Commission. Previously he served as Senior Advisor on Cohesion, Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Executive Office of the President and Cabinet Affairs.
From 2012-2015 Kobia served as a commissioner in the Judicial Service Commission which recruits Kenyan judges, and oversights the Judiciary; 2010-2012 Ecumenical Special Envoy for the Sudans; 2007-2018 Chancellor of St. Paul’s University; former General Secretary of the Geneva based World Council of Churches.
Kobia has vast experience in dialogues. Currently, he coordinates dialogue platforms as safe spaces for interactions between Kenyans of diverse stations and government to address pressing issues. The fruits of the dialogues include peaceful co-existence, healing and reconciliation, peaceful resolution of conflicts, national cohesion.
Kobia has degrees in urban planning, theology, and international relations from universities in Kenya, USA and Switzerland. He is Visiting Professor to Wesley Colleges in USA and UK. He is author of several books including Dialogue Matters.