Immaculate Kassait


Ms. Immaculate Kassait, MBS is the first Kenya Data Commissioner with 12 years working experience in the Public Sector managing complex project in governance, training, compliance and strategy. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of 14 years standing. She is a Building Resource in Democracy Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) facilitator.

Immaculate holds a Masters in Business Administration from USIU Africa, a post Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law, and an Undergraduate Degree in Law from Makerere University.

In November 2020, she was appointed as the first Data Commissioner in the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC), and has been instrumental in setting up institutional structures and the legal framework for the Institution. She was the Chair of the taskforce that developed the three sets of regulations that led to the operationalization of the Data Protection Act Kenya 2019. Under her leadership, ODPC developed its inaugural strategic plan 2022-2025. She has further been instrumental in positioning Kenya in the Data Protection Map through membership to various international organization on data protection.

Previously she worked at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in different portfolios and was key in setting up institutional and management structure for the Electoral management body as the first woman responsible for Voter Registration and Electoral Operation, her contribution to the institution was the development a data-base of registered voters using modern technology of 19.6 M voters and the implementation of six complex elections procedures in one day.

She has experience in civil society having worked the Institute for Education in Democracy (IED) and Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya) in different capacities.

She was awarded the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS), Presidential Award, 2017 for her outstanding work in public service and continuous to take part in several philanthropy activities as part of her community work.