Data Commissioner

Ms. Immaculate Kassait

Ms. Immaculate. Kassait is Kenya’s first Data Commissioner.

She has extensive experience in elections, governance and women’s rights and has played a key role in the establishment of several projects in Kenya and abroad.

Prior to her appointment as the data commissioner, she worked at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission where she served as the first female in-charge of Voter Registration Elections and Operations from 2010-2020.

She steered the setting up and operationalization of electoral processes at IEBC and Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC).

She served as the Chairperson of the Taskforce on Development of the Data Protection Regulations, 2021.

In 2006, she was instrumental in the setting up of the first domestic Observation Programme for the Commonwealth secretariat while working at Institute for Education in Democracy (IED).

Ms. Kassait is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Bachelor Degree from Makerere University, a post Graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law; An Executive Global Master in Business Administration from the United States International University Africa.

She is among the two Building Resources in Democracy in Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) accrediting experts in Kenya. 

In 2021 she was recognised amongst the top 25 Women in Digital in Kenya.

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

Deputy Data Commissioner, Data Protection Compliance

Ms. Rose Mosero


Rose Mosero, HSC, is the Deputy Data Commissioner- Data Protection Compliance at the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.

Prior to assuming this role, she worked with the Office as a Legal, Policy and Regulatory Advisor and Data Protection Expert after being seconded from the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs (Kenya).

At the Ministry of ICT, she served as a Legal, Policy and Regulatory Advisor to the office of the Cabinet Secretary. 

Ms Mosero served as a member of the Taskforce which developed the recently passed Data Protection Regulations for Kenya and was involved, in her advisory capacity, in the development of the Kenyan Data Protection Act, 2019.

She is a dually registered lawyer having been admitted as an Australian Legal Practitioner and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. 

She has more than eight years of legal experience having worked in several law firms in Australia and Kenya.

Rose is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals where she sits on the Advisory Board.

She is also a Fellow of Information Privacy having been conferred that designation by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in recognition of her expertise in the field of Privacy and Data Protection.

Deputy Data Commissioner, Corporate Services

Mr Festus Musyoki

Festus Musyoki has over fourteen years’ experience in corporate services having worked in various organizations including National Environment Management Authority, Nursing Council of Kenya, British High Commission, Micro and Small Enterprise Authority prior to joining the Office of Data Protection Commissioner on 16th June 2022 as a Deputy Data Commissioner, Corporate Services

He holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) both from the University of Nairobi (UoN.)

He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

 He is well skilled in Senior Management, Financial Planning and Modelling, Corporate Governance and Project Management among others.

At ODPC, Festus is charged with overseeing finance, human resources, administration and corporate communication divisions of the Office.

Deputy Data Commissioner, Complaints and Investigation

Mr Oscar Otieno

Oscar Otieno is an Audit  Investigations professional with over Seventeen years of working experience with both in the Private Sector and the Public Sector.

Currently, he works at the ODPC as the Deputy Data Commissioner- Complaints, Investigations and Enforcement.

He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nairobi in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree obtained from Egerton University.

Oscar also has experience in the private sector having worked in the Banking Industry (Standard Chartered Bank) and as a Consultant in Performance Improvement in IT Effectiveness at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC – Kenya).

 In the Public Sector, he worked as a Forensic Investigator with Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and later as a Manager of Internal Investigations within the Strategic & Intelligence Operations Department of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

 He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

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