John Githongo is an investigative journalist from Kenya.

John Githongo is the CEO of Inuka, a non-governmental organisation involved in governance issues broadly defined, corruption specifically, with an emphasis on working with and for ordinary Kenyans – youth in particular. John is also a past chairman of the Africa Institute for Governing with Integrity; Executive Vice Chair of the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA); chair board member of the Africa Center for Open Governance (AFRICOG); and between 2011 and 2015 was a commissioner of the Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI) of the British government.

Previously, he served as vice president of World Vision, senior associate member, St Antony’s College Oxford; permanent secretary in the office of the president in charge of Governance and Ethics of the Kenya Government; board member Transparency International, Berlin, CEO Transparency International Kenya and a board member of the Kenya Human Rights Commission. In the past he has been a columnist for the EastAfrican, Associate Editor, Executive magazine; and a correspondent for the Economist. He remains a weekly columnist for the Star in Kenya and occasionally for other international press such the Guardian and YaleGlobal.

John is also a Senior Advisor to the Office of the President of South Sudan on governance. He holds an honours degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Wales and an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University.

John Githongo

Basic information

John Githongo
Investigative journalist
Economy, corruption, youth

Supported projects

What's left of CMC's dam project in Kenya

  • Corruption
  • Industry
  • Politics

NAIROBI - Kenya's attorney general's office opened a corruption and fraud investigation in 2019. The dams were supposed to bring water and electricity. Nothing is left at the site.