Yusuf Abdulrahman Nzibo is the National Chairman of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM), an umbrella body that represents the interests and aspirations of the Muslim community in Kenya. He holds a BA (University of Nairobi 1975), MBA (Strayer College, VA, USA, 1998), and a PhD in Philosophy (1979, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Glasgow).
Dr. Nzibo joined the University of Nairobi in 1979 and lectured in the Dpt of History. After a change in his career and eventually serving as Managing Director of the Industrial Development Bank in Nairobi, and then as the Commissioner General of the Kenya Revenue Authority, he entered the diplomatic service as Ambassador to the Netherlands covering the Slovak and the Czech republics (1998-2000); to the United States and as non- resident Ambassador to Mexico and the Republic of Colombia (2000 – 2004); and to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait (2004 – 2006). He served as an electoral commissioner in charge of Kenya’s national election and referenda (2009-2017).
He currently serves as a member of the Council of Advisors of the HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies (Nairobi), an applied research and policy think tank. Ambassador Nzibo is also director of the Electoral Law and Governance Institute in Africa (Nairobi), which trains both practitioners and election observers on matters of international best practices on free, fair and just elections.
He is the recipient of two Kenyan National honours: Order of the Grand Warrior and Moran of Burning Spear, and a holder of Humanitarian Medal (UAE).