Francis Kuria Kagema, Secretary General, African Council of Religious Leaders; Executive Director, Inter-Religious Council of Kenya
Francis Kuria Kagema is the secretary general of the African Council of Religious Leaders–Religions for Peace (ACRL–RfP). He also serves as executive director of the Interreligious Council of Kenya–RfP (IRCK–RfP), a position he has held since 2008. Previously, he was the programs director and head of the IRCK-RfP secretariat for a period of six years. Before joining the IRCK–RfP, Kuria worked as the national coordinator for the Small Business Network, an organization advocating for small- and medium-sized enterprises. He also worked as a financial analyst at the Nairobi Stock Exchange, and for 16 years he was a volunteer with the St. John Ambulance Brigade, eventually retiring as assistant commissioner of training and operations in 1998. Kuria holds a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. He is married and has four children.