Kawive Wambua is an educationist, a literary scholar and a writer. He is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Inuka Trust and the immediate former Makueni county executive committee member (CEC) for devolution and public service. While at the county government of Makueni, Kawive served as the CEC Department of Roads, Transport, Infrastructure and Energy, CEC Department of Devolution and Public Service, CEC Department of Education and Civic Education. During his tenure at the Makueni County Government, Kawive developed and operationalised the Citizen’s Participation framework. Kawive has been in the civil society since 2004 and has played an important role in the development, networking as well as expansion of the civil society space in Kenya. This he did while he was the Chief Executive Officer at the Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRECO), as well as the Executive Officer at the Institute of Performing Arts (IPAL).