Organs Of WEA

The Organs of the Western Elites Association are the Central Executive Committee (CEC), Board of Trustees (BOT), Advisory Board (ABD), Thematic Committee (TCE), Economic and Social Council (ESOC), Coordination Committee (CCE), National Secretariat (NS) and Executive Summit (ES).

Thematic Committee

The Thematic Committee is the main WEA Organ concerned with Socio-Economic development. It implements the WEA Socio-Economic Blueprint and other development policies through initiating investment, partnerships and other methods in realization of increased economic development in the Five Western Counties.

The Thematic Committee is made up of the General Chairperson, Vice General Chairperson, Secretary to the Thematic Committee and Thematic Secretaries.


The Duties Of Thematic Committee:

  • Participates in policy formulation .
  • Collectively defends, defines and explains all the Association policies.
  • Discusses the Association budget.
  • Prepares budgetary estimates for their respective Thematic Departments.
  • Advises the General Chairperson on issues of socio-economic development related to their Thematic Departments.
  • Discusses important Association issues.
  • Supervises Thematic Departments.
  • Initiates development projects by Thematic Departments.
  • Supervises the implementation of Association policies by respective Thematic Departments.

  • The Thematic Secretaries:

  • Develops, interprets and implements policies and procedures in their respective departments.
  • Chairs and coordinates their respective caucuses.
  • Recruits members to their respective caucuses.
  • Represents views and interests of members in their respective caucuses to the Thematic Committee.
  • Ensures discipline and adherence to Association policies and programs among members in their respective caucuses.
  • Investigates any allegations of misconduct by any member in their respective caucuses and makes recommendations to the Thematic Committee.
  • Develops, interprets and implements resource mobilization strategies in their respective Thematic Departments for the running of the Departments.

  • List of Thematic Committees and their roles


    a. Thematic Secretary (TS) for Agribusiness and Irrigation

    Heads the Thematic Department for Agribusiness and Irrigation Chairs and Coordinates the Agribusiness Caucus made up of active and retired agricultural professionals and farmers from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on agri-business and irrigation

    b. Thematic Secretary for Health, Water and Sanitation

    Heads the Thematic Department for Health, Water and Sanitation Chairs and coordinates the Health Caucus made up of active and retired health professionals from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on health, water and sanitation

    c. Thematic Secretary for Sports

    Heads the Thematic Department for Sports Chairs and coordinates the Sports Caucus made up of active and retired sports professionals from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on sports.

    d. Thematic Secretary for Education and Research

    Heads the Thematic Department for Education and Research Chairs and coordinates the Education Caucus made up of active and retired education professionals and the Research Caucus made of active and retired researchers from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on education and research.

    e. Thematic Secretary for Environment, Forestry and Natural Resources

    Heads the Thematic Department for Environment Forestry and Natural Resources Chairs and coordinates the Environment and Forestry Caucus made up of active and retired Environment and Forestry professionals from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on environment, forestry and natural resources

    f. Thematic Secretary for Youths

    Heads the Thematic Department for Youths Chairs and coordinates the Youths Caucus made up of youths from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on youths

    g. Thematic Secretary Trade and Industrialization

    Heads the Thematic Department for Trade, Industrialization and Investment Chairs and coordinates the Trade and Industrialization and Investment made up of large scale traders, industrialists and investors Implements the WEA policies on Trade, Industrialization and Investment

    h. Thematic Secretary for Culture, Arts, Heritage and Entertainment

    Heads the Thematic Department for Culture, Arts, Heritage and Entertainment Chairs and Coordinates the Culture, Arts, Heritage and Entertainment Caucus made up of active and retired Culture, Arts and Entertainment professionals from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on culture, arts, heritage and entertainment

    I. Thematic Secretary for Infrastructure, Housing, Transport, Urban development and Rural development

    Heads the Thematic Department for Infrastructure, Housing, Transport, Urban development and Rural development Chairs and coordinates the Infrastructure Caucus made up of active and retired engineers and architectures from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on infrastructure, housing, transport, urban development and rural development.

    J. Thematic Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife

    Heads the Thematic Department for Tourism and Wildlife Chairs and coordinates the Tourism and Wildlife Caucus made up of active and retired Tourism professionals from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on Tourism and Wildlife.

    k. Thematic Secretary for ICT and Innovation

    Heads the Thematic Department for ICT and Innovation Chairs and coordinators the ICT Caucus made up of active and retired ICT professionals and the Innovation Caucus made up of active and retired innovators from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on ICT and Innovation.

    l. Thematic Secretary for Energy and Mining

    Heads the Thematic Department for Energy and Mining Chairs and Coordinates the Energy and Mining Caucus made up of active and retired engineers and architectures from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on energy and mining.

    m.Thematic Secretary for Peace, Unity and Integration

    Heads the Thematic Department for Peace, Unity and Integration Chairs and coordinates the Peace, Unity and Integration Caucus made up of peace, unity and integration ambassadors from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on peace, unity and integration.

    n. Thematic Secretary for Employment

    Heads Thematic Department for Employment Implements the WEA policies on Employment.

    o. Thematic Secretary for Gender, Disablity and Vulnerable Groups

    Heads the Thematic Department for Gender, PLWDs and Vulnerable Groups Chairs and Coordinates the Disability Caucus made up of PLWDs in the Five Western Kenya Counties. Implements the WEA policies on gender, PLWDs and vulnerable groups.

    p. Thematic Secretary for Financial Services

    Heads the Thematic Department for Financial Services and Cooperatives Chairs and Coordinates the Financial Services and Cooperatives Caucus made up active and retired financial services and cooperatives professionals from the Five Western Kenya Counties. Implements the WEA policies on financial services and cooperatives.

    q. Thematic Secretary for Interreligious

    Heads the Thematic Department for Interreligious Chairs and Coordinates the Interreligious Caucus made up of active and religious leaders from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on interreligious.

    r. Thematic Secretary for Elders

    Heads the Thematic Department for Elders Chairs and Coordinates the Elders Council made up of eighteen elders the Elders Caucus made up of elders from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on elders.

    s. Thematic Secretary for Women

    Heads the Thematic Department for Women Chairs and coordinates the Women Caucus made up of women from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on women.

    t. Thematic Secretary for Mentorship, Governance and Leadership

    Heads the Thematic Department for Mentorship, Governance and Leadership Chairs and coordinates the Mentorship, Governance and leadership Caucus made up of Mentorship, Governance and Leadership professionals from the Five Western Kenya Counties.

    u. Thematic Secretary for Legends

    Heads the Thematic Department for Legends Chairs and Coordinates the Legends Caucus made up of legends from the Five Western Kenya Counties.

    w. Thematic Secretary for Legal Advisory

    Heads the Thematic Department for Legal Advisory Chairs and coordinates the Legal Advisory Caucus made up of legal professionals from the Five Western Kenya Counties Is the legal advisor to the General Chairperson and to the Association on legal and constitutional matters.

    x. Thematic Secretary for Public Policy and Economic Development

    Heads the Public Policy and Economic Development Chairs and Coordinates the Public Policy and Economic Development Caucus made up of Public policy makers and Economists from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on public policy.

    y. Thematic Secretary for SMEs

    Heads the Thematic Department for SMEs

    Chairs and coordinates the SMEs Caucus made up of Small and Medium –sized Enterprisers from the Five Western Kenya Counties Implements the WEA policies on SMEs.

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