Kairo Thuo

Non-executive Director

Kairo is a consultant and a founder partner of Viva Africa Consulting LLP and Viva Africa Consulting Limited. He is both a lawyer and accountant by profession. He attended Strathmore and the University of Nairobi where he graduated with LLB (Hons) and is a CPA-K and CPA-T holder.

He was previously responsible for establishing and running the Tax Transaction Advisory Group at Deloitte and Touche as the Director of the unit, was responsible for mergers, acquisitions, transaction arrangements, wealth structuring and funds management as well as corporate and legal structuring. Kairo has extensive experience in all areas of taxation in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania and other countries in Africa. His experience involved all areas of legal, finance and taxation and was also involved in establishment of specialized tax service lines in direct and indirect taxation including customs, international tax and transfer pricing.

Amongst many of his key achievements, Kairo remains the only individual to-date to be recognized by KRA in the annual taxpayers’ awards for contribution towards tax education in Kenya having also been recognized by the IFC for outstanding tax advice contribution in the Kenya and Uganda Railways concession process.

He also contributed to capacity enhancement for the East Africa Law Society and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. He also serves on the Boards of Kenya Power, Special Economic Zones Authority and NCBA Bank Kenya Plc.