Gichane is a Diaspora Returnee living in Nairobi, Kenya having lived in Canada and US at various times between 1993-2010. He is a former member of Kenya Community Abroad (herein referred to as KCA) where he served in various capacities in Kenya Community Abroad (KCA) Organization, which is registered in Washington DC, USA. He was one time the Vice-President (2004-2006) and President 2006-2008. Gichane currently sits as a Board of Trustee member of KCA
Gichane attended and represented KCA,(representing Diaspora Interests), in the Kenyan Government Inter-Ministrial and Stakeholders Committee, headed by PS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that drafted the current Kenya Diaspora Policy that was approved by Cabinet and signed by the President of Kenya in 2015. Earlier in 2005-2007, he attended and represented KCA, in the Inter-Ministrial and Stakeholders Committee, headed by PS Ministry of Planning, that lead to the establishment of the Diaspora Desk (then-2007), which is now, a fully fledged Directorate of Diaspora Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Gichane was also a Respondent, (et al), in the Supreme Court judgement in favour of the Diaspora in the 2015 Supreme Court landmark ruling affirming the Court of Appeal judgement against IEBC, in granting the Diaspora right to be registered as voters for 2017 elections
Gichane also attended and represented KCA at the Kenya Constitution Review Conference, (that led to the new constitution 2010), held at Bomas of Kenya, dubed Bomas II, ( Jan 2004 â€“ March 2004), and succesfully lobbied for Diaspora’s interest in allowing for Dual Citizenship to be enshrined in the new Kenyan Constitution.
Gichane is a businessman in Nairobi-Kenya. An investor in Community Development Systems Limited, the owners of Mobile Pay Limited, which owns Tangaza Mobile Virtual Network (MVNO) and Tangaza Mobile Money Trasfer Service licenses. Gichane is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of Exposia Limited, a Tangaza Brands Dealership and a National Sales and Distribution Agency in the Kenyan Market.
Gichane is 50yrs old (2016) and is happily married to Augusta Gichane. He is also a happy dad of four children, Muraguri (28), Waruguru(26), Muchai (11) and Wambugu (6).