Charles Kahura led the Nairobi Central Business District Association’s (NCBDA) governing council in spearheading the urban regeneration of Nairobi. He also served as director of the Water Services Board and the Joint Building Council, and as a governing council member of the Kenya Society for Deaf Children. Previously, Kahura served as vice-chairman of the NCBDA, where he had responsibility for the disaster preparedness and projects committees. He also served as the secretary of the Architectural Association of Kenya, the national body representing Architects in Kenya. During his fellowship, Kahura explored issues relating to urban decay and examined systems and strategies to promote urban renewal; he also learned from U.S. disaster management and mitigation teams regarding processes, preparedness, prevention, and response.