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Kenya Human Rights Commission

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined June 2016
Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Right to Information

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a premier human rights organization in Africa that was founded in 1991 in the US and registered in Kenya in 1994 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Its founders and staff are among the foremost leaders and activists in struggles for human rights and democratic reforms in Kenya.

In 2012, the Commission evaluated its 2008-2012 strategic plan and developed an interim strategic plan for 2013-2018 in which it envisions: A human rights state and society and outlines its mission as to foster human rights, democratic values, human dignity and social justice. This vision and mission will be driven by the goal and new mandate of enhancing human rights centered governance at all levels.

Our approach and theory of change are based on social transformation and liberation struggles through clarity of leadership and solidarity among progressive forces. The discourse of human rights (as the tool for advocacy) and the people (as the agents of change) are therefore critical in this enterprise.

The KHRC is a member of many influential networks at county, national, regional and international levels. The KHRC has observer status with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC). Furthermore, the KHRC works with 30 Human Rights Networks and other grassroots partners (based in more than 30 counties); more than 30 national level- state and non-state actors and coalitions; and more 50 sub-regional, regional and international human rights organizations and networks.

People Associated With This Organization

Damaris Onyancha

Kenya Human Rights Commission
Joined February 2022
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Policy Advocacy, Refugees & Migrant Rights
I am an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Professional Mediator. I am currently undertaking a Masters in Research and Public Policy. I have worked in Government and Non-Governmental organizations working with refugees. Currently, I work with the Kenya Human Rights Commission as a Programme Advisor-Legal Affairs, Human Rights Monitoring and Response. I have specialized in refugee protection, resettlement, strategic litigation in Public Interest Litigation cases, management of legal aid clinics at the office and grass roots level, research, policy development and advocacy.

Faith Alubbe

Kenya Human Rights Commission
Joined June 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice
Faith has over nine years’ experience working directly and indirectly on Transitional Justice Issues. She works with marginalized populations, networks of victims/survivors of past atrocities including war veterans and internally displaced persons with an aim of supporting them to define, claim, and defend their rights.

Currently Faith is a Program Advisor on Transitional Justice issues at the Kenya Human Rights Commission an organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her work focuses on four thematic areas i.e Governance around Land and Land Based Resources , Protection of Indigenous people, Protection and Assistance of internally displaced persons and Corporate Governance issues in the Extractive Industries Sector.

She also gained experience in previously held positions at the Coalition on Violence against Women and the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya), advocating for the implementation of the agenda four component , a long-term reform TJ intervention of multi sectoral institutions under the Serena agreement after the 2007/2008 post-election violence in Kenya.

Gitahi Moses

Kenya Human Rights Commission (Unverified)
Joined August 2019
Interests: Generalist Legal Services
I am Gitahi Moses Quincy an adult Kenyan citizen of sound mind and student of law at Kenyatta University. In my few years of studying this noble course, i have interacted with various disciplines of the law and a few have captured my attention based on the vices we as a Country face. Some of these areas are Electoral law, Constitutional law, Administrative law and lastly the Human Rights law. I have previously worked at the Office of the Ombudsman as an attachee in my quest to serve this great Country and explore the fundamental prerogatives we as the people of Kenya are entitled to.
I yearn for a better Kenya especially for the youths in the country and hence the reason i am conveying my interests of associating with this great community in a bid to advocate for the respect of human rights in the country.

Isaack Otieno

Kenya Human Rights Commission (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Other, Women's Rights
Mr. Otieno is a Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defender, Applied Public Policy and Development Expert with over 20 years of experience working across sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Otieno has worked with State, non State Academic and Research Institutions across 15 countries in Africa and beyond. Mr. Otieno is a graduate of MA Political Science from the Central European University-Budapest Hungary, MA Development Studies from the International Institute for Social Studies-Hague; and BA Anthropology from University of Nairobi-Kenya. Mr. Otieno is n expert in Elections Reforms, Civil Society Capacity Building, Institutional Reforms, Civic Advocacy, Access to Justice, promotion of Rule of Law, Human Rights, Public Policy formulation, Programme Management among others.

sandra oyombe

Kenya Human Rights Commission (Unverified)
Joined November 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Labor & Employment, Traditional / Customary Justice
My name is Sandra Oyombe.An advocate of the high court of Kenya.I have been in practise for the past 7 years and been incharge of the legal aid clinics at FIDA-K and currently at Kenya Human Rights Commission.My core work is to support the indigent clients to access justice.In addition, I support other thematic departments in county legal aid clinics as well as train community human rights defenders on human rights issues and law.I would greatly benefit from this network with respect to networking and knowledge sharing on para-legal issues which would held in tailoring our legal aid programme at the Kenya Human Rights Commission.

Silvia Museiya

Kenya Human Rights Commission (Unverified)
Joined June 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence
I am a trained teacher and a law student currently. I love to work with communities especially teaching them on their legal rights such as carrying out civic education. i was trained as a parallegal when i was 17 years old by covaw (Coalition on Violence against Women) and i have since been passionate on communal and especially womens rights and access to things such as land.
i love to write and film is my passionate hobby

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