Aisha Khagai

Program Manager, Citizenship, Nairobi, Kenya

Born and raised in the capital city of Nairobi, Kenya, Aisha has long been an advocate of women and girl child rights in marginalized communities, believing fundamentally in the rights of all individuals. She comes to Namati with over four years’ experience in advocacy and communications, capacity building, team building, mentorship, collaboration and networking skills.

Before joining Namati, Aisha held the post of program officer with the Pastoralist Girls Initiative, based in Garissa County, Kenya, where she implemented several programs within the county on women’s economic, social, and political empowerment. Working as a mentor, she also pioneered a girls-led movement whose mandate is to advocate for girl child rights on accessibility of basic needs such as education, safety, and protection from traditional retrogressive cultural practices within the Somali pastoralist community.

Aisha’s career first began as an attachee at a police station in Kilimani in an attempt to understand the systems and procedures undertaken during the investigation of crimes – from intake to prosecution – with an emphasis to child protection cases. While pursuing her studies, she worked with Terra Nouva as an intern.

Aisha holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Sociology and Psychology and a Diploma in Criminology and Social Order from the University of Nairobi.