Derrick Makhandia

Senior Program Officer, Land, Environment, and Climate (LEC), Kenya

Derrick Makhandia is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 10 years’ experience working in legal aid, governance & policy, human rights, research and electoral governance. Prior to joining Namati, he worked with Transparency International Kenya in different capacity where he handled legislative and policy reforms on land, elections & democracy, anti-corruption and public interest litigation. He has also worked with Mzalendo Trust as a Program Officer-Parliamentary Affairs, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights as a Human Rights Monitor, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics as a researcher, Mutuerandu Muriithi & Co Advocates as a pupil, alongside other assignments. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and a Bachelors of Law Degree from Moi University.

In his free time, Derrick binges on history books and documentaries, travels and watches soccer.