I am an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with five years post admission experience. I currently serve as a Legal Counsel at FIDA Kenya in the Access to Justice Department. In 2019, I was selected as one of five Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) fellows. I attended Georgetown University Law Centre and graduated with a Master’s in International Legal Studies and a certificate in International Human Rights. I graduated with an LL.B. from Moi University in 2013.
At FIDA Kenya, I have worked to advance women’s and children’s rights over a broad spectrum of issues. I have specialized in family law including child custody and maintenance, divorce, division of matrimonial property, and succession. I also have expertise in preventing gender-based violence and am among the young leaders in the conversation surrounding domestic and intimate partner violence. Further, I have experience in program implementation in different areas of women’s human rights law including SGBV, land rights, sexual and reproductive health rights and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
I hold a special passion for increasing access to reproductive health care and have gone on to write numerous articles on the subject. For my LAWA thesis, I carried out extensive research on surrogacy in Kenya and made recommendations to develop a framework to regulate the practice, with a focus on protecting vulnerable surrogates.
I enjoy reading and writing. As a scholar, I have carried out extensive research in different areas such as land rights and maternal health, as well as the rehabilitation system for minors in Kenya. My paper “Women and Land: A Conflict of Culture and Law” was selected for presentation at the World Bank Conference in Washington, D.C. in March 2019.
I am looking to pursue my PhD in Policy Advocacy in Reproductive Justice. I am endlessly curious, and therefore remain open to exploring a variety of ways to improve the lives of women and girls.
When I am not being a lawyer, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and watching movies. I have also recently gained an interest in fitness.