Regional Office in Nairobi

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Hon Justice Harold Nsekela, former Judge President of the East African Court of Justice, makes a point at the RWI symposium on the importance of strengthening compliance with regional human rights decisions.

The RWI Nairobi Office was established in 2002, although RWI has worked in Kenya and other countries in the region since the early 1990s. The office is currently responsible for the management of the Institute’s bilateral cooperation programmes in Kenya and Ethiopia as well as cooperation regionally in Africa, and is also currently exploring new bilateral as well as regional and sub-regional partnership opportunities.

 

Staff in Nairobi

Josh Ounsted

Josh Ounsted

Director of Regional Office in Nairobi

Phone: +254 20 367 3017
E-mail: josh.ounsted@rwi.lu.se

Josh is Director of the RWI Regional Office in Nairobi, having previously served as Director of the Institute’s Office in Jakarta.  Prior to RWI, he worked for organisations including the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights.

Chris Muthuri

Chris Muthuri

Senior Programme Officer

E-mail: chris.muthuri@rwi.lu.se

Regional Africa Programme — Focal Point: African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR), ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), Continuous Monitoring and Evaluation

Chris has over a decade’s experience working with several international, regional and local organisations across Africa. He has extensive experience in advocacy, programme management and fundraising having taken up leadership roles on several instances. Chris joined the Institute in October 2017 working on the Regional Africa Programme from RWI’s Nairobi office.

Damaris Seina

Damaris Seina

Programme Officer

Phone: +254 20 367 3017
E-mail: damaris.seina@rwi.lu.se

Regional Africa Programme. Focal Point: African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF), East African Community (EAC)

Damaris has worked at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute since 2015 as the Kenya Programme Officer and is responsible for planning, implementation and follow-up of cooperation projects in Kenya so as to achieve expected results.

Jackie Mathenge

Jackie Mathenge

Programme Officer

Yvonne Oyieke

Yvonne Oyieke

Programme Officer

E-mail: yvonne.oyieke@rwi.lu.se

Yvonne Anyango Oyieke joined the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human rights and Humanitarian Law in May 2018, from the University of Nairobi where she taught Jurisprudence and Equality Law. She is based at the Regional Office in Nairobi as Programme Officer working with academic cooperation’s under the Ethiopia and Regional Africa Programme, and serves as the gender focal point.

Prior to that she was based at the University of Pretoria in South Africa serving as a Programme Coordinator with the Gender Unit of the Centre for Human Rights and then as a Researcher with the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa.

She holds an LLM in Jurisprudence and an LLB from the University of Pretoria and is currently reading for her doctorate at the same institution, with a focus on the link between law and memory towards the quest for justice in post-authoritarian contexts.

Kasiva Mulli

Kasiva has a decade’s experience working in the fields of Human Rights,  Transitional Justice,  Gender Justice and Institutional reform.  She holds an LLM from the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame.  She joined the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Nairobi Office in November 2018.

Grace Mbogo

Grace Mbogo

Programme Officer

E-mail: grace.mbogo@rwi.lu.se

Regional Africa Programme — Focal Point: East African Law Society (EALS), Network of National Human Rights Institutes (NANHRI), East African Court of Justice (EACJ)

Grace Mbogo joins RWI from its longstanding partner the Pan African Lawyers Union, and has just completed an LLM with focus on Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention at the University of Western Cape. She will work as Programme Officer with the Regional Africa Programme, in particular the partnerships with the East African Court of Justice, East Africa Law Society and Network of African NHRIs, as well as with our bilateral cooperation in Ethiopia.

Marion Cheredi

Marion Cheredi

Senior Programme Associate

E-mail: marion.cheredi@rwi.lu.se

Marion Cheredi, Senior Programme Associate, has more than 10 years of experience with international organizations, most recently the World Agroforestry Centre. She has a degree in Business Administration and Management & Marketing, secondly is a diploma in Management and Development. Marion will focus particularly on adminstrative support to our bilateral cooperation in Kenya, as well as providing human resources support as the office continues to develop.

 

Mumbi Maina-Murimi

Mumbi Maina-Murimi

Programme Associate

E-mail: mumbi.maina@rwi.lu.se
Before joining the Raoul Wallenberg team as a programme associate, Mumbi Maina-Murimi worked at the International Commission of Jurists – The Kenyan Chapter, and a private consultancy firm (MAENDELEO Group). She has a BA in law and is currently doing a Master’s programme in Development Studies.

Nicholas Kioko

Nicholas Kioko

Senior Finance and Administration Officer

Phone: +254 725 812 121
E-mail: nicholas.kioko@rwi.lu.se

Nick Kioko is the Senior Finance and Admin Officer at RWI Nairobi regional office and joined the Institute in April 2020. Prior to joining the Institute, he worked as a Finance Manager in the humanitarian sector across the East African region. He has over 9 (nine) years of experience and expertise in top-level grant/donor and financial management, leadership, donor reporting and compliance, computerized financial management information systems, program administration, accounting, budgeting, auditing, internal controls, taxation and financial analysis. Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Sociology and Psychology) from Kenyatta University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA- K).

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Address

3rd Floor, Lenana Towers
Lenana Road
P.O. Box 1590-00606, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 (0) 796 730 518
Email: nairobi@rwi.lu.se