Tittle/Qualifications:PhD-University of Birmingham, LLM –University of Warwick, LLB-UoN.
Department: Public Law, School of Law
Contact Address: Kenyatta University, School of Law,P O Box 47022 – 00100, Nairobi, KENYA
- Currently developing a Legal framework, on behalf of the African Union Commission, for the African Education Observatory, bringing together the work of the Pan African Institute of Education for Development (IPED) in Kinshasa, and the International Centre for Girls and Women’s Education in Africa (CIEFFA) in Ouagadougou.
- I participate in the pre-and post referendum Sudan Policy Dialogues under the aegis of the Heinrich Boll Foundation and the East African School of Human Rights.
- Together with colleagues we are investigating the scope of work and pre-requisites needed for women to realise their expanded rights under the new Constitution. This research is being undertaken with the Collaborative Centre for Gender and Development.
- I am examining and cataloguing Post-Independence Constitutional amendments and their effects on national governance with a colleague for development into a documentary. We have serious expressions of interest from funding agencies to do this.
- I am undertaking a detailed examination of the structure of national governance in Kenya zeroing in on how ordinary Kenyans, civil society organisations, and the private sector are incorporated into national governance. It is hoped this research will also be converted into a series of documentaries when complete.
- IGAD Gender Experts and Sixth Meeting of Ministers of Women/Gender Affairs Conference in Addis Ababa, 27 Nov – 1 December 2010 – Presentation of IGAD Gender Strategy for achieving the target of 50:50 status by 2015. This is the precursor to its presentation to the Heads of State Summit for endorsement as an official IGAD Policy/Strategy.
- IGAD Regional Strategy for Higher Representation of Women in Decision Making Positions by 2015 – results of research presented to stakeholders from all the IGAD Member States at Inter Continental Hotel in Nairobi in June 2010.
- Overcoming Challenges expected in the Implementation of the New Constitution – Paper presented to forum convened by Transparency International Kenya at Serena Hotel, Nairobi, 2 September 2010.
- Scenario-Building and Consultative Session on The Road Map for Realisation of the Gains Envisaged for Women under the Proposed Constitution of Kenya – Paper presented to a forum bringing together various Women’s Organisations at Bounty Hotel, Nairobi, 17 July 2010.
- IGAD Regional Strategy for Higher Representation of Women in Decision Making Positions by 2015 – Consultancy carried out together with an Ethiopian Consultant on behalf of the Gender Desk, Inter Governmental Authority on Development – May 2010
- Comparative Trial Procedures in Constitutional Courts – Paper presented at the Interim Independent Constitutional Dispute Resolution Court Judges Retreat – 9 April 2010 – Mt Kenya Safari Club.
- Constitutional Review: The Constitutional Order as A Driving Force for The Political Order – Paper presented to the Law Society of Kenya Conference – 17 February 2010
- Principles of Legislative Drafting – Paper presented at Legal Resources Foundation Workshop for Pro Bono Lawyers – December 2009
- The Human Rights Approach to Enhancing Women’s Participation and Representation in Decision Making Positions – Paper presented at IGAD Women Parliamentary Conference on 16 December 2009 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- The Role Of Women In Reconciliation Processes with an overview on International Humanitarian Law, Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) – Paper presented at the Africa Youth Trust Conference on The Equal Status And Human Rights Of Women In East Africa (Eahuwo) – 4 November 2009 – Lukenya.
- Economic Inequalities in Kenya: An Issue of Governance? Paper presented at Kenya Vision 2030 - The Kenya We Want Conference (4-6 February 2009).
- Parliamentary vs. Presidential Systems – Strengths and Weaknesses – Discussant of Paper at Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs Conference: Regional Conference on the Constitutional Democracy in Africa in the 21st Century; Challenges, Best Practices and Opportunities (19-22 August 2008).
- An African Perspective in the search of an Alternative World – Paper presented at Tanzania Gender Networking Programme Conference in Tanzania September 2003.
- Affirmative Action; an option for Kenya – Periodical for the National Commission on the Status of Women (Kenya) 1999.
- A Comparative Analysis of the Constitution Making Processes in Uganda, South Africa, and Eritrea with reference to Kenya’s Process – Paper presented to the Education Centre for Women in Democracy for preparation of Women’s Position on Constitutional Reforms (2000).
- The British Association for Literacy in Development – Conference on Communication across Sectors: Gender and Learning in Development.