Advisory Note on Ensuring a Rights-Based Response to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

ADVISORY NOTE ON ENSURING A RIGHTS-BASED RESPONSE TO CURB THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 We, the undersigned organisations and associations, being representatives of health and human rights, civil society and non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations and representatives, professional bodies, informal sector actors, economic, and governance experts have taken note of the growing public health concern arising out […]

Enhancing citizens involvement in governance

By Derrick Makhandia TI-Kenya’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC) Nairobi has been supporting various initiatives to promote impactful public participation. The ALAC office has supported several social audits in different counties as a platform to enhance citizen concerns and influence over government projects. These audits have also been supplemented by various public outreaches geared […]

Kwale Mining Alliance Working Groups engage on thematic areas

By Samuel Ngei TI-Kenya in collaboration with the Kwale Mining Alliance Working Group leaders organized and held forums with the members of the various working groups. The working groups included Land and Resettlement; Environment, Health, and Safety; Sensitisation on Exploration; Royalties and CDAs, that were launched by the PS, State Department for mining in July […]

Kwale Mining Alliance working groups launch

By Samuel Ngei TI-Kenya held an all stakeholder’s forum at Kwale county where the Principal Secretary, State Department of Mining, Base Titanium officials, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and members of the community from Kwale county mining area were all represented. The key objective of the forum was to create a platform […]

Adopting novel anti-corruption efforts would change perceptions

By Sheila Masinde One of the recurring questions following the recent release of the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is why Kenya records a poor score despite numerous efforts to fight corruption. In the past year, we have witnessed a spate of arrests and court arraignments of high-profile individuals — including former and serving governors, […]

Transparency key in management of national debt

By Irene Boke  Kenya has used loans to finance a number of projects that could have otherwise taken too long to implement using our own revenue. Where debts are used appropriately, the result is growth and prosperity of a country and improvement of living standards. But when governments borrow more than they can sustain, and […]

Gazette committees to ensure mining benefits locals

By Samuel Ngei Kenya has a rich mining sector. With the amount of titanium in Kwale county, Oil in Turkana, Niobium at Mrima Hill and other minerals including gemstones, the country has huge deposits of natural resources to fund a significant portion of the national budget.While Kwale has the largest commercial mining, residents are still […]

Open contracting solution to pending bills problem

By Polycarp Otieno Despite both the National and County governments’ efforts to pay suppliers and contractors, pending bills remains a huge challenge. Delaying payments has negatively impacted the economy, led to the closure of many Small and Medium-size Enterprises and job losses for an already struggling population. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani said the outstanding […]

National ethos can drive change and repair moral fabric

By Derrick Makhandia A few months ago, I visited Rwanda for the first time on an exchange programme. What struck me first was the cleanliness which extends beyond the capital Kigali to estates, markets and far flung rural areas. The country is almost litter free. It is a rare African find. Yet I did not […]

Legal services amid oversight paradoxical

By Philip Gichana The recent decision by MPs to represent Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in his corruption-related cases brings to the fore questions of conflict of interest and the accountability mechanisms in our devolution design. A client is entitled to be represented by an advocate of his choice. However, with MPs representing public officials who […]

Lucky Philomena Mbaye

Project Assistant, Citizen Demand and Oversight

Philomena is a lawyer, currently undertaking the Advocates Training Program at the Kenya School of Law, following her attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL. B) from the University of Nairobi. She is also a Certified Professional Mediator (CPM).

With a keen interest in Human Rights, Policy, Democracy, and Governance, she is deeply invested in promoting equitable legal practices and advocating for social justice. Her professional journey includes valuable experiences from (Coulson Harney LLP) Bowmans Law and ENS Africa, where she developed a solid understanding of legal intricacies and demonstrated proficiency in navigating complex legal landscapes. Beyond her legal pursuits, Philomena actively engages in community service through volunteer work with local CSOs, aiming to extend her impact beyond the legal sphere and contribute meaningfully to societal progress.

Thomas Juma

Project Assistant, North-Rift Region

Thomas is a dynamic professional with a wide range of experience and skills in community mobilization, capacity development in governance, media engagement, networking and partnership development. In his new role, he shall be responsible for offering support to the North Rift Regional Office to ensure successful implementation of the projects and assisting in logistical tasks, data collection and documentation. Thomas holds a diploma in public relations, marketing and advertising from ICS college, diploma in project planning and NGO management from Cambridge universal college and diploma in film and television production from Alphax college.

Emily Atieno

Procurement Officer

Emily is a dynamic professional with a diverse range of experience and skills in asset management, vendor relations, process improvement, event management, procurement process and procedures, admin management, communication and interpersonal skills. In her role, she is responsible for all the procurement processes and procedures towards achieving the TI-Kenya’s strategic plan. Emily holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Africa Nazarene University. She is also a holder of certificate in facilitation skills and Diploma in Business Management.

George Kiondo

Finance and Investments Manager

George is a dynamic professional with a diverse range of experience and skills in financial and project management, couching and mentoring, monitoring and evaluation, financial reporting and procurement amongst others.

In his new role, is responsible for overseeing the work of finance, investments and business development towards achieving the TI-Kenya’s strategic plan.

George holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration from USIU, a Masters of Business Administration from the African Nazarene University, CPA-K and CPS-K qualifications from Strathmore Business School.

Linet Mukhula

Project Officer, Natural Resources and Climate Governance - Land, Extractives and Energy

Linet is a highly dynamic and versatile professional with extensive experience across various domains. She possesses a comprehensive skill set essential for effective project and organizational management. This includes expertise in Program Management and Reporting, ensuring strategic initiatives are designed and implemented to meet objectives with accurate reporting on outcomes. She excels in Coordination and Relationship Management, forging strong connections with stakeholders to drive collaboration and achieve shared goals.

She is responsible for implementing governance projects and working with communities and government with an emphasis on Land, Extractives and Energy towards achieving the TI-Kenya’s strategic plan.

Linet holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Community Development from Kenyatta University with a Diploma in Public Relations Management and Advance Certificate in Business Management from the Kenya Institute of Management. She’s currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Development Studies (Economic Planning)- thesis level at the Management University of Africa.

Anno Annet Andisi

Intern, North-Rift Region

Annet is a dynamic professional with a diverse range of experience and skills in community engagement and advocacy, training, strategy and policy development as well as project management.

She is responsible for offering support to the North Rift Regional Office to ensure the successful implementation of the projects and documenting of legal aid cases for walk-in and call-in clients towards achieving the TI-Kenya’s strategic plan.

Annet holds a Bachelor of Bachelor of Political science and Public administration from Kisii University.

Jane Kingori

Grants Manager, USAID USAWA Program

Jane is a finance and grants specialist with a Master of Science in Organizational Development, Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and CPA (K). She has over 15 years’ of experience in strengthening organizations ‘capacities for sustainable program delivery through integration of best grants and financial management practices and compliance with different donor rules and regulations including USAID, UKAID, DANIDA, GCERF, SIDA and EU among others. She has served as the grants management technical lead at Faith To Action Network and Act Change Transform.