Dr. Mutuma Ruteere is a respected expert on issues of human rights and security. He has worked extensively with various actors including the government, civil society and private sector on issues of human rights, governance and security. Presently, he is the UN Special Rapporteur, Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Intolerance. Mutuma holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master’s of Arts degree in Human Rights Theory and Practice from the University of Essex. Mutuma has experience designing and leading complex national and international research projects on security, policing and human rights. He has previously served as an Adjunct Lecturer of International Law at the University of Nairobi’s Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies and the United States International University (USIU).

Finance and Administration Officer

Janet is a trained accountant with 5 years experience in finance and administration. Before joining CHRIPS, Janet worked as the accounts/administrative assistant officer at the Horizon Institute, a non-profit organization that operates in Somali-land but is based in Kenya. She has also worked with African Lily Enterprises where she started as a Sales Executive and rose through the ranks to become the Business Entity Manager and Assistant Accountant. Janet is a graduate of Kimathi University College, where she earned a Diploma in Business Administration and is currently finalising her Certified Public Accountant courses with the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB).

Finance and Administration Officer Intern

Carol is a finance and admin intern at the Centre for human rights and policy studies. She is interested in financial services sector. Before joining CHRIPS she studied at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology. She hold a bachelor of Commerce majoring in finance.

Communication and Knowledge Management Officer

Angeline Nekesa is a communications and public relations professional by training. Before joining CHRIPS, she worked in communication, knowledge and program management capacities at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University. She holds a BSc degree in Communication and Public Relations from Moi University and is currently undertaking an MSc degree in Knowledge Management at Kenyatta University. Angeline is a member of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK), KM4Dev and OpenCon, a global online community that promotes Open Access, Open Education and Open Data initiatives.