Executive Director Annette Mbogoh

Dr. Annette Mbogoh is the Executive Director at Kituo cha Sheria where she provides legal intervention on behalf of our clients and leads the team. Dr. Mbogoh is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) University of Nairobi)and Gender and Women’s Human Rights Specialist (Masters in Women’s Law Degree (MWL), Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women’s Law-University of Zimbabwe).  Dr. Mbogoh joined Kituo cha Sheria in October 2009 as a legal officer and she has previously served as the Coordinator at Kituo’s Regional office in Mombasa. She is a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Law.


Coordinator, Research Communication and Knowledge Management Tobias Mwadime

Holder of a Masters in Information Systems (MIS) from IOTA – Australia, Certificate in Computer Systems Engineering & Personal Computer Systems Network Designer from the University of the Ryukyus & Okinawa International Centre in Japan,Higher National Diploma in Computer Science and a Diploma in Electronic Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT). Has many years of experience in Information systems management, Computer Systems Network Design &Management, Databases, Systems analysis and general IT business after working at JKUAT and now at Kituo Cha Sheria.


Coordinator, Advocacy, Governance & Community Partnerships Programme Valarie Ang'awa

Valarie is a holder of Bachelor of laws degree from Moi University. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya; admitted to the bar in December 2014. Valarie started her career in the legal field in 2016 when she joined A. Obuk & Co. Advocates in Mombasa in January 2016 before joining Kituo cha Sheria in December 2016 as a legal officer.

Valarie has interest in criminal law, children’s rights, civil litigation, succession, labour and human rights litigation. She specializes in the area of human rights, and believes in equal access to justice and upholding of human dignity for all communities. She is currently the coordinator Advocacy, Governance and Community Partnerships (AGCP) programme based at the head office, Nairobi.


Coordinator, Legal Aid & Education Department John Mwariri

John is a holder of Bachelor of laws degree from Moi University. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) and Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K).

He has previously worked at the firm of Mirugi Kariuki & Co. Advocates. His career in the human rights field started at the Kenya Human Rights Commission before joining the Law Society of Kenya.  He is currently practicing law at Kituo Cha Sheria where he specializes in civil litigation, succession, labour and human rights litigation.


Ag. Coordinator, FAD Brenda Kemunto

Ms. Brenda Kemunto is an enthusiastic finance professional with over 7 years of experience providing comprehensive administrative and financial management support.

Brenda holds a Master of Science (Finance and Investments Option) Degree and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Option) Degree from the University of Nairobi.

She has a wealth of experience in budgeting & cost management, financial analysis and reporting, internal controls enhancement, reconciliations and annual audits.

Brenda currently serves as the Finance and Administration Coordinator at Kituo Cha Sheria; the oldest legal aid and access to justice organization in Kenya. Her duties include budgeting, donor compliance & reporting, annual statutory audits and operations & administrative support.

She is tasked with aligning programme activities with financial initiatives to ensure completion of activities within set budget controls. She is also tasked with developing and ensuring financial processes and controls.


Acting Programme Coordinator, FMP DORCAS AKINYI

Dorcas Akinyi Otieno is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya is currently working at Kituo Cha Sheria as
the acting Programme Coordinator Forced Migration Programme. She has an undergraduate degree in Law
from Moi University and a Post Graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of law. Ms. Otieno
previously worked at a law firm where she gained experience in legal drafting and research. She also worked at
National Council for persons with disability where she gained vast experience in working with people living
with disability . She is passionate about Human rights and protection of the vulnerable.


Programme Officer Diana Righa

Diana Righa is a programme officer at Kituo Cha Sheria’s Advocacy Governance and
Community Partnerships Programme. Diana principally works with Kituo’s Prison Justice
Centres. She has trained paralegals (inmates and officers) within several correctional facilities in
the country on human rights, criminal law and self-representation. She also supervises 11 prison
justices and provides technical assistance to the paralegals.
Her areas of specialization are around human rights, criminal law, access to justice and
Diana has an LLB from the University of Nairobi.

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Programme Officer Janet Kavuravu

Janet Kavuravu serves as a program officer under the Advocacy, Governance, and Community Partnerships(AGCP) program. She has years of experience working in civil society, championing the rights of poor and marginalized groups. Before joining Kituo Cha Sheria, she worked in Legal Resources Foundation Trust (LRF). Her work in KITUO is currently focused on advancing peace through alternative justice systems in conflict-sensitive areas.

Janet is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya(KSL, Dip.) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of Nairobi. She is also a prospective graduand of the University of Nairobi, Masters in Human Rights.


Legal Officer Tracy Wanjiku Wachira

Tracy Wachira is a practicing Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 2 years working experience in providing counsel and representation to litigants including self-representing litigants. She is well versed in public interest litigation,  family and succession matters, land issues, employment matters, medical negligence, alternative dispute resolution and advocacy.


Administrator, Legal Aid and Education Programme Nathan M. Kivungi

Kivungi is a holder of Higher Diploma in Counseling Psychology from Foundation Institute of Africa. A Process-Server of the High Court of Kenya, Joined Law firms in 1976. Had worked with various law firms before joining Kituo Cha Sheria in 1996. He has a wealth of experience specializing in Civil Procedure, Succession law, Criminal law and issues of Human rights. He is also a Pastor with the African Inland Church of Kenya in Machakos County.


Legal/Program Officer Zedekiah Adika

Zedekiah Adika holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Law (ATP) from Kenya School of Law having graduated in 2013.He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi in 2011. Previously, he attained International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL 1 and 2) from Institute of Advance Technology at Mombasa College. Adika has previously worked with the Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ), FIDA-Kenya and CLEAR Kenya-Mombasa Office. He joined Kituo in 2016 where he serves under the Advocacy, Governance and Community Partnerships Programme in the Mombasa Regional office.


Administrative Assistant Jairo Ounza

Ounza has worked at Kituo Cha Sheria since 11th January 1996. Before he worked in Somalia with the United Nations during Operation Restore Hope under Morris suppliers (SomaAustria Company). He holds a Diploma in Information science from Kenya Polytechnic.


Legal Assistant Boniface Mutie Muinde

Muinde is a process server of the High Court of Kenya. He is awaiting to complete Paralegal Diploma in Kenya School of Law, joined Advocate’s Law firm in 1992 until 2005 when he joined Kituo Cha Sheria. He has vast experience in Civil Procedure,Criminal, Succession and Conveyancing.


Legal/ Program Officer- AGCP Martha Ogutu

Martha is a holder of Bachelor of laws degree from Moi University. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya; admitted to the bar in January 2016. Martha started her career in the legal field at Oluoch-Olunya and Associates Advocates in Nairobi in January 2016 before joining Kituo cha Sheria in March, 2017 as a Legal/ Program Officer.

Martha has interest in Human Rights Law, Children’s Rights, Civil Litigation, Sports Law, Succession, Labour and Criminal Law. She specializes in the area of human rights, and believes in equal access to justice and upholding of human dignity for all communities. Martha currently practices at Kituo cha Sheria working in the Advocacy, Governance and Community Partnerships (AGCP) department under the M-Haki project as well as other community development and access to justice programs.


Communications Officer Samfelix Orimba Randa

Samfelix Orimba Randa holds a degree in Communication and Media Technology with IT, PR major. He has four years practicing experience in communications and Public Relations. Samfelix is instrumental in project documentation including taking appropriate photographs and Videos to accompany the success stories and project updates for the websites and social media sharing. He is also in charge of social media management and content creation for Kituo website and social media platform.


Psycho-social Counselor-FMP Shem Alubala

Shem Alubala has over 4 years experience working as a psychologist, serving the refugee and Kenyan population in Kenya, Nairobi and Kakuma. He has worked as a trauma healer for the centre of victims of torture and IsraAID Kenya. Prior to these he worked at child line Kenya as a counselor supporting children across the country with information on child protection and linking them to relevant services including the government of Kenya and its partners in child protection. Shem is a graduate with master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Psychology from the University of Nairobi. Currently he is employed as a Psychosocial Counselor at Kituo Cha Sheria in the Forced Migration Program(FMP) under the Mental Health and Psycho-social Support program.


Driver Imoli Shivega

Imoli has worked at Kituo Cha Sheria since 1996. Before, he worked for the French Embassy in Nairobi and the Bellerive Foundation as a driver. Due to his vast experience in driving and mechanics, Mr. Imoli currently serves Kituo Cha Sheria as the Transport Manager.


Security Officer Stanley Rono

Rono is a security expert. Has had a wider and wealthier experience in both Security Risks and safety management.His security expertize begun in 2005 where he worked as a security officer in Cornerstone security limited until 2008 where he later moved to Lavington security limited for one year. Rono joined Kituo Cha Sheria in the year 2009 where he continues to execute his vast experience in Security profession to date.


Driver/ Office assistant Benard Ouko

Benard’s vast experience begins in 2002. He worked as the receptionist/ Storekeeper at National Water office. He has worked in Mercury and Cornerstone Security firms among other security firms. He joined Kituo Cha Sheria in April, 2007 and has been working as the head of security until April 2014. He is currently working in Kituo Cha Sheria as the Driver/ Office Assistant.


Admin. / Office Assistant, FMP Charles Sande Abukusta

Charles Sande Abukusta has a certificate in community development and Social work. He has vast experience in security matters having worked for more than 8 years in government and private security firms before joining Kituo. He has attended a number of in-house training in the field of paralegal studies and psychosocial support in humanitarian aid. He acts as an administrative assistant at the Forced Migration Programme (FMP) office in Pangani from time to time in addition to his duties as a senior security officer. Charles is passionate about helping vulnerable people of concern and keen on gaining knowledge and skills in the field of office administration and paralegalism.


Office Caretaker Mary Juma

Mary joined Kituo Cha Sheria as a volunteer in 2009 and later confirmed as an office messenger and caretaker at Kituo Cha Sheria’s Jogoo Road Office in 2011. She is currently executing her duties of ensuring cleanliness and staff logistics are upheld at Kituo Cha Sheria’s main office, Nairobi. Juma finds pleasure in her work, respect for all is her motivational drive. She believes in giving to others especially the poor in whatever way she can, no one has ever become poor by giving she supposes. Juma has pursued certificate in Computer Studies and has attended various paralegal trainings with Kituo Cha Sheria.


Security Officer Monyoncho N. John

John has studied Criminology, Safety and Risk Management and has vast experience in security matters having worked for other firms in the region before joining Kituo. He believes in social justice, transformation and equity for all especially the disenfranchised and marginalized people in society. John describes himself as a trustworthy, tough and principled worker keen on creating a level of protection that mitigates vulnerabilities and threats to the organization.


Finance Intern Teddy Odhiambo

Teddy is a graduate from Kenyatta University with a Bachelors degree in Education specialized in Mathematics and Business disciplines. He is most passionate about Accounting and currently is in cpa part 3. He joined kituo in January 2021 and has since then served as a intern in the Finance department. For the short period he has been in kituo, he has attended Paralegal training and has a better understanding of the laws of land, labor and succession.