The Secretariat

Gilbert Sebihogo

GILBERT SEBIHOGO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Gilbert Sebihogo has served as the NANHRI Executive Director from 2007. Prior to his appointment, he served as a visiting lecturer at the Independent University of Kigali. He has also served as the Prosecutor General before the Court of Appeal of Kigali.

Mr. Sebihogo holds a Master’s Degree in Public International Law and International Human Rights Law from the University of Pretoria.

You can follow Gilbert on Twitter @SebihogoG

Margaret Muthee

MARGARET MUTHEE, PROGRAMMES MANAGER

Margaret Wamuyu Muthee joined the Secretariat in January 2016 as the Programmes Manager. She oversees the programmatic, operational and administrative functions at the Secretariat. She provides direction, coordination and quality assurance for the design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various projects. She manages and monitors resources to ensure proper utilization of funds and accountability, ensuring compliance with financial and procurement regulations.

She is a trained Social Scientist with a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, both attained from the University of Nairobi. She has attended various specialized courses in the field of research, human rights, governance, organisational development, public procurement and project management.

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MARIE RAMTU, PROGRAMME OFFICER

Marie Ramtu joined the Secretariat in December 2016. At NANHRI, her primary focus is to build the capacity of African National Human rights Institutions (NHRIs) to respond to human rights violations based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE).

Prior to joining NANHRI, Marie was the Safe Space Program Manager at CWS Africa where she was in charge of promoting an inclusive environment for persons being persecuted because of their Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) in Kenya. She has worked directly with refugees at the CWS Resettlement Support Center. Marie has also served as a peer educator and counsellor with the Mombasa Family Heath Options, Kenya Youth Counselling Center where she offered guidance to individuals on reproductive health options.

Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Peace and International Relations from Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations in Nairobi, Kenya.

Gilford Kimathi

GILFORD KIMATHI, PROGRAMME OFFICER

Gilford Kimathi is the NANHRI’s focal point on Regional Human Rights Mechanisms and Governance.

He is a public policy specialist with experience in management of governance and human rights programmes. Gilford possesses wide knowledge on fundamental modern-era developments in international law and diplomacy and equipped with skills and knowledge pertinent to diplomatic relations, international law norms governing international peace and security; and in negotiations and conflict resolution strategies. He is also a part-time lecturer, and a certified Monitoring and Evaluation Professional.

Lenser

LENSER ANYANGO, PROGRAMME OFFICER

Lenser Anyango has over 6 years experience in project management and  human rights work. At NANHRI, she is  responsible  for capacity building initiatives as well as thematic human rights areas; equality and non-discrimination, conflict management, resolution and peace building and complaints handling systems.

She holds a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

Jane Kimothi

JANE KIMOTHO, FINANCE OFFICER

Jane Kimotho is a Finance Officer at NANHRI. She holds a Masters in Business Administration– Finance. She has over 15 years working experience in finance and accounting in both for profit and non profit organizations.

Jacquie

JACQUELINE NERUBUCHA – ADMINSTRATIVE OFFICER

Jacqueline is the Administrative Officer at NANHRI.  She has a background in social sciences and languages; and several years’ working experience in administration/programmes in various non-profit organizations.