Maina Kiai is the former Chairperson of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR).
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Place of Origin: Kenya
Maina Kiai is an advocate of the High Court
of Kenya and the immediate former Chairperson of the Kenya National Commission
on Human Rights (KNCHR).
He is also the Founding Executive Director of the
Non-Governmental Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), where he led the
revitalization of the constitutional reform process in Kenya. He
has served as Africa Director at the International Secretariat of Amnesty
International and Director of Africa Programs at the International Human Rights
Law Group in Washington DC (now called Global Rights).
Mr Kiai was named 2005 Jurist of the Year in 2005 by the
ICJ-Kenya Section. He is a member of the Management Committee of the African
Democracy Forum (ADF), the World Movement's Africa
regional network. In addition he is a member of the Steering Committee of the
World Movement for Democracy (WMD).
He is a Fellow of the Woodrow
for International Scholars, and has taught law at University of Nairobi
and West Virginia University College of Law. He attended Harvard Law
School with Barack
His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org