Our Team

Our Team

Rachel Muthoga is the Executive Director, Moving the Goalposts Kilifi (MTG), a community-based organization, established in 2001 that works with girls and young women in Kilifi and Kwale Counties in Kenya. MTG is recognized as an innovative and unique sport and development project for girls and young women. MTG’s vision is that girls and young women’s human rights are realized and protected. Using results based and rights focused approaches through football, MTG aims to strengthen and promote the voice, impact and influence of girls and young women, in the rural settings of Kilifi and Kwale County and in Kenya. Rachel Muthoga is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 10 years’ experience. She was admitted to the Bar in 2006 and has varied practice and policy making experience. She holds a Master of International Legal Studies with a Certificate in Human Rights from Georgetown University in Washington DC where she graduated with Distinction. She undertook her undergraduate law studies at the University of Nairobi, graduating in 2004. She has been a contributor and participant in the Rule of Law Index undertaken by the World Justice Forum. She has worked as the Kenya Coordinator of an international development agency working on a program to end impunity for sexual violence in Kenya through strengthening prosecution of such cases amongst other interventions. Her previous experience also includes having worked in a private law firm before joining the Law Society of Kenya, the umbrella bar association as a program officer implementing the advocacy work of the society including legal aid and civic education. She thereafter worked for the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi as the Legal Assistant to the Resident Legal Advisor in the Department of Justice, working on the implementation of the Women’s Justice and Empowerment Initiative and providing development support to the criminal justice system in Kenya. Rachel volunteers her time serving in the Rotary Club of Kilifi and sits on the Management Committee of the Association for the Residents of Kilifi.
Garnet Maina is currently undertaking MA in gender at University of Nairobi; holds an LLB from University of Pune. Dedicated lawyer who is passionate and commitment to promoting human rights; and has worked on several project involving women and children including volunteering in free legal advice/aid.  Garnet is involved in advocacy work for both women and children in Kenya thus ensuring that their rights are not violated.
Alison
Alison Cole is the legal officer for international justice based in New York building cases on international crime and corporate responsibility. Prior to working at the Open Society Justice Initiative, Ms. Cole worked with a range of international courts, including the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ms. Cole has also worked on human rights projects in Uganda, Zambia, India, Palestine, and worked on death row projects in Jamaica.  She holds a first class BA honors degree in law from Cambridge University and participated in the European Erasmus exchange at Utrecht University.  She obtained her Master of Law degree (LLM) from Harvard Law School and is a registered New York attorney. Ms. Cole has been published in news outlets such as The Guardian and in law journals such as the International Criminal Law Review. She also lectures on international law and human rights issues, including as an adjunct professor at New York University. Her current work focuses on the use of technology in fact-finding.
Stephen Mwirigi is the Regional Business Development Manager-Horn and East Africa for VSObased in Nairobi. Stephen has extensive experience in new programme development, institutional funding, partnership development and programme strategy development having worked in both development and humanitarian contexts over the past seven years. Prior to working VSO, Steve worked with a range of international development organizations including Oxfam, ActionAid,Amref amongst others in providing technical support in business development and fundraising. Over the course of his career in both development and humanitarian contexts, Steve has successfully worked with a wide range of institutional donors, trusts and foundations, corporate entities and individual donors to successfully resource new programmes within the organizations. Steve holds a Masters in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi and BA. From Daystar University in Kenya.
Eva
Eva Nudd is an immigration and human rights attorney with vast experience in gender issues, women’s rights and international criminal law. She has previously worked as an immigration attorney in New York City assisting individuals from Middle East and Africa to obtain asylum status in the United States. In 2013, Ms. Nudd spent summer in Kenya working on the police vetting, reparations and sexual and gender-based crimes with the International Center for Transitional Justice in Kenya. She also worked as a fellow with the Open Society Justice Initiative where her portfolio included providing legal and technical assistance to the International Criminal Court.  She has also assisted in the prosecution of Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia where she worked on reviewing evidence and testimonies of victims of sexual and gender based violence. Ms. Nudd has a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law, a Masters in International Relations, with a focus on Human Rights, from Seton Hall University and a bachelor degree in psychology from University of Iowa.

 

Our Associates

Richard
Richard Isiaho is a Business Development Services / Organizational Development expert with over thirty years experience. A member of the Board of Fellows at the Kenya Institute of Management, Richard has worked in various countries in the region. Besides having undertaken various Consultancies in support of MSMEs, Richard was the head of the media team for the Business Market Development Programme (BSMDP) sponsored by DfID.  The team developed innovative ways that enabled farmers to gain access to business information through sustainable radio programming.  The model developed has been adopted by virtually all radio stations in Kenya.  Working closely with Fresh Produce Exporters of Kenya, he developed Kenya’s national Commodity Business Plans for Avocado and Passion fruit with support from the International Trade Centre – Geneva, Switzerland. Finally, Richard has worked as a Consultant for the BDS Donor Coordination Group (BDCG) in the development of a Strategy on sustainable support for continuous learning such as the BDS conferences and other activities.
Christopher Gitari is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with extensive experience and training in constitutional and public law, transitional justice, legislative drafting and dispute resolution. Christopher has worked in Kenya and within the wider Eastern African region where he has provided technical support and legal advise to state and non -state actors in the areas of constitutional law, access to justice (policy analysis and implementation), international criminal justice, gender justice, security sector reform, electoral law (election dispute resolution) and international human rights law. Prior to joining ICTJ, Chris worked with ICJ Kenya as a program officer, where he was instrumental in the drafting and advocacy efforts that saw the passage of a number of laws, including the Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Act. Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Nairobi and an LL.M. from the Fletcher School (Tufts). He also holds post-graduate diplomas and certificates from the Kenya School of Law (Diploma in Law), Queen Mary University of London (Diploma in International Mediation), the University of Law England (Certificate in International Legal Practice) and the University of Pretoria (Certificate in Legislative Drafting).