Board Members

Board of Directors

Hakijamii is governed by a Board of Directors. The body currently comprising of six members is a collection of a diverse group of individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in human rights, policy advocacy and organizational development

They are:-

Odenda Lumumba (Chairperson):

A social scientist by training, Lumumba is the national Co-coordinator of the Kenya Land Alliance, a leading civil society organization working on land reforms. He has a lot experience in working with the government on policy implementation issues having most recently been the leading civil society representative in campaigning for the adoption of the National Land Policy.

Ibrahim Mwathane (Member)

Mr. Ibrahim Mwathane is a consultant in Surveying and Land Information Management. He has had extensive experience in the public sector and has provided advocacy and technical support to Kenya’s land policy formulation process and the continental land policy process.

Terry Omondi (Executive Director of FIDA (KENYA):

Terry Omondi has worked in Nairobi Women Hospital where she provided legal services to abused women.She is currently the Deputy Executive Director of FIDA Kenya. Ms. Omondi had also earlier worked as a program officer at FIDA, undertaking a number of public interests litigation on behalf of women.

Francis Kinyati (Treasurer):

Mr. Kinyati is a community leader from one of the main slum areas in Nairobi and acts as the logical link between Hakijamii and community formations. He is a trained community para-legal.

Steve Ouma (Executive Director, Pamoja Trust):

Previously the Deputy Director of Kenya Human Rights Commission, Mr. Ouma is a leading human rights advocate known both nationally and internationally. He has a Master’s degree in Anthropology and most recently completed his PhD. He has both practical and in-depth theoretical understanding of the emerging human rights trends nationally and globally.

Amina Hashi (Advocate of the High Court):

Serves as a member of the task force set up by the National Land Commission to formulate the legislation of investigation and adjudication of complaints arising out of historical land injustices. She has previously served as a professional member of a task force set up by the Minister (Cabinet Secretary) for Lands and drafted the Community Land Bill and the Evictions and Resettlement Bill.

Pauline Vata:

She is an ex-officio member and also acts as the Secretary to the board.