Our Team

 

Pauline Vata
Pauline Vata
Executive Director

Pauline Vata is a law graduate from the University of Nairobi and  an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She leads the innovative litigation team at Hakijamii on economic and social rights, having brought on board 2 years of extensive law firm experience. She also coordinates Hakijamii’s work in monitoring and giving publicity to violations of housing and basic rights of the urban poor. When Pauline is not advocating for a society that is free from discrimination, she enjoys cooking and is a great cook while at it.

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Baraza
Lucy Baraza
Finance, Administration and Human Resources Officer

Ms. Baraza, is the Finance, Administration and Human Resources Officer of Hakijamii and in charge of the organization’s financial management, human resources and overall administration. She has acquired extensive experience in donor and organizational financial reporting, designing program budgets, human resource and administration. Lucy has conducted a number of community trainings on financial management and reporting.  She has attended a number of trainings including, resource mobilization, high impact leadership, monitoring & evaluation, tax regulations among others. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Diploma in Project Management and a Certified Public Accountant (K) registered with accounting professional body ICPAK.

Peter Karachu
Peter Karachu
Accountant

Peter is a certified public accountant and member of the Institute of  Certified Public  Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Mt. Kenya University (specialized in accounting). He joined Hakijamii in June 2009. Peter has nine years of experience as an accountant/finance officer in NGOs. Peter plays a significant role in financial reviews and ensures compliance in multi-donor environments. His training and practical experience includes financial planning, accounting, and management for decision-making, grants management and donor reporting. When he is not playing with numbers, you can find him outdoors enjoying a game of soccer.

Catherine Jelimo
Catherine Jelimo
Office Administrator

Catherine holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology with IT from Maseno University. Currently she is also taking a course in Certified Public Accounts in Section 2. She has also trained in various areas especially on matters of Child Protection Policy and ways of handling children within Charitable Children Institutions, Behaviour Communication Change, information management and financial management skills. She has worked as an Administrator with a non-governmental organization and also volunteered with various government institutions as a volunteer social worker.

Collins Liko
Collins Liko
Program Officer - Water, Health & Sanitation

Collins holds a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Human Development (Development Studies). He also possesses a vast experience in human rights and advocacy issues. He has worked on various human right issues including reducing police brutality, promoting access to water, sanitation and hygiene, campaigning against gender based violence, maternal health promotion among others. His skills are to be used in ensuring that the Right to Health, Water and Sanitation is progressively achieved by creating a platform where the duty bearers and rights holders can negotiate and ensure provision of health water and sanitation services to all citizens particularly those in poor informal urban settlements

Samuel Olando
Samuel Olando
Program Officer - Land & Housing

Samuel is a graduate of Maseno University. His specialty is in Sociology with Information Technology. He has a  Masters of Arts Degree in Social Development and Management and brings a wealth of knowledge in Community Organizing having worked at Grassroots Trust for Community Organization in Kenya for a period of five years. He is equipped with strong research and analytical skills that are important to the organizations work. Apart from working closely with the community, Samuel enjoys singing Accappella music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoffrey Kerosi
Geoffrey Kerosi
Program Officer - Policy Research & Budgeting

Kerosi holds a bachelor’s degree in Econometrics and Statistics from Kenyatta University. He has vast experience in policy research starting from the time he worked as an intern at the Ministry of East Africa Community. He is currently working as the Program Officer, Policy, Research and Budgeting with the overall responsibility of analyzing national and county government budgets and policies. Apart from working with the community Geoffrey is a tech enthusiast.

Zulekha Amin
Zulekha Amin
Program Officer - Education & Litigation
Zulekha is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a lot of passion for human rights. She
holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Kenyatta University and a post graduate diploma in law
from the Kenya School of Law. She heads the Education and Litigation Program at Hakijamii
having previously been in private practice with reputable law firms in the country and acquiring
vast experience in the legal field. In her spare time Zulekha enjoys baby sitting as she is a huge
fan of children.
 
Beatrice Oginga
Beatrice Oginga
Office Assistant

Beatrice Oginga joined Hakijamii in 2013. She is very social and always has a welcoming smile. She is passionate about cooking and undoubtedly can make any meal from scratch. Beatrice ensures the office is always has a warm and friendly atmosphere to work in.