Pauline Vata- Executive Director
Pauline is the Executive Director of Hakijamii, her role includes providing strategic leadership, programmatic leadership and working with marginalized groups to advocate for their economic and social rights. Vata leads an innovative litigation team on land and housing rights and coordinates Hakijamii’s work in monitoring and giving publicity to violations of housing and the basic rights of the urban poor. She has vast experience in socio-economic rights and has expertise in policy analysis, litigation and advocacy on housing and land rights for the urban poor. Pauline is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Human Rights, she has a Bachelor’s of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is a board member of Community Organizing Trust (COT), a Certified Mediator, a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.