International Advisory Council

Wambui Kimathi

Wambui Kimathi

Senior Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Government of Kenya

Wambui is currently a Senior Advisor to Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation in the Government of Kenya.

Prior to this, Wambui was the County Secretary/Head of County Public Service in one of the devolved units of the Government of Kenya, the County Government of Nyeri.  This was preceded by eight years as a Commissioner at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR). During her time at the Commission, she led the Business and Human Rights Initiative at the KNCHR through which she engaged with executives from a variety of fields to develop greater understanding of the human rights responsibilities by business, state and non-state actors.

She has previously worked as Deputy Executive Director/Programs Coordinator at the Kenya Human Rights Commission, (KHRC) a leading NGO, and as a Senior Program Officer at the Institute for Education in Democracy (IED).

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Commentary: What Should Companies do when States Offer Prime Land on a Platter?

This op-Ed was originally published on TheGuardian.com.

Companies investing in land in Africa and elsewhere need guidelines to ensure the human rights and dignity of local communities are protected

During a recent visit to Kampala, Uganda, we...

06 May 2012

By Wambui Kimathi, Senior Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Government of Kenya, Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

It is hoped the Naivasha discussions will inform IHRB’s on-going work to develop clear guidance for all actors on human rights issues.

Commentary: Land, Water and Food: Advancing Human Rights Due Diligence

Earlier this month, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) in partnership with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) brought together representatives from governments, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) (Uganda,...

28 February 2011

By Wambui Kimathi, Senior Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Government of Kenya

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