WILFRED NGUNJIRI NDERITU (Kenyan)
An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Wilfred was admitted to the Kenyan Bar in 1989. He holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of Nairobi, as well as a postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
Wilfred has been assigned by the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the Common Legal Representative for Victims in the case of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua arap Sang. Previously, he had served as a Duty Counsel with the ICC, and as Lead Counsel, as Co-Counsel and Amicus Curiae with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in several cases before the Tribunal, as well as a Protection Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He is also on the List of Qualified Counsel before the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, and before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Between 1999 and 2009, Wilfred served in the Governing Council of the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Kenya), and was its Chair between 2005 and 2009.
A renowned litigation lawyer and arbitrator, Wilfred has been practicing in the Nairobi-based law firm of Nderitu & Partners since 1996.He is a serving Member of the General Assembly of Action-Aid International Kenya.
Wilfred's passion is to make a significant contribution to the realization of a just society, and his hobbies include music, travelling, reading, mentoring and swimming.
PHILLIP COULSON. (Kenyan)
A Senior Partner at Bowmans Coulson-Harney Advocates, Mr. Coulson’s experience covers company and commercial law, capital markets, property development, finance, acquisitions, take-overs, joint ventures, investments, corporate re-organizations, general commercial contracts and advice on land law matters tourism and conservation.
He has received several citations as one of the leading lawyers in corporate and commercial law in Kenya from several international legal directories. His most recent citations were by IFLR and Chambers and Partners who recognized him as a Leading Lawyer and Band 1 commercial and corporate lawyer respectively.
Philip is also a member of the: Law Society of Kenya, Law Society of England & Wales, International Bar Association and Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association.
Besides Law, Philip is very passionate about conservation and projects that help make his country and the entire world better.
He is a Director of Performing and Visual Arts Ltd, a trustee of both the Kijani Trust as well as Sanata Charitable Trust, a council member of the East African Wildlife Society and chair of Ol Pejeta conservancy.
MARION OP HET VELD (Dutch)
Famously known as Mama Sarakasi, Marion is the co-founder and Managing Director of Sarakasi Trust, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Working with the arts and culture sector in the country since 1989, Marion has been instrumental in promoting the disciplines as a means and tool of instilling positive psychological, social and economic change in (troubled) young and adult people.
By focusing on talent search, acrobatics, dance and music, Marion has through training, empowerment and facilitation of under-privileged youth, launched them on the national and international stage while also encouraging them to take ownership of its projects and activities, in the process helping to change the narration that Africa was nothing more than ‘the dark continent’ .
With an educational background in social work and creative therapy specializing in drama, dance, photography, physical movement, music and visual arts, Marion has seen Sarakasi grow from humble beginnings into a multi program, multi donor funded organization which has incubated several other programs i.e. Ghetto Radio, the Africa Yoga Project, the Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project and the Amani Lazima movement. For more information visit www.sarakasi.org
A multi-linguist with speaking and working knowledge of three foreign languages and a limited knowledge of a local language, Marion loves reading, travelling, meeting new people and making friends, listening to music and spending leisure time with family and friends.
ANDREW JACKSON (British).
An accountant by profession, Andrew brings into the Board and organization invaluable international best practices in accounting and management.
A senior head of a critical department at the Kenya offices of the international accountancy firm KPMG, Andrew’s passion for social enterprise as a tool for crime prevention and alleviation of youth unemployment stands out.
An avid sportsman with a passion for Rugby, Andrew is known to dabble in an occasional game of soccer with his ever supportive sons.
ADAN OGO KANJORA. (Kenyan.)
With a background in entertainment and events management, Kisumu based businessman Adan has been coordinating and supporting all the organization’s activities in the greater western Kenya region, most significantly, the Annual Prisons’ Valentines beauty pageant at Kodiaga Women Prison which has been running since 2011.
A friend of the cause for a crime free Kenya, he has been one of the biggest benefactors and supporters of the organization since inception.
He brings into the Board profound knowledge in event management, public mobilization skills and passion to have a safer country for increased growth and investments.
Adan is married with children and is the CEO House of Funk which is one of the biggest entertainment concerns in the western part of country.
PETER OUKO - FOUNDER
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