Carolene Kituku is a constitutional and human rights lawyer passionate about justice and equality. Her interests focus on the advancement and protection of women’s rights, using the law and courts systems as a tool for social change to address diverse gender inequalities evident in various laws and practices within the African continent. She is keen on the inter-play between governance, democracy and the rule of law and their implication on holding the state accountable for human rights violations.
She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Master’s of Law degree from the University of Western Cape in international law with a focus on international criminal law, transitional and transnational criminal justice. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from Moi University and a post-graduate diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law.
Carolene is in active practice of public law. Over the years, she has gained skills that adequately provide a sound balance between abstract legal knowledge and practical litigator’s reality both substantively and procedurally. She has also been involved in the research and documentation of human rights abuses when she worked as a researcher at the Kenyan Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (KTJRC), her significant contribution being the writing of the TJRC’s final report on the chapter on Massacres as a form of crime against humanity and a human right violation. In addition, she served as a law clerk to Justice Isaac Lenaola, judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya, and thereafter, she worked as a law clerk for the Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.