Santana Simiyu

Santana Simiyu

Partnerships Manager

Santana Simiyu is the Partnerships Manager to support ISLA’s work on developing a pool of feminist litigators across the African continent

Santana is a human rights lawyer with a passion for promoting equality  and inclusion. Santana is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with six years’ work experience post-admission. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.

Before joining the ISLA team, she worked in two law firms: Asiema and Amadi Advocates and Mauncho and Company Advocates, and did her pupillage at the Attorney General’s office. She also worked at the Kenyan section of the International Commission of Jurists(ICJ Kenya) for six years where she served the organisation at different levels. At ICJ Kenya she dedicated most of her time to conducting advocacy, research, project design, and implementation on work around equality and inclusion, civic space, digital rights, and independent media.

Santana is passionate about protecting the rights of vulnerable and marginalised groups such as women, children, indigenous peoples, refugees and others.

Santana loves writing articles relating to current affairs and their effect on human rights.