Junior Feminist Lawyer
Winfred is a human rights lawyer and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a passion for championing for the rights of women in the African continent through litigation and advocacy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
She did her pupillage at the Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice and upon admission to the bar she joined the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) as a Legal Officer at the Access to Justice Program. While at CREAW, she participated in ISLA’s strategic litigation training and upon completion she transitioned to Strategic Litigation Advocate at CREAW where she progressively developed a portfolio of cases seeking to hold the State accountable in its due diligence obligations to prevent and respond to violence against women in Kenya.
Winfred has also conducted advocacy activities around her strategic litigation cases with the aim of initiating conversations, creating a social movement and changing the narrative on women’s issues. Most notably, she organized an inter-universities conference in Kenya on the state due diligence obligation to investigate and prosecute cases of violence against women. Additionally, she organized a processional walk to the Office of the Chief Justice to present a petition calling upon the Judiciary to protect victims of sexual violence by punishing perpetrators and ensuring that victims obtain their right to effective remedy.