Stanely Kerandi Manduku
Kenyan Jurist and Legal Compliance Specialist

LL.M, LL.B (Hons)., Dip. Law (KSL), Dip Bus. Management (KIM), CPS (K)

Stanley Manduku, CFE is a corporate generalist attorney who has substantial legal experience, knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the administration of the information technology sector in Kenya. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Honours) degree from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, with over sixteen (16) years post admission experience. He is also a Certified Public Secretary, a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public. Other than his basic training in law, he also possesses extensive training in the field of anti-corruption, ethics, integrity and the governance of the information technology sector. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner having been so admitted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA.

Mr. Manduku has served in various capacities including being a Company Secretary and Head of Legal at the Kenya Pipeline Company Limited, an Attorney cum Investigator with the defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission and Legal Officer, Daima Bank Ltd. He also served as a researcher with Commission of Inquiry into the Land Law Systems of Kenya and has practised law with a number of the firms including his own practice Kerandi Manduku & Co. Advocates.

Mr. Manduku has also served as a member of the Task Force that was appointed to draft the Critical Infrastructure Policy, 2016 and the Critical Infrastructure Bill 2016. He also served as the secretary of the Technical Committee of the Taskforce that is drafting the National Energy& Petroleum Policy 2016, the Energy Bill, 2016, the Petroleum (Exploration, Production and Development) Bill, 2016 and the Model Production Sharing Contract which are aligned with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

D. Peter Herbert O.B.E.

Judge Peter Herbert O. B.E is a leading UK human rights barrister, a former lead Counsel at the ICTR, the former Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority in London who holds three Judicial posts as a part time Immigration Judge, Employment Judge who also sits as a Recorder in the Crown Court.

Peter is a Pan Africanist who Chairs the Society of Black Lawyers in the UK as well as the Pan African Lawyers Association’s diaspora Committee. He has led several international refugee missions to Sicily, Calais & the Lebanon & been awarded the “Spirit of Excellence” award for human rights by the American Bar Association & his OBE by the Queen for his services to diversity, equality & human rights.

Edmund Cooke, Partner Cooke Robotham (USA)

Edmund D. Cooke, Jr. practices in the areas of labor and employment law, including Diversity Compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action advice and counsel. He counsels and represents employers on a wide array of employment issues such as Title VII (sex, race, and other discrimination), The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. Cooke managed teams of attorneys, paralegals and data specialists to complete comprehensive audits and assessments of corporate and government agency diversity and employment policies, practices and procedures. This involved coordinating the development and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative information as well as the development of policies and systems to correct identified deficiencies.

He served for more than eight years as Counsel to committees of the U.S. House of Representatives. In his various capacities, he consulted with bi-partisan and bi-cameral congressional committees and legislative staff, leading the oversight of all federal agencies that impacted employment discrimination and civil rights policy and regulation. He also served as Chief Legislative Assistant to Congressman Harold Washington.

Prior to his tenure with the U.S. Congress, he argued cases in the various U.S. Courts of Appeals on behalf of the Appellate Court Division of the National Labor Relations Board. He served as Special Assistant to the Vice Chair, and subsequently as Deputy Director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Office of Field Services. He subsequently practiced as an associate with a major U.S. law firm and, more recently, as a partner with several major U.S. law firms.

Ms Rene Redwood (Human Rights and Equality Consultant-USA)

René Redwood is the CEO of Redwood Enterprise LLC, a consulting practice that provides data-informed strategies to deliver people and process solutions in support of the client’s mission. Redwood Enterprise provides services to mitigate barriers to inclusion; foster workplace cultures to enhance performance; improve workforce and customer satisfaction, and promotes means and measures for organizational accountability. We offer leadership development, facilitative teaching, and strategic plans for collective actions and institutional impact.

René has a quantifiable record of success as a thought leader, public speaker, strategist, and counsel to leadership and organizations. Ms. Redwood served on a court-appointed Task Force to oversee a Fortune corporation’s compliance with a historic discrimination settlement agreement and currently chairs the Equality Task Force for a Federal agency. René is a chemist by training (Tufts University) and has been an executive or director for: a prominent polling and consulting firm; the Presidential Glass Ceiling Commission (Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title II); a coalition of leading legal defense organizations; congressional district offices; and political operations for a national party.

René Redwood is a change agent and is honored as a Ford Motor Company Fund and Smithsonian Institute’s Freedom’s Sister for “continuing the legacy of African American women for courageous, spirited trailblazing that has helped to shape our country.” She received the “Women-Owned Business, Servant Leadership Award” and serves on: the Investment Committee for Ms. Foundation for Women; Board Chair Emeritus of NARAL Pro-Choice America; member of Parity Portfolio’s Advisory Committee for Social Impact of Matterhorn Group at Morgan Stanley; the Advisory Board for the WNBA Washington Mystics; and on the Small Business Advisory Council and Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship Committee for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Mr Viv Ahmun (Director, Aspire Education Limited-UK)

Viv Ahmun is a co- Director of Aspire Education Group and founder of several
businesses and civil society organisations relating to financial services, health and social well-being. He is a trained psychotherapist and social policy developer, former Home office advisor and consultant, Viv continues to revitalise professionals, scale businesses and build resilience into companies and other social groups, as he has done for over 25 years. Viv has started and grown two multi-million pound companies and currently attracts and directs investment for growth which builds legacy and succession planning. As the visionary co-founder of Blaksox he supports social change through ethical leadership development and asset based community development.

Mr Lee Jasper (Consultant, Crime, Equality & Policing-UK)

Lee Jasper is a Senior Associate of Aspire Education Group. He is a strategist, policy analyst, social commentator and public influencer with an extensive national and international network. A former Senior Policy Director for Equalities and Policing and advisor to the Mayor of London, Lee brings a wealth of insight and experience of strategic policy management and delivery in relation to policing, community safety and crime reduction; social cohesion, education and the prevention of extremism. He was responsible for the development, enactment and promotion of equalities policies for
the Greater London Authority (GLA) and ensuring equality in employment practices and service delivery. Lee was also a senior advisor to the Inner London Education Authority and has sat on numerous public bodies and trusts, including the Royal Commonwealth Society and OBV (Operation Black Vote). He was named as one of the 100 Great Black Britons in 2012 and is the co-founder of BARAC.

Ms Patricia Lamour (Director, Aspire Education-UK)

Patricia Lamour MBE is the CEO of Aspire Education Group and co-founder of the GEEDA network and consultancy (Gender Education and Enterprise Development for Africa). An international educator, gender expert and development consultant she brings over 30 years of insight and experience of improving the lives of young people, women and communities in the UK, Europe and Africa. Passionate about the transformational power of education and leadership to close the inequality gaps, she leads the Group to work with European & UK partners to promote the success of children and young people with fewer opportunities and with African partners to develop education for wealth and women’s empowerment strategies. A former headteacher of an international school in Africa and advisor to Ofqual, the national exam regulator in the UK, Patricia is developing an international independent school model to future proof globally minded children for 4IR. Patricia received the African Achievers Awards at the House of Commons as a role model for girls’ education and was honoured by the Queen with an MBE for her services to Diversity in 2017.

Donald Deya – CEO of the Pan African Lawyers Union

Donald Deya is the Chief Executive Officer of the Pan African Lawyers Union, (PALU) based in Arusha,Tanzania. He was previously Chief Executive of the East Africa Law Society (EALS) and, before that, Acting CEO of the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Kenya), and Deputy CEO of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

He has keen interest in – and has researched, spoken and written on – continental and regional integration; constitutionalism; democracy and good governance; the just rule of law and the promotion and protection of human rights and access to justice; HIV, Human Rights and Legislation; the interface between law, human rights and information and communications technologies (ICTs); and, lately, on international criminal justice in Africa.

He is also the Councillor, African Forum of the International Bar Association (AfrIBA); former Secretary of AfrIBA Executive Committee Member, the International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives (IILACE); formerly a Member of its Programme Committee. Don is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA); International Law Association (ILA); Society for International Development (SID); Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association (CLA); International Commission of Jurists (ICJ); East Africa Law Society (EALS); Southern African Development Community Lawyers’ Association (SADC LA); Law Society of Kenya (LSK); and several other non-profits.

Sheila Waruhiu – Country Director – African Prison Project Kenya

Sheila has a BA in psychology from the United States International University Nairobi Campus and an MA in Population Studies from the Flinders University, Australia. Her career in humanitarian assistance began when she joined the World Food Programme in South Sudan, 1999. Her career veered into food security and worked for the Food Economy Group and Acacia Consultants implementing food security assessments in various countries. In May 2010 she joined Save the Children and lead the Humanitarian Leadership Development Program. Sheila then joined APP at the end of April 2017.

Sarah Mahingo – Education Consultant

Holds a Bachelor of Education from KU and several certificates in diverse areas including leadership and management with 29 years of experience in education and leadership.

Undertaking a Masters Program in Gender & Development Studies – KU

Taught in several top schools in Nairobi, finally heading Riara School for 14 Years which experienced tremendous growth under her leadership.

Sarah is the Managing Consultant of Edusol Consult, focusing on training and empowering stakeholders across the educational spectrum in Kenya, with transformational skills, to effect positive change in teaching and learning practices.

She also engages in Charity Works and focuses on the lesser known disadvantaged.

Mr John Muthuri – Legal Officer – African Prison Project-Kenya

John Muthuri is a human rights & access to justice champion, a project manager and a legal aid expert. He holds a Bachelor degree in Law (LLB) and about to complete his Masters in Project Planning and Management.

He is currently the Legal Aid Manager at a UK Charity, African Prison Project (APP) overseeing the delivery of the charity’s strategic legal aid initiatives around its Drop-in-Legal Advice clinics in Kenya.

Mr David Neita – Vice Chair, Society of Black Lawyers-UK

Lawyer & Poet, keynote speaker David Neita is widely regarded as one of the most engaging and informative social justice practitioners in London. He has built a reputation for representing marginalized individuals and groups and is dedicated to the mission of advancing empowerment through poetry, politics and public service.

David has expertise in public speaking and group facilitation on the topics of: Leadership & Change Management, Art & Poetry and Mental Health & Diversity. Called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2000, he was a member of the legal team, which brought the largest group action claim in the UK on behalf of thousands of South African asbestos miners.

David is also the founder and director of ELECT, a provider of community mental health services. The organization utilizes poetry as a vehicle for expression for patients and professionals in mental health services. An advocate in the London community for raising achievement and aspirations among disadvantaged school children, he launched the Elect Education Program. The initiative has taken school students to 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, The Supreme Court and The White House. Through his activism of Mental Health, David is also involved with working with the staff and patients at Broadmoor, one of the largest mental health institutions in the UK.

David’s experience with keynote speaking is varied as it is impressive. Speaking at events with Nasa astronauts, annually delivering the keynote address to Gold Award Graduates at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and gave a joint speech with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Distinctive, Passionate and Charismatic; David Neita is the perfect addition to your event, either as a keynote or after dinner speaker through to running workshops.

Khadija Shaban

Admin and Program Coordinator

Bandung Conference – Kenya

A strong minded individual, team leader and competitive individual are only few words to describe Ms. Shaban. Growing up in Kibra, she has worked with people from all different social and political backgrounds and nationalities to promote social welfare and community development. She has made herself an expert on East African life with living and working in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Puntland, Somaliland and Djibouti. She is the definition of what it means to get outside your comfort zone and see how hard one may have to push themselves to get goals accomplished.

From a sports background she brings with her a desire of not give up by any means and a patience only a team player can possess. For over ten years now, she has worked with local government and international organizations to mobilize community awareness on HIV/AIDs, gender equality and woman empowerment. She is also committed in empowerment of girls and women through life skills, the use of ICT and entrepreneurship aiming to show them that with good planning and organization, one can succeed to walk into the path of financial freedom.

She is well known as a peace ambassador in her community whereby in 2012, she implement and planned a peace event which was held in Kibera Common Grounds where her mentees who were between the ages of 10-16 years explore their personal creative means through art and last year she was one of the “Beauty Pageants” who used beauty to promote peace in Kibera slums bringing different tribes together as one.

Beverly Amira

Managing Director – Gong Kenya

Beverly is a seasoned advertising practitioner with a degree from the University of the West of England – Bower Ashton in Fine Art Painting & Art History.

With over 15 years Advertising & Marketing experience, Beverly has worked for the major advertising agencies in Kenya providing strategic direction on brand campaigns, product launches and product management. As a team player with excellent negotiation, supervisory and interpersonal skills, Beverly brings to the team an artistic flair with her Kenya roots and UK education.

Razwana Rana-Kimutai

Deputy Headteacher

Hillcrest International School

A seasoned English and Drama teacher, Razwana is currently the Deputy Head (Academic) at Hillcrest Secondary School. Apart from being punctilious about SPAG and committed to pedagogy, she is passionate about inspiring, empowering and encouraging the youth not only in the classroom through Literature and Drama but also through facilitating dialogue between teenagers and adults in her annual ‘TEEN CHAT’ forums where diverse topics from body image to politics to substance abuse are freely discussed. Her ambition is to be part of revolutionary educational initiatives which will ensure that the Kenyan Education system is built on strong moral and ethical values.

Ms. Edna Mwangi N/A Design Consultant
Mr. Mike Mwangi N/A Marketing Consultant
Ms. Angela Mukora Strathmore University Lecturer
Ms. Christelle Verres Hillcrest International School Head of Modern Languages
Ms. Mukami Wangai Strathmore University (School of Law) Lecturer
Ms. Bell Ribeiro-Addy N/A N/A
Mr. James Kisinga N/A Web Developer
Naira N/A N/A

Allan M. Mukuki, PhD Candidate (Leiden, Netherlands), LLM (Groningen, Netherlands), PGDip (KSL), LLB (Hons) (UoN), ACIArb (London), Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Allan M. Mukuki is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is currently a PhD Candidate at Leiden Law School in the Netherlands. He is a scholar from the Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague. He is also a holder of an LL.M in International Law and the Law of International Organization from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He also holds an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Nairobi, School of Law as well as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law.

He is currently a member of the management committee, the Director of International Relations & Exchange Programmes, a Doctoral Fellow as well as the moot court coordinator for the Strathmore Law School. Allan is also a research fellow for the Strathmore Institute of Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice as well as a Research Fellow, African Region (Kenya), for the European Research Council Grant Project on the interpretation of customary international law; under the leadership of Prof. Panos Merkouris.

His previous work experience includes; Trainee Advocate at A.F Gross Advocate; Legal Researcher for Legal Institutes in Kenya and in the Netherlands, a High Court Judge and a governmental agency in Kenya; Legal Assistant under the office of the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary deployed at the Family registry in the High Court; Moot Trainer with the University of Nairobi; as well as a Legal Consultant for the Kenya Magistrate and Judges Association among others.

Further, he has presented papers in several international law conferences as well as published a number or articles and books in Kenya and internationally.

During his free time, Allan is dedicated to service in his local church as well as education for the less fortunate children and mentorship causes in the society through his Education Foundation.

Name Organization Position
Luis Franceschi Strathmore University Dean of Student
Sheila Waruhiu African Prisons
Donald Deya Lawyers of Africa Organization
Professor Adolphe Lawson Pan African Centre for Law and Justice
Edward Ouko Government of Kenya Auditor General
Annah Konuche Kenya Law School
Erik European Union Delegation
Viv Ahmun Blaksox Legacy
Tanya Clay House NBA Civil Rights Division
Karen Bass CBC Bandung
Razwana Rana Kemuntai Hillcrest International School
Joy Mdivo East Africa Centre for Law and Justice
Patricia Lamour Aspire Education
Mwaniki Wanyoike Open Society Initiative for East Africa