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Jacqueline Ingutiah

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Regional Coordinator
Ms. Jacqueline Ingutiah is a human rights lawyer with over 15 years experience working on gender and human rights. Her particular interest has been engaging in interventions that promote the advancement of human rights for the vulnerable population.

Between 2009 and 2015, when Ms. Ingutiah worked at FIDA Kenya, she represented women in court and conducted mediation in various land and property disputes and engaged cultural structures to advance women land rights. In 2013, Ms. Ingutiah was part of the team which participated in drafting and lobbying for the adoption of Resolution 262 on Women’s Right to Land and Productive Resources by the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights.

In 2016, Ms. Ingutiah presented a paper on exploring regional advocacy in advancing women’s rights to land and other productive resources in Africa during a Women Deliver Conference. In 2018, she prepared a policy brief on the need for review of the Kenyan Law of Succession Act.

Currently Ms. Ingutiah is the Regional Coordinator at Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, a National Human Rights Institution where she engages in protection and promotion of human rights through investigations, strategic litigation; and monitoring and reporting on the observance of human rights. In addition, she trains lawyers on children, marriage and matrimonial property laws through the Law Society of Kenya’s Continuos Professional Development (CPDs) trainings.

Ms. Ingutiah is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, FIDA Kenya, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a mediator under the Judiciary Court Annexed Mediation Project. In addition, she is a member of Landesa’s African Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professional Network.

Jacqueline holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Peace and Reconciliation Studies from Coventry University and LLB from Moi University.