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Irũngũ has 20 years’ experience of public interest activism and campaigning in Kenya. The fellowship has allowed him to document and nurture new forms of activism in Kenya and to support the development of a cadre of emerging activists working to hold state officials to account and ensure that the wider public benefits from public facilities and spaces.
Irũngũ believes it is possible to create and support forms of activism that are focused on clear objectives; that maintain strong challenge to the state and elites and stay independent of the highly polarised political parties in Kenya.
As part of his fellowship he hopes to write a book about constitutionalism in Kenya (2010-2015). Irũngũ is now heading up Amnesty International in Kenya.
Part of the Fellowship Programme2018-2019
Based in Nairobi, Kenya