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Samuel Kimeu

Transparency International Kenya/Transparency International
Executive Director/Member of the International Board
Samuel Kimeu is a lawyer and a human rights activist who has served as executive director of TI Kenya since 2010. Through this role he has contributed to governance provisions in the constitution of Kenya and worked on various Kenyan anti-corruption laws. He is also the national convenor for revenue transparency in Kenya’s National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights. Before his involvement with TI, Samuel held various roles at the Kenyan section of the International Commission of Jurists, including executive director. He taught law at the Kenyatta University School of Law up to 2010. He was governance specialist at the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi with a portfolio covering human rights, gender, governance and public service reforms. Additionally, while serving at Global Rights, an NGO in Washington DC, he researched the impact of the extractive industry on rights and accountability in eight African countries. Samuel was elected to the TI board in 2017. Under Samuel's overall direction, TI-Kenya served in the national governing council of the Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Societies Network (KEWASNET) a national membership organization formed in 2007 consisting of CSOs working in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. TI-Kenya was key in leading water governance interventions within the network.