Personal Information

As a lawyer and academic with 10+ years’ experience working with the academia, public and private sector my refined competencies involve: research and knowledge transfer, capacity development in the context of law/advocacy and strategic leadership. Additionally, my career exposure in senior management has graced me with the ability to conceptualize, implement and monitor programmes while at the same time adopting a practical approach based on inter-disciplinary development. Being an efficient leader who upholds integrity with refined communication and interpersonal skills, I believe my work ethic places me as an invaluable asset to any organisation.

Areas Of Specialization

Adept know how in governance and thematic areas of international law (such as human rights/humanitarian/international criminal law). Additional interests in inter/intra-community conflict resolution including the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (arbitrator and certified mediator), traditional dispute resolution, transitional justice mechanisms.

Research Interests

International law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, human rights, refugee law and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms


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Mutuma, WK.  2017.  The role of national courts in furthering the development of international humanitarian law, 3-5 May 2017. Conference Paper, ICRC, 5th Regional Implementation Seminar for Researchers. , Nairobi

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