Irũngũ Houghton is Amnesty International Kenya executive director. Amnesty is an investigative and campaigning organisation that works with citizens and the state to breathe life into the Bill of Rights and Constitution of Kenya.
Previously executive director for Chapter One Kenya and the Society for International Development, he established an influential US$2 million public interest campaigning programme. The programme has expanded the right to association and protected public school land and public resources from corruption over the last four years.
Widely known as an inspirational speaker, change facilitator and skillful moderator, Irũngũ is a weekly columnist with the Sunday Standard and is writing a book on Building Constitutionalism in Kenya. He is also active in his own community of Kilimani and chairs the Kilimani Project Foundation. He is currently exploring the potential of social entrepreneurship for governance and human rights work.