Wanjiru Kanyiha

Executive director

Kilimani Project Foundation

Wanjiru works with the Kilimani Project Foundation, a membership community foundation established in 2012 by and for multi-interest stakeholders, residents, corporates, micro enterprises, and public space occupiers. Through transformative, innovative methods, the Foundation seeks to activate the community’s constitutional rights through empowering and informing as well as facilitating platforms for engaging amongst themselves and various stakeholders.

She has led the Foundation in advocating for better planned development in Kilimani, through its urban governable program, overseen solid waste management programs in line with its mission of creating cleaner and greener neighborhoods and has seen the implementation of programs aimed at addressing mental health illnesses in the community, just to mention a few focus areas of her work.
Wanjiru is a lawyer by training, an advocate of the High court of Kenya and an advocate for social justice and good governance. She is a passionate change maker, keen on social impact broadly defined, community organizing and women’s empowerment. She is a champion for the use of social media for advocacy, campaigning and catalyzing discourse for social change.

In her private time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading autobiographies, travelling and local and international theater productions.

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