Human Rights Lawyer Kaari Betty Murungi Lands Top UN Job

  • Siaya Senator James Orengo's wife Betty Kaari Murungi has landed a job with the United Nations.

    The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Vojislav Šuc announced the appointment of the Kenya Human Rights Lawyer.

    In the statement released on Wednesday, Vojislav revealed that Ms Murungi was joining them as a board member of the Commission of Inquiry on 2018 Protests in Occupied Palestinian Territory.

    Betty Murungi has served in the local, regional and international arenas of law and human rights.

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    The Commission of Inquiry on 2018 Protests in Occupied Palestinian Territory was set up to investigate all alleged violations and abuses of international humanitarian law and international human rights law by the military against the civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

    Betty Murungi was also a consultant and legal adviser to Rights & Democracy on gender-related crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), since 1998, making her experience and qualifications unrivaled in Kenya.

    The Commission is scheduled to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its 39th session in September 2018, and a final, written report at its 40th session to be held in March 2019.

    She serves on the board of the Kenya Human Rights Commission and the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court.

    The  Human Rights Lawyer has also previously served as a board member of The Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya.

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    Murungi has been a consultant and legal advisor to Rights & Democracy on gender-related crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), since 1998.