Wairimu Munyinyi-Wahome is a gender and development specialist has worked extensively on related issues across Africa including in Namibia, Sierra Leone, Somaliland and Kenya, her home country. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Coalition on Violence against Women(COVAW), a women’s rights organization based in Kenya that seeks to address violence against women and girls in private and public spaces.
Wairimu is passionate about according women and girls their rightful place in mainstream development agendas in the Global South by prioritizing to address the causes of inequalities. She particularly believes that for African countries to move to the next frontier of development, they must firmly embed the rights of women and girls in their interventions, by ensuring that they are protected and safe from all forms of violence. She is also passionate about servant leadership and good governance. She is a member of the Women on Boards –Kenya and currently serves on two boards. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, an Honors Degree in Development Studies from the University of South Africa and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from the Strathmore Business School.