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is an Indigenous Peoples-led nonprofit founded to protect and promote the rights of indigenous peoples in Kenya with a particular focus on the Rift Valley Region. Among its activities relate to socio-economics and sustainable, culturally relevant development. The JAC aspires to provide a voice to champion for inclusion and equity towards a coordinated and systematic front.

Jamii Asilia Team

Jamii Asilia Team

Chair of the Board

Washington Kiptoo is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a human rights defender with over eight years hands-on experience working with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR). Kiptoo has a special focus on the protection and promoting the rights of the vulnerable members of the society. His involvement in human rights has enabled him to make considerable contributions in the security sector and penal reforms, immigration and refugees’ rights, indigenous rights and internally displaced persons and evictions among others in Kenya. Kiptoo was inspired to join human rights field by the need to end endemic injustices to the weak and voiceless in the society.


Executive Director

Carson is a youth leader and a community organizer from the Endorois of Kenya. He works on indigenous people’s rights, youth empowerment, and global governance. Carson has extensive human rights training background; University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights’ Advanced Human Rights – Indigenous Peoples Rights at the Faculty of Law, Defenders Coalition Human Rights Academy among others. Currently, he co-chairs the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus. Carson is also a board member at Major Group for Children and Youth. Carson is particularly interested in intertwining cultural heritage and traditional knowledge with scalable sustainable development. 


Evans Lokabel

Strategy, Planning & Policy Adviser

Evans Lokabel is a Development Planning Economist with a Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi. He is an accomplished Strategy, Program Design and Implementation, public policy, Partnerships and Resource Development specialist, with impeccable experiences at government and non-profit agencies. Evans is currently consulting with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and African Development Bank (AfDB).


Winnie Moimet

Project Coordinator; Indigenous Women Program
Board member

Winnie is a registered Clinical Nutritionist/Dietician, currently a Lecturer at Kenya Medical Training College. She has worked with communities in Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) targeting Infant and Young Child Nutrition(IYCN) and the general well-being of mothers and children. She is a strong community advocate who is passionate about women and children health. She is currently the Project Coordinator for Indigenous Women Program.

Edwin Kebenei

Board Member

Edwin is a business lecturer and a PhD candidate at the University of Nairobi. Passionate about sustainable business practices that promote ethics and an inclusive approach, Edwin brings corporate governance and local communities-centred approach to Jamii Asilia.


Regina Biwott

Board Member.

Regina is an entrepreneur. She brings on board strategic partnerships to spearhead business empowerment among the women in the community while also focusing on tackling retrogressive cultures like FGM.

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