From the Author of “Birth of a Dream….”

Hon. Lilian Mwaura

“The idea of forming FIDA-Kenya chapter was my brain-child. I became its first chairperson. After the dinner I had hosted for the visiting International FIDA members, I invited women lawyers to my residence in Loresho, Nairobi. The aim of the meeting was to sell the idea of forming a FIDA-Kenya chapter. My colleagues easily accepted the idea, as they were aware of FIDA’S goals and objectives, having interacted with International FIDA members earlier. Like me, they had experienced and were aware of the infringement of women’s legal rights in social, cultural, economic and political spheres. The women lawyers who attended the crucial meeting and unanimously agreed to form the FIDA-Kenya chapter were:

  • Surinder Kapila
  • Grace Githu (deceased)
  • Abida Ali-Aroni
  • Joyce Khaminwa (deceased)
  • Jane Michuki
  • Christine Hayanga
  • Anne Kimani
  • Winnie Kamande
  • Anne Mutua (deceased)
  • Anastasia Mululu
  • Anne Kariuki
  • Rose Waruinge (deceased)
  • Rachelle Omamo
  • Caroline Wanjohi
  • Sally Githere
  • Jean Gacheche
  • Catherine Kola
  • Susan Munyi
  • Sally Githegi
  • Kaplana Rawal

Several meetings were held in my residence. Thereafter on various dates more meetings were held at K. Mwaura Advocates & Co. chambers, Dennis Kapila Advocates chambers, and the late Ms. Grace Githu’s office at Kenya Commercial Bank. As membership continued to grow we moved the meetings to Professional Centre.

The following women lawyers joined the original group and endorsed the formation of the FIDA-Kenya chapter:”

 

  • Rosalind Amandi
  • Abigale Shiganga
  • Caroline Salmon
  • Beatrice Riunga
  • Nancy Baraza
  • Jean Muhoho
  • Betty Murungi
  • Elizabeth Thuo
  • Joyce Majiwa
  • B Abunya
  • Rose Simba
  • Margaret Opondo
  • Vicky Muchai
  • Dorcas Nanjero
  • Martha Karua
  • Joy Otieno Ochieng
  • Martha Koome
  • Christine Agunda
  • Violet Nzioka
  • Jane Adhoga
  • Jane Adhoga
  • Agnes Murgor
  • Mbaire Kioni
  • Rosyline Wachike
  • Susan Maira
  • Mararet Otega
  • Betty Rashid
  • Anne Chite (deceased)
  • Violet Nzioka
  • Susan Kahoya
  • Janet Kabeberi
  • Mary Ang’awa
  • Betty Wamalwa
  • Murugi Mugo