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Clear People

Meet the people who make the work of Clear International.

CLEAR International (UK)

Stephanie Biden

Chair - International Committee, MA (Oxon), Solicitor

Stephanie Biden

Stephanie is a solicitor at Bates Wells & Braithwaite in London, specialising in advising charities and social enterprises.  She spent eight months helping with International Justice Mission’s work against sex trafficking in Thailand. She was a founding committee member of the Solicitors International Human Rights Group and is a trustee of Philemon Foundation (working with current and former prisoners in Kenya) and “We the Change” Foundation which supports street children in Nairobi.

Daniel Leader

Vice Chair, Barrister

Daniel Leader

Working in London, he specialises
in employment and discrimination law and continues to work on human rights issues in Africa, in particular in the field of business and human rights.

He and Pip Page were CLEAR's first interns from the UK in 1999-2000. He continues to be actively involved with the CLEAR project and regularly visits Kenya to encourage the CLEAR staff and to be re-inspired by their work.

Matthew Price

International Director, MA (Cantab)

Matthew Price

Matthew Price was appointed International Director in April 2010. A qualified solicitor, he worked for almost 6 years with Slaughter and May before serving for three years in Uganda working alongside our CLEAR partner, Uganda Christian Lawyers’ Fraternity, in Kampala.  Matthew spent his time in Uganda, helping UCLF establish a criminal public defence programme. This programme has already offered representation to over 750 prisoners, many who have been remanded for significant periods before trial. Matthew returned to the UK to take up the role of International Director. He is married with two young children.

CLEAR, Kenya

Kamotho Waiganjo

Convenor of CLEAR Nairobi, LLB, LLM, Advocate

Kamotho Waiganjo

A partner in Kamotho Maiyo & Mbatia Advocates in Nairobi. He has practised law for 19 years and previously served as Chair of the KCLF. Kamotho also teaches at the Kenya School of Law in Nairobi and serves in various professional, social and Christian institutions including the Council of the Law Society and his Constituency Development Committee, a statutory local developmental body.

Timothy Bryant

Trustee LLB, Dip. Kenya Law, Advocate

Timothy Bryant

A partner in a large commercial firm in Mombasa, Tim has, through his pro bono work with CLEAR, been involved in most of their Constitutional challenges based on human rights. He has been one of the major driving forces since CLEAR’s inception in 1999.

Victor Kamau

Lead Advocate and co-founder of CLEAR, Kenya

Victor Kamau

Victor Kamau LLB is an outstanding Advocate. He has overcome his blindness to become one of the most articulate and impassioned advocates for the poor. He currently leads a number of human rights challenges and is a strong advocate of the need for legal aid for the poor.

CLEAR, Rwanda

Frank Kigenza

President Elect - LLB

Frank Kigenza

Frank was called to the Rwandan Bar as an advocate in 2010 and is also a Tutorial Assistant at the National University of Rwanda (NUR) Faculty of Law. He previously worked for International Justice Mission Rwanda as an In-House Lawyer, specializing in cases involving property grabbing and child sexual violence. Frank has been involved with LOH almost from its inception and he joined LOH as a volunteer intern after his studies at NUR in 2007. Frank's passion is seeking justice for those denied access to it due to their economic status, especially women and children. He volunteers with an American NGO, "Search for Common Ground", for whom he contributes to a live radio show called "Know your Rights". In his spare time Frank is member of "Heart of Worship", a Christian youth group. He also loves spending time alone to meditate and pray.

David Furaha

Vice President Elect - LLB

David Furaha

David completed his studies at the National University of Rwanda in Butare in October 2008 and was the Secretary of the Groupe Biblique Universitaire at Butare for 2 years from 2006. He joined LOH as Office Manager in April 2009 as his first job after graduation, serving with LOH until March 2010 when he was appointed to be the Legal Adviser of a public Higher Learning Institution (Kicukiro College of Technology). David serves in his local church as a teacher of the basic foundations of the Christian faith and was elected as the Vice President of LOH in June 2010.

David loves people and puts his great interpersonal skills to good use in getting alongside prisoners and clients.

Jean Marie Bwanakweli

Office Manager - LLB

Jean Marie Bwanakweli

Jean Marie was appointed Office Manager of LOH in April 2010. He was previously an Administrative and Financial Assistant in the Rwanda Scout Organisation prior to which he studied law at the Independent Lay Adventist University of Kigali. Jean Marie enjoys spending time with his family, running and supporting his beloved Arsenal football club.

Juves Tchiamala

World Vision Project Manager - LLB

Juves Tchiamala

Juves is the Project Manager for the child rights project that LOH is operating in partnership with World Vision. He has previous experience at both the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as well as with working for World Vision. Juves is an active member of his local church, leading a cell group and assisting with the sound system. In his spare time Juves also likes to run and play basketball.

CLEAR, Uganda

Edward Sekabanja

President – LLB, DLP

Edward Sekabanja

Edward is married to Rosette with four Children - Chipo (10 years), Tatenda (8 years), Tinasha (7 years), and Chenai (1 year) Edward runs a practice in Kampala and is a well known lawyer representing many corporate clients as well as NGOs such as Habitat for Humanity.  He is on the leadership of the Navigators of Uganda. He has been an advocate for 17 years and is passionate about the advancement of social and economic justice.

Martin Erone

Chairman - LLB, DLP, LLM (Liverpool)

Martin Erone

Martin qualified as a lawyer 12 years ago and worked as a Legal Assistant with Emoru & co. Advocates before joining the Office of the Inspector General of Government.  He then worked as a Staff Attorney with International Justice Mission in Kampala before leaving to join Nsubuga & Co Advocates in private practice.  Since late 2008 Martin has been Principal Legal Officer to the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company, the organization responsible for Uganda’s national grid.

Annet Ttendo

UCLF Director - LLB, DLP

Annet Ttendo

Annet finished her Law school studies in 1999 and was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court. Having worked for a year as a Legal Assistant with Sam Mayanja & co. Advocates, she moved to FIDA Uganda where she spent 4 years as an Advocacy Officer before moving overseas to work with Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA) in Ethiopia as the Coordinator for the Good Governance Forum. She became the UCLF Staff Advocate and was then promoted to the role of Project Director in November 2006 . Annet is currently on a year’s study leave doing a Masters of Laws at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Eunice Nabafu

Acting Project Director - LLB, DLP

Eunice Nabafu

Eunice finished her studies at Law School in 2003.  She then worked as Legal Assistant with Ayigihugu & co. Advocates, then moved on to work with Uganda Network on Law Ethics and HIV/AIDs as Legal Officer, before joining UCLF as the Criminal Public Defence Advocate.  After a successful first year in that role (during which the project offered representation to over 250 clients) she was promoted to Criminal Public Defence Coordinator, responsible for managing two additional Advocates.  In addition to her other responsibilities she took on the role of Acting Project Director in September 2009.

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