Martin Onyango, Senior Legal Adviser for Africa
Martin joined the Center in 2017 as Senior Legal Adviser for the Africa program. He is responsible for spearheading litigation in Kenya and supporting program strategy on litigation and related advocacy, supporting the development of capacity building strategies, cultivating pro-bono relationships and representing the Center externally on issues related to the region.
Prior to joining the Center, Martin served as a consultant focusing on civil and criminal litigation, dispute resolution and monitoring and evaluation. Prior to his work as a consultant, Martin served as a Field Officer for the International Criminal Court from 2011-2015 where his responsibilities included legal research, liaison between Kenya Field Office and The Hague Court and supporting victim participation at the Court. From 2009-2011 Martin served as a National Technical Advisor for Kituo Cha Sheria(Legal Advice Centre) working on program coordination for transitional justice in Kenya and supporting the work of the International Criminal Court in Kenya. During that time, he also worked on constitutional, legislative and institutional reforms focusing on community land, labor and housing rights. In the earlier part of his career, Martin served as a Legislative Officer at the Kenya National Assembly.
Martin received his LL.B and is currently undertaking his LLM at the University of Nairobi.