2023 Tutu Fellow Dr Stella Wairimu Bosire has been appointed the Interim Chairperson of the Board at Amnesty International Kenya, effective 23 May 2024. She was elected to the Board during the first Annual Delegates Conference in October 2022, and she has served as Vice Chairperson since 2023. Stella is Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Center for Health Systems and Gender Justice and SWB Consulting. She has worked for more than 15 years as a global health, gender and equity advocate.

She is an award-winning expert in working with not-for-profit organisations, especially those in the fields of sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, adolescent and youth health, and the rights of sexual and gender minority persons.

Stella replaces Awuor Ayiecho, who served as the previous Chair for three years.  Stella has served as the CEO of the Kenya Medical Association; Vice Chair of the HIV/AIDS Tribunal of Kenya; and Co-Executive Director of East Africa Sexual Health and Rights initiative.

She is an Aspen Institute 2018 Fellow and, in 2017, she was named one of the 40 Under 40 most influential women in Kenya. She is a 2019 Face of Science Awardee Kenya and is on the 2020 Top 100 Most Influential Young People in Kenya list, among other accomplishments.

Amnesty International Kenya says Stella will represent the Board to the public, partner organisations, their global and regional assemblies, and oversee any other duties as guided by the Board.  You can read the announcement of Stella's appointment to the Board on the Amnesty International Kenya's LinkedIn page.

 Header image - Image from Amnesty International Kenya's LinkedIn page of the announcement of Dr Stella Bosire as Interim Chair.

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.