Angellah Kairuki


She is currently the Minister of State in the President's Office for Public Service Management and Good Governance. She was also selected as a WEF Young Global Leader in 2014 and is a graduate of the University of Hull. She holds a PgDL in Legal Practice from Staffordshire University.

She previously served as Deputy Minister for Lands,Housing and Human Settlement as well as Constitutional and Legal Affairs. Prior to joining politics, she worked in the Attorney General’s Chambers as Parliamentary Draftsman and as a State Attorney in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

Angellah Kairuki has also worked in the Private Sector as Head of Department of the Ethics, Compliance and Governance at VODACOM Group PTY. In 2011 she was appointed by the Speaker of the National Assembly to represent Tanzania in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and she was elected by the IPU assembly to become a Member of Human Rights Committee of the IPU.Currently she holds the portfolio of Secretary General of the Tanzania Women Parliamentary Group. She is also a member of the National Executive Committee of the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and Member of the National Council of UWT, the ruling party’s women wing.

Angellah is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and a Member of Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators. She has an LLB degree from the University of Hull and a PgDL in Legal Practice from Staffordshire University. In 2012 Angellah took part in the inaugural Leadership for Change in Africa programme by the African Leadership Institute, and was on the list of Forbes magazine’ 20 Young Power African Women in 2013. In 2014 she was chosen by the World Economic Forum to be a Young Global Leader.

Angellah participated in AFLI's Leadership for Change program.

“For me the greatest take away in the group project was how to assimilate different ideas, to appreciate the input, skills and experience of the group members and how to utilize their skills to improve the project. It opened me up to implement other projects of benefit to Tanzania.”


More can be read at her Parliamentary Page.

Featured News

Charles Sidambe
29 October 2018

Tutu Fellows Lynette Ntuli, Natalie Jabangwe, and Bright Simons have been selected for the Choiseul Africa 100 list of laureates for 2018.

Through an annual study that was independently carried out over several months by the Institut Choiseul, Choiseul 100 Africa – the Economic Leaders for Tomorrow, honors those exceptional entrepreneurs who contribute to the renewing of the African economic governance. It identifies and ranks young African leaders of 40 years old and below. 

The identification and ranking process took weighted criteria into account that included reputation, background and skills, influence networks, potential, and leadership.

Norman Smit
11 October 2018

A mutiny is occurring in the notorious prison in South Sudan called Blue House, where people are being detained without trial.  The prison is also where 2016 Tutu Fellow and peace activist, Peter Biar Ajak, has been held since the end of July 2018.  He has yet to be charged.  News sources say about 200 detainees broke into a weapons store in the prison and are holding two guards.  They are demanding the government provide prisoners with due process. 

The detention centre called Blue House is at the headquarters of the National Security Service in South Sudan's capital, Juba.  A national security service statement released to the media says the standoff began when a prisoner, Keribino Wol, overpowered a guard and seized his weapon. 

Norman Smit
11 October 2018

2017 Tutu Fellow John-Allen Namu has released a documentary exposing the complicity of individuals in the Kenyan and Ugandan elite in illicit financial flows in support of South Sudan's warlords. John-Allen is an award-winning investigative journalist and the co-founder of Africa Uncensored.

The powerful three-part documentary titled, The Profiteers, is an expose of how South Sudan warlords plunder public resources to live in opulence in Nairobi while ordinary South Sudanese live in abject poverty. The money looted from Sudan's public coffers is then siphoned off to Kenya and Uganda through banking institutions where the cartels are laundering it by investing in other businesses. 

Charles Sidambe
11 October 2018

The 2014 Tutu Fellow and chief architect at Makeka Design Lab, Mokena Makeka, has led a design vision and consortium to win a bid to design a new precinct for Nelson Mandela Bay.  Nelson Mandela Bay is an area in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa's Eastern Cape.  The project is to redevelop the area and simultaneously honour Madiba’s contribution to South Africa, as well as elevate the city’s status as a hub for socio-economic transformation, tourism and employment opportunities.

The city hosted a competition open to all South Africans to submit their ideas, but it was Mokena's Nelson Mandela Bay Tower of Light concept that ultimately won.

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About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it 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.

AFLI Workplace

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AFLI uses Workplace by Facebook as its networking platform for the Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  It allows Fellows to network, discuss issues, develop position papers, plan events, and coordinate with each other ahead of meetings when travelling to other countries. It also provides a space for programme associates to collaborate on their requirements for the Tutu Leadership programme.

Workplace is a software app that functions across desktop and mobile using familiar features like groups, chat, and video calls, and is used by more than 30,000 organisations around the world. It uses an interface familiar to anyone who has used Facebook, but adjusted for the workplace. We have provided answers to FAQs on how to log in, how Workplace can be used, and answers to possible technical questions users may have.  Fellows can log into Workplace by clicking on the the logo.


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