Meet Our Students

Eusebius Hugo AtamalloEusebius Hugo Atamallo holds a Degree in International Relations and Sociology minor with ten years' Experience in Governance, Democracy and Peace program management. He is currently, the Program officer at Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops-Justice and Peace Commission. Eusebius previously worked for Transparency International-Kenya, African Research and Resource Forum and Great Lakes Parliamentary Forum on Peace.

 


 

 Mbuthi GathenjiMbuthi Gathenji is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, practicing under the name of Gathenji & CO Advocates. His interest in Peace Studies and International Relations is driven by the desire to augment his knowledge and education ensuing 41 years in public and private practice. For that reason, his main aim is to gain skills, which will help him to offer service in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to facilitate out of court settlements and at the same time gaining knowledge on constraints in handling international criminal justice cases, the interests of individual states and the geopolitics.

 


 

Harry Njuguna Njoroge

Harry Njuguna Njoroge holds a B.A, Economics from the University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C. (1981-85) and a Diploma in Journalism from the University of Nairobi (1973-75). Currently, he is a small-scale tea farmer in Muranga County having retired from civil service in 2003. As a civil servant, he served as the Head of the Vice President's Press unit (1985-2003), Press Attaché, Kenya Embassy, Washington D.C. (1981-85) and retired at the post of Deputy Director of Information.

 


 

Elvis NgandweElvis Ng'andwe is a Missionary of Africa and a lawyer by profession. He holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from Tumaini University-Makumira-Tanzania and a bachelor of philosophy from Urbaniana Pontifical University of Rome. He has worked as a lawyer at Nhari-Mushemi & Associates, between; 2008 and 2011 and from 2012-2014, he worked as a chaplain at a juvenile prison in Niamey-Niger. He is currently working in the mission of justice and peace in Mukulu slum-Nairobi. 

 

 


 

Philip EmasePhilip Emase graduated from Moi University with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Science, Publishing and Media Studies. Philip is currently working as Communications Officer for Eastern and Central Africa Interpeace. Prior to joining Interpeace, Philip worked as the Aga Khan Foundation's Regional Communications Officer for East Africa; Information and Communications Officer of the African Security Sector Network (ASSN) in Accra, Ghana; and as Project and Communications Coordinator of Koinonia Nuba, a development NGO in the Nuba Mountains Region of Southern Kordofan, Sudan.

 


 

Ann Njeri Ndiangui- KimanthiAnn Njeri Ndiangui- Kimanthi is a peace practitioner and social rights activist. She has been working in the field of peace building, leadership development and capacity building since 2006, with a bias on women and youth. Njeri is the Founder and Executive Director of Bridges of Peace Initiatives organization. She is also the National Coordinator for Creators of Peace (CoP), a Programme run by Initiatives of Change Kenya. She holds a Higher Diploma in Counseling Psychology and a BA in Development Studies.

 


 

Eustache Zigashane Zihalirwa

Eustache Zigashane Zihalirwa, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from the Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy Saint Peter Canisius Kimwenza in Kinshasa. He is from Kivu region in Democratic Republic of Congo well known for its unstable security situation. Therefore, his interest in Peace Studies and International Relations is to gain skills, which will help him to contribute as a Jesuit, to the promotion of peace and the defense of justice in the world, and especially in his country where people continue to suffer for the lack of peace and security

 


 

Marie MutamuMarie Ramtu holds a Degree in International Business Administration from United States International University - Africa (USIU) and a Diploma in Human Resources from the Kenya Institute of Management. Marie is currently working at Church World Service Africa (CWS Africa) as the Safe Space Program Officer. She has also worked as a peer educator and counselor with the Mombasa Family Heath Options Kenya Youth Counseling Center. As a trained peer educator and counselor, she offered guidance to individuals on reproductive health options through working closely with communities in outreach programs.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hekima Monthly Public Forum

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Interreligious Dialogue and Scholarly Dialo-Praxis on Countering Violent Religious Extremism

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Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) successfully held a roundtable and a public forum on 4th April 2017 on countering violent religious extremism in Kenya. The theme of the round-table was "Interreligious Dialogue and Scholarly Dialo-Praxis on...

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